Simple messages-CALYL

Heart to heart
As a glow fills your eyes
A soft grace spirit
We are moved
Through the darkness
To be the light.
You do not see
What others perceive
As they look at you
And feel the gentle power
That resonates
The ocean wave flowing
Mighty yet still
So very beautiful
So very deep.
Spirit of the woman
Who looks out
Then looks in,
Speaking gently to her heart
Loving the person
She strives to become,
To stand so tall
With the smile that shines
With the aura that surrounds
All she holds dear
And drawing them near
Heart to heart
Soul to soul.

You are the light, you are beautiful, you will shine and rise
You are cherished, you are loved, you will see what others see
And know the truth of self-love.
You are grace
You are the softest spirit
You are all.
To the spirit of friends,
To shine on one another
And to know
We have it all.

Beautiful girl…

Did you know
How beautiful you looked,
Did you know I was watching
Each expression that crossed your skin,
The eyes lit with laughter
The somewhat sad expression
At the corners
That were there when you came
Into this world
What seems like not so long ago.
Did you know how I adore
The way you are spontaneous
And free with your love,
With your time
That I cannot picture my life
Without you around.
Did you know how beautiful you looked
And how very bad I felt
Knowing you were searching
For those special words
On your special day,
And that even though you watch from afar,
That you read,
Maybe liking,
maybe not,
the words that fall to the page,
And I could not find the words that day,
Life gets so busy
Takes our minds away
Squeezing in all that we can
And sometimes letting the words sit
Like an actor off stage,
Waiting for the best time
To make an entrance
To be heard.
You are beautiful
And blood runs so very deep
Miles away
I spoke the words then
That I can now speak out loud,
To my dearest sister
On a week late birthday poem,
This ones for you
Most beautiful soul
Most gracious smile
And most infectious laughter,
I cannot sing
But I can weave a word or two
Just to say
How much I love you.
Happy birthday sweet Heather….
Love you so.

Broken souls

She talks softly
Telling me of the pain
The life
Like an actress on stage
She has been living
Behind the curtain.
She is leaving
And changing her life
The jar of dreams she cherished
Now broken in pieces
At her feet.
He will be gone
Maybe today
Maybe tomorrow
The faces I see every day
Now glimpsing behind the mask
And this sadness pours forth as she speaks so softly
Waiting to heal
Waiting for tomorrow.

She sends a photo
Her new life
In a cube room to live
She smiles for the first time
In weeks
As she picks up her broken jar
And slowly rebuilds the pieces
She tells me of gratitude
For friends who have helped
For the support she has found
And her dreams are starting to fall back in
Like fireflies her jar is glowing again
And she smiles
And she is moving on alone.

She looks in the mirror and wonders
How she can be so very blessed
With love and home
Her words you read
You comment
She tries to inspire
And she cannot change who she is
And that is by far the best gift
As she has smiles,
She has joy
And she has a jar of dreams spilling over
To share with those who speak softly
For those who begin again
And she is happy
She has life
In the palm of her hand.

This piece represents three women, two friends and one self.
The changes occurring in those around me continue to baffle and astound but they are strong and they will make it through and refill their dreams once more.