She Held My Hand

Have you woken up in the morning and felt like you must have swam across the Atlantic in your sleep? When your feet touch the floor, you catch yourself from falling over? Your eyelids decide to stay partially closed and the shower does not help? I felt exactly like this when I woke up today….

To the High School “Late Bloomer”

High school was tough for me. Trying to fit into the crowd was all I wanted. It’s no surprise that this happens in high schools across America. This poem is dedicated to all the late bloomers out there getting pushed around because of it. If you know a young man or woman that you think…

God and the Dunk Tank

You are sitting in the dunk tank. Your feet are dangling above the cold water. You know it’s freezing because your pinky toe just grazed the water. A shiver runs down your spine. The so called mini diving board you are sitting on is unstable. You can hear the rusty hinge squeak as you squirm in your…

The Online Boldness Dilemma

When we are reading, we pay attention to the bold words. I’m sure you just did it. Why do we do this? As children, we were taught to spot differences. Differences demonstrate distinction. When reading textbooks, the bold words became the most important words. They were the words to know for the upcoming exam. The bold…

Talking to Yourself

I went on a run today. Instead of bopping to some rad music, I shut off the music and decided to pray. What a perfect opportunity! All of a sudden, I am back at my front door. My 3.5 miles are finished. Did I pray? Nope. Why not? Well, I decided to pray. Then I…

A Poem About Taking Action

  get off the treadmill we complain that nothing is changing yet, we won’t get off the treadmill. we will go nowhere if we stay comfy running at a set pace on a safe path we already know.   Follow my instragram account @n.j.bellacicco for more poetry. My book “Pouring Echoes” can be found on…

A Simple Little Prayer

Dear Lord, Direct my soul to your love. Give me the strength to let go. Fill me with the courage to choose You over myself. Calm my restless heart. Remind me that the Holy Spirit is with me on this journey. Thank you Lord, for your presence. Refocus my gaze on You alone. Give me…

Girls Don’t Deserve Roses

To all my women readers, In a few hours it will be Valentine’s Day. Ever since childhood, we have engrained images in our our minds about this special day. Valentine’s day cards, chocolate, teddy bears, and especially roses. Lots of pink and red everywhere. The first couple years of college, I thought about how special…

100 words to fill you with zeal.

I know life is hard. But know, you are built to break down walls. You were made to conquer with love. I know you are sad. But you have joy resting in your veins and peace sleeping in your mind. You are strong. Braver than a front line soldier. You face your day with a…

Send God an Email

  God why have You not sent me an email?   if God sent you an email with an outline of your life i reckon you’d mark it as spam so stop checking your email put down your phone do what needs to be done and send God an email Subject: my future “Thank You…

I Know

In the past I had a serious entitled “I Just Don’t Know.” I believe I did 3 posts with this title. If you check out my past posts you might be able to tell that these words came at times of extreme confusion. Times of immense uncertainty. Times where fear coated my core. I still…

Bird House

“Bird House” by n.J.bellacicco There once was a carpenter, who wanted to build a bird house for his dying friend. He and his friend would sit by the window and watch the birds eat from the feeder all day long. This friend could not move because he was too weak. The birds would come and…