Flame and FlowerCan a flame not share its warmth with a rose? Engulf the fragile petals without destroying their beauty?As the flares lap at the stem, are they immune to the thorns? Or do they cause the flame more intensity?Is it possible for the rose to endure, engulfed, To survive and grace the earth with its presence another day?Or will a flame only consume to destroy? Will the rose only be left mangled, wilted, and stripped of itself- Destined to be embers?This flame can become a wildfire and level the forests - careless. But the rose, the flame dares not touch for fear of loss.Fore even this supple rose to be oblivious to the heat the surrounds it, is better than the rose to pay it mind, be enraptured, and destroyed.
HopeHope propels us in the air And causes us to soar.With your head up in the clouds Your feet aren't on the floor,Traction's set to zero, and You're going nowhere fast.Holding on to hope alone Gets you stuck in the past.While you float, the world goes on And spins under your feet.Catch back up after you land Try not to lose your seatGet stuck in hope for too long and You may just find it trueThat everything has changed except The ever-hoping you.
The SmelterThe furnace burns hotBehind cold and pale walls.Illumination, though, is black.For, rather than draw,The light affronts.Distance is an enemy,The requisite evil.With- bridges burn time rots blossoms wilt and severs separateWithout- claustrophobia closes depth shallows appreciation's choked spontaneity strippedWarmth can be inviting,Yet these flames consume.To most, they overwhelm,But only the purest goldSurvives the smelting.
Piece for PeaceMy heart aches today The pain won't go awayStill I wait for you And those words I long to hear you sayIt can't come soon enough When I'll see you againI long for you And your sweet embrace, my friendEvery hour of every day You're all that's on my mind(And) unless I'm with you, baby, No peace do I findHere again I find myself With you stuck on my mindWaiting to be with you, babe, And tryin' to stay in lineMy heart aches again This pain is here to stayThere's only one cure: For you to come steal me awayI've waited so damn long Just to hear you sayDeep down from your heart That you feel the sameIf that day comes, you say to me It's absolutely trueMy heart will feel such ecstasy, I don't know what I'll do BecauseEvery hour of every day You're all that's on my mindIt's amazing what serenity And peace that I'll findOnce again I'll find myself
Dilexit Aeternum-For Betsy-For when you feel Alone and hurt,The burden of life Is at its worst,And everything Has got you downJust lay yourself Upon the groundLook to the sky And think of meYou'll find you're loved Eternally
SheSweet as a rose But not without thorn.At times, ice cold But usually warm.Strong of will, Beautifully kept,Sharp of wit And intellect.Inspired, creative, Caring and more.Honest and genuine Down to the core.Curious, clever, Humorous, too.Desired by many, Cherished like few.Precious as ever, Rarer still,Loved abundantly, Always a thrill.
The DeterminedThe wind whips hard his red cheeks and cherry nose,Yet still he presses forward to a place only he knows.The ones he passes only scoff and scorn.His progress leaves him beaten, worn.Foolish attempts is all they see,Doomed to failure and misery.But they don't see what's in his eyes:His goal, his treasure, his keep, his prize.They bid him stop, continue no more.He turns a deaf ear and keeps moving forward.For if he gives in and looks to the side,He forfeits his journey, meets his demise.Obstacles mean nothing, but still stand in his way.A true champion, however, fights day after day.For heroes aren't made when completion is won,But rather when challenges are met, overcome.So, despite the poor weather, lack of support, and threat of defeat,The Determined endures each hardship he meets.With eyes looking forward and legs carrying on,With courage and will, regardless of brawn,With visions of victory as winds for his sail,The Determined alone will always prevail.