My adventures of being unable to get on the internet by computer continue. Not a good island to be marooned upon. Thank God the tablet hooks up.
The dark, bright windows Tell the tale in just one look, Eyes of loving soul.
I put away fear To meet you out here, nothing Seems a certainty, But that you have taken hold Of the beating heart of me. I run and away From much calling me, “Come close!” I cannot escape How you have captivated And claimed all my attention.
I listen for it One small word among many Which might change my life, But your lips are entertained With other occupations.
I manage myself At times, others I am storm clouds Above roaring waves Without option of calm, I Become raging tempest.
Where there is hardship God is always near to share His kindness and strength, He loves us unconditionally; We survive through His support.
Leaf light filters through Casting mosaic patterns Brown, crimson, golden Painted floor of woods cushioned So footfalls are hardly heard. Somewhere a dog howls, A coyote snickers and yelps An owl asks questions No one deigns to give reply Quiet nestles peace to rest. As dusk falls, followed By the skeins embroidering Night, a crystal moon Sighs strewing pale reflections Of incandescent day bright. Beyond window glows Secrets like insulation Keep swallowed stories As deep as Earth and Ocean Full as the starred Milky Way. In hearts brilliant hot Coals aroused to give new flame Love Becomes Again Whatever the driving force, We, humans, find home together.
It is no wonder Life goes as it sometimes does – Our illusions meet Head on with reality, But we avoid the defeat. We lift ourselves high Above the troubles, surround, Every moment, light, Keeping the shadows away – With faith, joy, love, kind service. We choose happiness When we see so much go wrong, We help where we can, When desperation dogs us We outstretch our souls again. Times may be harder Than we care to like, but there Is hope future days Will hold a larger share of Grace, possibly more delight.
I need to put my Hand in yours, loved, secure, wrapped – I need to rest my Head on your chest, hear heartbeats – I need to touch you, be touched, Do I want too much? Take me! I am yours, always – Let me see you smile, Help me find my place, alive, Look to me, go on, survive. The storm, together – We can carry through – freedom, We can become real I see you fit, capable – Me brave, effort will Finally, come to fruition. Dreams, us finding happiness Amidst all the things that rain – Tears, fire, light, but more, galore Gratitude for the blessing – Found in us having one another – Strength embraced in love.