Morning sun rises
My soul’s shade is lightened now
No rain weigh it down .
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It is 3:00 a.m.
My hands cupped
Snuggly around my
The flicker of the fire
Reflects my feelings
As if it is catching
Pain with every spark.
The rhythm of my heart
Beats just enough to get
My attention that I am real.
I miss people who have passed,
the little furry friend I have lost
and Grandma’s home.
I cannot rewind time,
Or reset the clock of yesterday
Or recreate people who cause pain.
Sitting here this morning in
Solitude and still darkness
I am reminded of the truth.
I am present in the early morning,
I am grateful for found peace,
I look to the heavens always.
Copyright: CMM 2019
I lost my friend under the rain
She and I use to run when we were young
We spoke of sweet hearts and dreams
sports and basketball
We shared french fries
Dr. Pepper and coke floats
She held the record for broad jump
and I was a forward
There were always tomorrows,
until I lost my friend in the rain.
She let go one day in the rain,
it was suicide…
Copyrighted: February 2018 CMM
If I wrote among the willows would the earth receive my tears ?
Would the roots gather moisture and return the pain of years ?
If I dry my tears with ashes and wipe my anguish with moss,
would the day seem less melancholy and the passing less a loss ?
Be with me a moment and I will gather in the rain
All the earth of my humanity and the lightening of my pain …
copyrighted: CMM 2014