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Aug 2015 · 2.6k
Ferris Wheel
The Terry Tree Aug 2015
I balance
Rotating and fixed
Upright
Suspended freely
Compelling insight
Keeps me
Remaining right side up
As I revolve in this life

Breaking the chains of
Weak slavery in my
Self created habits
I reconstruct the wheel
To appeal in an
Exercise of wisdom
Within the universal
Kingdom of resurrected
Light

I am certain to follow
My soul path as I journey
Deeper into my heart
For what I believe
Controlled not by
Useless desires
Destroyed not
By grief
Rising
Eyes wide open
In relief

I choose my trials wisely
From this moment on
I choose to learn
For the last time
Trials that no longer
Promise to teach me
Anything more
In a golden ratio
Of vibrating love
I engage the power
Of every beacon
Every tower
Resilient to
Shine

I choose to learn
For the last time
Trials that no longer
Teach me
Divine

Mental powers expanding
My cup of realization
Has the capacity
To hold an ocean
Of understanding
Awareness enlightening
Brightening knowledge
Surrounding me
In footfalls
Of cascading
Arms and light
Day and night
Day and night

I smile the indestructible smile
Within this ferris wheel
I balance
Rotating and fixed
Upright
Suspended freely
Compelling insight
Keeps me
Remaining right side up
As I revolve in this life

The milky serpents of stars above
Reveal a code of comprehension
For earth and celestial
Apprehension
A blinding
A blurring
Elements stirring
Strength

Great works of
Perseverance unfold
The beating sky beholds
An invitation opening
Beyond the gates of
Heaven and hell
Intertwined
Break the
Shell

You are the master
Of your ferris wheel

tHE tERRY tREE
May 2015 · 1.0k
LOVE PAINTED MADNESS
The Terry Tree May 2015
Paint the madness of your life
Wild colors like the sky
Just before the sun sets
To say goodbye

Begin again

What's stopping you? Are you crazy?
Show me how crazy you can be
Paint the world with your crazy love
Every part of your human being
This is you

Embrace yourself with the brush of life
Colors fly from finger tips
Music notes waltz and sway
Through your teeth and out your lips
When you're awake
When you're asleep

Scream it out if you have to
Shout to the world with your
Greatest madness
I love you!

Inner demons creating miracles
Of unspeakable beauty
Forcing you to love even the darkest
Parts of yourself that you fear
Tame the beast
Ride the wolf inside of you
Paw prints of beauty and life
Leaving your tracks of love and light
Behind you

Glow with the power of a thousand sandstorms
Of crazy affection rising all around you

Turn the madness into the most beautiful portrait you know
The painted masterpiece of your soul

Spread your wings, let the Phoenix in you ascend
Feathers out arms wide spread ready set go!
What are you waiting for?

Paint the madness of your soul
You are a masterpiece to behold
Ride the wolf
Feel your heartbeat thunder
Like an earthquake through the floor
Penetrating love across the globe
Do not underestimate your power anymore

You are an eagle so let your voice soar
You are a dragon so let your fire burn forever more
You are a lion, you are
Any beast or creature you desire
Paint your madness like wild fire
Reach down into your core
And let your madness roar!


tHE tERRY tREE

Image | Prophetic Sketch 25 Lion of Judah Awakens With A Roar | Anne Cameron Cutri | Inspired by Spirit
May 2015 · 921
ANYTIME
The Terry Tree May 2015
The stars surround the pools of lightening in your eyes
Like the willow hangs its leaves in quiet wise disguise
The moment that we met my heart soon realized
That you were something more than ever to behold
Something reminiscent of a blanket in the cold
A beautiful illusion to unfold
Like the greatest bedtime
Story ever told

We walked onto the water with such grace
The sun was shining down so brightly on your face
The memories of everything I love began to race
And the beating in my heart became replaced
By the the rhythm of your pulse upon my chest
Your warm arms melted all around me
And every care had found a place
To be remembered in
The space that we
Embraced

We stood for hours holding hands beneath the showers
Of mirror blue dreams that all became the both of ours
We were relentlessly engaged in one another
Appreciating every blessing of such power
Given by our Mother's Nature
Spirit found us to be grateful
There was no stopping
What imagination blazed
Out of this beautiful
Umbrella of
Light rays

I'll sing to you the songs of water lullabies
Effortlessly I'll carry you sweet love of mine
Each step we take we'll leave behind
Another tear, you are divine

Please rest your head
Upon my shoulder
Anytime

tHE tERRY tREE
Jan 2015 · 577
SPIRIT
The Terry Tree Jan 2015
You are the fabric
Embracing the outside of my heart
You resonate Your drumbeat
Wrapping Your pulsating streams
Throughout my spirit's cage
Around my holy gate
You are the light in my veins when
My mind wants to shine darker
You will always be
The first melody I can remember
My hands were empty
Until I knew that I could touch You again
I send a message to the celestial heavens
Swimming through angelstars
Dear God, with You I am soaring in
A never ending roaring echo of love
Both awake and asleep in Your
Infinite dream lovequake
Forever burning in this lustrous tree
Of Your eternal life
Esprit, You set me free
Espíritu, You carry me

I am Your wings
Take my love
Show me how to breathe
A gift to Thee
Everything that I am
Is Yours to mold into
The formless spirit
You would have me be


© tHE tERRY tREE
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Jan 2015 · 1.8k
Hideaway
The Terry Tree Jan 2015
The further in the reach will cry
To surface beveled wind and sky

Wade less in the pool of text
Encountering the dampest

Moments memories mind to feel
Things our tongues would test to say
To capture the appeal

Our questions answer paradox
As grapes did once conflict the fox

We hinder in the cold
As cinders dark behold
The beautiful unfolds
A hideaway foretold
Of fire and love consoled

Rescue now the winds of time
Along the waters level

Explanations taunt with the tides
Fleeting affection at shoreside

Ever push and pull we are
Fragile such as fading stars

In voice our chords have failed to brace
What lips would speak to chase and chase

New memories will we soon create
Our hideaway at sundown waits

Meet me before the dawn breaks free
Beneath sacred sycamore tree
Our great escape in midnight's cape
With Spirit resting peacefully


© tHE tERRY tREE
Jan 2015 · 796
Memoirs
The Terry Tree Jan 2015
Your life story is your own
Different from mine, different from his, different from hers

Though our stories aren't the same
As our life journals that we write take different turns

Autobiographical
Individual experienced tales to tell

Your life notebook is special
Just as my life script is special, we are walking

Our footsteps both important
Together what we ink and what we print will shine

Your stories filled with moments
All their own and so are mine, not less important

Share with me your legends of
Your life, I will share with you the legends of mine


© tHE tERRY tREE
Jan 2015 · 1.2k
Friendship Prayer
The Terry Tree Jan 2015
Glares of Moon Stars
Shine brightly overhead
As I am gazing out my window
Resting in my bed
Thinking of the ones I love
Holding them so tight
With every beat my heart conducts
I hold you in my mind

An orchestra of petals
A choir of starlight
Beckons me come morning
Bends its way through with sunlight
Through an opening I see
The day reach out its hands
Welcoming us to embrace
The gifts that we've been given
Simple blessings we receive

The gift to see each other
The gift to read our words
The gift to hold each other
The gift of hummingbirds
The gift to taste the sweetness
The gift of fruit on earth
The gift to love each other
The gift to know our worth

I pray that we are able
To see the simple gifts
The Christmas of our lives
Everyday not once a year
To be here to support and love
Each other is a gift
And I thank heaven up above
For blessing me with
Your friendship

© tHE tERRY tREE
Jan 2015 · 1.1k
Claim the Fire
The Terry Tree Jan 2015
Claim the fire in your life
Call out your freedom
Capture your light

Claim the fire of new being
Call out your vision
Capture new sight

Claim the fire of your breathing
Call out your voice
Capture believing

Claim the fire of creating
Call out imagination
Capture the meaning

Claim the fire of your life
Tomorrow morning
And Tonight

Claim the passion
Claim the sparks
Claim the blaze
Claim the glow
Claim the flames

Claim the fire of your soul


© tHE tERRY tREE
Jan 2015 · 1.0k
MUSIC BOX
The Terry Tree Jan 2015
You are the piano in my throat
You are the harp in my hands
You are the drum in my heart
You are the tune that understands
You are the violin in my mind
You are the theremin in my third eye
You are the whisper of an ultrasound
You are the chorus that never sings goodbye
You are the sacred note I've found

Listen, listen, listen
To your sound

O how marvelous you are
Like lightning against the sky
The music of your soul echoes
Against all of creation
Nature looks back at you
Her breeze is her hands
That comfort your anger
Her thunder is a smile
That soothes your pain
Her rain is there to
Teach you how to
Forgive yourself
Again and
Again

My sweet Music Box
You don't ever have to leave me
You will never forget how to sing
Like a bee on the seashore
Crawling towards the never ending ocean
The impossible salty sea
I will be here to guide you
Towards the light
Back to your life

Let me be your sonic boom
Let me be your favorite room
Let me wind your Music Box
So we can sing your
Favorite tune

You are the piano in my throat
You are the harp in my hands
You are the drum in my heart
You are the tune that understands
You are the violin in my mind
You are the theremin in my third eye
You are the whisper of an ultrasound
You are the chorus that never sings goodbye
You are the sacred note I've found

Know this by heart and
Listen, listen, listen
To your sound

You are the Music Box that I designed
Sing along with me
Listen to our chime
Listen to our bell
Listen to the psalm
That together we unveil

We are the sheet music of ravens
Perched like notes on wires
Across the skies as the
Sunrise inspires
Our call

We run with the magic
Of a brilliant ballad
We vibrate
We shake
We earthquake
Through it all
In between rocks
We are meteors and comets
My Music Box
We rock and roll
In this canticle

We are the original
The golden oldie
Of the galaxy

Be my anthem
I'll be your hymn

Listen, listen, listen
To your sound again

You are the piano in my throat
You are the harp in my hands
You are the drum in my heart
You are the tune that understands
You are the violin in my mind
You are the theremin in my third eye
You are the whisper of an ultrasound
You are the chorus that never sings goodbye
You are the sacred note I've found
You are the fire of a thousand choirs

You are the ecstasy
The Universe
Desires


© tHE tERRY tREE
Jan 2015 · 1.0k
Throne of Love
The Terry Tree Jan 2015
Glistening in the darkness
Beating with the stones
Beneath the brightest skies
You are the altar of
My ancient heart
The only cage
That can hold
My wings

There is no illusion
In the arms of Your spiritual crown
What is this luminous
Sound that shakes the ground?

Dreams are crashing like
Waves of sacred concentration
When I bow down to the art
You have created me to be
Of what I have become
Your breath You are
The drumming in
My heart

Without You I am not the
Life force breathing and swimming
That You created to dance and swing
In the pools of Your beloved eyesight
Your star streaming mindfulness
Is a cosmic vital essence
I am awakened to in the
Ultimate blessing of
Your bliss

Possession of every needlessness
Begins in believing that everything
I thirst for is quenched in the
Uninterrupted space of
Your immortal
Embrace

Perched eternally in the purple tree
Of Your heart

May I remain with Thee
On the Divine lap of Thine
Breathtaking cosmic wilderness
Resting in Your deathless
Throne of Love

Here on earth or in heaven above
I can feel your heartbeat for
It is the same pulse
That is within me
Glistening in the darkness
Beating with the stones
Beneath the brightest skies
You are the altar of
My ancient heart
The only cage
That can hold
My wings

© tHE tERRY tREE
Jan 2015 · 1.4k
DRIFTING
The Terry Tree Jan 2015
In a boat
Flirting with the sea
Fancy meeting you here
My infinity

Like a prayer
The air and the view
Drifts in through my eyes and
Down to my heart

The greatest love affair
Any romance novel has written
Or that any feather has been gifted
To fly in marriage with the sky

You are my guardian
Nature you hold the key
To every door I long to open
My destiny

Free to roam
About the cabin of my thoughts
With Courage, Strength and Opulence
I row with oars of hope and light

Drifting in a boat
In the middle of the sea
Holding hands with God and Spirit
Endless unity

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 2.2k
SKYLINE
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
You are my skyline
The boundary line
Between earth and sky
My apparent horizon
You are the outline
Of my life
You are the building
Of my dreams
Against the twilight
You are the opening
You are the frame
You greet me in the morning and
You tuck me in at night
My lovelight

You are my
Skyline

How can I describe the
Days in and days out
Of walking this earth
Of being alive
What it means to survive
You illustrate the sketch
I am your design
As I walk the soul-path of this life
I step into your celestial sphere
I listen I observe your circle
Of love and light
Forever fascinated
I give you every doubt
I give you every fear
I watch the sunrise
In your eyes
On the horizon
Of each iris

However it is
That you love me
I am your fortunate child
When I feel your fire rise inside
When I feel your rain wash over me
I am baptized in your light
You make me want to fight
For a deeper meaning
You make me crave the desire to make sense
With every mistake I make
In everything and every moment spent
With every breath I take
In me you create
A strength that could
Carry the sun
You are the
One

You are my skyline
The boundary line
Between earth and sky
My apparent horizon
You are the outline
Of my life
You are the building
Of my dreams
Against the twilight
You are the opening
You are the frame
You greet me in the morning and
You tuck me in at night
My lovelight

You are my reason to go on
You are my favorite birdsong
You are my Mother and my Father Divine
You are the thunder and the hope of everyone

My templeheart
My firestone
My endless drink
My only home

Teach in me
What you would have me do
Give me direction
And I will follow through
For me, for you and the
Entire universe

You are my Skyline
You are the truth
You are the opening

I love you


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 1.5k
INVINCIBLE
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
When everyone else has left
When every expectation is not met
When emptiness sets in
And heartache finds a way to begin
You are there
Again and again

My eternal light
Love of my life
Under every rock
Every leaf I overturn
Every note I sing
Every tear that I cry
Every ripple
That I swim
You carry me
You are my
Eternity
My sacred
Home

With you I am
Never alone
Never alone
Even in the darkest alley ways
We find light
A light so bright
Even in the darkest of
All nights
Midnight black
Pitch packed
The cards are stacked
Against the atmosphere
Manipulated by
The world
If but to
Curl up
And fade
Away

No
Not another day...

The Universe is so big
Filled with
Friends I thought were friends
Yes even when all friendships end
You do not leave my side
You do not run and hide
You still find a way to
Stand behind me
Stand beside me
You are inside me

Watch me go
Watch me rise
Watch me glow

When everyone else has left
When every expectation is not met
When emptiness sets in
And heartache finds a way to begin
You are there
The spirit in my soul
Again and again
My invincible

Under a bridge
In a closet
Filled with broken dreams
Between the cracks
Of misery
You are my
Eternity
My sacred
Home

I am with you Spirit
You are with me
Never alone
Never alone

You are the strings
Of my heart's
Symphony

You are the drum
That beats from
My chest

You are the chords
That echo from
My throat

You are the best

You are the tap dance
That vibrates from
My feet

Beneath me the earth quakes
Into concrete

You are my armor
You are my umbrella
You are my wings
You are my antlers
You are the star
Of every evening
That guides me and
Believes in me
Invincibly

The Universe is so big
Filled with
Friends I thought were friends
Yes even when all friendships end
You do not leave my side
You do not run and hide
You still find a way to
Stand behind me
Stand beside me
You are inside me

Watch me go
Watch me rise
Watch me glow

You are
My Invincible

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 2.5k
First Kiss
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Silently each color
Rainbows across
The infinite mist
That invisibly cloaks
The grassy plains
Of this magnificent
Vulnerable earth

After the dawn
And in between
Each raven's song
We stand in awe
Before the lovely stars
Have cast more than
A thousand winks
From heaven's angels

Blooming with beams
Of radiance
If only to remember this...
The moment
Mother Nature
Gave to each of us
Her very first
Soft-brilliant kiss

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 543
Bottomless Heart
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Imagine how low
Uncharted this flow
My love
Immeasurable
Depth of seas below
Think of
Oceans that we know
The deeper we go
My love

Limitless long streets
Send me home to thee
Above
Where sweet sun retreats
Bright moonlight completes
Our love
We challenge beliefs
And dance with our feet
Above

Prance the curving moon
Space exploring views
My love
Unmapped oceans brew
Moonwaltzers canoe
Our love
A zillion stars shoot
There is no end to
My love

Measure if you can
Bottomless heartlands
Think of
White moon dust and sand
Boundless is our end
My love
Hold onto my hand
Behold our wingspan
Of love

© tHE tERRY tREE
Poetic Form: Lai |  A lai (or lay lyrique, "lyric lay", to distinguish it from a lai breton) is a lyrical, narrative poem written in octosyllabic couplets that often deals with tales of adventure and romance. Lais were mainly composed in France and Germany, during the 13th and 14th centuries. It’s a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables.
Dec 2014 · 581
Super Nova
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
In this
Trapeze of love
As the absence of light
Streams off
Into the x-ray
Of this smiling canyon
The empty chasm
Of my soul
Is fulfilled in the gut
Of a spiral galaxy
That you enlighten

My precious
Star cluster
My eternal light
I am forever
Shadow dancing
In the lucent glows
That seep through
The cracks of your
Kerosene lamp
Into the outer space
Cabin of my heart

Human problems
Sway on the
Edge of light because
The island universe
Speaks of an
Ancient text
Which is only
Fossil philosophy
Here on earth

Shapeshifting
Through the night
Coexistence with
My dreams
Out of body
Spiritual transcendence
An inner lighthouse
Only means that
I am awake and
I am free

O how I love thee

You fill my super nova
You complete my emptiness
My highest consciousness
Sweet splendor
Your Infinite Presence
Winds up
My unfastened ends
Painting this still-life portrait
Into kaleidoscopes
Of endless cave-like
Love abyss

Thank you dear Spirit
For cosmic breath
Thank you for life
Thank you for death
Thank you for blessing us
With every day we live
Thank you for nature
And all the beauty
Mother Divine
Has yet to
Give

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 2.9k
Sheep Spirit
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
In fields you walk with cloven wanderlust
With blankets carried on your back as fleece
Protecting fellow sheep-fold innocence
From devious behavior in the flock
Smiling as you bleat and stride as golden
Reflecting rays like sunlit drops of milk

A lamb of God your knowledge is your milk
Your curiosity breathes wanderlust
A message from the ancient one baas golden
Engraved upon your heart and curls of fleece
Observe the blessed range within your flock
Stray not for you may lose your innocence

A fog in hills may blind your innocence
Beware the wolf will take more than your milk
And with each day you bond among your flock
Behold the beauty of group wanderlust
We thank you for your warm and cherished fleece
That soothes us as earth's twilight breaks golden

Glory to the impossible golden
For myths of your spiritual innocence
Merely trumpets what liberates your fleece
The holy grail is your chalice of milk
Discovered in a cave of wanderlust
Restful within the shadow of your flock

What joy is raised in stables of your flock
An offering of ritual golden
Pasture of thirsty hearts in wanderlust
You teach us to hold fast to innocence
How precious is the richness of your milk
Our comfort is to rest our heads on fleece

A new dawn to behold an age of fleece
A new dusk to protect an ancient flock
A new day to preserve the gift of milk
A new memory to hold futures golden
A never ending age of innocence
A satiated age of wanderlust

Fruitful wanderlust of black sage fleece
Shepherds innocence to a white cloaked flock
Prepare ye golden moments with thine milk

© tHE tERRY tREE
Poetic Form | Sestina
A sestina is a form of poetry that uses a method of repeating words at the end of each line. It has 6 stanzas of 6 lines each, with an envoy (or tercet) of three lines to conclude the poem.
Dec 2014 · 1.0k
Nature Is Ancient
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Nature is ancient
It is in everything we see
It is the chair your sitting on
It is the air from which you breathe

Nature is paramount
It is the beginning of our climb
It is the mother of technology
It is the father of all time

Nature is nurturing
It is a gift from the eternal one
It is the moon and all the stars
It is the flames of our great sun

Nature is magnificent
It is the essence of our days
It is the dawning of our future
It is the child that we must raise

Nature is nourishing
It is in all the food we eat
It is in every song we sing
It is in every heart that beats

Nature is branches
It is the spirit of family
It is our sacred roots
It is the seed becoming tree

Nature is powerful
It is the storm under the sea
It is the whirlpool in the sky
It is the hand I'm offering

Nature is friendship
It is the promise that we keep
It is the colors that surround us
It is the bed in which we sleep


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 656
LOVELIGHT
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
O how you shine
My lovelight
Divine

I'm diving into
A cosmic flight
Of forever
Please don't 
Hold me 
Back

I have a 
Wheelbarrow
Of light
I've collected
For you

Reaching out
To connect
The two
Roses and hearts
Fields of crystals
Stars apart that
You've been
Shooting off
I caught some
I gathered 
Others
I harvested
Lovelights
Yes
Every
One

I hold them up 
I kiss them bright
I send them off 
Into the great
Divide
Of your 
Blue black
Midnight
Purplish
Sky

Return to me
Return to me
In every dream
My starlit kite
There will be 
Many days 
Between
When you
And I
Will crave
To hold
One another
Again

But until then
I'll play catch
With you
Send your love
Down to this earth
In forms of shining
Bright-light-birth

With gentle
Hands and
Glowing mirth
I will capture 
And return to you
The love you
Send
From outer space
The beauty
Of your
Milky Way
I will treasure
I will embrace
O how you shine
My lovelight
Divine

I can see the
Constellation
Of your face
Shooting stars off
Like the tears
Of Grandmother Ice
I am always with you
Right by your side

Meet me on a glacier
Or on the countryside
I will gladly sail each ocean
To be close to you
To ride, to gallop
Beneath your
Light giving
Astrological tree
Be here with me
As I am with you
I can hear your
Heartbeat
I can feel
You say

"Rest your weary head
On the grass below
May my sun be your blanket
If there is snow
And always 
May you always know
I am always with you
Wherever you
Go..."

O how you shine
Your love is so bright
O how you shine
My precious 
Lovelight


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 488
Twogether
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
The sun in the sky shines like a crystal in your eye
The smile on your face curves like the waves along the beach
You have colored me with red
Beautiful moments that we have spent are too many for me to count
Every time I turn around another one is found
There are as many grains of sand along the shores of our delight
As there are sparks that lead the way
Through every dark and starry night
Our imprint is golden and the universe is holding on to us
As I am holding onto you and you are holding onto me
Inside what believing beyond could always mean
Drifting and swimming in this lovelight solstice spectacle
Of what twogether can be...

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 2.0k
ECHO
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
You are the echo
On the other side
Of the room
In my heart
You are the beat
That drums within
Every brand new
Day I start

You are the rise
You are the fall
Of every sun
And every moon

Every moment
That I turn around in
If I want to give up
You tell me,
"Not yet,
It's too soon..."

You are the hope
In which I live and dream
The silver clouds and
Colored schemes

I am grateful for my arms
To embrace the love
I've found
In you

I am grateful for my words
To speak the truth
Of how you make
Me feel

I am grateful for my nerves
That send the signals
To let me know
You are here

I am healed

I am grateful for my eyes
For without them
I would have
No sight

Hold me now
In this moment I have found
I am on a journey
To your house of
Living light

I am empowering
My deepest nature
You are the word that
Enlightens my
Destiny
You are the echo
That resonates
Within me

Unearth this infinite
Measure from within
That I can sense
You are the ultimate
Eternal presence

Wake me up
No, let me sleep
You are the holy place
Inside that I never
Want to leave

There are two wolves
Deep within my heart
A wolf of love
And a wolf of hate
I feed the wolf
That resonates
With your love
For your love
Is my love
And my love
Is your
Love

Brilliant, shining
Gorgeous love
Penetrating
From above

I allow this place
To hold me at
All times
I allow your
Breath of love
To rise
Inside
Me like
A dove

My lungs are filled
With truth
My lungs are filled
With you
A breath of wings
Fly like prayers
That say thank you
To your incredible
Warmth as you
Swarm around me
You are there
With a vibration
I can't see
But I can recognize
As your fire
Melts away all pain
Before my
Eyes

You are the echo
On the other side
Of the room
In my heart
You are the beat
That drums within
Every brand new
Day I start

My echo
My sacred journey
My love-connection
The ultimate direction
My favorite footprint
Unsurpassable
Presence of
Protection

I am open to your love
And the boundaries that
Separate me from
The rest of the world
Fall away as I
Evolve

You enlighten
You revolve
You are
A bright blue
Reflection
A sun-filled
Soft Blanket
Of affection

I journey to
Your life house
You are my
Dreamcatcher
My new way of being
You are
The beautiful echo
I'm living and
Breathing

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 1.0k
LOVE SURPRISE
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Every day when I awake
I think of You I call to You
My beloved, my cosmic dove
So many images in my dreams
Reaching out to You
To understand
Every morning I believe
I will receive Your
Blessings and share
Your love that You
Give to me with
Anyone who
Is willing

I follow this with
An affirmation of my love
For Thee
A dedication to the Spirit
A promise to be true
With every moment
With every breath
I breathe I say
To You
Thank You

Thank You for the things
I did not want
Thank You for the things
I could not grasp
On my own
Thank You for being patient
With my mistakes
Thank You for loving me
Regardless of my
Clumsy breaks

Life is like a rink
We travel around
And I fall down
On my roller skates
On my ice skates
This is my fate
But still You pick me up
You give me love again
You push air back into
My lungs
With the song that every
Bird has sung
Together in a choir
Of one harmony
One hymn
A madrigal to
My soul
You make
Me whole

When I share the way You make me feel
With the world so much confusion
Rises up when all I want is for us to heal
Arguments and bantering
Over Your love
Your name
And what You mean
Debates on
Who said what
This cannot be
What you
Intended

If You are compared to nature
Or a picture or a flame
It shakes up our mentality
It sends earthquakes of pain
Vocal disdain shouting
Read this scripture!
You don't know!
You should go!

What of those who are blind?
What of those who have never
Known your light?
On a starry stage
The Earth is your platform
The Ocean is your footlight
The Galaxy is your colosseum
But what if people can't read?
What if folks can't write?
I don't need to read to heed
Your love
There is no need to fight
Your power is in
Everything
The food that I eat
The bed where I sleep
I scream, I shout, I sing,
I whisper...
Believe me
Spirit is everything
God IS in everything
God is in you and
God is in me

As I lay me down
To sleep
I pray the Lord my soul
To keep
I pray that You
Will never leave
I read the words
You gave to me
Written on my holy shadow
The one that You made in me
The words You gave to us
Trumpet

-I am always with you
No matter what you do
No matter where you go
No matter how far
I am in your temple-heart
You are My shining star-

When I think of You
When I meditate
When I kneel down
Every morning and
Every night to pray
I can hear You say...

My child
My perfect creation
My sweet elation
Shhh... it will be okay
Close your eyes
Picture My glory
Listen to this
Bedtime story...

Picture an explosion
In the cosmos
The greatest fireworks
You have ever seen
Do you hear, do see
Can you feel what I mean?
You are bigger than the Big Bang
You are not a theory
You are a part of me
A blast so bright
It could light up
The universe inside My heart
The pulsating Love that
I feel for you My child
Is with Me everyday
You keep Me going
In the same way
That I lift you up
We are as One
You are My
Truth and
I fill your
Cup

When people do not understand
Your love, your words of faith for Me
Your feelings of happiness and peace
Remember I will hold your hand
Smile and don't get upset
For the journey is only beginning
We haven't even made it halfway yet

Cross the bridge of My love
Spiritual boards will lead you
Into My arms
You do not have
To prove anything
Just smile and bring
Your light
SHINE ON!
It is SO lovely...

If everyone loved
One another
The way that
You love Me
My heart
Would beat
So fast
A brilliant
Blast
Of dynamite-like
Love bombs
Would explode
And blaze

Marvel at the atmosphere
In a dazzling daze
Opening every
Eye and
Gaze

In

Amazement at the heavens
A witness to the dream
The message of all time
And space has been received
Love One Another
As I have loved you

They love each other
As I have loved them
They love each other
As they love Me!!!
A beautiful love surprise
Indeed!
This is all we
Need to be
The only truth
We want
This is all the
World needs
Humanity
Philanthropy
To Love each other
As I have loved you
And you My
Child have
Loved
Me...

Our love for God
Will ultimately be
The strongest love
We shall ever seek

If we can love
One another
As we love God
As God loves us
Even just a little bit
Could be more than enough

If we can treat each other
With gentleness and kindness
God will take care
Of the rest
I promise

Take a deep breath
Let love inside
Feel the
Rush

What a beautiful surprise

Feel like your breathing again where
No one loses and everyone wins
No pushing and shoving just
Caring and loving

On your mark
Get ready
Get set
Go!

Let your love flow...

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 455
Nature Is God
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
You call to me through your moonlight beams
You are in every stream
The river is your hair, the clouds your floating dreams

You call to me through your sand grain shores
You are both soft and coarse
The ocean is your tears, the tide your cosmic force

You call to me through your starlit skies
You are the twinkling guides
The lightening is your word, the comets your spark of life

You call to me through your trees
You are in every leaf
The branches are your arms, the roots your inner peace

You call to me through your flowers
You are petals filled with power
Pain lives in your rose thorns, the fragrance lasts for hours

You call to me through your sunlit rays
You shine throughout our days
Without you we are freezing, the light you shine does blaze

You call to me through your birds
You are the song I've heard
With wings of joy you flutter, the winds of love are stirred

You call to me through your rest
You always know what's best
I lay my head upon your lap, the answers are expressed

You call to me through your morning
You are what I'm adoring
I say good-night, I close my eyes, and feel my spirit soaring


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 914
ROSE
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
(A dedication In fond memory of my grandmother Rosemma
and all grandmothers that have inspired us to be...)

ROSE

Pink and gold-like dust
Falls and glitters
Swirls and drifts behind
My eyes
I can still hear the
Soft sounds of your
Lullabies caressing
My ears
I can feel your
Hands wiping away
My tears

Your laughter echoes in
My mind and I can
Feel your love
Waft over me
A draft of
Tenderness
In waves of
Spiritual
Light

Like a ballad
You are the hymn
That always hums
In my heart

There is a truth that I
Can believe in for
All time because of you
Now I know that Angels
Actually do exist
There is no question
In my mind
Your touch
Upon my
Forehead

Above and beyond
You are
So Divine

Grandma

You are the original
Lightworker of my life
You taught me how to
Stand up for my rights
You taught me how to sing
And what the joy of
Love can bring
You taught me not to judge
And how much that it can
Hurt to hold a grudge
You taught me
How to be the
Child of God
I am today

God enveloped you in ways
That poured out of you
Like rays of sunlight
Your giving spirit
Could reach
Into even
The darkest
Of dark
Caves

You will be remembered
For your ability to
Surrender to the
Holy Spirit

It will be recalled that you
Did not compromise your beliefs
Your faith could not be twisted
Your energy always uplifted
And you are with us
Every day

Showing us the way

As we are walking on the petals of
Your guidance we are
Listening to your message
You have given us a blessing
Your heart of gold
The story that you told
Unlike any other
You are the original
Blueprint of what one soul
Can do... Yes...

You

You are in me forever
To have and to hold
I will never know any other
Like you

I wish to be as brave as you
To fight for what I believe in too
We may not always get it
Exactly right but we will
Always be willing to try
Because of your light
We will fight to
Make it right

Did you know you were the love of my life?
When I look into the sky I can see your smile
Burning bright for the world to see
You are still with me
You are still in me
With every breath
I take
With every move
I make

I placed a single feather
In your hands pure white
To carry with you on your flight
When crossing over
As I kiss you on
Your forehead
This is not goodbye
For every end is just
The beginning
With you

May your journey
Bring you the peace
That your heart and soul
Deserve to receive
May you find your way back home
Safely into the arms of
Our creator
And when you meet with Spirit
Would you say one thing for me?
Would you thank God
For sending you
To me
Would you thank God
For creating such
Magnificent
Beauty...

Our Angel of all time
You loved me as I am
I can only hope to be
A small portion
Of how amazing
You have proven
We can be
And with
Your help
With your
Guidance
I believe
I too
Can
Be

A messenger of love and light where
God can envelope me in ways that
Pour out as they did with you
Like rays of sunlight
A giving spirit that
Will outreach
Into even
The darkest
Of dark
Caves

May I be the gift that you were
Given to us to be
Gifted from God
Through you
To show others
Here on earth
How to see

To show those who need to feel
Accepted and
Loved as God
Taught you and
You taught
Me

© tHE tERRY tREE


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Dec 2014 · 530
I Am Yours
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
No material possession in the Universe
Could bring forth the richness
I receive in the flame
I know to be as
Your love

The joy of my soul is consecrated in
Your ability to strengthen me
You are the courage that
Transcends all
Weakening

My intuition and my will grasp onto truth
To beckon You, to wish for You
Is my immortal request
To be at rest with
Your existence

Your ever burning Cosmic Spirit enlightens
Holistic brevity in me, a manifestation
That embraces nature ever
So ardently, with waves
Of ocean light

I have known You all my life my great protector
My thoughts about You cannot exist without
The intoxicating reality of Your love
Prayer and meditation bring
Me closer unto You

Without the pleasure of making others happy
Sharing the Divine blessing of Your peace
I would not know that I am
With You and that You
Are here with me

To understand You is to ***** a temple of flowers
In Your name, to know You is to plant a tree
Inside my heart, make me Your vessel in
That I might share Your Spirit through
My words both day and night

I offer You my humble heart a papyrus in which
To scribe onto the blue horizon bonfire of the
Dawn with You my guide, Your prolific
Message for all time both
Infinite and Wise

You are my maker, my creator, my beautiful
Initiator I share my love for Thee in every
Single heartbeat, every corner of the
World, every intelligence of
Pearl, I am Yours


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 1.1k
WORRY NOT ME
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
From the moment we leave the earth
As we left heaven on our birth
All the stars still carried on
Swallow sang her merry song
The planets orbits did not stop
Snow still covered mountain top
Why then worry if all things
Bright and beautiful still sing?

Everyone needs to let go
Of worries clouding inner hope
Silence of mind can be attained
When concentration is sustained
Maintaining thoughts of joy and bliss
Self-imposed doubt is now dismissed
Positive thoughts morning and night
Negative thoughts pushed out of sight
At least one minute at at time
Instill pure peace within your mind

If you are worried mentally
Relax your brain entirely
Picture a happy place to be
Visualize it pleasantly
Watching the movie screen inside
A cinema of joyous life
As you are taken far away
From this unnecessary pain
Forget your woes entirely
Allow your consciousness to breathe

Become a cosmic super wave
Free from all habits that will drain
Discourage thoughts of money, fame
Disengage as a human frame
Step by step identify
Union with Spirit as you rise
Do not become so hypnotized
Limited by human distraught
For we are truly one with God
Energy flows in every part
From head to toe, veins, flesh and heart

Cast away all restlessness
Concentrate and throw your breath
Calm the weariness that chokes
Invite the light that love evokes
A flash-lit path to health and peace
Is overflowing with release
Illuminated happiness
A powerful lighthouse success
Now guided by Divine spotlights
Behold this magnificent sight
You are a conduit unto
That which Divine flood passes through

An Affirmation to repeat:

I am so quietly awake
I am awake so quietly
I am the King of all perspectives
I am the Queen of inner peace
I sit upon a throne of patience
I can direct my thoughts with ease
I am more than this human body
I am with God eternally

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 3.2k
Family Tree Chant
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Surround yourself with love and light
Embrace the darkness with the bright
God will help you to decide
Stretch your branches far and wide
Pray to Spirit "Lift Me Up!"
Divine Mother "Hold Our Trunks!"
Roots are growing endlessly
Friends surrounding peacefully
We breathe love in, We blow love out
Our tree is blowing flowers about
Around and round we chant to you
We feel your Spirit coming through
May we be blessed with family
As relatives in harmony
Show us O Lord that we may be
On earth as heaven graciously
May we join hands as One and see
Your vision for our Unity
Your sparkle is our family tree
Your eyes are stars that beam and gleam
We are the children of your dreams
You are in all our limbs and leaves
Our eyes reflect your shining gaze
One to another for endless days


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 961
Mother and Child
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Child comforts mother
Both comfort one another
Time passes through
A backwards path into
A place where
She is there for you
And you are there for her

This child that she hath
Given life unto
This child, you
Sacrificing of her own
Freedom

As she will teach
And you will learn
To teach her too
As she taught you

To be her baby born
For it to mean so much
That she would give you
Life to touch

Between the two

Yes in this life
Discovered light
To shine so bright
A lovely power
Of self-being
Sharing
Ever
Baring
New

Together both are seeing
Together both are breathing
The essence of a truth only
Old age and youth
Build meaning
Up into

A celebration
Of creation
Mother and
Child


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 7.5k
Flamingo Spirit
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Initiate our souls into the light
Flamingo yes your hue is burning bright
Your colors lighting up the night
We migrate out of darkness within you

Enlighten us to heal our weary hearts
To be with love and never to depart
Appreciating brand new starts
Your beauty resonates us deep within

We want nothing more than with you to be free
To fly away from stress along with thee
Our wings could only hope to grow
As beautiful as yours unfold
You are the breath of freshened air
Our spirits call to breathe repair

In my memory of you I see poise
Noticing your stance without a noise
Perfectly still you are seen
Tranquil in life's pond so serene

As we pass through to become in ourselves
Teach us how to become nothing else
Than the magnetic beautiful creatures
Spirit designed with every feature

We are a gift to the flowing
Always coming always going
There never seems to be enough
Time in the universe thereof
To take a moment to enjoy
And therefore we destroy

This is an ode to your sweet nature
A song of love and light not danger
A memory we are creating
A vibrant show of figure skating

In the circle of acceptance now
Our wings are rising up to bow
Take in the scenery with deepened breath
Never afraid of shaking hands with death

For we are peaceful and at rest
Knowing we always do our best
A true beginning has no end
Drinking from life as we befriend
The journey of our soul path
In a spiritual rose bath

Amen

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 2.9k
Your Family Tree
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Let your family be
What you want it to be
Whom you wish it to be
Your feet are your soil
Your life is your tree
Your soul deserves
To be happy

Fall into the feeling of love
Love can be like flying

Spill into the meaning of love
Love can be like seeing

Drop into the value of love
Love can be like breathing

Dive into the sound of love
Love can be like singing

Dip into the light of love
Love can be like swimming

Tumble into the touch of love
Love can be like dreaming

Plunge into the power of love
Love is truly believing

Love is like flowers
Trusting we

Inhale Love
Exhale Love

Flying
Seeing
Singing
Breathing
Dreaming
Swimming
Everlasti­ng

Inhale Love
Exhale Love

May your clan
May your tribe
May your friends
And ancestry
Always be
With
You

In
Prayer
Meditating
Blow out flowers
That surround
You and your
Chosen
Family
Tree


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 467
Angels Awakened
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
May the words come with light
         Reveal and clarify
         Our meaning and UNITE!

Calling All Angels

As One is, we are
         With any distance
         No measurement
         Is too far

Calling All Angels

Envision star-like bright
        Light swelling up inside
        Around and out
        Through fingertips and thoughts
        Our hands collide
        Right where we are
        Right by our side

Calling All Angels

Everything beautifully near
         Our purpose is made clear

Calling All Angels

Hear our prayers
         With us be near


©tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 5.2k
Seagull Spirit
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
In glorious flight owning daylight
You magistrate freedom across
An ocean with your own box
Of twilight that you share
In a land of fish
A moonlit wish
With wings that
Kiss the
Sky

Throughout your expeditions to ground
Your voice is a dynamic sound
None can ignore your presence
What would Pandora say
When you sing that way?
Higher you fly
Distances
Many
Won't

Instruct us to use our heart compass
Open our eyes to perspective
Show us potential to live
When self-doubt is about
Like a grain of sand
May our cares be
Found without
A need
For

The liberty of our latitude
Is the length of our attitude
The way the wind blows effects
The direction we go
Our choices to be
Curiously
Ebb and flow
Waving
Lo

Behold a new dawn of bright feather
Consider the stormy weather
Notice how cloud and sun
Witness the Mother
Nature at play
Survey to
Coastal
Bay

May we find our way as you have shown
Limitless unbounded and flown
So shallow is the worry
No longer a fury
A calming has come
Soaring above
With truth in
Our hearts
Won

Riding the currents of emotions
Soaring aloft mental oceans
Wings spanned in physical worlds
Discover us great pearls
Of wisdom and poise
Joyful in noise
Good solid
Gifts of
Sage

Cleansing our spirits of past trifles
Being careful not to stifle
New growth with every gust gained
A quill, a crest, a quest
A mountain peaked with
Knowledge like the
Pier we are
Destined
To

A gate to become the best versions
Of our outstanding self-landing
Into the stars we have been
The fringe dust of pinion
Divine with the wind
Beginning free
And renewed
With no
End


© tHE tERRY tREE
Poetic Form | the Nonet; The nonet poetic form is a 9-line poem that has 9 syllables in the first line, 8 syllables in the second line, 7 syllables in the third line, and continues to count down to one syllable in the final (ninth) line.
Dec 2014 · 3.2k
Homestead
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Your thoughts are kept warm
And unwithered by the bedside
Of an old tree with branches
That I found growing
In the valley of
Our affection

As I
Plant 
Spirit
And vigor
The seeds of 
My smile
Become one 
With pure 
Existence
And the 
Soil

In our tree
Every branch
Finds a particular path
In which to show
An ancient age that 
Time has passed on
For us to share
As new stems 
Grow and
Evolve

A garden of light
What a beautiful sight
Pulsating and flourishing 
As healthy leaves might

Birds resting and nesting
Befriending sunlight
We are the story of life's
Uncharted mystery
Planted in the memory
Of tomorrow's history
And the plantation
Of our heart's
Crop 

As we graze for days and days
For many years to come
We will harvest this
Homestead in the
Never ending
Landscape
Of our
Love

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 6.7k
Camel Spirit
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
You carry a weight that's so heavy
A caravan filled with so many
You journey along, the sand is your song
And heat filled with sun rays aplenty

With your guidance we soon will become
Unified with God's grace and God's love
Your knowledge is great, sufficient in strength
Standing small as you tower above

You feel pain just the same as we do
You will cry tears of sadness for you
Tune into the light, your spirit is bright
You reflect what sunlight shines in you

Teaching us to heal and to move on
Even dark times when sadness has won
To listen up close, is what I have chose
Especially when life comes undone

Spirit Camel, you never run dry
Capabilities keep you alive
You're a natural at heart, playing the part
Mother Nature intended you by

To ride on with you makes me feel safe
With you there is no rush and no haste
Taking our time, learning how to decide
With a rhythm of peaceful-like pace

Self sustaining without an ego
Spreading love every place that we go
We survive day and night, sharing your plight
We are one with your wandering soul

As your milk provides food for your calf
You have cared for us on your behalf
Without a complaint, and in your restraint
It appears that you smile and laugh

You must see how humans sometimes seem
Like a nightmare and not like a dream
Yes we can be, idiotic you see
We have so much to learn from your scheme

I am honored to know you great one
May your message be carried with love
Through winds and life's storms, may we be reborn
With your courage and gentle wisdom


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 490
THE CORE
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Amidst these
Dancing sparks
Sent out into
The canyon of the soul
There is a
Galaxy of Bright Waves
Deep within
That makes us whole
A beautiful
Bloodstream
Flows like a
Whisper of
Burning Light
Oh so brilliant
With a
Heart of
Gold

The
Patchwork
You have made
From all the pieces of
Our pain is an
Incredible
Masterpiece
I am in awe
Of how you
Gleam

Your aroma
Is an
Echo of
Unspoken shadows
When I breathe you in
I can see an
Ocean of stars
Behind my eyes
Shooting
Plumes of light
Blossoms
Feather out into
The realm of our
Horizon where
Every Day meets
Every Night

My Temple-heart
My Beloved
Dwell within me
Forevermore
Activate the power
Of our
Cosmic friendship

You are
The greatest
Spectator
You are
The ultimate peace
Initiator
I am drunk with your
Aurora
Your natural
Deathlessness

You are the
Immortal blaze
That my spirit craves

There is no drug in the universe
That can satisfy my cup
In the way that
You do

You are the truth
You are the light
You are the stars
You are my
Hold on tight

You are ever loving
Always receiving

May I be with you
As you are with me
May we be as one
Eternally

I see your never ending
Story of love in everything
You bring me to a place
That only you can bring
Even things I fear
I cannot face
And I sing to all of those
In colored sunlit dreams
Who would listen
It's my heart's mission
To share your love
As above
So below

May every heart and every soul
That I am ever privileged to touch
Feel the warmth and joy you bring
Teaching we're not here to judge

My Temple-heart
My Beloved
Dwell within me
Forevermore
Activate the power
Of our
Cosmic friendship

And like the dove
The eagle, the wings of love
May we soar

My arms are open
You are the center
Of attraction
The bottom line
Our glorious
Satisfaction
The roots and
The foundation
Of our planet's
Nation

You are the nucleus
The origin of all being
In everything that I
Am breathing
In everything that I
Am seeing

You are the beauty
That awaits at heaven's door
You are the heartbeat
You are the Core

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 402
SWING WITH ME
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
When you don't feel like you
Have it all together
A little bit of a lot is enough
You don't have to be tough
You just have to get up

Find the strength
Within yourself
Through prayer
Through nature
And whatever else
It takes to get you there
Your beautiful, radiant
Temple-heart wealth
Your priceless worth
Your favorite Self

Since childbirth
You have been meaning to go
Places far and wide
With your feet and
With your mind
In your dreams
You are meant to find
The answers that you seek
Take a peek...

Glimpse at what
You have
With certainty
The good stuff

Don't give up!
It's not the end
Until the end
My friend
So in the interim
Let us make the
Best use of our
Time

We have so much to
Look forward to
In the afterlife
There is no
Rush

The longer you hold on
The more that you can do
When you cross over
With light into
The chasm of
God's love
And Spirit's
Truth

Heaven isn't going anywhere
Spirit is with you now
Love and Light will
Always be waiting
For you
There...

Somehow

Every day is a new beginning
Let go of yesterday
With all of your strength
Embrace today with
All of your heart
The lessons learned
Will never part
They will never
Be forgotten for
These are
Written
On your
Soul

On your heart's door

They are always with you
These experiences
Complete the whole
You will see
Come with
Me

Let's fulfill our destiny
One step at a time

Hold your head up high
We can touch the sky
Swinging from the clouds
You and I
We can fly!

When you don't feel like you
Have it all together
A little bit of a lot is enough
You don't have to be tough
You just have to get up

Show up

No expectations
No judgements
Just pure acceptance
And unconditional
Love


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 1.3k
QUICKSAND
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Please
Take my hand
I'm reaching out
For you
Don't fall into
The pain today
I'm reaching out
To save you
From the
Hate

Don't let your spirit
Get ****** into
The burdens
The sickness
Unnecessary pain
The ugly untruth's
The suffering
The Disdain
This is
A confined
Self loathing
State of mind

Look outside yourself
Push through the fog
Part the dark
Distasteful
Smog

We can rise together

There is no need
To feed your doubt
You can live without
Holding onto the grief
Hold on to me
I want to fly
I want to kiss
The sky
With
You

I will lift you up
Take you on a ride
Further from your saddest self
High above your lack of faith
Surround you with your greatest health
No hesitation, no disbelief
Hold your head up
Now just breathe
Breathe
Breathe

Can you feel me?
That's better
I can sense you
Coming through
Your natural beautiful being
Laughing, humming, singing
Bringing flowers
To yourself
See...

Hold on as we soar
I will teach you how
To love what lives inside
The gorgeous beating
Gifts you hide
Out of the quicksand
Into alive
Learning to prevail
Not just survive

There is no need
To feed your doubt
You can live without
Holding onto the grief
Hold on to me
I want to fly
I want to kiss
The sky
With
You

There was a time
When it may have seemed right
To hold onto the things
At night
That would remind you
Of how you stepped into
The place where you
Are now
The time has come
To let this go
Give it away
Bury it in the ground
Throw it into the snow
Burn it by the sea
Come with me

Place the memory
In a stone
You don't have to be alone
Now take the rock and insert
The energy of your pain and hurt
Find a field, a body of water
A stream
Say a prayer
Picture your dream
Like the feeling that makes you believe
Everything will be okay
Get ready
Say what you have to say
Take a deep breath pretty please
It's time now to release

With your stone
In your hand
Pull your arm back
Take command
And send it high
Into the sky
Out into the open
It's time to say goodbye
Hurl the past away
The bitterness
The agony
The sour distress
Make yourself free
Come with me

Please
Take my hand
I'm reaching out
For you
Don't fall into
The pain today
I'm reaching out
To save you
From the
Hate

You carry me
I carry you
When burdens pain
You walk with me
I walk with you
Along the beach
Through life's terrain
If tears should fall
Just as the rain
I'll soothe your spirit
Comfort away
All of the guilt
Is that okay?

When you want to give up
I will inspire you to try
If your spirit feels broken
I will help you make it right
You comfort my heart, my head,
My weary stride
The less I need
The more I have
With you I feel
All worry
Fall and slide
Elsewhere
It's easy to
Subside
When you
Are there

Hold on as we soar
I will teach you how
To love what lives inside
The gorgeous beating
Gifts you hide
Out of the quicksand
Into alive
Learning to prevail
Not just survive

Open your door

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Tender loving
Arms that
Care

Feel my light
Feel my love
Breathe it in
It's everywhere

Just like your
Love that lives inside
The gorgeous beating
Gifts you hide

Out of the
Quicksand
Into alive


© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 7.6k
Warrior Spirit
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Be the Warrior Spirit and
Fight for the light
A soldier for creation
With all of your might
Projecting the love
Of all Saints
Day and night

Walk with great fire
With a passionate rattle
Ignite and inspire
An affectionate battle
Beam from the heart and
Jump into the saddle

Be
A Lightworker
A Healer
A Mystical Weaver
Stand with Divine Mother
As a Cure-all Receiver

Spirit will guide you
Empowered by faith
Our weapon is love
****** forward with grace
As we kneel down to pray

We
Push light in the earth
Watch it roll through the cracks
Crawl up every fountain
Follow the tracks and
Inhabit the mountains
Spread out in the grass and
Reach up to the sun
Reflecting it back
With love
Only love

Be the Warrior Spirit
Fight for the light
A soldier for creation
With all of your might
Projecting the love
Of all Saints
Day and night
Projecting the love
Of all Saints
Day and night

© tHE tERRY tREE
Dec 2014 · 1.2k
POOL
The Terry Tree Dec 2014
Whirl and swirl
Down deep within
This heart-heat 
Spin

Nosedive into
Outer limits through
Our imagination
With water and fire
Renewed
As we descend
Pulsating beats
Pursue
Ablaze
Beneath
Our
Skin

Evaporate with me
Moving away from
Swamps of...
Misunderstanding
Evaporate with me
Into a basin of
Outstanding
Rapture let 
Me capture
You my
Sweet

Tears fall into pools
Rejuvenated
As we dive into
A puddle of mirrors
Can you
See yourself 
Through the eyes
Of someone else
That you've
Become
In me?

Floating above
High springs that
Swell and breathe
You are the fire 
That burns 
Inside of me
You are the river
That flows 
Indefinitely

An infinite well 
Of flowing creeks
Buckets of
Flames and 
Vibrant streams
Channeled into 
Estuary dreams
Behold our
Atlantic destiny
Our Indian
Ocean of
Open arms
And misty
Colored
Schemes

Rivers and
Lakes 
Harbor 
Us Safely
A love-filled
Gulf retreat
Fists full
Of fire and
Adriatic
Seas

Evaporate with me
Moving away from
Swamps of... 
Misunderstanding
Swimming in an
Abyss of believing
In our mystery

Paddle through the mud
Sweep through the debris
That would hold
Us back from
Wading with
Wonder
Carefully

I will carry you
With every stroke
Plunge into our
Outer limits
To evoke
The innermost
Parts that we
Confide in
One another
A pond of
Affection
Silver
Reflection
A soul-mate
Connection

Watch as the bubbles
Rise before our eyes
A reservoir of
Blue skies
Fire and ice
Intertwined in
White Light

Golden blue and
Coral hues
Vaporize and
Fade
Into a 
Perfect
Sound
Surrounding
View

Evaporate with me
Moving away from
Swamps of...
Misunderstanding
Evaporate with me
Into a basin of
Outstanding
Rapture let 
Me capture
You my
Sweet

My altogether vestibule
My love-lamp fuel
My golden rule
You are free to
Float here
In our
Pool

© tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 374
BOTH
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
Looking at life
From both sides shows
The dark and light
As energy flows
In waves of sadness
Emotional
Imminent gladness 
In tides that glow
A smile can be
A frown you
Know

Loving this life
Is easy to do
Feeling the pain
Effortless too
And somehow 
Recognizing truth
Gives us permission
To be confused

To savor the rain
To love the sun
To feel in ways
That we have won
Without the days
Of feeling down
Feeling loved and
Feeling great
Is such a
Flip-flopped
Mental
State

With every step 
We risk to take
Our spirit's find
Ourselves awake
We feel deceived
We feel alive
We feel defeated
Buried, defied
Our disappointments
Still reside
Keeping us 
From joy
Hiding
The 
Light
Extinguishing
What
Shines
Inside

Deep within
Our bodies lie
Our greatest guide
Our greatest stride
Resonating
In our spines
Answers to questions
God will find
If just to ask
In prayer
Of mind

Without the darkness
We are not light
Without the dimming
We are not bright
Without the anger
Where is delight?

Looking at life
From both sides shows
The dark and light
As energy flows
In waves of sadness
Emotional
Imminent gladness 
In tides that glow
A smile can be
A frown you
Know

No matter how much 
Disbelief
Sorrow, blues, 
Heartache or grief
To feel the way
In which we do
Can be another
Tear or two
Closer still
To our relief
Finding our way
Towards inner peace
Good fortune, comfort, 
Hopefulness
Is gained
With every 
Pang
And
Bliss

The eclipse of our
Doubt sustains
Our certainty
Where love 
Remains

Always


© tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 2.8k
Warm Beating Heart
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
Warm beating heart into the Cosmos
Weather cold or warm my chest beats love
To share with you from where upon the ground 
That I am standing, a vibration you will feel
Traveling through the earth to heal and heat
Your feet with love up into your chest through
Out stretched arms to share with you
A Universal love that trembles
Know with thoughtful pure intent
I meditate and share My life, 
My tree, My love, My friendship
Swing and Self Loved
Soul with
You

© tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 653
ARISE
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
There is a
Welcoming without
Spiritual coaxing
Between us
Natural and wonderful
Wherever I am
This is my home
Wherever you are
You are never alone
How can I leave my home
When it is everywhere
And you are there?

Would it be
That we are
Matter and energy
Combined in our
Consciousness
Of one
Protected and
Wrapped
Into a bouquet of
Infinite potentialities

As every star in very shape
And every color
Is discovered
In the universal playground
Of our outer space
Shooting across the skies
Of our inexhaustible
Vision from within

We are
Resonating from behind
Our human disguise
Coexisting in
Every ripple of water
Glimmering without
Exception
Melting
In every grain of sand
That shines
Beneath the sun
We are
One

And
There is a
Welcoming without
Spiritual coaxing
Between us
Natural and wonderful
Wherever I am
This is my home
Wherever you are
You are never alone
How can I leave my home
When it is everywhere
And you are there?

What is looking
Out of your eyes
Is in me
You are the flower
That praises
The spirit that travels
Up my spine
With the fragrance of
Forgiveness
Fervently

You are the
Pure light that flows down
In streams upon every single hair
Of my enlightened crown
Igniting the everlasting soul
Of this human being
With the windswept
Potions of scientific
Insurmountable measures
Beakers of tenderness
Carrying our undeniable
Unconditional love-treasures
Toward a paramount presence
That free will floats
Into a cloud of what is
Eternally wise and
Unbroken
Free from damage
Cradled in
Supernatural
Light

We are not asleep
Or awake
We are the silent
Earthquake

What is looking
Out of your eyes
Is in me
You are the flower
That praises
The spirit that travels
Up my spine
With the fragrance of
Forgiveness
Fervently

In sweet
Serenity
Arise as
I surrender
To thee
And
Inner
Peace

© tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 1.4k
Home
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
A heart that I could call a home
A home that I might find my heart
Walking up a hill at night
Rolling down when sun shines bright
Lift me up into your arms night sky
So that I might cry with tears of joy
To know that there could be a home
For every girl and boy of any age
As this would be my home
You may come and stay
To get away or just to play 
Beneath the stars
We'll say good night
And restful sleep
Rest our heads 
On loving sheep
Until the dawn

tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 1.3k
Frog Spirit
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
Summon us the rain yet
With the drums that we recall I
Am the corresponding return
Beautiful lunar and thunder to
A rhythm where all seasons of the
Different viewpoints even ugly in the winter
Are holding up the Universal land
An outer space pond having
Baptized resurrection of acceptance in a chosen
Life-cycle that changes all of the
Symbols through your travels which are heavy.
Changes also equal to soul art
Echo countless metaphors of the
Mindless croaking bond.
Teach in us the thanksgiving of
Heaven's harvest and every single thing
That brings a drunkenness and promise of
Choristers with hymns on stone
For a prolonged life is in and of
What solid reawakening has fortuned deep within upon this earth.
Renewed as well returned I
Carry lucky charms and find that I am
Known in other words bound
With the Spirit to
An ancient stand
That is encountering such places found under
Forces much much before the
Egg existed in a frozen
Past lone part of all creation much much before the thorn
Grew from the rose bush you were jumping by
Far down the brook of evolution where the
Message that you ribbit warm or cold
Is soon discovered befriending those of heart and hearth
As we all listen to your lessons and
The magic song revival that you sing
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Nov 2014 · 735
DREAMSCAPE
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
Feel this through me
Heal this in me
This dream of
Am I awake or am I
Asleep?
I want to keep
You close to me
In and out of this
Dreamscape
A carousel of colors
Raindrops are
Rainbows
As your love
Flows in and out
Of the pulse we
Create and bow
Together

Turn over
Toss my head am I alive?
Is this the end?
Am I only dreaming
That the
Feeling is so real
Like you are here
With me
As above
So below
Oh

There you are
Sitting on the star
I left you on
Where did I go?
I remember we were there
Sitting in a chair of love
Spinning in a swing
Winning, swimming
In the depths of our
Buried treasures
Deep in our
Hearts
The
Sacred
Parts

There are good feelings
And there are bad
There are joyous
And there are sad
Good people to befriend
And bad ones to be had
You are my glow
You remind me of home
The breadcrumbs of my soul
Lead me back to our
Original form
Comet-driven
Bold and unforgettable
Brightness
A clamor of ocean tides
Spread wide throughout
The crevices of
Every salty sea that hides
Our Dead Sea scrolls
Of unbelievable
Heralds
Angels that choir
A dance in the sky
Am I losing
My mind?

Feel this through me
Heal this in me
This dream of
Am I awake or am I
Asleep?
I want to keep
You close to me
In and out of this
Dreamscape
A carousel of colors
Raindrops are
Rainbows
As your love
Flows in and out
Of the pulse we
Create and bow
Together

Above the waves of love
Beyond the song
In the cave of our
Eternity
No right
No wrong
In the serenity
Of our reality
My sunlight
My starbright
My out-of-sight
Dreamscape
Delight

Our island of
Disbelief
Free from
Grief
And the
Midnight
Love
Thief

I thought I was asleep
I thought it was a dream
The electronic shock
Of lightening
Pulsating through me
Moving at speeds
Of light
Incalculable to
Conceive
But I can
Feel
Feeling
Real
I feel
You
Feel
Feeling
With
Me

This is our
Dream


© tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 2.6k
Birdsong
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
Topaz dreams and fire flowers
Find their way into
Shadows and streams
In the space between
Our hearts and minds
Seams of alchemy
Blowing stars into birds
To touch our courageous
Sunlit beams
Dripping
Kissing
We

Keep
Running from our light
Praying that we’ll stay
Painting colors oh so bright
In the emotions we display
Flying

We are a painting in one another
A brush stroke full of hope
A paradox of intimately curious
Wings that have found a way to cope
Building a birdhouse home
On the backs of each other
Bones and sacred stones
A paradox of intimately curious
Wild tornadoes

Embracing
We walk in dark we walk in day
With footsteps often clumsy
And telepathy is not as easy as
Psychics will convey

Your hair is made of flowers
Or at least it seems that way
Our hearts are painted gold close to
The way the yellow birds that play
Around us when we stand
Glowing in our space
Exclusively
Beneath the tree
We made
Where Amen’s tears
The sun god
Rain

Around our love
Rushing in rushing out
Breathing in breathing out
Hold me close push me away
Both of us praying the other
One will stay
Kneeling
Pray

We are a painting in one another
A brush stroke full of hope
A paradox of intimately curious
Wings that have found a way to cope
Building a birdhouse home
On the backs of each other
Bones and sacred stones
A paradox of intimately curious
Wild tornadoes

This is our butterfly parade

© tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 1.3k
CREATION
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
Create in me
A whole new being
With sunlight
And invisibility
Even in the things
We cannot see
All Unseen forces
In nature
Many say
Cannot
Be

Create in us
A way to view
The things we need
To see it through
The miracle
The revelation
The tenderness
Of all creation

With respect
With love
Combing the care
Brushing our fingers
Through every single hair
Of one another

Looking up with
Eyes of wonder
A childlike spirit
Of thunder
Create in us
Forgiveness
Ethereal joy
Every girl
Every boy

No matter what age
No matter what stage
In our lives may we
Strive to learn
What you teach
Feeling renewed
Everyday
Not tired
Nor afraid
Brand new
When we
Awake

With respect
And With love
Combing the care
Brushing our fingers
Through every single hair
Of one another
Soft strands
No demands
Gentle
Hands

A newness
A wholeness
A tenderness
To care for
One another
Our Grandfathers
Our Grandmothers
Our Great Great
Ancestors
A magic
Interstate
A pure love
Light show
Earthquake
Of eternal
Growth
And
Blow

Explode with
Revelation
A rapture of happiness
Rejoicing in the prize
The gift of one another
The jewel of our lives
The sweetness in
Our eyes

With respect
And With love
Combing the care
Brushing our fingers
Through every single hair
Of one another
Soft strands
No demands
Gentle
Hands

Amen



© tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 558
HEAVEN
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
Happy endings are
New beginnings when
I look into your eyes
Celestial sparks
A giant surprise
Of knowing
Life isn't actually over
It's only just begun
My one
My love
My heaven

In everything we face
Every scar we make
Every risk we take
As Spirit guides us
I feel myself falling
Into a great escape
Of wonder
And disguise
No more hate
No more lies
Only love
From above
Be with me
In my pain
My surrendering
Our Torchlight

We live in a world
That is so confused
Incredibly abused
My butterfly
Our whisper of eternity
Calming us down
Raising us up
Introducing possibility
Giving a serenity
Nothing can take away
A tranquility
Nothing can break away
A peace
That no one
Wants
To hurt

The prayer in our forever
Hearts
The promise of protection
Alarms
Bells in our heavens
Happy endings are
New beginnings when
I look into Your eyes
Celestial sparks
A giant surprise
Of knowing
Life isn't actually over
It's only just begun
My one
My love
My heaven

The pulse in my blood
Streams like the rivers
In the beautiful scenes
You have given us
To receive and breathe
Together
To actually
Seize the understanding ways
That you teach us
Every day

To see through the haze
The earthly daze
And feed us
The eternal truth
Of unity
Without judgement
Which is
A cruel and ugly
Imposter
Facing us away
From Loving
In another
In the way that
You have love in
Every child
You have
Fostered

Running through the fields
Of your affection
I ask myself
Are your arms not yet sore?
How you receive my heart
My love my treasure from above
Our heaven
Oh how you never tire
Oh how you never bore
Ever beating
Ever believing
Never retreating
Heaven's door
Watching over
This
Us

Never growing old
Of what we become
How we try
You watch over us
Like your favorite
Movie
You listen to us
Like your favorite
Song

In the face of every beast
In the touch of every animal
Like an army of love
From heaven above
Protect us
From darkness
The sadness of
Confusion
Abusing
Each other
One another
You are
The ultimate
Lover
Of
All

Born before the moon
Conceived before the sun
In every heaven
In every sky
In the womb of every galaxy
Ever born
I am yours
You are mine
And
Happy endings are
New beginnings when
I look into your eyes
Celestial sparks
A giant surprise
Of knowing
Life isn't actually over
It's only just begun

Our One
Our Love
Our Heaven


© tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 292
KISS THE SKY
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
KISS THE SKY

Stepping
Into one another
Simply seeing
Our whole
Being
Life as it is
Individual
Hit or miss
Just
Like a
Kiss

They say no two
Snowflakes are
Just alike
Nor is the
Kiss between
Two lights

If we let go
Of what we should
And stop thinking
How we could
Have been
A better version
Of ourselves in
Some distant corner
Of a past life
Some unknown
Universal portal
That survived
A Milky Way
So far away
You and I
We can
Kiss
The
Sky

You and I
We have the power to
Grasp and please
The gods of every
Tree, every lake
Every stone, every sea
And every
Heart that has a home
If we can come just
As we are filled
With the truth
Saved

Of

Who we are to
Our true selves
Our true beings
Be the stars
Stepping
Into one another
Simply seeing
Our whole
Being
Life as it is
Individual
Hit or miss
Just
Like a
Kiss

Take one step forward
Feel the beat
Turn around
Stomp your feet
Now move back
Fear has left
Can you feel it?
Put your hand
Upon your chest
It IS safe to start again
Two steps forward
One step back
Why should it matter?
You're on track
Stay with the rhythm
Feel the bliss
Be the soul
Be the kiss

Kiss the sky
Open your heart
Kiss yourself
For a start
And recall
You are a joy
Through the pain
Through all the toil

No one remembers what you want
It doesn't matter anyway

Be the kiss that you are
Make the memory of
The star you were
Created to see
On the lips
The heart
And the
Spirit
You
Can
Be

Spirit
Mother Divine
Grandfather Fire
Jesus Christ
God the Father
Saints Of All Light
Paramahansa
We pray tonight
May we relax into
The stride
Of
Who we are
To
Our true selves
To
Our true being
This I recite
Everyday
For all
Of us
In every
Way

If we let go
Of what we should
And stop thinking
How we could
Have been
A better version
Of ourselves in
Some distant corner
Of a past life
Some unknown
Universal portal
That survived
A Milky Way
So far away
You and I
We can

Kiss
The
Sky


© tHE tERRY tREE
Nov 2014 · 3.1k
MIRACLE
The Terry Tree Nov 2014
My miracle
The spherical
Beauty of blue skies
Swirling in your eyes
My pleasant surprise
A dream come true
A remarkable view
Courage drips
All over you

You make me want to
Drop my armor
Let it fall
Open the well
Undo the spell
Of insecurity
I have spun
A self imposed
Judas come undone
Unbelieving
There could be
One
A miracle
For me
In us

You are the last unicorn
You found me hiding
From myself
For better or for worse
You lifted the curse
White light
Ripping at my seams
How long have I been here?
A year or two my dear?
Perhaps longer...
It seems
I can feel myself
Getting
Stronger

I remember the days
I sat in a maze
A fog, a haze
Of my own disappointments
And all my own rage
Hate and anger
Had constructed
A cage
No one could get to
No, not even you
But you waited
You stayed
You listened
You prayed

No one knows exactly
How we feel
It's hard to believe
What someone says
Especially
The vulnerable and real
Oh how I could steal
Steal away into the night
Back into a corner
Of my own fright
A beautiful
Panic
A tragic
Manic
Episode
"Of nobody loves me!"
"Nobody's home!"
The lights are on
But where have I gone?

No pill could fulfill
What you give to me
The infinite promise
To believe in every
Attempt that I make
To get back up again

Beating ourselves up
Is a waste of time
If only to learn
How we can fly
And say goodbye
To behaviors
That will break
The spirit you have made
The soul that you created
My all, my everything
The thing I wake up for
To sing
You bring me joy
When all I have is pain
You taught me how
To dance in the rain
You taught me how
To climb a tree
To get away from
Anything
To fall in love
With nature
Like painted lightening
You truly are my savior
Always fighting
For my love

My miracle
The spherical
Beauty of blue skies
Swirling in your eyes
My pleasant surprise
A dream come true
A remarkable view
Courage drips
All over you

Watch how you inspire
Watch me leap
Watch me rocket
A blast of fire
Across the horizon
Write your name in the sky
He's Alive
Divine Mother
Grandfather Fire
Hold me while I cry
I cannot deny

Calling all angels
Saints of all religions
Gurus, Yogis
Masters of
The spiritual truth
Allah, Yahweh
Maker you soothe

Heal in us the
Mental abuse
The hurt of other people's views
The judgements that we did not choose
Finally
We'll call a truce

I believe in my heart
There is a place
Where God
Has filled
An empty
Space
I do not need
To see your face

I cannot explain
The feeling it gives
The SPIRIT LIVES
Your spirit IS

OUR miracle
The spherical
Beauty of blue skies
Swirling in your eyes
OUR pleasant surprise
A dream come true
A remarkable view
Your courage drips
All over you

Teacher, mentor, sage and chief
You empty out the hollow grief
Burglarize our desolation
In the night you are the thief
While we sleep
The Santa Clause
Of chimney sweeps
A vacuum for our agony
In everything that we believe
I feel your peace
Wash over me
Thank you
For keeping the faith
When I could not
Conceive
Thank you for
Forgiving me

My rock
Our foundation
The touchstone
Of relation

What marvelous miracles
You do weave
I am the miracle
You are to me


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