Daughters

This is dedicated to my daughters, who I am trying to raise so that they know they are loved, they are beautiful, and they are magnificently wondrous. They are a treasure simply because of who they are. This is for all the girls and women out there who need to hear that you are truly…

The Center

The Center  The Center is clear Everything that radiates from it Blurs and blurs No color is lost Still the center is clear And all that align with it Even the peripheral Even the immature Even the things never noticed They are clear when they rest at the center So it is with you and…

Etiology

Etiology The source of all my troubles is comparison Comparison always leaves me wanting Or it leaves me full of pride It has never placed me in the streams of peace Never has it put me in the fields of love Never has it let me sleep the night away In dreams of wonder and…

Stay

I typically write free verse poetry. I can write the classical styles of poetry, but I’ve just always enjoyed a more free style of writing. Today, though, I had a song going through my head. It was Bruce Springsteen’s “Philadelphia.” I’ve always loved this song, and my favorite part of it is the captivating and…

Freedom’s Choice

 Freedom’s Choice Such startling contrasts Often get our attention We often question why When pain and suffering enter in Yet in the midst of all of that raucous din We seem to forget to ask why All the beauty and majesty are there as well   Sometimes as small as the hermit crab’s shell Sometimes…

Into the Depths

Into the Depths I have dived into an ocean Now I realize I’ve gone so deep I don’t know where I am The only thing I thought I could do to save myself Is see where the light is coming from Then simply return to the surface But now, where I am, there is light…

The Voice

The Voice I dream of days, I dream of ways Where I do not have to enter into this incessant wandering This amassing of graves between worlds of reality and fact And the realms of reality and truth These things I have wrestled with since my youth Seeing the dragons get all the stronger I…

Liberation (The Unwrapping)

Liberation (the unwrapping) There’s an app to tell me how well I’ve slept An app to tell me if I’ve walked enough An app to keep me on my feet An app to measure if I’m fit and tough Yet there’s not an app to help rid me of this anger Nothing to diagnose this…

The Entry

The Entry Narrow is the gate into the kingdom of beauty and wonder Yet within the way is very, very broad In fact, it is eternal It dances in the clouds It moves into the depths like the waters It is older than the mountains Yet younger than the sky It moves on without hesitation…

The Dance

The Dance I often get so frustrated That there isn’t an infinite amount of poetry in me I know I need to write it I can feel it in my chest I can feel it even Deeper than that I can feel it in the places where spirit and soul do flow Yet there is…

Grief Bomb (Diffused)

The Grief Bomb (Diffused) Got a grief bomb going off in my chest today The heaviness is remarkable I guess one cannot know love Unless one gets to know pain They seem to be inseparable My head hurts too much to think about it My heart hurts too much to move on So I guess…