She Wanted to Soar

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She said she wanted to soar

to drift on a warm summer breeze.

How could I refuse such a request?

With grown-up hands a child-like plane I did craft.

The perfect vehicle to carry her anywhere her heart desired

for paper is all that is needed to carry a dream or a spirit.

 

 

The Lion Tamer

Lion Tamer

She creates order from chaos

The master of all she surveys

Look into her eyes and you will know

She is not to be trifled with

She is fearless and focused

Neither teeth, claws nor muscle intimidate her

Your potential to harm is not her concern

She will crack her whip, and

You will jump or sit as instructed

Watch her in awe and wonder my friend

She is a tamer of life’s lions

 

Our Moonlight (A Duet with Bruisedbelly)

Our Moonlight (A Duet with Bruisedbelly)

It has been a while since bruisedbelly and I have posted individually or together.  So it is a special thing to me that she came out of “retirement” to help complete this short, spur of the moment piece.  Thank you BB.  XO

**BB is not posting much these days, but please peruse her blog and treat yourself to what she has shared of herself.

 

Deeper than words the two of Us are

Far beyond a nighttime constellation

With two lost souls, We collided in space

Colliding comets come face to face

 

To share Our moon so bright and true

Silhouetting the image in our minds  

Stay with me babe, year upon year

Heart held memories lasting forever

 

Our moon, Our stars in one shared sky

To gaze upon them, suspends time

As one moment grows into another

Our connection grows ever stronger

 

Yes, I’ll stay with you for all eternity

In fact my dear, we’ll make history

Deeper than words We certainty are

For our words are written upon the stars

 

 

Shirt Coffee (A Tanka Rant)

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Rocket science, NOT

It isn’t that difficult

“Shirt coffee”, Really?!!

Cup seam aligned with lid spout

Common sense now uncommon

Note:  Just one of my pet peeves (of which there are many).  Is it too much to expect people to THINK these days??

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know you don’t align the thick seam on the rim of the cup with the drinking spout of the lid.

New word for you:  Sphinctosity –  The degree or duration to which an individual has his/her head up their ass.  Typically evaluated on a scale of 1 – 10, henceforth referred to as the Sphinctosity Scale.

Time Peace

A duet from: bruisedbelly & nottooold2

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I rush from morning until night

But when you are in my sight

I really wish time would just stand still

It moves too fast until

Another day has passed

I am reminded my time with you won’t last

Time is on my side

Except when you are on my mind

 

For when my mind is with you

Time is smoke through an open flue

Gone before I realize

The value of its hidden prize

I despise the clock upon the wall

Its hands my will cannot forestall

Lifetimes in the blink of an eye

The soul’s own window will never lie

Time is but a human measure

Spent with you, life’s truest treasure

 

If I could stop the sands of time

Perhaps even hit rewind

Would that even be enough time

For your heart and for mine

For what We have become needs infinity

To fully capture the enormity

Of what cannot be contained

By mortal hypocrisy

 

Is time our enemy or our savior

Will it allow us moments to savor

            For in the end what do we keep              

Time to laugh and time to weep

Do we master time I pray

Or does time master us each day

 

It marches on I’ve heard it said

An unknown voice within our head

Trudging onward toward the grave

Brutal blows from rod and stave

Yet time can also heal all wounds

But sometimes takes 10,000 moons

 

In the end there is only time

All our flesh not worth a dime

Enjoy your time, laugh and sing

Your voice a joyous happy ring

**Thank you bruisedbelly for your inspiration and patience during the writing of this duet.  You always have a way of gently pushing me to write and nudging me in the most positive ways.

For the readers: If you haven’t been to her page, please click HERE and enjoy her wonderfully unique perspectives. You’ll be glad you did.

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