Archive for ‘Elizabeth’

September 1, 2014

Change of season

by forgingpaths

Quickly the cold comes
Winter snow is here so soon
I lay here alone.

Quickly the ache comes
I pull blankets all around
The white snow falling.

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February 18, 2014

Self work

by forgingpaths

From the deep
shadows can lurk
Buried Strength
also comes from there
Scary stuff
strong and bold
Challenge can welcome either in.

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November 13, 2013

The cat is snoring

by forgingpaths

The children are lost in a world I have no passport to
The cars pass outside, forever going on and on
I lay awake barely moving
Preserving this moment in time.
My eyes fall to the window
The glass is frosted and cold

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November 13, 2013

Today

by forgingpaths

Today comes again
The beauty of day breaking
The alarm buzzes

October 19, 2013

In the Park

by forgingpaths

He sits
On a bench
In the park
In fall

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October 4, 2013

Homecoming (Tetractys)

by forgingpaths

You
Came home
Running fast
You almost missed
Me Standing here
With arms wide
the best
Part

October 4, 2013

Day 12,775

by forgingpaths

There is a hole of warmth
Left in the bed by you
My arms are only met by
The Emptiness

The tv is on downstairs
And the children are eating cereal
I know I must rise and face my day of
The Emptiness

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October 4, 2013

Success

by forgingpaths

The finish line
Sits empty and alone
No medal claimed
No queen enthroned
She sees the need
But not the success
Forever saddened
She’s not the best
The victory song
Rings out unheard
Her victory speech-
Not a word.
She making lists
And making demands
Her life’s not lived-
It’s planned

September 13, 2013

Autumn

by forgingpaths

The warmth of the sun
That filled me all day
Is sinking behind
the cold blue hills

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September 2, 2013

4:30

by forgingpaths

It’s 4:30 in the morning
The alarm is going off next door
The people across the street are up with the baby
I am wondering what noises they hear from this house
Music being made
Laughter

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August 4, 2013

Dance with me

by forgingpaths

I want you to see me honestly
and still love the awful parts
I want you to know what sets me off
and diffuse it before it starts
I want to scamper playfully
a companion by my side
sometimes with me leading
and others, you as guide
I want to know you fully
and forgive your faults with grace

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August 4, 2013

For my boy who always cooks for me

by forgingpaths

Cutting garlic for the stew
words rushing through my head
thoughts of nights and time with you.

The garlic sizzles in the pan
Olive oil getting hot
feeling you pressed against my back
Sensing you there, even when your not

Carrots now and onions too
Celery, potatoes, and the spice
Anticipation of your arms
And your neck that smells so nice.

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August 1, 2013

The Artist

by forgingpaths

We hold tight to our Art

as if these pieces of ourselves

are peeled from our very flesh.

Scabs of memories,creation,relation and death,

rebirth-

What is it worth?

To ourselves? Others? The greater good?

It holds intrinsic value,or should.

Does an other’s gaze give it, or ourselves validity?

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May 11, 2013

The sounds of life

by forgingpaths

The sounds of life
A car, laughter, dripping rain
Seems strange
How does life just keep on continuing?
No one knows, and It’s not personal.

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May 9, 2013

Widows Walk (nonet)

by forgingpaths

Widows walk,she wanders for hours

pacing    pacing    pacing    pacing

Collecting thoughts, and flowers

her mind always racing.

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May 9, 2013

bye bye Daddy: Haiku.

by forgingpaths

On the day he died,
there was grieving,the next day-
She mopped the kitchen.

April 21, 2013

(A Pantoum)

by forgingpaths

What else is there, but here, now?
We live trapped within
confines, binding our vision,
the days beauty obscured.

We live trapped within
systems and protocol and expectations-
confines, binding our vision.
Who we are determined by the tapestry.

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April 6, 2013

Welcome Home (Haiku)

by forgingpaths

The house was dirty
We cleaned it for your coming
Space for you to die.

March 20, 2013

Little One

by forgingpaths

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I awaited your first steps
I looked forward to the day
I’m sad that I didn’t realize
It was then you walked away.

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March 16, 2013

Before the Last Sleep

by forgingpaths

As you lay dying we all hold our breath
as if death
could be held at bay
but my friend not today.
As you sit in your chair
we stare
into the nothingness that is your future.

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March 15, 2013

A Hurried Life

by forgingpaths

The rains come quickly

Worms rush to find higher ground

Drowning in their haste

December 3, 2012

What is

by forgingpaths

What is love?

But a kiss or a look

What is hate?

But an action someone mistook

What is friendship?

but a harbor for tears

What is anger?

but misplaced fears

November 15, 2012

Ramblin’ (song)

by forgingpaths

I’m ramblin’ round this big old house
The cold from outside seeping through
I  ache for you and fires so warm
And nights with nothing to do

Chorus:
Walk away but keep walkin’
Walk right back round to here
Walk away but keep walkin’
Always,forever, my dear.

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November 15, 2012

waiting

by forgingpaths

( 1)
There are footsteps echoing overhead
Muffled voices talking low
I can not tell what is said
I can not say I care though.

(2)
Thoughts drift about with no anchor hold
Feelings wash over then pass
Like memories of winters cold
Or the smell of cut grass

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October 9, 2012

Some days

by forgingpaths

 

Sitting here on the back porch,
Waiting for you to come home.
Got a card yesterday
Be amazed how the kids have grown.

The sun set tonight’s real pretty,
The guitar is down to play,
I’ll sing a few of the old songs,
It’s the only way I’ll pray.

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October 8, 2012

Apples

by forgingpaths
By forgingpaths

i can still hear the crickets chirping and frogs throaty rumbles,

but something in the cool stillness of the air tonight

gives weight to the anticipation of tomorrow-

summer is slowly slipping to a close.

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October 8, 2012

Horizon

by forgingpaths

September 18, 2012

Peach

by forgingpaths

She stood upon the chair
Trying hard to reach
Taking greatest care
For the ripest, juicy peach.

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