Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In the Heart of Winter

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Linking with Imaginary Gardens for "The Tuesday Platform".
Hi beautiful Toads! ~ :)

Winter bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail. ~Montenegrin Proverb

Winter has a voice that is raspy

 like an old woman who has always smoked.

She sneers as you walk by
 and bad talks fall holding spring
by the throat.

  You see she is a bit of a bitch
 and has no desire to change a thing

 so keep your distance if you can
 or her cold heart will have its sting. 

But if you dare see her beauty
and venture closer to her deepest parts.

Beware, you may slip on the walkway
and break more than just your heart.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Hope is Pushing Onward

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Linking with Poetry Jam for Mary's prompt "Journey"

 Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~Grandma Moses
You could say it has been a rough road,
and that would be the truth.
I have been stuck in the mud
and gotten mud upon my boots.
I have been stranded
on the wrong side of the road,
 and had to walk onward
 unable to get a tow.
Yet in the midst of hardship
there has always been a way.
I have made it forward
even on the hardest of days.
Kindness has appeared
from every walk of life.
It has reached out it's hand
to help in the day and the night.
So no matter what lies ahead
in my journey through the years,
I have the peace of knowing
that I need not hold to fear.
For no matter what goes wrong
hope and kindness are always here.

I know this poem sounds a bit trite, but in it's essence it is the utter truth.  I could get out a violin and tell of my heartaches like a country song, and I would have a grand and somber story to share, but truly there is so much hope, redemption, and true miracles along the path that the reality is it would be an inspirational uplifting story, not a tragedy.   So I guess I could sing :

"Some trails are happy ones
Others Are blue
It's the way you ride that trail that counts
Is a happy one for you.

Happy trails to you
Until we meet again
Happy trails to you
Keep smiling until then"