Writing simple poetry, song lyrics and short stories has become so important to me over the past few years. When I began my words were therapy for me though at the time I didn’t realize it. I certainly never considered how impactful these words would become in my life and, from time to time, in other’s lives too. What thrills me most is the feedback and how many different opinions and interpretations I get from one poem read through the eyes of others. When I write the words simply flow without me getting too caught up in whatever theme may arise. It simply starts with a line or sentence then blossoms from there. I’ve been told it’s a gift, and while somewhere deep within me I believe that to be true, I wonder why it took so long to develop even as it continues to grow. My grandfather was a writer, so perhaps that is where the answer lies. Regardless, I hope you find some meaning, some smiles, some tears or something else worthy of your time here within these scripts.
I have been the rainbow of yesteryear Peaking only with the misty spray of the ocean breeze Across the crevices of boulders scattered early in my life. I have been the rainbow of my yesterday Reaching over a mountain range of memories Only to be lost amidst the cacophony on the other side. I am a rainbow in the now Doubled by the beauty of my reflection Seen in the love of my life, full of conformation and joy.