Tag Archives: life

Ageing Ungracefully

Who calls it Winter

Maybe not anyone

Maybe Winter ought be Wither

an unsettling in becoming undone

Through our adventure cycle we endure

So much unknown ready yet still unsure

We are not captains of our own journeys

until we’ve sailed far and long vast seas

Rejected perfection abandoned second looks

How fortunate the few among many

Who discover knowledge secreted in books

As vision grows blurred our steps grow slow

As thin petals yellow our music hums low

May your withering come easy

May your wisdom stay well hid

May your death pass swift and unexpected

like your brief illustrious lifetime did.

Frame

Photo tilts left

in the room of messy flowers

Light splashes shadows

these old silenced walls

Rest your head

for an evening

Lay it down, you wandering traveler

Everything yearned for lives

out of reach but still in sight

Boots on at dawn

Turning page, young seeker

Toss those maps over the ledge

Step one, you are ready

eyes bright with colour

Black and white was just a crack

drawing you in

Your beginning


More

‪More Art, less‬

‪More Music, less‬

‪More Love, less‬

‪More Laughter, less‬

‪More Generosity, less‬

‪More Compassion, less‬

‪More Understanding, less‬

‪More Curiosity, less‬

‪More Peace, less‬

‪More Cooperation, less‬

‪More Kindness, less‬

‪More Listening, less‬

‪More Gratitude, less‬

‪More Respect, less

More Friendship, less

More Hope, less

More Consideration, less

More Joy, less

More Courage, less

More Welcoming,

More Light, less

More Discourse, less

More Truth, less

More Life, less

More Sharing, less

More Hello, less…

Mapping

imageBuilding cairns out of stones and leaves

and bits of trees forest sea debris

everywhere I go I leave a print a hint

shred or shadow a little piece of me

i may have said once long ago invisible

is the one and only honest way to be

but i must have left a door ajar

perceptions change I’ve travelled far

what i feel is real is it’s alright if when

my time is past a stranger or almost friend

finds among fragments along life’s path

remembrance of the presence i once wore

Pages from a Three Quarter Life

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Let us talk of death

for that’s what’s on our minds

We can talk of all the details

examine all the different kinds

It’s on our minds

It’s on our minds

Let us talk of loneliness

what happens in between

We can revisit all the sorrow

tell each other what it means

To be alone

To be alone

Let us talk of possibility

what we meant to do or say

We can talk of all the little things

that got into our way

We really cared

We really cared

Let us talk of all the changes

how different we will be

We can write all our ideas

in a special book of reverie

So we can read

So we can read

Let us talk of love again

and what we think it means

We can talk of human theories

following our dreams

When we agree

When we agree

Let us talk of death

for that’s what’s on our minds

We can reminisce the good times

rewrite replay rewind

We’re out of time

We’re out of time

Valentine’s Day

imageO Valentine’s Day

can mean so many things

roses and diamond rings

love pledges in the sky

romanty cards a sweet caress

how to say I love you best

hearts swell with prompt and sway

For me, it’s just my birthday

if I’m still here for this one

then Valentine’s Day must be

one perfectly magical gift of a day

in every conceivable way

and yeah, I’m glad to share it

with you.