Truth

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Truth
Kay L. Rice

The World Says…
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Yet I hear you say,
You are the diamond that shines without end.

The World Says…
Money and wealth is the what should fill our day.
And you tell me,
The treasure most sought is what is given away.

The World Says…
Push and force your rights and views on others.
And you answer softly,
Treat all around you as they are your sisters and brothers.

The World Screams…
Hoard what you have, take what you can get.
You quietly open my hand,
“Give what I give you, needs will be met.”

The Noise of the World,
Loud, chaotic and angry carries through the land.
Your voice gives me comfort,
Peaceful and Restful I become in your hand.

Enough

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Enough

Kay Rice
06/09/2015

I have had enough of tears,
Enough of pain and of fears.
I have been driven far to my knees,
And here is where strength found me.

For my choices alone made me a victim,
Breaking bones and heart, tearing limbs.
Then faith whispered making me a survivor,
Showing me life was meant to be more than tired.
And then at my darkest hour, my God made me a warrior,
Through love and patience, he delivered the final cure.
I am a fighter.

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Changes

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Changes
11/25/2014
Kay L. Rice

The only constant in this life is change.
Only with trial will the actor take the stage.
To let go of what we think is safe and what we know,
Is the only way to reach, where others fear to go.

The caterpillar spends its days on sunshine and leaf,
The summer days are lazy, but they are so brief.
Through pain and the shedding of the skin,
A new life as a butterfly she will begin.

The ugly duckling, shy and shunned from the crowd,
Silences it’s squawk because she cries too loud.
Yet through the nights and as the days grow long,
She becomes the swan, the herald trumpeter of song.

The only constant in this life is change.
Only through trial will the actor take the stage.
To let go of what we believe is safe and what we know,
Is the only way to reach, where others fear to go.

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From the ashes

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From the Ashes
Kay Rice
11/18/2014

There’s no more fear, ’cause I have nothing left to loose,
No more scars, no open wounds, no more pride to bruise.
I spin faster and faster, yet I maintain this control
Watch how the heat of passion can turn so cold.

Once a bird whose song could never be heard over the wind,
She lost her fight, finally broken from trying too hard to bend.
Ashes replaced her feathers, broken teathered feet in that cage,
Now from the ashes a flame bursts out, rise a phoenix filled with rage.

There’s no more fear, ’cause I have nothing left to loose,
No more scars, no more open wounds, no more pride to bruise.
Rising up above the smoke and destruction of what was my life,
Watch how the heat of revenge can swallow strife.

Once a quite and sullen sparrow barely holding on to her branch,
Crying silent tears that no one ever saw or bothered to catch.
She died there all alone, no song to sing, on that cold spring day,
The wind gave her freedom and quietly blew her ashes away.

There’s no more fear, ’cause I have nothing left to loose,
No more scars, no more open wounds, no more pride to bruise.
I am not a victum of this world, I survived in a different form,
And from the ashes, a phoenix of fire, a warrior was born.

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Reality

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Reality
Kay Rice
May 30, 2014

The stars shine bright but seem so far,
They appear so different then what they are.
Beautiful, glistening diamonds tempting the heart,
Yet in reality they are only cold rocks, falling apart.

The night sky beckons and calls out my name,
To reach to the lights, to shed all my shame.
They twinkle and dance, like sirens do call,
Yet, I know if I jump, I surely will fall.

I reach up, believing I can catch that one star,
Yet knowing to well I will never reach that far.
Perception and dreams weave a deadly dream,
They distort the truth, masking what needs to be seen.

So my feet stay planted, here, by my balcony wall,
I know I can’t fly, so I never will fall.
The stars will continue to sing and to dance,
Someday, I will touch one, someday by chance.

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Immortal Love

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Immortal Love
Kay L. Rice
05/01/2014

He comes to me in my sleep,
Awoken from fantasies buried deep.
He whispers to me, disguised by the night,
and beckons me to come into his sight.

The room fills with an ice-cold breath,
Hushing the fireplace of sparks which are left.
The window opens wide with a rushed gentle force,
His presense arrives like a cyclone’s burst.

“Come fly with me,” he takes hold of
my hand,
“Take leave of this cold brutel land.
Wash away your tears”, sealed with a kiss,
“The tragedy of life you no longer will miss.”

I take to the night with a new set of eyes,
A love so deep where there are never good-byes.
The window slams shut on the world I once knew,
By his side I join a world, gifted to only a few.

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Path of the Beast

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Path of the Beast
Kay L. Rice
May 1, 2014

When you are forced to stand at the edge,
Forced to remember promises, a long lost pledge.
Choose to take on the enemy or face your fears,
You aren’t ready to fight, yet there are no more tears.
When the darkness calls your name too many times,
And the voices in your head are committing crimes.

All you have to do is close your eyes and feel inside,
The freedom spirit that you buried, you tried to hide.
Let her or him take his form, be it beauty or be it beast,
Let it out, it’s hungry and waits to arrive at the battle feast.
He or she will carry you through and take over heart and soul,
As it arrives, filling every broken piece to make you whole.

When you want to lie down, give your head to end it all,
When you’ve climbed so long the only option is to fall.
Forced to make a choice where there seems to be no end,
When you have cracks from trying to do nothing but bend.
When the darkness beckons you to fall into a deep sleep,
To give in and find an uneasy peace within a cold keep.

Close your eyes pull deep inside your beast to call,
It will be ready and eager, waiting to prevent your fall.
Allow your eyes to see from behind fears strong wall,
Open the cage let it flow from deep within your soul,
Accept the strength, it’s not a curse, it will make you whole.

Every day is a fight a struggle to find one’s way,
You can be a victim and be pitied every day.
You can fight to pull through, loosing piece by piece,
To become a survivor yet broken barely at peace.
But your beast within wants to live and be proud,
So choose to be a warrior and make sure you live loud!

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PLEASE DO NOT REPRODUCE WITHOUT THE AUTHOR’S PERMISSION.