Showing posts from October, 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!

Kiss Life On The Lips

The Mag # 141
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.

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.

Expensive Lessons Have a Lifetime Guarentee

The Mag #140
"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.

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?

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".

An Ode To Chocolate Cake

Midnight Snack, 1984, by Curtis Wilson Cost
The Mag #139

"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.

Giving Taking and Letting Go

Sick Woman, 1665, by Jan Steen
The Mag #138
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

Somewhere In A Forrest

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

Linking with Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads 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.

It Was A Beautiful Sloppy Mess

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

The Mag #137

"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.