Burning bright

Years move through
passing moments filled
and the light of a favorite day shines
burning bright
with love.
We linger in the shadows of evening
together rehashing the highlights
of our day apart,
when we come together
sounds beyond our bubble stir
calming the hearts that gather.
In the darkness you lay beside me
your breath deep and peaceful
and I give thanks for this
and every moment we have
and for each year gifted
for you are my love
and I am blessed
beyond words.
A very happy birthday to my hubby Jeff. Forever hugs and smiles and all of my heart you hold, cheers to many many more💜💕💚🎂

Stars below

We fall
scattered amongst the brick-a-brack
forgotten and left
dwelling in stones of varying weights,
thoughts that got caught
when the tides of our life
washed us up to shore
away from the bliss of our oceans.
We dry in the haze of an unforgiving sun
and feel the breath exhale
with the coming of the night salt air
cooling the spaces
illuminating our shells
making us perfect and lovely once more.
We feel the dampness
laying heavy upon our souls
and hearing the distant sounds
of the waves of our yesterdays call,
we reach out
so tired and weary
feeling the tide returning to find us
carrying us back
into the bliss of blue,
regenerating our lives
with the moon above
we sigh gently
and sink below.

Helping hands

Unexpected moments rise
helpless we watch
asking ourselves the questions
what is it we can do
to raise up the fallen.
Gently we cradle the lives
filling our hearts with peace to radiate
outwards in all directions
watching as the eyes meet ours
lighting a glow
of hope.
We do what we can when we can,
often feeling it’s never quite enough
but something is always better
than nothing in the end
and a helping hand
gives more than it takes.

*Yesterday on my last day at work I was standing at the door looking through the glass at the beautiful sky and glancing down, saw a dragon-fly upside down just laying there. I knew the next person who came in would hit it or step on it so I walked outside, grabbing a long brow item and let it grasp onto it (wasn’t sure if they bite or not) and I saw its wings covered in sticky webs and the same with its feet. I talked to it as I gently removed the webbing hindering it and it flew onto my arm. I nudged it off several times and it always came back and landed on me, staring at me with its big buggy eyes (the insect was almost 4 inches long…a huge beauty in brown). I kept laughing and finally got it to let go where it flew up and clung to one of our window clings, peeking at me from the outside. Perhaps it wanted me to come out again to play? I felt such a rush….just think if we could only do such small miracles for the people in the world and around us. I felt blessed. A nice end to my last day. Felt after that perhaps he was telling me it was better beyond the glass and I was doing the best thing for me by leaving. I hope so ❤