I Needed a Break

I blogged daily for a good three months, and then I found myself completely overwhelmed with stuff that was happening in my personal life, and an inability to properly express myself by writing about it. I found myself sitting in front of my mac, fingers ready on the keyboard and getting stressed about not feeling... Continue Reading →

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The Sound of Water ● POEM

There's something about it The sound of water Waves rolling Fountains dancing Boats dipping  Ripples moving Something that warms  That feels like home And never fails  To make me smile ☼ ©Christina de Vries  

Open ● POEM

The moment she opened up  When she let you see her Was not when she undressed Or when she let her skin Be touched by your fingers It was when she bared her soul When she looked into your eyes And allowed you to see ☼ ©Christina de Vries  

Upside Down ● POEM

When the eyes that saw you  Looks away The touch that tingled No longer reaches You might find yourself  Feeling lost  In places known  Because the lips that kissed Formed the words  That broke you  And the whole world  Turned upside down ☼ ©Christina de Vries

What I Have Learned From Pain

A lot of people have a very strong fear of the feeling of psychological pain, and that is completely understandable. Other have a craving for it. I wouldn't say that I fall into either of the two categories. I don't particularly enjoy the hurt, but whenever I come across it, I choose to be very... Continue Reading →

Adventure Time ● POEM

All I need on my back Locked door behind Walking with a racing heart Knowing that the next time That door unlocks There will be a different me Than the one who left ☼ ©Christina de Vries

Seconds ● POEM

It's enough to start something I like you Enough to define something I love you Enough to end something It's over Enough to close the gap I miss you Enough to increase the distance I let you go ☼ ©Christina de Vries

Shedding Layers ● POEM

Like the unbecoming of a pearl With every drop of salt  She shed another layer Of what had been But every new smile was a promise of what Was yet to come ☼ ©Christina de Vries

The Rejection Letter

Last year I sent a short story to a publisher, applying for their short story collection for debut authors. It was a long wait of many months before the dreaded rejection letter (or rather rejection e-mail) arrived in my inbox a little over a week ago. They did get over 400 stories in and there's... Continue Reading →

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