I wanted to write a song for you…

I wanted to write a song for you but you are a mystery I've watched from a distance You are the first whispers of sunrise with all its promise of warmth and constancy I wanted to write a song for you but when I closed my eyes I heard the vow of forever gliding down... Continue Reading →

The Creature Inside Me

Sometimes he's lonely, the creature inside me, and lures me aside. Send everyone away. He wants to be alone so he can whisper dark stories about a useless, bent, and broken girl who keeps company with the creature inside her. Sometimes he's cold, the creature inside me, and builds a fire for warmth. The smoke and heat... Continue Reading →

Anna

The day’s fading fast now. Your dreaming won’t keep. I take hold of your hand as you're falling asleep. Since you can’t wait up for me, you go on upstairs, And keep the covers warm darling, I’ll join you there. When we said I do I knew how it would be. You’ve been awake twenty... Continue Reading →

If You Do Not Go With Me

If you do not go with me, Do not send me up from here. I cannot bear to go alone. I need your hand to bring me home. If you do not go with me, Do not send me from this place. Be the lamp who guides my feet, Through laughter and the bittersweet. If you do... Continue Reading →

“I am cold.”

"I am cold." "Let me warm you." And he slipped off his jacket "I am tired." "Use my shoulder." And she fell comfortably to sleep "I am sad." "Let me hold you." And she wept and was comforted "I am frightened." "I'll protect you." And he shielded her from their blows "I am lost." "I... Continue Reading →

Definitions at 1am

wistful(having or showing a feeling of regretful longing) restless(unable to relax or rest either emotionally or physically as a result of anxiety or boredom) lost(unable to find ones way, unable to cope with a situation) broken(having breaks or gaps in continuity) disconsolate(unable to be comforted) © Rachel Svendsen 2015

Time of Prayer

Teach me to stay on my knees, Not to watch the ticking clock. Teach me to enjoy our time. Make me wish the world to stop. Help me also Lord to see, When your answer finally comes, That you know what's best for me, To say, "Amen. Thy will be done." © Rachel Svendsen 2015

Joy Defined

Joy is bigger than happiness Joy is the smile of remembrance at a loved one's grave Joy is the beauty sustained when the flower wilts from the approaching winter For joy is not dependent on outward circumstances Joy is consistent contentment even when you're weeping © Rachel Svendsen 2015

The War of A and B

A and B do not agree And neither will repent In separate rooms they sit and brood Refusing to relent For A's been hurt by B you see When cruel words were flung So A retreated thence to think Upon the words that stung Oblivious to bleeding wounds B shrugged and shook his head B... Continue Reading →

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