Songs and Poems

One Day of Joy
Songs and Poems

One Day of Joy

The sun, hidden By the deeply laden clouds Thermometers plummet Gray November brings final demise To all that is green Then quietly covers The spectre of death In a long blanket of snow After months of sterile cold The sun courageously Chases the cold Blessing the land With its welcome […]

Dreams Conquering
Songs and Poems

Dreams Conquering

Had coffee with a friend Joy springs to her face Eyes sparkling As she spoke of her dreams Enthusiasm, driven by passion What is the value of a dream? While she is facing huge challenges Most will never know She stands on top Of the mountains in her path And […]

Girl Eternal
Songs and Poems

Girl Eternal

My best girl My girl who sees angels My girl of endless love My girl enthusiastic Under the principles of family leadership And one desire of my heart I claim my girl to be at my side For all time, into ageless time To run the beach To swim in […]

Same But Different
Songs and Poems

Same But Different

All looks normal Same voice Same appearance Same situation But something is vastly different Something dead has been awakened The chained has been loosed The constrained has been unconstrained An unexplained excitement Charged up with this wildly free creature loosed in me I am shedding the dead Leaving this dead […]

Two Views of Time
Songs and Poems

Two Views of Time

Tick, tick, tick A minute, a day, a month Measuring off the length of our lives Time marches steadily on, unstoppable Another year passes into history Time Predictable, constant, even The fig tree budding, a nation in a day Earthquakes in diverse places Collapsing world economy into a one world […]

Part Two – The Stranger Shaking My Chasm
Songs and Poems

Part Two – The Stranger Shaking My Chasm

        this stranger now rocking my journey         has been quietly waiting to be a part of my world. This stranger, this unbelievable person I just met,         she is me, the real me,         the new creature lurking inside me,         aching to be let loose. The cross made me flawless! Accepting this path […]

First Steps into the Chasm
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First Steps into the Chasm

Oh the size of the boulders can be intimidating The stony face of house maintenance Immovable and cold, literally cold A weekend ruptured water tank, replaced Monday Next weekend a furnace breakdown, carbon monoxide alarms A new furnace The monstrous, ever teetering financial boulder Renew the mortgage, budget, plan, careful […]

Facing the Chasm
Songs and Poems

Facing the Chasm

Comfort and security of employment, in a moment removed In a haze of urgency, multiple applications, interviews And then, a clearing of the haze An unseen opportunity now visible Across the chasm lies the land of satisfaction and contentment A moment of decision The plodding safety of corporate employment Or […]