Archive for December, 2012

I wake up in the wee hours sometimes,

when most of the world is asleep,

and listen to the peace over much of the land.

And I feel the lonely souls,

and smell the un-brewed coffee,

and feel the chill of the untended fires,

and await the dawn that few wait for,

and I listen to all night radio,

and wonder about the isolated souls in hospital rooms.

But then the gentle breeze rises to a howling fury,

and rearranges what can’t hold fast,

accompanies her primal roar

with a chorus of tumbling and skidding chorus there.

So while the tranquility has been shattered…

And taken away the essence of that which matters,

In but an instant…and a siren’s wail fills the night.

Power and the illusion of control are lost at once…

And too, while we sleep, or wish to be,

Much is lost somewhere along the way.

But I know that regardless of the solitude,

I’m never alone, abandoned…

For regardless of what happens around me,

Faith resides, abides, and dwells within…

And cradles me in an a sweet embrace,

till sleep again finds me.

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You CAN wait…

You CAN wait…

People always say “they can’t wait” to see this, or do that…Especially for Fridays. I have news for you…you CAN wait. Unless you are drowning, or bleeding, or suffocating, or otherwise waiting for a life to be saved, you will just have to wait.

Remember, while you are busy wishing your life, or day, or week, or year way…real life is actually happening. The life you waited for. The life you’re wasting. Monday to Thursday are the bulk of your real life.

The last couple months of a pregnancy are yours to live, not wish away…

I might have pisst the best part of us away, had I not realized the mundane moments leading up to preferred ones, were mostly what there was to “us”, and those were the moments that defined us. Not the ones we thought we waited for, but the only ones worth saving…

It isn’t about the days in red on the calendar…it is about all the days between…I embrace you even when you can’t wait to be on your way. MLL

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