Category Archives: Misunderstandings

Nothing Special

It is strange
Weird even
For a time
To have been
This point of
In your day
A bridge you
Hoped to cross
To find love
Somehow in
Conjunction’s kiss
Half of us
Wanting more
Always that
Until time
Reminds one
It is time
Now to leave
In a bleak
Contrast to
Beginnings that
Gave promise
Of never
To be left
Alone there
Center stage
Memory’s glance
Back at her
You of scenes
That you will
Never miss
Nothing special


Demanding incredulousness
When there is no warranty
Placing blame your heart’s aim
Rewarding yourself through
Humiliation of the likely
The survey constant
Flaws, errors, mistakes
Your skillful attention once
Admirable, now sits hard
On my lap needing to be
Picked up and tossed
A clawing cat hissing
In spiteful departure
No attachment no love
Simply landing without pause
Off in search of new prey



It’s over screamed for no one to hear
Goodbye, see you around, hate filled ends
Nothing stirs, silence, acceptance -yes

I fell asleep, what did you tell me
Dreamt of your touch, kissing me softly
Were you crying, just tired- come here

Hair through fingertips, nose at my ear
Why me, you, and now us, here, a pair
yours forever without banded ring

Love not easy, love not always kind
Hear me to know me; then still love me
You stir me in ways yet profound


In thinking of New Year’s resolutions and how each year is a chance that hope provides to be better and to do better, my first thought was forgiveness. If I decide to be resolute in a certain effort for the new year, then wouldn’t it benefit the effort if first one forgave all the past lapses in efforts prior to moving forward.

Initially, in my head, I thought of the awe of one forgiving another and how difficult it can be. The family who loses a child due to any number of thoughtless or unintended reasons would seem to be the most awe inspiring. But what about the smaller things that hinder our relationships with self and with others? That is what I personally plan to work on this year. Happy New Year!

Wounds not intended
Hurts causing shame
Large indiscretions
Mistakes to be tamed

Request or acceptance
Eraser of debts
Cures all resentment
Peace you will get

Promises broken
Injuries laid bare
Hurt paths forgotten
Injustices made fair

Hearts joined together
Three simple words
Say them or give them
Love’s great reward

Love Demonstrated

No one loves you
If your mother never did
She may have felt love
for you
But if she didn’t show it
How could you have known

Lacking pride and pose
In its demonstration
from birth onward
A heart struggles to
Support a soul
Lost and wandering

No one loves you
If your mother never did
They may feel love
For you
But if they don’t show it
You won’t know

Missing an anchor
On which to settle
The words I love you
Tickle a heart’s belief
Then slowly float away
Hoping for recapture