First Best Friends

My daughter left today My very best friend Moving forward Life's journey My mom is in the hospital My first best friend Moving forward Life's journey I cleaned out my daughters room Childhood memories and piles of artwork mixed with more piles of seventeen years of school assignments Some I tossed without a care. Others … Continue reading First Best Friends

Such is Life

Life - Family - Relationships Changes Theirs - Moving forward His- Stagnant Hers- Ending Theirs - Exciting Hers - Adventurous His - Struggling Hers - Suffering A cycle of plans, dreams, hopes, hopelessness, loss, opportunity, future, past Youth, newlyweds, bachelors, middle aged couple, elderly woman Change Changing jobs, changing locations, sticking it out, sticking together, … Continue reading Such is Life

I Saw Myself

I saw myself today 30 years ago a newlywed In that cabin across the river Where I sat for hours watching the currents sweep over the boulders Time spent with my lover in solitude and adventure with dreams of the future and contented pleasure. I saw myself today 20 years ago a mom of two … Continue reading I Saw Myself

Seeking Serenity

Construction noise overrides the ripples of the river Traffic sounds pulse over the chirping birds I long for silent serenity Not deafness to the world around me Not solitude that separates me from loving Or creates insensitivity to the needs of others But solace in the sitting and pondering and praying Waiting for a peaceful … Continue reading Seeking Serenity

My evening

The kayak club cleared the beach with gusto heading out to dinner with friends, home, or even a vacation in Montana was announced with glee. He has a cabin in the sawtooth mountains where he plans to hike and relax for the last weeks of summer break. The dinner cruise droned by after a tour … Continue reading My evening

Layers

Multi layered, Multi faceted Unseen layers Private thoughts Personal goals Hopes and dreams --- Hidden layers Hurt and loss Grief and memories Love and hate and passions subdued --- Intricate layers Ideas and inspirations Fears and triumphs Aspirations and ideals --- Outer layer Designed and scarred Unique and beautiful Ingrained with the fingerprint of God … Continue reading Layers

Sanity Returns

Muddled vision blurred by irrational thoughts and ideas replaced with sparkling Clarity The gears slow to an even rhythm The whirring and whizzing of rapidly changing thoughts reach a steady state Rapid fire words and reactions and emotions ride an even keel of tempered conversations and deep thought Images and frequencies normalize into reality Like … Continue reading Sanity Returns