Tag: Hope

Self-Reflection: To End A Cold, Damp Day

September 18, 2011 Self-Reflection: To End A Cold, Damp Day If ever there was something that I could call my own, something that I could say was my niche in life, this would be it. What I’m doing right now, this act is the… Continue Reading “Self-Reflection: To End A Cold, Damp Day”

The Man In The Mirror

July 17, 2011 “The man who never learns to face himself, will never know what it means to be free.” The Man In The Mirror I ask myself why it bothers me so much that there are groups of people who take a strong… Continue Reading “The Man In The Mirror”

Two Journeys, One Life

March 27, 2011 I was born on the 14th of November 1985 to Catholic German Americans. On one August night in the year 1996, a black hand would descend upon me, leaving behind a scar that would forever alter the direction of my life.… Continue Reading “Two Journeys, One Life”

Keep You: Part Two

March 19, 2011 You are so shy and so quiet, never wanting to be noticed.  Painfully introverted, you carry out entire conversations in your head, conversations you will probably never honestly have.  Your lips moving, but the sounds never come out.  I watch and… Continue Reading “Keep You: Part Two”

Keep You: Part One

February 27, 2011 You grew up out in a rural part of the state of Missouri.  You consider yourself a small town guy, you know a lot of people, but you hold onto a few close friends.  Most of the people you know now that you… Continue Reading “Keep You: Part One”

A River of Undying Flames

December 31, 2010   A River of Undying Flames It is with personal feeling that I write this.  Without it, none of these words would ever mean as much as they do.  I once wrote that as a writer it is not my purpose to change… Continue Reading “A River of Undying Flames”

At Peace With Goodbye

June 2007 Remembering you is never enough to smother the flame above my heart, memories of what has been will never be suffice to subside my desire to touch you one last time. Photographs of you do your presence no justice, this paper form… Continue Reading “At Peace With Goodbye”

Knowing the Road Ahead

May 2007 Knowing the Road Ahead By the time I wake up, the sun has already begun to rise and cast its morning rays through my southeastern window. The sun is warm as it passes through the glass and onto my face. Everything is… Continue Reading “Knowing the Road Ahead”

The Starry Night

November 23, 2009 The Starry Night Surely it can be said that to study the stars is to study the very cells of a god. The more I have to come to lose myself in the deeper contemplation of the microcosm and the macrocosm,… Continue Reading “The Starry Night”

My Heart in the Sun

August 2008 My Heart in the Sun So long ago a journey to forget all the things that I had remembered, began with the kiss of poison in a cup.  Embarked upon in the name of hope and peace, like banners in the sky,… Continue Reading “My Heart in the Sun”