Definitions of Hope

She endures She defines Defines the beginning and the end Defines life after life Life captured between the glory of fire and water Life gifted with infinite wishes Wishes meant to be serene Wishes to serve as reminders Reminders to pardon ignorance Reminders to pardon greed Greed borne of ignorance Greed growing with escalating impact Impact running the rails Impact becoming crisis Crisis has no … Continue reading Definitions of Hope

Sunlight Through Shadows

If I could see my way clear of endless shadows if I could silence these echoes of yesterday if I could embrace up and coming challenges and summon strength that is never too near if I could, I’d imagine the riches I’d find Fear, a fine emotion Fear, a friend and if I fail, Fear will remind me I’m not flawless Image by Helmut Strasil … Continue reading Sunlight Through Shadows

Mending

Set upon the hall table sunlight streaming through grand windows I examined its cut glass corners and sparkling facets casting perfect rainbows the epitome of undefined living it just existed to be pretty to be admired to be coveted and so I swept it off that table with a steady hand it seemed a fitting punishment a valid reason the crash was magnificent lingering after … Continue reading Mending

After The Storm

Guess I should have known benediction lingers between light and shadow between elation and fury urging explicit emotion to rest as the embers of hellfires cool And like the wind caressing tender petals after that fierce storm redemption waits as the last wildflower loses its tremble and turns to face the sun Prophecy soaring on the silver wings of guardian angels renames fate, reconfiguring every … Continue reading After The Storm

Wait

And so we wait as the warmth of winter promises redemption An oily candle burns on the windowsill and that cantankerous wind rages, delighting in the storm Still, we wait Fate both a pertinent and personal ruler sometimes given to granting wishes as it prepares a buffet of dreams We wait Time both a partner and nemesis sometimes given to upheaval as it goads fits … Continue reading Wait

First Crush

Topaz sunlight sparkles across years bent with age November love still fresh with the scent of falling leaves Poems penned on scraps of paper still span moments between then and now and before and after and young and old when you were you and I was me and the world was innocent Chance meeting — a chariot meant to break the silence moving across time … Continue reading First Crush

If We Were Having Coffee, October 7th

If we were having coffee today, October 7th, I’d invite you in and share some of this delicious cinnamon-raisin bread. Just the smell of it is enough to make your mouth water. I’d show you the latest stack of books I received from Scholastic. I think I order more than the students do each month. I can’t help it….I’m a bit of a bookaholic. Speaking … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, October 7th

Weekend Coffee Share, September 23rd

  If we were having coffee today, September 23rd, I’d invite you to visit with me in my home office. You can sit in my favorite rocking chair. We’ll use the mugs my husband brought home from Channel 8. He does cooking segments there on a pretty regular basis. You’ll see the cats enjoying the new cat tree I recently installed, and of course, Rocco … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share, September 23rd

Renewal

Arcs of lightning slash the night sky bright flashes bring the storm into view cascading rains wash the air delicately caressing spirits of renewal in even those stubbornly clinging to trauma forged in enmity and loss gorged on the energy that created this tempest harnessing that power until it all breaks free, breaks free just as the mournful began to lose hope knighted and anointed … Continue reading Renewal

Learning Patience

Light shines through darkness A beam of hope revealed like smoke on the water   Some say if I wait if I stop searching, seeking I might find true peace   So I surrender today’s troubles and worries What will be will be         photo: #PoetryPotion prompts: #GoDogGoCafe, #PoetryPotion, WD Wednesday Prompt, #Deedster Poetry Prompt 14, #Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille- MindlovesMisery’sMenagerie   … Continue reading Learning Patience

Twin Battle Scars

Love as armor and shield Nothing borrowed, nothing owed Calling to you, a wonder revealed Come, let’s slip down that secret road We’ll make magic on each battlefield This is the gift fate has bestowed Calling to you, a wonder revealed Come, let’s slip down that secret road Beauty lives in words slowly revealed It’s up to us to learn and decode We’ll make magic … Continue reading Twin Battle Scars