The Unexpected

It is cold

Dreary damp and dark

Nothing to keep me company

But the absence of

Your smiles as a tickle touches your sides

Brought from unexpected fingers

Your eyes as they stare deeply into mine

Telling each other secrets of their own

Your hand grasping mine

A lifeline holding me next to you

Grounded in our world

Your laugh as it sings melodies into the air

A tune I would often long to hear

You. Only a memory

That I can’t hold on to

Beyond this journey

From life to… The unexpected.

 

You’re alive while I’m here.

 

You are lost to me

But I”ll be here

Waiting for you to join me.

 

Greet you with

All the joys we once shared.

 

You will find me

And we will

Never be lost again.

 

Growing Older

A child’s mind cracked open wide

For learning and growing

Walking all alone, their own stride

With confidence showing.

 

But soon they will grow much too big

And forget their own self.

They will have to search hard and dig,

Wiping dust off the shelf.

 

They will look back with a smile

On all the things they learned-

How could they forget? A long while…

My, how the tables turned!

 

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Things Unsaid

There are many things I’d like to say to you

The fact that I was lying

To your face

For the majority of my life

That I loved you

And hated you

Equally and simultaneously

That I wished you were more

Than the man you thought you were

And would become the man you always dreamed of

And I want to

Be honest with you

For the first time in my life

Tell you that I care

About every hurtful word

You threw my way

And I would

Change the past

To change the future

And make the present right

But I can’t

Because

You’re

Not

Here.

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Valediction of a Chapter In Life

Gone are the days of independence

traded for housework

And new life goals

Of creating a family

And earning success.

 

No more immature debauchery,

Finished with pearls,

Longer hemlines

And modest necklines.

 

I miss the days

Of reckless fun,

But I’ve moved up

And on

And traded it for self love

And you.

Quotes on Love

“Doesn’t love mean trust, faith, giving of yourself? Doesn’t love mean filling a gap, meeting a need, completing the whole?”

 

“It’s good to let God pick a man for you. We don’t do so well when we pick them ourselves. They end up like lipsticks in a drawer, all those wrong colors you thought looked so good in the package.”

 

“You need someone in your life who sees trees the same way you do.”

 

“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.”

 

“Love has all the lasting permanence of a rainbow- beautiful while it’s there, and just as likely to have disappeared by the time you blink.”

 

“Love is ease, love is comfort, love is support and respect. Love is not punishing or controlling. Love lets you grow and breathe. Love’s passion is only good passion– swirling-leaves-on-a-fall-day passion– not angst and anxiety. Love is not hurt and harm. Love is never unsafe. Love is sleeping like puzzle pieces. It’s your own garden you protect; it’s a field of wild flowers you move about in both freely and together.”

 

Now go out and fill your lives with more love. ❤

From One To The Next

A family so complete

Every member an active participant

Of holding love in their arms

And virus-like happiness in their eyes

Contagious… spreading

To your own heart within minutes

And turns your recently icy demeanor

From the frost burns

Of your former father

To an overwhelming boil

As passion flares

And warms you throughout.