Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Child

In a world filled with pain
It’s hard to find the beauty in life
The ugliness unfolds
As the darkness prevails

The empty loneliness in my heart
calls out to me too often
to remind me of a time
I so badly want forgetten

But as much as I try
I remain a prisoner to my own heart
When I think it is gone
I hear the whispers.

They invade my quietest dreams
Calling me, waking I scream
Then I see her.........
She’s lost and alone buried inside

I feel like I’ve failed her
She carries all the guilt
It was so easy to walk away
and put all the blame on her

I hear her sobbing,
so frightened and cold
but I can’t save her
I never could

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The beauty that surrounds us

I am always in awe as I set foot outside & drink in all that is before us.

The sweet song that the beautiful little bird perched in the tree branches offers.

The squirrels and chipmunks playfully chasing each other in a game of tag as the soft, gentle bunnies hop through the clover.

The majestic ducks & geese glide above & come to a graceful landing in the sparkling lake.

The leaves on the trees rustling in the breeze as the new scent of growth is around you.

A seemingly endless pallette of colors that streak through the sky & are sprinkled on the petals and leaves of the flowers and trees. Colors so vibrant and dense that artists are forever trying to capture this beauty in their brushstrokes.

With all this beauty before us, I wonder how could there not be hope? May the peace of today be yours forever.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Some favorite quotes

Some quotes I love:

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. ~~William Blake

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. ~~Vista M. Kelly

Should you yield the canyons from the windstorms, you would not see the beauty of their carvings. ~~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Dance as though no one is watching you.
Love as though you have never been hurt before.
Sing as though no one can hear you.
Live as though heaven is on earth. ~~Souza

Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. ~~Henry David Thoreau