“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, May 31, 2013

A Bereaved Mother Speaks

Bereavement etches
pain at still being around,
a survivor’s guilt.

How does one assuage
grief, disbelief and sadness
in a survivor?

Find the path to love
authentic and generous,
the truest honor.

Friday, May 24, 2013

It Happens Sometimes

It happens sometimes.
The days come when I feel robbed.
The unfairness galls.

Gloom will grip tightly,
plunging me into envy
of the healthy ones.

My will soon devolves
into melancholic grief
with its lockjaw vise.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I Speak For

In a sacred trust,
I speak the unspoken thoughts
of muted voices.

Both fear and hope lurk
behind a shield of silence
that guards against loss.

For the hearts and minds
receiving these words I grant
their truth’s expression.

Friday, May 17, 2013

A Broken Hallelujah

In a heart’s pure cry,
soaring notes seek redemption
while in brokenness.

the search seeks to find reasons
for the brokenness.

Confirm love’s true reach.
The plea rises and tumbles
out of brokenness.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Holding On

It seems I forget
my previous healthy state,
fooled by new normals.

My expectations
already lowered suffer
a further decline.

I seek to retain
my grasp of how good health feels,
not just to make do.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Figuring It All Out

Some people will claim
they have figured it all out,
and perhaps they have.

A big mystery,
the human experience,
it seems so to me.

Treating others well,
aiming to be of service;
that, I understand.

Monday, May 6, 2013


An egret glides by.
Enthralled, I watch from above
my gift from nature.

I hear then the news.
Snow has buried the MidWest,
their gift from nature.

Whether hot or cold,
nature’s offerings beguile
a receptive mind.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Am I Really Brave?

Seeking bravery
when fear is overwhelming,
is that being real?

I feel like a wimp
if I focus on my fears
but they do exist.

Am I then a fraud
to talk braver than I feel
because I have to?