Showing posts from February, 2011

A Different Kind of Hunger

Magpie #53
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread." ~Mother Teresa

I have always searched for hope like a child for an open hand awkwardly reaching out in grace and then clasping on tightly knowing it was mine to hold
I still long for its embrace now tender like a man longs for a woman's touch and no matter how much a comfort it is the longing will never cease
Certainly I shall always feel this hunger like the deprived hope once more for a full plate something they can take in and make full what once was empty yes I know that craving indeed

Selected Poems

"Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free."   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
These are a collection of my poems that are near and dear to my heart....hope you find a glimmer of inspiration between the lines.

Deep Inside The Ocean
Learning How To Reach
What A Seagull Never Told You
Cement of My Soul
All The Words Unwritten
Open Wider
We Reach Out
The Builders
The Cautious Gardener
The Slow Dance of Progress
Food For The Soul
The Winds of Hardship
The Keepers And The Swift
What The Trees Know
What Remains
The Two Sides of Regret
The Magician's Tools
No Stranger At My Door
Callused Hands
The Mighty Things
The Great Passing of The Torch
A Thousand Directions

The Binocular View

One Shot Wednesday
Sometimes it takes the prisoner to understand what freedom really is, and maybe only the humble heart can recognize when pride is slipping in. It takes a child to trust the wisdom of the old one's words, and perhaps only a dying man can realize what a healthy life is worth. Sometimes it take the one who has completely lost to appreciate what it means to be first to cross the finish line, and maybe only a penniless person can truly comprehend the value of a dime. It takes the one down in the valley low to take awe at the mountain  high in the air, and perhaps only the eyes looking from the farthest distance can get the closer view of what is truly there.

"A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye."  ~Samuel Grafton

Also sharing with lovely Emily at Imperfect Prose

A Work In Progress

Magpie #51
God is the greatest mason, and life's lessons are the clay, lime, and sand. The bricks and path that lay before us, are truly in His hands.

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell