Friday, February 18, 2011

A Different Kind of Hunger

"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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Binocular View

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

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Work In Progress

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