I stagger, hands held gently over wincing eyes, as my cheeks and forehead collect the cool moisture of the bitter fog that rolls rancid across the landscape. I reluctantly inhale and inwardly I quail at the familiar taste of stupor and despair borne upon the liquid breeze that’s carried in the air… Continue reading In Between My Fears
Sweet little hummingbird sits in the tree,
Prettiest thing that you ever did see.
Blink of an eye and she’s no longer there,… Continue reading Sweet Little Hummingbird
My life disappeared in the blink of an eye,
Left stunned and discouraged and wondering why.
The cold numbed my heart and my tears turned to snow,
A blizzard that covered the landscape below.
Piled higher and higher until it was ice,… Continue reading Glacier of Grief
Act 1. Center stage. Framed by a contour curtain, one light, like the dawn of day, illuminates the slight figure of a small boy at play. After one long minute, the boy darts away, lights wax bright, curtains raise, revealing … Continue reading 3 Long Minutes – A 2 Act Play in 2 lines
A little disheveled but don’t count me out,
I’ll pick up the pieces before the next bout.
I’ve taken a beating but have more to give,… Continue reading A Little Disheveled
It’s so hard to let go of the past,
let go of expectations I never even knew I had,
let go of my hopes and dreams,
let go of my abilities,
let go of everything,… Continue reading The Miracle I Am Most in Need of
My grandfather’s basement had only one door,
To get you from downstairs and to the first floor.
A cave with one entrance has only one way
To exit the darkness and enter the day.
Only one bridge spans the Golden Gate strait,.. Continue reading Just One Way
You carry your shadow wherever you go;
At times just your shadow I see.
You wear it with pride as it stands by your side,
With joy as you race up the tree.
You balance it there as you leap through the air,… Continue reading Shadow-tail
If trees grew birds and flowers flew,
I think I know just what I’d do…
I’d plant an orchard three miles long
And fill it up with flowers fair.
Your ears would dance with blossom song… Continue reading If Trees Grew Birds
Jesus has taken me into His life,
I’m longing to see his face.
He will deliver me through the strife,
and into His warm embrace.
Though now I am hemmed in on every side,… Continue reading Believer’s Consolation
There’s a home in the sun
where the sunflowers grow,
Far from the cities of men.
Where the rabbits still run
and the soft breezes blow,
And the mind can rest again… Continue reading A Home in the Sun