A present of presence ~ #Tanka #Poem

When I find myself
Lost in your admiration
My doubts disappear

Fading into the background
A lifetime of assurance

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Moving Forward ~ #Poem


Sometimes you have to start over
To appreciate what you once had
In order to get everything back
While learning to move boulders

Resist temptations of let’s pretend
Sweep expectations under the rug
Stuff fears in the closet with a shove
Organize thoughts into neat little bins

Although they’re my burdens to carry
I’d rather leave em dead and buried
To deal with hauntings over my shoulder
As a soldier, constantly moving forward

Never really looking ahead, nor back
Caught by surprise, at the time of attack
Fighting the panic cause I’ll handle it
With support & dedication that never quits

Heartbreaking 💔 #Poem

Strange, it’s literally aching
This heart that’s breaking
The pressure on my chest
Barely lets me catch a breath

This thick lump in my throat
Won’t go, as eyes overflow
It feels worse than death
Not knowing what to expect

I haven’t given you up yet
There’s still a few more tests
As I wallow painstakingly
Before the decision-making

With exuberance


Your everyday life
might not be paradise, and
that’s alright

When you come to realize
it may never be perfect, but
it’s always worth it

Enjoy the simple pleasures
protect your treasures, so
they last forever

~~~

Sunrises and sunsets
never have any regrets, which
we tend to forget

Stay snug as a bug
in the warmth of a hug that
radiates pure love

Sing and dance
Like it’s your second chance
by circumstance

Icebox


Once again
I find myself standing
Looking in to admire
Her inner beauty
Illuminating everything
That’s classically hidden
Behind a sturdy exterior
Made of steel

I begin to reflect
On polished effects
Side-by-side, sinking
Counter-depth
As temperatures rise
She remains cool
As a cucumber inside
Protecting my food

 

…and then there’s mine ❤️ Full of everyday condiments you gotta have.