Month: December 2017

Message for Tomorrow

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If I had a message for myself,

that I could send to the future

I guess that message would be

to first love and keep loving,

embrace all aspects of yourself

and to continue living in the present.

It’s important to cherish the moments we have

since it’s all we really have.

Before I use to think of life and death

rewards and sins,

God and the Devil,

balance or unbalance,

but you know what,

I’d  rather love and appreciate the person I am today

to let go of all those shackles I have

that blinded me to things that happened yesterday.

So the message of tomorrow is simple,

and that is to continue loving

and to continue living for now.

 

Looking Back

 

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As we close out the year

I look back and reflect,

it’s had everything

from smiles to tears,

a lot of lessons learned

mistakes were made,

but one thing

I am glad to say

is that I am still here.

Another day, another blessing

gratitude mixed faith,

weaknesses turning to strengths,

learning and growing.

May the coming year

provide peace and blessing to everyone,

and heal our mind, body and soul.

 

Lion

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Some days and nights,

I sometimes feel

life takes the shape of a lion

furious and yet majestic

with a warning sign

Approach at your own risk’

 

Yet other times

life feels funny and harmless,

and you wonder to yourself

was it just my imagination?

I realize that now

whenever there’s an upswing in life,

there is going to a downswing

and I can’t change it,

however I can improve my thoughts

whenever there is a downswing,

and bring a lioness for the lion next time.

Gathering

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Anytime we have a chance

It’s good to celebrate

and see faces we haven’t seen in awhile,

even though Uncle Ray always says

this time of the year is just pure commercialism

It’s still nice to just gather around

and be enveloped in warmth and love,

at the end there is always a prayer,

a sense of gratitude and hope

and  a wish for a better tomorrow for everyone.

****Happy Holidays****

 

Rudy Sings the Blues

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It was getting late,

and work was done for the day

 everybody was heading home,

but not Rudy.

Tonight was jazz night at the local club,

and a special guest was going to be attending.

See Rudy loved jazz,

and wanted to be a trumpet player,

and play alongside a band,

but raising a family and working full time

was difficult enough,

and that once sought-after dream

was looking like a fantasy.

though Rudy didn’t know it,

her night was going to change her life forever.

The musicians on display was incredible,

Act after act

until it was time for the special guest to come on stage,

and on appeared the great Miles Davis,

Rudy was blown away,

and then Miles steps up to the mike

‘Is there anybody who can play the trumpet?’

One of the guys had fallen ill earlier,

and the band was looking for a backup

Rudy’s heart was beating hard,

and she looked around,

and everybody was shaking their head

until one person had their  hand raised.

Rudy looked up

and found it was her hand

and she was standing up,

Miles looked at her and beckoned her towards the stage,

My God-

Rudy wondered,

Is this happening for real?

and the great Miles Davis as if reading her mind

said ‘It sure is’

Rudy’s dream became a reality.

 

The Sweet Science of Meditation

 

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Life before meditation

was chaos, noise and drama,

and this was everywhere I went

even in my own head.

Then one day a friend told me

about meditation and its benefits,

and I was doubtful at first

but at that point I was ready to try anything,

and at my first attempt

I did all the postures till my back ached,

but still no peace of mind

and then a voice came and said ‘Let go of everything’

eventually I relaxed and the tranquillity I felt

was like gazing at the pyramids,

with the stars decorating the night sky

Since that moment,

I have learned to heal

and be more genuine and transparent with myself

and for that I am truly grateful.

 

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