22 December 2011

The Night Before Christmas


















‘Twas the night before Christmas
When we whispered your name,
In hushed tones we spoke
Of the man you became.
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The angels they came
A heavenly melody played
To shepherds who watched
Awe in their gaze.

The wise men followed
A star bright as day
To a lowly manger
In a place far away.

The mood was somber
At Herod’s that day
A prophecy threatened
His life and his reign.

A King was born
In a stable filled with hay,
Many moons later
He died for our sakes.
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Still, the night before Christmas,
Sweet melodies play
The story of your destiny,
Glory be Thy name.

25 November 2011

The Journey – Part IV: Peace and Goodwill

I surge ahead on a path of clarity,
Form a relationship of fragile parity,
Between twin souls – darkness, light,
Peace and goodwill, the gifts of sight.

19 November 2011

The Journey – Part III: Surrender

I surrender to the storm within,
A force of nature to reckon with,
I surrender while I’m alive still,
Lest I forget both reason and will.

16 November 2011

The Journey – Part II: Inner Dream


I drift on cloudy thoughts and dreams,
On memories that shift at the seams,
I see a void – transient, deep,
Venture in through the fissures of sleep.

14 November 2011

The Journey – Part I: Turmoil


I toss and turn as darkness falls,
No cloaks of comfort to recall,
I toss and turn on stormy seas,
Inner wisdom just out of reach.

18 October 2011

Gypsy Moon

I stand beneath the gypsy moon
Blood red, the tryst
Of ages come.

A nightingale breaks into song
Wistful melody, crimes
Undone.

They came out of a forest dream
Jaguar stealth, scent
On the breeze.

I waited, frozen by the night
Haunted, memories
Float on by.

Just for a heartbeat
The world – it stilled
Lilies bowed
To a higher will.

Beneath the crimson gypsy moon
A snowdrop glistened
Virgin bloom.