I Held You…

Fresh memories slid quickly

the old were lost to mist

The Mercy was you never knew

Recall did not exist..

The sting of pains behind you

The joys we once would share

Were lifted off your shoulders

and blew as dust in air..

The Mercy was you never knew

that sadly I could see

the Mother you had always been

was slipping far from me..

One day the clouds all lifted

and peace for you was known

The Mercy was I held you close

when Spirit took you home..



Step by step…

No easy walk by a placid sea

this journey of the human condition

rather, step by step

teetering on a tightrope, wire thin

striving for balance

while living in this skin….



I Am

not a man

not a woman

not a color

not a culture

not a religion

not a land

I Am

a Being




Spirit Born to Breathe

I Am

One thread in the fabric of life

wholly only



Impatient Flight..

Ah….Poor broken bird

fledged much too soon

abandoning your nest

for want of flight

and freedom

leaving that which clipped your wings…

Ah….Poor broken bird

bewildered so

stretching forth through space


Impatience was your relentless teacher

for far too vast

the heights you spied…


No Titles…

Does the flower

know its name

when wilting comes

does it feel shame?

Do forests deep

or mountains grand

care who claims

to own their land?

And we

who live upon this earth

do monikers

declare our worth?

We’re more than labels

ever worn

we’re all pure Spirits

human born…


Rock Steady….

The prompting owed to anger

Frustrations birthed by moments missed

Oft spark a grievous rage…..

Do quell such inclinations

Stave off the storms that would cast wisdom to the winds

Choice in hand with will, playing unrestrained melodies,

make for a burdensome dance…

Yearn not for imagined lack

rather be content in memory’s embrace,

encouraged by what you hold,

and inspired by all that your heart can “see”……


In Quietude…

Whispered moonlight filters through

Long arms stretched grasping white

Silent breath of quietude

This wooded winters night

Deep within a thicket stark

Alone at peace here in the dark

Embraced by dreams come true

While star light shines on you…


Quiet Not, Wisdoms need to be spoken

Quiet not, wisdoms need to be spoken

Enlighten your young ones along life’s way

Hearing truths, threads of silk shall be woven

Open hearts listening then might waken

From within silent deep slumbers they lay

Quiet not, wisdoms need to be spoken

As their senses of righteousness heighten

On the highest of roads they then can stay

Hearing truths, threads of silk shall be woven

Teach your children to follow their passion

And always nurture their nature to play

Quiet not, wisdoms need to be spoken

To the hardships of life lend them caution

And always remind to watch what they say

Hearing truths, threads of silk shall be woven

Speak of love so this world they might richen

With unselfishness, do, teach them to pray

Quiet not, wisdoms need to be spoken

Hearing truths, threads of silk shall be woven