Sometimes Silver Linings are Blue

Sorry Not Sorry

Within

image

You hold the answers within your hands
You carry the dimensions of your plans
You see who is genuine and pure
You have the certainty to feel secure
You believe you can succeed in the end
You realize you can feel and depend
You stand tall when others fall to their feet
You detect the missing pieces to be complete
You know the strength in every scar
You simply need to remember who you are


Carisa Adrienne 

image

image

“Hold Back The River”

Tried to keep you close to me,
But life got in between
Tried to square not being there
But think that I should’ve been

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we’re caught against the tide
Those distant days all flashing by

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Oh, oho, oho, oho, oho
Oho, oho, oho, oho

Lonely water, lonely water, won’t you let us wander
Let us hold each other
Lonely water, lonely water, won’t you let us wander
Let us hold each other

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold

Lonely water, lonely water, won’t you let us wander
Let us hold each other
Lonely water, lonely water, won’t you let us wander
Let us hold each other

James Bay 

Single Post Navigation

111 thoughts on “Within

  1. Casey Michael Smith on said:

    😀

    Liked by 1 person

      • Casey Michael Smith on said:

        💚😘❤️😍☀️🍷

        Liked by 2 people

        • 🍀🍟🍔🍿🎂🍾🍷🍸🍻🍺🍭💜💚🆘🏧♿️🔙🔛🔝❤️🗣✍🏼🤒

          Liked by 2 people

        • Casey Michael Smith on said:

          Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

          😂👏👍💚

          Liked by 2 people

        • Did you like all my junk food 🙂
          I’m craving bad things!! Haha!
          Tell me. To go to bed! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • Casey Michael Smith on said:

          You made me laugh. A lot. Louder than is acceptable! 😝 yes, don’t eat the junk! Stick to healthy things like 🍷 seriously? There’s no cheese or bacon emojis??!! I’m 😡now!

          Liked by 1 person

        • Haha!!! Will you be my personal trainer! I will listen to you! Please I need someone to tell me what to do! I live way to close to a drive thru! Ha! You’re going to think I’m crazy but I don’t drink. Never been drunk before. Maybe I should try it.
          I do have vices but they aren’t anything like that. They are really crazy ones.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Casey Michael Smith on said:

          Oooh I’m super excited to hear what they are! I’m not healthy enough to tell anyone what to do. But I know when I used to run, I wanted to eat healthier. Running sucks. But it makes you a better person. So, I’m a horrible person is what I’m trying to say… 👟🏃😫🏆🏅🎉

          Liked by 1 person

        • Casey! You suck!!!!
          Is that what you thought I’d say! Ha!
          Nope! I think you’re actually Cooler for being honest!!! 🙂 If I had to pick running or honesty… Honesty would win:-). Don’t laugh at my vices…
          Diet Mt. Dew with sugar free koolaid.. With crushed ice. It’s bad… I think I need rehab for it. Also, WWF use to be my big vice.. I know I’m a dork! But a badass WWF dork :-). Not many could beat me!
          I can’t believe I acting like I’m proud of that! Someone kill me, now! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • Casey Michael Smith on said:

          WWF -now WWE, right? That’s weird. That drink just sounds gross. I’m a drinker. I will even admit I drink too much, but I never let it affect anything else in my life. Okay fine, perhaps I’ve yelled at the tv late at night during a game… But that’s still pretty good, right?

          The wife is my eternal DD. She doesn’t drink either (she’s annoying when she does). She’ll tell you she’s been drunk three times. You can guess what happened each time! 😉💚

          Seriously, you’re amazing. Those are good vices to have.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Ahhh! I can so guess what happened those 3 times 🙂 You crack me up! Your wife and I sound like we’d have fun together.
          She is probably like me in this area too..
          I’ve never smoked one cig. Never smoked weed. Never done one illegal drug. And never truly was ever drunk. I know I sound boring but j always felt if yore going to have fun you best remember it, right?
          Ha! Casey, I think you have a pretty cool life 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • Casey Michael Smith on said:

          We have a pretty solid existence! Thank you. I agree, I think you & the Wiffles could have a lot of fun together. She’s a lot more charming and charismatic than I am. I can just write my way through things!

          You’re not missing much. I do stupid things when I’m drinking, as most people do. It’s fun, but so is reality when you make it so! I’ll raise a drink to you, though! 🍻

          Liked by 1 person

        • Diet mt dew with crushed ice.. Cheers! 🍺🍷

          Like

        • Casey Michael Smith on said:

          Cheers! should you be drinking caffeine at this hour, young lady?!

          Liked by 1 person

        • Oops! Sorry. Personal trainer you need to scold me! You’re right! Forgive me ! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • Casey Michael Smith on said:

          We begin with friendly suggestions!😉

          Liked by 1 person

        • Haha!!! Dying! You really know how to
          Play the game! Ha!

          Liked by 1 person

        • Casey Michael Smith on said:

          nope. I’m making it up as I go along!

          Liked by 1 person

        • God! You’re good then 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • Casey Michael Smith on said:

          Thank you, Carisa. I’m just bumbling through life, trying to make it work! 😀💚🍀

          Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you for your likes. I wish I was as good at writing as you are.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love this!…such a very beautiful poem Carisa

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lovely Carisa! Finding that inner strength is what we all have to do. Sometimes I can’t find mine..but meeting people like you reminds me where it is. ♡

    Liked by 1 person

  5. And so many praise you. So obviously I am not alone

    Liked by 1 person

  6. We do bold the answers snd sometimes all we have is to be strong…
    Its in those times we find out who we are and who we can trust. I hope youre not going through thst now… ☺

    Liked by 1 person

  7. This is lovely. Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. “You simply need to remember who you are” – you make it sound so easy.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. rachel on said:

    i think i needed to read this today. thanks, love. 💋

    Liked by 1 person

  10. You inspired me to write dear lady.
    Just a heads up it will be called ‘Your canvas’. wink

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Best one to wake up to 🙂 that music sets up my pace today.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Pingback: Your Canvas! | Ranting Crow

  13. Beautiful post. The lyrics and song. The poem is divine 🙏❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Very lovely Carisa as always! I love the words and the pictures and I love that song! Very meaningful words, yes we all do hold the answers within, loved this!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Self affirmation is a powerful tool. Based on all of your wonderful comments, it’s proof positive that your message resonates with so many, and inspiring so many.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Beautiful words Carisa. I love how genuine and passionate your writing is. I’ve missed you over the past few days! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Malaika! Always makes me smile when I see you in my notifications.
      I began to read your post yesterday about learning different languages. I was interrupted and when back and couldn’t find it. I will check again :-). You’re always sharing inspiring posts!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Awww…thank you Carisa! I’m very sorry that you could not find the post on learning languages. I decided I wanted to make a few adjustments to the post and hope to re-post it in the future. Have a great weekend!

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Love the poem 🙂 and also the inspiration words Carisa 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. moonskittles on said:

    Tall like a tree rooted where winds could not do her no harm. Inspiring words beautiful Carisa!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. love this song, I’m doing a lot of scrolling down, popular people here. lol so this song I would listen to it every day for a month straight, kinda obsessed.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Mr Modigliani on said:

    Lovely to discover your blog and your lyrical words

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Amazing and powerful. Thank you for this!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. You continue to amaze me. Take care.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Bridgette's Digits on said:

    😄 ~bridgette

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Wonderful Carisa. I soooooooo love those last two lines. Super powerful, ‘You know the strength in every scar, you simply need to remember who you are.’
    –Yes, yes, yes, I so relate to those words. Written on them as well.
    So great to have met you. I’ve just gotten started here, but a little later I’m going to go rummaging a bit more here.
    🙂 ❤

    Like

    • Stacy! I didn’t know you commented here! I’m so sorry! I think someone from WP hates me. I’ve got to do an errand but wanted to tell you I will respond properly tonight! 🙂 ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      • Hahaha. No problem. Believe me, I’ve had some major WP problems myself. Many times my posts haven’t shown up in the Reader, at other times I didn’t get notifications of comments and stuff. It’s crazy.
        No problems though. Totally understand. Hahaha.
        🙂 ❤

        Like

  25. Carisa. Hey!!! 🙂

    I want to hit the like button, like 100 times.
    This was powerful.
    Beautifully written, expressed.

    It must have rekindled the spirits of many.
    You are so charming and motivating.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. You choose great lyrics!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. My Heart Needs A Home

    Doesn’t yours? Roaming Merrie Woods and Toxaway Falls
    where kayaks glide, cattails distend into cottony seed puffs,
    we discover the essence of each other. Photos snapped as wind
    comes to sailing level entertain beneath Jackson’s half dome.
    Gems, but mostly agates, sit underground, along river beds,
    few found. Lips feel the feathery touch of willow, tangled
    hair straightens at fingers command, knees bent, prone to the
    correct angle to capture sunbathing elder who reads as he sits
    in an Adirondack chair on the eastern continental divide, three
    thousand four hundred eighty six feet, make it eighty five,
    above sea level. Black bear images at first fool newcomers,
    into serenity, but the live scroungers will be around in person.
    This is where it all begins. Doe emerges below newly stained
    deck, wobbles, shakes off mom’s sticky womb extras. Walking
    the lake trail, finding the right overlook, slipping on mossy rocks,
    launching tomorrow today. Misunderstandings disappear when
    genuine care initiates a navigational victory on the Blue Ridge
    looking south to the Smokeys, in the servants’ staircase, among
    well-planted gardens, over festive lunch, a metaphor of chicken,
    enjoyed with the self esteem of roast beef on gluten-free bread.

    Liked by 1 person

What's Up Buttercup?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: