Petal-covered Pout

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Skin left bitten by the boisterous, blustery day
her pretty cheeks pricked and left delicately raw,
the phantom wind left crimson upon her cheeks and lips

warmth crept in, set in
upon entering the sanctuary of her favorite spot
swirling the long robe up and out into the expanse of space within

she placed herself inside its embrace
slipped down into the hug of her most beloved chair
curled up, like a spotted cat, and wrote

with pen pressed to her petal-covered pout,
she lost herself in the tease of his smile
how long she had yearned to touch her lips to his
the waiting, the wonder, and now

only writing, only lines on the page
through the ink dotted on each piece,
she could put herself there with him

and for now,
this would suffice
to be enough

“Rumpus of Love”

couple-1329349_1920peer in,
peer out,
what is there?

is it you? tell me where;

sit and stay—
stay awhile.
tell me stories;
walk the mile

your eyes are warm—
they draw me near
hold me close;
be mine, sweet dear—

cotton candy clouds above
wispy, dreamy,
they’re in love

just those two,
right in our grasp
their love, like ours,
will never lapse!

oh, dreamboat!
you speed my heart;
it’s full of joy,
not torn apart

stitch by stitch,
you’ve sewn it new,
whole inside
without pure rue—

fancy, fancy
your eyes meet mine;
our souls forever
intertwine

and so it is
you now with me
our spirits reckless,
raging seas

a wave, a toss,
sweet love, we dance;
the perfect moon,
entrancing glance

i love you so!
you love me back
joyous romp
sweet attack!

buzz buzz by, firefly
your love for me
won’t be denied

and now, the night
is fully drawn;
hold me near
until the dawn.

the place

 

road_dreamin my heart
there is a place
that dreams
i hold it there
so tightly
i never waver—
in the times
i feel weak
i cling to it
i cling to the place
where my dreams
still
have life
i inhale,
breathe that place deep
into my lungs
i let it permeate my every pore
swell heavy in my spirit
bring joy into my heavy heart
thump
thump
pulse
pulse
surging
spirit, soul, collide
my dream comes alive once more

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“Warmth”

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The warm southern breeze lifted
her hair straight to the sky
Her freckled nose cringed
as she let out a satisfying shriek
She could hear the waves crash below
The salt air pervaded and
Stepping nearer the cliff,
she looked down upon the couple
there on the beach;
their bodies tangled together in a mess
of sea and flesh
Love lifted up to her and
she sensed what they had
She longed for that—
to have that moment of
stolen embraces
sand and sweat
warm rays of sun
that wind whirled around her once more
just enough to bring her back;
she looked up to the heavens
and praised Him for this wondrous moment in time

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“My Faith Will Abide”

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In the stillness,
I think all things
I wonder and hope;
I believe that, the path,
once I choose,
will lead me right where
I need to be
Yet—
I am fearful.
They say to just “decide.”
Decide to move on
Forward.
Ahead.
Towards.
Never stop.
I am still afraid.
Yet—
My heart beats so loud
Like a drum erupting inside my chest
My ribs, they push out forward
Nearly to the point of breaking
All to allow room for the
fullness.
Thump. Thump.
Move.
Decide.
Choose.
And so I do.
The fear will subside.
My faith will abide.

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Made Just for Me

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Swirling inside my heart

I find that there is a love so true for you

You-the one I have yet to meet

I dream of you and how God perfected you just for me

Here I am still toiling away

Wondering where I fit in this world

I wonder where you are in this huge

Expanse of space

And are you too thinking of me—

I ponder on

The craftsmanship of God’s hands, the time

He took when artfully He

Created the beauty that is your soul

I am still being molded and shaped

I am so imperfect

Yet I long for the day when God will

Bring your heart close to mine

Oh that I could love you

That I could finally look upon the eyes of the one

God made just for me

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“Soar”

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After much wandering,

I stopped briefly and looked up.

I realized I had not done that in quite some time.

The “looking up.”

Instead- I wandered aimlessly, always searching,

and

the search was

fruitless. void. insignificant,

and at times, damaging.

I digress.

In that moment, above it all-

I caught sight of the most beautiful vision

Midflight- a creature spread its wide, strong wings

Beak high in the air, soaring above, below and between

All the while-

Wandering with intention, with fierce and bold courage

“This is me world”- she mused. “Look at my bad ass wings.

I soar high as shit. You can’t touch this.”

I’m never gonna wander without purpose.

Never gonna not stop to look up and look around and see all the beauty that surrounds me,

I’m never not gonna be like this bird. I’m a badass too, and I’m gonna soar bitches.

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“Solace”

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When the sun is setting low,

I find my solace there

wrapped in the cloak

of the cool night air

I pull my thoughts in,

and find a place to rest

near the wooded spot

just below the peaking crest

The clouds dance above me;

my arms outstretched to touch

your spirit there beside me

how I love it all so much

My eyes are feeling heavy,

but my soul is full of joy

This peace I feel within me,

no man could dare destroy

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“nature’s muse”

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and when she laughed
she always a cried a little too
tears slid slowly down
the cheeks of her innocent face
her bags, again, were packed
though there was nowhere she could go
loneliness still sent her reeling
and the stars above all watched her
as she ran so far away
the bags left behind upon
the doorstep
“where did she leave to?”
they all would say
every day they would look out upon the wooded lake
watch to see a glimpse of her
she would never be there again
her heart led her home
nature rooted so deeply within her spirit
she was never meant to be here long
her time was up