A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) Submission

I do not think you know, The way this should go. You pushed me to the line, I tripped or fell each and every time. I showed you what you failed to see, The central parts of me. Never knowing when to start, I showed you how I’d stop, All your lies. All your games….

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) The Perfect Li(f)e

This is my story,  which is quite normal.  At the midpoint of my life, I had it all. A beautiful man,  A ring upon my finger,  A lovely home,  A great job,  an epic collection of friends…  From the outside,  it was a perfect life. From the inside,  It was the perfect lie,  Inside I…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) Forever Questioning

Why:            Is my life on display,            does it continue,            to my dismay? What:            Is this story,            of the games,            you continue to play? How:: Do I grow,            not because you say,            and not because I pray? When:            Will it be over,            this hurt that I…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) Rebirth

What they say,  It may be true, Each new day,  you do get stronger Each new day,  you make a new path The past is in the past The pain you feel  You may let it go The answers you deserve You may never know It’s ok to believe in yourself In this day,  I…

The darkness and the light

Where I also say thank you to a special unnamed friend – you provided me so much strength when I didn’t have my own.

A New Schnikism: Ken

I’ve got a great job. But, it’s hard work. And tonight, I stayed late, frustrated that some seemingly simple task was taking me forever and keeping me from spending time with my loved ones. So frustrated, was I, when I left work that in my head I was talking to myself as I walked to…

Quote of the Day – Barbara Brown Taylor on Faith

Today’s quote really doesn’t need much introduction. I think it really does speak for itself. It’s message is bold and open. To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal or cook for a stranger — these activities require no extensive commentary, no lucid theology. All they require is someone…

Quote of the Day – Agnes de Mille on Living

Today’s quote, by Agnes de Mille, is really a simple statement on what we already know to be true. Sometimes we’re too focused on living our life “the right way” instead of living it. Just something to think about. Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment…

Quote of the Day – Twila Tharp on Everything

Today’s quote is all about creativity and using the right materials to be creative. Here’s the key, all things are the “right materials.” Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable. Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it. – Twyla Tharp Used…