Survivor’s Prayer

If I am still alive when the bitter cloud passes, may I not I not be found stubbornly clinging to the storm because I’ve adapted myself to misery. Instead, may I celebrate in sunlight as I embrace the sparkling new day the sun reveals. Let me move forward to clean up the damage left by … More Survivor’s Prayer

How Great The Fall

I’m sitting on the smoldering edges of a broken promise; Watching the institutions of a nation begin to crumble. Loved by some, hated by others,                        Relied upon, taken for granted; Rome is ignited; but it isn’t buildings that burn… A dense smoke is rising, singed in desperation! The slow burn of anger held inside… Like … More How Great The Fall

The Door to Joy

Near the end of a harshly-cold, long, black night, when the explosion comes and personal worlds come crashing down. Everything known shattered and scattered lying on hard-packed ground. These moments are Death but the victims are left breathing to suffer the carnage. Wait for the morning light! Every ray that glints from each broken shard … More The Door to Joy

In This Sober Moment

When tragedy does a home invasion; When calamity’s thugs beat down your door! When the threat out there bursts into your safe haven; When first fear and then anger rise. There’s no time to think but only react and defend. This moment is the force which reveals exactly, who you are. After this trauma event … More In This Sober Moment

Sustaining Joy

Every day new worlds rise! And old worlds fall apart. I am told this is only, a matter of perception. What do you do when your world is taken all apart? Is good attitude, a positive thought of deflection, Able to override calamity? Or mend a tattered heart? Is faith only energy? Form of magic … More Sustaining Joy

Road Trip

Happiness is found on the road, moving in sync with time; chasing the horizon and then leaving it behind, in pursuit of the next visible goal. It is the purest expression of life, constant motion and never knowing what will happen next. All preparations for the final destination, in road maps, travel times, weather forecasts, … More Road Trip

Joy on the Ragged Edge

Tired thoughts; scattered dust drifting in the air; Denied a refuge from life’s ragged edge; White knuckled in the now; possibilities nowhere! Time’s pounding beat battering sledge; Constant pain; relentless torturer doesn’t care! Relationship split by prideful wedge; Everyone’s looking for something! Life isn’t fair! Confusion leaves truth on sanity’s edge; Stress and exhaustion coupled; … More Joy on the Ragged Edge