Do You Know?

By Adam J. Pearson Do you know that you have value? Do you know how much you’ve grown? Do you know we’re all still growing? Do you know you’re not alone? Do you know that you are worthy? Do you know that there is hope? Do you know that your life matters? Do you know that you can…

The Ordinary Wonder of a Simple Winter Night

By Adam J. Pearson Lost in thought, you’re walking home when something about the strange greyness of the sky or the play of flaring light or the dance of refracted photons on the silent snowy white fills you with wonder and (for the flicker of a moment) the story of “you” is cut off by the presence…

Lost in Love and Life

By Adam J. Pearson The night we met, upon Mount Royal’s peak, Surrounded by the green Montreal trees, Our heartbeats racing, rum warming our chests, Our lips met in a first kiss on the grass, And there was nowhere I would rather be Than right there lost in love and life with you. The sun set…

Heartstrings

by Adam J. Pearson your bright brown eyes gazing into mine hot i love yous whispered words align reaching hands clasp doing what we dare notes from heartstrings plucked without a care this fire burning young and fresh and new falling helpless nothing we can do running canine green fields and black fur flurried movement our feet in a blur blue sky cool breeze…

The Lion and the Wings

By Adam J. Pearson in his core, a lion, it longs to roar. and her light shines dark like a jet black night. in her heart, wings wait for she longs to soar, and his dark casts light that is blinding bright. her eyes, so bold could slice a sword in two– his hand, her throat, as her lips meet his. passion, so hot could melt a…

The Fierceness to Be Free and True

By Adam J. Pearson Tonight, I discovered a fierceness within me that I didn’t know was there. I’m going to get very raw and real for a moment. What I have to say may offend some people. Frankly, I don’t give a damn. It’s time for me to speak what I’ve secretly been thinking for…

Atrium

by Adam Pearson For the woman who tried to murder me.  how could those gentle hands that stroked my hair with love and tenderness as soft as down– (–I’ll keep you safe, and love you forever, no matter what, we will have each other–) –have tensed themselves like snakes around my neck to strangle me…

The Celebrate Yourself Exercise: Self-Love With a Partner

By Adam J. Pearson The Fear of Shining Bright Every day, we find ourselves inundated with images of people who excel. Our popular media glorifies athletes, business moguls, and wealthy musical performers. Our advertisements favour the most beautiful and handsome models to showcase their products and set up standards of perfection, which unconsciously influence us even though we…

A Wildfire Love

By Adam J. Pearson For a recorded reading of this poem, feel free to listen here: Love affirms connection; Fear sees separation; Love accepts in safety; Fear trembles, insecure. The deeper I love without conditions, Without requiring anything in return, The safer I feel, And the more fearless. I cannot offer safety to others If I myself feel unsafe, But…