He nudged her hibernating hopes

And kindled the fire

In a sleeping sun

He gently roused the starving bear

Offering freely the full portion

Of his own raw vulnerabilities

Holding up to thirsty lips

A full cup of life’s possibilities

And won her heart forever….



It’s so simple….

One drop

Even small

One word

One smile

One touch

unselfishly  rendered

One gift of recognition

One brief hint of kindness…


Copyright © Murrsma

Inner Child…..

Hush now do please be quiet

small voice from yesterday

the sun is shining where I stand

and here I choose to stay…

Then melancholy whispers

” recall who once you were

the child who weeps in silence

when will you rescue her? ” …

Steel beams replaced the tender skin

iron ore is now her core

that stones and arrows aimed to harm

will touch her never more ….

When comes the day of ending

the time I’m meant to part

I’ll hold the child from the past

in the cradle of my heart…..


Arrogant Archer…

What will you do..when the bane of your existence has exited the stage..when the final chapter in this book has reached it’s ” The End” page..?

Who then will be the victim..of your proud indignity..who will be the target when the bull’s-eye isn’t me..?

What will you do with all that hate..and savored vicious rage..what will you do when all that’s left is a cold and dreary cage..?

I pity your resentments..your sad ever spy the mirror for accountability..

Who will be the target..when..the bull’s-eye isn’…?

Maggie May played today…

Maggie May played today

Sweet mandolin swept me away…

His firebird was dusty blue

the top was always down

his blonde hair blew free

long and loose

he had sunglasses on…

A flashback to a school-girl crush

when Stewart sang his song

sweet mandolin strings plucked a beat

that strung her heart along…

A young one called a flower child

lives here within me still

and now and then when Stewart sings

again her memories spill…

Maggie May played today

Sweet mandolin swept me away…


How long she’s been gone

I just can not say

Its been quite a while

Far longer than a day

Left with no notice

I never did see

She faded away

The girl who was me

The one that was named

On the day of her birth

Lost her sure footing

Forgot all her worth

I’ve made it my goal

To be reconciled

For the search that I’m on

Is for my Mothers child…



No one saw her

the quick easy smile

the hand given to lift

through the extra mile…

The pain and needs

of a hurting mind

Her shoulder so soft

For comfort to find…

Days became months

and year after year

her kindness was there

and an ear to hear…

Yet none bothered to see her

not one cared or tried

no one ever saw her

Until she died…..