BRIAR

i don’t want

to fall again,

but there you are

with open hands

& a heart full of

love songs.

 

;it’s frightening

9.17.18

BRIAR

 

…..

 

i’m kind of tired of waiting

for love to find me.

i don’t think it likes hide & go seek

& quite frankly,

neither do i.

 

9.13.18

BRIAR

 

…..

 

i’m the girl

with the paper

& pen

writing myself

into

feeling again.

 

;writer’s block

9.10.18

BRIAR

 

……

 

day;

 

she talks in yellow

& dreams pastels

moves like sunlight

& ocean swells.

 

night;

 

she drinks in roses

& blinks back rain

sings the lyrics

of her own pain.

 

;duality

8.2.18

BRIAR

 

……

 

for you,

words are nothing—

empty syllables on lazy tongues.

 

but for me,

they are heavy things,

boiling in the pit of my stomach

until they rise like fire

& thunder to the surface.

 

;words have power

7.19.18

BRIAR

 

……

 

outside

the seas are raging

wind howling at the gates

the sky bruised black with

rain clouds

blotched with careless paint.

 

but here

my hope grows freely

i look up without pain

my fingers brush the petals

of the flowers that You made.

 

here

my fears go silent

there’s quiet in my head

the trees reach long above us

the darkness fallen dead.

 

walking in the garden

along the path You paved

hand in hand with Glory

knowing i am saved.

 

so let the storms go howling

whatever they may say

my ears are filled with singing

with You, Lord, i will stay.

 

;in the garden

6.24.18

BRIAR

 

…..

 

i bit my tongue

until the taste of blood

replaced the words

i was too afraid to say.

 

;i will not be afraid anymore

5.11.18

BRIAR

 

…..

i made it.

past the heartbreak

& bitterness.

through happiness

& pain.

through love

& the loss of it

through the trials

& the trusting.

i finally made it

h o m e.

 

& He was there to welcome me

just like He promised He would be.

 

;light & momentary troubles

4.28.18

BRIAR

 

…..

 

 

what is it

to rest

in the Hands

of my King?

it is to be quieted

by love

and wrapped

in peace.

it is to laugh

with joy

in victory.

it is to leave

my fears

& past

behind

and sink into

the deep

Divine.

 

;i am Yours and You are mine

4.18.18

BRIAR

 

……

 

i buckled my tongue

to the roof of my mouth

and threw my soul in a vault

made of ice.

 

;but now both are loosed

& the words won’t stop coming.

2.22.18

BRIAR

 

…….

 

there is wonder

in the wait;

a touch of magic

glowing dim.

there is beauty

trapped in space;

woven tightly

between ribs.

 

;my heart waits for you

10.15.18

BRIAR