Hey! I’m slowly getting back into poetry. David Snape has post one of my latest poems on his blog! Here’s the link. https://davidsnape.me/2017/05/10/keep-your-light-shining-by-brittany-brice/ And please check out his radio show and his social media. Thanks!
Keys to My Heart
I used to give the keys to my heart freely.
I thought no one would do me wrong, but they did,
tossing away my keys into the garbage
as soon as they were through them.
With tears in my eyes I rummaged through
the garbage and wiped off the crud off my keys. I then locked
those keys away, thinking everyone I met
just wanted to use them at their disposable.
Fortunately, people throughout my life from then on
shined a light on my darkened soul. I ran to where
I locked my keys and stopped cold…
“Do I really want to do this? What if I witness the same pain again?
But they have taken the time to shine their light on my life. They didn’t
need to, they chose to. And it’s not just any light, it’s a light I will
remember for a lifetime…”
I take the keys and shined them
and proudly presented them to the ones who took
the time to show me kindness in my despair.
In exchange, I was bestowed their keys
which I hang permanently in a special place in my heart.
Is it soon? Is it far away?
Will it come from convenience, motivation?
Can someday be today? Right now, in a couple of hours?
Can it be tomorrow, next month, years from now?
Whatever you say will happen someday
make sure that day comes.
Please don’t wait until it’s too late.
Schedule your “someday” you’ll be
happy you got whatever’s on your mind and heart completed.
Have no regrets!!!
Clinging to a dream
that many think won’t happen.
No matter how much faith I think they have
they encourage me to steer away from the
hopes of my heart.
But I won’t listen to them
With God all things are possible.
I asked Him if these dreams will pass
and He said “Yes,”
so I will stand on His word
and make His will my own.
I’ll follow Him for I know He’s always right.
I don’t blame the others for their lack of faith
for I used to have little faith too
and God didn’t tell or show them what He
told and showed me.
God will give us the desires of our hearts if we
delight ourselves in Him.
I delight myself in the Lord, I’m excited for
what else He’ll do in my life.
I’ll be patient and keep thanking Him
for bringing my dream to pass,
this is why I will cling to my dream
regardless of how far away it seems.
Until it happens I will gain knowledge and grow
in order to maintain this dream that is
forever locked in my heart.
Ease your mind
lower your shoulders
take a deep breath.
You can do it!
Separate from the anxiety
that is trying to hold you back.
you are more capable than you think.
Relax, you’ve got this!
Protect your heart, don’t just give it away
for some will see it as something to slay.
If you give in to folly
you wont’ be jolly
for love is no child’s play.
Sometimes peeps in life can be conundrums
make your head hurt so bad it goes numb
but if we understand
their problems at hand
we’ll finally see where they’re coming from.
I know sometimes it seems
out of all options the best is to flee
but it’s best to stand your ground
then you’re sure to be bound
to escape the chaos worry-free.
Looking in the mirror, displeased with the reflection
and who the reflection was, I broke it.
Constantly rearranging the pieces and breaking it
again to start all over.
Why won’t this person vanish? Why won’t she change for good?
The glass gets sharper and sharper, cutting me to the very bone.
Completely surrounded by bloody, sharp shards of glass
I get on my knees and weep.
A gentle but strong Hand strokes mine and heals the cuts I endured.
It raises the shards and wipes off the blood and fixes the mirror
It reaches out for my hand, I hesitantly take it.
I stand and look in the mirror.
I now see a person who is even better than I wanted to be.
Limerick of Love
Love isn’t always a two-way street
but it will be when you finally meet
who you know is Godsent
and will be your best friend
through it all. Sacred, this love will be.