The Candle Still Burns

There comes a time to reach for the sky

where imagination and possibilities

linger idly by

when as a young girl

in the month of July

a birthday wish

a candle

in the blink of an eye

dreams set in motion

time tends to fly

and now I’m a woman

molded stronger by and by

to nuture and strengthen

a wish made long ago

to be my own hero

my candle still burns

The Gift

Beyond that great horizon

that separates earth from sky

lies the Sun in all it’s brilliance

as Cumulus floats on by

A luminous orb of light

Helios wildly shines

rays like chariots of fire

piercing quick and divine

and then the Sol meets it’s equal

standing at Neptunes door

where once it’s light was blinding

come softly near the shore

Caramel Skies 2020

As I gaze upon caramel skies

with strands of gold and blue

dancing upon the ocean waves

a secret rendezvous

Both hand in hand

warmth and peace

a pair that’s tried and true

pirouetting across glassy waves

preparing for the new

starry night in all it’s glory

where wishes and dreams come true

caramel skies at it’s finale

another fine debut

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

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

The Lovers



Sheltered by mountain veil

nourished by misty rains

an awakening of the heart of lehua

a blossom of flaming red

born of fire some have said

united in love to ʻōhiʻa

hearts forever entwined

fate predefined

his strength is what sustains her

But it is often said

plucking this blossom will bring ahead

misty rains

her tears are shed

separating the lovers ʻōhiʻa and lehua