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Just a little longer

Slow down my dear soul

Learn to slowly sip the wine

Let it burn as it goes down

Let it take it’s own sweet time

Slow down my dear heart

Fall in love and fall real hard

Then sit still and slowly break

Gently touch each jagged shard

Slow down my dear mind

In your rush to win each war

Learn to savor each drop you bleed

Win at home, don’t go far

Let me sit in the fire more

And slowly get a little stronger

Let me learn to give time more time

And be still, a little longer

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Green

In the radiance of green

Hides the hint of the gold

What is young right now

Hides the hint of the old

In the clear blue skies

Floats one gentle cloud

Against the brilliant laughing blues

The tears wear a shroud

In the still waters of time

Flow the rivers of age

In the mirror’s reflection

Hides the perfect sage

In the thunder of silence

Are the answers to my why

We gaze intently at each other

My mirror and I

In everything I see

As my body grows old

My sight blurs slowly

I see through a mist

You start to look like me

The ravages of time

My hearing gives out

If I strain just a little

Your whisper becomes my shout

With the passing of time

My memory starts to fade

But I dwell in making up

Love stories that never made

As my light flickers out

I sit back in silent glee

For I become another you

And you become another me

Grateful

In honor of Catherine and Greg

Let me not be defined

By what happens to me

Neither vain in victory

Nor dejected in defeat

Nothing is inherently good

Or bad… as it may seem

For sorrow defines joy

Where hell and heaven meet

For all the storms

And the rainbows along the way

Let me abide in gratitude

…In quiet stillness I stay

Lost and forgotten

I have looked everywhere

High and low

I have searched all over

And I still don’t know

Where did I slip

When was I remiss

As if the comedy was not enough

Now, there is this

I have lost my God, you see

Somewhere along the way

Go on, laugh at me

I also forgot how to pray

I gaze into the mirror

Long and hard, dare I say

Silence speaks back

Games it won’t play

….

Nothing is lost or forgotten

Redemption is just this…

For now, and forever

It is, what it is

Light a candle for me

Until I can feel warm again

Let me sit by the fireplace

Until I can find gratitude again

Let bitter tears streak my face

Until I believe in luck again

Can I call this cardinal mine?

As eleven goes past eleven

Will you watch the face of time?

Until I can stand up again

Let me lay here silently

Until my heart meets prayer again

Will you light a candle for me?

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