How sweet the dream that never ends?
Where love ascends and kisses dealt
are truly felt in dark of night.
How sweet the dream that never ends?
She spent half of her life wearing the same pair of shoes. When she first saw them, they were dazzling… full of promise (and promises!) Tightly laced and polished, glistening […]
The sunrise is eternal. Our measured days are not. Yet still, somehow, in this moment now I am lifted beyond mortality; baptized by this burnished dawn and set afire with daring […]
How do you keep the wind upon your face? Like love, it lightly kisses your cheek, and is swept away. She led me into a field covered with green, where […]
You cannot claim victory on the ghost of a child
You cannot gain God’s blessings through acts so vile
We had often walked upon warmer, infinite sands
Pressing our bare heels into the foaming wetness.
But one set of footprints are swept away too quickly
Swallowed by the receding tides of love.
Letting go of regrets is not some passive undertaking. Regret is a weight that anchors us in the past, rendering the future as unobtainable. Letting go takes courage and lots […]
When the sun sets, when its dying rays filters through my bedroom window I get the full brunt of this powerful star. It is beautiful and blinding. I feel its […]
All the dreams I dreamtWill vanish like the morning fogWhen at last I awaken,And something tells me that day is come. Still that final goodbye echoes fresh—Oh, how we, both […]
Her face is frost etched glass floating in the blue-black winds of the night; she illuminates footsteps hushed on decayed and dampened leaves; grieves for freshly planted souls who have […]
It all beganwith the glowing green meadows;cool, dew-moistened blades of grasssoftly pressed into the shape of a young boy’s naked feet running frivolous and joyousin the backyards of my innocence. […]
Each night within my folded dreams You come to me, or so it seemsMy heart beats then a thousand timesIn aching rhythm, in broken rhyme But when the morning sun […]
I have no thought of future love – That’s a bridge I’m not ready to cross… I need time yet to heal From the pain that I feel For the […]
Photo Credit: Jeff Jones, Photographer (image of his daughter, Valerie) Skin softly bleached like the Southern twilight freckle-kissed face ‘neath the Ozark ‘s skylight fire-red locks and curls tossed by […]
(*)Guayusa an organic herb sustainably grown in the Amazon Rainforest by Ecuadorian families only available at GUNPOWDER (http://drinkgunpowder.com) She’s not the kind of girl men see across a smoky bar and […]
We are imperceptibly bound by the common chords of our humanity; colored threads weaving a rich tapestry of shared experience. Our similitude outshines our differences, ineradicable and glistening; certain […]
Poet Lavelle Maddox Inglewood, CA As part of my commitment to bring new talent to my audience, it is with great pleasure that I feature an emerging poet, Lavelle M. […]
(Artwork by Mohammad Bin Lamin) in quiet meditation, let our consciousness guide us upon the transcendental path toward the glory of peace. peace lies inside the throbbing heart of the […]
Your love, your hate –it’s all the same thingit gathers me in the same webentangling me with empty promises.and like a lot of dreamsit made a monster at the end […]
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DELANEY “LANEY” ANN BROWN We have all been following the courageous battle of Laney and her family this past month, and are deeply saddened to learn that this precious young […]
Do you see that lantern on the mantle? Its light has shined on three generations of this family. My grandfather learned to read under the tutelage of its glow. He […]
Two things upon this changing earth can neither change nor end; the splendor of these few holiday hours, the love of friend for friend. Merry Christmas to all of you. […]
Well, it’s finally here. For those of you who have been following my work, my first book is now available on Amazon via this link: Thank you for your […]
Photo by MaggieKai I can see your soul in the dark pit of despair, my love… you have a demon lurking. Sweat drops in rivulets of panic staining your face […]
In my darkest hour, rolled up into a drunken ball upon the divan reading Plath and Poe, fantasizing about the sweet silence of death; writing angry verse raging against all […]
Do not be afraid to lose yourself in me. My hands are strong, yet gentle and, if need be, I shall carry you within the calm shadows of my love. […]
I had lived one life with my face turned from the sun, breathing icy winds and my father’s sin. He is gone now but his fingerprints remain a stain upon […]
The insidiousness of life is that it constantly presses upon you; it is unrelenting in its demands that you nurture and refine it. It evolves, with or without your consent, […]
In the youngest years, there is fear and pain. In the middle years, there is ecstasy, laughter, hope, promise. happiness, delight, pleasure, bliss, confidence, optimism, courage, faith, joy, desire, hopefulness, […]