Month: February 2015

The Fear Knot

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You must let go of this world

Your children

Your dreams

The fear of losing

The fear of not being

Everything you own

Your sandcastles

Your stones

It may be the only way to live

Look at all the things which you are

Surrounded by and think

Could I leave it all?

Just leave

I have unfinished books and afghans

Pictures to print stories to write

Candles to burn against the darkening sky

Camping under blankets

Playing board games

Seeing the light pop into their eyes!

And I think

I don’t want to ever leave

There will be a time when letters become

Much harder to read

Friendships harder to make and to keep

More time to oneself

One’s mind soothingly

Rocking the chime of passed memories

And I think

I must untie my clutch from the dying

Must extricate my tightened heart

And high-strung feet

Remove this rope

Stop over thinking

It may be

The only way

To live

2/28/15

  Clburdett

 

Sundowner

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I woke up before the speed of light could

release me

and my thoughts were half asleep

music in my mind playing

the music stopped when I opened my eyes

and that peaceful moment between

sleep and reality

lent breath and I realized

I failed my dreams

a whole life was spent

running, frustrated

hiding behind the bushes

naked

the day was spent with friends

and family no longer alive

the day was spent climbing roof tops

landing on my feet

and flying

The day went down with the sun

unopened boxes of dreams were fading

while looking around I saw

the night trespassing

as the last rays of light were withering

like a fragile mortal

and I am trapped in a world

where small boats can’t survive

the torment of a vast emotional ocean

where I no longer have lives to spare

no family all in one room laughing

no high peaks, acrobatics, cloud hopping

timeless cells tracing in and out

of a wild open territory

and of a tamed bound beast

to a horizon let down,

bereaved

 

Free Sol

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There still the sun

None so ever equaled

All is measured from

Light rays and speeds and

Galaxies intermingling

Just a small measurement brings

In the whole universe

Just a small sample of dust

Tells us about life

There still the sun

When you are losing, tiring, weeping

It is on a fight-path for us and holding

There is no way off this earth

You may feel life is moving faster than you

But breathing stands against 1 in 100,000,000 odds

If we don’t do anything today

We are still creating

Life still exists

Force is in stillness

Radiating stillness

In a vast vacuum of a never-ending dream

92 million miles away!

Bathing in the rays of exploration

And love