Reflection

Look out your window

And notice the still quietness

A calm and quiet river

Reflecting back all she sees. 

Trees float gently on her surface

Golden in the early morning light. 

Clouds on the horizon

Puffy cotton gliding lightly on the surface.

And mighty sun, she rises

Orange, red, pink, yellow

Vibrant mirror like presence.

This is the place where fire meets water

The impossible becomes reality

Right before you

River reflects life.

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.

Let Go

I had some good poems
They were written in my head
I awoke in the morning
Only to find the poems were quite dead.
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I frowned down upon them
And sadly shook my head,
You naughty little things
How could you show up so very dead?
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They still wouldn’t budge, not even a bit
Crying, sighing, they still remained dead
So I stopped what I was doing
And to the light I lifted my head.
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“Forgive me great universe
These ones wound up being dead”
I prayed over and over again
A chant forming in my head.

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And then I let them go
Farewell poems leaving space inside my head
Searching for those new kind words
Having finally let go of you, dear departed dead.

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 House of Love

We are going to torch this place

This house of hate

We are going to burn it right up

We have no time to wait.

The most powerful force

Known to mankind

Brings us true justice

Of spirit, heart, and mind.

We are going to fill every heart

With an eternal love

We are going to tap right in

To the message from above.

When hate lays there in shambles

With smoking ashes left behind

We are going to rebuild this house

And it will be loving and kind.

We will build this house of love

It will withstand all force

We will know beyond doubt

That we are right on a loving course.

So let us watch her burn right down

This house of fear and hate

And from those rising ashes

This new way we shall create.

This house, this earth, this planet

Filled with love to every being

This suffering ends now, today

And every heart shall sing.

So burn up any hate

That may be left in the house of your heart

Let all fear fly away

Build your house of love from a new start.

A house of love

It is built to last

A house of love

It can happen so fast.

A house of love

Shelter from the storm.

A house of love

May it become the new norm.

 

 

 

 

Until Peace

Until Peace washes over us

We will continue to suffer

And cry for something more

Not knowing which way to go

Until Peace.

Until Peace engulfs us

And reigns from land to land

We will mourn the loss of loved ones

Crying out and wondering why

Until Peace.

Until Peace soothes our souls

There will be war, hate, and fear

Destruction of beauty, loss of life

Deception and corruption abound.

Until Peace.

Until Peace begins with me

And you, each person striving

To be and bring love into this world

We will need to trust and believe, all is well.

Until Peace.