Butterfly

Fluttering through the air
Without a single care
The beauty encompassing you
Radiates to the ones around you too

You weren’t always able to fly
But merit doesn’t come by standing by
You must survive your darkest day
To cocoon in such a way

At times, it seemed like the end
But full transformation is a blend
Of true insight into past and present
In a way only you can consent

Diving deep within
inner changes began
Dissecting every emotion
And discovering true devotion

For every color stroke
Encompasses where you were broken
These beautiful scars
Are who you are

Reflecting hues shine
Connections divine
Life stutters
Add creative flutters

Because every broken moment
Even though it leaves you bent
Allows you to soar
And give others so much more

For the beauty encompassing you
Radiates to the ones around you too
As you flutter through the air
Without a single care

Amber Autry 2019 (an extended version of an original written in )

The Dark Knight and the Bright Morning

Again,
He comes to torment.
The Black Knight
on his midnight horse.
Dragging,
Shoving,
Tugging me
Deep into the dark, desolate void.
Hollowness envelopes me.
His crushing grasp feeds the pain.
Alone.
Only suffering at my side.
This Dark Knight devoured my joy,
my independence,
my will to live.
My body cringes.
Agony consumes me.
Be gone!
Where is the light,
and the White Knight
on his vibrant horse?
Elude me no more.
Deliver me.
For this sorrow cuts into my soul.
Why oh why
does the Black Knight linger?
Make haste,
I beg thee,
to the depths of hell.
But, my answer,
a sneer.
Throwing me deeper
into the abyss.
Until suddenly, a flash.
I’m illuminated
The White Knight embraces me.
The Black Knight,
and all his despair,
vanquished.
Joy engulfs me.
Blissfulness,
my new best friend.
And my nightmare
is over
forever!

dedicated to my mom. She asked me to write a poem from a small imagery of words she gave me and here’s my result. let me know what you think.

Scorpion

*inspired by someone I know*

Misery seeps through every fiber of your being

The beauty in life isn’t worth seeing

Pinchers of stress reach out

Why do I not know whay life is about?

The daily sting of anger

Isn’t something I want to wager

All this is dear to my heart

And this sadness will not depart

Negative thoughts continue to stab my head

I should hide under this rock and go to bed

Maybe one day the darkness won’t surround me

And the downing nature inside will flee

But until I want to let go

Seeing the beauty around me I’ll never know

For happiness comes from within

Yet I’m not ready to begin

 

First draft…

Butterfly

Fluttering through the air
Without a single care
The beauty encompassing you
Radiates to the ones around you too

You weren’t always able to fly
But greatness doesn’t come by just standing by
You must survive your darkest day
To cocoon in such a way

For every color stroke
Comes from where you were once broke
These beautiful scars
Are who you are

Every broken moment
Even though it leaves you bent
Allows you to soar
And give others so much more

For the beauty encompassing you
Radiates to the ones around you too
As you flutter through the air
Without a single care

Gained love through lost love

 

Years slipped away
As my soul slumbered
Deep within the darkest shadows.
Then you suddenly appeared,
And the energy you harness
Connected to mine as a beacon
Illuminating the path away
From the nothingness
Consuming me for too long.
The short whirlwind of time we shared
Birthed a bond so special
I never dreamed of letting go,
But, as the fates fought for something real,
Life tore us apart.
And as the seconds turn to minutes,
Your memory lingers.
Although my soul would rather stay awake in your arms,
Acceptance that we may never be
Is within my grasps.
Through your acceptance and understanding
I learned to love myself
On top of falling for you
But, ironically, it also will help me move on
For my soul refuses to return to slumber
And my strengthening heart, upon healing,
Will wait until a real love finds me once more.

Emotional Empowerment

Refusing to bleed, my heart beats strong against any lost love. My happiness overshadows all other emotions, leaving peace as a part of my essence. Always fighting for what it wants, my heart builds an armor strong enough to survive any battle. Who I am will never again be sacrificed for any love, but real love will always be worth a chance. My soul searches to fully connect to itself and will do so with or without a soul mate. Respecting itself, my body will never be an object again. I AM worth more than that, and only someone who truly sees my full worthiness, and I theirs, with full understanding of one another’s perceptions will ever be able to unlock the beauty of my heart and soul again.

Monthly Poems: Believe

ID-10054806Head bowed;
Eyes constantly glued to the ground.
No one cares;
No one believes in you.

Soft, unsure voice;
Thumbs twiddling with nerves.
Does anyone care?
Does anyone believe in you?

Strength slowly builds;
Heart races faster with every inch you stand taller.
Does it matter if no one cares?
Does it matter if they don’t believe in you?

Head held high.
Fear no longer paralyzing you.
It doesn’t matter if they don’t care.
It doesn’t matter if they don’t believe in you.

Smiles become real.
Dreams become attainable.
All that matters is that you care.
All that matters is that you believe in you.

Relationships grow.
Love for yourself deepens.
A light shines on all aspects of life.
The world changes when you believe in yourself.