man wearing guy fawkes mask while sitting on silver honda civic

Have you ever been friends with an outcast?  When I was seventeen my social circle consisted of the youth group at my church. I grew up in a small town so we had basically the same set of teenagers attending every week.  There was one kid in my[…]

I wrote my poem “These Things” when I was living in a constant shame spiral. Every day I felt so wrapped up in guilt that I couldn’t find any inner peace. The guilt felt like a heavy pressure constantly sitting on my chest.

diary girl hand journal

In my poem Questions I was quite literally questioning my own faith. As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I was raised with a religious background. Before I jump into the background of my religious upbringing, I want to make a quick note. I am in no way telling[…]

seashore with coconut tree under blue sky during daytime

Living Water is my second favorite poem that I have ever written. I also wrote this poem when I was a seventeen-year-old girl back in good ole 1999. I was raised in a deeply religious family. Faith was the root that kept my family together despite a lot of[…]