I am gently wakened by the hush of the rain
the whispers from God.
The gray morning goes unnoticed
quiet sounds touch my soul.
Nothing harsh to the ears
the lightning long tamed.
I am awakened, surrounded
by a gentleness known to few.
Make me feel good
So glad they share
Walking the beach
Sand between my toes
Being with nature
My joy shows
Find a few shells
See a crab on the run
Soothes my soul
We usually know what will happen
We are going to do this or that
We are going to go back and forth
We are going to be here or there
We are going to live up or down
We are going to feel happy or sad
Until we find out we really don’t know.
Thought I’d take the summer off, get a little exercise – play some golf.
Paint a little, write a poem, walk the dog, be alone.
Take a trip, drive by car, get away, maybe go far.
Time to think, wonder what’s right, stare at the stars on a summer night.
Visit some friends, walk the beach, anything’s possible, nothing out of reach.
A few long weekends with my mate, a lot of laughs, things are great.
Have friends over, a cookout or two, it’s summertime – impossible to feel blue.
Warm summer days, fireflies at night, what a wonderful time – everything is right.
May today be better than yesterday
tomorrow better than today
two steps forward – one step back
still moving toward a better way.
Patience and time
become a guiding light
while faith and friends
help make it right.
Our lives move on
thru happy and sad
the real trick seems
to forget the bad.
Take a walk stroll downtown
check out the city, see who’s around.
See some friends, stop to talk
check out the headlines, continue to walk.
Smell fresh rolls at the bakery
only real frosting, no fakery.
Pass some new faces, a quick little Hi
not real friends, so no time for bye.
Look in the window of the antique store
same old stuff, just a bore.
Enjoy my walk, strolling down main street
clean and friendly, really neat.
Interesting display of summer shoes
tennies in white, colors and blues.
A small friendly town, I call it home
friends all around, I’m never alone.
I’m so tired, my legs weigh a ton
feel like I raced, but hadn’t won.
Tank’s on empty, energy gone
not enough breath to sing a song.
Rest for awhile, sit in my chair
close my eyes or just plain stare.
Clear my mind, take a snooze
almost as good as taking a cruise.
Having a dream, running by the sea
feeling sunshine, it’s just good to be.
Wake with a start, a little fog
look around the room – see the dog.
Let’s go for a walk, I feel so good
the nap really worked, I knew it would.
Once upon a time long ago
we started out young and thin.
Life was new, everything fun
always felt we could win.
The years rolled by
the pains and joys
we needed a lot
but no more toys.
Friends were important
our families too
sometimes we wished
some body parts were new.
Our memories sustain us
some friends remain
the body feels old
but the mind feels the same.
Normally our lives are full and bright
yet there are times when things aren’t right.
We don’t understand what we see
it seems somehow that life can’t be.
The eyes won’t focus – the heart doesn’t feel,
when bad things happen – nothing seems real.
Hold on to faith, one day at a time
hope feeds the body – soul and mind.