When It Involves the Heart

A Heartbeat for the Heart

A Heartbeat for the Heart

“I’ve been reading the poems. And, realize that they are an invitation to become submersed in a purpose as part of a greater vision. Never ending with their own rhythms. So, the reading becomes more of a heartbeat for the heart?”

My vision for you is not what you see

The vision is clear but only to me

When I read what you wrote I feel content

That the time that I write was time well spent

For much of this writing, the brain to depart

Because the writing is really a heartbeat for the heart

A Little Kindness

A Little Kindness

The kindness of a willing heart is sometimes just profound
When we encounter someone’s heart, it makes a certain sound

As the sound comes rushing in, to our ear’s delight
What we hear builds feeling within, sometimes as inner sight

Meander along, oh heart of mind, and fix your troubled soul
Look for kindness everywhere, removing the blocks that stole

They steal the bliss if we let them, only we can let it go
So, onward into happiness, let kindness willingly flow

And, If I’m Thinking

And, If I’m Thinking

Sometimes I sit and wonder 
Why I ever started to write 
But, then I remember that 
My brain cannot stop, in spite 

In spite of naps or sleep 
It continues to work the day 
Buzzing and thinking and creating 
Without me, a word to say 

I say this and then, that
And, maybe even the other
But, really it is my mind
That continues on to discover

The discovery of the connection
Of the mind and the heart and the soul
And, how they all work together
To create an unbelievable goal

So, look not to the darkness
It has no where to go
Look to the brightest of lightness
That which inspires us so.

As Friends Do

As Friends Do

You are my friend
To the bitter end
I knew what I said was true
Your heart filled with fun
Enjoying the sun
This certainly was the first clue

As life leads us down
A path with no crown
We think we know what to do
Other times we are lost
Sometimes it does cost
So, we look for a sky of blue

We hope and dream
That things will seem
To be just as before
We cannot predict
Or mark with a stick
As we know not what is in store

We spend time together
As birds of a feather
We continue to look for more
And, then in the end
We can comprehend
That good will even the score

So keep your heart beating
The feeling often fleeting
Keep love the look on your face
The face will shine
And we will be fine
Knowing we’ve had a good race

We have each other’s back
For the things that we lack
We keep it as part of our space
We continue on
Knowing we belong
To each other in our perfect place

A Mother’s Thought

A Mother’s Thought

“I love my kids,” said the mother, though no one was around
From afar I watched her tears fall,
she wasn’t making a sound

“It all goes too fast. They are here and then gone.”
“I want to be the elf on the shelf so I learn to be strong.”

So, I walked over to her and asked her to speak
The story as she saw it, I hoped she wasn’t meek

She agreed and began saying it had been a shock
To have a baby so soon in her happy state of wedlock

The sweet baby was healthy, and cried when born 
So tiny and cute so easy to adorn

She did her best to raise her child so dear
Often making choices just out of fear

For the safety of the child, it always came first
She was so very proud, she thought she would burst

But, then, came the day that fate would end
As her child made a choice not one of pretend

Her child left her life in the blink of an eye
A drunk driver the cause, the driver didn’t cry

As she looked at me, I saw her heart was broken
There was nothing to say so nothing was spoken

I only knew that when the time had come
The choice was made without a rule of thumb

The mother was left to continue her life
And, in her heart, would consistently be strife

There is no cure for the loss of a child
The heart will always ache and feel defiled

I thanked her for her story, slowly I walked away
I really didn’t know what I could say

I knew I couldn’t help her to resolve her pain
I hoped she would find peace in her beautiful brain

So, I asked that the angels be with her instead
To keep her mind and heart safe, away from the dread