SHADOWS… a poem

A candlelight halo

Showed me the way

So, eerie the light

With its ethereal sway

Goblins and ghosts

Sprang to my mind

As I make my way down

To the basement to find

Scurrying creatures

Casting shadows on walls

woman holding lit candle on grey candle holder

I take a deep breath

And rethink my cause

Perhaps on the morrow

When the sun shines its light

I will finish my chore

‘Cause, I’m done for tonight

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ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE… a poem of faith

Free to fly on the wings of a dove

My soul retrieved by God above

A final glance down upon the Earth

The temporary home after my birth

Heaven awaits with arms open wide

As upon these wings my spirit glides

Higher and higher into brilliant light

Forever in praise in His beautiful sight

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PRECIOUSNESS… a poem

man kissing baby

Belly laugh, guffaw

Chortle, giggle and snicker

All the sounds we love

Even when they get bigger

Giggle, laugh

Cackle with mirth

Precious and small

The salt of the earth

Shrieking with pleasure

Squeal with delight

Butterfly kisses

Tuck them in tight

These are only

A few little things

Our sweet babies give us

What blessings they bring

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AFTERNOON WALK… a poem

Man, Bridge, Lonely, Walk, Wintry

It’s not the same anymore

Yes, the dry, Autumn leaves still crackle underfoot

And Mother Nature plays her lullaby to her children

But I have eyes with a different view these days

Lost are these walks, hand in hand with the one I love

Gone are the days of deep conversation

And sitting upon the sun-soaked boulder

The twilight years are truly upon me

And, I miss you more than ever

This used to be our afternoon walk

Yet, the light of your eyes once full of life see no more

And I am here to make my way – alone

You are always and forever in my heart

But, a heart that is heavy and broken

Until I see you again, my love, I will miss you

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PIGMENTS OF THE SOUL… a poem

I bathe the canvas with heartfelt tears

Colors of dreams born of fears

Heavy, heavy the burden lies

Across the land – across the skies

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Fields of lilies dance in the wind

NO!  Beckon me back with prickly skin

Enhance my vision allow me to see

Brush strokes of what my life could be

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Escape in the art of these fingertips

Lashes upon lashes from evil whips

Screams of passion on the medium pour

Pigments of this soul – settle a score

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Never the light of day will it see

A masterpiece?  It wasn’t meant to be

Mortality of a man who knows

The drapery falls to hide my woes