Wednesday, June 29, 2011

~ As I Watched You Go ~

      I see your eyes,

      one final glance as you look back at me,
      and we both know it is time.
      Although I swore
      I would never have to let you go
      It's a promise I cannot keep.

      I need to live
      and you need to grow.

      My heart folds back onto itself
      And I just bend my knees and lower my center
      To withstand the buffet of the winds
      That will blow by me,
      and through me
      Without you standing there to shelter me.

      The tether is cut,
      and you are free to fly
      and I lose an anchor,
      and my cheeks burn,
      from the icy wind
      and the few tears that sneak past the wall
      That I am leaning on
      so that I can stand
      and watch you go.

      And someday soon I think
      I will find a haven
      Where I can cry the tears
      And let the salt water cleanse the wounds
      So they can begin to heal
      But now is not the time.

      One hand raised
      I salute you
      With a wave of good-bye
      Wishing you all the blessings of this earth
      And when we meet again
      it won't be the same
      But we will always know

      How much we loved
      and trusted
      and shared
      Victories, losses, adventures
      and just the passage of time.

      Look back no more
      Eyes to the future
      And I will just stand here
      and watch you go.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

~ Who Cares ~

One fine day I shall walk with my head held high
My back ever so straight
My strides long and purposeful
As I take my walk
I will carry a large bag
Full of everything I need
For work, for play and for looking good
Everything, that is,
Except money
But who cares?

For on this fine day
I will not be alone
I will be walking with those who do not care
About being a size four, fourteen, or forty
About being eighteen, eighty or eight-nine,
With those who are not bothered

Yet they know about dreams and visions
They know about hopes and aspirations
They know that if you work hard enough
Think big enough
Dream large enough
And live long enough
Dreams do come true
And visions do come to life
And that we don't have to die
Before we go to heaven

On this fine day I will walk
Bag full of this and that
My body responding to the warm caress of the sun
And even if it is cold
I will walk free of all the symbols and signifiers that tell me
I am less than who I am

Those I am walking with will know how I feel
We are walking a road we have all paved together
And it is finally taking us to the places we want to go

Oh, how I will enjoy my walk
On this fine day

Saturday, June 18, 2011

To Touch The Heart .........

To touch the heart of someone dear
though it might sometimes cause a tear
to fall or rest upon the cheek -

Should be something all should seek.

For often hearts -
not touched at all -

start hardening and shrinking small.

And then the time -
it takes to grow

A loving heart - is very slow.

For hearts expand as those who care -
extend their love and -
let us share
a Moment,
space or special phrase

that eases pain on dreary days.

Or simply starts our lips to smile
and brightens time for just a while.

The ways and kinds and means of sharing -
it seems to me -
Are based on caring.

And though we're often worlds apart.
You still can touch my very heart.

You make me smile or shed a tear.

And I'll remember year to year

Just how your 'touching' helped me grow.

And I just thought I'd tell you so.

~ Let Me Love Again ~

Let Me Love Again ........

Cleanse the Heart
From All Doubts And Fears
Hold It Gently
And Wipe Away The Tears

All Dreads Of Yesterday
To A Brighter Tomorrow
And Hope Along The Way

That Guides Through The Night
Share The Wings Of Love
On A Lifetime Flight

Take Shelter
From Raging Storms

Hold Me Tight
Safely Cradled Me In Your Arms

And Let Me Love Again ...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

~ Voices and Choices ~

Voices and Choices ..........

The voices and choices

are too much at times
and I need a quiet place
just me and the moon
or me and the sky

a place where
I can hear God whisper

reminding me to breathe

asking me to 'hold on'

and when I hear this

I know everything will be fine

~ Life ~

Life .........

Life a maze
The never-ending circle
that surrounds us
Running through it
Slowing down

Sometimes missing the very thing

That makes us whole
We are all searching
We are all yearning

We are all needing
and wanting

So often we lose ourselves
And spend so much time trying
To find our way back

We get caught up in our own needs
We forget that which is important

The passions of our inner being
Our love
look around
and be still


Sunday, June 12, 2011

~ Secret ~

Secret .........

Stare at your picture
Can’t help but to wonder

and think about you

Love your smile
Too afraid to tell you

Because then you might think differently

Love the look in your eyes

that I can’t seem to explain

Sometime I tend to let it drive me insane

Or get to the point where it brings me pain

You are my secret
I do adore you
But you’ll remain a secret
Because it wouldn’t be a secret
if I told you

So still, a secret you’ll remain
Even though it brings me heartache and pain

The same pain lets me know that I’m still sane

But a secret
comes a secret pain.

~ Miscommunication ~

Miscommunication .........

Miscommunication can change a person’s path.
It can alter your opinion, even fill you with wrath.

Always try to eliminate it before you place the blame,
when heated words are said nothing remains the same.

It leads to misunderstanding and breach of trust.
to express ourselves more accurately is definitely a must.

To lose through Miscommunication is a terrible loss,
we may lose something dear to us

We could be the bearer and not even know,
it’s important to lead by example for you reap what you sow.

Have courage to confront, to clear the air.
To leave things unsaid leaves a terrible tears.

Friday, June 10, 2011

~ Man Of My Dreams ~

Man of my dreams .........

Fill my heart up,
make it whole
Look into my eyes and see my soul
Touch my body
with the tenderness you feel

Hold me in your arms
so I know this is real
His gentle voice speaks softly in my ear
Saying all the words that I long to hear

Desire me
like no other man could
Make passionate love to me
the way a man should
Let me feel your kindness,
strength and love

To know that
you were sent from heaven above
A promise to keep,
to share and remain

Bringing joy and happiness
never causing me pain

Fulfilling my world
deep in the night
I eagerly fall asleep
and await the delight

This man that I speak of
is not what it seems
He is a man that I meet
every night in my dreams.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

~ The Road ~

The Road ........

She walks along the winding road
so many turns,
not sure which way to go

She stops to see a familiar road
one she has been down so many times
It leads to a place of
forbidden happiness
and empty love

She walks down this road often
It takes away her loneliness
It is only temporary

She is afraid to take the other roads
for fear of what she might encounter

The uncertainty frightens her

Her heart is bruised

She smiles without true happiness

not quite sure what happiness really is

She wants so much to know

She wants to be able to feel again

The roads of life have been hard

She wonders where the other roads will lead

She hesitates

She struggles
She walks
She comes to the familiar road
and stops

She wants more than that road will bring her

She turns away from that road

and walks on

~ Unending Love ~

Unending Love ..........

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times...
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it's age old pain,
It's ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star, piercing the darkness of time.
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers,
Shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,
the distressful tears of farewell,
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man's days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours -
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

~Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, June 6, 2011

One Small Rose ......

I would rather have one small rose
From the garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers
When my stay on Earth must end.

I would rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said to me
Than flattery when my heart is still
And my life on Earth has ceased to be.

I would rather have a loving smile
From friends I know are true
Than tears shed round my casket
When this world I've bid Adieu.

Bring me all your flowers today
Whether pink, white or red:
I'd rather have one blossom now
Than a truckload when I'm dead.