parallel lives

Adoration
That's a thing you don't see much of anymore
But it exists.
It exists just as much as the rejection that kills it off.

Suffocation
This is what happens to love that isn't made new
Every single day.
It will happen to even a great love if not cared for.

Protection
From the tattering woes of the world
We live in.
It can and will make a difference.

She will be loved
She will find her way
He will love
He will find his way to her
Even if it takes a lifetime of love
Walking side by side
Loving in degrees and layers and stages
Intersecting hearts can and do bend parallel lines
Always close but never touching
Until one day it all connects and makes sense—
And they kiss, never to part again



needs

All of the friends I've lost
Make a heap of heartache
That is insurmountable

If I take every one
With all the memories and happy times,
It kills me fresh, anew, like when things broke

No one else is allowed
To misunderstand me or leave
Because I need peace in this heart

I need comfort and love
Like anyone else
Who knows my worth





memories and moments

Within minutes, a memory can make you
Smile
Cry
Want to throw things
Want to break things
Laugh
Run away
Reach out
So many things

All it takes is allowing yourself to feel
Something
Anything
Pain
Joy
Confusion
Distress
Anxiety
Rejection
Acceptance
Happiness
Permanent
Temporary

The time we spend together
Yesterday,
Today,
And tomorrow

Making our lives worth living
For the ups and downs
And everything in between
Are what loving and learning is all about
And it's all about finding us






all of this and more

Arms around me in my loneliness
A friend when feeling friendless
Hope when hope is lost

Understanding in my confusion
A brother who reaches out forever
Truth when surrounded by lies

Hands to follow in my ignorance
A Savior when I fall and always
Love when solitude is an enemy

My friend, brother, and Savior, Jesus Christ
Reaches me when I have nothing
Comforts me and loves me—shelters me