Tuesday, July 31, 2012


image by Zelko Nedic

"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." ~Havelock Ellis

We hold on to life
like a leash on a prized black lab
not wanting to lose a grip
on what we have and do not have
so we precede in our places 
pulling tighter as we move fast
trying to train the future
to be better than the past
we want to breed a champion
a great legacy to be viewed
yet the harder we hold on
the more freedom we do lose
for the handler of the show
and the true holder of the leash
is gracefully trying to guide us
if we will follow where He leads.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Writer's Block

artwork by Jack Vettriano

"Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies."  ~Terri Guillemets

I hope for a muse like a lady in waiting
peering through sheer curtains
at a world that seems so far away
words that once lingered with me
like a lover in love
now are nowhere
to be seen
I wait in silence
looking to the distance
hoping for a grand return
but I will not give up
true love never does.