An Alternate Reality

Posts tagged ‘Life Lessons’

Taking My Lumps

I feel like a lump of cheese
shapeless and soft
ready to melt
at the slightest rise in temperature.

I feel like a lump of coal
not pressed hard enough
to create a diamond
but only enough to start a fire.

I feel like a lump of dry clay
so much potential
wasted by
disuse and apathy.

What kind of yeast do I need
to add to this lump of dough
to make it
rise again?

A Winter Thought

The slippery ice
makes me tiptoe
nervously through life.
I need better boots.

Too Long Away


I have been too long away
            from writing my poetry
            from a visit with my family
            from the joy of my music
            from quiet walks in the woods.

I have been too long away
            with no one to blame but myself
            distracted by too many pointless things
            worrying too much about things I can’t change
            forgetting to just be here

I have been too long away
            and it’s time to decide
            what I really want
            before I find myself
            too long away from life itself.

Autumn Musings

As autumn arrives
and the leaves begin to fall
I think of all my leaves
that need to be shed.

Some easily flit away.
Some are stuck fast.

And I wonder why,
why does so much change,
why is this time of life so hard,
why am I here at all?

Spring is the time for hope.
Summer is the time for growth.
Winter is the time for rest.
But, Autumn is the time for musings.

Perspective


When even the rainbow colors are merely shades of gray,
I know it is only my dark glasses.

The Valley of Despair


Lost
in a twilight world
where memories and reality overlay,
 
I walk in a fog of pointlessness
uncaring where I go
or what I do.
 
Mountains loom on either side
and close up behind me as I go,
forcing me forward, ever forward.
 
But to where?
Why?
What does it matter?
 
Still, I go.

The Hope of Hope





How does that Paul Simon song go?
“When you’re weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all.”
 
That is hope
for a better day.
 
But, when no one is there
to dry your tears,
and no one notices
how weary you are,
 
then all you are left with
is the hope of hope.