Sunday, December 30, 2012

Waning Year

In this peacefulness
of year's end,

I am mindful 
to review the joys

My life has brought,
as well as setbacks.

The time came 
to move forward,

To walk out from
the isolated space

I lived in for so long,
and this action

Has placed limitless
blessings on my path.

Today I still come
across challenges;

At times stressful, painful,
yet needed so I may grow.

Now as the year wanes,
I am thankful of 

The blessings placed in my life,
and the mystery of what's ahead.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Time to Continue

Dramatic events
have subsided. It is now
time to continue
to move forward with the best
for my life at this moment.



As the year winds down,
I look ahead to what can
change for the better.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Gift

It takes patience 
for change to occur,

Days, weeks, months.
It may feel frustrating

To wait, but change
doesn't happen in an instant.

It helps to be mindful 
that the waiting will lead

To a positive change,
the most precious gift.


Clear the Block

This block does not
differ from the others.

It takes a different form
and holds a different meaning,

Yet it is a barrier
all the same.

When it involves the heart
it feels monumental;

When it involves emotions,
it seems beyond repair.

Taking a deep breath,
I move without hesitation;

I move to clear the block,
steady and determined.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012


The days have become
erratic like the wind, yet
I must hold steady.


Christmas Blessings

Connecting with friends
and family on Christmas Day
is such a blessing.


Monday, December 17, 2012


The days grow darker
as the winter solstice draws
near, a perfect time
to look within as our world
becomes harsh and chaotic.


Sunday, December 16, 2012


A lovely weekend
shared with friends, family, and a
surprise, reminding
me that unexpected turns
can happen for the better.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012


On this chilly night,
she reaches out to kindred
spirits, the need to
connect with valuable bonds
as strong as the threads of life.


Monday, December 10, 2012


She calls out from the
empty shell loud and clear. She
wonders if people
can hear the urgent tone in
her voice, reaching out.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Peel Back

Each day we must peel
back the layers of excess
placed upon our lives
and marvel at the beauty
laid before us; wholesome, pure. 



While walking around
I gaze at the overcast
sky and wonder how
I can draw up my inner
strength and take on this challenge.


Saturday, December 8, 2012


As I walked around
the city this evening, I
realized that many
adventures are waiting for
me to take the risk and leap.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Stories to Share

Each person brings
their own story

To weave with other
tales as life unfolds.

We share to gain
deep connections,

Hoping that one's story
can find another voice

To add cadence
to their rich tale.

Each person brings
their own story

To tell in the journey,
and sometimes spend

Years in seeking
someone to share

Their words, so they
don't spend their lives alone.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Placed and Treasured

My things are placed
around the room:

A small bookcase,
treasures containing

Poetic words, colorful
threads, and dramatized lives.

On top of the case
rests family photos and

Animals held
dear to my heart.

A mirror that sits
on a storage box,

Its random contents
holding the looking glass

In place. A fan
too big for the closet

Sits next to my dresser.
Photos of my mother,

Cousins and godmother
are visible, loving

Symbols of light
during my darkest days.

My walls are bare for now,
waiting for memories

To be framed and treasured,
waiting for new

Stories to be told.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Loved ones, during times
of great need, treasure gentle
words and loving deeds
as they endure their darkest
moments, strengthening the bonds.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sense of Peace

Finally bearing
that sense of peace after an
erratic time frame;
releasing that crushing fear
of the unknown, moving on.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Every Moment

Sometimes you need to
smile and laugh in stressful days,
take a long, deep breath
so you can collect yourself
and live for every moment.



Her spirit keeps on
blooming despite the icy
conditions, rising.


Sunday, December 2, 2012


Turning another
page in the book of my life
as I try to move on
from the pain that ensnared me
for a long time period.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Among the Stars

This is your special
day, celebrating among
the stars within a
clear December evening. You
are always missed, always loved.