The Day You Know

The day you finally, really know,
The world comes into focus clear:
It may be chilled by wind and snow,
But all the warmest times seems near —

For though the heart be bruised and sore,
And we feel far away from shore,
The pull will come, the hope, the yearn,
As tide comes back, with love’s return.

Winterhaven

The moonlight in a child’s eye,
The winter of a story told;
The stars, that seem to clarify
The meaning of both light and cold

In Winterhaven, grew a boy
Who heard the words, and knew the tale —
Of Who it is that brings us joy,
And why the winter’s not for sale


© Evgeny Shipitsin | Dreamstime.com – House beside yard

The Ripping Out

The sound of only stillness birds

The grass that’s manicured and clipped

The emptiness that knows no words

The should-have-been’s that all get skipped

 

There is a knowledge only they

Who’ve felt the ripping out can say:

Though time stretch long, and legs go far,

Forever loves

Forever

Are

The Hopes of Many

The hopes of many dwell in shade
And shadows, by forgotten ways;
The hopes of many bills unpaid
For clemency and judgment stays

The hopes of many, beautiful,
In towns and cities, dutiful,
Where love, and death, and tears aren’t rare,
And great folk neither see, nor care

 


 

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Pigeon Point

We sang until our voices broke,
Then rode and drank and laughed some more;
A while then, ere someone spoke,
The distant lighthouse on the shore –

The memory is fresh as paint
Of friendship shared without constraint,
And men who hadn’t lost their joy
Or what it meant to be a boy

Heartbroken

The porpoise may become a shark,
If we don’t have our species right;
Because she loved him in the dark,
She thought she knew him in the light

She thought she knew; she felt so strong –
But love gone left is simply, wrong,
And hollow is the memory
That now is tinged with treachery


© Katarzyna Bialasiewicz | Dreamstime.com – Heartbroken woman

Summer Breaks

The summer breaks, and skies come down,
It’s more than we can understand,
No safety anywhere in town
As darkness falls across the land

Let ev’ry heart that is awake
Take heed: the summer’s born to break –
As we are, when the feelings come
That leave us overwhelmed
And numb