Poetry is a clear window into the heart. I often write to express the thoughts and emotions inside me--not knowing what will appear on the page but invariably discovering more about myself and the world around me.


Posted Friday, August 10, 2012

It says
You should
It's the rule

Guilt says
You're wrong
You're less than
If you don't

It says
How could you?
You did what?

Shame says
You're bad
You're not worthy
Because of what you did

It says
You can
If you want

Hope says
You're perfect
You're all that's needed
Just as you are

It says
You will
Be all that you are

Love says
You're beautiful
You're creating wonder

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Posted Friday, August 10, 2012

He touches something
More like
Many things
Inside us

Hope for magic
Hope for courage
Hope for friendship
Hope for good
Over evil

That horcruxes
Are everywhere
Even in us

That we must grow up
And do what we must
But not alone
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Mountain Man

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012

This photo was taken while I was busy running a half-marathon up the Swiss Alps next to the largest glacier in Europe. It inspired this poem.

You rest
While I run
Up a mountain

You rest
While even the glacier moves

You know
Your need

So you rest

So peaceful
Surrounded by beauty
You close your eyes

No where to go
No one to be
Except you

You are teaching me
I'm listening

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Me, I Won't Give Up

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012

There are days
Days I feel I can run the world

There are days
Days I retreat

Both are true
Exactly me

Deep inside
I'm connecting
My light
My life
My being

I won't give up

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Posted Friday, August 10, 2012

Remember when I was young?
Before I even knew you
Before I could walk
Or talk
Or hold your hand

Remember when I was young?
When I didn't need a haircut
I couldn't keep my cap on
And one-sies were all I wore

Seems so long ago

Remember when I was young?
We were only boys
You held my hand
I held yours

Remember when I was young
You were my BEST friend
Plus our parents
Rooted for us from afar

Seems so long ago

Remember when I was young
It was yesterday
Yesterday I believed
I was young

I am old
I choose to believe
I am old

I want to go back
Go back to the place
Where I believe
I am young
I hold hands
I play with my BEST friends
And the world
The world roots for me
From afar!

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The Best You

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012

This poem is inspired by a way of being that I believe in. I believe in The Four Agreements which includes one of the simplest yet profound ideas: "Always Do Your Best"

I know you are tired
I know you are ready to quit
Do your best

I'm not asking you to win
I'm asking you to try
Do your best

This is how you learn
This is how you grow
Do your best

I respect you
Especially when you try
Things you don't know
And you...
Do your best

Imagine if today
Every day
You just did it
Your best

Imagine how many failures
Imagine how many successes
You would experience

You would be the best
The best you
That you could be

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10 Songs

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012

Creating today's poem; I hit shuffle on my iPod and chose one word from the title of the first 10 songs: Secondhand, sisters, summer, daydreamer, see, relax, disco, october, sluggish, and swift. Here is the poem they inspired:

Last summer
I went from
Secondhand man
To free man

Thank God for sisters
They see me
Know me
Say the words
I most needed to hear

It's true
I'm a daydreamer
Sluggish at times
Swift when it matters

Come October
I turned 40
And ready
To disco!

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Posted Friday, August 10, 2012

Fight With Me
It's OK

I love to hear it
Your words
HONEST words

I'm thrilled
Thrilled that your angry
With me

At least now I know
Now we can get somewhere

I may not change my mind
My actions
Or opinion

But I will listen
Pay attention
Move towards you
And help you
Move towards me

Thank you
For speaking up
That's what I want
From you
From me

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The Ecstasy of Love

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2012

What of power?
What of love?

Power must leave
Must go limp

Enter courage
A different (super) power

Courage to give up
Courage to relent
Courage to let it in

What are you holding onto?
What is your defining power?
What makes you you?

Give it up
Let love in
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Isn't It Time?

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Once upon a time
You waited for a hero
He never came
She never came

Once upon a time
You dreamed of being saved
Arms wrapped around you
Carried to shore
It didn't happen
At least not how you hoped

Once upon a time
You believed it was true
You were saved
He carried you across the threshold
She made your dreams come true

Once upon a time
Reality set in
The fairy tale
The story
Was just that
A fairy tale

They love you
He loves you
She loves you
To be sure
But you're still unsettled
Still searching
Still wanting
Full life

Isn't it time

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