ROCK.STEADY

Like a rock

She stands steady in the face

Of adversity

A mountain and pillar of strength.

She catches her breath

High above the clouds, with little air

Just enough to inhale peace

And exhale love.

Her prayer has been heard from up above.

J.F

WITH.IN

Within her is a power great

To love herself, no longer hate

She needs herself for strength and grace

And finds a bond that cannot break.

This bond is with her inner core

Her life is like a music score

Love will be a sounding roar

Faith allows her soul to soar.

She used to search outside herself

The men would put her on a shelf

Cunning, sly and often stealth

They stole her heart but took her wealth.

Her wealth is not of dollar measure

The beauty and kindness are her treasure

She confused all the pain with pleasure

She bent so far — weak as a feather.

Now the relationship is one

Her mind, body and spirit have won

She lifts her heart, now she’s done

Within herself, she’s her own sun.

Now,

she has

more fun.

J.F

QUIET.COMPASSION

She musters up the courage

Saying how she truly feels

Sparing all the gritty details

Of reality revealed.

Picking pieces, one by one

After bending until she breaks

Up from scuzzy floors, uncertain

Sleeping beauty finally wakes —

To a dreamlike delusion

Worlds away from present day

Quiet compassion for her hurt

And men who told her just to lay.

Hard as it may be to leave

Stories, heartbreaks, truths untold

Overwhelmed

She sits at the helm

Sailing, letting

Life

Unfold.

J.F.