VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
January 27

If the sky above seems cloudy,
And you are left out in the rain,
If you are searching for a rainbow,
But the colors bring you pain,

If your world is not revolving,
And there is no end in sight,
If you are looking for the sunshine,
But all you see is night,

If all around are smiling,
But all you can do is frown,
If you are tired of all this living,
When life just brings you down,

Then look beyond your teardrops,
At the wonders of this land,
The beauty of a flower,
Like velvet in your hand.

Feel the air around you,
The smell of new mown hay,
Laughing children in the park,
The innocence there at play,

Imagine floating with a butterfly,
As she flutters between the trees,
Or the whispers of the ocean,
On warm hot summer's breeze,

Think of the taste of candy floss,
As it melts upon your tongue,
Or the melody of morning birds,
As they greet each day with song,

Remember words of beauty,
Told in your mother's embrace,
Feel the gentleness of her touch,
As she softly kissed your face,

Seek the good within you,
Cast the clouds from your sky,
Don't look toward the pavement,
But hold your head up high,

Think not what life owes you,
But of all you have to give,
Forget about tomorrow,
Then you can start to live.

So bless this age you are living in,
With the gifts you can bestow,
Don't disregard the stream of life,
Go gently with the flow.

May you live everyday as if it was your last.
Always smile and keep them guessing.

2006

when someone believes they believe forever, believing in something or someone doesn't just pass with the whim of the day or a feeling that passes, it is set in the soul of the individual and stays forever. Thus I still believe. In believing, one must never lose sight of the truth and know the difference. In that difference is the only thing that could ever kill the belief you have in the other.

2005

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
- Joel A. Barker -

2004

kind of woozie, but no pain...this is a good thing a very good thing, for the first time in a week I can almost think real thoughts and even make sense out of them, that in itself is a miracle

2003

it seems as though I'm so tired of late
of everything, and of body as well
it seems as though the machine is wearing out
where there is no light in the darkness of the tunnel

2002

I wished there was a way to make them see what they do
To show them how unfair and cruel they are being
I wished I could work a day for you
To give you a break from the receptiveness' that life has become
I wished you were here instead of there
To touch and to hold, to be near

2001

someday things will be good and true in my life
someday there will be arms to hold me tight and keep me safe
someday I'll walk right up to those gates

2000

it is so cold here
so empty

1999

Where have I been, I seem to have been lost in an illusion, self made or imaginary I wonder how it happened or when it fell upon my spirit?

Where have I been, for so long floating endlessly in a space of dementia? Lost to my self, Empty inside, no weight or burdens to hold me down? Not true, Empty

1998

I got to watch the dawn greet the day
When first light shatters the blackness
presenting to us the first glimpse of what will be
cold grayness this morning.

1997

It is bad luck to be superstitious.
- Andrew W. Mathis -