Thursday, April 21, 2011

Moment of Contentment..

Silence echoes
as the heaviness of the day
reaches my eyes
and my mind drifts away

thoughts rest in my mind
as I let go and just be
comfort in my soul
reaching serenity

gratitude for all that is
strength that carries me far
away from this cold world
to a brightly lit star

in the arms of a higher power
I know where I belong
to fill empty souls with love
to fill their spirits with song

for my duty is to be the change
for my blessings to give back
to follow the path forged for me
on a beaten worn out track

through each obstacle
the angels voices say
the light will see me through
illuminating the way

As I drift off to sleep
I will take what life has given me
for tomorrow I will do my best
to follow my hearts destiny...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away

Rain, Rain Go Away.. 

I lie here and beg 
rain please go away
no more darkness in my life
I can't take another day

keeping me awake
tapping on my windowsill
memories drift in and out
in the depth of my mind even still

when will the clouds dissapate
raindrops filled with fears  
as they dry upon my eyes and face 
a thousand tiny tears

Wash away my soul
and all the pain inside
release me from the sadness
like the many nights I've cried

Then rain, rain go away
and bring it all with you
let the sky be replaced with light
and give me life anew......

Paper Heart

Paper Heart

Heart made of paper
delicate and easily torn
worn on my sleeve
since the day that I was born

So I have learned to run
to care but disconnect
for there are men in this world
only out there to collect

they gather hearts made of paper
to crumple and destroy
will play you like violin
then toss you like an old toy..

I must protect my paper heart
for it can so easily tear
so much beauty lies within
if only treated with care

Soft hands that hold it
gently and with love
my paper heart will open
as the sky does up above

So unfold it slowly
without tearing it apart
and you will reap the benefits
of my fragile paper heart.... 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I am a storm..

I am a storm
black clouds cover me
run while you can
far, far away from me

I will only hurt you
and cause your heart pain
and my gray swirling sky
will fill your days with rain

for like a storm
I move quickly through
and although my heart
may long for you

It is not who I am
my love cannot be given away
for the winds of this storm
must blow swiftly away

twisting in the nigth sky
thunderous and dark
my emotions explode
and like a lightening spark

I slowly fade away
for I am a storm
and after all these years
I just can't transform

seek comfort in love
know a force so strong
will love you deeply
but cannot stay long

when I am gone
and the sun shines again
and the dew drops remain
you will know then

that shelter can be sought
under a sunny canopy
you deserve someone
that I could never be

in this life time
this must be my form
and i will only cause damage
for I am a storm

Saturday, April 16, 2011

After All These Years.....

After all these years
thinking my soul has died
you touched me within
my heart is revived

Your gentle blue eyes
your soft, tender touch
took away the fear
that has been my crutch

When I am with you
I feel safe and secure
a brand new feeling
I never felt before

The days seem brighter
the nights not so long
for once in my life
I am right where I belong

I look forward to our adventures
and to spending time with you
finally finding happiness
after all we've both been through

So with your hand in mine
my heart will no longer resist
and I will give you the love
that I thought could not exist

I will live in the moment
enjoy the smiles, no more tears
for I believe that love can awaken
even after all these years....

Monday, April 4, 2011

Penny the Penguin from Penguainia

(I wrote this for a contest...The prompt was that it had to be a rhyming story about a Penguin from Penguainia that loved fish! There were only 20 left on the island and so the Penguin came up with a plan.  To steal some from the New York City Zoo.  It was fun to write about! Here's my version.)

I am Penny the Penguin from Penguainia
there are only 20 fish left in all the land
and I am faced with quite the dilemma
I love fish, this is too much to withstand!

I talked to Pauly Polar Bear
who told me there was fish  at the zoo
but I had to reach New York City
it was the only thing I could do!!!

So Pauly and I came up with a plan
for me leave Penguainia right away
I would wait for the next tour boat
jump on and stow away!

The tour boat arrived
Pauly gave them a show
while I waddled as fast as I could
and hid beneath the bow

The boat was ready to leave
and Pauly bid me farewell
"Come back with fish!" he cried
and the boat began to propel

Eventually the boat landed
but New York City we were not
there were no city buildings
this was a sandy and warm spot

So I waddled amongst the passerngers
caught up in the crowd
until a wonderful smell caught my senses
"fish!" I yelled outloud

Right before my eyes
like a beautiful oasis before me
Appeared a large fish market
oh, It filled me with much glee!

I could  not help myself
as I heard Pauly in my mind yelling "Go!"
I slid underneath the table
and eyed a nice piece of turbot

I grabbed it quickly
with my beak as tight as I was able
"Come back here with my fish!"
yelled the man behind the table.

As I was running with the fish
not paying attention to the ground
I stepped on a board with wheels
that spun me round and round

Down a hill I rolled
fish still in beak
I rolled right into a truck
man I had to change my technique!

I swallowed the fish
and as I looked up to my surprise
was a NYC license plate
and a window full of tiny eyes!!

As the driver got out
to see what hit his truck
he opened up the doors to check on
what I clearly saw was a duck!

Before he shut the door
I jumped in with fish on my mind
the tiny eyes just stared
I am a penguin bear in mind!!

As my eyes adjusted
I saw the ducks more clear
as what seemed to be the leader
approached me with no fear

A Penguin in Florida?
He asked, looking for a clue
"I am headed for New York City", I replied
I am looking for the zoo.

My name is Durango he said
and welcome to our truck
my new little penguin friend
you are in a  lot of luck!

Durango explained
that they were too
heading on a journey
to the New York City Zoo!

What are the chances?
a million to one?
I knew my mission was fate
I had to complete my fish run

Durango and I shared stories
about our mutual love for fish
and he told me they would help me
and assist me with my wish

The trip was lengthy
but finally we arrived
before the doors opened
a plan was already contrived

Durango and his crew of ducks
would flutter and distract
as I sought to steal the fish
in one extremely brave act

As the ducks fluttered
quacked and divided
I looked for the pond
where the fish all resided

I finally found it
as my eyes opened wide
Now I had to get the fish
back to the truck and inside!

I saw an empty feed bucket
and quickly piled the fish inside
and dragged the bucket to the truck
in order to quickly hide!

The truck arrived back in Florida
Now the tour boat I had to reach!
I saw it docked along the pier
along the sandy beach

I dragged the bucket along
thinking mmm...they looked delish
when i heard a voice yell out
"Hey, it's you that stole my fish!"

A man started chasing me
The man from the fish market store!
I dragged the heavy bucket
to a surfboard on the shore

I had no choice
but to jump on board
as I glided through the waters
holding tight to my award

The tour boat floated by
and I threw the fish on deck
then jumped over the rail
to complete this final trek

I scurried with my bucket
and safely hid beneath the bow
to head back to Penguania
with my fish now in tow

I got hungry on the trip back
it was such a long quest
and the fish smelled so good
"Just one", I said,  "I'll save the rest."

My belly was full
As Penguania came into sight
but as I picked up the bucket
it seemed kind of light

I looked down in the bucket
the fish had disappeared
and I realized what happened
it was as I had feared

I loved fish too much
and I ate every last one
I sighed with my bucket in hand
as my new adventure had just begun....

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Untrodden Place..

Stepping back
safety assured
emotional barriers
and scars obscured

Superficial wounds
heart encased
remains untrodden
an innocuous space

Guileful ways
seducing eyes
transparency apparent
behind your disguise

Enticing words
surreptitious glance
sidestep through
this cautious dance

Contained emotions
bulging heart
sorrow arrives
when you depart

Strength weakened
soft smile
gentle touch
you stay awhile

Shaken soul
walls cracked
enough space
for your attack

momentous joy
cover blown
road hereafter
remains unknown

slowly opening
sacred site
risk taken
a detained flight

allowed in
untrodden place
mending heart
takes its place .....