guide unknown

painted hills and magenta skies
call to me

to see
all that I once believed

as lollipops arise in your eyes
a special place in my heart

they do reside

inside
the love that goes out with the tide

and mingles with the salt and stone
a guide unknown

to those that know, a place called home


Photo by jennyfriedrichs, Pixabay


#poetry, #guide, #heart, #home, #known, #life, #love, #nature, #painted-hills, #poem, #sea, #tide, #unknown

smoke and mirrors

wrath is misplaced, as are watching metaphors
dissipate

into smoke and mirrors, telegraphing you from
afar, trees become
me

as I stare into oblivion, violence becoming, nay,
let’s stray, and instead
shelter

peace and love, along the hills we keep running

tips touching, lingering effects take shape, and
into our hearts
stars, and
galaxies

we place, with zeal and frenzy, calling you home,
nested in a heart-shaped
abode

named after you and me, love’s alcove


Photo by Prettysleepy, Pixabay


#poetry, #healing, #heart, #home, #illusion, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #peace, #poem, #reality, #romance

the shadow of forgiveness…

flowers hang in the air, while, I, into the abyss
stare

at the memories, folded, with great care, lifting
them up in reverence
to the shadow
of

forgiveness, I
wander

along the road, searching for my home, knowing
little, feeling
a trifle
more
than

is simple, as the record spins, and the turntable
grins

at me, in retrospect, a life’s been given, shall I strive
in the midst
of
a
heartbreak – it
looms…
yet

I move forward, carrying more, understanding less,
as the love in my heart,
forevermore,
blooms…


Photo by Briam-Cute, Pixabay


#poetry, #contemplation, #forgiveness, #heart, #heartbreak, #home, #hopeandhealing, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #painandsuffering, #poem, #reflection

a heart filled to the brim

Photo by todd kent on Unsplash

heart
beating fast,
faster,
and then faster,
slowing down
not an option,
nor is the feeling
in my gut, protracted,
and put back
together again,
without much in the way
of a knowing,
as our beautiful sun
keeps glowing

without protection,
breeze blows me
one way,
and then another,
reeling

and,
then,
I’m feeling,

light and heavy
all at the same
time,
is this a paradox
in healing, or
is there
something else here,
and I’m just not sensitive
enough
to know it’s presence
within my heart’s beating?

breathing,
a memory,
a hint of something
in store,
stirs me from the floor,
and all at once,
I feel for

everyone,
and everything
we’ve called our home
since time’s
memory came
into
my very core

notice not coming,
and,
deep down,
the shift
in awareness
creates contemplation
once more

a sigh,
a smile, and,
the revelation
creates continuity
in being,

breathing
the awareness in,
I take all of life within,
and seal this day
with a silent prayer,
and a heart
filled to the brim


#poetry, #anxiety, #awareness, #contemplation, #emotions, #feeling, #heart, #home, #introspection, #life, #love, #memory, #paradox, #poem, #poems, #prayer, #resilience, #time

Home

Image credit; Philippe D @ Unsplash

set against a backdrop
of colors plethora
a house of light
rises from the sea, and
guides them all home

In response to the WDYS #79 prompt from Keep it Alive, by Sadje.

#poetry, #home, #life, #light-tower, #love, #nature, #poem, #poems, #sea, #sunset, #wdys79