Face The World + Discussion

I wanted my feelings to mean something in this world,For my stories to show the other side of people,The vulnerable side that we barely see. I needed a way out of sticky situations,And a patient friend who wouldn’t judge me during grief. I needed a new path to follow,One that would be ready for my…

Inside These Walls- Part 2-Short Story

Two tries in one day is exhausting, so I make a hot cocoa and surrender in front of the T.V. I listen closely to a tree branch that always taps on the windowsill when the wind is howling. My isolation feels comfortable after failing to leave the house. The familiarity of the walls around me…

Inside These Walls-Short Story Part 1

Inside These Walls. By Zeina Abi Ghosn The subtle squeak of a rebounder bounces from under my feet. Loud music floats through the vacant hallways motivating me to keep moving. This is the only wayto get my heart rate up without leaving the house. I hop off the rebounder and grab my water bottle. I…

Sometimes

Sometimes people don’t just reach out…They reach out and touch a piece of your heart,That you never knew existed. They believe there’s something deeper within you,That needs to come out. So they keep reaching out, Until you start believing in your dreams again. It sets you off on a new journey,And nothing is ever the…

Temporary Happiness

What happens when you’re so used to avoiding the pain?You become so good at steering away from anything uncomfortable.Shiny new objects will always seem more interesting. You avoid your grief and follow temporary happiness. What happens when it all goes? When that temporary happiness passes, you’re left with the grief you never faced and with…

New Chapter

There’s nothing more left to say,Except farewell to a chapter in my life that’s no longer useful. I’m turning this page over completely,And intentionally,Finishing a chapter that has been heavy and difficult. I know stories will come up from this time of my life,And heavy emotions that even a piece of paper can’t handle,But I’ll…

I’ve Kept

I’ve kept your memory buried deep in my heart,Completely protected,In a place where nobody has the key to. I’ve made huge promises to a memory,That I can no longer live up to,Because a part of my soul has paid the cost of its disappointments. Now as I leave this phase of my life behind me,I…

Layers

We’re all made of layers, And it takes a lot of work to peel them away, To see where they may lead. As tough as this idea seems,To deal with the negative emotions,And to peel away everything that has helped us cope,If there’s love in the midst of all the layers of anger,Or hurt,Then we’ll…