MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness and kindness
My mantra, my guiding light
A spirit to exemplify
Be it day or be it night.

A symbol of enlightenment
Shared and offered true beliefs
Helps to fill the emptiness
And makes my life complete.

My Buddha, just a statue,
Brings me comfort, soothes my mind
Helps to ease my burdens
My life’s purpose, to be kind.

The water from the fountain
Helps me to relax
The sound so peacefully tranquil
Helps to get my thoughts on track.

I aspire to a mindful lifestyle
To help others in time of need
To plant a garden of kindness
All you need is just one seed.

Just one random act of kindness
A hand to hold onto
Will help to ease the pain that’s felt
By others just like you.

NEEDS OF THE HEART

via Daily Prompt: Rube

Rube

NEEDS OF THE HEART

He was quite a rube
I knew from the start
But who can divert
The needs of the heart?

We went out to dinner
Who picked out his clothes?
He looked quite disheveled
They were clean, I suppose.

He wore an orange tie
His shirt was bright pink
He asked for some milk
I ordered a drink.

His eyes were so blue
His smile captivating
Something about him
Was worth all the waiting.

He ordered a steak
Then asked for some ketchup
He talked really loud
Kept saying, “you betcha”.

I didn’t mind
Thought he was so cute
Sitting there smiling
In his seersucker suit.
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WINGS OF AN ANGEL

She lives in the forest
She lives in the breeze
I bow to her beauty
I’m brought to my knees.

Wings of an angel
Her voice, a love song
Serenading my heartache
When she comes along.

Walk with me, talk with me
Whisper my name
Since the first day I met you
I was never the same.

Her eyes see it all
No need to hold back
She carries my dreams
In a small emerald sack.

Her spirit, the wonder
The magic and more
The stories she tells me
Never heard them before.

Tea cakes and teacups
A fine summer’s brunch
I’ve always been welcome
For breakfast or lunch.

She’s friends with the hobbits
And the fairies nearby
She talks to the frogs
And the sweet butterflies.

All of the creatures…. she knows
Come and go
Her neighbors above her
Her neighbors below.

I sit near the clearing
Until she appears
Knowing that soon
She will be here.

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LOSS OF LIFE

You’re the one, you supplied the gun
You’re the one responsible
You’re the one who loaded it up
You’re the one who made it possible.

Courting men in suits and ties
Hoping for more funding
Anything to line your pockets
A way to make more money.

Countless attacks occurring in schools
Still you cajole the IRA
Selling guns to the mentally ill
No matter what we have to say.

Stop the madness, stop the noise
No one needs an assault rifle
Except the military or the state police
The outcome’s just too frightful.

We hear it on the evening news
The reports are oh so chilling
Countless children losing their lives
Needless, senseless killings.

No compassion or feelings of sympathy
No urgency to respond
You’ve got to address the loss of life
Face the parents, whose children are gone.

THE ENCHANTED PRINCESS

via Daily Prompt: Costume

Costume

She wore the most elaborate costume
With crystals, sequins and pearls
She was an enchanting princess
The prettiest in all of the world.

She wore a diamond tiara
Her dress was emerald green
She was so incredibly beautiful
Something out of a dream.

She garnered so much attention
When she walked down the stairs
Everyone would turn their heads
They couldn’t help but stare.

Her prince, a handsome gentleman
His presence so commanding
Everyone looked up to him
He was tall and oh so charming.

The music played, he took her hand
They danced across the room
The chandeliers, the candlelight
The smell of sweet perfume.

When the banquet was finally over
When all the guests had gone home
The princess and the prince rejoiced
They were finally all alone.

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FIGURE SKATERS

Gliding across the ice
Spiraling in the air
Rotating, flying
With glitter and flare.

Sequins and chiffon
Grace beyond glory
Expressions, movements
All tell the story.

The music…… majestic
The turns and the twists
Nowhere on earth can you see
Something like this.

Years of practice
Lead to perfection
Five minutes of fame
May culminate in rejection.

One slip, one mistake
Can lead to a fall
You can lose everything
You can lose it all.

The roar of the crowd
The disappointment resounds
When after a fall
They strive to rebound.

Awards and applause
The medals accrued
If only you could imagine
If only you knew.

The sweat and the pain
They’ve suffered so long
Makes all of it worth it
Their character’s strong.

Winning or losing
They give it their all
No matter the outcome
They will stand tall.
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CUPID

Love came, though unexpected
Love came suddenly
There was candy and red roses
You meant the world to me.

Sweet love songs played softly
They played all night long
I heard them play till I fell asleep
They played my favorite song.

I drank champagne at midnight
Ate my share of caviar
We made love till morning
Underneath the moon and stars.

Cupid found me, with his arrow
He hit the target, right thru my heart
I found someone to love me
Then suddenly it all turned dark.

I stood alone there crying
I found it hard to carry on
To find a reason to wake up each day
Too many things had now gone wrong.

Cupid shot a brand new arrow
He found the girl for you
Mine was just for practice
There was nothing I could do.

The clock could not be turned back
There was no getting over you
You’re now lost to me forever
You belong to someone new.

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