Think of the people that would attend your funeral. When you need help in life call upon those people that came to mind because they will be there for you. […]
“Write hard and clear about what hurts. Don’t avoid it. It has all the energy. Don’t worry, no one ever died of it. You might cry or laugh, but not […]
I wasn’t able to get my own place to live alone and take care of myself until I was seventeen so for several years in limbo could usually be found […]
They are tired Those hands So tired she slipped Into the waters The depths of no return They are tired Those words So tired she fell To eternal sleep The […]
His mission statement: I am for the one who needs direction I am for the one who needs clarity I am for the one who needs strength I am for […]
Four hearts In her little red wagon One heart That beats in the sky One beats far away She no longer asks why Mum has fallen off the wagon She […]
In love with his words Then his poetry Then the words in his poetry In love with his songs Then his kisses Then the songs in his kisses In love […]
Heavy on my heart and weightless To others My words Powerless In the boat I sit staring The calm waters drink my spirit I feel you beneath the current Your […]
“Will you marry me?” She was on her way out of the room to continue packing as he made the proposition. When she turned to face him, he was in […]
My god-daughter (she’s actually older than me) was going through one hell of a storm one year. She lost her job, had a heart-attack, her long-time boyfriend left her, then […]
I will see you when I can I will help you when I can I will be there when you need me When is a droll illusion, a distortion of […]
She was like Hydrogen, appearing to belong, but not Alone without family She went out into the world to create bonds In her simplicity did not realize her power […]
I have been given grace That swims in The oceans of my first name Swelling reminders that “When I am weak then I am strong” Oceans of love, the place […]
"It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody." ~ Maya Angelou
Surrounded by love and steeped in pain A comfortable blackness An ego attached to moral standards Intersecting in a sub-par wasteland Driving backhoes to bury ideals Sobered by other […]
We sat in the parking lot waiting for the others to be dismissed, my older sons and I. My phone rang, the sixth conference call of the day and fighting […]
Perfectly scripted when you talk to the back Neither blue or green nor white or black Completely ad-lib when you talk to the face Both admitting defeat and welcoming grace […]
Scene: Mom on the toilet, taking her 600th piss of the day. Son #2 opens the door to start a conversation. Me: Hellooo, can I have some privacy? Him: Sorry. […]
Dear You, Since time had passed and you had not left heart or mind, I wanted to prove to myself that it was what I thought it was, that I […]
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ all objects get lost. i was. objectified ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i’ve no need to be found. in […]
I have a few clients who don’t make any money and should fall into the attrition group but choose to keep me on anyways as a “just in case I […]
I am sharing this for men and women out there who have been abandoned by a parent and wonder “Hmm, should I look for them?” I can’t answer that for […]
No wood burns but the smell is near No music plays yet it falls on the ear No sugar on tongue yet taste is sweet No body near yet skin […]
In another’s square peg moment I am fulfilled being a circle of love, to prove that all need not fit perfectly for peace to exist. I have tasted so many […]
The play happened in his head first. It always happened in his head first. In reality, the soccer player on the field with the winning kick looked up into the […]
Before wombman, there was man A foundational blueprint of spine and mind So wild, he needed a cage For his heart Then he needed her body To free it once […]
It was only one of many experiences she was open to, though this unlike others where she thought she could confine her heart within a chamber of time. However, the […]
I wish for you a sound healing today and send a reminder that you are loved. Our human condition is simply injurious and in this I am not sure any […]
all is distraction as the void beckons calling me to center away from lioness To Air Quieting the cacophony
My skin is brown so I get a pass on my use of the word nigga, nigger or any variation of it without so much as a second glance as […]
Without pain there is no addiction and without addiction there is no pain. Pain and addiction are cultural norms. Each FEEds off the other until we become the virus of […]
She couldn’t walk very well and called me over to the couch. I sat near and she whispered, “I don’t want anyone to have the photos. Take the frames down and take […]
“My aunt died and after her funeral she rode with my mom and I in the car as I drove us back to my grandmother’s house. When we arrived I […]
We are Sick, entering establishments for the purpose of self-induced fever, expelling toxins we purposefully INgest with the currency of our tIme. Exorcise. Repeat. Define it as Health. Exercise. Repeat. […]
She takes her children to school and returns home to work. Heading to the kitchen, she puts her hands on the counter and silently moans. A soul distress signal has […]
After high school, my close girlfriend and I went our separate ways, as is common with childhood friends. We caught up a few years later when I attended her wedding. […]
Drift into my frankincense room Relax your weary soul Melt into my lavender gloom Savor my honey scroll Penned by a heart Awakened from sugar pill love
Breathe In Sweet Lily Fragrance
“Would you like to make a baby?” he asked Alighted soul shared thoughts met with symbiotic words like broken strings on a guitar Incomplete compositions requiring disassembly and repair before […]
Judged by what he receives Less on what he gives Judged by what has fallen Less on what he builds Judged by ability to stretch Less on ability to swim […]
Walking in you quickly looked down as something pained crossed your burning eyes. Minutes passed. Letters swam through the air never coming up to breathe. In silence we stared amidst […]
His Heart1 + His Mind2 = 2a, where a = Love Her Heart2 = a2 – Her Mind2, where Her Heart = Love
Today, if I was knowingly on my deathbed, I ‘think’ I would be inclined to re-evaluate how I’ve lived my life. Though maybe I’d want to hold my kids and […]
True Moment Unfamiliar Fear Replaces Desire To Abandon To Fragrance Permeating Heart Drifting Away Without Air Stifled Soul No Scent No Thoughts No Words ~ Asphyxiated Love
Fallen Birds Crumpled Wings Room Five Sensual Touch Awareness Filling Void Ascension 円相 circle
Quivering Soul Meeting The phone sat in the middle of the conference room table Heads in our laptops we listened to their silent hold Awaiting the voices itching to sell […]
Your snow melts My heart Opens Every window Seas Whisper porcelain Dreams
the chapter no coincidence closed in mourning no lovemaking in flower fields muses bleed ink to earth unwritten book Thank you 21st Century Catholic, for your recent post and […]
Never-ending sorrows haunt As pain of her ‘homelessness’ burns A travesty allowing her sufferINg Forcing disconnect from tox-I-city Eyes retract in causal loops Poetic suffering attaining Wisdom Gifts Alongside deep […]
I hadn’t been to my old gym in a while so as I headed over to one of the machines to warm up my old trainer walked away from his […]
We are taught to weave Yet need not be captured We are taught to keep Yet need not be possessed We spend lifetimes coupled In arbitration, compromised Resolving to discover […]
September 22, 2017 The dream The date The number 22 Her heart gives way to the tortures inflicted by the mind’s incessant desire to bare itself before her An unequal battle […]
Beneath dark accouterments The hearts light cannot Be hidden
Build. Build. Build. No Investment, No Return. A wise John arrives at three minutes, fifty seconds. I press pause. Imagining the love that must have been invested in his heart for […]
in a dream a calendar date was given to me. this is the first time i recall a specific date. i don’t know what it means and have spent a […]
Standing at your door, I hold a paintbrush. Paint. Flawlessly. All over my skin.
casualties detailed each day. time. place. cause. confirmation of existence and pain. they exit together. she winces then smiles. soft grief replaced by joy. harmonized souls. entwined once more. home. […]
Rules: Feature the award logo/image on your post List the rules Thank the blogger that nominated you Tell the readers 3 things about yourself Mention the creator of the award […]
Resolve uncertainty residing at the base of Quantum Theory Wheel me into the wards of unreason for Genetic Therapies Woo me with your artificial intelligence and Nanotechnologies Strip me naked, […]
When arms fall with the weight of love; When the heart elevates heartache; When weary blood erases happily ever after…
Dust whimpers and stains the white flags In the overflows of extravagant defeat Adonis countenance a refusal to bare Antique furnishings embellished in gold Savoring aftertaste curios of the absolute […]
“Love is worth so much more than money. There are so many people who are filthy rich, but have nobody to genuinely love them. Unconditional love is priceless. If you have someone who really loves you for your heart, without any conditions, then you are truly one of the wealthiest people in the world.” ― Suzy Kassem
"If we remembered everyday that we could lose someone at any moment, we would love them more fiercely and freely, and without fear." ~ Unknown
"Save your heart for someone who leaves you breathless..." ~ Unknown
“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one..." ― John Lennon
"Silent thunder will too be silenced and the sun will speak." ~ Love Alchemy
The following poema is written by Delmira Agustina and translated by Valerie Martinez. I read aloud below. TU BOCA Yo hacía una divina labor, sobre la roca Creciente del Orgullo. […]
The Gokai (5 Reiki principles)
Soft on the ears His timber of lies Hiding savory fears Finding salty eyes Lips in surrender Caresses her breast Tongue softly tender Slides along chest Soft on the ears […]
Embracing eyes in magnetic trance their hearts know all is possible.
The party was loud so he asked me to hang out with him outside. It started raining after only a few minutes so we walked to his car and sat […]
Voices magnetic Minds frenetic Fated wounds Touch unattuned Existing unminded In corpus unblinded An awakening shake A longing dull ache The sounding of man The touching of hand Peels me apart […]
Catching up at the disco, finally uniting I escaped to the back to continue my fighting Then on the tracks the train did miss The laughing chap with no words […]
Sudden Turn of Events, Unexpected, Tragic, Gone Too Soon… The letters forming words to cover pain and confusion at the bodies departure. As an adult, this is the first person young […]
Just under the calm exterior sits Angst, anger, desire, exhaustion, fear, inadequacy, lust, pain, regret and sorrow Dressing itself in garments of happy, joy and peace states Self expects the […]
I witnessed her cry only once as an adult. My grandmother. Her daughter, my aunt and her only caregiver died. There were so many people at her funeral that after […]
the letters on the wall form a verse that first her eyes land when she walks through the door bending down to remove her shoes she is greeted with a […]
As soon as she and her husband walked through the door (technically my step-father but if I ever refer to him as dad it is only in jest) I felt […]
She looked at me and said, “It’s great to see you are feeling better.” I immediately thanked her and smiled back. It was a knee jerk reaction. I wondered to […]
I’m nervous. The crowds and the fact that I can’t carry. I’m scared. I really don’t want to fight or be killed. That sounds dramatic but I’m on guard at […]
I have a client in his 80’s, PhD, very conservative. Throughout the twelve years of our business relationship he has taken on this adorable and occasional ‘fatherly’ role with me. […]
Grounded? Good. Now get up. Release your truths to understand your goddess self Feed the inspirational energy calling to you saying, “Let’s do it!” Whatever is your desire, allow it […]
For the last hour I sat quietly listening to him and my mom talk. I wanted to leave. A prisoner walking to his table stopped by ours, looked at me, […]
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. ~ Emily Dickinson
Dating season has officially begun. I’ve hemmed and hawed and finally decided to delve into what this dating thing is all about. Curious about this Tinder-craze so set up a […]
Don’t let anyone open an umbrella in your heart attempting to shield the world from your brightness. I’m attracted to pain and pain is attracted to me. It has always […]
Why are blueprints blue? “When the two papers are exposed to a bright light, the two chemicals react to form an insoluble blue compound” “If you could write what you would want to happen with him regardless of the context […]
Selling you with sweet words you will audition for a part in their play. Did you wear a costume or did you stand naked? Did you speak lines or did […]
To be ocean Drifting and dreaming Drowning
Diving deep into the void Absent breath Holding to breathe only you
The back of my hand Faces you I wait for you to turn – or hold.
I knew you before I knew you I wait for you You are mine and I am yours Partner
Silence Aching to be heard To be seen Silence
“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone. ... We leave you a tradition with a future. The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete. People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Your “good old days” are still ahead of you, may you have many of them.” ― Sam Levenson
“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see ...each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition-- all such distortions within our own egos-- condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That's how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other's naked hearts.” ― Tennessee Williams
“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” ― Vera Nazarian
Still working on shielding...
I close my eyes.
...I am not as alone as I feel.
I am officially one.
Over time my anger transmuted to shame.
...marriage and divorce are both beginnings and endings...
I had never walked in on the aftermath.
I do not want to hear what I feel.
From as far back as I can remember, she hated me.
My misery does not love company...
Love ~ Peace ~ Freedom
...the self must assuage the self.
he continues his struggle to take a breath...
...there's no place like home...
...what did my child self see in him and love?
...felt I needed to live a life in exact opposite to all that I witnessed.
I miss that little boy and still see him in that man.
...examine hand holding as a tool of emotional, physical and spiritual communication.
I cried for her... her soul ascended.