The Last Battle 

Eventually, the day comes when a warrior finally understands that there is only one true battle, and that it’s the only battle worth winning. I speak of the battle within. The internal battle is not won with heavy artillery or a skilled militia. It isn’t won through physical strength or brute force. In fact, there is only one way to win the battle within once and for all. The warrior must lay aside all weapons, understanding that they serve no purpose in this war. They must let their guard down. They must then look deeply within, and choose to accept and surrender to all that they find there. From there, they must offer themselves complete tolerance, nonjudgment, and self-love. It is through this method alone that we finally lay the inner battle to rest. On the day that the final warrior has made peace within, we will know peace on Earth at last; but until then, at the very least, we can achieve inner peace for ourselves. We are worthy! Soldier on warrior, your battle awaits you.


Carolyn Glackin 

Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017.

Image found on Pinterest.

Artist unknown.


No Goodbyes 

This plaintive piece came about after several days of fixating on “My Immortal,” by Evanescence. My piece, called “No Goodbyes,” is loosely written to the tune of “My Immortal.”


No Goodbyes 

by Carolyn Glackin 

I’ve thrown away my reckless heart

It does me no good while we’re apart

I was the one that warmed your bed

Now I’m a phantom in your head

I never really realized 

Love could change 

With the passing of the skies 

This place where I now dwell

Offers no return 

Due to what I know 

And all I’ve learned

Although I miss having you near

I can’t exist in that place of pain and fear

That type of world was killing me

Knowing that my mind was never free

My heart was dying day by day

You know the reasons why

I couldn’t stay

I hope you’ll realize it too

And that you’ll forgive me

For leaving you

But I’m much closer than you know 

A change in your perception 

Would tell you so

What is there to go back to anyway?

A world in darkness every day

A place where souls 

Externalize their pain

Where the majority are mentally insane 

They’d rather hurt each other 

Than look within 

Never knowing it’s a game 

No one can win

But oh my love, how the tide has turned

People fear this light though it never burns

For the first time in years

I’m finally alive

Away from all the darkness, I can truly thrive

But there’s one bit of sadness 

Causing me to grieve

Knowing I can’t be the one

To help you believe 

Knowing you won’t see this 

Through my eyes

And so I must leave you there

Under those darkened skies

Heavy is the heart that bears the grief

As I watch you struggle with no relief

And I don’t get to know

All the reasons why

But I simply refuse to say goodbye 

When you’ve had your fill 

Of that endless hell

Come join me in the place of love

In which I now dwell.

Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017.

Image credited to the rightful owner.

My Lover and I 

 In a thousand different ways, my lover comes to me. 

As often as the waves meet the shore does he come, and cover me with unending kisses which fall softly upon me like the gentle rains that water the Earth.
He warms me with his fiery passion like the hottest of suns, then cools me in his depths like the vast ocean.
He is everything to me as I am to him, because in our truth, we hold nothing back from the other.
We offer it all in our devotion, devoid of fear; for what is there to fear of the other when we are cut from the same cloth?
We two are one, as our hearts join and beat together, our minds meld into the same thoughts, our souls merge into the same eternal flowering.
No amount of time or space could ever separate us, for in our love we are joined forever in such a way that no magic, no evil, and no artifice of the human world could ever cause to be torn asunder.
We are everything and we are nothing.
We are all people and we are no one.
I am he, as he is I, and onward we go like this, always united as one in our love that has no end, forever and ever, we two.
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017.
Artwork source unknown. Credited to the rightful owner. 

Borrowed Time 

She was here on borrowed time

Although, that she was here at all
Was truly a wonder
For everything about this world
Constantly tried to pull her under
She knew the horrors and the truths
Her eyes had been blinded by the proof
She’d always known that evil lurked in man
It was the sheer magnitude of it
That she couldn’t understand
She’d been touched by fire
But rather than letting it consume her
She instead, burned brighter
She’d encountered troubled waters
That were determined to outdo her
But instead of letting them drown her
She merely let them flow right through her
She was a loving being
With a wide range of emotion
Her heart swelled and swirled
With the depths of the ocean
Not a warrior, though she stood for what was right
Not a fighter, just a vessel for the Light
A humble servant
Here to minister to each call
In loving service every day
To One and all.
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017