By Alexis Tolkkinen
If you run
If you run from yourself you run from the creator, and like jonah you too will be thrown back to shore three days you will sit in despair three days you will die without seeing death three days until you resurrect washed away by memories only found in pain, each push of a wave reminding you to stay sane to run back to your meaning before it loses its touch, to swim back to your feelings before life feels too much, to love without an anchor pushing you down and to be thankful for the whale for without her you would drown.
How dare you consider tears
How dare you consider tears a curse when they are the closest thing i have to rain
Sadness Is Gone
What a beautiful feeling to finally be free of sadness, to feel the cold chill season turn to spring and watch birds dance in the breeze like wisps waiting to perch in my being. Many times sadness has tricked me, buried me in ash, tore my demeanor until i was only a shell of a thing But now, at this moment, I am free and that is the most beautiful secret i will always keep.
Alexis Tolkkinen is a writer from Xenia, Ohio who hopes to start the ‘Peace Tree Poetry’ organization to help those in crisis through poetry.