For me, there is no sound. Your tender voice bounces off Vacant walls of crumbling plaster. Silence is an empty canvas where The paint of your voice never sticks. Your eyes tell me Things I really need to know. The soul’s windows; Reflections of life and love, Despair and Delight, Weaving the threads of … Continue reading For me there is no sound
Silence surrounds As her soul weeps in fear. Lost to dispair as she stares at the ground Fresh earth entombing one she held dear. As twilight fades and darkness comes The nighttime symphony softly sings As her solitude enshrouds and her heartbeat thrums, Such a forsaken figure, the end of hope death brings. So Quiet. … Continue reading Alone
Temptation's Dance Pull me forth Into Temptation's dance. Twirl me around and then Hoist me up , dip me down; Let me dream again. Warm air rises, Shivers trip across my skin. The kiss of dancing dreams Brings forth images Of ancient things. Hear my soul within this song. Life is a rhythm, Hear its … Continue reading Temptation’s Dance
I am in awe. Your words reached out to me, caressed my soul With the eloquent fingers of deep thought. Would that I could put forth my own words Phrases that could give admiration For a talent possessed. My heart is touched and I find myself At a loss; words are too inadequate. Lest I … Continue reading I Am in Awe
No No, no, no no. Oh God. Shattering, crashing, rolling. Dead… Gone and gone and oh, God she is gone. A friendship dies in a tangle of Crushed and twisted metal in the dark. Oh, how I hope you were not afraid, and Yet, I know you were. Alone and afraid and me so far … Continue reading No. (2016)
I have lived in Michigan for 15 years now, but as most of you know, I grew up in Georgia. My family, however, is from Knoxville, TN. From Athens, GA for most of my life, the drive to Knoxville took you over the Mountain and through Sevier County. We would drive through both Gatlinburg and … Continue reading As Gatlinburg Burns I remember
Change is Organic, not instant. It moves slowly, and not always in linear fashion. Each step forward breaks through, But sometimes, it slides back and Fear and Hopelessness Grip us, undermine us and take away that which we have gained. Oh how we desire to be able to change the world In a heartbeat. Pass … Continue reading Change is worth the work.
In the face of extreme disappointment it is easy to give up, disown, turn away. In the wake of our nations turmoil, many of us are disillusioned, horrified, scared for our people, loved ones, even strangers on the street. Understand, though, that if you give up, "they" win. If you renounce your Americanism, then the … Continue reading Reflections on the week.
Whispers in the Twilight The purple hues blur the world As the sun sets in the west. A lazy sense of finality settles Like a mantle of time upon my shoulders. Turning the corner visions assault me. A bird chirps from a nearby tree. I look around expecting you to be Near enough-- I could … Continue reading Whispers in Twilight (1998)
Scent is a funny thing to me. It rules my memories With an iron fist of Haunting recollections. The incense burning on my alter Comforts and protects, Reminding me of days spent In the shelter of friendship. Ancient flavors and smells, Their temptation soothes and Wraps around me Like arms around a well loved Child. … Continue reading Scent is a funny thing… (2002)