Saturday, July 30, 2011

~ Keep Walking ~

Here we stand together,
Dressed in our pain,
Covered with scars
From wounds we did not ask for
Or deserve.

So what now?

We can't go back and relive our lives.
We can't take back the innocence we lost
Or make the sadness we felt into happiness.

But we can go on from here,
So let us start.

Stretch out your hand
Close your eyes
And slowly let the pain slip away.
Let go of the sadness;
It belongs to yesterday,
And let's walk.

The earth is firm beneath our feet.
The sun is warm on our face.
Smiles at our effort,
And sends us strength.

My friends, we can't stay, looking back,
Lest we falter.
We must face forward,
Eyes wide open,
And keep on walking.

Hold tight and don't let go;
You aren't walking alone,
And neither am I.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

~ Sacred Journey ~

A Sacred Journey ...........

Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey:
From childhood to maturity
and youth to age

From innocence to awareness
and ignorance to knowing

From foolishness to desecration
and then perhaps to wisdom.

From weakness to strength or
from strength to weakness
and often back again

From health to sickness
and we pray to health again.

From offense to forgiveness
from loneliness to love
from joy to gratitude
from pain to compassion
from grief to understanding
from fear to faith.

From defeat to defeat to defeat
until looking backwards or ahead

We see that victory lies not
at some high point along the way
but in having made the journey
step by step
a sacred pilgrimage.

Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey
A sacred journey to life everlasting.

Monday, July 25, 2011

~ Emotions ~

All it takes is a split second for our emotions to turn,

Once a spit ball of fire, now feeling the burn.

They can have a negative or a positive hold,

Emotions are two fold.

How to go from feeling so full of life to feeling so empty,

How to go from smiling to crying in distraught empathy,

How to go from having it all, to feeling like all has been taken,

How to go from being always on his mind to being forgotten.

So much we don’t understand,

We find ourselves asking for a helping hand.

We raise our arms

Seeking spiritual guidance and love.

It’s up to you to get your emotions in check,

Will you allow the blind disappointment to reap havoc?

Don’t cripple yourself emotionally and disable your ability to go on,

See the divine stepping stone laid out before for you, and move beyond.

~ If Life Were So Easy ~

If life were so easy
there would be nothing here to learn.
Fault may be easy to find
in a moment’s confusion
But true love endures
and is deeper than any allusion

Each one of us is good,
bad and ugly as we endure our fears
But she will not let fear run her

Fault to find ... yes
and blame to be placed .... yes
that would be too easy to do

To grow romance
to build the bridge
one day at a time ... is her desire
If moment-to-moment
is the only option so be it,
she will do what is required
Sure in her heart what she wants
and where she wishes to be
She opens her heart,
risks her soul,
so her true self he may see

Having done all she can
she sends healing love
and says good night

Trusting with all her being
that the situation will work out all right
She rests her head on her pillow
and sends her prayer
She knows this love is real
and any struggle it will transcend.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

~ The Cage ~

          I stare beyond at the open spaces
          that exist between the bars.
          My colors once alive and radiant
          now dimmed by artificial light
          My voice once filled with song

          Held too long inside this cell.
          My soul confined.
          I am still.
          Joyful no more.

          Day passes after endless day
          without change.
          No escape in sight
          No way to end my turmoil.

          Faces used to glow
          from my cheerful songs.
          Now they only mirror anger
          because I no longer bring them joy.
          The songbird without a song
          a heart lost,
          unable to utter a lone note.

          A friendly breeze rustles the latch,
          with the first rays of light.
          My door cracks open just enough.
          Long confined by these heavy bars,
          I stretch my tattered wings,
          And break forth into the air
          and freedom.

No longer held against my will
Never again a prisoner.
I dance with other carefree spirits on the wind
in a celebration of life.

As I discover the dawn,
the song returns to my heart
My wings unfold in the new day’s sun.
now resplendent, glowing.
My soul reborn.
I fly to greet the new world.

Friday, July 22, 2011

~ In Silence .... I Think Of You ~

No words I write can ever say,
How much I miss you every day.
As time goes by
the loneliness grows,

How I miss you... nobody knows.
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name.
But all I have are memories.

No one knows my sorrow,
No one sees me weep.
But the love I have for you,
Is in my heart and mine to keep.
I never stopped loving you,
I don't think I ever will.
Deep inside my heart,
You are with me still.

Heartaches in this world are many,
But mine is worse than any.
My heart still aches as I whisper low,
"I need you... and miss you so."
The things I feel so deeply,
Are often the hardest things to say.

But I just can't keep quiet anymore,
So I'll tell you anyway.
There is a place in my heart,
That no one else can fill.
I love you...
and I always will.

Friday, July 8, 2011

~ Smile ~

Think, if in life we are condemned to carry
a bag containing the sorrows on our backs,
just collecting them, never able to throw any
and not allowed to put there no happy ones.

“Pockets can only hold so many sorrows”
she said, as she went away carrying her bag,
hoping that from somewhere will come
to ease the weight, that beloved helping hand.

Pockets are small, not too much space there
to hold bigger sorrows that were pick up in life,
only, should you will be pocketing all of them…
if so, could you tell me for heaven’s sake, why?

Your pockets should be full of happy memories,
let fall that full of sorrows riding on your back
heavy reminder of things that are not anymore,
and if you must carry anything…carry smiles.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

~ Live Your Life ~

The past is gone, but Now is Forever.
The future does not lie in our hands,
But the future lies in the hands of the Presents.
Go out and grasp the seconds of the day
As if you had only that day to live
Experience and enjoy the moments of your life.
We only have one life to live,
So live it like a champion.

Everyone was put here for a purpose,
So let that purpose rise up above and show
Every what you're made of.

I'm not telling you how you should live,
But how you should feel when you look back
at the memories of a once-upon life of yours.

Don't regret things later.
If you feel it is right, do it.
It's your life and nobody else

Make decisions that please you.
Let nobody put you down.
Don't live in anybody's shadows or dreams.
If you do have a dream, act on it
And it will probably come true.