Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Time of Need

Those I call my friends, can I count on you to be there for me if the time arises and you are called? Will you be there for me when I am down and out, in pain. Or will you only be there when I am happy and in a good place? To all those I call my friends, I will always be there for you when you put out the call for help. I will always be there when you are celebrating a good time or place in your life. When you need someone to hold you and you need a shoulder to cry on.

We all need someone in our lives to give us things that we can sometimes not provide for ourselves. We need the contact, the touch, arms around us, to feel needed or wanted. There are sometimes also the need to let go of some of these people we call friends for various reasons. Sometimes friends just grow apart. But, sometimes there are those times when you move to a different part of your life and those friends are no longer close to you in one way or another. You feel you are no part of their lives because they do not have time for you or they are to busy for you. But when its really you who have moved on from them because they are no longer a part of your life and you can not find a place where they fit any longer. The question still lingers if they were ever really there for you when you needed them.

People come and go in all of our lives. Some stay for life, while others only for a while. Its the ones that stay for life who are the truest of friends, because they are there for you when you really need them. They are there for you not only when you are happy and celebrating a great chapter in your life, but also there when you are saddend by the world around you. They are there when you have a lose, ready to hold you and allow you to cry. They are there for you when you just need someone to listen or to talk while you listen.

The one question that I ask myself of all my friends. Will they be there for me when I need them the most? Will they be there to celebrate a great chapter in my life, for the wins and the loses. Will the people I call my friends be there in my time of need?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Inner Demons

The battle lines have been drawn, sides have been chosen, the armies are being gathered. As the song says, "better go get your armor". Valleys are going to be flooded with the blood of many, many tears will be shed over those that are lost. But, there won't be any winner in this battle as it has been and will be raging on for years. The enemy has been sighted and is known. Seeing them up close and personal, they are demons. Things that are hard to fight and disperse.

Everyone fights these demons, no matter who they are or what they say. We all have them and fight them almost on a daily basis. Some are victorious and can over come them, fighting them back to where they belong. But many others have fought them for years, and many others have lost their lives to these demons. These demons come in all shapes and sizes and for each person, they are different in many ways. Some can fight alone and win. While others need the help of others.

You can see them clearly in the dark as they are there always watching. The light of day brings some relief but they are still there, watching and waiting for the darkness to fall again to attack. They love to come when you are sleeping. Entering your mind when you are most vunerable, when the walls are down. But, they don't come from the outside world. They come from the inside, inside of us all. They are our inner demons.