Thursday, October 24


Sometimes I forget
myself; I forget to look up and
see stars, and I forget the knowing voice inside
I hear only the chattering of doubt, yes, shadows
serving a purpose of sorts, we all carry
the voice of our heart colored over time
by shadows that help us hear our messages to
ourselves, like a dark night does, covering what doesn't matter
so that you can see what's important, the stars
darkness of night, blanketing the distractions of the day
showing you what will shine brightly

Thursday, January 10

I want to write this line or two
I want to write a line

Words are weak compared to power
That electricity, and the bond.
how do you write about this bond?

Even the energy behind the broken thing
fails the frail word
A weak offering for what's been heard
by ears that hear beyond our head
by ears, connected to our hearts
how much I wanted to be heard
by ears, connected to your heart.
I wanted to touch your heart.

The surface
the spark that all can see
the spark that's recognized by all
maybe it sounds like a dull thud
but a rumbling of power, that
tied us together anyway.
Our dull thud.

I wish I could speak with some dull thud
that your heart would hear it --
Maybe hear, the noise in my head.
Maybe hear, the noise of my heart.

Instead, tomorrow.
Shedding some light
Gives me some new angles to consider.

Friday, March 16

This is a poem
      to remember
......nomatterwhat happens next
......nomatterwhat happened before
That I
      get to be me within it all
That I
      am blessed
      and happy
To be me
      within these moments.

I love how I've learned
      and am learning
To surrender to God's
To be grateful for all that I am
      and all that I have
      and all that there is

I am thankful for me
      my ability to smile
      my ability to see goodness
      my ability to be fair
               and fun
      my ability to fail
               and to heal

I love myself now
even if it all seems to be going
I surrender to God's
            and give thanks
That I
      Can be me
            In this moment

Wednesday, February 29

Can't Hide

Mama what's the recipe
for happiness deep inside
Mama what's the secret
I don't know it
I can't hide
what I don't know

Mama it's cold outside
in the summertime it's hot
I just want to be welcomed back in
I would be happy to be welcomed back in
I can't hide
what makes me happy

Mama there's all these rules
I never get it right
staying close to your crooked line
I never get it straight
I just want it to be okay
I can't hide
what is not okay

Mama daylight's fading
our conversation's waning thin
I can never show you
what powers my light within
I can't hide
my light within

Sunday, October 24

The Mighty Rocks We Carry

Mirrored memory
reflecting river washing
a current is building
around these boulders
loosening the stones
held tight in deep crevices
so gripped by fear
from washing away

I lost you
in the rapids
you called me as
I floated by
I left you dry
capsized in emotional waters
no soothing shore to reach
no hidden inlets shared
outgoing tide
returning us to
ourselves and
these mighty rocks
we carry

Thursday, October 22

Fingers Clenched Releasing

Forgotten frost
lost within the fog
created by the un-thawing
created by the ice melting
created by the warmth growing
soul within glowing

Forgotten this cold
so long within my bones
let it go without my knowing
let it go to keep on going
let it go to and just forgiving
thankful to learn about living

Forgotten until this day
last anger still residing
this last bit within hiding
this last bit inside hanging
this last door opening wide
fingers clenched releasing me

Forgotten once again
these moments are just passing
hope my soul's still learning
hope within me yearning
hope that time's still turning
start the dance this day beginning

Sunday, October 4

Eclipse Brings To Light

The eclipse came into the life
overshadowing lies; allowing truth's entry
posting on heart's door a sentry
guarding and knowing of the soul's questions
brought reality to dreams in a heartbeat
created connections where deeper bonds meet

The eclipse came into the life
unannounced; shadow intensified the light
then moon's peace overtaking the night
joy felt stronger than a blissful moment
smiles set deep in the conscious spread
warm like butter melts in fresh bread

The eclipse came into the life
in response to the calling of the sky
there was no need to investigate why
the desire a question still to be answered
creating a void within, so to learn

patiently awaits life to be, the return

Tuesday, September 29

Mystery To Me

The sun and the sea
My need to be me
All tends to be
A mystery to me

Standing silently
Between peace and distress
Beauty breathes

Choosing to be glad
When times are bad
Prevents the sad
feelings to be had

Wondering about
Miracles and its keeper
Key is choosing joy

Saturday, September 26


Blessed with friends
days in the sun
a roof overhead
and children well fed

Blessed by time
work that is mine
wheels to ride in
creativity within

Blessed once again
the waking dream
breathed to life by my efforts
blessed to life as God set forth

Thursday, September 24

Sparkle This

I live for this
The smile curling up from your lips
The touch of a baby's fingertips
The swirl of the music moving my hips

I live for this
The wind blowing back my hair from my face
The sky filling up that upward space
The moon shining light into the dark of this place

I live for this
The bright lights of a night on the town
The laughter of friends lift me up from my down
The awe of the universe erasing my frown

I live for this
The long sleep of night lazing into a fine day
The chance to sneak off to travel and play
The sparkle in your eyes as I steal you away

I live for this

Wednesday, September 23


When clouds fill my sky
They do sometimes
When clouds fill my sky
I look at the clouds
Waiting for rain

When the rain comes
As it does from time to time
When the rain comes
I ponder the grey
Trying to keep my arms dry

When the grey lingers
Sometimes we can't control it
When the grey lingers
I look for the silver within
Seeking messages in the grey

By the light of day
We have a clearer vision
By the light of day
We do not seek out clouds
But the clouds seek us instead
Casting shadows
Giving contrast to the bright light to follow

Monday, September 7

Collage of Collective Souls

Life as art
what fills your day
might be bright colors
or subtle shades of gray
Each of us a collage of collective souls
From friends collected on the path
As the years progress hopefully so
Life's art gains spiritual depth
And friends be colors so then my life
is kaleidoscope-ly blessed

Monday, August 3

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

("I call upon Divine Wisdom")

Thank you for the violet light
streaming down through my head
lavender scented dreams and visions
meeting the indigo mind, intuitive guidance
bringing to my senses that subtle world within
Let me be true to myself
All of me

Thank you for the blue light of truth
Let candor lead me clearly each day
Through truth, all the deeper realities be
Bringing green light to my heart
Green means "go" don't you see?
Let me be true to myself
All of me

Thank you for the bright yellow light of my life
Golden nuggets of experience, absorbed to my soul
These lessons are carried inside me forever
Feeding the orange light creates today
Bringing imaginative works to share
Let me be true to myself
All of me

At the root of it, love beaming red
Love of life, Love of others, love of spirit, love of self
Grounding us to each other, grounding us to ourselves
Love the base of truth, the foundation of life, incarnate
Love a gift to me and you and all beings
Let me be true to myself for love's purpose
All of me