none of my usual playful banter this time out… just some poems about the big “L” … perspective certainly changes when you are at the bottom of a valley instead of the mountain top. I am trying to summon up the strength to climb again…perhaps.
“A Simple Wish” 3/2018
as the world slips away
your hand resting in mine
our bodies old and weathered gray
cradled in a chair for two
we exist on the periphery of life now
with more days left behind counting few
watching the sunset
into our sun set
as clouds are mere passers-by
I watch the reflections in your eyes.
with not a word nor a whisper
just the familiar warmth
of your palm
and the sweet
of your heart.
my love, always with you, my love.
“The Beautiful” 3/2018
I used to scoff
“beauty is in the eye of the beholder”
until I was beholden
to her –
one thousand continents may divide
one thousand years may pass into the night
the rust of age will tarnish and ravage your skin
but my eyes ever only reveal –
are my eyes not the same?
does the same sun illuminate?
why time does not fade, escapes me
truly beyond compare
in all the worlds and realms
across all time
through the unknown dark
there forever shines, your beauty
I ask of the divine , are you a dream?
do I believe ? were you sent?
you are my beacon
to end all night
to drown all fear.
struck in a fever dream I lay
torn, frayed with time and separation
brought home by my own
there remains, in my mind, photos, echoes
for once I found
for once I knew
for I once had
where once a bonfire raged
an ember does remain
a minister of hope does keep a light
for fate crossed our paths
and I lorn to track back again,
another plane perhaps,
stripped away of daily trappings
so we may rekindle the flame
to burn hot bright.
but truth, the crash of of my careless waves, the crash;
against the bond of your devotion,
broke the will of your love. despair
but hope, to once again feel the warmth
from the bough of your hand –
to be lost in the glow
flickering in your eyes
Tune for the mood I’m in… Trees if Eternity “Sinking Ships”