Reflection 2019


Looking into reflective waters

another year comes to an end

like a sunrise and a sunset

time continuously transcends

The rising of the morning sun

when things are so brand new

beginning a fresh journey in life

with lots of hope coming through

And as time moves on

like ripples of water

quickly flowing downstream

the good, the bad, and the ugly

fills the dash of life inbetween

And just like a runner in a race

who sees the finish up ahead

when there’s too much distance

one never looks back

but pushes forward instead

then sunset appears with bursting colors

just around the bend

it’s time for a new cycle in life

the old must come to an end

For life can be just like a race

always a choice to ascend

it doesn’t matter how one starts the year

but it matters how you end

Dear Friend

In this journey of life

there are many faces

that will cross your path

in different places

of stages in life

some stay and some go

you can count on one hand

those who remain know

to hold someones heart

is a privilege from above

not to be trampled

but protected in love

when you’re happy, they’re happy

and when you hurt, they hurt

a genuine friend dirties their hands

in all of your messiness overt

whether it’s friendship or love

always choose the first

but to have friendship and love

a true bond unrehearsed

Breathe

A new day has come

where blue skies are bluer

green grass is greener

and harsh winds has become gentler as it brushes against my face

The chirp of the birds are cheerier

the light of the sun much brighter

and the rough ocean water now cleanses as it trickles down my skin

The flow of air seems lighter

the path ahead much clearer

and the time has come

to simply breathe again

Remember

Remember

when you were young in spirit

venturing away

no cares of the world

only dreams of play

Remember

when your childlike exploits

were innocent and pure

adventerous and curious

confident and assured

Remember

when nothing could stop

that fire inside

the world was your oyster

intuition your guide

Remember

when your voice was enough

and your heart led the way

the noise of the world

never led you astray

Do you remember?

Going the Distance

A flock of seabirds

frolicking in the sand

mimicking one another

playing catch me if you can

As one takes off into the air

it’s joined by a dozen more

gliding over rippling waves

ready to explore

The vastness of the coral reefs

full of little surprises

landing to feed just a bit

as the morning sun arises

The group takes off in flight again

the tide begins to swirl

flying where the wind may take them

waking up the world

Sea of Forgetfulness

The same calm waters

that once brought peace

are no longer familiar

the recollection of the past

of times that were good

are no longer recognizable

Like a stranger in a foreign land

those memories of old

are churned by the crashing waves

tossed and turned

twisted and swirled

surrendered to the sands of time

and then a glimmer of light

peeks through opaque clouds

and a moment of clarity appears

into the sea of forgetfulness

castaway all my fears

Shine

Shadows no longer hold power

blurring beauty of such strength

the vibrance of this flower

a breakthrough of great lengths

Once bound by low vibrations

chained in grayish mode

self love breaks fear of holding back

a healing journey unfolds

A hint of growth

potential inside

a blossoming effect foretold

the unfinished story of faith and hope

a tale worth more than gold

The Lavender Tree

There once stood a lavender tree

distinct from all the rest

it had no leaves nor bore no fruit

but thriving nonetheless

With roots deeply grounded

blanketed in the same green grass

unequal in beauty to it’s towering neighbors

but whose foundation could not surpass

The sturdiness of the lavender tree

with branches reaching open sky

seeking the affection of sunlit rays

kissed by invisible energy supply

Illusion

How radiant you are

as eyes are drawn in

hypnotized by the shimmer of lights

illuminating shadows within

How clever you are

as minds are drawn in

like moths to a flame

false potential therein

How attractive you are

as hearts truthfully unfold

those bright lights are a decoy

all that glitter isn’t gold

Dreams

As sunset glistens upon the sand

and billowing waves flow hand in hand

long lost dreams resurface again

kept in safety

in the promised land

A desire within

that wants to be birthed

but timings not right

to see it’s full worth

Then out of the depths of ocean blue vaults

arises old dreams

once brought to a halt

That same passion, that same fervor

locked away long ago

more than can be imagined

when you see dreams start to grow