Month: June 2017

Not Stealing, But Being Inspired By Dylan Thomas

               A lovely sunset on my trip out to Two Hills, Alberta to visit a friend.

 

Let the Light Guide and Strengthen You

 

I say softly now you can’t rely on emotions

Or greed or pity or any deadly sin

But you can find strength as vast and deep as the oceans

When you let your spirit grow strong from within

 

The spirit that guides me through the darkness

Is the hope that keeps me warm cold winter nights

Never hope to face the world when you are lonesome

Because each soul on Earth gives us strength in different ways

 

I thought the best thing for me was hiding

To live far away from angry, judgemental eyes

But the spirit that guides me through the darkness

Helped me to age like wine, grow old and wise

 

Just like an energy that surrounds us all and binds us

The spirit kept me going in the here and now

And as I opened up and allowed others to love me

I found the courage to use the grindstone and the plow

 

The spirit that guides me through the darkness

Kept me going, kept me fighting for better days

I cared no more that some may have disliked me

By that spirit’s power my broken soul was saved

 

And then I found the perfect partner

Someone to care for all the rest of my living days

And at once I gave myself to her loving heart

Then my whole life got so much better in so many ways

 

Poem and Photo for the Glorious Summer

 

Darkness Poem (Villanelle)

 

I walk among the shadows in the night

Like a raven seeking fresh bits of bread

I only feel strong when the stars are bright

 

Once the wee dark hours gave me such a fright

As though in darkness life was on a thread

I walk among the shadows in the night

 

In recent days I go to a grave site

To lay a rose for one I could have wed

I only feel strong when the stars are bright

 

We were to wed after a hasty flight

Her body crushed, her lovely soul now fled

I walk among the shadows in the night

 

I now I stalk her killer as I write

To lift the curse of grief off of my head

I only feel strong when the stars are bright

 

He took my true love’s life it is not right

And now I am a ghost who is undead

I walk among the shadows in the night

I only feel strong when the stars are bright