Welcome to the World

Late last night, Jan 6, 2022, you came into the world with a shout! Grandbaby!!! Lil' Rob I have so much to say to you and can't wait to hold you, but stupid COVID won't allow it! So I'll have to wait until you come home. You are another part of our legacy, the beauty [...]

AUTUMN SONG

Sweetly on the breeze  He calls me  To the quiet  Unbreakable  Silence  Photo by Sajad Nori on Unsplash To come away  And live  Leaving the days gone by  To pack them away  And cherish  Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash The falling leaves  His hand held out  To lead me  To peaceful rhythms  Surrender the [...]

SILENCE

The silence is deafening Where the secret lives It mocks and scorns Taunts and poisons Weaves the lie The fault is hers Here is where The menace moves Salivates to confuse Here in dark And shadows deep Perversion awakes The innocent weep The moon is full Alighting bright Illuminates The room at night But still [...]

GOLDEN (A Tribute)

Golden Her hair was golden Waves like the sea Eyes like sapphire Golden Her heart was golden Take you in Like her own Love you home Golden Words like honey Could wrap you up Make you feel wanted Golden Sunshine in her smile Mischief in her glance Open arms Those open arms Golden Like a [...]

MOVING ON

"Why can't you just move on?" I can't count the times I've been told this statement or heard it said to others in conversation. And the truth be told, the proper response to that question is, "I don't know how." Have you ever tried to break a bad habit or establish a new one in [...]

INNOCENCE

Innocence Pure and beautiful Unreserved Wide open Trust It's currency Photo by Karina Vorozheeva on Unsplash Oh so rich in wonder love abundant Laugher It's language Photo by Justin DoCanto on Unsplash Darkness comes To wound To steal To kill The soul Of innocence Photo by Beckett Ruiz on Unsplash Grief Sorrow it's offering Photo [...]

HOPE CALLS OUT

Wide open spaces beckon Come breath Come sing The harsh cold wind blows in the distance A reminder The familiar A faint voice Weakened by my awakening Now a distance memory I can still feel it I can still taste the hopeless It's dark damp Moving farther and farther away From my present From my [...]

WALLS

If those walls could talkThey wouldn't sing but weepOf days gone byOf a secret keptA girl who mournsWhile a mother sleptWept herselfOf the terrors deepWithin the closetof her own skeletons Childhood hungerNever fedHer sunken hopeIn a sea of painIf those walls could talkRage runs deep in themDespairHope deferredSick heartsSick mindsSick with shameWith words unspokenChains on [...]

So Close to the Floor

I never knew You lived so close to the floor but every time I am bowed down crushed by this weight of grief I feel Your hand on my head Your breath on my cheek Your tears on my neck You never tell me to pull myself together to stem the flow of many years [...]

FORGIVEN

Soft eyes that now give way To a thousand apologies Past demons Chased away by mercy and forgiveness Peace, the voice that beckons Love the song that sings to the broken Humble voice now whispers Where once rage lived there Quiet. Resolved. Living free. Living loved. Living. Photo by Ante Hamersmit on Unsplash

LONGING

Longing Buried beneath every question Beneath disappointment It calls out Photo by Henrique Hanemann on Unsplash Longing It weeps beneath the rubble of past mistakes of wounds so deep Photo by David Clode on Unsplash Longing It moves Within me Tossed and swelling Photo by Abdul Azeez Garbadeen on Unsplash Bellowing Whispering Alive Latent yet [...]

THE BREAKING

Between the breaking and coming true Is a place where everything shakes My absolutes Between the Promise and the destitute Is my faith forged in the wake Of all I believe about You And my reason is consumed Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash Between the sorrow and the joy that comes in the morning [...]

All I Know of You

//The following is a song that I wrote when I was going through a great time of struggle and suffering. When all my understanding comes unraveled And all I've known as certain starts to shake When every question meets with utter silence I can feel the break. I can feel the break   When the [...]

Let Love……

Your love. Deeper than the darkest ocean. Touching my depths. Healing the wound that came when hearts turn away from you. Healing the hurt I never knew owned so much of my soul. It has to be deep, love,  to go down so far. To go down into the lost places. lost hope. lost love. lost sight. [...]