Along your journey They’ll be many chances To stop and worry Through obstructed glances From outside the closed gates Where you’ll eventually wait With bated breath To learn where your future’s spent When your journey is done You’ll learn your fate; Did you live right Throughout your life? Through happenstance And circumstance; Did you give… Read More Eternal Gates
A purple hue Of intricate lace Against blue sky Wind gusts chase The delicate features Of leaf and petal; Highlights of green Form a fluffy spectacle That could easily be In an underwater scene Of fine coral beds Tucked in by saltwater dreams And kissed by the fishes Who would call it home Under the… Read More Where There’s Smoke…
Steps grow heavy Upon weathered wood The end is near In all likelihood; Old bones creak As toes sink into sand: A warm embrace A welcoming hand To the water’s edge And the ever-changing tide That tickles tired feet As it revives A weary soul Not yet done learning; A boat ride awaits To… Read More Weathered
Milestones and memories Collected and stacked One on top of the other They continually amass; Chips off the block Separately weak Mortared together The story’s complete; Mishandling conflict Creates crumbling dust: Respecting life lessons Learning to trust; Where you are, The road you’ve taken there, Your steps not yet traveled Are not a path to… Read More Resurrected from Rubble
“Tread lightly,” They warned With looks of scorn As I acknowledged them politely; “No one knows what exists Across the bridge, Surely, trouble lives Near the forest ridge. We’ve seen shadows lurk Between the trees And heard squeals Carried over on the breeze.” The crowd dispersed Retreating to their cabins Oblivious to what’s about to… Read More Bridge of Chance
Ready to witness what is passing through The reflective water down below Gulls fly over for a better view And perch like gargoyles atop piling plateaus; Protectors of the ocean shore And all the secrets ever stored Within the darkest depths And chained along the sandy floor; Treasure and unsolved mystery Tall tales sailors once… Read More Ghost Harbor
Rise above The noise below A cache of troubles From today and long ago; Heavy rocks carried In an overcrowded mind Compiled as character builders Remembered but not defined; By their weight and numbers A strong foundation laid A stack of life lessons To climb over and cascade; As roots sink in the… Read More Rise Above
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