Tag: strength

The Growth of Wings – A Poem

I was raised to hate myself. “Did you see that guy wearing earrings?” My father would ask this with a note of ridicule in his voice. “Probably a homo.” He would say, holding his hand out with a limp wrist and proceeding to talk…

Wolf, Wand, Lion and Sword – A Poem

I carry my talismans on my skin: Wolf, Wand, Lion and Sword. The Wolf is my protector and Patronus, standing between me and whatever means me harm. I like to think that, when I am asleep, it riles against the disease that flows through…

The Light That Comes From Me – A Poem

I am broken and mended, a crystal that has been shattered but has fused itself back together so that it can shine. I am broken and cracked, a piece of glass that has experienced trauma, but persevered because of it, the light shining through…

Dear 2018

You have been an absolute blessing. Every year, I wonder how the new year will make me better, how I will learn and grow and prosper. I promised myself, way back in 2014, that I would live more and I continue to stay true…

Singing the Spirit Song – A Poem

When I look inside myself, I see many things: There is a pathway that runs through a terrain that twists and turns over mountain dessert, through meadows and glades, and traces a finger over water in the shape of a bridge. It is never…

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