My Favorite Hymn
A reflection on my favourite hymn
Who Are You?
This poem is about my father who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2015. He died within 6 weeks of his diagnosis. After announcing his condition through email, he refused to see anyone for two whole weeks. He was a very independent and proud man who wanted to take care of business before letting people…
What does retraumatization and gaslighting in church look like? This is my own account of what I went through as a victim and survivor of domestic violence. I have since left this church.
Why David Bothers Me
As a mature Christian, I find it unsettling that after all these years, the biblical David still really irritates and annoys me, and I would daresay even outrages me. As much as I try to put this conflict in my heart to rest, I still find it very difficult to accept that he has such…
The Cathedral of Your Mind
What do you build in the CathedralOf your mind? Garbage in, garbage outWhat are you watchingThese days? What images play in your mind?How do you like them? Does your spirit senseSomething’s amissOr is it like sleeping beauty Waiting for true love’s kiss Do you feel like you wereMade for something moreThan just another dayOf going…
As if life wasn’t hard enoughYou and I danced a beautifulDance of dysfunction As I look backThere were all these signsBut why did I ignore them? Was it because I wasDrawn to the fireAs a moth is drawn toThe flame? You told me life was preciousBut you didn’t knowJust how precious it wasUntil you walked…
Everything I amYou see it allThere’s nothingI can hide Nowhere I can goWhich youDo not already know Everything I thinkYou see it allEven at my worstYou love me still How great is your loveSo deep I cannot fathom Even when I failEven when I feel far from youYou are here with meYou draw near to…
Scorpio Revisits The Mirror
Boxed in a living, brooding blackHot, crackling fury enraged in the vacuumI crave, I thirst,I am on my knees but Your words break melikeshattered glassand the screaming hammeragainst the door A child, blithelyBouncing, up and downUp and downon the mattress.Even as the worldCrumbles and implodes in the universe ofHer heart and The door is markedWith…
Over and over againIt goesIn my mindAnd my thoughtsMy soul Who was he?Who were we? Quiet memories ofEvenings spent watching LOTRAnd your favorite animes:Full Metal AlchemistDeath NoteNaruto I lived for theseMoments of connectionWith youWhere I could catch aGlimpse of theWorlds in which you livedThe tropes you operated on How many timesDid we fightAnd all I…
How Our Brains Trick Us
If I told you that we all are living in some kind of delusion to differing degrees at any one point in time, would you believe me? The reality is, each one of us lives in the world of our mind and its perceptions of our personal histories, situations and events; this narrative we build…