Softened Stings

The stings have softened
The bite has eased
The venom has faded
Sirens of pain
Have quieted

I float unbridled
Easily standing on my feet
I rise a little higher
Than my purview
My legs no longer buckle

Peace is a godsend
Like a blown kiss in the wind
Blessings lift our burdens
The weightlessness of release
Is a gift

Breathing comes easy
With unobstructed airways
Distress dissolves
To free the flow
Of life

Calm

I choose calm
Like still waters
Almost a sheen of glass
Reflecting the vastness above

I choose calm
Like the kindest breeze
Carrying clouds
Along kindred blue skies

I choose calm
Like the tempered sun
In the innocence of mornings
And embracing sunsets

I choose calm
Like a lovers voice
Cooing a thousand comforts
Shielding you from fear

I choose calm
Like the ease of the storm
The shade from burning sun
The water to a fire

I choose calm