An Unlikely Compass

It was during my darkest moments when I understood that sometimes the light is found in the most unlikely places. Never forget the ones who would choose to light your way home. © Nicole Lyons 2016

You Don’t Know Me – Dianne Hoffmeyer

    You think you know me? You don't. You think I'm the same woman from a few years back? Not even close. You think I'm still quiet, subservient, timid and fragile? Afraid Not. You think I'm just going to let you do and say what you want to me? Think again...   I can … Continue reading You Don’t Know Me – Dianne Hoffmeyer

3am Thoughts – Matthew D. Eayre

There comes a time to say goodbye to who somebody is, and let go of who you wanted them to be. My grandmother told me this when I was too young to understand, but I have remembered. I was heartbroken (I thought) over a girl who meant everything to me (I thought) and I asked, … Continue reading 3am Thoughts – Matthew D. Eayre

Penned Lies into Hope – Charlene Trolinder

The other day I published a beautiful piece by S.L. Heaton. The post is called Me And My Dirty Word and I would encourage you, to read it now, because this next piece was written by someone who was so touched by S.L.’s piece, that she wrote a response on it here. I hope you … Continue reading Penned Lies into Hope – Charlene Trolinder

Make It Count – Jason King

    I told my girlfriend today that I loved her....and she didn't say it back....( I think I heard a gasp from the audience)....so why am I not freaking out....or losing my shit....or curled up in the fetal position crying about it....well for one my ego isn't that fragile....two....I know she's falling in love … Continue reading Make It Count – Jason King

Six Words

It's amazing how much can be said, or not said, in six little words.  

That Good Life – 3am Thoughts

  I want to live a good life and in the end I want to die a good death. But somewhere in the middle of all of that I keep thinking that if we don't love enough, if we don't lift others up instead of pushing them down, then it's all just for nothing. © … Continue reading That Good Life – 3am Thoughts

Broken, I love someone broken – Lizzi Lewis

Broken, I love someone broken   “We’re playing hot potato,” you had said As we took turns to succumb to the monsters; Those chemical teeter-totters in the playgrounds Of our heads, and whilst I was below Beset, prepared to die to spare you (How nobly I would go, for you, for everyone For those foolish … Continue reading Broken, I love someone broken – Lizzi Lewis

Harnessing The Madness – Jacqueline Cioffa

Harnessing The Madness   Don't worry Hush, little mama Dry your acrid, bittersweet, woeful tears   Don't you cry, pretty mama Your darling, happy, freckle-face baby is struggling, fevered, and deliriously HOT   Oh, okay, go on then Go ahead and cry, little mama Cry those real, big-old-salty tears Enough to fill an ocean Squash … Continue reading Harnessing The Madness – Jacqueline Cioffa

Accepting The Love I Never Got – Calla

Accepting The Love I Never Got   I could never understand why my mother never loved me; I have never felt the warmth of her touch or the love in her ever departing gaze from my face. I can tell you exactly what I looked like as a baby because there are only two pictures … Continue reading Accepting The Love I Never Got – Calla