A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) In Peace/pieces

It’s true, I will never be whole again. It is also true that I am still broken. It has been more than a year. The way you came into my life, The way you claimed I was the one for you, You tore me up, you became a part of my soul. The only future…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) Today for Today

I do not feel the fright. I do not feel it’s time for flight. I do not seek from you a new light. I do not prepare for another fight. I do not look to be gifted a new sight. It was real for me. It was real for you to see. It was real…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) In This Cold

Never will I say goodbye. Never will I forget you. The moments we shared. The happiness I felt around you. The moments you held me in your arms. The times before you lost faith in me. The moments before you stopped seeing me. You etched your name upon my heart. Years later I still feel…

A New Schnikism (Poetry Series) Tired

Everyone in my life expects me to be so strong, and I am. I’ve been holding on so long that my muscles feel like they’re about to break. I just keep pushing on until I find steady ground. I don’t know how to let go. I don’t know how to live. I think I’ve always…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) A Thousand Times Over

Submit, I will never blindly submit.  I have said it all along, let me in the on the story, give me the details.  If you would give friendship, I would return it a thousand times over. If you would give comfort, I would return it a thousand times over. If you would share your strength,…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) Lost in Translation

With this poem, I am breaking with tradition. I thought I would introduce this poem because it felt like one of the most significant poems I wrote in this series. It is one of two that completely fills and drains all emotion from my body. It is written about an experience in my life with…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) Choosing Myself

There are times when we choose to be docile, to be accommodating. Then there are times we must defend our positions, to declare with our strongest voice: “This is the hill I stand upon, and these are the principles I believe in.” Friendships are another version of loving, caring, relationships. They must be fair, equitable,…

Today’s Jam: OneRepublic – Ships+Tides

They say that a rising tide lifts all boats. But is the same true for the low tides? When we, collectively as humans, as friends, as those who care about our fellow people…. When we are feeling down? How do we prevent ourselves from becoming the anchor and for the rest of us, how do…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) Chasing Stars

Am I in control, Of this life I live, Of these plans you do not give? Why am I still I’m searching, deep within my soul? What must I accept,            in order to complete the next phase? Where is my center,            how do I end this malaise? I’ve been guided by this heart,…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) As We Go

No, I don’t know, Though I’ve searched high and low, Who I really am? No, I do not know, Where I will go. None of this life is part of or pre-planned. I continued to search, From coast to coast. From Atlantic green, To the Pacific blue. But of this life, I make the most….