Poetry

Forever boardwalk

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(Photo courtesy of and copyrighted by Alistair Nichol

Translucent long sea
stretching forever
and ever

shimmering with
crystal clear
pale blueness

heavenly skies
warm yellow hues
entwined with blue

and a wandering
boardwalk as far
as the horizon

it beckons me
to find the
song of my heart

ever so gently
each plank cajoles
me come forth

I step and step
seeing familiar lines
in each wood

like
kindred souls
of my past

I step and step
deep blues rising
all around

in the air
in the sea
ever closer I get

And I step and step
feeling serene peace
love awaiting at end

beckoning me to keep
coming forth
which I do

The joy rises
heart beats faster
soul sings passionately

I step and step
feeling closer to
ecstatic union

While I can’t see her
I feel her there
my beloved, waiting

for that sweet embrace
loving kiss
together forever

I step
and I step
some more

And then
I wake up and wonder
what might have been.

Trust. Faith.

The sun arrives,
poking through tall trees
as steam rises from river
and sky turns pale

Slowly and surely
precious life all around
stirs anew for another day

What can one do
emerging from darkness
but align with
this light of hope?

To let it fill your
weary heart with love
to sustain you for
another day, another life.

What can you do
but live life like
all God’s creatures,
going with the flow?

To take that hope,
turn it into faith
and to trust in the
infinite wisdom
of the universe.

No one said it was easy
but look to nature again,
see how the trees and flowers
fight their way through
dark soil towards the light?

They trust. They have faith.
They sustain themselves
on the love of nature
and the universe.

Let your heart and soul
rise not only with the sun
but also with the moon.
Rise with love
in all ways, all times.

For that is the secret
of the universe.
Just look to Mother Nature
and know in the unknowing.

Together we stand

two_trees_BO_NIELSONI see two trees
swaying
in the wind

Sometimes they
drift together,
sometimes apart

Seemingly at mercy
of the wind of
life all around

Then I look where
they stand,
firmly in earth

Solidly together,
grounded in their
deep rooted love
for one another

Together they’ll stand,
through the foundation
of their hearts…
and enduring love.

(Photo courtesy of and copyright by Bo Nielson)

Secret sanctuary

Sometimes when
my heart is weary

Sometimes when
my mind is sore

Sometimes when
I just want to frolic

You give sanctuary,
a secret church
for my soul to soar

Thank you,
dear beloved
Nature

For providing
a place of
abundant,
eternal,
unconditional
love.

Beloved, it was you

Beloved, it was you.

You were there even
when I was looking elsewhere.

You, sitting my my heart
just waiting for me,
providing sustenance
all the while.

Even when I cried,
tears flowing deeply
I didn’t see you return
each tear back in love.

It was also you,
who whispered to my heart,
each breath making it soar
in moments of bliss.

And yet, I didn’t know,
I kept looking, seeking,
trying to find you.

And there you were,
everywhere within,
between the paradox,
yet the whole.

Beloved, it was you.
All along.

World going crazy

My world’s going crazy
messages are coming
fast and furious

Great blue heron
in middle of field
comes bearing a gift

It gets close,
turns into white wolf
and wants to bond

My world’s going crazy
messages are coming
transformation and transmution

A bobcat sees me on porch,
swims across the river
to put its head in my lap

My world’s going crazy
messages are coming
animal totems bonding

Deep in the woods on a trail,
a dragon undulates in air
towards me on both sides
and I can’t get away

My world’s going crazy
messages are coming
from the east and west

I’m in a drowning car
child and lady sit frozen
somehow I rescue them
out window into sea

My world’s going crazy
messages are coming
like a flood

Boat full of kids goes by,
adults arguing and it crashes
baby flies into water
I dive in, save it, and soulful eyes ask:
“Why are people like this?”

My world’s going crazy
messages are coming
elation and deep sorrow

And what now?
I still don’t understand
But they come,
one after the other

To save humanity?
To save myself?
To transform?

My world’s going crazy
I’m being pulled
and pushed hard

Spiritually,
emotionally,
and energetically

My world’s going crazy
God can’t you just tell me
what I need to know?

The Rabbit Hole

downtherabbithole
(Image courtesy of and copyrighted by Eric Martin)

sometimes i’ll tell myself and the world
i’ve finally moved forward

then i fall back into the rabbit hole
and wonder what happened

i know i was authentic in that singular moment…

as a fell, i wondered… was it a lie?

why do i keep falling backwards,
only to claw my way back up?

maybe these rabbit holes are life’s way
of making sure i’ve moved forward truly.

i notice each time i made it back up top,
the climb was a bit shorter, a bit easier

the air, the sun, the sky, the flowers i saw again
shone with more strength than last time
as if my new world was becoming
more real, more stronger.

so now each time
i declare and i fall

i fall a little freer,
a little lighter,
a little stronger

because soon all i will have left to fall into is my soul.

Via combusta

I hear filaments
of your whispers
in my inner ear

larger than life
they sing to me
without fail

False heavens crash within
into embers of death
shooting stars violently roar
sowing seeds of new life

In the place of no thing
I am told:
The lobster will die

And dreams foretell
of via combusta,
the burning way

Yet I dance to your eternal tune
as the sky burns
because to resist would be
to die the wrong way.

(Carina Nebula image credit: NASA)
(Carina Nebula image credit: NASA)

Coffee. Together.

I see you, we smile,
exchange pleasantries
and then we sit.

Our coffees face another
next to the sugars and spices,

A duality –
you & I
sugar & spice
and our javas.

As I listen to your milky voice and
watch aromas from our cups gyrate,
I wonder what that tender, secret
spot on your neck smells like.

As I drink my coffee and caress the
richness of the beans within,
I wonder what your lips taste like.

As my fingers playfully dance
with the sugar, my eyes linger on yours.
I wonder how sweet you would feel.

As warmth of the cup permeates my hand,
I wonder how sensual your skin
would feel next to mine.

My coffee now empty,
all I can think about is
consuming you.

Check, please?
I say with warm smile
and twinkle in eye

Together we leave
hands entwined,
hearts stolen.

(Photo courtesy of and copyrighted by andavis86)

Ocean of love

I closed my eyes
and I saw you

Adrift on a vast,
deep ocean of love

Yet in your dinghy
you were separate

With worry, stress, loss
creased upon your soul

Not knowing
that all along

Your great Beloved
was right below you

Holding you aloft
and waiting for you

All you needed to do
was surrender

Dive into the
depths of the Beloved

Into the arms of
unconditional love

And the realization that
you are the ocean.