sweeterchord • Dance In Flight •
See dance, hear poetry, be a part of the journey.
• February 11-13
• I had the joy of collaborating with these beautiful artists on this year's show, which will feature 6 original spoken word pieces by yours truly.
• ADDITIONALLY, my book, "hello dear one..." will be sold at the theatre during the show!
Get your tickets now!!
|| Video by @hutchinsonmedia ||
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sweeterchord • [ The Stars Behind The Sunlight ] •
I always thought I’d be able to write about love. Turns out, it’s like trying to write the way blood feels through your arteries or pebbles sound dancing in the waves and I’m really just running out of imperfect metaphors when all I want is you.
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Unwritten, Unsent; 169
|| In case you haven't heard yet, my first book of poetry and photography is on sale now!! (Link in bio).
Over 180 poems, my friends. And I wrote this for you. Have a look :) ||
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sweeterchord • [ The Fire You’ve Been Watching For Me ] •
1. sometimes it’s not the world that threatens me, it’s myself.
1. (will you still stay up to keep the lies at bay, even when there’s been no howling for hours and dawn is fast approaching?)
2. it’s peaceful here, finally, in its own way.
2. (have you ever tried to see shadows at noon?)
3. ours is the only ocean I keep wanting to dive into.
3. (will you choose to realize that you’re free?)
yes.
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maroon and grey, 11
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sweeterchord • / The "And Counting..." \ •
You can’t just date a writer and think they won’t write about you every day.
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maroon and grey, 10
|| So very thankful for this one And for Tuesday dinners when I finally post Saturday ice skating dates. Yes please. ||
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sweeterchord • [ The Littlest Pebbles Sound Like Rain In My Jar ] •
I heard laughter. I heard joy. I heard the crackling of a fireplace matching the tempo of our hearts just as the creaking of tree branches highlights the clear sky above and my point is that both are willing to risk themselves for the sake of the other and I hear such sweet sadness in the way you say goodnight.
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maroon and grey, 2
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sweeterchord • / The Green Flash \ •
My mood is the sunset, with a sigh she said, and the moments right after, slowly unfurling to let go of the light I can no longer hold.
Oh, said he, but mine is the stars, each sliver you cling to replaced into shapes such that eyes can fathom what the ocean cannot devour.
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sweeterchord • / The Tides Of March \ •
You're spinning, I know, I get it, wondering if this is still "too much," but I want you to remember that even shards of glass are precious once shaped by the sea and how much more so are you, oh dear one, here on the other side of your fears.
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maroon and grey, 9
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sweeterchord • / The Eye Am \ •
I am a storm
she said,
like hurricanes
off the coast of baja
threatening estates
and barrios alike -
your self esteem
knowledge
pride
and hope,
no matter how
you define each -
and the only thing
keeping me
from striking your shore
is the current of Christ
steady below
and I hope
I pray
that He’ll turn me into sunshine
by the time I reach you
instead of pulling me into
the deeper sea
alone.
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maroon and grey, 8
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sweeterchord • / The New Moon Is Silent \ •
What I feel is the sun and these words are naught but the moon desperately trying to reflect what light it can, ever falling short of the fullness of love.
(I'll be able to write again soon.)
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maroon and grey, 6
|| More sunrises this year, please. ||
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sweeterchord • // The Aroma Of Christ \\ •
Your heart for us is a perfume that permeates all of our clothing such that nobody can even begin to deny that we were in Your arms (and still are).
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maroon and grey, 4
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sweeterchord • [ The Difference Between Life And The Board Game ] •
Do you remember yesterday.? Do you remember when we thought stress could overshadow joy and almost lost ourselves in the waves of that fear, wondering whether indecision meant pride or trust? Odd how that works. We confuse confusion with fear and forget to act at all, desperate for something to appear and part these clouded eyes.
Oh, thank God for grace.
Thank God for the freedom to trip and begin where we are again, no “return to start” this time - but upright once more, in Your ams and with one another’s, treading our way through questions with the ease of dolphins surfing waves because You made us for this and we love You.
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maroon and grey, 3
|| Feelin' fancy behind the mic, recording the last poems for @danceinflight - tickets on sale now! ||
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sweeterchord • [ The Prayer ] •
I want to hear You. Write Your essence upon even the shadows of my heart until its every beat is Your forgiveness. Form me with fingerprints of mercy, easing out with grace the corners of pride until all I can sing is You.
I want to know You. With every atom of my soul, I want to be Yours.
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The Soul Made Of Fire; 79
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sweeterchord • [ The Things I Wish You Could Know ] •
That you are loved (beyond your wildest dreams).
That your heart's smile is enough to bring mine out of tempest clouds and I've really never been able to stop that.
That your hand in mine feels like holding something that was mine long ago, lost in memory until you.
That I don't really ever want to let go.
That your heartbeat under my head is one of my favorite feelings - to be such a witness to the miracle that is you.
That being small in your arms is neither weakness nor scary but rather strength and belonging.
That someday I'll look back at this and say I always knew.
That I love you.
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Unwritten, Unsent; 174
|| Happy, happy birthday to my man crush everyday. I am a thankful lady :) ||
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sweeterchord • [ The Truth Behind Starlight ] •
You forget far too quickly that our eyes need the darkness, sometimes, before we can see ourselves.
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letters to myself, 7
|| Utterly delighted to get to hold this in my hands. I wrote a book!!! And it's for you, dear one. Link in profile. ||
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sweeterchord • [ The Pining Trees ] •
I don’t know. I guess it’s just that I like when my “here” is your here too and Tuesday wasn’t quite the same without you.
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|| In case you haven't heard yet, my book is now on sale! It's called "hello, dear one..." and it is for you. Take a look! And let me know what you think of it :) link in bio ||
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sweeterchord
"hello, dear one..." is on sale NOW!!
Find your copy here! http://tinyurl.com/hellodearone (link in profile)
Also available on amazon!!
Share it forward, tag a friend, maybe help someone reach their “read more books in 2016” New Year’s Resolution!
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sweeterchord
Ladies and gentlemen, I have another countdown for you...
So very, very, VERY excited to announce that my book will be available to order TODAY!! Stay tuned!!
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sweeterchord • [ The Square Root Of A Beginning ] •
One. The step that terrifies the most.
One. The measure by which you decide what is great.
One. The difference between who you are and who you are becoming.
One. The number of seconds it takes to say “No” to the fear that keeps trying to dig its claws into the depths of your joy until even your dreams taste like ash.
One. Today.
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To Be A Song; 199
|| May this be a year of more stories, more dreams, more laughter, and more moments of choosing joy. Happy 2016 to you all! ||
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sweeterchord • [ The Interrupted Broadcast ] •
I've written without writing, sung without singing, slept without sleeping - it seems that home is the place where the paradox makes sense.
(I'll let you know when I figure it out.)

|| Sometimes tea and fresh dough is more important than ink - especially when it's homemade toasted almond & raspberry dessert pizza and you're sharing it with family. ||
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sweeterchord • [ The Gift Of Grace ] •
Twas’ the middle of Christmas season, and all through the nation
Not a creature was resting, even on their vacation;
The decorations and trees were placed with great care,
In hopes that the neighbors would stop by and stare;
The children had written their wish lists and all,
Sending fathers and mothers straight to the mall,
Buying more things to satisfy Christmas wishes
Forgetting the words inscribed on their dishes:
“A savior is born to you this night,
Though not the one caricatured and dressed in white.
He’s simple and humble, yet still you are awed,
To receive this sweet gift from the Heavenly God.
Though not, perhaps, what you expect to see,
This Lord of grace says, ‘Come, follow Me.’"
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|| Don't forget, dear ones. Pause to remember and to love! Memories and people matter so much more than even the prettiest present. ||
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