Sunday, October 30, 2011

A friend
Weighed down in grief
Life's troubles
Overwhelming and weighing down the soul
A hand
Touching a shoulder in support
Gentle touch
Soul touching soul to help
Listening
Wiping tears as they flow
Helping
A spiritual bond of heart to heart

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wall

Not physical yet the wall was there.
Palpable.
Unscalable.
Locking me out in the cold.
Inestimable.
Unopenable.
I watch as you turn and leave.
Disbelieving.
Widening.
I lock my heart away.
Sadly.
Tightly.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Adrift


as I lay there
your face lit by the light of the clock
I felt a distance
the gulf widened by I knew not what
I reached out
touching your arm and needing you
wanting your touch
I look at the ceiling and think
what had changed
life's flow helping us drift apart?
set adrift?
is a gulf widening there really?
a lifeline?
would we take that line if cast?
pull ourselves back
removing the distance that is there
I lie there wondering.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Transcendent Beauty

Transcendent beauty
hair streaming down in rivulets
like gentle waters flowing
walking in the surf
lithe limbs
perfect form
flowing with
yet untroubled by the waves
Her peace helping
as I struggle through life
giving me peace
as the waves of life
crash around me
Blessed Lady
holding out her hand
helping me over
the rocks at the shore
Shalom

Friday, October 14, 2011

I hide behind a mask
letting no one see the real me
hiding the past
shutting out others
others who might know me as I was

Where will the future take me?
Can I let others in?
Will the pain let me?

life anew and different
wanting and needing
excited for new possibilites
and yet so afraid
Ever wearing the mask.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thin Red Line

Thin red line
Watching it well
Water so warm
Comforting
Tired
Crimson droplets
Hardly making a ripple
Cold yet warm
Darkness
End