Poetry

Our Beauty

Sharing a poem that came to me sitting on my terrace, having dinner. Alone in my thoughts and admiring the beauty on the empty beach, a feeling came over me, that all of the beauty we see, is even more wonderful, because it is there for all of us. Our Beauty I see the moon…

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“Always will be”

On a cruise ship, somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, I came up from downstairs and Marcella was sleeping. I woke her up for a moment that we spoke only a few words. I told her that the ship was rocking and the waters were rough, but she said that she knew that. I told her…

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Our Life

On the beach, at water’s edge The ocean is calm Soft waves A few cargo ships miles away Darkness but for the Moon Shining her light on the water below Look up, stars fill the sky A shooting star just now And our sister planets Mars just to the left of the Moon To my…

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Our Garden

In 2012 I brought “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” seminars to the NYPD. My team and I taught monthly two days sessions, until I retired in 2018. Recently a friend sent me a screenshot of an NYPD notification which went to all commands, naming the 25 people who would attend an upcoming session.…

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Perfectly Imperfect

In May, 2020, going through so much uncertainty well Into the shut down of the pandemic, I had just found my new favorite place, “My Bench,” Jamaica Bay. I was walking through the trails sending messages describing the beauty to a woman I worked with in the NYPD, a friend, who was suffering badly from…

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Our Moment

Hundreds of years ago A woman stood on this beach Present, in her moment She lived her life, as I live mine now She felt the pain, the dread The worries, the uncertainty And sometimes anger And she knew a sense of wonder The joy, the happiness She knew gratitude Connection and love. Hundreds of…

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Be the Light

In November of 2016, after spending a day with a number of interactions with people who were suffering emotional pain, I jotted down a few thoughts. I saved those thoughts in my calendar and kept moving them until I felt the urge to write about them.  In February, 2019 I wrote the poem below based…

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For the Very First Time

My dearest Joseph My little boy I have loved you forever Always will I have always known you Forever will But I just met you For the first time Your little heart beats Your eyes roam, searching So much you’ll see So much more you’ll feel But I just met you For the first time…

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Flame

Sitting near my candle I watch the flame, fire It burns, it gives Reaches, stretches To give To give light To give heat It also stretches, reaches to get To get oxygen To fuel itself To live Life is like that Oh, the reciprocal relationship Between giving and getting And that beautiful formula For life…

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Gratitude

Gratitude, a state of mind It comes in waves, one following another Always there for us Gratitude for beauty The beauty everywhere and in all things All perfect, ever evolving Giving, always giving Her offerings are boundless Yet they do not belong to us They softly grace us, like a subtle breeze But, our gift…

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