“Broken Thoughts” by Cortney Joseph

We’re not supposed to question, but… there’s still so much I’ve yet to understand, so much that doesn’t sit right. And it probably never will. Why me, left with this broken heart, and… these constant tears falling, this aching pain replaying daily, tearing me to pieces day after day. Why a constant reminder of what’sContinue reading ““Broken Thoughts” by Cortney Joseph”

“Dear Sandy…” by Cortney Joseph

It’s when I’m all alone, on quiet nights with nothing more than the thoughts and memories of moments past of all the times I wished would last long past forever all faded and distant like the stars I count one by one with hopes of spotting your soul and smile dancing between them, glimmers ofContinue reading ““Dear Sandy…” by Cortney Joseph”

“Untitled (5/25/21)” by Cortney Joseph

You’re still gone, And I’m left to spend my days wondering when you’ll be home. And the nights tick on by, I’m lost and alone. It’s when I miss you the most. You’re still gone, And the clouds have gone gray, flowers no longer bloom. And the space I made for you is just anContinue reading ““Untitled (5/25/21)” by Cortney Joseph”

“Whispers Through Heaven” by Cortney Joseph

** Words from 13-year-old Cortney that still resonate deeply with 30-year-old Cortney. _______ Mind if I sit here for just a moment? I wanna … talk to you, for just a while. I know it’s been a while, I know I never visit. I just…. I find it so hard to accept, understand. I can’tContinue reading ““Whispers Through Heaven” by Cortney Joseph”

One Year In And It Feels Like…

… my whole world is still crumbling and falling around me. I could ramble off the titles of a million and one songs, and all will be applicable to what life for 365 days without my little brother has felt like. Each day is supposed to get better, easier; but truthfully, you’re just waking upContinue reading “One Year In And It Feels Like…”

Plans Cancelled.

Well, I thought that by now I’d be writing again, and overjoyed and filled with excitement for all of the wonderful things I had planned to share during my Short Story August challenge.   That’s out the window. I don’t know, I just haven’t been able to get my ideas and thoughts out. If I’mContinue reading “Plans Cancelled.”

“Untitled : 6/13/2020” by Cortney Joseph

I think of you, dream of you, wonder where you are right now.   I turn in circles, looking for you at every corner, wonder when will be the moment you walk in.   I miss you, and I need you, hoping that I cross your mind as each day passes.   I dream ofContinue reading ““Untitled : 6/13/2020” by Cortney Joseph”

Starting Over (Revamp/Intro) by Cortney Joseph

They say when God closes one door, he has another opened and waiting for you. A new life, fresh start with the fruits of everything you labored so hard for. He must have forgotten me and mine, skimmed and glossed over my life and it’s work. Handed down the scraps of a barely there existenceContinue reading “Starting Over (Revamp/Intro) by Cortney Joseph”

“A Poem For You” by Cortney Joseph

time seems to have stopped, life frozen in place. yet it feels as if an eternity has passed since i’ve seen your face. i find myself lost in sorrow and tears, day after day. wonder if you’ve found peace in the heavenly fields where you lay.