Content With Life

I’m content with life

Not happy

Not sad

Simply in the middle

As I continue to grow

Many people may not understand

How it is that I’m able to stand

And simply put, I’m content

I stand, yet I could still break

If given that opportunity

But most importantly

Even if I fall

I have the strength to get up

And continue to stand

I’m content with my life

Not happy

Not sad

Because things in my life

Still bring me down

But my determination

Is what keeps my two feet on the ground

My pride is what keeps me from

Buckling down

I’m content

Missing love

Longing love

Missing companionship

Longing companionship

But I’m content

Because those will

Come when most needed

And when I’m most prepared

Until then

I’m content

I will continue to be content

Because that’s what keeps me alive

That’s what keeps me joyful

That’s what keeps me sane

Being content

Without lover’s lane

10.5.2007

Happiness is

Happiness is…

Laughing until tears appear

Watching a butterfly flutter in the air

Feeling the wind grace your face

Smelling the scent of magnolias blooming

Touching the surface of the water’s healing

Happiness is…

Reading poetry in the grass

Enjoying in all the small things

Allowing beautiful moments to create life

Loving yourself every second of every day

Choosing Happiness. Always.

2.7.2020

If Trees Could Talk

It’s been a couple weeks. I honestly haven’t been motivated to write, even just posting old poems. I’ve acknowledged the emotions and setbacks and now I’m just hoping to pick back up where I started.

Going for walks really help me clear my head. Today I went to a local park nearby. It has some amazing trees there. With that brief walk I felt a little inspiration come back. With the nice weather, I think I’m going to start going to the park to write and see where it takes me.

Here’s a little new piece:

If Trees Could Talk

I can only imagine

The things trees have seen

The things they have heard

What they would say

From decades of growth

And everything in between

From perfect peace and seclusion

To chaos and delusion

Can you picture the trees who had to bear

Bodies in nooses?

Can you picture the trees who gave

Food for generations to come?

Can you picture the trees who saw wars?

Can you picture the trees who were cut

down for concrete roads and parking lots?

The trees that saw families through in

happy and sad times

The trees that saw countries divided

And people come together

The tree huggers

The tree loggers

The bare hands that planted them

The bare hands that cut them down

If trees could talk

We would learn so much

We would be more mindful to not take

Them for granted

We would thank them for still standing

We would thank them for the breath of

fresh air

We would thank them for their shelter

If trees could talk

We, humans

Would be better

[05.05.2019]

Blue Rain and Midnight Skies

Storm coming, 2018

Blue Rain and Midnight Skies

Two things that make my soul cry

Two things that have me try

Try to live my life

the best way I can

Regardless of the “need” of a man

Blue rain and midnight skies

Two things that make my soul cry

Can’t seem to let everything go

Can’t seem to get into the flow

Spinning, spinning, spinning

this life, this life is getting dizzy

Blue rain and midnight skies

Two things that make my soul cry

My pride is going in and out

My love is something I have to figure out

My past is hurting my present

My heart is full of resentment

Blue rain and midnight skies

Two things that make my soul cry

Two things that have me try

Try to simply live out my life

[4/7/2006]

Redirection to Healing

Young Lindsey was a “wise, old soul”

Things she spoke of, still surprise me

Things I thought I just felt

She already had the words

She already experienced

And it reminds me that life is still a constant circle

A circle I thought I broke

A circle I thought I could mend

But there are those feelings again

You can’t heal

You can’t blame them

You saw the signs, clear as day

Thought the preview was going to be different than the show

Return to your self

You can heal

Start from ground zero

and build yourself so high

Forgive yourself for the repeated mistakes

Thank yourself for lessons learned

Believe that you can trust in love again

See your own signs and redirect yourself

until you are on the right path

Remember what Young Lindsey said

She’s right there, she never left you

[2.18.2019]