Monday, October 21, 2019

The Story

Play me like a guitar
as I read you with my hands
 the way a blind man
reads a book 
written in Braille,
lingering on every word
until I know 
every page
by heart.
The type of book 
where the reader
slowly falls in love
with the main character
and sweetly thinks about him
long after the story ends.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Déjà vu



"Did I know you in a previous life?" he asked.
I replied through a side glance 
and a crooked smile,
"Yes. We were Vikings together,
sailing the stormy seas
way back in the year of
one thousand sixty three".

Waves were not alone
pounding against the stern.
Beneath the dragon-head prow
he would keep me warm.
And on nights the ocean was quiet,
under the sails, 
we made our own storm.

That was last I saw him,
tangled limbs and hair,
a thousand years ago
wrapped in seal skins
without a care.

Until that night he grabbed my hand
and pulled me out to dance.
In shyness and confusion
I could barely give him a glance.

Though my eyes may have deceived me,
in a moment of Déjà vu,
once within his arms
my body said,
"Oh. It's YOU."

Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Autumn of My Life



"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning." Louis L'Amour

And so I begin again.
With complete abandon.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

All I Need


It's cold out here tonight

I'm worn out from the fight

I catch my breath
And pray for rest

Last night I had the most terrifying dream.  You stopped loving me.  I was captive in a horrible, unnatural world where I could feel the physical pain of my heart breaking, I could hear the sobbing of my own cries, and feel the wetness of my own tears. I was begging you to love me again. All the furniture, walls, and floors had been stripped out of our home. There was nothing left. In utter desperation, I ran down darken streets screaming out that this could not be happening. It felt impossible, unbearable, for you to not love me. I was going to die if you stopped loving me.

By morning light, I knew that you dying was not the most terrible thing that could ever happen to me; because you still love me and always will.  That's all I need.


Still a fire burns,
 lighting up the room

I know You're here with me

You wrap me in Your arms,

Like only You can do,
I know You're all I need
With You, I'll always be
Home

Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Beginnings



This woman, much the Other Side of Midlife,
begins a new journey tomorrow.
I'll be flying to Los Angeles for a week of training with the
Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
(IMSE)
to be trained in the

I forsee this becomming a Ministry for me,
providing tutoring to children in need and perhaps change a life or two along the way.
It's already been life-changing for me.
Love and prayers appreciated.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

I Am In Need of Prayer...



Prayers for discernment, please and thank you.
I am so afraid of more changes,
even when I know how much gain
there will be.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018 ... Here's the Plan

You're so hard on yourself.
Take a moment.
Sit back.
Marvel at your life;
  at the grief that softened you,
  at the heartache that wisened you,
  at the suffering that strengthened you.
Despite everything,
you still grow.
Be proud 
of this. 



P.S.  Please keep smiling.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Baby, I Wish You Were Here ...



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For you there'll be no crying
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       For you the sun will be shining
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'Cause I feel that when
I'm with you  It's all right
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I know it's right
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And the songbirds keep singing
Like they know the score
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And I love you I love you I love you
Like never before
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To you I would give the world
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To you I'd never be cold
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'Cause I feel that when I'm with you

It's all right 
I know it's right
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And the songbirds keep singing
Like they know the score
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And I love you I love you I love you
Like never before.
Like never before.
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May 2, 2013
Beloved Husband, thank you for another year, albeit a very tough year.  It’s a miracle that you are still here with me…with our children.  You have already surpassed THREE predicted expiration dates; you are THE Brawny Man.
It’s true, from our very first touch, I felt that when I was with you, it was right.  With you, I have always felt safe.  I never wanted anything in life as much as I wanted you, and I thank God every day that you felt exactly the same way.
You ARE the Love of my Life, and I will never get over you.
Looking back on our 34 years, if you asked me which were my favorite days, I would have to say that
I loved them all.
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May 2, 2017
You have been gone for 3-1/2 years now, and I still feel the same.  35 years of marriage with you here on earth, but for 38 years now I have been your wife.  And always will be.  For 35 years, every day, YOU CHOSE ME.  Thank you, Baby.  I still choose you.  To Eternity.
Your Faithful Wife


Friday, February 24, 2017

Husband, You showed me love of the deepest kind.



Oh, God, I need to belong to someone
I miss the breath of a kiss
I miss the wonder of a future with somebody
Oh, God, show me love
I miss belonging to someone
I miss the kiss of another
I miss the morning, I miss the waking up
I need someone to hold my hand, bigger than mine
Oh, God, where are you?
Show me love

If it wasn't real, then why does it hurt so bad?
Cause the thing that we had seemed like everything
Never thought we would be torn apart by a change in the wind or a cloud in the sky
We were always

And you showed me love of the deepest kind
And I will never find another love like you showed me love
And now I see

If it wasn't real, then why does it hurt so bad?
Cause the thing that we had, it was everything
Never thought we would be torn apart by a change in the wind or a cloud in the sky
We were always

You showed me love of the deepest kind
I will never find another love like you showed me love
Now I see

In time, this heart may heal (in time, this heart may heal)
Take a while 'fore you know the way to be whole again
And together, we will move mountains far
Take a reach for a prayer that begins with a story of old
Never ended here

You showed me love of the deepest kind
I will never find another love like you showed me love
Now I see

Now I can see you
And you showed me, showed me love of the deepest kind
And I will never find a love like you
You showed me love of the deepest kind
No, no, no
Nobody, there's nobody like you
Now I see you
Now I see, hmm
You showed me love and I thank you
And I need you and I miss you
You
You showed me love
You showed me love
Of the deepest kind, and I will never find a love
A love like you
You showed me, you showed me love
You showed me love
You showed me love
You showed me, yeah
You showed me love
You showed me love
You showed me love of the deepest kind
I will never find a love
You showed me love
You showed me love
I will never find a love like you
Love
You showed me love
You showed me, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Of the deepest kind, the best kind of love
I'm so sorry; now I see you
Oh, God
And it's too late, it's too late
Oh, God