If you want to heal,
you must be willing to deal
with your deep down pains.
These feels I haven’t felt in a very long time
reignited when my eyes looked upon
each word you said, anticipating
what would be ahead.
Hoping I’d be right.
Excited when my thoughts matched yours — as soulmates do.
Flipping the page, as if I were writing this book with you.
I’m still in awe that ink on paper and words arranged like mist and vapor
can transport one’s imagination and trigger feelings without hesitation.
There are no bounds; to read and to write.
Just feelings of the heart that do ignite.
red clay and gravel roads
divots forming as the rain pelts
out of breath, running away
my heart aching as the pain melts
never did I think I’d find you
just to lose you all over again,
but here I am standing broken
looking down, I’ve lost my friend
life is short, and we both knew this
still we promised that we’d do this
so here I dance in the summer rain
when I close my eyes, you’re doing the same
The snow-laden path crunches beneath my feet;
the frosty air turns my nose red and runny;
the twinkling of stars in the distance catches my eye
as I see my breath expand before me.
Nature’s beauty and power all around
speaking a language only my heart understands.
It tells me I’m not alone for God is here with me.
It can cut like a knife
or heal a thousand wounds;
its power is immeasurable.
It can be salty and crude
or sweet like fresh honey;
its potency is irrefutable.
It can be short and quick
or long and drawn out;
its timing is impeccable.
So learn to listen and be slow to speak
for what leaves the tongue is irreversible.
Sometimes, to start over, you must throw out
all that you clung to, all that was holding you back.
Start fresh with a clean slate.
Breathe easy; it’s never too late.
Go now, do and be.
*** HAPPY 2022 ***
Diamonds dancing across the ground
reflecting the starlit sky.
A winter chill in the air
as strangers pass on by.
I’m sitting on a wooden bench
enjoying this holiday scene.
Taking it all in;
the beauty is serene.
The smell of sappy firs,
carols echoing nearby,
cherished memories in my heart,
a teardrop in my eye.