Wednesday, December 25, 2013

a broken heart...

this is not
the christmas
post i had
nor did i expect
my holiday eves
to be filled
with sorrow
followed by
eye opening
 and jaw dropping
learned from hours of research
this precious baby
the granddaughter
of a woman
i worked with years ago
our sons hanging out
together when we
needed to take them
with us
is celebrating her
first christmas
without her daddy
he died
a few nights ago
just days after
this gorgeous photo
was taken
it is real
it is frightening
and it is
a very huge problem
in our community
this beautiful blue eyed
is not the only
daughter waking up
 this christmas morn
in a very short
amount of time
i've learned of
young men
that i have known
good decent families
with one thing
in common
we need to wake up
reach out
stop being in denial
before it is to late
our prayers
go out to the women
who are now
as they try to cope
with an empty
a broken heart
and a story
they will one
day have to share
with their
to the families
who are heartbroken
have guilt
are asking
they could not do more
how do we help
we must stop
what so many
 police departments are
declaring an
we must
it is killing
too many

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

snowy splendor

there's just
about a...

...freshly fallen snow
that brings peace
to my existence
and when it
at just the right
late in the quiet
of evening
in front of
a window full
of kate spain
christmas quilts
my heart
becomes full
of holiday spirit

Monday, December 2, 2013

forward with hope...

life has a way
of throwing

in our path
they are tiny pebbles
sometimes boulders
often people
 the necessary part
of living
and growing
and learning
is knowing that
no matter what
one must
keep moving
with hope
for a brighter
the haters are going
to hate
the bullies are going
to bully
the jealous types
are going to
try to cut your legs
out from under you
the insecure ones
are going to
create drama
keep moving forward
with hope
just believe
in yourself