sweeterchord I'm sure at some point I'll write poems about this, but right now feels too contrived. This will have to suffice.
• \ Wednesday: finished my last exams
• \ Thursday: officially accepted my job offer. Was surprised by my brother who flew out from the east coast to join my family on their visit
• \ Friday: packed up to move out of the house I've lived in for 2 years, ministering to 50 freshman girls. Presented my poetry to an audience of 1000.
• \ Yesterday: graduated summa cum laude with a four year degree, alongside some of my dearest friends, to the sound of family cheering and waves singing.
• \ Today? Let's find out :)
Oh, what marvelous things the Lord has done.
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sweeterchord • / The Calendar Is A Circle \ •
You gave me a today better than all my favorite somedays. I just wish I knew how to say thank you.
"How about, instead of words, you let me love you for the rest of every tomorrow. And then yesterday can just be a beginning."
#sweeterpoetry
maroon and grey, 43
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sweeterchord • [ The Plea ] •
Fidget.
Please.
Chisel away the wall between us that [apparently only I can feel] haunts me. Keep moving. Spin the vinyl of your fingertips across my fear and I know, I know, it’s backwards. I’m supposed to help you play your melody but I can’t, I can’t, I can’t right now. (I’ve spun too much already.)
“I’m here.”
But I can’t feel it.
“I’m staying.”
Please.
“Trust.”
I’m trying.
“Choose.”
Okay.
#sweeterpoetry
Unwritten, Unsent; 171
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sweeterchord • / The Vapor-Soaked Land \ •
Given enough time, this cloud will soak you through - completely.
Given enough time, the lightest dew can quench your fervor.
Given enough time, a waterfall’s forgotten mist is all you will see.
Given enough time, a drip can drive you insane.
Or grow you from nothing.
Who gets to choose?
#sweeterpoetry
letters to myself; 17
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sweeterchord • / The Blood Type \ •
Yesterday’s sunset
Iced coffee-induced poetry
Determined, stubborn, hope
Melancholy saxophone melodies overlaid with cello harmonies
Unsent letters to well known strangers
O-positive
Fire.
#sweeterpoetry
The Soul Made Of Fire; 88
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sweeterchord • / The Magnetic Smile \ •
He holds her hand, even still. Even after fifty two years. Not because he needs it, but because he loves. Because his presence still sees hers as a gift and this touch reminds them both that they have stayed, and will still.
#sweeterpoetry
To Be A Song, 205
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sweeterchord • / The Way A Year Sounds \ •
Paint covered defiance. Snow tipped pain. Wave tossed questions. Wind swept smiles. Deep shadowed concerts. Nose scrunched excitement. And accidental hummingbirds.
I am full of contradictions.
Maybe that’s what made this year beautiful.
#sweeterpoetry
Hummingbird Pulse; 142
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sweeterchord • / The Friendly Reminder \ •
Brush your hair. Paint a picture just to feel it on your skin. Make some tea. Curl up in a ball and listen to your favorite album on repeat. Spend a full hour doing nothing but breathing. (Don’t apologize for it.) Do something that will make your heart smile, even if you feel too weak to show it.
You’re doing really well. And I’m proud of you.
#sweeterpoetry
letters to myself; 16
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sweeterchord • [ The Oddest Thing ] •
we keep looking to one another
to fill the void
devouring us,
aching out its tendrils:
all the doubt
we refuse to admit
still gnashes at hope.
Ouch,
once.
It’s okay,
twice.
I’m fine, thanks, and you,
no, please,
go on with your day,
it’s just paint,
what’s new with you?
(Why)
(will you not admit)
(you feel this too?)
#sweeterpoetry
Unwritten, Unsent; 175
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sweeterchord • / The Reason Ignorance Isn’t Bliss \ •
Once you’ve (truly) felt, numbness isn’t the escape you hoped it could be.
(It's a prison.)
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letters to myself; 15
2w

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sweeterchord • / The Test Of Character \ •
I am no longer capable of bitterness. I do not know how to keep score. My hands have forgotten their masonry. I cannot choose the word hate.
How many other ways can I find to say that there's nothing left to forgive?
#sweeterpoetry
maroon and grey, 32
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Twin Tuesdays are a new favorite thing. ||
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sweeterchord • / The Tattoo Parlor \ •
"And you're sure about this one?"
Yes. Because even when I'm old and stretched and tired, I will not regret this love.
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maroon and grey, 28
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sweeterchord • / The California Stop \ •
My heart is worth more than your west coast manners.
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maroon and grey, 40
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sweeterchord • / The Kind Of Songs You Sing With Eyes Still Open \ •
I see you there, arms around somebody else, still telling Me you love the sound of My Spirit.
Come back to Me, dear child.
Come back to Me, Beloved.
#sweeterpoetry
To Be A Song; 204
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sweeterchord • / The Dance Of Magnets \ •
I think, in some weird twisted version of fate, I am drawn to those souls that ache like mine: deeply. wretchedly. despairingly. (hopefully.)
And yet we push, thinking that our pain is somehow simultaneously incomparable and insignificant, both desperately needing and utterly unworthy of company.
(Turn around. Please.)
#sweeterpoetry
The Soul Made Of Fire; 86
|| Weekend escapes to Mammoth? Yes please. ||
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sweeterchord • / The Way You Fall In Love \ •
Oasis
pool
brook
river
lake
stream
waterfall
spring
trickle
drip.
Explain to me again how insignificant one moment can be.
#sweeterpoetry
maroon and grey, 38
1mon

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sweeterchord • / The Life Made Up Of Borrowed Time \ •
Do you understand
that it’s possible
to be both a cloud
and its thunder,
a wave
and its hurricane,
a grain of sand,
and its whole storm?
I am lost.
I am whole.
I am nothing.
I am here.
“Yes. You are.
“Please stay.”
#sweeterpoetry
The Soul Made Of Fire, 85
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sweeterchord • / The Tricky Thing About Braille \ •
I want to believe that I would know you anywhere, even after all these seconds that feel like years, but I sometimes worry that I'll have too-thick callouses and won’t remember the intricacies of you.
#sweeterpoetry
maroon and grey, 23
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sweeterchord • / The Penciling In \ •
You get to decide
today
whether you’re going to build mountains
or tear them down
and I can’t tell you which
is the right choice
because Nepal had both
but so did our friendship.
#sweeterpoetry
To Be A Song, 203
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1mon

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sweeterchord • / The Best Friday \ •
In the beginning was this voice. And the voice had no form but brought form into being and made us realize our void. It created and it sang to draw us into a relationship that makes us intact. And formless here in soul but not body, we find purpose within the One who gave Himself to a formed death and made us finally His own.
#sweeterpoetry
To Be A Song, 202
1mon

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