There is no secret No perfect way to handle All the things life gives – It is only now, living Through each moment, we are, have. Alarm bells clanging, Favorite songs playing, blare, Everything is there To keep us wanting, needing – Engaged in doing, being. We are the present Happening over, in time, Carrying talent Gifts to share fairly and kind Leaving no regrets behind. Love is our reason Even when we cannot rhyme In all the doing Filling each second of life – Understanding the plot line.
Whatever happened To the ones who drifted by Not knowing the names Of the places once traveled, But drinking the wine, despite? Maybe the meeting Of another changed the face Of one, perhaps more, Bringing smiles that sang loudly Of happiness, shared bedrooms. There may be others Like the one in a blue suit Who was returning From a funeral wished not To have attended, hopeless. Reckon all these lives Will little remember how Each place held lilies In blue vases chased with gold, If memory stays at all.
1. The grass outside hides A cave where our dreams reside; Let’s shelter inside. 2. Keep On Pursue life and love There are enough death and hate, Keep forever safe – From thought of our causing harm, To these selves freely given. 3. Who will carry us When we have nothing to give, Like Winter bare trees? 4. Their desolation Lies thick as whimpering pups, Whose mother is lost. 5. Say, “Hello, today!” Yesterday has retreated Leaving vacant space; Tomorrow may not arrive For us, uncertain alive.