The Cloak of Madness

Under the cloak of madness, I fall

Asleep to awaken 

In a dream where 

Like a thief in the night

You’ve taken my heart 

Leaving me breathless 

And dazed, wondering why

all I hear is your voice

I have no choice

Can you feel it too?

How much I want you

Repeating your name 

Going insane.  

Under cover, I hide.

Sighing, lying to myself

That it’s not true.

How much I love you 

That I’m deluded 

Lost in a dream

Searching for you 

Under a blanket of stars

Moonlight casts a shadow 

On the dancer, lost

In the rhythm of life, I fall

Under the cloak of madness.

The Looking Glass

I’m sorry you are hurting

Believe me when I say

I know how it feels to hurt,

To experience, to feel deeply,

To feel cut to the bone

By words intended to help

Sometimes, the pain is so raw,

flesh torn, a heart shattered,

By circumstance, that the dance

Of life is merely a twinkle

From a distant star

That cannot wound you

Further, slipping into silence

In a world consumed by violence

Time after time

I’d hear the words…

“I just want the old you back.”

but that is not who I am,

now, I am more than before.

Made stronger, made wiser,

Built different with every trial,

every tribulation, every tear.

Each winter and summer,

Every autumn and spring

Re-writing the story

Only living can bring.

Every season will come again,

No matter how much I or we

Wish they would stay at bay.

I cried, so many tears,

At times, I wrote rhymes.

I sang in my head and aloud

Of the things I could feel

When my lips were sealed.

A world where at times I feared

People being too near,

Too close for comfort.

I found peace, time to heal.

In solitude, I sought sanctuary

the arms of angels held me,

carried me through, back to you

when the time was right

for the end of night.

When I had overcome

the depths, the winters, the fires,

shattered dreams reborn

no longer forlorn.

Too tired to repeat the cycles

Of people listening

But not hearing.

To explain, the rain

Over and over again.

As I fell asleep in my bed,

I bent my head,

To pray, the next day

Would be easer to bare.

To find my way there,

Back to the heart

Without tipping the apple cart.

I knew I had to be true,

To me, or I’d have slipped away

Long ago and along the way

Of being me, I was understood

By those who could see,

I can be nothing less than me.

With my heart brave and bold,

my love of songs, new and old.  

That in every dance,

I dream of romance,

Of love, of freedom.

Mind entranced

by the harmony of life.

Even in strife,

blessings to be found

as I looked around

They are part of me

As I am of you

I never stopped loving

With all my heart

Even when we were apart.

I tried my best at every turn,

Even when it burned.

Please forgive me,

Try to understand,

To hear, I have always

Wanted you near.

A raw wound is messy

And easy to tear,

And all I was doing

Was of myself, taking care.

I’ve come through it all

I’m a tower of strength.

And I appreciate you’d

Go to any lengths

The old me is gone now,

but I can still be your best friend.

This is a new beginning, not the end.

A woman with passion

And love in her heart.

My mission is clear

To treasure this world

And all I hold dear.

To care for the future,

As I have for the past

To always love the person

I found in the looking glass.

Every Day

Every day, I love you more,

Every night, I need you more.

Falling deeper and deeper for your charms.

Feeling held, though not yet in your arms.

Wishing more desperately, every day

to be there beside you, caressing you

with words, dripping sweet honey

into your heart.

Lips touch, gently, softly,

exploring, delving deeper

as the mystery begins to unravel.

Loving you, loving me.

Seeing you, see me.

Touching your heart

even while apart.

Together facing every day.

Even when you’re far away.

Your beauty astounds me,

your perfection confounds me.

Every move you make inspires,

sets me on fire, my soul burning  

in ways I’ve never known before.

Each kiss divine, the stars aligned

to make you mine and every day,

in every way, I will try my best

to be all of me with you,

if you be all of you, with me.

With so much love for you,

I dream of the day we say, I do.

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Chill, you tell me.

You know how I feel..

Arctic water flows, eyes glow.

On fire, burning desire.

Aflame with love,

That fits like a glove.

Voices talking

Electricity shocking.

Volcanic eruptions,

Monumental disruptions.

Psyche, I find,

Exploding my mind

Eros fires his dart

Straight into my heart

Deluded fancies

Shadow dances

All over the place

A smile on my face

Drowning in floods,

Falling in mud

On my face

A disgrace

Primal screams

Prophetic dreams

Promises broken

Still smokin’

Runaway sanity

Exposing vanity

I wait and wait

In the hands of fate,

Blinded, I see

Signs of you and me

How did I miss,

This plot twist?

I stop to look

in the book

Words revealed

Destiny sealed

Lovers and friends

‘Til the end.

Someone Like You

A futile fantasy

or a grand design

To attempt to define

the undefinable,

To confine in words

The unconfinable.

An impossible dream,

It seems, to stream.

Into alphabetic reality

Without banality

And with originality

Letters posted to

Someone like you

Of a love so true.

I search my mind

Frantically to find

Something to enshrine,

to capture, to symbolise,

how my heart harmonises

as finally I recognise,

what you mean to me. 

This stranger,

I’ve yet to meet.

Eye to eye,

to look, to see.

Is this real

or just a fantasy?

The Unexplored Depths

Trembling

in anticipation

of the words

Weaving

lyrically

through the air

Filling

the space

between us

gently landing

like butterfly

kisses.

Touching

the unexplored

depths

Savouring

this mystical

moment.

Velvet raindrops

Dripping

Bringing

me to the edge

of sanity

Becoming

entranced,

dancing now

Searching

deeper

and deeper.

Probing

my desire

for more

Strumming

harmonic

rhythms.

Erupting

in thanks

and praise

Blessing

this moment

and all it holds

Singing

another song

and another

Playing

on and on

and on

Sunny Side Up

When the Pink Moon rose

And the world turned

Sunny side up,

the songbirds sang louder,

calling me at night

and serenading the day

A celebration of life,

An expression of joy,

Of nature,

a call of the wild.

To listen, to breathe,

To love, to rejoice, to sing,

To stop and appreciate

The simple things.

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Athena

Athena is home

The temple alight

old structures in dust

at her feet. She raises

her head to the sky,

in thanks. She calls

the artists, the singers,

the peacemakers, the poets.

Come out to play,

it’s our time now

Sing, dance, rejoice

Warm your face

in the rays of the sun

Breathe deep, deeper,

And, deeper still.

Awaken

all of your senses

Let them lift you

higher and higher

and follow your heart

All the way

to Paradise.

The Game Changer

When the insurrection is in the mind, it can never be quelled.
When the resurrection is in the heart, love flows eternal.
When compassion is in the words, healing springs forth
When the revolution is in the actions the game changes forever…

  

A Prayer for Peace

Love forever holds the key

 

I should have listened to my heart, not my insecurities.

There is no such thing as too much love or knowledge.

Everything grows with love.

Humans will know the truth.

The Revelations have to play out.

May love and peace guide our way.  

As above, so below

Awaken oh world!

Thank you for the good you have given me

Perfect love casts out all fear,  

I guess it’s time to move forward

It is a future of ascension you are creating

What you don’t believe me?

To understand the planets is to understand the world

Imbolc the Crown of Creation

May you have courage

You can feel love in the air around you

You will be marvelous

Heaven forever

It’s a miracle that you are here at all, don’t you think?

I love when people are good to each other

Within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages

Nobody can grant you honour but yourself

Make a wonderful wish magnify

Let’s be positive to get a positive result

Love above all through will

Synchronise and harmonise

Heart of Wisdom

Heavenly people

The secret pathway

Love forever holds the key

Everything is a reflection of our consciousness

The story of Life on Planet Earth from Beginning to End

If you are reading this then I am with you

Everything is sacred, even the lessons

Turn on your love light and let it shine wherever you go. 

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