started my morning with a sweet kiss on my cheek and laughter that filled my heart. been feeling like i've been giving out so much love when sometimes the world doesn't seem to understand what the concept is. so when it comes around, i value it so deeply and honestly. i hug it back with [...]
The ghost of who he was Barely visits me at all. Looking into his brown eyes Are sadness I can never hold For him he walks alone, often. In the mind of his past, He lingers of what used to be Of what cannot be, again. Seeing a loved one in pain is a great [...]
Laying on the bed, He stares at the ceiling above, The faded white on the tiles And the bare bed beside him. The empty shells pass through time As souls left long before they knew. The impermanent marker of humanity How fragile our existence is. To forge a life without a manual A cane to [...]
I wanted an angel to hold me, Lovingly throughout the darkness. To keep me whole when I break. An angel to tell my truths, To keep my intentions genuine Clearing a path for me to walk on. I would surrender my whole existence To believe in such a powerful being. Light, love and acceptance radiating. [...]
I raised my hand to join the battle. To fight under challenging conditions. I can't synchronize swim with the others. I need a breather outside the steam, The sauna of competition & self-expectations. Barely afloat, but still floating. Along the water, the ripples chimed. Silently loud they continued. I stop for a second and stayed [...]
sacrifices balanced in risk of momentum to propel our beings into the sky of dreams. with standings of mothers and fathers withering away our childhood fears. our strength ignites sunrises moving mountains with our hearts. be the power you are from within shine, shine and shine some more.
the intensity was stifling. wading through exhaust of heat and humidity. moment passed long ago but the remains remain. a soul locked on one path. and yet the world turns over again and the tides roll in and out. the air clears the smoke. another day another life
there is a shiny piece of metal, the sun stings it back in my eye. but it wakes me. pinches me awake. locked into a realm of no windows, we so easily place ourselves. but the walls are never secure. remember that. you can go anywhere. be anyone. but really, be you. the closest thing [...]
life is beautiful like this. exploring nature to the night and being young and happy no matter our age. no matter the time. to appreciate life as it is. fully. thanks for sharing Beth.
with joyful grandie
catching the sunset
in his net.
“summertime is a period for youthful explorations,
a joyful time when we learn lessons
without grand expectations or harsh consequences.”
-kilroy j. oldster
sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore, glen lake, empire, michigan, usa
spitting out words, seeing where they end up, reflecting back at me gazing tender smiles and tearful sentiments. moments are to be cherished. like all is well with the sun and moon, nights on the beach with ocean waves saying farewell for another well done day. no matter what happened. no matter the successes. because [...]
you struck me as nice, a sweet sound from the guitar, the pink shade from sunsets a sweater I wear for feeling freedom in the comfort.
it's the silence that I noticed. a quietness that ears distrust. a phantom hum from the fridge a flick from the ceiling lights is having time in the moment. when it goes slow.
the subtleties linger heavy like the humidity after the rainstorm on summer nights when crickets never die. laughter and pleasantries mask the deep cracks in foundation make-up covers the bare skin of sins.
my heart etched out the last several weeks. storms brewed and sunsets soothed. the windows encapsulated all the freedom. i sat on the train compelled to write you. desire spread its wings and it flew high above in the thoughtful clouds of wonder. how are you?
I had to walk across the pond, Without the heavy gear, Without fancy boots Or a canoe to sit in. Wading through Step by step. I met others, Crossing like me. With or without a friend. Silently and triumphantly As each sunset set And each day the sun rose. There was no choice. Like a [...]