Live in full colour
I gave you the arc of a rainbow,
the primaries for your palette.
With each stroke of your brush
I gave you my passion and pain.
I gave you the rising, setting sun,
a reflection of shadow and light,
that gave radiance to your open smile,
flaming–flamboyant or tranquil and demure.
I gave you the variable moon,
the glow and dim of your feelings
that rise and fall with the tides–
sea–change of life, never static!
I gave you all of my creation–
infinitely vivid and varied in colour,
to inspire you to reciprocate–
the depth of the love I gave to you.
No matter the tint or the hue,
I want so much from each of you.
Move from the shadows: into the light.
Extend beyond tones of black and white.
I gave my life to you, live it in full colour!
The paradox is Me
I am crazy –but I’m fantastic!
I’m fickle but I’m also a woman of substance,
I’m a fool sometimes, but I’m also a genius,
I’m sultry and sullen, but oh so exciting!
I’m cool as a cucumber but so fiery and passionate!
I’m fixated and focused yet oh so scatterbrained,
I’m so dependable and reliable that it hurts
But I’m also so dependent
I’m so hurtful at times, but so sensitive that I cry.
I’m so lonely, yet I want to wallow in my aloneness.
I’m so self absorbed – yet giving too much of myself
I don’t love enough those I should be loving – waste
too much energy on those who do not care enough.
I want so much from those who have very little to give.
I want to solve the world’s problems without solving my own.
I want to be the art of perfection without perfecting my art,
Yet I am the pulsating, exciting music that throbs in your ears,
I am the waves that crash against each other,
I am the sun that peers behind a cloudy sky,
I am the earth that stretches boundless,
I am the unwritten text, the unexplored mountain, the green fig,
The ripened, juicy plum!
Tonight when I sleep, I will glide through lush meadows,
Sway among bobbying flowers, drink from cool streams,
Feel the sun kiss my skin, taste the ripe burst of succulent fruit,
Hear the sound of peaceful melodies, feel the comfort of being loved,
Experience the gentle touch of a loving hand, rise to highest crescendo of the maestro’s symphony, burst forth in song – triumphant!
I watch as they come rushing,
gushing, billowing, receding
and I emptied my mind,
threw my troubles away
while my soul danced,Continue reading “Turning Tides”