So in March there is another poetry reading with my wonderful friend Jerry. So now it is time to get off my enormous booty and write something. It has been a bit since I wrote anything and I feel the creative juices in me flowing. I wish to pour them into something wonderful.
It seems a thousand years ago
When darkness had filled up my soul
When the lovely light had left my eyes
When sadness marked my empty skies
So many sparks of light did try
To penetrate my darkened mind
Tiny rays of hope they brought
But fizzled out when trouble was sought
My hopes and dreams began to fade
No light left here, just darkened grey
Left alone within my thoughts
Dark as night and pain was wrought
A glimmer of hope in you I found
Could I dare to dream of love to be found?
This tiny glimmer did grow and grow
Freeing my mind, Freeing my soul
You loved me for all that I am
Your love a change in all our plans
My sky, my life, is dark no more
Light floods through loves wide open door
No more fear or pain to feel
Proof that scars can really heal
My heart is yours, my body, my soul
Forever after, with you.
Thank You my Joseph.
I am wide awake. The night is quiet. The only sounds are those of the crickets and other night creatures that make up the sounds of nature going on around me as I look at hundreds of stars. I look around the lake, the water is black glass. Calm and placid. Beautiful in its design. The trees surround me, I feel it the oxygen, the life, the colors that surround me. Everything here is alive and it vibrates around me. I feel it in my skin. Feel the vibrations inside my skin. The night life is its own music. Its a beautiful complex set of sounds. Earthy, natural, brilliant. Amazing.
I felt this way last night. I looked at the endless sky, I thought to myself, “this night could only be more perfect if I saw a firefly.” When I was kid, in my hometown at the fourth of July, we sat on the top of the hill, and we got ready to watch the fireworks. And as dusk hit there was a firefly, then another. Until there were twenty or thirty of them. It was in my eyes an endless see of amazing beauty. Tiny flashing lights. Not made by man, but instead made by God. Such wonder in my 12 year old eyes. I had never seen a firefly before then. So to me it was one of the most amazing things I had ever seen in my life. So last night I told myself that after such a perfect day it would only be more perfect if I could see a firefly. And as I walked back to my tent I looked and I couldn’t believe my eyes. A firefly. Such wonder. I followed it with my eyes till it was out of sight. Just grateful in that moment to have a 12 year olds childhood wish granted.