Saturday, February 8, 2020

Old Poems Come Back to Haunt Me ...

It's been so long
since I've been home,
emotions flooding in.
I've been so very far away;
where do I begin?

I pick up the pieces
of all my shattered dreams,
I draw them all together
to figure out the scheme.
Some pieces are still razor sharp;
they cut me to my heart,
while others go together
as if they never were apart.
Some have been made smooth, 
their roughness washed away by time,
and I'm left with all these pieces
to make this life of mine.

And all that I can do
will never be enough.
I fill each and every minute;
there's work to do - hurry up.

But in the silence I allow
when not consumed with guilt
over all my many blessings,
none of which I've built

I can hear You say,

"Child be still
and let me place
this ring upon your hand.
Rest in Me, child,
Rest in Me, do all that I command.
And all that I command
is love."

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunrise, Sunset

     Light peeks in through cracks in the door
     Pillows tossed, covers turned
     Curtains open to make room for more

     Plays upon the flowers in the mist
     Dew sparkles, air nips
     In a beautiful moment of morning bliss.

     Shadows fall across the cold, bare floor
     arms open, doors close
     Coldness melts and welcomed is more

     Fills the corners in every room
     Hearts sigh unspoken words
     Silence encloses them in a tomb.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

24 Seasons of Winter

With one dance, one glance,
one kiss,
24 Seasons of Winter
melted away
The Great Thaw.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Healing

He pressed his body
inside mine
like a preacher
at an old-time, big tent revival
and commanded,
"Be Healed".

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

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
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.