Illusions

It was a normal morning
I walked outside with my fresh hot coffee
And for 5 seconds
I saw it all…

The boy opening his cigarette package
Hands shaking, so young
The man getting out of his car
The cars whizzing by on the road.

All temporary
Illusions floating by
Realities soon to change
A glitch in the matrix.

And I thought…
What did I just see, truth?
How did the veil flutter aside
For just a few seconds.

It’s gone now
But I keep thinking, yes
I will be in that moment again
One day, one night, soon.

Moments

Rainbows and dark clouds
Tiny white flowers dotting the trail’s edge
Waves crashing to the shore
Steaming hot day.

Sounds of a lawn mower
A siren blares
A radio in the distance
The cat meows quietly.

Rain hitting the roof
Warm breeze blowing through the window
Childs’ laughter at the park
Dog whines at the door.

Moment to moment
Sound to sound
Presence in the here, the now
Moments….

The Path

The forest path becomes hard to follow

Covered in leaves, every direction looks the same.

I turn around in circles, squares, leaping, dodging

Flowing the wrong path once again.

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Then I remember, the disappeared

a long forgotten thought,

That I am grounded and guided

And worry I should not.

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I fall down and pray

A prayer of forgotten days

To be engulfed in golden light

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Despite my very best efforts

The path eventually emerges,

And love surrounds me

I reflect on my controlling urges.

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The path may be difficult

Sometimes hard to manage

But when I let go of control

I give up and God takes the most advantage. 

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Thank you emerging and unfolding path

Though sometimes hard to follow

I cherish the journey here

And with love I am held hallowed.

An Answer

He sent me an angel, but I chose not to see

The light that was pouring

From the being in front of me.

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He sent me a light, so I could now know

That I was no longer alone

Somehow I failed to see it’s bright glow.

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He sent me a message, written boldly in in ink

Clear and articulate, oh so very neat

Yet I struggled again to see link after link.

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Sadly I cried, until I finally asked him one day

Hey big old guy in the sky

Can’t you send me some answers, guide me on my way?

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His face full of love, with a smile brighter than the sun

He laughed and he chuckled

It’s all right there, just stop from your frantic run.

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Breathe he said, and you will know

So I breathed, sitting still

And it all began to flow.

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The light, the stars, the sky all around

They too breathed out their knowledge

And life became profound.

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Thank you, thank you, big man in the sky

And he laughed and he twinkled

Someday, he said, you will know why….

 

 

 

 

 

Holding On, Sailing Away

Last night

All of the lights went out

And I felt the power of the mother

Rising up and holding me.

Just by candle light

I could feel her there with me.

It’s not time yet….

She held me closer

She was not ready to let me go

She was holding me here

Right … here.

And that was okay

For now, for today

But I can feel myself edging, edging

On the brink of the new

For one day, she will let me go

And we will both sail onward

To the next chapter.

 

The Does

Cool winter morning

I plod along

The same path

A different day.

Suddenly, a movement on the road ahead

A brilliant flash of brown

Strength, grace, beauty

Signalling to me, this is how it is done!

The graceful doe flies across my path

Another follows,

And another,

So fast, so free!

Seven Does cross my path

I stop for those few seconds,

I count them as they fly past

I gaze in wonder

At their perfection

Their lack of effort

Pure presence, strength, beauty

Thank you, Seven Does.

 

 

 

The Fall

Glorious colors call around

I am entranced as I move through the forest

Small crab-apples crunch under foot

Leaves of orange, yellow, and red abound.

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A breath, a second, a moment

And I am face down

Seemingly tripping over nothing

I lay sprawled on the soft mud and moss.

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It could have been a rock or a root

That rose up from the earth

To meet my face

Instead my fall is broken softly.

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I continue on

More cautious, still observing

As some leaves come sailing down

Gloriously dressed for their final descent.

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They captured the sunlight

God’s beauty blazing through them

And now they shall soon rest

After the wind ceases to blow them here and there.

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I too am like these leaves

Maybe now is the fall of my life

A time to blaze with God’s glory

And someday make the gentle descent.