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…

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 ?

Shine

 The light of color is so bright It is almost easier to look at the death It’s almost easier to look away Than to stare at the beauty of brightness What is the origin of this frightened mess Which ignores what is right before our eyes Why would we rather seek the dirt Than know…

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…

Stillness

Stillness I need days like today   Quiet Dark Raining Cool   Pain surging through my lower back With every little move   So stillness is the order of the day No frenetic activity No urgent motion Just quiet sitting listening to the waters flow Just listening to the heartbeat grow Toward a restful anticipation…

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…

Hope

Hope Today I felt the heavy pain of the land Entire forests burned, charred Entire mountains with blackened scars The leaves of the valley oaks dulled orange Not from autumn skies But from death Demise Destruction Yet then there is this An angel in the skies bringing life Color Salmon and periwinkle Coral and slate…

Molting

Molting I keep coming back to this well And every time I find it dry But I keep coming back And I keep coming back   Empty Empty  Emptiness    There seems to be no word association With Emptiness   Because when there is nothing there There is nothing to associate with Just like everyone…

Divorce

Divorce I am filled with vengeance I have been since my youth I do not like it there It rises up against my will   No, it does not   I have trained myself to accept it Now I choose to simply reject it Every time it screams my name Vengeance never solves anything It…