Shadows


And lo though I walk through this life with no regret

the shadows they follow me still

the past is gone but unforgotten as yet

it lingers at the corners against my will

 

And lo though I walk knowing it is better now

the stitches of the wounds remain

to completely erase rewind forget somehow

these things I cannot yet attain

 

And lo though I walk in love and light

the darkness that once was creeps in and out

even though I resist with all my might

just  a little twinge just a little doubt

 

And lo though I walk renewed and stronger

the shadows remain just out of reach

wishing them gone to be here no longer

but there are still lessons they must teach

Strength


It is the struggles that makes us strong

the daily trials as we go along

tests of character and of mind

it is in these true strength we find

 

Though these times may seem so dark

life is never just a walk in the park

with each one we grow a little more

becoming stronger than before

 

While we walk in the trials we may feel weak

the things about which we do not speak

pushed down by the weight we fight to stand

every now and again with a helping hand

 

The trials we face the tests of the heart and soul

things over which we have no control

they give us strength they make us strong

able to face whatever this life brings along

Rise


Get knocked down things not going well

feeling as if you’re spending time in hell

nothing goes right all lows and no highs

and still you have the strength to rise

 

Feeling hopeless lost and afraid

the best of plans get waylaid

no words to speak only sighs

and still you have the strength to rise

 

Heartbroken dreams cast aside

looking for a place in which to hide

failing failing so many tries

and still you  have the strength to rise

 

Sun breaks through the clouds now gone

a new path unto your feet is shown

triumphant through adversity only truth now no lies

and all because you had the strength to rise

Rushing


All the while I thought I had put it all away

the memories of what was left as they lay

with just one look there they came rushing back again

taking my heart back to remember when

So hard I’ve tried to push away at the edges of my soul

slowly piecing back together the parts to make a whole

and rushing back now overwhelmed unable to make them stop

like raindrops of memory drop by drop by drop

Like a river it overtakes me and I can no longer breathe it seems

invading every thought awake even into my dreams

things I thought were long since gone are back just as real

if I could only find a way to no longer feel

Rushing waters of memory wash over my soul as waves upon the sand

battering on every emotion so hard now just to stand

slowly I push back until the water I no longer feel

left once again to wonder what was and wasn’t real

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