Author Topic: Poems, Thoughts, and Other Words  (Read 4694 times)

[Buddie]

Poems, Thoughts, and Other Words
« on: January 28, 2018, 05:39:44 pm »
Ten years of colors muted in sunrises
Ten years in the shadow of my true self
I remember the vibrant [...] of Love
I recall the Summer warmth of orange
And the lavender brushed like harvest fields

Now my childrenís faces are those lost sunrises
But the worldís color, not gone, but washed
Faded rainbows and light in the beauty of eyes
I have been imprisoned by poison in pills
I have been robbed of memories never made

But my words are vessels with hope in their hulls
They are still attached to the bright spectrum
And the words themselves attached to today
And thousands of tomorrows with new sunrises
The full hue of each horizonís beautiful emotions
« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 02:31:46 am by [Buddie] »
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking for a new sunrise
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 07:47:13 pm »
My daughters wanted me to write them something, so I wrote a few lines this morning.

Lily

Misty Morning
I know you want the Sun
Want it to break through
Want it to dry dew from the grass
Your sweet tears collected
Upon the living green spears
Of the solid Earth beneath your feet

The Sun will come
It will come for us both
With time and perseverance
It will shine all around
And it will warm our backs
And it will shine our hair
And it will give us new color

Until then I know the mist
Falling upon my cheek is a kiss
I know your silence toward me
Is not emptiness but containment
I know that you are filled with Love
But that you cannot pour it like rain

Like a desert I accept you lovingly
What you have to give is all I need
Though I have my own struggles
You are like the cactus flower
Painted the most splendid colors
Large and beautiful in the thorns

Lori

Morning Lori
How we laughed and smiled
When you so youthfully said
That this was your flower
How wrong we were in our mirth
And how right you turned out to be

Every day you greet the world
A wonder and freshness unfolds
Color and scent you give freely
On gray days you open longer
Giving more of yourself to needs
That turn you in the obscured Sun

And in the darkness you close
Wisely protecting yourself
So that you can unfold again
When the light beckons
Opening petals to some newness
Uncertain, bravely, come what may

High you have recently climbed
I see you around me and above me
Growing upon Lifeís arch
Like the one straddling the sidewalk
When you were small but wise
And upon which my Love also clings
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking for a new sunrise
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 09:46:25 pm »
Beautiful [...] ... Your daughters will cherish everything you write for them :)

What a gift  :smitten:
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Re: Looking for a new sunrise
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 12:50:18 am »
Thank you, [...]. They are themselves gifts, everyday gifts.
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Re: Poems, Thoughts, and Other Words
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 05:27:48 am »
Very nice.  Thanks.
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Re: Looking for a new sunrise
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 12:57:33 pm »
Thank you, [...]. They are themselves gifts, everyday gifts.
I hear you on this one...
Best 2 gifts I've ever received in my life ... are my two daughters!!!
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Re: Poems, Thoughts, and Other Words
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 12:59:48 pm »
.... me too.
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Re: Poems, Thoughts, and Other Words
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 03:47:57 am »
Sandcastles

If not for you I might wash away
If not for you sturdy, caring dunes
Anchored by intertwined roots and vines
Survivors of storming wind and water
I might quickly recede into the surf

Together our hands build the outer walls
The moats, the towers, and the keep
That the rising morning tide seeks to claim
The erosion of each wave some bit of life
Lost to the rolling backwash and breakers

But each night you come to help rebuild
Our castle of sand reshaped and reformed
Grains of wisdom patted down firmly
Each night, each week, each month and year
Until we ourselves are fortresses in the dunes
.

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Re: Poems, Thoughts, and Other Words
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 05:41:47 pm »
Itís a long way and it is dark and narrow
But Iím standing here at the tunnelís end
Donít you see me in the dappled sunlight?
The leaves of trees cast small shadows
But walk with me further atop the rail lines
And the track opens to clear, fathomless blue

Can you hear me calling through the echoes?
Over the sound of sliding ballast as you step?
Over train whistles still lingering in your ears?
Talk to me, I understand some of your words
The rest I will hear as a slaveís hymn hummed
For I know it is all a hopeful song of freedom

Do you fear the long black line you travel?
If so, remember it was built with confidence
The mountain is stronger than you believe
One careful, patient step after another
Time is of no essence, I will wait for you
Wait until our fingers intertwine under this arch

Who else better than you awaits the years of me?
Who else will hunger so for the fullness of life?
The sweetness of ripened fruit will not be lost to you
And wind in flowing hair will be as deep breaths
You will emerge from underground a cool spring
And, together, we will swim your beautiful current
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Re: Poems, Thoughts, and Other Words
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 06:15:33 pm »
Beautiful, it makes me  :'(. Thank you for such beautiful words this will touch many. 🕊 Peace. :smitten:
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