Tagged: life lessons

Life Steps


Distractions are gone

While thoughts are left

Along with goals

Which didn’t get met.

A rhyme at times-

With a picture to match…

The pieces to puzzles 

And clues to catch.

Solitaire in confinement 

And paths to get lost-

Fearing the total…

While calculating cost.

Hope on the horizon

The moon lights the way…

Clearing a path

Worthy to stay.

Pain and Life


Not being needed

Might be what hurts the most

Value lost

Or never coming close.

Two steps behind

Or never being right 

Failing the battle 

No matter how hard you fight.

Losing yourself 

Or not knowing who you are

Experience missing

Never being a star.

Letting people down 

While you continue your fall

Not seeing the light 

Or end at all.

Until one day

The present becomes the past

And the thankful heart

Proves pain didn’t last.

Powerless 


So often sensing danger

Each time

Foolishly thinking

If you do the right thing

Right will happen.

It never did

The right

Changing direction 

Taking advice 

Only to be more lost.

Glimpses happened 

Of this day

These changes 

These wrongs.

Open hands

Letting go

While my heart breaks

Of all it didn’t know.

I know less now

A burden 

Aging mind

While being fully aware.

Now a distance 

Growing to forever

While possibilities end

As does their power.

One day awakened 

To freedom 

At a heavy cost

Powerless.

Letting Go


Black and white

Logic a friend

But just a moment 

Brings color again.

Pain and anger

Calculated space

Clutching tightly 

So nothing is erased.

Patience with time

Praying for you

Feeling helpless

With so little to do.

No way to show you

Or words you will hear

But patiently waiting

While always staying near.

Human Lesson


Importance is an illusion 

Often coveted by mankind…

Top-down theories –

Keeps reality blind.

Fireworks are quiet

To the sound of bubbles’ burst-

And the mirror unforgiving-

To fantasy’s deadly curse.

Piles build mountains 

Luck fades away…

The importance of the lesson

Lost to yesterday.

A helping hand is destined 

To follow the beggar’s need…

But only if protected-

From the dirty hand of greed.

Leaving It All Behind 


Now that your gone

I guess I expected more 

Tears or anger?

When I walked out the door.

I knew it was over

And the years were gone…

No amount of right 

Would reverse many wrongs.

So now to start over

Even if steps are new…

As long as there is hope

Making it to tomorrow will do.

So here springs eternal 

No need to settle for less…

Maybe I’ll find that easy button?

Instead of my luck to press.

An Ending


A storm was building-

Until the final day…

The fury was released

On everything in its way.

Trucks were stopped-

And buildings were turned…

No tools left to stop it-

And people were burned.

But the next day comes-

And rebuilding will start…

People will survive-

By unseen strength in their heart.

Don’t look back-

And take time to help a friend…

Together we can all-

Move forward again.

Do You Know What I Know?

There is never just one opportunity-
Or just one simple choice.
Good and bad will always exist-
So careful how you use your voice.

Did you get knocked down?
Were you thankful when you stood?
Did you focus on the anger?
Or from it what was good?

Pain is a part of life-
But so is kindness and love…
I promise one outweighs the other-
So move beyond the shove.

Mouths are filled with razors-
And we often cut others deep…
Apologize when you cause pain-
Or prepare to sew what you reap.

Liars are ugly!
And we have all been one before!
Forgive as you would want to be forgiven-
When honesty comes back to the core.

Give as you want to get-
But don’t do it in order to receive.
Have faith in the power of charity-
And the courage to believe.

We all have what we have-
Because of the history before ourselves…
May you all have a Merry Christmas-
By giving mercy beyond yourself.