Quote of the day

“Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

― Omar Khayyám

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President Obama

It was an honor, and privilege, to work on then Senator Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign, at which time I had the opportunity to meet him. Watching President Obama give his farewell address today was very sad for me, but seeing his love for his wife and daughters reminded me that there are still good, decent, loving people in this country of ours. Thank you, President Obama. For everything.

Us

There are those of us
who roam alone,
who search for fleeting
love,
or escapable intimacies,
who need to touch you
just one more time
or for the first time
because their fear
ate them alive
the last time,
who imagine love
like yellow flowers
and sunshine
in flowing summer fields,
but know that isn’t real
but a fantasy from a movie
or a song
or a poem
they came across
many lives ago,
probably in winter
when their heart was frozen
by the snow,
and they needed to believe
the warmth would come again,
who see themselves
amongst the stars,
floating in the blackness of
the deepest part of space,
until they shock themselves awake,
and realise their mind is actually
the darkest spot
in the universe,
and no matter what they wear to sleep,
the bed stays cold,
even in the summer heat.

Original Work: Kelsey H. 5/1/17

People

People love to pretend that everything will be ok, and will work out. But the ugly, ugly truth is we don’t know that that’s true. There’s no guarantee in life that everything will work out? Or that everything happens for a reason? Or that we’ll all end up happy? Or find love? It’s all a fairytale. And no one wants to admit that to themselves, or to others. But it’s true. I can’t pretend like things are ok or my life is going the way I want it to or that things will work out. Because none of that is true. Because I don’t know if they will. I have lived a very blessed life, and I am grateful for it. But I can’t pretend like certain things aren’t missing. Yes I have traveled and seen some of the most beautiful cities in the world, and for that I am eternally grateful, and truly, truly blessed, and thankful. But I’ve never felt love, true love, and that makes am very sad. I’ve never felt like anyone’s first choice. I’ve always felt like a burden. And that hurts. I feel very alone most of the time, and it’s very painful. Isolation and loneliness can kill you. But you have to try and keep fighting. And I am trying. I’m trying. Trying.

K

1:10 am

I couldn’t sleep
all I could think of
or imagine is
a better
word
was waking up
to sunshine
pouring through the
windows
and the sheer
white
curtains
as I rolled onto
my side
and saw your back
rising
and falling
as you breathed
deep with
sleep
and I could lean
over
and kiss your
skin beneath
my lips
and it was warm
from cotton sheets
and winter duvets
and autumn sunlight
and my love for you
and I could trace
every
freckle
along your shoulder blades
until I found
the constellation
I was searching for.

Original Work: Kelsey H. 28/10/16