Old Books

In a town I’ve never visited before I go exploring and walking down a quiet street I see a sign proclaiming ‘Antique Books’ In an antique store, I think examining the faded lettering the thick leadlight windows the heavy wooden shutters I am intrigued so I enter it is everything it ought to be and…

On my Lake

At sunset the small boat glides forward Parting the reeds smoothly No hurry to arrive A leisurely journey of peace The lake glows yellow-orange with the last light Water laps at the wood Splashes lightly on hands, on face Kissing healing into aching limbs Cleansing from pain, bringing forth health Trees line the shores, rustling…

Payment

I smile and am meek you imagine me weak I pretend I don’t hear every word in my ear Your heaping of scorn upon me has been born But behind my facade I’m cold and I’m hard measure for measure I’ve stored your cruel treasure and when I am ready my hand will be steady…

Yellow

Everything is yellow Fields of wheat ripening under a golden, glowing dawn Sun tipped leaves hang grimly to bare branches before finally making their descent to carpet the earth in yellow Seasons come and go but everything is yellow daffodil gold heralding spring dandelion flowers sprinkle yellow across the grass sunflowers open up brilliant gold…

Cog

They throw you out and tell you with every action and reaction that you are surplus to requirements worn out and used up turned in one moment from a boon to a burden   Then one day the great news comes Society has deigned to take you back even second-hand parts can still have use…

Cathedral

Construct the foundation carefully build on rock in order to stand thoroughly grounded in God’s promises build tall, but with precision works measured precisely as stones mortared securely with belief carve the ornaments with exquisite craftsmanship shiny conduct for all to see   That’s only half the work don’t forget inside construct the altar on…

Promises

Every time you think you’ve made it the goal posts move away yesterday you fixed it but today’s a brand new day when all your hopes and plans have somehow gone astray you cannot find dry land and all you can do is pray   You’re in charge of your life, they say but it’s…

If the Earth could speak

If the earth could speak what stories would she tell long, slow sagas of formation and reformation continents separating and joining drowning in order to rise again crusts clash along fault lines and trembles run through her pressure deep inside explodes in fiery destruction wiping the slate clean and starting anew   If the earth…

Something wonderful

The steps are uneven and could be slippery so be careful, watch your feet The rocks are so mossy must be pretty damp around here I wonder who built this stair looks like it was cut straight from the hill So cold this morning Our breath fogs in the chill air Glad for our coats…

Bliss

There’s nothing like a nice hot bath when the weather is cold but bear in mind you have to do it right   As hot as you can stand a pleasant scent, jasmine maybe, or lavender whatever makes you happy and don’t forget the bubbles   It must be done at night never during the…