How to Love Again by L. N. Holmes

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Photo courtesy of Natalie Chyi

Beauty, brook with broken rocks

Wash away my wishes, stream.

Make me mindful of my dreams.


Who am I to hope?

Dancing on dangerous ground,

Singing for silenced souls—


God guide me home.


Rock me river bend,

Sway me south from wicked sin.

Let me live—teach me how to love again.







Natalie Chyi is an 18-year-old from Hong Kong who has recently moved to London, where she will be studying law for the next three years. She started photography to capture moments and pretty things/people/light/scenes as she sees them, and that idea is what continues to fuel all of her work. Find more of her work on, Facebook, or Tumblr.

LeeAnn Adams (pen name L. N. Holmes) was born in Wilmington, Ohio. She is a 2013 graduate of Salem College’s creative writing program. Her work has appeared in literary magazines, lifestyle magazines, and a newspaper. She is a foodie, a Christian, an award winning writer, and owns an absurd amount of books. You can find more of her work on her blog, A Vase of Wildflowers. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter @LNHolmeswriter. She currently lives in Nebraska with her husband, her two cats, and her dog.



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