Quarter Past Midnight

There is a small mist outside.

It echoes my mind on this night.

Thoughts swirl with no cohesiveness.

I feel lost.

I listen to the sweet music.

Hoping for enlightenment that never comes.

Loneliness is a road for the lonely.

Teetering on the edge.

Come to me they say but I need someone to come to me.

It never happens unless I ask.

The high cost of living.

Searching for answers but finding more questions.

Quarter past midnight.

All is quiet now.

Where’s the ocean?

Where’s the moon?

Yes, the moon is still shining on me.

It never stopped.

I hope it is shining on you.

Time and miles.

Memories like yesterday.

It is like love falling down.

I tried so hard to forget.

When it hits it knocks me down.

I may forget but I will always remember.

Quarter past midnight.

I tried to protect you.

I thought my words could put a shield around you.

I failed.

I should have taught you how to wear that armor.

I remember that first touch.

Your tiny fingers in my hand.

A promise made.

Tick tock around the clock.

What you feel I have already felt.

What you see I have already seen.

I want you to know.

You need how to learn to protect yourself.

Quarter past midnight.

Face your demons.

Write the words down.

Go to the places you fear the most.

Conquer the monsters.

Put the memories in the light.

See the sun rise over the darkness.

Be not afraid.

They can’t hurt you now.

They never could.

Only when you let them.

They are long gone now.

Only dust remains.

Quarter past midnight.

Remember the dream.

How it felt.

Who was it?

The morning.

Unconditional love.

It doesn’t have to just happen in sleep.

It takes an awakening of the spirit.

Of the soul.

Moments of bliss.

The road is before you.

Travel it.

Find her.

Quarter past midnight.

Stop being lazy.

Stop filling the day with regret.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Stop living one foot in the past.

Stop trying to fly into the sun.

Stop wasting time.

Start breathing.

Start walking.

Start running.

Start loving.

Start being.

Start life.

Quarter past midnight.

Light the match.

Take the jump.

There is nothing left to lose.

Risk it.

Dream the impossible.


Be brave.

Be smart.

Believe in yourself.

Do it.

Inspire yourself.

You got this.

Quarter past midnight.

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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