My Kindred Spirit

“To discover a kindred spirit is to find your heart in the heart of a friend.” -Ann Parrish

My kindred spirit, I found you finally.

You carried my love for six growing years,

where we changed

time passed

and we became whole between us two.

Without each other,

we learned about the world.

It is a harsh sun that burns our skin,

And people with bitter tongues have spoken unkindly,

untrue, and broken down some of our defenses.

We grew wings that helped us soar,

and at times- people would try to clip them,

to keep us from the sky.

But what carried us strong was the promise of a dream,

the ones we painted behind closed eyes,

and shared over dinners,

which felt like passing moments,

where we became ships in the night.

Six years did we age,

another wrinkle by your eye,

and laugh lines that hug and emphasize that very smile-

that melted a heart in the summer heat of ‘09.

So when souls mingle,

and dance like ours,

we can finally stop wishing and hoping that we can get out of here.

You lean on me,

And you’ll keep me afloat,

This world promises us nothing-

But we’ve promised each other something much bigger than the world.

You’ve given me peace, love, light

In the war of life.

-m.j.t.

CAUTION: New things, new year, new writing- ahead!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I’m partial to poetry. Although my posting is not always frequent- the writing has always come from the heart.

As the new year has started up full swing, I have decided on pushing myself to try other forms of writing. Particularly positive perspective, advice, and self-help.

I’ve struggled with being able to practice what I preach for quite some time now; and in order to finally overcome that, I started up a new blog Be Good. Do Good.

This has been inspired by friends, and loved ones. But mostly because I felt that I needed to be doing my fair share of being a good human, and doing great things- one word at a time. 

New things are not always easy- but I’d like you to join me on this journey, as I find my voice in this world, again. A challenge to try and be better for myself, others, and the world. I’m trying to be a good human again.

Here’s my first article, give it a nice read, and maybe even a follow. I look forward to some feedback!

As always, sending love,

Miranda

What I Wanted To Say Was

There was a time when you said sorry,

And I said that I’d forgive you.

Where we pushed each other’s boundaries,

And waited to see what would come of it.

Time has taken its turn on us,

And we let the pieces fall where they may.

You made a lot of promises,

And they were all just as empty,

As your words,

And the terms of endearment,

My love and baby.

Because it turns out,

That you weren’t sorry,

And you never did say so.

Because it turns out,

That I never did forgive you,

And time has left it all a little too late.

So save your breath,

And I’ll save the wasted emotion.

I used to wish I could be that girl,

That filled your moments and your arms.

But it turns out,

That I don’t admire your true colors,

Or the stupid grin your always wear.

Because the man I wanted,

The man I loved,

Was just a shell of you.

And turns out,

The real you is disappointing at best.

So I’m realizing now,

That what you are,

And what you ought to be,

Are two very different things.

This is me saying,

Things are different now,

And I’m through with it all.

-m.j.t.