Forever rain

School girl hears whispers

Direct to the heart

Wanting to be her

Astride your steel horse

To go anywhere

Take me with you her heart cried

The day the rain fell.

In a darkened room watching



A part of life remembered as if yesterday,

Scared but thrilled,

To belong in a far away place

You whispered words I carried through life.

A Queen grows older

On the day a Prince flew away

And I sit here shaking my head


Anguish to grief

But it was time

As the cream rose to the top,

And a half time show I relived for days

But now this,

Purple skies full

And tears like a forever rain.

Wow…memories all stirred up today. I was a teenager living on my own in Washington DC and went to see Purple Rain with my sister and her friend on opening day. I knew a few songs that had been playing on the local stations but my god, this was like a religious experience. My sister and I were the only white people in the audience which for a country girl, scared me to death, and everywhere around me each song was sung like a hymn….I mean EVERYBODY knew every word to every song, and the tears, oh my the tears. It’s as if I am there all over again. WOW, an experience I shall never forget and one I’m so grateful to have shared with so many strangers sharing the love of the man. 

Rest in peace my fair Prince and sing me a song in dreams…I’ll be waiting….cause you know, Baby I’m a star⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💜


Into a glade of peace I slip

effortlessly gliding on mirror streams

I move in calm shadows unseen

below a spring whisper of silence.

Entering into a state of bliss

I feel the movement of a thousand words

spoke in a hush of a silent bird

moving through grass unheard.

You are here in this sacred space

capturing my attention you draw me in

etched in a world so busy

I sit and ponder infinity.

Who casts his stone on still waters

to mar the serenity of this perfect moment

and ripples new scenes from old

who gives me his soul to hold.

I wandered here lost but now found

a quiet space where thoughts unfold

like the layers of a rising sun

a new moment of life now begun.

Thoughts on this chaotic whirlwind called life, of friends and strangers pulled in directions by angst and sadness, where pain overcomes often the better days, I write this for peace if only for today in souls that reach for the right words to say.