Rose Garden

Rose Garden There is a real hope And it hurts. To lean into it, No, to dive full on into it Is the destiny of humanity  But there within its living form are so many thorns  Painful, hideous thorns Disappointment, disillusionment  Failure, rejection These are the thorns on the roses of hope And they are…

Great Ones

Great Ones There are many great ones on the earth Not because they are known Not because they are wealthy Not because they are influential or powerful But because they care Because they love Because they live life the way a human being lives life Loving one another Loving those that cross their paths Whether…

Winter Blahs

Winter Blahs It’s difficult to write poetry When you’re dead inside Everything is lifeless Everything is irritating I’m not sure how that happens Feeling irritation when you’re dead But that’s when it seems to happen the most Every little thing Is like a huge boulder Dropping on your toes Over and over again In some…

Beautiful

Beautiful Life is beautiful Whatsoever is beautiful is life Transformation is seeing the beautiful In the mundane I love eagles soaring Hawks seeking Falcons diving All of these are majestic and powerful All would agree to their beauty in the skies Yet today the raven Drifting in the wind Falling, dancing, flying In all of…

Right

Right I wish I could be confident I wish I knew The only thing I know Is that I really don’t know But I guess that’s a starting point  That’s knowing a something I look at the sunrise, the sunset In an analytical way What angle is the best to capture this What will be…

New Day

New Day It’s very hard to be a perfectionist Because the very standard I use for me Is the one I use for others And everyone in this system fails, including me Utterly Miserably Which makes me wonder Maybe perfect is not the way any of us should be Maybe I am fighting against a…

The Rushing

The Rushing Let’s just sit here and stare at the screen, shall we? Let’s just sit here and stare Thinking nothing, going nowhere Life seems to be nothing But a series of distracting interruptions Destroying any sense of creativity A giant ocean trapped by a dam of crumbling earth How ridiculous is that? Maybe that…

Authentic

Authentic Just be yourself Think for yourself Don’t be an amalgamation of many people  But aren’t we all an amalgamation? Our DNA is the very display Of thousands of others But where did that all begin It is there we find our answers  Of who we really are  Made from dust of sun and star…

Destination

Destination I want to go somewhere Exotic, beautiful, wondrous But the problem is I would have to go Travel, drive, fly Hours of monotony Mounds of money Time Isn’t this the modern dilemma? You are told life is all about an adventure But there is a price to be paid So I get to choose…

Eyes

Eyes Listless, wandering ship Deep and darkened ocean Infinite in its mystery Forever in its awe Sails limp and ineffective Outside of the trade winds I am nothing but a drifter I cry out for help within I hear nothing but the swells The call of the depths For just one more soul to devour…

Rescue

Rescue I could spend the rest of my life feeding this monster For when I starve it, it doesn’t go away So either way I seem to be a perpetual roommate To something that is destructive to me Right in the midst of making history Right in the midst of a changing tide I decide…

Obstacles

Originally posted on Songs From the River:
Obstacles No matter these random obstacles The water still will find its way To its measured destination Without a sigh or marked frustration it will sing on until its very end Where actually there is not an end Just a cycle of deep and infinite mysteries ?