Morning sun rises
My soul’s shade is lightened now
No rain weigh it down .
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a slow climb endured
Moments brought to attention
Mind, soul and body
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Rain is a promise
Cleansing is the hope, may it
Be to create seed
That four poster bed and me at the foot…
was the beginnings of beginnings
and the irony it took.
My Mother’s plight to come back home,
when our Father’s fights,
and opening their doors,
no one needed to sleep on the floor.
The nights we laid, kittens in bed,
me at the foot,
as they snuggled at the head.
Quilts laid busy acoss us just right,
four poster jammed,
with three quite a sight.
As we grew older and given each a bed,
I will never forget the four poster bed,
me at the foot and they at the head.
I wonder in life when all things askew
and the trials I endured
whether old or renewed.
If being at the foot of this bed
gave me the will to survive,
in keeping my head.
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at the bottom of the incline.
This sturdy force, this muscled mass,
must take upon his climb.
one I’ve known so well,
together we will climb this cliff,
the cliff from where he fell.
I tilt forward in his lead,
as he surely leads the way.Insignificant and frail I feel,
a difference of his strength and me,
the power harbored in his will,
the struggle that sets us free.
His body welcomes me,
I lean into it, shouldering me he tows.
He pulls his hoofs against the stones
his step is strong but slow.
Blending as one in determination
motion of the trial we meet,
sound of his hoofs, his labored breath,
tropical winds bring the heat.
WE finally reach this upward climb,
and once again we are still.
Silent trust, this twosome ride
from the power of his will.
I slide and leave this gallant hero,
with his challenge met.
A euphoric morning, the power of the ride,
the ride I will never forget.
Copyrighted: CMM 1996
no one cares,
if you build a castle
the whole world
slithers into the base
and calls upon the tide
to destroy it…
It is then,
you call upon the winds
to change the tides,
your fortress of
into the anchors…
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