A Country Autumn – 3

I am the forest and the trees,
I am the road that calls you home,
I am the friendly surfaces
Of every “welcome” and “shalom”

That waits for speaking at the door
Of all the “where’s” where you belong
Should you be tired, weak, or sore.
I’ll be there, love, however long —
Today, tomorrow,
Evermore

Keep Going

It’s 3 a.m., your eyes are white
Keep going, just keep going
Another day without a night
Keep going, just keep going

Tumultuous your dreams were tossed,
Where much is given, much is lost,
And money never covers cost
Keep going, just keep going

I look, and see her sleeping there
Get going now, get going
I stop and sit to stroke her hair
Get going now, get going

As early comes another day.
She sighs, and then she turns away,
I think, and hope, she’ll be okay
Get going now, get going

We do not know what is to come
Keep going, just keep going
And where and what will heal the numb
Keep going, just keep going

But life is this: one dare, one chance,
One spotlight on a single dance,
And one way we must all advance,
Though when, there is no knowing –

Keep going, then.
Keep going, just

Keep

Going

It Doesn’t Matter

It doesn’t matter that you might
Feel quaint, or out of place;
It doesn’t matter that your grin’s
Just painted on your face

It doesn’t matter who you’ve loved,
Or how you managed through it:
It only matters to be you —
For no one else

Can do it

One Day Soon

One day soon, you’ll see the sun,
And it will not be leaving;
One day soon, you’ll find some time
For something else than grieving.

One day soon, a fondest hope
Will be within achieving —
Yes, one day soon, you’ll find it, love,
If you can keep

Believing

Advice for A New Year

Feel the truth you’re supposed to feel,
Be the person you should be;
Keep it low and keep it real,
Occupy your destiny.

Show the love you’re supposed to show,
Be the difference you’d see made —
Then go where you’re meant to go,
Unencumbered,
Unafraid

 


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