Not all Will be Merry & Bright

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Daily I stop

moments turn to



those who have said good bye

with tear filled eyes

like mine

who walk in shock

of those they’ve  lost

in a blink of an eye

changed forever

never will it ever

be the same


a smile

laughter to loud

heart breaking


no longer being held


one more

just one

more time

tears fill the night

heart’s scream


these are those

who are on my mind

in my prayers


Who received the diagnosis

phone call

knock on the door

that changed your world

I write words of

glass like slivers

sharp enough

to draw blood

in hope

from my journey

down the road that

convey the truth that

His mercies are new every morning

surrender the pain

to the truth

we were all born to die

I have found this is how

we live now


those we love

are not lost

they have been set free

from the cage

released from this

shroud of dust

there is peace

in releasing

what should have been

looking back I see

golden threads

in the middle of the storm

sparkle through the darkness

lives are  changed

never to be the same

there is no going back.

painful breath of life

we go on

daily enduring

learning to live

this new awkward


from here I see that

while we can

let us

love like crazy

laugh too loudly

living audaciously

Making Memories

for  those we leave

when it is our time to fly.

A life well lived

is the  gift of grief

when we choose to receive.






Seeds & Clay

Image result for seeds blown by the windPrecious little seeds                    Are  minutes in a day            Fertilize with kindness

                                                               Water each with love

Bitter thoughts                             Hate and Lies                     Tornadoes Born of Pride

                                                                Create a life of drought

Growing hours into days           Vigilant protection             Guard each one

                                                          From time thieves of destruction

Don’t be short sighted                 Ego driven                 Entangled by the Weeds


Believing the lie                          You will live and not die                    Close your eyes

Be still                                           Remember                          You  Are a Radiant Being of Light

                                                Walking around in clothes of clay

Learn to play                                Laugh and Sing                     Grow a beautiful life

                               We are flowers in a field that will wither and die

                                                           To Be reborn


Five Minute Poetry ~Disjointed~

My writing muscles are weak

Aching in my sleep

Looking glass

Sparkles never last

Bubbles pop

flat dreams turn


Rhythm missing dirge

seeps up from the past

in an empty glass

appearing real

these fantasies turn

Were you here?

Never can I say I didn’t try

to remind myself not to cry

As Shakespeare words play upon

my dreams through the cracks

of my mind,

to love and die

a midnight dreary

comes not my knight to

dry my eyes

Concubines of time between dry pages

Words slip past

stop the madness

get out of the future

relax into the now

too much dreaming

too much regretting

too much heart pounding believing.



Five Minute Poetry

I’m back……:) I have been working hard at designing my life in such a way that ultimately will give me freedom to write. The pressure is easing up and I feel like this next year will be the year I will finish what I have started. But I have missed writing poetry and sharing freely with anyone who would like to read them. So I have decided to combine free writing with poetry and share whatever evolves. Drum roll please…..My new concept is called ..Five Minute Poetry. I set the timer and write in poetry form whatever flows is where I go. I realize this is not a new concept but I feel like it will be priming my brain pump and maybe something interesting will pour out….or not 🙂  Remember these are short, sometimes nonsensical, stream of thought…no stones pleas 🙂

On A Sunday~

In a Blink,
Twilight Blind,
Days run By,
in a wink,
In a bed your sweet head,
A lullaby turns to lament
in a brief escaping breath
All that is
No Goodbye
Eyes closed
a whisper in the night
Haunting wind
shatter panes
Telling all
left unsaid
Sunlight blinds
shaded eyes
In a Blink
the end


your title goes here….

Today is …name that poem day!!!

Yay…please leave a comment with the title for the poem below the picture and how long you think it took me to write it.

It’s Friday…fun day…glad it’s not a Monday 🙂


We grow

We change

We remain the same

All of our yesterday’s go up

In flames

Tomorrow is a gaping hole

Not sure what it might hold

Take a leap

Stand up straight

Eyes of love look deep


Its faith

That’s what it takes

To win

At this game

We call life



It sits there in the back,

Crowding out love and joy

Reminding you what you had

all you’ve lost

what could have been

but never was

There it waits hidden beneath a memory

burns to the touch

a blink of an eye,

hopes turn to ash,

cold and dry,

the past,

you should be free

but it won’t leave,

coloring everything

there is no getting over it,

grief does not leave

it is the unwanted guest

who comes to stay.


My love of Poetry

Writing poetry is personal and it is healing. My belief is that it does not have to be great or universal but it certainly should be your own truth. I started writing really bad poetry around the age of twelve. Writing and reading enabled me to work through the trauma, abuse, abandonment and I am forever grateful. And that is why I share what I write.

I love writing poetry for the emotional release and personal revelations it has given me. So the poem I wrote this morning may not be something that speaks to you or that you will even like. But maybe there is one other person who will read it and can relate to the words that I wrote this morning.           Choose to be happy…we can if we try 😉





Burns my eyes

Reminds me of

Oh light of mine,

I walk alone in twilight

Escape the past

Distraction does not last

Open eyes reality melts

A deep abyss the past

Release the hold

It has on my soul

From hands gone cold

Burning bright

Sparks of light

Keep me up at night

Remember when’s

once whispered

carried away


hallowing winds

Wings of prey


 my mind


Little lies

We tell ourselves of better times

When all along it was a different song,

hummed along

truth settled


it’s what we do

To survive