Poetry

Night and Day

This morning I was here The place I am right now This beautiful night I swam in the ocean Just a few hundred yards from here The ocean I cannot see But I can still hear The skies were bright The beach sand was filled with people Umbrellas, happy families Toddlers in awe I sat…

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Beneath the Surface

The ocean I have seen nothing more beautiful Its vastness Its abundance The colors Its special part and place in all that exists It’s ever-changing Constantly moving Even when it appears to be still It takes from all of the rivers and streams But its gifts are boundless And all this I see Only looking…

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Into the Woods

Through the tree tops Beautiful crescent Moon Venus just above her The woods are so dark Every step is an adventure Up the ladder, into my tree stand Glad I found it The sky is dark But for the stars so bright Silence, but for a brook nearby Soon I’ll hear birds A couple at…

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Perfect Order

The hurricane just passed us, left its mark Deaths and loss Pain and anguish Winds and tides took so much Took lives, homes So much sadness, despair For months to come And yet tonight, Jupiter and our Moon, Right there near each other, For each of us to see Thoughts as I look, timeless They…

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Awakening

The wind Strong wind Wakes the ocean from its sleep Waves Brisk, bright and clear Rolling, roaring, fierce The morning birds Our thoughts Our past and our future, Wake us from our sleep Dreams of future and past Wake us from our present Our stillness Our silence Let us sleep Let us awaken Cherish the…

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Help the World

In our lives We see so many people in pain In need Many of whom we cannot help Making us feel powerless Unable to make a difference Unable to have a meaningful impact in our world. But everyday there are moments Special opportunities When we can comfort one person Be a messenger of grace Bring…

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Kindness

Face-to-face goodness A fleeting exchange of love Shares the brilliance of a beautiful sunset Or sunrise Which at any given moment Exists in billions of different locations on our planet. But those face-to-face expressions of love Happening every moment, everywhere Are even more powerful Than those sunsets and sunrises. And each one is immeasurably beautiful.…

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