Trust

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After what seems like

forever darkness

light comes back again

each bud tilts toward warmth

layers fall open with ease

not because they were told, “It is time.”

facing the sun… their hearts knew.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2018

Trust yourself. Your heart knows the way forward.

– Forgiving Fridays on Forgiving Connects

Bursting to Life

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After what seems like forever darkness

the light comes back again

each bud seeking warmth

layers begin to open

not because they were told, “It is time.”

facing the sun… their hearts knew.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2016

 

 

 

 

Words

They arrived unattached,

expecting nothing in return,

only wanting to be heard.

Now we reside together in the rocking chair.

I open to a blank page to welcome them home.

© Ali Grimshaw

 

Your Flame

Huddled with survival,

dying coals radiate little warmth.

walk toward that which lights your fire.

fuel the love light inside yourself.

When the wind blows and blows fiercely.

Your glowing flame will remain.

Untouchable.

© Ali Grimshaw

 

The Value Of A Question

I would rather be meandering,

in the world of a single question,

than sitting with the answer,

back on the shore,

drinking from the same cup,

gazing out the kitchen window,

at the fleeting white sails.

© Ali Grimshaw

 

 

Flashlight batteries

 

Darkness will arrive.  It always catches by surprise.  The last thing you thought would happen. Standing now between walls unseen. You can only feel your way. Bearings gone. Hearing your breath, wondering how long it has been since you just stood still. A moment of relief before the thinking returns. Holding the flashlight tight, you hope it will light your way. When was the last time the batteries were checked? One of the hundreds of tasks put into the someday pile.

© Ali Grimshaw 2015