You Are Not Alone

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Staring out the window relaxed and expressionless
Watching a time lapse of clouds slowly rolling by
Sounds of rustling leaves tinker with my thoughts
Thinking of the past year as I try not to cry

Everything and nothing can happen in an instant
The pinnacle of joy and sadness come to play games
Emotions become a battlefield of life’s happenings
And the heart never seems to come out unscathed

The struggles of life and death effects each one us
No matter our backgrounds we all cross these paths
Each year holds new fortunes in cookies unopened
Revealing itself at anytime life crumbles its mask

The clouds dissipate and the sun rays begin to peek
A thought bringing peace to my face is now shown
The ups and downs in life we all share together
Always remember that you are not alone

 

The Calling

lakeThe calling has reached deep within my heart
in a purposeful beat echoing in the
halls of my distracted mind

The yearning I can no longer deny anymore as
the sounds of the beat of my heart becomes
louder with each second of passing time

I begin to imagine the sun embracing my
skin and the cool touch of the breeze
gently brushing my face

The sounds of nature sing its lullaby
putting me in the safe cradle of its
arms as time slows to a snail pace

The tranquility of the moment sets in
and my heart slows within the silent
waters of my empty thoughts

The sun paints a golden road across the
waters to the place my heart has
fervently sought

Road Trip

roadtripThe burden of everyday life begins to shed its
weight the farther I drive down the road as
the hypnotic tunnel of fog dissipates
to a vision more clearer

The white noise is replaced by sounds of piano
keys playing softly in the car creeping in
seductively in a melody my heart
wistfully mirrors

Miles and miles of driving everywhere and nowhere
brought a peace to my soul silencing the
chaos of my restless mind

The serenity of the open road lays the foundation
of a life so simple giving anxiety a rest
as my eyes soak in the surreal
tranquility that helps
me unwind

I can feel the lotus growing inside as my spirit
begins its transformation into the renewal
of life embracing a path to places
I have never been

Whenever I find myself lost in the fog of life
I will always know where to go to
find myself again

The Simple Things

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Waking up to the smell of flowers
The fragrance lingers through the window
A delicate aroma absorbed in waves
Depending on where the breeze shall blow

I walk outside to see leaves falling softly
Carried gracefully by a subtle wind
Landing gently on the grass below
I look on patiently with a joyful grin

I close my eyes and let my senses see
Feeling the vigor of life surround my heart
Soaking in the soulful colors of nature
As I stand in the middle of her majestic art

I swell with love feeling light as a feather
Nature has given my soul heavenly wings
Grateful for the happiness shared with her
Showing the beauty of life in the simple things

Elysium Streams

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Many miles I have walked on
scorching sands and over
snowy windy peaks

Searching for the path to find
a home where my soul can rest
in everlasting peace

Where abundance becomes a burden
for one but is a true blessing
for all

Auras of different shades mingle
to make the most beautiful
colors between winter
and fall

Where peace becomes not the goal
but the essence of how life
is lived

Where our measure is earned not on
how much we have but how much
we give

Oh how I yearn to walk these golden
plains on the fields of my most
passionate dreams

My soul will lead the way as my
heart remains thirsty until
quenched in the waters
of elysium streams

Photo credit:  Robert Duncanson

The Birth Of Your Bloom

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Behind a silky green coat you hide
the brilliance of your nature as
I stand in reverence thinking
of the colors of your
past lives

You wait for the backdrop of spring
to begin to reveal your new petals
as they slowly awaken offering a
feast of beauty for my
yearning hungry eyes

I watch you as you drink in the rays
of the sun while being cradled
by the cool soil of the loving
affection of earth

I can smell the life of your fragrance
as the soft subtle breeze spreads
your essence and I bathe in the
light of your birth

You are the reason people look up
to the sky to look for your source
for you surely couldn’t be from
this place

Even the sun can’t wait for you to
come around again to light up your
soul shining through the beautiful
colors of your face

From the beginning seed of your life
to the birth of your bloom I
chronicle your existence
and capture the moments
in the time capsule
within my heart

Each time you bloom we will always need
to find the room to add another one
of your colors to the pages of
life and its endless colorful
chart

The Future Is Safe In Your Hands

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” Some things fill your heart without trying ”
-Kadrianna

When the world seems to be lost
in the misery that seemingly
has no end in sight

I look to you as inspiration to
remind me all is not lost as
you represent the light to
carry us through the night

Your words are a comfort as I
recognize an old soul just
budding in the life of
a child

The views you share are that of
a bright shining star that has
never seen the darkness as
I look at your words I
can’t help but smile

If I were to place a sure
bet I would bet it all on
the views of your heart

I can rest my head peacefully at
night knowing you will usher
in a new era as we are safe
in your hands of the future
you will start

* This poem is dedicated to my neighbors awesome daughter Kadrianna