Tis The Season

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My Autumn #Poetry

Our talk at that

turquoise table

has forever

changed me,

Autumn leaves

fading into shadows,

Dusk to night

still rustling in the breeze-

and you listened,

Held me close

While I was crying-

But more importantly

My friend –

you heard me.

That’s before you got

me laughing,

That moment

shook me…

I guess that’s what

happens when

two old souls meet.

But like the season-

my being itself

was shedding,

My emotions

like these leaves

seemed to be on fire,

You sparked something

back to life within me

that had been sleeping,

Like a wise old owl,

you just knew…

My friend,

You challenged me

& tilted my mind’s eye

as though it was a telescope,

Back to the stars,

where Hope lives-

where Grace knows

& Love always does.

You called out &

looked for that belt of his,

as you pointed excitedly

to the heavens

And I took

a – long – deep – breath – in

& grounded my depths,

my thoughts &

my trust in His plan

to my growing roots,

As my own Autumn began.

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Light

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Notebook #Poetry

A yellowed note

that I once wrote to you-

fell from an

old dusty notebook,

I didn’t even have to look

to know the truth,

& with no date

to tie it to my past,

the irony is strange

Maybe nothing

ever lasts forever-

But clearly…

some things never change.

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Beneath #Poetry

Digging my toes in,

I let the ocean tug at me

& then I began walking

towards the horizon,

the water swirling,

Tug – tugging me deep

& effortlessly dancing

& my mind silently reciting

Psalm twenty three

I

let

my

knees

go

weak

as the salted tide

pulsed all around me

I closed my eyes

in the quiet here

just beneath

and in between

all those

broken memories

feeling the salt sting

and tears becoming

part of all that was

flowing around me

and prayed for peace.

– GL 2017

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Compassion #Poetry

Let me close my eyes,

while you lean over the railing-

to kiss my head//

My cheek,

Don’t let go of my hand,

my heart – please,

The heart monitor is beeping again 

my temperature climbing &

the IV is tugging,

And – we – lean 

our foreheads together,

Closing our eyes, 

I’m just trying to breathe

as we listen to the elderly lady whose forgotten her name 

Not far down the hall screaming in pain and for “Mommy”,

and tears of pain & compassion are falling,

You squeeze my hand to steady me,

Today feels like a long sad dream,

Breathe//

Steady//

Breathe.

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Long Talks & Tea

For J.

When twilight begins to fade
and it’s been another one of “those” days,

There is a sense of peace to be in your company.

A dash of laughter &

a warm mug of tea

(And let’s be real-

There are cookies too usually)

The day seems just a little softer and less to carry.

What an answered prayer and blessing 

your friendship is to me.

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