Tagged with poetry

Listen

This started with the idea of paying more attention to the world around us. Being present in the moment. When we meditate, we’re supposed to quiet all thoughts and just pay attention to our breathing. But even those of us that practice meditation often find ourselves getting caught up in the craziness of our everyday … Continue reading »

Diamonds

This one started simply because it was raining outside today. I glanced out the window, saw that it was a grey dreary rainy day and suddenly this image of this couple in the rain at night under a streetlight was in my head telling me that things were beautiful and sparkly even in the rain. … Continue reading »

Margin Notes

Each day is written One instant at a time The actual deeds that transpired While our feet were mired In the everyday The requirements That drain our energy Steal our power Every minute Every hour If only we could stop time To move our thoughts From the banal To the sublime Go back over our … Continue reading »

Insecurities

In those final moments Of a long day That seemed to span A week or more Just before I grudgingly Drift off to sleep And in the first moments Of the next In a string with no beginning And no end I think of you And in that pre-dawn dark The question comes to mind … Continue reading »

Afterward

Sitting Waiting For an event That’s nothing more Than the afterward Of a long story Already read Where the outcome Was less than satisfying But the natural conclusion Of a long and winding tale Where the heroine Had finally found her place In this crazy world A story where every tragedy Was met with resilience … Continue reading »

Remembering Mom

She came from nowhere And grew up with nothing She was the perfect combination Of her mother and grandmother A tough broad from the same Yet softer, tempered By the influence of a generation Once removed She worked hard For everything she earned But she never forgot Where she came from Including the lessons Of … Continue reading »

Mothers and Daughters

Somehow it seems That far too often Mothers and daughters Are oil and water. Gasoline and sparks. This was us. Different perspectives. Different opinions. But the same tempers, The same frustrations, The same bruised toes, And the same love You ruffled feathers When you thought You were helping. We all cursed your name; And loved … Continue reading »

The Time and Space Around Us

The time and space around us Is moving forward Continuously transforming Into what it must be In every instant It will not wait for you To ponder what you might become But it will respond To your actions Once you undertake them You have the ability To become other people Not in a physical way … Continue reading »

Drowning

There are times When you’re holding me Tightly to your chest As you move inside me When I wonder if this Us together Is like what drowning Might feel like Unable to take a breath Teetering on the edge Until we claw our way to the surface Together gasping Air rushing in The feeling of … Continue reading »

In Pieces

He is strong Yet vulnerable He opened his soul Reached into his chest Took out his heart And gently handed it To me He is smart Yet sensitive Opening his mind Letting me in To his thoughts His dreams Making me a part Of his future He is ravenous Yet gentle As he shares every … Continue reading »