a breathing mentality

One day things will change.


One day you’ll realize

that things aren’t the way they seem.

One day you’ll discover

that life is more than breathing

more then hearts beating

more than hands reaching.

Life is so much more and

so much less than what it looks like.

It isn’t simple, isn’t straight forward,

isn’t normal.

Life, more than a breathing mentality focused on human greed,

is about love.

Love, the basic hope of human life, and yet

the one thing we struggle to find,

to know,


to believe.

i wish…

I wish people could look past the outside and see people as they really are.

I wish there was a way to telepathically join minds so I wouldn’t have to talk.

I wish it was an accepted thing that you could tell people you love them without any fear of repercussions.  

I wish there was device to record your thoughts.

I wish dragons exsisted.

I wish you could choose what your dreams are about.

I wish you didn’t have to grow up to do things.

I wish going on an adventure was easy.

I wish my thoughts weren’t so confusing.

I wish money didn’t matter.

I wish I could drive.

I wish there were woods I could wander around in, pretending to be an adventurer and explorer.

I wish I was better at talking.

conquer dragons


Come on, child.

It’s time to pick up your sword
It’s rested far too long.

It’s time to raise your head
life is pressing on.

It’s time to start the fight
Injustice rages, people fall.

Come on now, child;

Conquer your dragons.

Love will cover all.

here they stand

Here They Stand cover

The sea rages against the land, wreaking havoc on those who live on the coast.

In a tiny town on the edge of the world, about to tip off into the sea, lives begin and end.

A small child gazes out onto the vast plain trembling with waves, and thinks of his father, who left long ago according to the child’s memory.

For his mother,  love lasts far longer than the lingering memories of time. She remembers the exact moment her husband sailed away, and counts the hours to his return.

In the fall, a ship sails into the harbor, and that eve many hearts rejoice for the safe return of those they love.

The small boy and his parents stand above the tireless sea, and watch it beat upon the rocks.

By Dilly

Image attributed to Jeremy Cai



The forest is alight with the trilling of birds,

And the soft melodies of the wilderness.

There is no danger in the shadows for me,

Nor any fear among the trees.

There is freedom in the forest,

Setting my restless heart at ease.

Whether it be clear and cool,

Or misty,

Or if the sun shines brightly, filtering down through the trees,

I am at home here.

Here is hope and freedom in an earth filled with chaos and strife;

A respite from the whirling world beyond the forest.

So much, and so little, happens under the cover of trees.

Adventure is found, fates changed, and beauty formed.

All safe and secret in the woods.

~Excerpt from Forestric, by Lady Larkyn of the Phaedra~