Still thinking of you. Still always here for you.

Still, courage, my friend.
Still, all is not lost and you are not yet done.
Still, there are fires to burn in the darkness
and light to cast amongst the shadows.

Still, there are moments that must be taken,
fighting and spitting to the ground.

Still, nothing has killed us yet.
Still, the sky smiles on the brave.
Still, have the strength to try and
hold the sun in the palm of your hand, once more.

Still, ever burning.
Still, the most beautiful things come from beneath the ground.
Still, the light is cast from the darkest of places.
Still, we labour on under the cover of stars.
Still, we know the truth rides high in our chests.

Still, the world has yet to end, no matter how hard any of us try.
Still.
Until we are still.

— I wrote this for you

Solitude

So that’s how we live our lives. No matter how deep and fatal the loss,
no matter how important the thing that’s stolen from us –
that’s snatched right out of our hands – even if we are left completely
changed people with only the outer layer of skin from before,
we continue to play out our lives this way, in silence.
We draw ever nearer to our allotted span of time, bidding it farewell
as it trails off behind. Repeating, often adroitly,
the endless deeds of the everyday.
Leaving behind a feeling of immeasurable emptiness.

— The Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami

A silent prayer


Though no words can possibly ease the pain of such a catastrophic
event, but please know the world holds each and
everyone of you who have been affected by this in our hearts.
Today we grieve for you, hold you close in our thoughts
and pray for peaceful tomorrows.
Let us all extend a dollar or two to those in need.
Be strong Japan, you are not alone!

 — N Burgoyne

The pieces left behind

If I never see you again
I will always carry you
inside
outside

on my fingertips
and at brain edges

and in centers
centers
of what I am
of
what remains.

 —Charles Bukowski

A promise to be kept

Anywhere you are, I am near
Anywhere you go, I’ll be there
Anytime you whisper my name, you’ll see
How every single promise I keep
Cuz what kind of guy would I be
If I was to leave when you need me most

What are words
If you really don’t mean them
When you say them
What are words
If they’re only for good times
Then they don’t
When it’s love
Yeah, you say them out loud
Those words, They never go away
They live on, even when we’re gone

And I know an angel was sent just for me
And I know I’m meant to be where I am
And I’m gonna be
Standing right beside her tonight

And I’m gonna be by your side
I would never leave when she needs me most

What are words
If you really don’t mean them
When you say them
What are words
If they’re only for good times
Then they don’t
When it’s love
Yeah, you say them out loud
Those words, They never go away
They live on, even when we’re gone

Anywhere you are, I am near
Anywhere you go, I’ll be there
And I’m gonna be here forever more
Every single promise I keep
Cuz what kind of guy would I be
If I was to leave when you need me most

I’m forever keeping my angel close

Chris Medina - What Are Words