Thursday, July 07, 2016

Something Old

the gum drop lake
held a pea green boat
that drifted very slowly by

and if you looked very close
there's a very small bear
with a laughing wink in his eye

when you're not very old
and your dreams can still live
very close to the light
of the day

you can look very close
and that very small bear
has a smile that will light up
your way

and why does he smile
you might ask with a grin
that is coaxed from your face
by his smile

why he's smiling you see
at that other small bear
under candy canes nestling near-by

your heart may then drop
as  you notice the boat
as it makes it slow way
to the shore

and in only one blink
when you look once again
there are two little bears
on the shore

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

I was wrong
can the words make
history
disappear

I am sorry
can my sorrow
erase pain

I made a mistake
can my admission
erase the past

or remove the hole
in my
heart

Friday, June 24, 2016

Be the change
you wish to see
that slumbers deep
that makes us free

Be the heart
that beats inside 
reaching with arms
that open wide

Be the love
that pours upon
the poor, downtrodden
sad, alone

Be the one
you are within
transforming what
has never been

Be the change
and you will see
the change in you
the change in me

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Listen to the silence
you can hear
Your heartbeat
Delivering life

Touch your skin
You can feel  the rhythm
in your veins

Open your eyes
You can see
The promise of tomorrow

And You can know
Life


Sunday, May 22, 2016

"How Stereotypically White Are You" is a FB quiz.  Why am I compelled to do these things.  Okay, that's for another day.  But....

I am over 60
I am white
I am a woman
but what does it mean to be white
and
does it really matter?


October in Vermont 2007

October in Vermont 2007