“Somewhere (The Intro)” by Cortney Joseph

I needed somewhere to capture these thoughts, to hold these feelings, to house these memories, these dreams and nightmares that won’t free me. I needed somewhere to be me without judgement, to speak my mind, clear my heart of all the emotions silently tearing me apart. Here’s where I bare it all as the theContinue reading ““Somewhere (The Intro)” by Cortney Joseph”

“Running Thoughts” by Cortney Joseph

It’s been some dark days, Months of confusion, tears clouding my eyes When I want nothing more than to move past crying. It’s been some lonely nights, Weeks of seclusion, pain tearing my heart apart Because I want nothing more than to hold you in my arms.

“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”

“Date In The Rain” by Cortney Joseph

Red cup filled to the rim, Tears hitting the table as I stare blankly into space. My soul’s so lost, heart’s full of pain, Nothing could numb this more than a glass of crown And a dance in the rain. Nothing can heal me more than shot after shot, And a truthful talk as hardContinue reading ““Date In The Rain” 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”

“Wishing” (Audio) by Cortney Joseph

A few years ago, in an attempt to get over the great dislike I have for my own voice (I still hate my voice because it’s too manly for my liking), and before making numerous attempts to get over my camera shyness by jumping on camera; I began doing voice recordings of my poetry. ItContinue reading ““Wishing” (Audio) by Cortney Joseph”

“Darkness” by Cortney Joseph

lying in the dark, at hours past midnight i feel lost, alone. afraid.   try as I might, i can’t stop myself from falling prey, trapped with the demons. they’re in my head.   overwhelming worries, they overpower my faith, and I stumble as tears blind me, as strength evades, chaos ensues.

“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”

“Enough” by Cortney Joseph

Tears from a weary heart Fall like rain with each name spoken For the precious lives stolen day after day Without consequence or justice. Will enough ever truly be enough Will there ever be a day we wake to The news of no more bloodshed, And no more pain inflicted on us?