Wednesday, October 31, 2012


"When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween."
~Author Unknown

Hope everyone in the blogospere has a wonderful Halloween with thier family!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Kiss Life On The Lips

Life is a lover one must kiss on the lips if you want to feel its warm embrace.
You cannot merely touch its hand, or peck its soft sweet face.
Wrap your arms around it and hold it forever near.
Caress its naked truth and strip away your threads of fear.
Crawl into its cushioned bed and lie next to its reward of bliss.
For to live life to its fullest you must kiss it right on the lips.

This is a re-post of an older poem, but I felt it worked too perfectly for the prompt to pass it up.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Gossamer of Souls

Photo courtesy wonderful Ella at Ella's Edge

Linking with Poet's United Wonder Wednesday #6 Web

Like veins that lead to the heart,
we are all connected
by a web that the eyes cannot see.

From oceans to continents
and languages to cultures
we branch out like a redwood tree.

With differences as grand as deserts
and kinship greater
 than the ocean wide,

we span a vast horizon
like many different species
yet one strong seagull on the inside.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Expensive Lessons Have a Lifetime Guarentee

"Do you know the difference between education and experience?  Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. " ~Pete Seeger

I have spent many a tattered dollar learning the hard way.  Sometimes it seems I could hold seminars on what not to do, with my life as an example.  It could be called "Learning The Hard Way For Dummies",  I guess if it were popular and filled the empty seats of the colosseum maybe I would become rich with a million dollars in the bank or maybe if I had listened to my Grandfather I would have a lot more dollars in my pocket now.  There is no way to know for sure, but I am certain that empty pocketed or not, I am much wiser now than when I started.

The Stumbling Blocks of Man,

Our grandfathers built a foundation
upon the truths they came to know
so that we might know them to.

Yet we have cracked the masonry
and created stumbling blocks
that our grandchildren will have to move.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn Speaks

It whispers of the journey home...
It converses with the wind...
It articulates the way with every step we take...
Its auburn lips only tell of wonders....
It has a silence that speaks of peace...
My heart sits and waits to hear it speak every October.

What does Autumn speak to you?

Friday, October 19, 2012

First Cousins Once Removed

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't."  ~Blaise Pascal

They touch just at
the fringe of brilliance
and the edge of the obscure
as their descent
both rises and falls
from the same force
where one's exhale
is vapor for the other
a lineage that spans
beyond our vision
above our own design
they are relatives
in a world
where oracles
can only be found
by blind faith
light and shadow
both accentuate
the other
each one
showing contrast
serving a purpose
to decide
what is
and what is not
consider this
a test
that no other
can answer for you
you must see it for yourself.

linking with Poetry Jam This week's theme is "Shadows".

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

An Ode To Chocolate Cake

Midnight Snack, 1984, by Curtis Wilson Cost

"Worries go down better with soup."  ~Jewish Proverb
"or chocolate cake..." ~Carrie :-)

So many nights I wake up pondering
on all the whys and worries of my life.
I toss and turn with wrestling regrets
 that punch and know how to win a fight.

Soon I am up and wandering
towards my side by side frigidaire
hoping for some chocolate cake
to knock out my worries and cares.

When all the crumbs are scooped up
with a fork or tongue to plate
I head back to my empty bedroom
and rest peacefully until daybreak.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Giving Taking and Letting Go

Sick Woman, 1665, by Jan Steen

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.  ~Author Unknown

Of all the comforts that I have been given
and every prescriptions I have taken
the medicine of simply letting go
has been the truest remedy of them all.

Also linking with dVerse Open Link

Monday, October 8, 2012

Somewhere In A Forrest

Photo by George Grall
The Amazon Horned Toad
for info on this amazing Amazon creature click here.

for Transforming Friday.

"To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."  ~Helen Keller

Deep inside the forrest is like an ocean of unusual fish
there are creatures of every variety that we never knew we'de miss.

They lurk in obscure places from den trees to lilly pads
and fight for their survival like we struggle to earn our cash.

We live our lives oblivious to our fellow creatures beyond the brush
yet our actions affect their ecology and we never heed or hush.

For deep inside the forrest is like an ocean of amazing fish
there are creatures of every variety that we never knew we'de miss.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It Was A Beautiful Sloppy Mess

It Must Be Time For Lunch Now, 1979, by Francesca Woodman

"Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."  ~Nadine Gordimer

When I was a child
 I spooned life in
like banana pudding
never caring how much
spilled on my hands and face.

I took in all the answers
like a hungry lover
longing for her love's
next embrace.

My quest for truth and meaning
was enduring
yet clumsy
 with an awkward flair

I chewed up all my questions
with my mouth wide open
and crumbs wild in my hair.

Yet somewhere between
life's wonderful lunches
 and disappointment's feast

I lost my unkept hunger
and grew fat on complacency
learning to be discreet.