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4.5k · May 2019
The Universe
Love begets love...hate begets hate....tolerance begets tolerance.....disdain begets....disdain...respect begets respect..........it all depends on how you see things and what you put out comes back to you....every time....

Love brings love

Love begets love...hate begets hate....tolerance begets tolerance.....disdain begets....disdain...respect begets respect..........it all depends on how you see things and what you put out comes back to you....every time....

Tolerance brings tolerance

Love begets love...hate begets hate....tolerance begets tolerance.....disdain begets....disdain...respect begets respect..........it all depends on how you see things and what you put out comes back to you....every time....

Respect brings respect

Love begets love...hate begets hate....tolerance begets tolerance.....disdain begets....disdain...respect begets respect..........it all depends on how you see things and what you put out comes back to you....every time....

Gratitude brings gratitude

Love begets love...hate begets hate....tolerance begets tolerance.....disdain begets....disdain...respect begets respect..........it all depends on how you see things and what you put out comes back to you....every time....

Peace and harmony bring peace and harmony

Love begets love...hate begets hate....tolerance begets tolerance.....disdain begets....disdain...respect begets respect..........it all depends on how you see things and what you put out comes back to you....every time....

The universe is a mirror
Reflect what you want to receive

Believe and light up the world with peace and harmony
4.2k · Jan 2019
Lake of Diamonds
You walk through the entrance of a cave
It is dark at first and quiet
You see a glimmer of light
At the end of the darkness is a small lake of water with a waterfall

Lake of diamonds

The water is warm, not too warm
The temperature is just right
The water is deep turquoise
When light from above hits it, it shimmers

Lake of diamonds

You walk into the water and stand in the middle
The bottom is soft, silky sand
As you stand there, the waterfall begins to gently pour over you
You move to let the water run over you

Lake of diamonds

Rays of bright light shine from an opening above
They are golden in color
The water sparkles and glistens  like diamonds as the light hits

Lake of diamonds
3.2k · Nov 2018
The Bakery
Sitting at the bakery

Getting a cup of of coffee
With a wonderful taste
Ingesting the smell
Letting it tickle my senses
All types of people around
Getting some breakfast

Sitting in the bakery

People watching
Lots of baked goods all around
A feel of Europe
In the heart of the city

Sitting in the bakery

Watching all the sites
Listening to different languages
Seeing people going hither and yon
Getting their goods
Starting their day

Sitting in the bakery
2.9k · Dec 2018
Hello Monday
Hello Monday
Here you are once again

Hello Monday
Another weekend has passed

Hello Monday
It’s time for work

Hello Monday
Where did the weekend go?

Hello Monday
Time to get going

Hello Monday
Where’s the coffee?

Hello Monday
When does Friday come?

Hello Monday
Really?
2.4k · Oct 2018
Try a Little Kindness
In this rough world
Try a little kindness

Instead of being harsh
Try a little kindness

Instead of complaining
Try a little kindness

Instead of a frown
Try a smile
Try a little kindness

Instead of unhappiness
Be happy
Try a little kindness

Instead of darkness and pain
Walk towards the light
Try a little kindness

Instead of clouds and rain
See the sun
Try a little kindness
1.4k · Aug 2018
A Storm is Coming
A storm is coming
Dark clouds are on the horizon
I can feel it in the air
The wind is picking up
There’s a feeling of electricity
The sky is a light muted gray
The clouds are moving quickly
Some seem to touch the earth

A storm is coming
I can feel it in the air
I can feel it deep in my bones
There are sounds of thunder
They sound like drums
Lightning strikes dart across the sky

A storm is coming
I can feel it in the air
Mother Nature is shaking
Change is coming

A storm is coming
Of that I am sure
1.4k · Jan 2019
Imagination
Are you real?
Are you just a dream of my imagination?
You seem too good to be true
I can hardly believe it

Imagination

Are you really here?
You are perfect in every way
The way you look
The way you walk
Your handsome face
You seem to good to be true

Imagination

How did I come to know someone as outstanding as you?
Are you real or a dream?
You are like a melody
The sweetest of music
The finest piece of art

Imagination
1.3k · Jan 2019
Hot Pink Sundown
Ribbons of purple and gold
Scatter across the sky
Against rose colored buildings
Like a Monet painting

Hot pink sundown

A bright golden ball slowly lowers
Another day is closing
Nighttime awaits in the wings

Hot pink sundown

There’s a small  sliver of moon
Sitting high up in the sky
Against the gray blue backdrop
Almost invisible

Hot pink sundown

The air is crisp and cool
It’s wintertime once again
Animals and people bundled up
Staying off the cold

Hot pink sundown

Small white lights abound
Decorating a terrace
A remnant of the season past
Offering a welcome feeling
Darkness is not far behind
Welcoming in a new night

Hot pink sundown
1.2k · Jul 2019
My Hero
He was always there for me
He was my hero

He never let me down
He was my hero

He seemed immortal
He was my hero

He never walked away
He was my hero

He used to take my hand
He was my hero

He always listened
He was my hero

He inspired me to always try
He was my hero

He was intelligent
He was my hero

He was curious about the world
He was my hero

He taught me about life
He was my hero

He was kind and giving
He was my hero

He loved to laugh
He was my hero

He always took care of me
He was my hero

He was strong and handsome
He was my hero

He taught me right from wrong
He was my hero

He had integrity
He was my hero

He stood in the light
He was my hero

He was my father
1.2k · Jun 2018
The Feather
A beautiful unusual looking feather fell to the ground
It was black, gray and white
It was in perfect condition
It was sitting in between the leaves that had fallen from the trees
Fall had arrived

A small boy was walking home
He found the feather sitting on the ground
He picked it up to look at it
To save it he took one of his school books out from his backpack
He opened the book and put the feather in between the pages and closed the book for safe keeping

He then put the book back into his backpack and continued on his way home
Once he got inside his house, he took out the feather and showed it to his mother

She looked at it and told him to show it to his father when he got home from work

The boy then went upstairs to his room
He put his backpack down on the chair by his desk and took out the book to look at the feather once again

It was absolutely beautiful
He had never seen anything like it
He felt like he had found a treasure
He was tired and wanted to rest
So he put the feather away and took a nap till his father arrived

While he slept the feather opened the book and stood up on one end
It started to turn slowly
As it turned gold sparkles covered the feather glistening in the light
It was pure magic

The feather then went back into the book and closed it
When the boy awoke his father had come home
He grabbed the book with the feather to show his father
His father was an historian
While his father studied it
He walked into his study to find a book on the book shelf
The boy followed his father

The boys father found the book and brought it down from the shelf
It was a very old book with a special leather red cover and gold edged pages

The father looked up the feather and discovered that it had belonged to the head dress  of a former Native American chief named Temacuah. It was magical and also had protective powers

The feather would release its magic only when it was owned by the right person. Otherwise it looked like any other feather

While they were doing their research the feather stood up again on one end and started turning  ever so slowly
As it did, the gold specks on it glistened once again
It was beautiful

The boys father knew this had only happened because his son was the correct owner

They also found out that the feather was very old
Several thousand years old
Yet it showed no age
It was perfect
They had found true magic
They felt blessed
1.2k · Oct 2020
Pumpkin Time
It’s getting to be pumpkin time
The time of magic and fun
A time when there’s a chill in the air
Apples abound along with scents of cinnamon
Carved jack o lanterns
Faces etched creatively
Candles lit


It’s getting to be pumpkin time
The beginning of the holiday season
When cookies are baked
Pies made
Children dress up in costumes
Seeking a reward of candy and other goodies

It’s getting to be pumpkin time
A time of celebration
A time of remembering
Good friends
Families
And traditions
Where turkeys are roasted
Sweet potatoes baked
Cranberries served

It’s getting to be pumpkin time
A time of holiday cheer
Hot chocolate
Apple cider
Herbal tea
And peppermint

It’s getting to be pumpkin time
A time of snow falls
Sledding
Snowball fights
Laughter and glee
Trees decorated

It’s getting to be pumpkin time
1.2k · Feb 2019
Dreams
I may not be in my 20s
But I still have dreams

Dreams

I may not be in my 20s
But I still hope

Dreams

I may not be in my 20s
But I still dance

Dreams

I may not be in my 20s
But I still have wonder

Dreams

I may not be in my 20s
But I still have aspirations

Dreams

I may not be in my 20s
But I am not done yet

Dreams

I may not be in my 20s

Dreams
1.1k · Jul 2018
Moonbeam Nights
Dreaming of moonbeam nights
Light hypnotic breezes
Trees gently swaying
Wind chimes playing
Scents of lilac in the air

Dreaming of moonbeam nights
Walks along the beach
Sounds of waves hitting the shore
Gulls flying by

Dreaming of moonbeam nights
Dinner by candlelight
Romantic music playing
Slow dancing

Dreaming of moonbeam nights
Soft touches
Gentle smiles
Bright laughter

Dreaming of moonbeam nights
Hidden places
Cherished moments

Dreaming of moonbeam nights
With you
1.1k · Jul 2018
Sunbeam Days
Sunbeam days
Bright blue skies
A few white clouds
Golden rays
Multi colored flowers everywhere
Green trees swaying
Fragrant scents adorn the air
Like perfume

Sunbeam days
Light calming breezes
Blow across the face
Teasing it ever so slightly
Like gentle butterfly kisses

Sunbeam days
Ocean waves pounding the shore
Turquoise water
Endless sandy beaches
Smooth as silk
Umbrellas everywhere

Sunbeam days
Music in the air
Hints of summer
Fill my mind
1.0k · Nov 2018
Fairytale
You are a fairytale
Like what is written in books
A true prince in every way
When I look at you I can hardly believe it
That after all this time I am here
With you

You are a fairytale

When I first met you I couldn’t believe you were real
You were handsome
You were exotic
You were the epitome of perfection
You dazzled like a gemstone
You are rare like a fine wine

You are a fairytale

Together we became a miracle
Together we fit
You were my puzzle piece
I was yours

And over time

We became a fairytale
We still are
861 · Jan 2019
Step Forward
Step forward instead of backward
Lift up instead of put down
Help instead of hurt

Step forward

Love instead of hate
Inspire instead of limit
Kindness instead of harshness

Step forward

Integrity instead of corruption
Lightness instead of darkness
Hope instead of despair

Step forward

Laughter instead of tears
Creativity instead of bland
Dancing instead of sitting

Step forward

Tolerance instead of none
Positivity instead of negativity
Possible instead of impossible

Step forward
839 · Mar 2019
Bakery Heaven
Sitting in a bakery sipping coffee
Watching the wait staff moving to and fro
People eating weekend breakfast
Talking and smiling
Streets full of people

Bakery heaven

Precious baked goods for sale
Beautiful to see
The scent of them like perfume
Intoxicating to the senses

Bakery heaven
824 · Feb 2019
Canopy of White
It was snowing
The flakes were large and fragile
They looked like Queen Anne’s lace
The trees were covered with a white blanket
It created a canopy
The air was crisp and cool

Canopy of white

In the distance was a cabin
It had been there for years
It was made out of wood
Handmade by the owner
Snow was piling up on the roof

Canopy of white

Inside a fire was burning to combat the cold
Smoke was rising gently from the chimney
A kettle was on the stove to make tea
It was a good night for it
A dog was sleeping by the fireplace comforted by the warmth

Canopy of white

Outside the snow continued to fall
Creating a postcard view
Not a sound could be heard on this peaceful night

Canopy of whit
It has been dark for so long
The air has been heavy and oppressive
It’s been difficult to hold ones head high
Every day negativity oozed everywhere
Like a heavy weight
Everything became hard

Possibilities

In spite of it
People kept trying
People kept helping
People kept caring
Though they were tired
But hope was diminishing
Getting fainter

Possibilities

But, after some time
A small sliver of light shone through
In the darkness, it seemed even brighter
People began to focus on it
Watch it
Fascinated
They then started walking towards it
The closer they came, the brighter it became
Almost like a lighthouse beacon
The light was soothing
It was also healing

Possibilities

Eventually the light increased
Shining down everywhere
Causing the darkness to finally recede
Hope grew
Faith grew
The heaviness lifted

Possibilities

For the first time in a long time
People saw possibilities
They actually started to see the people around them
Their neighbors, friends, co-workers
And they were also seen
They talked and were heard
They listened and understood
Empathy started to grow
Care for one another grew
It was a brand new day

Possibilities
761 · May 2022
Do You Remember?
Do you remember when we

First met
First laughed
First danced together
First walked together
First studied together
First cried together

Do you remember when we

First held hands
First hugged
First ate together
First played together

Do you remember when we
First felt the magic between us
First became entranced
First fell in love
First put the other in our heart

Do you remember
761 · Feb 2019
The Sweetheart Box
Many years ago a young man traveled to a far away land

The sweetheart box

He met a young woman while there
They became sweethearts

The sweetheart box

When Valentines Day came he had never experienced it

The sweetheart box

But he went and found a gold heart box of chocolates decorated with an orange rose

The sweetheart box

He put it in a brown paper bag with a card to give to his sweetheart

The sweetheart box

When he saw her, he handed her the bag and smiled a big, bright smile

He said happy Valentines Day!

The sweetheart box
752 · Jan 2022
Walls
We all build walls
Some are to hide behind
Some to prevent
Some to keep out
Some to mark areas
We all build walls
Some are real
Some are imaginary
Some are brick or wood
Some are stone or concrete
We all build walls
They are boundaries
Or borders
Or limiters
We all build walls
They can be high and reach the sky
Or low easy to jump or climb
They can lock someone out
Or keep them in
We all build walls
Let’s tear them down
And come together
691 · Jun 2023
Pause
Sometimes we need to pause
Just stop what we are doing
Quit pushing
Just be still
We are always in a rush
To move quickly
To do more
Sometimes we need to pause
To become quiet
To think
To reflect
Before moving forward again
It helps with creativity
And well-being
Just pause
683 · Nov 2023
Bridge to the Sky
Build a bridge to the sky
Reach beyond your means
Touch the stars and beyond

Look at all that there is to see
Embrace the true beauty of it
Let it touch your soul

Build a bridge to the sky

Reach for the sun
Touch the edge of the universe
Let it lift you up

Build a bridge to the sky
Believe in the impossible
655 · Jan 2019
Rhythm
Once upon a choice
I danced with the rhythm of my soul

Rhythm

Once upon a choice
I chose to love you

Rhythm

Once upon a choice
I believed

Rhythm

Once upon a choice
I started anew

Once upon a choice
I danced with the moon

Rhythm

Once upon a choice
I held your hand

Rhythm

Once upon a choice
I lived a miracle

Rhythm

Once upon a choice
I danced with my soul

Rhythm

Once upon a choice
I found you

Rhythm
639 · Aug 2018
The Voyage Home
In the distance, on the sea, a sailboat is making its way across the waters

It has been traveling a long time trying to find the way home

Stopping from time to time at a place and then starting the voyage again to locate home

Some times the boat gets caught on the rocks or in unexpected shallow waters and has to take time to dislodge before setting sail again
At night the boat is guided by the light from the moon as it seeks a sign in the distance showing the way home

Then all of a sudden one night a bright light shines across the waters creating a line of light on the water
The sailboat adjusts its course and starts its final voyage home

By the shore is a man, somewhat hidden in the midst of the night holding up a lantern facing the water

As the sailboat gets closer, it can make out the light and shadow of a man

The sailboat is on its way home
Seeing the sailboat in the far distance, the man starts moving the lantern back and forth

The sailboat keeps its course until it lands back home from a long voyage
It feels good to be  home......
610 · Jan 2019
Woman in the red coat
Every day she goes out
Putting on her red coat
She gets her things together
Heads outside and starts her day

Woman in the red coat

She visits her favorite café
Slowly sipping her coffee
Thinking about her day

Woman in the red coat

As she finishes her coffee
She gets ready to leave
Putting her coat on
Packing up her things

Woman in the red coat

She has had the coat for years
It came with her to a new land
When she wears it it feels like an old friend
Red is a favorite color of her
In a way the coat helps define her

Woman in the red coat
581 · Feb 2019
Hurt
If you hurt me I will not hurt you
I will walk away

If you love me
I will love you back

If you offer a chair
I will sit with you

If you offer peace
I will join you

If you hurt me I will not hurt you
I will walk away

If you love me
I will love you back
566 · Jan 2019
Brrrr Thursday
Brrrr Thursday
Baby it’s cold outside
Jackets and scarves required

Brrrr Thursday

The air is crisp and clear
The sun is out in it’s full regalia
The city is awake

Brrrr Thursday

The café is almost empty
Too cold to come out
People huddled with their coffee

Brrrr Thursday

Baby it’s cold outside
Hard to go out
Bed sounds nice where it’s warm

Winter is here and
Brrrr Thursday
563 · Feb 2019
The Night
Go lightly into the night
Let it wrap around you like a warm blanket
Enjoy the sound of stillness
Let it soothe your soul
560 · Dec 2018
Christmas Quiet
As the sun goes down
and the eve of Christmas begins
A silence and calm comes across the world as a soft layer of clouds
hover over the world

Christmas Quiet

Traffic slows down to a snails pace across the land and world

Christmas Quiet

Streets and stores become empty and activity slows down

Christmas Quiet

And as the hours pass and the time to Christmas comes closer
the world takes a breath and the air becomes still and peaceful

Christmas Quiet

Lights glisten with their holiday beauty and splendor
Trees decorated up for the holiday

Christmas Quiet

Families come together for a moment of holiday joy and sharing

Christmas Quiet

And for just a moment in time, the focus is on peace, goodwill and tranquility throughout the land during this time

Christmas Quiet

So, take a moment to listen to the quiet and stillness
To the bells ringing, the snow falling

Christmas Quiet

And let it fill you with peace, joy, and goodwill
557 · Jan 2023
Search Your Heart
Search your heart
Find the meaning of love
Search your heart
Find your true destiny
Search your heart
Find comfort and care
Search your heart
Find where you belong
Search your heart
Find kindness
Search your heart
Find tolerance
Search your heart
Find what you were looking for
Search your heart
Find the best in people
Search your heart
Find beauty
Search your heart
Find why you are here
Search your heart
You will find the answer
It’s always been there
536 · Nov 2023
The Little Cat
The Little Cat

The little cat sat in the window
She was watching the snow falling outside
This was her first winter and Christmas

Inside was at all Christmas tree
It was decorated with bright lights and ornaments
The lights and sunlight made them glimmer
At times it looked like they were covered with diamonds

The little cat loved to look at them and sit under the tree
She had never experienced the magic before
Recently she had been adopted

As she sat at the window she had a deep feeling of contentment
The snow began to gently fall outside
As she watched the scene outside she heard faint music
She closed her eyes to listen
She was grateful for her new home and owners

The little cat
524 · Aug 2023
Listen to our Mother
She is speaking to us
Pleading
Warning us
Advising us
Comforting us
Helping us
We just have to listen
We are all her children

She’s been telling us about the planet
Warning what will come
Showing us
With storms
Droughts
Fires
Extreme heat
We just have to listen
We must listen

She’s been crying for us
For all the creatures that live here
For the forests
Plants
She’s been begging us
To change
To stop
To respect what’s here
The planet
The boundaries between us
And them
All we have to do is listen
Then change our ways
Mother knows best
499 · Jul 2023
Imagine
Imagine you are sitting at the top of a building
It is all bright white
The sky is bright blue with a few clouds scattered through
The sun is out and it is a bright day
There is a slight breeze -- not too much
It’s perfect

As you look out, you see the ocean
It is a deep blue
The day is absolutely perfect
In every way
You are calm and still
Embracing the moment
It is sublime
You feel total bliss
A little taste of heaven
492 · Jun 2021
Listen to Your Soul
It’s the real you
It’s always there
With you
Before you were you
It knows you better than yourself
It sees the world for what it is
It sees beyond
It feels everything
It’s connected to all there is
It can guide you
It knows your true destiny
It talks to you all the time
You only have to listen
478 · Nov 2023
Will You
Will you be there in the darkness
Will you be there in the light
Will you be there to pick me up
When I fall down
Or will you not

Will you be there to help
Will you be there for me
Or will you not

Will you walk with me
Will you care for me
Or will you not

No matter what
Will you be there always
Or will you not

No matter what
Will you think about me
Or will you forget

No matter what
Will you love me
Or will you not

No matter what
Will you remember
Or will you not

Will you
471 · Jan 2019
Dream
Sometimes if we’re lucky
We are given a dream
A special wish or desire
It becomes part of us
It seems impossible

Dream

It’s a beautiful dream
We want it more than ever
It’s always on our mind
If we believe with all our might
It then becomes reality

Dream
466 · May 2019
Stand in the Light
At times of darkness
Stand in the light

At times of cruelty
Be kind

At times of hate
Love

At times of judgment
Accept

At times of wrongdoing
Do right

At times of hardship
Help

At times of darkness
Stand in the light
463 · Jun 2022
Music
Music lifts one up
It expresses what we feel
Fills our heart and soul
It can touch the world
Connect all of us
Communicate our story
Tell our history and future
It can paint a picture
With sound
It can calm us or excite
Causing us to dance
It inspires us
Sometimes it can make us laugh
It’s a mirror into the best of us
It’s healing and powerful
We need it
It is magic
456 · Apr 2023
Kindness
Be a little kinder today
Than yesterday
Offer more patience
Give a little more
Love a little deeper
Smile a little bigger
Hug once more
Appreciate what you have
Be grateful
Let those feelings lift up the world
To a better place
Keep the faith
454 · Jan 2019
Honey Lemon Voice
She has a honey lemon voice
When she speaks its hypnotic
Her voice sounds like music
It has a rich tone like fine wine

Honey lemon voice

She can calm frayed nerves
Elevate someone
Soothe rawness
Just by speaking

Honey lemon voice

She doesn’t have to yell
Or shout or jump up and down
She just has to speak
People smile and listen

Honey lemon voice

It’s as if her voice were gold
With spoonfuls of honey
And just a touch of lemon

Honey lemon voice
453 · Nov 2018
Goodbyes Can Sting
Goodbyes can sting

Over forty years ago I said goodbye to my dream

I watched him walk away
It was almost more than I could withstand

It was to be our final goodbye

It was our first and most gripping

As I watched him walk away
I felt my heart start to crack
Tears streamed down my face
My body shook as if going through withdrawal

Goodbyes can sting

Today felt like deja vu

Unbelievably over thirty years later
I had the chance to see him again

At the end of our visit we had our second goodbye
We had big plans and high hopes
The second goodbye did not sting as much as the first because of hope

Unfortunately our plans were dashed

Goodbyes can sting

Luckily fate found us again
Putting us on the same side of the ocean

Today we had our third goodbye
Once again I watched him walk away

In some ways it stung like the first
Memories flooding back
This pulled at something I had not felt in a long time

While I know I will see him again
The heaviness in my heart will not allay
My emotions are tight like a fiddle

It’s funny they always say it’s easier to leave than to be left

Goodbyes can sting

My heart says that is true

They also say distance makes the heart grow fonder

That has been proven true as well

Goodbyes can sting
451 · Oct 2018
Hints of Apple Cider
Hints of apple cider were wafting through the air

A beautiful beige pottery mug was sitting on a table awaiting it
Cider was heating on the stove
Steam rising from the pan spreading the scent

A cinnamon stick sat next to the mug
It would add the extra touch
Hints of apple cider

It was that time of year again
Apple cider time
Time for the smells and scents of fall
Apples
Cider
Stews and soups
Freshly baked bread
Pies
Hot chocolate

The mug was impatiently waiting to be filled
The cider was almost ready
Once done it would be gently poured into the mug

A cinnamon stick would be placed inside the mug with the cider
The smell was intoxicating and inviting
Hints of apple cider

It was a special treat to close ones eyes and smell it
It almost had a calming effect

It was almost to good to drink

Once ready, the man picked up the mug full of cider
Perfectly prepared
He walked over to his favorite chair
A rocking chair

He sat down by the fireplace
A fire was burning
The wood was crackling as it burned

He gently sipped the cider
Closing his eyes
Savoring every drink
Hints of apple cider

As he drank the cider
He watched the fire
The radio softly played music in the background

Outside the wind was blowing
Leaves were flying through the air
Landing in different places
Light snow had begun to fall

It was going to be a perfect fall night
Hints of apple cider

Once done with the cider the man returned his mug to the kitchen and cleaned the dishes

He then went to the bedroom to get ready for bed

He changed his clothes
Put on his pajamas and folded down the bed

The man could still smell hints of apple cider in the house

His black and white cat jumped onto the bed to get ready to sleep

The man climbed into bed and picked up the newspaper

He started to read when sleep overcame him

He set the newspaper down along with his spectacles and settled in for a long sleep

At the other end of the bed his cat was curled up fast asleep purring

The fire was slowly burning in the fireplace

As they both slept another night rolled in bringing peace and quiet

Hints of apple cider
444 · May 2019
Fantasy City
The rose colored city all dressed up in pink with a European flair
Exotic colors and looks
Cafes everywhere with people sipping coffee slowly
Tourists walking about exploring

Hypnotic breezes blowing
Palm trees and mountains adorn
Orange trees line the streets
Purple blossoms on jacaranda trees
Scents wafting through the air
Fantasy city, are you real??
422 · Jan 2022
Monsters
We’ve all known them
Many of us personally
Perhaps at work
Or in our lives
Or in our dreams
They can be harsh
Or cruel
Devoid of much humanity
They seem to get energy from others
Monsters
We hide from them
Run from them
Hoping they will leave
Or not exist
Yet they do
As long as we tolerate them
They will
Yet we know
In the end
Love triumphs evil
Kindness over cruelty
Light over darkness
Let’s spread more love
And light
Each and every day
418 · May 2022
After the New New Normal
After the New New Normal

What happens
After another new normal
When we try to become just normal
When we try to put life back
Can we recreate some semblance of order
Like before
Or are things forever changed
What happens after the new new normal
Is there yet another one
Are we safe
Is it over
Or does it return
With more vengeance
What happens to the new normal
When it becomes just normal
Is the time before
Gone forever
417 · Oct 2023
Stillness
In the quiet time I can feel it
It comes over me like a mist
In the stillness of the moment I sense it
It gently caresses me
In the calm I hear it like like a beautiful melody

I am lifted up
I can reach beyond myself
I can go to another world
I can lose myself

In the quiet time I feel it
I go to a special place
Where things are calm and still
Where there is light
Where there is no darkness

In the stillness I can sense it
I can hear others hearts beating
In the calm I feel it in my soul
I am lifted up
To another place and world
To a place of light
To a place of inspiration
To a place of great peace
To a place unlike anything
In the stillness of the moment
405 · Jul 2023
Listen
Listen to the music
Let it guide you

Listen to the music
Let it lift you up

Listen to the music
Let it heal you

Listen to the music
Let it touch your heart

Listen to the music
Let it soothe your soul

Listen to the music
Let it make you smile

Listen to the music
Let it show you the world
403 · Jan 2019
Deep in the Woods
Deep in the woods

There is forest and quiet
The trees reach to the sky
Darkness abounds
The air is cool and clear

Deep in the woods

A cabin sits
Surrounded by snow and trees
Mountains are in the background

Deep in the woods

A light is burning in the cabin
Smoke coming from the chimney
Scents of pine trees in the air

Deep in the woods

A dog sits on the steps
He’s a husky
Beautiful white and black
Waiting for it’s owner

Deep in the woods

A pie is baking in the oven
Coffee is on the stove
A fire burns in the fireplace

Deep in the woods

There is sublime quiet
There is a sense of calm and peace
It is intoxicating

Deep in the woods

Is a sanctuary of sorts
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