Photography · Poetry

Darkness is Moving In

Darkness is Moving In

Another day of fighting,
fighting the internal storms.
Darkness is moving in.

Positive thoughts and smiles
can only push it back for so long.
Darkness is moving in.

Every day a new struggle,
a fake life.
Darkness is moving in.

The laughter has faded,
replaced by tears that never fall.
Darkness is moving in.

It is done.
It is over.
Darkness has won.

original poem by Kim Stites

Photography · Poetry · Writing

A Path to Take


A path presented, where will it lead?

Will there be success or failure?

Will there be happiness or more sadness?

Will there be challenges or will it finally be easy?

Will there be excitement or fear?

Will there be belonging or loneliness?

Will there be…?

Will there be…?

Will there be…?

No one can know.

Only you can see…

on the path you take.

Original poem and photo by Kim Stites

Poetry · Writing


Another day of staring at the blank page
many words racing,
but none stopping to be displayed.

Are they shy
or hiding
or something more?

They tease,
and laugh.

Some times YELL
and some times whisper
and some times cry.

These words.
What will they be
when they decide to stop by?


Original poem by Kim Stites



Lighting the Way

Original Poem and Photo by Kim Stites


Lighting the way

I walked along the beach trying to find peace. Rain began to fall- Hiding the tears that streamed down my face. Peace eluded me once again.

I stared at the ocean for hours, searching for answers. Lightning flashed across the sky- A storm was taking over me. And answers were not to be found.

I lay on the beach, praying that this would be the end. A cool wind blew- Trying to help me feel again. The absence of feeling was torture.

Then amidst the craziness of the storm I saw the light. It beckoned me. It gave me hope. I went to it.

At the light- My peace is within reach. Answers are being found. Most of all- feeling has returned.

This light this wonderful light… It is my Lighthouse, lighting the way.

A little note about this post. This is a poem I wrote several years ago when I was going through a difficult time. A good friend had recommended I write down my thoughts and emotions. I wasn’t able to fully take ownership of my feelings, so I worked on them through my poetry. I have this poem in the form of a cross-stitch picture (my Mom designed the lighthouse to go with my poem) in my home office. It is a reminder of where I have been and encouragement when I need a reminder that there is light – even in the darkest days.

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