Faithful Companions

Poem from December 2014 for Throwback Friday An old man whistles as he shuffles down the sidewalk Each step an effort The effects of time his constant companion A well-lived life his source of inspiration   His old dog limps along beside him Each step an effort Still he follows A loyal companion His well-lived life with his gentle Master   They make quite a … Continue reading Faithful Companions

Missed Alarms

One of my favorites from 2014 for Throwback Friday Expelled from the hazy, lazy shangri-la of sleep Awareness settles in… slowly, faintly, persistently Cool morning air invades warm blankets Piercing the cocoon While whistling robins heckle   Plunged into the stark, absolute reality of failed alarms Panic reigns…pointedly, vehemently, completely Soft bare feet stomp hard wooden floors Breaking the barrier Between fragmented fantasies and frenzied … Continue reading Missed Alarms

Love Perseveres

knowing in loneliness knowing in loving   She waits   balancing the distance between nowhere and here   She waits   points on a map disappear as time nullifies miles and minutes and minutia   she wages war against desperation and wills the waves to stop rolling   and waits   standing alone as cold winds blow she feels the warmth of Spring   even … Continue reading Love Perseveres

Positive Intentions

Sharing a poem from July 2014 for Throwback Friday Awesome power Lies within each Positive intention Uttered quietly Embraced in hope Washed and released Unlike condemnation encumbered by anger Or desperate pleas entangled with fear The energy is pure Akin to odes recited by a joyful heart Or promises bound by love Yet stronger in its selflessness Whether whispered by a friend held dear Or … Continue reading Positive Intentions

Forget-Me-Nots

Just for today your eyes are focused Do you see me? All those days spent trapped in your world Do you recognize me? Haunted by memories of yesterdays frustrated by forgotten todays Do you remember how I held your hand? Hold on to this moment We’ll savor it together Until the clouds roll back in tomorrow http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/literate-today/ Alzheimer’s Association *I’m reposting this today because I’m … Continue reading Forget-Me-Nots

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

Signs of Absolution

Searching each face for signs of absolution a welcome pursuit as she chases fate The crowd gathers in silence, a ceremonial arrival as she eases into dirty water A welcome pursuit as she chases fate Anticipation seizes unholy energy, always the same ritual in this current climate That black water won’t wash away her sins Anticipation seizes unholy energy as each gathers a stone That … Continue reading Signs of Absolution

Change of Seasons

Autumn whispers as I hang the moon just so to mark the edge of summer and promised dreams and waxing dreams and those promised dreams Borrowed from nothing built on everything being in the sky, somehow being of the sky intentions wait Autumn whispers, it beckons as I release old seasons and soar Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay prompts: Go Dog Go Tuesday Writing … Continue reading Change of Seasons

Rainy Days

There’s humility in the rain that visits in the whispering shallows Here where the world is quiet and still, I listen I draw comfort from the steady drone that sounds like a heartbeat, here where drops of water weigh heavy on fragile petals They glisten like diamonds, like kaleidoscopes swirling And those tender blossoms? They accept the weight without effort, knowing it helps them to … Continue reading Rainy Days

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

On Finding Clarity

She wakes to walk the streets at dawn the sky dresses in purples, reds, and golds Examining the empty storefronts, she wonders What will become of this day the stillness of the space brings comfort She addresses the blackbirds and says today will be kind They chastise her in angry squawks and fly away As their shadows fade, she laughs at the brilliant nothing left … Continue reading On Finding Clarity

Growth

Witness renewal born under burnt skies and frozen fields Strength finds stability on shaky ground And even as vernacular spews vulgarity in messages meant to disguise fear and longing growth takes hold And even as angels sigh weary from age-old battles growth takes hold It takes hold A young man will find his way and broken hearts will mend out there on vast oceans as … Continue reading Growth