Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It's been a while since I have posted and I apologize for the time in between what I've posted recently. Having been traveling with my career, many times I'm exhausted when my head hits the pillow at night. I'll try to do better this year. Pixie Promise.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Slipping away

Slipping away in the night,
Innocence gone in the dark,
The flames of passion lit,
Fire from a spark.


No one was around,
To know what we had done,
The only one who ever knew,
The elusive man in the moon.


Never a regret,
Nothing done wrong,
It wasn't long until,
You had to move on.


Now you come and go,
On the slightest of a breeze,
Whenever you're here,
It brings me to my knees.


I'm glad to have you back,
While praying that you'll stay,
Knowing that you're leaving,
A little closer every day.


Not knowing when,
You'll be at my door,
Asking for my heart again,
That I can't give to you anymore.


You're passing thru my life,
But I feel you slipping away,
There's no telling where you are,
On any given day.


Before we know it,
Time has gone by,
You're out of reach,
Neither of us knows why.


May feelings never fade,
Memories always last,
Love as deep and strongly
Passions remain intact.


Life goes on living,
'Til its written in stone,
Leaving behind the ones we love,
To face life on their own.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Amazing things

Some of the most incredible people, say amazing things. Sometimes it is unexpected and often when you need to hear it the most. What makes these things even more amazing and the people even more incredible for saying them- they usually don't think anything of it. The words just roll off their tongue without a second thought about the size of the impact they are about to make. "It's what you do in love, it's a giant leap of faith."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Or at least unchallenged. Why is it that we live in a world where personal accountability is so far down on the checklist of moral responsibilities and obligations as to be forgotten? Certainly this isn't so with all human beings, I am privileged to know many people who do not suffer from this character deficit. I am also related in some manner or another to many who do. I don't often waste time, breath, or type, with this age old question but today I am annoyed. I am almost tempted to start posting pictures of my cats and grandchildren, maybe even a signature picture of me in one of my beautifully appliqued sweatshirts. Christmas in July anyone?

I am not like Taylor Swift in that, everything I write is not generated by personally experienced angst. Believe it, or not, I am old enough to be able to look about me and draw from the experience of others, in place of, or in addition to, the drama that sometimes passes for my life.

And here I thought I was unique, in my writing style and as a person.

P.S. I do love cats, might have grandchildren, but as, I am something of a sexy beast, it is damned unlikely I would be caught dead in an appliqued sweatshirt. My point is, this is the internet and you might not know me as well as you think.

Monday, June 23, 2014

What are you?

The other day there was a discussion of religion that I was a part of. There were many aspects of what each one had as their beliefs in relation to their path that is followed and after a while, the question circulated - What are you?

When it came around for me to answer, I replied, "I'm a lot of things, but mostly I'm just me." Everyone had a chuckle over that and clearly it said, I choose not to discuss this with any of you right now. For some people, their beliefs and spirituality is personal. It might enlist a lengthy list of questions. Although it can cerfainly be a teaching moment, sometimes I just don't feel like being the teacher as I am unwillingly placed in the spotlight.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Beautiful things

"Shine on me, sunshine.
 Rain on me, rain.
 Fall softly, dewdrops.
 And cool my brow again.
 Storm, blow me from here.
 With your fiercest wind.
 Let me float across the sky.
'Til I can rest again.
 Fall gently, snowflakes.
 Cover me with white,
cold icy kisses
and let me rest tonight"


Maya Angelou. xxx

Reading this while listening to "Swimming Home" by Evanescence, a hauntingly beautiful song, that it turns out is actually about death.  To describe it in one word, is simply and truly- Beautiful. I have only ever experienced a very small number, very, very few things in life, that described in one word are just that- Beautiful.

In her last tweet on Friday, she said- "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God." What an amazing and inspiring woman.

RIP Dr. Maya Angelou
 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dark Parts

Things were said,
things were done,
Without a second thought,
you cast that stone,


Sinking deeper
Not trying to swim,
Not giving up,
Not giving in.


Can't go forward,
Can't stop, turnaround,
Welcome to the dark parts,
Now that you're underground.


You hit the bottle,
And the truth comes out,
Speaking your mind,
Leaving no room for doubt.


All of you fears,
Ghosts from the past,
Can't get away from them,
You're in their grasp.


I retreated,
I pulled back,
I'm not about to,
Get caught up in that.


Can't go forward,
Can't stop, turnaround,
Welcome to the dark parts,
Now that you're underground.


I keep my distance,
Guard my heart,
You may never make it in,
To the deepest parts.


Skeletons in the closet,
Don't open that door,
Bones will spill out,
All over the floor.


Hush keep quiet,
The Reaper's on his way,
If he slips on by,
You'll live another day.


Can't go forward,
Can't stop, turnaround,
Welcome to the dark parts,
Now that you're underground.