a ladder.

let’s build a ladder,
you and i.
a ladder taller than
skyscrapers and towers,
a ladder so high
we can reach the stars
and grab them
and keep them in our souls
to fight away the darkness.
a ladder so tall
that we may rise above
sorrow and pain.
a ladder so high
that when we reach the top,
you and i
feel infinite and small at the
same time and maybe even
have a little taste at glory
when we look down
at the world.
let’s build a ladder,
you and i.
let’s climb our
way home.


A Song of Bravery


Last month, I published my first poetry collection on Amazon Kindle. It is titled A Song of Bravery. It is composed of 73 poems, divided in three sections: Songs to God, Songs for You, and Songs from my Heart. There is also a section titled A Song of Bravery, which includes the poem that gave the collection its name. All of the poems are different, but together they are my song of bravery. It has taken lots of courage to put my words and heart out there. I’ve had to be brave with my heart, my life and my words. I’ve had to learn to believe in myself and my art, and to take pride in the gifts God has given me.
A Song of Bravery is very special to me. All of the poems in this collection are heartfelt and vulnerable and honest. They are all bits of me, and I hope that whoever reads my poetry loves it as much as I do. Many of the poems I have posted here are included in the book, such as maybe i just needed it to rain, the stars that hid in your eyes, beautiful, let the daylight in and tell your story, inspired by my friend Tawni. as well as 10 poems that are exclusive to the book.

I feel very blessed and honored by the love my poetry has gotten in the last month. Friends and strangers have messaged me, tweeted about the book and   even written reviews on their blogs. The book has 5 five-star reviews on Amazon and one on Goodreads. Dream chasing is something beautiful. I hope you can be brave enough to chase after your dreams, too.

You can read more about my thoughts on this book on my blog, In My Pocket, and you can purchase A Song of Bravery for your Kindle device or your Kindle App for iOS, Android, PC or Mac here. It’s only 0.99! If you get it, I hope you love it, and I hope to hear back from you!

come closer.

come closer,
look inside,
and don’t be afraid
of what you might find.
travel down
the roads of your soul,
until you know by heart
every corner and place
of your being.
learn your fears so
you may know how
to fight them,
and gaze at your skies
and try to number
the millions of stars
in your heart,
and trace with your hands
every bit of who you are,
and know yourself
so you may not
forget yourself,
and your worth,
and the constellations
of grace and light
inside you.
do not forget yourself,
do not ignore the
melody of your heart,
do not doubt your
beauty, your worth,
and the bits of glory
and stardust sprinkled
on your skin.
come closer.

know it, my soul.

you are loved
you are loved
you are loved
my soul,
know it,
my soul
grace is yours
grace is yours
grace is yours
my soul,
know it,
my soul
you are redeemed
you are redeemed
you are redeemed
my soul,
know it,
my soul.