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Daily Archives: October 7, 2014



Anger – Promote Yourself

I wake up, but I am not alone.
I feel the claws and the burning underneath my skin.
It’s trying to get out,
and I can’t contain it for long.
How destructive is a thought?
It never seems like much
until it starts to grow.
A thought then transforms
into an emotion,
and it changes me from the inside
The claws, the thoughts, the emotions—
the monster breaks free,
leaving me bound and hopeless.
I lash out without thought,
wanting to feel the wrath,
yet secretly wishing to change.
The wave of destruction hits,
but then guilt.
“I didn’t fight hard enough.
I could’ve killed it.”
Yet I forget that it answers to me.
I have bound myself to its will,
forgetting I am free
because Christ has removed my chains.
It is now time to carry my cross
and kill the anger inside.
If I am a slave,
it’s only because I choose to be.
Lauren Heiligenthal

Shipwreck- Promote Yourself


I wish I didn’t care as much; it would make this goodbye not so hard

Our ups and downs have me going crazy, like a psych ward

I wish you could feel what I feel because then you would finally know

It never rains with you since you’re so cold it only snows

I was once in pieces and you were the reason I became complete

But I’ve never been first and I’m tired of always having to compete

It might takes me months, even years to fade your scars

And you’ve made my own home feel like some place on Mars

I still smell your cologne on my pillowcase

I wish I had the strength in me to keep up the chase

I gave you everything and you never gave enough

You told me it wasn’t going to be easy sailing but the water is just too rough

And I’m so sick of pretending like everything is fine

When in reality I’m literally going out of my mind

It’s not a question of my devotion; I’ve always put you first

But while you were giving her your best I always got your worst

So that’s it I’m giving up, I’m raising my white flag

I’ve packed up all your gifts and they’re sitting in a garbage bag

That stuffed animal never turned into a real puppy

Just a prime example of the empty promises you made me

It wasn’t always so bad; we were smooth sailing for a while

But you sailed us off course, and the whole time with a smile

You knew all along that you wanted to have us both

And soon doubts set in and they multiplied like a growth

Because there was the iceberg right in front of my face

And she never went anywhere; she was always in first place

So full speed ahead and we have no choice but to crash

Suddenly it hit me while before my very eyes my life began to flash

You are not the only lifeguard and you’re not the sole life vest

I can save myself because I’ve realized I’m no one’s second best

I’m sorry I can’t keep up the charade

I never meant to rain on your parade

But you had your cake and were eating it too

This was never fair for me and I wish you’d get a clue

I would have killed for you, went to Wall Street and robbed a bank

We might not have been as great as the Titanic, but we too sank

And it’s me that’s forever lost in the cold Atlantic that’s your heart

I never planned for shipwreck but I refuse to fall apart

 by Cassandra Lupi



What is Time? – Promote Yourself


A ripple in a pond

A stolen kiss

The thing we need more of

The thing we need less of

A noise, the sound of the clock

A lingering monotony for the lost

What we wait for

What we hope for

It passes us by and leaves others behind

Space, expanse, the cosmos in check

The balance of the hourglass

A measure of things that we deem important

A measure of things we deem trivial

Limitless, powerful, omnipresent

Pervasive, infinite, everywhere

What we need, what we love, what we value

What we waste, what we take for granted, what we hate

For time waits for no one, but we must wait on it

Dara Reidyr

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Words- Promote Yourself


Words can poison. 

Words can blame.
Words are the breath
That fans the flame.

Words can heal.
Words can mend.
Words in the letters
We never send.

Words have meaning,
Words from you,

Words that say
I love you too.

© Emily Page

SCARRED – Promote Yourself

I stand here in shock, not knowing what to do;
I cannot believe the feelings I’ve caught here from you.
Memories from the past overwhelm my weary mind,
But now, in chains, these memories they do bind.
My hands to you, we were reaching for the stars.
My dreams, our friendship, now you have scarred.
The distance you’ve placed, this I do not understand.
Between us, our sisterhood, is it now banned?
The anger, the jealousy, I pray it does not last.
So many questions I’m left with, only not to ask.
This brokenness and pain, I wish I did not feel.
They all say it takes way too much time to heal.
As I stand here with this bleeding heart,
I pray that one day we have a brand new start.
God can cleanse, forgive and always can mend,
But it takes you and me with this friendship to tend.
Mia Grizzle

BROKEN STARS – Promote Yourself

Shards of stars glisten brightly in noonday sun
pieces of dreams strewn across an abandoned yard
pick each fragment up, turn them over in my hands
these broken dreams of broken men that never mend
careful not to cut the flesh, dispose of  shards in a can
for I will not bleed another mans’ regret
many lessons learned but none greater I have met
when the sun shines brightly, stars still shatter yet
and sometimes Illumination is a lie that must be told
because this house was condemned long ago
-L. M. Mann
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