Eyes so quiet

Eyes

so quiet

hold an ocean within

a steady gaze

speaks silent strength

eyes

so deep

to wade into

find or lose yourself

eyes

so wise

read you inside out

soaked in tears

dried in steel

smile that is just that – a smile

neither sorrow nor joy

tender hands

powerful soul

life’s journey

has not yet killed hope nor dreams

prayers for you

and much love

dear daughter, be thou happy

be thou mine!

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Of Pots and Pans

In the most turbulent of times

when life threatens to tear at its seams

in the most confusing moments of life

when living is filled with rife

the pots and pans

entice, enamor, enrich

comfort, console and collaborate

make everything more meaningful

after much beating

there has to be a rising

then find some time to sit down

with a dear one nearby

for a sip of coffee

and a dip of a cookie

stare into the sunset

drink in the aroma of a well-cooked life

nod a little together

reach out for a book asunder

stroll by in the night

and as love walks by your side

just be, simply be.