Poem – The Lovely Violet

I see it in your face

The twinkle in your eyes

I have let you down

There is no surprise

Being what you fear

But who in the world

Would ever believe?

Or ever have the heart to admit

When they have deceived?

To tell

To say

The true thought

My Violet, you are right

With the strength you have fought

The future, you see, whenever you will go

You are best when you smile

It is that, I wish you would know

Letting go of you

Or the vision of what I saw

It makes this life, my Violet

Bittersweet in my call

You radiate and glow

Unfazed by your wrath

Let go of the lies, let it show

On your new path

Let it be kind in all that you do

Violet, it is too late

You were never listening

Were you ever you?


Copyright – Court S, 2018

Poem – Wallflowers

Quiet little one

Invisible wallflower

Nobody sees you standing there

No matter how loud

You raise your precious voice

No matter how much you show

That you care

There isn’t any sound

You aren’t being heard




Wave your arms high, dear wallflower

Someone will see you standing there

When the voices die down

And the noise, the sights

Refuse to hide you

You won’t fall further away

Stand on the soapbox

Dear wallflower

Someone will listen

Someone will not walk away

They will not leave you

Someone will see you standing there


Copyright – Courtney Schaffer, 2018

Poem – Carry Your Light

Every now and then I just might get the urge to write and see what happens, what comes out. Just a close my eyes and free write sort of thing. Maybe the good comes out, maybe feelings or the junk gets processed. I really don’t know. Maybe it will help and maybe it will actually be decent poetry. I don’t have an intent to rhyme or make it pretty – I write the truth and whatever feels the need to come out, just does.

It’s been an exhausting day. One where you realize that life really is that short. Forgiveness should happen. The ability to let go, should as well. Don’t hold grudges. Laugh as much as you can. And the little things, are really the little things. Live in the moment every single change that you can get.


Be the light

Shining ever so strongly

So brightly

Be the shine that you wish

To see in this world

In this universe

You are the universe

The amazingly brilliant bright light

That shines onto others

That reaches out to others

A shining light that guides

And carries 

So many others onto their path

And their journey

Shine as bright as you can

Never dull

Never burn out

Do as you dream you would

Wherever those dreams carry you

Carry your light


Copyright – Courtney Schaffer, 2018