I desperately want to dance to this song, with its sultry tune over that steady driving beat. There are so many ways that dance could go, but listening to the lyrics feels like a stab to the heart with the story that it sings of regret that is so different than where you feel like … Continue reading The Sound of My Day: “Havana”
In the last year, I have come across some really ignorant assumptions and really bad advice given by able-bodied people about my life and existence as an amputee. Whenever this stuff starts, I try to inject some reason but usually the person deigning to share their wisdom is too obtuse to understand and stop. My … Continue reading Really Bad Advice
I was told I should come With a Warning label . "Don't look Into my eyes For too long! You'll be Sucked in Forever!" . Too bad Fair warning Didn't do anything To help Poor Jerry Or Mark Or James Their sunken ships, A few Among many, Skeletons of Failed attempts To make landfall, Still … Continue reading Warning Label
Words go here, generally, and they're usually really beautiful and meaningful words too! But not this song and not today. Today the only words beyond acknowledging that I'm not writing more than this pittance are the lyrics that hit me hard in my tender soul because (I don't care what you say) this song was … Continue reading The Sound of My Day: “Unstoppable”
This weekend I will undoubtedly have something much deeper to share thank this but sometimes things don't exactly end up where you think they will. Memorial Day weekend is one of deep reflection and feeling in my world, yet I'm acutely aware of the fact that most outside the military community find it to be … Continue reading The Sound of My Day: “Summer Nights”
Speaking softly the Crickets seem restless in their Prayers this warm night
After being frustrated and disenfranchised with the constant negativity inside the chronic illness and injury writing on The Mighty, I decided to take a differs approach and thus was born my top 10 reasons why being disabled really does kick ass. Enjoy and share thoughts if you so desire!
Imperfect bookends Both suited to one another And completely contradictory Sit upon my bookshelf Exemplifying the duality Of the yin and yang One dark and unwilling To find happiness and peace In its twisted existence The other bright and unwilling To live without them Both are victims of the same Catastrophic fall from grace When … Continue reading Imperfect Bookends
Beauty grows in the Void where forgiveness and love Are planted like seeds Senryu A reflection on what forgiveness does to the soul.
Nothing lives in the Void where once grew perfect love The soil is barren Senryu A reflection upon what bitterness does to the soul.