Water gushed over parched land
fractures are slowly filled left by drought
terrain humidified by cold water
pouring down replacing warmth
set in ice form
fluffy and breathtaking
an impish sting to its beauty
my clothes are drenched
twirl around with outstretched arms
tears are forgotten
By: Wilma Neels
Contest Name: Nature, Four In One
Bounded by fear -
Do you still remember that?
When I would build my walls;
I would let no one in
I would look for ways to cut them off
Especially those who got too close
Do you remember when I said?
It was for their own good
In the meantime you knew it was the fear talking
Afraid of the consequences
Feeling that if I let them in,
They might be hit by misfortune
I never thought it would come to this
I never thought the fear would dissipate –
Replaced by faith
Replaced by the knowledge
That everything that happened
Had to happen
In order for me to let go
To stop myself from stifling my growth
I needed to embrace the pain,
Embrace the laughter,
Even the fear of losing loved ones
I needed to let go –
I needed to experience the hurt
I needed to experience the joy
I needed to experience the fear
I needed to fail,
I needed to fall
So I can stand today
Knowing that no matter what happens
Is ready to go on –
That fear can be toppled by faith
If I focus on me
Focus on today and not on my past
You want to fade away?
Want to be that distant star
That brings about perplexity
It’s not who you are
You were never intended to be
Just a distant star
Your light shines through
Without you knowing
Those around you feel your warmth
Others see it,
Others wonder; in amazement
What creates the radiance?
Your natural glow
Like a second skin –
Without drowning those around you
Adequate provision to make them feel
The wealth of being treasured
Without losing their identity
Fading away is impossible
You shine without being overbearing
Just enough to make everyone feel loved
A thousand steps in between
who I was and who I am now
do I wonder about the detours?
do I wish I took the dirt road instead?
Would my path have been smoother if I said no instead of yes?
Would the worries have been less then what they are today?
I guess I’ll never know,
unless I go back in time
choose a different path
choose the least attractive offer and run with it
pipe dreams that is all my journey back in time would be
‘cause I would not have met you
and you would not be reading these words....
Everything in life boils down to an immaculate plan,
it may not be my ideal plan or yours
but in the end the voyage continues
whether we want to or not…
‘Cause it is all part of the bigger picture
in that image is your life and mine...
We just got to embrace the journey
no matter how uncertain it might be...
Contest: Anything Goes
We could pretend it’s the end,
start loving each other all over again
I know you want to,
you still look at me in that way
as if to say, "I want to make you mine"
I knew that day I've lost it,
could not control the beating of my heart
they say a woman's heart beats faster than a man's
that first night I couldn't tell the difference
it was like your heart knew mine needed yours
the music it made, had me floating
all I could think of was how handsome you looked
still don’t fathom, you thinking I had this to die for smile
I just knew you held me captive,
chemistry never played a part
we were just two parts of a puzzle
in the end answering all the questions my
heart once asked
now here we are, it's been a while
yet it still feels like it’s that first time
when I realized without question,
you are the beating of my heart
I might make a noise right now
There will be a time when I go silent
Will you miss my racket?
In those days of silence?
I will no longer yearn for your presence
Like I do at this very moment
Will you wonder?
Will you wish?
For that good morning?
I might be a nuisance right now
I might ask you the same thing over and over
My voice will go silent
All I ask today is be patient with me
Please love me; with your ears
Please love me; with your time
Before all you will have
Is my grave and the memories…
"Thoughts of the aged - loneliness don't discriminate "
You know how I sometimes wish life would be easier
then I realize with easy comes self reliance
and we can’t depend on ourselves
the air that we breathe comes from somewhere
- a higher power
that power decides whether we stop breathing
or continue living
so if your days feel like it’s getting tougher
if you feel all your strength has deserted you
it has not; you still have the ability to think
you can still embrace what life offers you
even if its heartache, tough times, difficult people
somewhere out there someone
would take all your difficult moments
just to experience life in all its facets
Across a noisy plane
Where crowds gather
You can hear their chatter and laughter
I can still hear your heart beating
Even though we are past that stage
Of breathing because we have to
The only thing I feel is you
The only thing you feel is me
It is more a case of it is the only feeling
That keeps us going
In anarchy and confusion
This makes sense
Even if it’s only through memories
They sometimes talk the loudest
Somehow floated together
The missing pieces of a long forgotten puzzle
Found their home
Faded pictures brought back to life
Each telling their own story
Do they make you smile today?
I know it has been a while
The warmth of memories
Chasing negativity away
It is okay to start again
It is okay to lift your head up high
No one will judge you
No one dare to judge you
They never walked in your shoes
They never felt what you felt
This was and still is your journey
The choices you make
Are ultimately yours
You are a warrior
Sometimes twisted segments
Paints a brilliant picture
Even to the ones who stand on the outside
Step out there and love yourself
Put yourself first
Once you get that down,
All the other things will fall into place
You can't heal someone else
If broken is your 'middle name'
The only way to make that work
Is by losing yourself
Saying goodbye to the 'true you'
The question will always remain..
Where do I fit in?
If you start disappearing to make someone else happy
What about your happiness?