Out of the Fog

  You found in me purpose, and I found in you glory, while forgetting commitment was only half of the story – and as time continued to whittle away at our moments, there would be no forgiveness, there would be no atonement –   – you dragged me out of contentment and threw me into …

Yes, I Know

Yes, I am mean – I know it, you don’t have to tell me. I’m very good at it, I’m not proud of it, it’s my fall back mechanism when you’re fucking with my OCD. Yes, I can be kind, it takes some work, but I try. I’m emotional and walking lines you cannot see. …

Her Lines – A Song For the Mother

        Each time we tell ourselves we know what we’re getting into, but then we can’t breathe, can’t form the words to bring back the meaning into – when the world doesn’t flow to our beat anymore and the darkness carries on, we must remember why we stay strong – I walk …

From Darkness to Light Day 31 by Sarayu

From Pride to Prasad by Sarayu   I went to college on a basketball scholarship. After 4 years of playing my favorite sport, with fantastic teammates and partying like most normal college kids, I found myself sitting in the church during our graduation mass, thinking to myself, “what am I going to do now?” I …

Love Stands Waiting

The head or the heart – where to start – for success in a world that’s tearing us apart? We proudly claim to have conquered the earth, but to unearth the diamond beyond the mind, to find that light, is the fight of our lives. Raw emotion, forsaken notions, the dark alleys of the mind, …

From Darkness to Light Day 30 by Crystal Gamet

Free Fallin’ by Crystal Gamet of Redneck, AIDS Orphan, Survivor   I don’t remember the exact moment that I realized this was it. I don’t know what made this different than all of the other times that my mom got sick. I guess her AIDS was progressing and her blood counts were way too low …

Just Write That He Loved Her

Just write that he loved her, he heard a voice in the wind say, as he noticed the gardener scrubbing bird shit off the neighboring stone. What more would need be said? Memories past through his head like images floating away. The two of them spending countless hours just talking. Talking about nothing. His morning …

From Darkness to Light Day 29 by Alison Armstrong

From Shrinking to Shining by Alison Armstrong of Adventures in Wonderland   Part one: Shrinking I’m living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for a while. There’s a writers’ conference and in one of the workshops I write this: She was the best of mothers. She was the worst of mothers. I was born shrinking …

A Beautiful Month

We have had a beautiful month of stories from people pouring out their hearts in order to turn their pain into a little bit of wisdom for others. I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated. I have been continually floored by people’s honesty and generosity of spirit in this series. If you want …

From Darkness to Light Day 28 by Ihagh G. T.

A Journey to the Light Within: digging for treasures within the soul by Ihagh G. T. of Motivation & Environment   As someone who came from a Christian background, I became fascinated by many wonderful tales and inspiring verses in the Bible. I was deep into church activities, and epic biblical stories struck me with …