After It All

Tonight, I’m opening the door

Climbing the stairs, step by step

Walking toward the unknown

The darkness waiting for the light

To switch on and open

Your eyes to everything

You’ve seen and have yet to see

After it all, there’s one thing left

It’s all that you’ll ever need

 

#NationalPoetryDay

 

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I Can Give You Anything But Love

I can give you the world

In all its messy pieces

I can give you the sky

In all its stormy clouds

I can give you the earth

In all its mud stained prints

I can give you this land

In all its war torn cries

I can give you the people

In all their tear stained faces

I can give you the mountains

With their many peaks to climb

I can give you the rip tide

With its exuberant crashing waves

I can give you the world outside

With its walls that are tumbling down

I can give you Sainthood

In all its sinful glory

I can give you peace

In a world that’s crashing in

I can give you these words

In all their double meaning

I can give you this moment

To speak to the heavens above

But I’m here to heed this warning

I can give you anything but love