Poetry ~ Fruit of the Vine


Yesterday, she was the sweet fruit, ripe and flourishing on the vine
Scorched by summer’s sun, her wisdom fermenting like fine wine

Today, she welcomes the harvest and gives freely of her heart
Sharing her love and wisdom as her life becomes her art

Tomorrow, she’ll find comfort in the warmth of her hearth’s glow
Preparing for her journey through the long nights of winter’s snow

Forever and a day, her words will ripple through space and time
For all who journey through the seasons, taste the fruit of the vine



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Poetry ~ When the Fairies Sing

You kissed me under the stars the night the fairies began to sing. 

Then you strapped on your guitar and I grabbed my tambourine. 

We jammed all night with the fairy sprites
and we danced a jig till the morning light. 

We were drunk on song and merriment
when the sun came up and the fairies went

back to their safe enchanted wood. 
And we fell asleep right where we stood. 

Poetry ~ Glitter from the Bones

Welcome to the Order of the self-proclaimed elite,
who litter words like mocking birds and glitter all the streets!

Where trash and treasure are the only measure to which you must adhere.
And all your thoughts may be disposed in the Order’s boundless sphere.

Where some lock their gates in a circuitous chase to limit who gets through
and relegate their love and hate with their chosen point of view.

Others murder words and herd their verse for readers who flock like sheep.
Or rant in prose and over expose in hopes of a consoling critique.

And here you are,

reading along,

ready to cast your stones!

Or maybe … just maybe,

you’re one of the few

who’ll rummage through

and pluck glitter from the bones.

Poetry ~ Lover’s Moon


I woke from a dream with twilight dancing in my eyes.

And there you were, among the stars, the moon in disguise!

Your light pierced the window and gently caressed my face. 

I closed my eyes and breathed you in and felt your warm embrace.

But why are you so distant, so far, and high in the night sky?

And how could you desert me to the heavens with no goodbye?

Then the stars twinkled your promise to forever be the light of my life.

Eternally comforting me in the dark hours of the lonely night.

Now, I will remember, that we are never far apart.

For the Lover’s Moon shines bright and will forever warm my heart. 



Poetry ~ Watering Eden

Watering Eden

They watered their Eden
and it grows lush and green.
He is her Adam
and she is his Eve.
She the mother of nature;
he the father of time.
Sadly, they’ve been reduced to a nursery rhyme.
It’s an ancient story of lust and love
of knowledge and ignorance
to rise above.
There’s more to this story
than any book can tell.
There is more beyond earth,
beyond heaven and hell.
There is no garden off limits,
no apple too tart,
no snake in the tree
to pierce your heart.
Only stories once told
to limit your thoughts.
So water your garden
and watch how it grows
keep dreaming
dear seekers
for soon
you will
know.

Poetry ~ Young Love

Do you remember the night the lights flashed in our eyes?
And we knew we were in trouble with our big little lies.
But we gambled on forgiveness since permission wasn’t sought,
knowing all along we’d eventually get caught!
But your eyes looked like honey in the moonlight after dark
and you kissed my lips so gently when you put the car in park.
And we fogged up the windows when the kissing got too hot!
Then the car flashed with light and we were busted by the cops!
But young love is resilient and our devotion never swayed,
laws may be broken but young hearts must be obeyed!

Poetry ~ Confessions

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Please say it isn’t so!
Look me in the eye
and tell me you didn’t know!
How my heart would break
if you broke your Word,
and my ears would burn
as the confession was heard!
How your guilt was more
than your heart could bear,
but my heart was something
that you couldn’t spare!
How you ripped from me
my one true treasure
– a trusting love
a gift beyond measure!

Then on your knees,
you did repent
and in my sorrow,
I did relent.
And over time
my heart did mend,
our love did grow
and did transcend.
And a deeper truth
came into view
that fairy tales were never true!
Our ‘happily ever after’
LOST!
betrayal forgiven,
but at a cost!

From the past,
our lessons are learned,
and in each moment
let our love be affirmed. 
Mindful of the future,
as only true love knows,
that suffering recedes,
where Wisdom grows.

Poetry ~ Chaos

 
Chaos took me by the hand
and danced me on the floor.
He pulled me close, held me tight
and then I heard him ROAR!
 
He spun me round his finger –
I couldn’t catch my breath.
I felt my body spiraling
down the dark abyss of death!
 
And then, he whispered in my ear
that he alone was first,
he came before all other gods,
he came before the earth!
 
He drew the darkness from my soul
into his primal void
and filled me with a lust for life
to conquer and destroy!
 
Masterful at mayhem;
he’s too alluring to ignore.
All I ever want from him
is more, and more and MORE!
 
And with a wicked grin,
he brings my soul to heed.
My love affair with Chaos
has brought me to my knees!
 
With a random sense of timing,
he splits my world in half,
beyond the smoke and mirrors
I hear the devil’s laugh!

I’ve tempted fate with Chaos,
he knows me all too well,
if our love affair continues
I am going straight to hell!
 
One last dance with my lover,
as Chaos promises to leave
and in the midst of our goodbyes
I promise not to grieve!
 
Oh, let’s not pretend it’s over,
Chaos knows I’m wanting more
and he’ll be waiting in the mirror
when I’m ready to explore!
 
But know this!
 
There is one demon of this world
with whom I shall not dance –
that dreaded devil – BOREDOM!
who leaves me in a trance!
 
No sooner had I said it,
when Chaos slapped me cold
reminding me I’d summoned him
to battle the devil’s soul!
 
Ah yes, I had forgotten
in the fog of our affair
that I alone created Chaos
in a moment of despair!
 
He’s my triumphant warrior
having cast the devil down
but a heavy price I’ve had to pay
as the darkness closes round!
 
And so, the battle rages on
between the devils and the gods
all creatures of my making,
but Chaos beat the odds.