poetry

Until We Meet Again

And so ends another blog…

I have infinite gratitude to those who followed me, and to those who liked and commented on my posts. And if you are willing, I would love to stay connected with you, so please keep reading to learn how.

As life gets busy and priorities change, I have decided to let go of this blog and focus on two new adventures:

  1. Kindness Couriers: I mentioned in my last post that I am starting a movement, if you would like to be a part of it and help spread some kindness, please visit the website kindnesscouriers.com. You can also find Kindness Couriers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  2. Writing: I started this blog so I could write, but I’ve only recently really considered myself a “writer.” And with this change of perspective towards myself, I’ve also had a change of focus. And while I will not be writing blog posts anymore, I will still exist online. For those of you looking for my poetry, I will be posting it on my new website: lacunningham.com (where I also hope to have a novel available one day). And for those of you who would like to connect instantly, you are more than welcome to find me on Twitter.

Thanks so much for reading and I hope this isn’t goodbye!

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Not Just Another Story

Time ticks by

Boredom is an itch

I long for an escape

I crave it

To lose myself

To stretch my arms out

And dive in

With no intention of ever coming back

Off to discover new worlds

Where I don’t even exist

I will become them instead

They are interesting

They are exciting

They are alive

In a world of their own

Created just for them

They have friends with long made-up histories

Bonds forged forever in print

There are villains with the worst qualities

But still human

Disgusting but likeable

Complicated

And the adventures they go on

Full of meaning and purpose

The fate of the story rests on their shoulders

How will it end?

Read on

But I’m not reading

I am there

I am them

I have left my own world behind

So I could be in theirs

So I could be them

And forget my own

I am not lost

I am found

The Summer Thief

Autumn is a thief

Working before my very eyes

I might see but I don’t notice

Through the canopy of trees

It sneaks

Leaf by leaf it reaches out

Changing greens to golds

Leaving behind reds and rusts

The change is slow

Subtle

Sandals have changed to shoes

Shorts have changed to jeans

Nights get longer

As autumn steals the day

And wind gets colder

As autumn steals the heat

Leafless skeletons are all that remains

Autumn has stolen the summer

When the Rains Come

When the sun goes out

And the clouds appear

The world turns grey

Gone is the vibrancy

Heavy rains weigh down the world

Weigh down shoulders

Promising to cleanse

But threatening to drown

Winds test strengths

Hours go by

Days

Then months

With no end in sight

It is hurricane season

And there is no reprieve

Alone

Lost in the dark

Cold and wet

Not caring

But then a silver lining

A ray of sunshine

Hope in the darkness

Rains ease

And winds subside

Bent but not broken

Soaked but above water

Unstable but on sturdy ground

Time to rebuild

And find the sun