Complete

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In the tangle of the trees
On the needles from the pines
We softly tread.
The wind whistling,
The branches swaying.
A message seeped into our hearts.
‘I envelop you with love
And ease
My breath fills you
With wonder.’
I humbly felt
We were as one
With the swaying trees,
The hiding owls
The staring eyes
The softly needled carpet.
I felt complete.

Pure

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In this alpha state
I feel only love
Understanding
Kindness
Resonance.
My light shines purely
Brilliantly
As this white poppy.
Crinkled in all the right places
Love streaming through the crevices
Smiling
Cushioned
Cradled
by God’s life sustaining dirt.

A dewdrop’s gaze

In the darkness of the night
When your thoughts are flooding in
Roosting in your brain
Keeping you from sleep
There lies a peace so frail
Sitting at the edge
Of your periphery.
Like a crack of light under the door
It shows how things could be.weed with dew DSC_0066
It’s always there.
In every reverie
Waiting to gentle your thoughts
Protect your heart
Hug your unbelief
Turning each tear of longing
Into a golden jewel
flying off into the night.
A slice of heaven
In a dewdrop’s gaze.

The peace inside my heart

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I want to know a peace
That lives inside my heart
And travels to all corners
Of this earth.
Every soul will hear the words:
‘Lay down your swords
And end all wars.
The ‘enemy’ does not exist.
He’s just a man
With a family
He wants to see another day.
Feel his breathing
Feel his start
And hold him closer to your heart’

This poem is dedicated to my grandfather who chose not to bomb a city in Russia many years ago.  He said these people have families just like my family at home, and I can’t do this.  He deserted his unit and became a prisoner of war for 13 years. I really don’t know anybody today that I admire so much.  He was the most honorable and courageous man I ever knew. He wrote a beautiful poem to his son, (the  uncle I never met), who went missing in action. It expressed the pain he felt over losing his son.  I feel in my heart that war is wrong and there is always a way to resolve problems without violence. Let us all desire peace enough to make it happen.