Cotton Candy

cotton candy

Her trials transformed her –

but not until

life’s stresses

reminded her

diamonds are only born under intense pressure;

here, darkness and barrenness, cold and discomfort

became the mixing bowl

where

her soul spun sweet.

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Pollen

lollipop lilyYour words are pollen

Delicate and powerful

Clinging to my soul

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They remain on skin

Long after leaving your lips

Tattoo of friendship

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Afterward

cotoneaster brilliance

 

Unless you’re crushed, you cannot be poured,

Unless you’re struck, we can’t hear your chord;

Unless you’ve bled, you can’t feel my pain;

Unless you freeze, your colours are plain. 

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It is only after the frost that our world puts on a show. 

Hang in there – your best is yet to come….

Pollen Counts

princess purple pollen

Golden grains, a holy harvest

hovering on fruitful lips;

words are pollen, rich with meaning,

pregnant with potential scripts

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that sow within a listening soul

a seed of hope – embryo

which, when implanted in a heart

take root, sprout,and start to grow.

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If unspoken, pollen withers,

loses ground, and starts to die;

if too forceful, it will spatter,

staining as it whizzes by.

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If applied as God intended,

spread by gentle breeze or art –

pollen counts, and reproduces

life and health and growth by heart.

 

 

 

Worth Your Weight in Gold

corntassels

Golden when the sky is blue,

Golden words to keep heart true,

Golden  actions surely prove

you’re worth your weight in gold.

Golden touch when wounds are raw,

Golden lines to tether flaws,

Golden brush where mercy draws,

you’re worth your weight in gold.

Leaves of Life

metal leaves

As leaves of life are pages turned

each sunrise and each setting eve,

so Time requires accounting earned

of heart, and what heart has achieved;

what ink was etched in living light

upon those souls within arm’s reach;

what words with honey sweetened plight,

or actions wrote with keener speech?

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What one thing can you do this day to make the world around you a better place?  We need to stand together against evil, or peace on earth will remain a distant dream…