Monthly Archives: January 2010


Poem #195 – Glimpses of Divinity

2010-01-31T17:46:13-05:00January 31st, 2010|

Rows of corn reach up to the sky- Their long green stalks as high as the eye. A sunflower stands on guard nearby, And smiles at children passing by. In all of nature you can see Glimpses of divinity: The mighty strength of a tall oak tree… The determination of [...]

Poem #194 – Balance

2010-01-30T18:00:43-05:00January 30th, 2010|

“Honor they Father” ... Good advice for any soul. But honor thy Mother as well, For both parts make up the whole. The masculine and the feminine – Two sides that seem apart. But merely different ways to know The Love that’s in your heart. Father God and Mother God [...]

Poem #193 – On Natural Law

2010-01-29T18:01:47-05:00January 29th, 2010|

Suffer the little children. Where’s the reason in this? Why do the innocent ones Experience anything but bliss? All results from cause and effect. It is the natural law. Just as the apple drops from the tree, There’s a reason for the fall. The earth is run by perfect rules. [...]

Poem #192 – True Strength

2010-01-28T18:02:56-05:00January 28th, 2010|

Here come the elephants With their trunks so long, Raising them into the air To spout a hearty song. Trumpeting, you call it. A bellow, oh so loud. Magnificent is such a beast, So mighty, and so proud. Size and strength mean much to you. You think they equal power. [...]

Poem #191

2010-01-27T18:06:21-05:00January 27th, 2010|

In the aftermath Silent tears Unspoken fears Amid the crushing silence Who is there to help? Send out a prayer Is no one there? Anxiously you wait A rustle in the leaves Tiny footsteps Help does approach Upon the silence it does encroach An opening Lift your head See the [...]

Poem #190 – Love Can Heal

2010-01-26T18:07:38-05:00January 26th, 2010|

Comfort comes in many forms: A touch, a kiss, a smiling face... But always when there’s love involved Will you find peace in every case. Love is healing energy. It calms as it does soothe. For its higher frequency Helps blocked energies to move. You can send love Within your [...]

Poem #188 – Who You Really Are

2010-01-24T18:11:59-05:00January 24th, 2010|

True beauty lies not in a lash ... A finely painted face. The beauty of the human soul Is the same in every case. You tend to think you’re different, Separated by your skin. But, in truth, you all are One. The Spirit lies within. No distance does divide you, [...]

Poem #187

2010-01-23T18:13:44-05:00January 23rd, 2010|

Look down upon the huddled masses. Compassion wells. Your heart speaks without words. Torture could not hurt as badly. Suffer this feeling gladly. ‘Tis the voice of your soul awakening. Compassion, pity, The desire to help… These are the gifts of the Spirit. You need not great wealth to give. [...]

Poem #186 – On Prayer

2010-01-22T18:15:32-05:00January 22nd, 2010|

Miracles happen every day When you quietly sit and pray. Oh, how powerful is the word Which so often goes unheard. We hear you when you speak to God. No request can be too odd. But know we answer as we can Although not always by your plan. For people [...]

Poem #185 – Eternal Spirit

2010-01-21T18:17:00-05:00January 21st, 2010|

Quiet like the snowfall Whispers on the breeze, The rustle of the branches As it moves softly through the trees … Spirit seems ephemeral – Fleeting, like the wind Like a thought that passes through your mind That you never can rescind. You can try to grasp it, But touch [...]

Poem #184 – Guidance

2010-01-20T18:17:57-05:00January 20th, 2010|

Foreign voices in your ear Whispering a message. Is it a test? Do they know best? How to trust the guidance When it comes? You think a man must stand his ground, Deal with things when no one is around. Honor all the thoughts you hear. Send them love as [...]

Poem #183 – On Death

2010-01-19T18:18:49-05:00January 19th, 2010|

Since time began Man has tried to understand Death. The ceasing of life – Always shrouded in mystery and fear, But finally, let it be clear… Death is merely a transition - A change of condition. There is no need to cry and wail When one leaves the body’s jail [...]

Poem #182 – Live Only in the Now

2010-01-18T18:20:03-05:00January 18th, 2010|

Into each life there comes sorrow, Tears, and pain, and grief. Your heart it aches for tomorrow, When you think that you’ll find some relief. Think not of the future. Live only in the now. The present’s all you ever have But just “to be” you know not how. Think [...]

Poem #181 – What Life’s All About

2010-01-17T18:21:27-05:00January 17th, 2010|

You don’t understand that all is one. You, too, shall know the truth … Prepare. Be as loving as you dare. In this way you make your bed For what lies there up ahead. Every action you do take Is for your future’s sake. So do everything knowing That by [...]

Poem #180 – Creation

2010-01-16T18:22:35-05:00January 16th, 2010|

Start at the beginning, Before there was man. You all want to know How your world it began. Nothing but blackness Was all that there was. Then into existence There came a slight buzz. The start of creation - With the fluctuation of time. Then what followed was matter From [...]

Poem #179 – Worrying About the Haitians…

2010-01-15T18:23:52-05:00January 15th, 2010|

You see only the tip of things Like the iceberg. How much lies beyond the curtain you cannot know Until you throw off the cloak of the body And fly in your mind. Pure awareness are you… ** So much heartache for so many souls Their lives reduced to rubble. [...]

Poem #178 – Playing Possum

2010-01-14T18:24:49-05:00January 14th, 2010|

Such caring lies there in the heart Just waiting to be free. Open up the lock With your thoughts as the key. By holding back love You withhold your true self, And therein miss out On the greatest of wealth. Forgiveness and kindness Are ways to show love. Compassion and [...]

Poem #177 – Knock Down the Walls

2010-01-13T18:26:08-05:00January 13th, 2010|

Free as a bird that soars so high Your spirit longs to fly. Yet kept locked in its prison there, It doesn’t get to try. How sad that you should think you’re stuck – Nowhere that you can go. When, in truth, your spirit’s free The universe to know. Don’t [...]

Poem #176

2010-01-12T18:27:04-05:00January 12th, 2010|

Well, friends, I just write down what I hear. Today's is a strange one. I've said it before: I'm no poet, so this one's open for interpretation... (Some of you will recognize this voice) Creep, creep, like the vine Slowly crawling back in time… Hark! Who goes there? Who’s that [...]

Poem #175 – Walking Lighter

2010-01-11T18:27:53-05:00January 11th, 2010|

Oh so cumbersome, the burden you bear. The weight, it wears you down. Trodding, plodding with this boulder on your back, Upon your face a constant frown. You think you walk alone in pain But this is far from true. If you would only call for help, Much peace would [...]

Poem #174 – As Close as Your Thoughts

2010-01-10T18:28:49-05:00January 10th, 2010|

Starry, starry night. Glitter in the sky. Distant planets twinkling… Light from years gone by. Such distance does divide you From the light which you do see. It’s hard for you to fathom Another galaxy. But as you gaze upon the planets Do not think that we lie there. We’re [...]

Poem #173 – So You Think You Know it All?

2010-01-09T19:09:31-05:00January 9th, 2010|

So you think you know it all All the answers have you got. But as much as you know now Far, far more you have forgot. Where you came from holds the answers To your questions far and wide. There in the seat of knowledge All information does reside. You [...]

Poem #172 – On Prayer

2010-01-08T19:10:44-05:00January 8th, 2010|

Stormy nights … thunder claps. Children huddle in their beds. Mommies and daddies sit at their side Stroking their round, silky heads. Comfort comes in many forms… A tender caress, a whispered voice. Whether or not you find relief, This is a personal choice. So many people feel they’re alone [...]

Poem #171 – Through the Glass

2010-01-07T19:11:38-05:00January 7th, 2010|

Look upon the window. See the shiny glass. Just like that through which you go When to our world you pass. It’s like a one-way mirror-- That which you look through. You look but cannot see us But we certainly see you. We’re with you when you call us. We [...]

Poem #170 – Holiest of Holies

2010-01-06T19:12:29-05:00January 6th, 2010|

Holiest of holies This you call your God. For He is there to guide you… Your thoughts He gives a prod. Do not fail to worship this, Your inner guiding force, For most certainly is holy… The Universal Source. You call God “He” But mistake this not, No one set [...]

Poem #169

2010-01-05T19:13:18-05:00January 5th, 2010|

An unusual free-flowing style today, as if a new poet was feeling the way... Seeds of wisdom Blowing in the wind Like dandelion feathers. Catch them in the breeze If you please. Hold them in your palm. Feel the overwhelming calm. That flows through every fiber… Such a delight It [...]

Poem #168 – Blessed are the Children

2010-01-04T19:14:15-05:00January 4th, 2010|

Blessed are the children. So innocent are they. They know nothing of worries. They simply want to play. Watch them as they run and shout. See the glee upon their faces. Dashing ‘round like dervishes, Playing hopscotch, running races. Oh, such innocence, If only it would last. But childhood is [...]

Poem #167 – The Rhythm of Life

2010-01-03T19:15:25-05:00January 3rd, 2010|

Silently you wait Afraid of the dawn. Great mystery surrounds the day. What will happen When the sun rises? You can only sit and pray. Have faith that in the light The proper path will be shown. Solutions await But as yet go unknown. If all were revealed There’d be [...]

Poems #165 and #166

2010-01-02T19:16:20-05:00January 2nd, 2010|

A friend who stressed the comfort these poems bring suggested I compile some of the best poems into a booklet to give to children’s hospitals and hospices (and how about veterans’ hospitals, too?) The idea, I think, was inspired. It’s perfect. I can see “Messages of Hope, Vol I” in [...]

Poem #164 – Dark vs. Light

2010-01-01T19:17:52-05:00January 1st, 2010|

Happy new year! May 2010 be filled with love and brightness ... Black as a crow, Dark as the night, Why is it darkness Does fill you with fright? You’ve learned from your birth That there’s good and there’s bad. There’s hot and there’s cold, Just as there’s happy and [...]

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