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courtney Nov 2015
You're always being surprised by people;
Maybe if you didn't have fixed opinions
and twisted pictures of them mentally
their actions wouldn't always confuse you.
We're not one-dimensional and it's about time
you reconstructed your perception
of people with the addition of new facets -
See people aren't always your first thought;
so give me a chance: realise my ability to
empathise, remind and recognize
both our weaknesses.
If you'd shatter this reflection and only see
the complex connections of the soul
perhaps my imperfections would be
forgotten in forgiving eyes.
Though if I always aimed lower,
I'd either pleasantly surprise you
or not disappoint you, so go ahead,
think badly of me - at least I can always
meet these expectations.

(C) 27/11/15
Courtney L
courtney Nov 2015
The things I'm doing now because of you -
Who'd have thought I could subside my fears
with the assurance of your acceptance
whispered in my ear?
I didn't know this was within me -
I thought I'd succumbed to a life
of mediocrity; but here you've
got me shouting loud and
taking a stand for all
the things I believe
are true;
the most sincere to me, my
belief in you.

(C) 10/11/15
Courtney L
courtney Oct 2015
I find it funny how penning my thoughts is like therapy:
Because, while I leave myself vulnerable to criticism or praise,
it's like the pen connects to my veins and all the awful thoughts
leave as I commit pen to paper and my soul to the page.

(C) 27/10/15
Courtney L
courtney Oct 2015
The perpetual pitter-patter of rain...
his crooked smile: now time for denial,
he's not calling my name.*

(C) 17/10/15
Courtney L
  Oct 2015 courtney
Joel Frye
can i give thanks
any impossible way
for wholly grace?

You, whose soul
beats in every heart
in every poem

futile words flail
their feeble reach
to grasp your beauty

a simple man
whose simple thought
cannot encompass Your All;

i am alive
because Spirit of Life
breathes within me

may that simple life
be fully spent
exalting Your glory.
It is good to feel alive again.
courtney Oct 2015
You say that pain doesn't
heal with time:
darling, you just need a little more.
This isn't the end -
though pain is life,
life's a journey -
not final destination.

(C) 4/10/15
Courtney L
Faith will withstand.
courtney Oct 2015
Strings attach our beings;
Love, omnipresent,
unites forest with fire.

(C) 4/10/15
Courtney L
10w poem
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