Flowing water

Streams of gold

Flowing into a moment

Of lucid thought,

Spun honey colored 

slow movement drips,

Lingering on the tongue

Words spun

From a quiet calm

Before the storm.

Curving images of another time

When summers warmth came rushing

Gifts from sudden rains

Rushing water crashing

To everywhere below

Past view yet known

Moving forward

Drifting on.

Seasons iced in the depths of the grasp

Mother natures hand tight

Then finding a slipping in of light

Letting go to loosely hold

The reigns of change

Once more to become

A  mirrored reflection

Of yesterday once more.

Skies alive

Awakened by the winds of change

Expectantly awaiting

The rising of the tired far off sun

To give shadows in the light of a new day

To what awaits eyes to see

To dream

Of all yet to be.

A Season of Joy

Happy Holidays to all from myself and my friend B over at Getting Through Anxiety. On this first day of winter may this holiday season find you find you surrounded with family and friends and the joy and love that the holidays bring.

The sky turns to white
No trace of blue remains
When asked if it will make an appearance
The sun decides to refrain.
The beginning of snow starts to fall
As the grass is covered in frost
Soon it feels as if warmth
Will be forever lost.
 The joyous sounds of carols
Sung round the Christmas tree
Leaves memories of laughter
That I carry along with me.
 The happy children peeking
At presents down below
Wondering as they shake them
Could it be a new sled for snow?
 I miss the days of long ago
When I was then oh so young
And the excitement for the morning
Waiting for it sleeplessly to come.
 Christmas is the time I love 
And I recall with laughter and tears
Of friends and family together
And the passing of the years.
 Of the merry lights that twinkle
And the cocoa by the jug
Of the crystal snow that falls 
Covering the gloomy ground with love.
 As I sit staring at the lights on the tree
I remember the beauty of this time of year
A time when we try to put our anger and sadness aside
Replacing feelings of unhappiness with cheer.
 Seeing family members
Sharing kind words with friends
Reading cards of greetings
That loved ones often send.
These things bring me happiness
A feeling that can never be taken away
There’s nothing I love more
Than the joy that is Christmas Day.



Solitary season

I think of you beyond my view

of empty tables and holiday seasons

wondering if you think of those

so far away

in distant lands,

strangers your friends

and family memories sustain you

In moments when you sit

in quiet contemplation

at a table of simplicity.

I dream for you the beauty

the love sent in waves

the visions I gift

of better days

and tables decked for seasons

when we can be together

side by side

a toast to a life

where peace resides

and I will save you a place

at the head of it all

where you belong

among family and friends

and until then it just won’t be the same

with you there and not here,

as we hit pause and remember

the good times,

I will think of you

then till I have you in my arms

at Christmas time.