Slow Down

There are moments in life
Where we seem to lose sight
Of all the things in our lives
That should matter the most

So we should take the time
To take a deep breath or two
And slow things down a bit
To enjoy the little things in life


There is nothing quite like being in nature.
The wind that rustles through the trees above;
The river that rushes down the hill side;
Birds that chirp and fly through the air;
Deer that graze peacefully nearby.
Everything is acting and living in harmony.
There is not a worry in the world
As I close my eyes and soak it all in.


More often than we care to admit
We get carried away with the day’s demands.
We feel the need that we need to busy ourselves
With tasks that don’t always need our attention.
Yet it seems that this way of life is addicting
Since we follow this pattern day in and day out.
So I want you to take this moment
To just breathe.


The stars twinkle and shine in the calm night sky
Not a cloud is in sight, not a sound can be heard.
I lay peacefully under this calm night sky
Basking in the serenity that I am rarely afforded.
For it is hard to find peace in a place like this
When you are buried six feet under the ground.

Christmas Kiss

Family and friends are all gathered near
Laughter and love emanate from here
This wonderful time of the year
From both love and sorrow we shed a tear
There is nothing that is quite like this
No other time that we all miss
The presents and food and family bliss
Under the mistletoe with the Christmas kiss


She catches his eye
Through the window.
The eyes meet.
A smile
Creeps onto her face.
He walks forward
And she walks by.
He turns
To face her.
She turns
To face him.
Stands Still.
He reaches out
To grab hold
Of her.
The doors
Slide shut.
And the train
Rides away.


I write and I write
But I never seem to get
To where I want to go
And where I should be
I’m sinking in the sand
I’m falling off the cliff
When will this nightmare be done
I don’t know how much
More I can take
But one revelation
That I’ve gleamed from this
Is where my devastation comes from
Because my favorite feeling is numb