strength

Cruel.

Normal people don’t choose to make cruelty a part of how they are –

Cruel treatment either makes us cruel in our ignorance of how it affects us, and so how our cruelty in attempts to elevate ourselves affects others, or, we choose kindness and face ourselves and our own pain instead of trying to pass it on.

Cruelty becomes normalized by people choosing to turn away in the face of it.

Be gentle and kind on your demons, and you will learn how to be kind to the demons of those you feel persecuted by.

Cruelty cannot breath in kindness.

But you got to be cruel to be kind sometimes…

IW

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Courage

‘Give me courage’, he said.
How do we receive courage?

Is it within us all the time and we find it when faced with our fears?
Is it grown stronger by more trials and are we only able to get more of it by experiencing more hardship, however we view hardships definition, so to face more of our fears?

We ask for courage to face fear, yet only facing it brings it about.

A child fallen, cries.
A child fallen thrice, smiles, lip quivering
Knowing – this too shall pass.

IW

 

Hesitation

I walked alone
Minding my stay
He passed by the way
Looking for life
To be frivolous play.
Stared in my soul
Saw through my face
Laughed at all
My silly mistakes.
He didn’t quite know
The heart on my sleeve
Hesitation my strength
My weakness to grieve.
So held out his hand
Like a lumberjack sword
Cut to my core, stood by
Through the fall.
He knelt down above me
Lifted me up
My legs melted softly
Behind his broad back
My hair on his shoulder
His beard on my cheek
Placed me upon him
Laid me beneath
A Centuries memory
Of war and of peace
I breathed in the moment
Held in that breath
Would not breathe out till I knew
I’de scorned death.
Hesitation my weakness
My curse and my strength
My safety in oceans
Parting our flesh
Take me, and drown
In waters vast breadth.        ~ IW~