Update

Hello out there!

First off, I just wanted to apologize to all of my followers for not posting anything in quite some time. I moved to Sauble Beach at the beginning of June to take a job at a Summer Camp and I didn’t anticipate being so busy. It’s like the days just seem to float of the calendar. The job was for 10 weeks and I can’t believe that I’m finishing up the 7th week already! Time really does fly when you’re having fun!

I had such high expectations for this job and nothing turned out the way I planned. I was hoping to have an album written and partially recorded which is a complete joke since I’ve not been able to find any time at all to write (hence the long hiatus from posting anything new) The wifi up here has been spotty too so I haven’t had much access to the online world — which has actually  turned out to be a blessing.  I never really realized how much time social media and other online activities dominated my spare time. I do miss writing though and I am hoping to get back in the swing of things when I return home the third week of August.

Please accept my apologies for my lonely, boring blog in the meantime!

- Chantelle

When I Was Young

When I was young

I was never afraid

I ran head first into everything

and anything

without ever stopping to

ask questions

or seek approval

I found beauty in everything

I sought adventure

and watched in wonder

and amazement

at all that surrounded me

When I was young

I would run for hours

on legs that never grew weary

I would jump in puddles

stay out until the streetlights came on

catch frogs and tadpoles in the creek

build tree forts with salvage

chase sunsets and fireflies

and stare at the moon

as it washed over me

and made me realize just

how small I really was

When I was young

I was fearless

No Title (From the poetry archives, dated 2004)

Another chapter of hurt

shut in my life

another one opens

fresh start has begun

So why does it hurt so much

trying to move on?

Learning how to live again

laugh again

love again

and how to be free

My life is like a puzzle

can never seem to make the pieces fit

Patience is a virtue

and strength can only come from within

waking up each morning

praying the sun will shine

to take away my years of pain

and dry the lonely tears I cry

Pray for strength and courage

to make it through each day

and I know that if rainbow

can emerge through darkened clouds

that I can find a way…

Waiting to be Saved

She was a mother

She was a sister, a friend

beneath the make-up and ragged clothes

she’s just a woman

He was a father

He was a brother, a friend

beneath his hollow eyes and whiskey breath

he’s just a man

Chorus:

Eyes that try to hide the shame

troubled souls that have lost their way

we will never know their pain

but I see a soul that’s on it’s knees crying please

I am a soul that’s lost it’s way

and I’m just waiting to be saved

They ask for change

but it’s not money that they seek

a kind word, a helping hand

that is what they need

An act of love

that doesn’t cost a dime

no skill required, just a little of your time

but no one out there is willing

so I will give them mine

yes, I will give them mine