The GatheringsUnited by a common bondLinked to yesterday foreverBringing us together once moreTo share in the camaraderieThat stirs the memoriesOf a long distant past.
A Prayer AnsweredOut of the darknessFinally a ray of hope.A new sunrise soon to arriveFree of anguish and painGone the mental strainOf trying just to surviveNow finding it easier to copeAnd realize some happiness.Out of the bleaknessThe path becomes so clearThrough the months of treatmentTo hear the words carrying reliefThinking of all who held the beliefThat this day would bring enjoymentKnowing the strength of their friend so dear.And always praying of a return in kindness.10/29/14
Effort at ReunionFour decades and five have passedSince we walked those hallowed hallsSo many reminiscences have fadedLost forever to the ravages of time.We now gather together to shareIn the experience of that connectionCreated in that far distant pastWhen we were wide-eyed adolescences.Now meeting again after all these yearsOr for some, for the first timeReady to establish new memoriesFrom a conscious effort at reunion.9/24/14
A Window to The PastAs I flip through the pagesAnd try to think back to those timesSeeing some faces I remember.Like opening a window to the past,It shows us what used to be,And stirs our memories.In the years that have gone bySo many things have changedWill the faces still be familiar?But like opening a window to the pastEach time it awakens thoughtsOf the hopes and dreams of nineteen sixty nine.8/27/2014
The JourneyIt starts the day we arrive upon this earthIt is sometimes so hard to see the path to followYet still we continue onNever knowing if we have taken the correct direction. At times the road seems impassableCluttered with missteps and uncertainties.But still we muddle onAlways seeking the way that will lead us to happiness.10/26/13
Behind the FacadeIs there anyone who really knows us?Other than ourselves.Are we so untrusting or so afraid?So many questionsSo few answers.You spend years getting to know someone.But what do you know?Only what they let you.How much of ourselves do we hide?Behind the facadewe started to build so long ago.Living in a masqueradeDo we loose ourselves?started 02/15/13
The Truest GiftThere is no monetary valueyou can put on the truest giftthe one that comes from the heart.The touch of a caring handThe words of comfortThat create a wondrous smilethat in return lights the world.
Wish I Was ThereStorm clouds gather in mock celebrationBringing the darkness that surrounds you.The river of tears swellsFlows in endless streamsFrom eyes reeking of the painOf the bitter taste that remainsFrom the memories of the torment.Oh how, how I wish I was there.To be the shining light of remembranceBringing the warm affection that engulfs you.The dam to block the fearsCalm the turbulent timesGive you the comfort and strengthNeeded for you to regain hopeAnd remember all is not lost.Oh how, how I wish I was there.05/31/12
DARKNESS REIGNEDAs I heard the wordsMy world fell silentMy heart turned coldThe sun was eclipsedThe night sky was blackNo stars or the moon shone.For darkness reignedSadness prevailed.I saw no smiling facesOnly gloom surrounded meA foreboding of a coming doomSeemed to lurk all aboutOnly my memories appearedTo carry any hope.For darkness reignedSadness prevailed.05/30/12
Our WorldTonight we shall awakeAnd we'll feel better;While scars dictate out a eulogyBefore icicle stars drip a lakeOf blood and ink.And our life is scribedAnd our destiny transcribedUpon ozone highways ofA time swept letter.Tonight we shall smileAnd we'll be fine;While bones taunt us in penuryOut of sync to heart's design:Never will we blink.And our strife is mystifiedAnd our history pacifiedTowards x-ray epitaphs onA lunar forged shrine.Tonight we shall glowAnd we'll fly high;As souls sing forth in melodyTo harp string's of an angel's sigh,But joy fades in a wink.And we're aliveThere's nothing we can't surviveAnd we're a mysteryTo bandaged eyes living misery.So let's set things right!Let's burn out tonight!Set the world alightWith the unity of our cries,Never to let the flames burn lowNor to allow our nightmaresPermission to fester and grow.So let's set things right!Tonight we shall awakeAnd even if it kills us;The world. Our world.Will be alright.
Blink.there's a futureI don't wantto plan,apast I don'twant to let go,and a present fullof love,of distance intimacyI hold closest,and peoplewho knowmy storybecause it runsso deeply with their own.and in the balanceof all of thisis where my story sitsblinking cursor-
Send HelpI'm stuck in the middleOf this never endingBody of waterExpecting someoneTo throw me a life jacketBut all they're doingIs throwing me anchors
The Word RoseAnd from the blue and cotton clouds,Out forth I plucked for you -A single word rose.Notebook petals, blooming in the bloodOf scarlet love,Dripping sweet melodies from high aboveShowering us in an embracing flood.It was a single word roseAnd upon it was written your heartIn the form of a hundred rhymesPlaying out your song,Your beautiful songAnd nothing could let it fall apart.And from the blue and cotton clouds,Out forth I plucked for you -A single word rose.Poetic thorns, glaring through the galeOf obsidian disgust,Sneering dark voices of our innocent lustWhispering to us of that word rose pale.It was a single word roseAnd within it was hidden my heartIn the form of a thousand crimesWeeping all my sins,All my blackest sinsBut no one ever saw me fall apart.And from the blue and cotton clouds,Out forth I plucked for you -A single word rose.Word rose, oh where are you?Word rose, ah shining in the blue,You hide my secrets andCover yourself in her heart.Wor
Lion HeartI am a girl of the sunand lion blood pumpsthrough my veins.
AwakeInsomnia rends the night skywith dreamsof daybreak
Venice MoonVenice MoonBeneath the full moonA mysterious rendezvousOf lovers locked in secrecyHidden behind masquerade masksFrom any prying eyesThat may chance a peekOut of the windows above.6-10-13
This work was inspired by by Foxfiresand has been sitting around for a long time. I finally decided to post.