Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Breath, A Whisper, A Dream

A Breath
Taken sharply at first site of love, bringing warmth to a winter's day,
chasing all rational thought and filling heart with unfamiliar joy.
Exhaled slowly to calm anger and shock, slowing blood rising swiftly,
cleansing thought of rash action and haste.
Escaping softly on a crisp, grey autumn morning,
mixing with tears graveside, betraying the presence of fresh grief.

A Whisper
Against an ear, sheltered with palm, sharing secrets of best friends,
confidence forged forever and a day from children at play.
Leaning close, barely audible, standing side-by-side
while "paying attention", breaking monotony and boredom deep.
Professing deepest love in the closest of moment,
spicing passion, forming promise of commitment stronger than any ring on finger.

A Dream
Dancing loosely, just out of reach in the dawn of day,
teasing conscious mind with tickles of fancy not yet known.
Vivid and clear, sensation rich, colors vibrant
fooling the mind and heart with reality unreal.
Known and promising, straddling the fence of fantasy,
nudging aside inhibitions, urging on the taking of chance.

Such is the life of woman and man, the trifecta of origin
of all we are.
A Breath.... A Whisper.... A Dream.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Requiem of Insomnia

Standing with sword of shadow and light, 
invisible warriors ready to fight 
the evils of inaction and lethargy this night 
that productive thought may proceed.  

Mind weary and worn must forge ahead,  
heedless of calls to rest and bed 
lest the beasts of failure and regret be fed 
the manna of want and need.  

Then softly, a song from deep within  
of comfort, calm and peace does begin 
to sooth the heart and salve the sin 
of drive and push so deep.  

Take time to hear, to hum along 
with eye closed and body swaying; this is not wrong.  
Your heart has need of this restful song. 
So sing...and dream...sleep.  

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