Ibex

United States

Christian
as in Presbyterian Church in America
Female
Writer
Novelist
Poet!
Reader
Ambivert or something
Band nerd + Drum Major
Planet Earth nerd
etc, etc
Joined September 10, 2019

Message from Writer

Sometimes I tell stories. Most of the time I rattle my soul until I break and my heart spills out onto the page.

"I cannot jump the distance. You'll have to toss me!"--Gimli, LOTR

I am a complete nerd. I got the Ring of Power for my birthday.

Book recommendations:
The Oath--Frank E. Peretti
Lord of the Rings--J.R.R. Tolkien

Song recommendation: "Awake" by Beckah Shae

I'm going to meet the King someday!
And I'm super pumped!

on growing up

August 2, 2020

FREE WRITING

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today my mother shows me photographs
of my childhood self
brimming with infancy and innocence
so pure and beaming with joy
laughter, i see, lives in children
in their bright eyes and wide smiles
in their voices that coo
“i love you to the moon and back”
and my childhood self knew nothing
of war and hatred and forgotten promises
my childhood self knew only of
perfection and whispers of love
of dabbling in dreams and wishing
upon stars shh don’t tell
of it won’t come true
this is childhood: wondering if fairies exist
and if mermaids swim among the dolphins
i lost my childhood when i entered
womanhood
and learned of all the sorrows of this world
i don’t smile as much now
the joy of blissful innocence has left me
i finger my hair and wonder instead
of how long it will be before 
death claims me or someone i love
and i think only of possibilities of pain
sometimes i look up at twinkling stars
and i wish for my childhood self
for the purity and happiness that
has long since left me
there was a glow in her eyes
a passion that has never been in mine

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