Jul 22, 2017

Summer


Summer
Long days in the sun
Or dancing together in the rain
Warm nights with the sound of crickets
Flowers and fine wine
Bumblebees and bonfires
Cotton candy and carnivals
Heat and happiness
Palms and playfulness
Sand and sun
Breeze at the beach
But best of all: You!

Jul 21, 2017

Sail On By

It's time to set sail again
And let the wind take me away
It's time to raise anchor
And hoist the sails
It's time to travelTowards a faraway destination
It's time to look for another port
A new place to call home
It's time to let go of all the old
And go on new adventures
The wind will bring me there
So
Heel over
Trim the sails
Sail upwind
Smell the sea 
Feel the breeze
Exciting places await
And it's time to explore

Jul 20, 2017

The Old Piano




The old piano stands in the corner
Covered in dust
Desperately longing to be played
Like back in the old days
Tunes of Mozart, Bach
And maybe some Tchaikovsky
Filling the room
Setting the atmosphere
Changing it from dark and dangerous
To cheerful and light
All with a few strikes of the keys
But instead
It is standing there alone
Out of tune
With only memories
And the ghosts of the music
It used to know


Jul 19, 2017

Ode To The Night


I step out, and am immediately surrounded by darkness
The cold air takes my breath away for a few heartbeats
As my eyes adjust, the stars start to appear above, one by one
Almost as if a magician decided to reveal some of his tricks
And I am the audience, amazed by all the wonders
Slowly everything start to appear brighter
And I start to see the details in all the things around me
The trees, the grass, the flowers
Made soft and gentle by the dimmed light
I close my eyes for a while
And listen
Listen to the silence
A soft breeze interrupt the quietness 
As it dances through the treetops
And far away in the distance, a car is headed home
'Most everyone is asleep
While they travel through their land of dreams
They are missing these moments of magic
I open my eyes, and look up
The stars wave down at me
A burst of solar particles light up the sky above
Almost like purple and green fireworks
As I take in all the beauty
I know that it is here, in the night, he will find me
 

Jul 18, 2017

In the horizon


One day life is going to hit me across the head
And slap me hard with something wonderful
I know it
I can feel it in every cell of my body
Soon!
But it will not be today

Jul 17, 2017

Cold Winter Night


On a cold winter night
He found me
Laying in the snow

"Did you fall?" He asked
"Yes," I replied

"Let me help you"
He said and put out his hand
For me to grab

"Let me help you,"
I said as I grabbed it
And pulled him down

"Roll over
Make a snow angel
Look at the stars
And the snow sparkling
Like billions of diamonds"

"Thank you," he whispered
And gazed into infinity

Jul 16, 2017

My heart






My heart is a place
with a big sign on the door

"NO TRESPASSING
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
-ONLY-"

Yet every once in a while
Some fool will come in
Maybe he was lost
And took a wrong turn
Or maybe he wanted to see
What was in that forbidden room

Some realize their mistake right away
And run out, leaving only dirty footprints
Others take a look around
And a few decides to check out the blinking panels

They cheekily press the red and green buttons
To see what will happen
But when the alarm goes off
And cracks start appearing in the walls
They all run for cover



Jul 14, 2017

My Knight In Shining Armour



My knight in shining armour
Came riding by on his black horse
He didn't tear my walls down
As he realized I needed them 

Instead he asked to come in
He helped build me a castle
And fiercely fought by my side
To keep the monsters out 

Jul 13, 2017

Too Much




My head is filled with too many thoughts
An over-thinker, they say
My heart is filled with too many emotions
Filled to the point of exploding
If only I could find an off-button
To switch it all off, for a little while
Take a break and live in the moment
To just be
But then I guess I wouldn't be me

Let Me


Let what I feel fill me
But not consume me;
Let me follow what I feel,
But not be forced;
Let me become the kind of soul
Who never klings on too hard,
Who lets go and yet loves;
Let me imagine better worlds,
Yet work in this one;

Let me touch, and treasure, even
People I can never hold,
And let me learn from all my losses;
Let me out and let me in,
And let me see and let me be
A window - maybe broken - but through which
A bit of air and sunlight comes.

- Jack Veasey -

I'm not a religious person. So this poem by Jack Veasey is probably the closest I can ever come to a prayer. It's a prayer to myself, with reminders of what kind of person I was - who I strive to be again. 

Jul 12, 2017

Broken


I'm broken
Smashed into a thousand little pieces
By the past
Sloppily glued back together
You can still see the cracks
But if you shine your light through me
At just the right angle
I will show you all the colors of the rainbow

Jul 10, 2017

Dreams


Dreams, those magical moments
Where life can be totally different
You can be anything you want to be
Say anything you want to say
Have all the things you've always wanted
Dreams, those lucid momens
Where you can escape reality
Where all the pain goes away
There may be dragons
But you can chase them off with your sword
And maybe save Prince Charming
If he's worth saving



Stuck


She revolved around him
Like the Earth around the Sun
Never getting too close
His gravity kept her there
Even though she wanted to break free
To explore the universe
But she knew she'd stay
Until one day he'd blow up
And destroy her
Unless…
Maybe some other star would come by
And pull her away

Jul 9, 2017

Be Kind




Be kind to me, she whispers
For I am fragile and will break easily
Speak softly to me, she whispers
Because I can't take it when you yell
Touch me gently, she whispers
For my scars are still open and hurting
Be kind to me, she whispers
Because I can't take more pain

Jul 7, 2017

Sleep Tight


Early in the morning
I wake up
Just so I can curl up closer to you
And in your sleep
You put your arm around me

And I feel safe
From all the scary monsters
That haunt my dreams

As I close my eyes 
And drift off
I know that you
Will chase my monsters away

Lock You Away


There's a special place in my heart
Where I'll lock you away
Alongside all the others
Who weren't here to stay
That's where I'll keep our memories
And remember through each tear
That even though you are gone now
I will always keep you near


Jul 5, 2017

I Could Live Here



I'd like a house in the forest
Or perhaps one by the sea
A cozy place to watch sunsets
And I'd be happy as can be

Jul 2, 2017

Little Things of Nature


Drops of dew in the evening grass
Soft moss between your toes
The sound of summer rain
As the day draws to a close