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SUPERMAN

If I were Superman, I’d fly around the world backwards

To turn the time upside down

I’d go back to when my boys were small enough

To hold upon my lap

When we were all a family, my husband, boys and grands.

Go back, I say, to simpler times.

I’d lay beside the man I chose for better or for worse

To feel his heat and love forever.

 

Accept, Forget and Live for now.  This moment’s all I’ve got.

No argument from me.

But I cannot forget what was, my life, my love, my boys.

It’s burned forever in my heart.

The boys are men that need me not. My husband’s gone back home.

Life is good, but much is lost, never to retrieve

If I were Superman, I’d fly around the world backwards

To turn the time upside down.

The Rose

Fragrant rose stands alone

Protected by her thorns

Facing winds, pests, disease

Surrounded by her peers

 

By herself in a group

She meets her fate head on

Knowing that all blooms fade

Her time is limited

 

Bud to bloom, path is set

Each petal will unfold

Sharing joy, beauty’s gift

Revealing what’s inside

 

We’re unique, talented

Our mission is to use

What we have, who we are

To help our fellow man

More Than Not

Gratitude that opens doors

To greater gifts abound

Open heart appreciates

With humble hands gives praise

 

What you have is more than not

Enough for you to share

Break the bread to pass around

For more will come your way

 

Care for others, rich and poor

Their crosses they must bear

Kindness, love and gratitude

Are gifts we all can give

 

Happiness is from within

The joy of feeling blessed

Thankful for the birds that sing

When challenged by life’s test

 

What you have is more than not

With humble hands give praise

Happiness is from within

The joy of feeling blessed

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!

Obstacles

Some days feel like cliffs to climb

Focused on the summit

Blockades, detours, slipping back

Kicking, clawing upward

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Other times full speed ahead

Skiing down the mountain

All goes well without a hitch

Expediting, winning

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Doing what you love to do

Makes the struggle worth it

Overcoming obstacles

Life is good, go live it

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

Gratitude Attitude

From where I sit there are complaints

Of lack, short-falls, life failed.

I feel the pity for myself

For no one else would care.

I cry the tears and lick my wounds

Feel justified, I moan,

Alone, poor me, I dwell depressed.

No joy lives in my heart.

Rejoice, my spirit screams within

Take note of all there is!

Behold, rise up and see the light

For gifts abound around!

Enjoy the gifts each day bestows

Surprises are in store

Be open spirit to receive

The wonders of this world

Change attitude with gratitude

Your heart will overflow

You’ll feel the love, support surround

And know you’re not alone

Fight for Control

Angry seas launch my eggshell craft

Floating, but a second, before

Gravity’s tentacles tighten

Crash!  Into the trough

 

Green water overhead

Where air had been

Scared, I fight for control

To survive

 

My fragile vessel, scarred

From numerous storms

Victim of circumstance

Once again

 

Exhausted from the struggle

I finally learn that I cannot

Control Nature’s fury

But must weather

 

I trim the sails, hand on tiller

Adjust the course to surf

Not be buried

By the uncontrollable