The World in Which I Live

Musings from my life – poetry and prose

I decided to restart this practice, since it feeds my creative needs a bit, and I really want to get back on track to writing each day.

The force of the winds
My house creaks and shutters slam
Inside, I am warm

The rain hasn't come
The sky and earth are still dry
Tumbleweeds blow in the wind

Community care
All boats rise with rising tide
We are not alone

(Birthday Haiku)
They say that your age
is nothing but a number
I'm forever young

The rain is falling 
The sky is a dusky gray
The sun shines inside
Loving you was easy
with you a million miles away
Loving you was easy 
never near me long enough to stray
Loving you was easy
only moments, we weren't at arm's length
Loving you was easy
In your arms, I only felt your strength
Loving you was easy
I never had to show you all my fears
Loving you was easy
you never saw me shed my tears
Loving you was easy
You never really knew me well
Loving you was easy
That's the story, I'll continue to tell

Weeks go by without a thought of you, 
but today is not that day
Songs we never heard together 
bring you to the top of my mind

Tears well up before I can even know 
they are tears for you
then it hits me so hard
that today I will think of you

Years gone since I last heard your voice,
but today it rings in my ears
Not the anger, but the love
haunted by the gift that I let go

An eternity has past since I last held you
I'll hold you again no more
the memory haunts me still
and I still long for your touch
 
Tears well up before I can even know 
they are tears for you
then it hits me so hard
that today I will think of you