poetry

Words

Your words came again today

Held out my hand as they past

They wouldn’t land

~

Thought of them

Forgot to write them down

Failed to tie them up

~

They seemed like you

I smiled and paused

They have your way

I love when they come

~

Try as I might

I can’t get them to land

~

Then off, there they go

Wonder when they’ll be back

How many will come

~

I’ll be happy then

Wish they would land

So now I wait

Hmmmm

Words

 Shall – 2010/2017


Keira Knightley

Put simply…

 I find your beauty the most exquisite

That exists on the face of the planet

Or beneath for that matter

Though I’ve held witness so

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Your radiance and charming smile

Possess the warmth of every good thing

Still you advance no threat to me

Nor to any light or love near by

 ~

For my life would surely expire

Before transcending the distance

Your light travels to reach my world

 ~

My hands my heart my soul bare scars

From scratching at brilliance beyond me

 ~

My path’s worn heavy my time weary

Yet I see and appreciate the light

 Wishing

Oh God please

Let it last

Always perfect

I shall not love you

Not that I wouldn’t love to

It’s just that my wishes grow few

And tooth far too long

 ~

Still

Every time I see you

My heart feels like

It can achieve flight

Shall – 2007/2016


Butterflies in Heaven

 Bullets turn into butterflies in Heaven

So when gangsters wake up there

And try to shoot each other

Only butterflies come out

And finally they see

The senselessness of fear

And the greatness of love

Maybe that’s Heaven

But maybe it’s not

Either way

They’re stuck there

 Shall – 2017


Love thy neighbor

Think about the greatest people in your life

What do they all have in common?

They listen

They encourage

They are always happy to see you

They ask about your day

They take the time

They never seem to have problems

They don’t judge your actions

Or try to solve anything

They are always positive

They are always there

And you are drawn to them

That’s because a life of faith

Is a life of servitude

Everyone has problems

Everyone…

 ~

Great people

Are not driven by their troubles

What motivates them

Is being there for others

Being there for you

And calming your fears

 ~

That’s true greatness

There is potential for greatness

In all of us

 Shall – 2016


Secret to happiness

The natural law of the jungle is every man for himself with a focus on self…

 I need, I desire, I want. I did, I got, I don’t have. I should have, I am entitled to, it’s mine!

 My faults, my weight, my body, my looks, my wealth, my phone, my friends, my image, my pride, my things, my troubles, myself, my, my, my.

 There is no bitter person who doesn’t covet life through their own reflection. I lack, begins with I.

 There is no gracious person depressed for lack of someone to help. There’s no shortage of need. A parent’s first thought in a car accident is their child.

 I find that the less time I spend thinking about me the richer my life becomes. Time is better spent.

 Bitterness steals your life your looks your health and leads to discontent. It serves no other purpose. We can’t control life but we can control how we receive it.

 So maybe natural law is wrong.

Try this law…

 [ infinity – πr2 = happiness ]

 ‘It’s the area outside the circle.’

 Let's call it the 'shall law'.

 There’s a crazy wonderful life out there, that begins just outside of you.

  Shall - 2017


Change and strength

 Do you cry for the end of a chapter

Or for fear of the next one to come

 Or do you exalt in the promise

Only tomorrow can bring

And what if you fall

What if

 ~

Look around you

 The strongest people

Have fallen the hardest

And gotten up

 They get it

 ~

Assess your path

Distinguish what works

Discard what fails

~

 Embrace your stride

The quickest path forward

Holds the fewest steps back

~

 You can’t embrace your future

If your arms are filled with the past

Put down regret

And pick up tomorrow

  Shall – 2016


To the girl who chased me

 Saturday night

You pulled over

East Jump Off Joe

 ~

Saw you at the gas pumps

Peering out through reckless hair

You were looking too

Out through the glass

I saw you

You were fine

Too young I thought

Best let it go

 ~

Then you were gone

Nice, but good riddance

Of course then I turned off

And there you were

Icy roads

I couldn’t let you catch me

Spoil the fun

 ~

What do you think you know

Angel Flats?

I wasn’t going home

You couldn’t know

 ~

We sought the same I suspect

Love that lives for fire

Perilous danger

Matter and antimatter

A new sun a new dawn

Creation

 ~

It’s not real you know

It‘s why I’ve come not to expect

Not to imagine or want

Perhaps hold for a moment

~

Tonight you were my smile

~

It felt nice to be sought again

Worthy of pursuit again

You made love good again

 Tonight you made me feel

 Shall – 2017