Simply Be Where You Are

Often we forget
a truth beautifully simple
yet occasionally excruciatingly difficult:
sometimes it is enough
to simply be where you are.

-Poem is my own.

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New Day

Buds bursting into brilliant bloom
decorate lush untrodden land
dew-drenched verdant blades
gloriously glisten
graced by dawn’s first rays.

Limit-defying dreams demand
new strength—challenge-cultivated
unfamiliar terrain
fearless open-heart embrace.

-Poem is my own

Galaxies and Your Eyes

Gold and diamonds dazzle
but galaxies—
—and your eyes
are infinitely more brilliant.

Cash and champagne overflow
inflated ego—
—unconditional love
floods the soul with hope.

-Poem is my own, published on 4.7.15

This poem was inspired by this NaPoWriMo prompt: “keeping to the theme of poetry’s value, Wallace Stevens famously wrote that “money is a kind of poetry.” So today, I challenge you to write about money! It could be about not having enough, having too much (a nice kind of problem to have), the smell, or feel, or sensory aspects of money. It could also just be a poem about how we decide what has value or worth.”

Dazzling Dandelions

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Weaving the Threads.”

Dandelions dance
soft seeds scatter in the breeze—
take root in hard ground.

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Shy hands carry
a beautiful bouquet
of dazzling dandelions
presenting them hopefully—
earning a starry-eyed first kiss.

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Far more enthralling
than keeping watch out
for an unlikely outfield-bound ball
endless chains of dandelions abound.

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Poem is my own, published on 3.24.15