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Infinite Wisdom

Infinite wisdom, time and space

Concepts man cannot embrace

Spirits and guides, to you implore

Follow, trust with them explore

 

Faith in the vastness sight unseen

Purpose, path, what does it mean?

Miracles happen every day

Inward turn, you’ll find your way.

 

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Do You Know a Soul?

Do you know a soul

Who sucks the life from you,

Whose selfish temperament

Drains all the strength you have?

 

Do you know a soul

Compassionate and strong

And generous with all

An Angel sent from God?

 

Do you know a soul

Whose angry eyes are dark

Who only wants to harm

All creatures in his way?

 

Do you know a soul

Whose heart is good but lost

Can’t find his way from dark

To see the lighted path?

 

Do you know a soul

Who needs your precious words?

The truth is plain to see

Each spirit needs your prayer.

 

Do you know a soul

Who needs your helping hand?

Give freely if you can

We all come from the One!

Human Condition

Struggle through the birth canal

The baby fights for life

Tiny lungs that gasp for air

A slap across the butt

 

Pattern set for human life

It’s cruel and cold sometimes

Fraught with tests and challenges

To teach life’s lessons best

 

Question not when things are good

Enjoy the respite time

Love will keep your spirit whole

Resilient, strong, inspired

 

Time to leave will come with death

For most another fight

Struggle through the veil to light

Cross over, job well done!

Alone in a Crowd

Alone in a crowd of strangers

Spinning, twirling where to turn

Adrift in a sea of faces

Searching, looking whom I know

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Not one of the many colors,

Sizes, genders speak to me

For each in a hurry sprinting

Dragging luggage to the gate

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Sardines, we are packed in cramped seats

Harnessed, belted, buckled tight

To wait for the looming take-off

Destination, journey’s end

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Alone in a crowd of strangers

Chaos, turmoil all around

Retreating to my quiet place

Tuning in to higher self

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Adrift in a sea of faces

Spinning, twirling where to turn

Find harmony, peace and love thoughts

Inside you and nowhere else.

Dance, Dance Today

Ball drops in Time Square

New Year begins

Celebrations

Resolutions

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Was the past so bad?

Disappointing

Unfulfilling

Shattered dreams, plans?

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Was it simply Life?

Joy and sorrow

Gifts and struggles

Rewards and tests?

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Two Thousand Fifteen

Best yet to come

Planning, dreaming

Wishing, hoping

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Don’t lose the moment

Live it, Feel it.

See the beauty

Hear the music

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Waste not a minute

Smell the roses,

Share your love

Dance, Dance today!

Star Upon The Tree

I set the star upon the tree

A special place on top

Reminder of past Christmases

I spent with my life’s love

 

Did I appreciate those days

While running to and fro

Or did I miss the best of times

Wrapped up in Christmas rush?

 

The baking, cooking, trim the tree,

Will all of it be done

Before the family arrives

For dinner Christmas eve

 

 

We’d stay up late to build the toys

Exhausted, went to bed

Excited boys would wake by five

To see what Santa left

 

I cannot travel back in time

To capture what was lost

My photos of past holidays

Forever warm my heart

 

That special star upon the tree

Burns brighter from above

His spirit lives forever more

In everlasting love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening

Listening to deepest yearnings

Voices whisper deep within

Listening to spirit guiding

Letting heart lead not my head

 

Discovering there’s more to see

Making choices new to me

Turning pages, writing chapters

Living my own history

 

No one else can walk my journey

Only I can take the path

Listening to spirit calling

Feeding soul with sight and sound

 

No one else can write my story

Not a one will take the blame

If I fail to have the courage

Paying heed to ego’s fears

 

Listening to deepest yearnings

Hear the calling from my heart

Listening to spirit guiding

I set sail for parts unknown

Sail on, my Captain

Sixteen years ago I wrote the following lighthearted poem in honor of my husband Roger and two friends, Roger and Mike, who raced our sailboat in the 1998 National Catalina Race held in Westbrook, Connecticut.  They took first for the tall rig division in all three races.  Yes, readers, the sailboat’s name was Sloopy, the inspiration for the fictional 36 foot sloop that Liz and Garret live aboard in Murder in Mystic, Murder in Newport and Two Headed Snake of Key West.  Our Sloopy was fast and my husband could make a mighty Margarita.

I am sharing this with you in memory of my husband, who passed away on July 1, 2014.  Sail on, my captain.

 

The pressure was on

To win a glass cup

Each silently prayed

He wouldn’t screw up

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The guy thing, you know

Machismo, at best

The challenge would come

They’d be put to the test

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The good Lord was laughing

As they hoisted the main.

These three would need blessings,

And more, it was plain

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Wine made from water

Was easy for sure,

But Roger, Mike, Roger

Three races endure?

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The task was immense

But these were nice guys

He raised His arms up

And Sloopy did rise.

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She raced to the finish

Three bullets to boot

Miracles do happen.

There’s proof in the loot.

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The lesson each learned,

To celebrate life

Believe in oneself

Be good to your wife.

Ever Changing Landscape

Dots along the landscape

Fade to oblivion

Here today

Gone tomorrow

 

My world in constant flux

Bid adieu to loved ones

Open heart

Receive new friends

 

Ever changing landscape

Leaves holes within my heart

Never filled

But marching on

 

 

Moments Slip Away

Sunrise, sunset

Breathe in, breathe out

Toil until day’s done

Moments slip away

 

Sunrise, sunset

Breathe in, breathe out

Days, years, decades gone

Begging them to stay

 

Sunrise, sunset

Breathe in, breathe out

Time stops for no one

Balance life with play