VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
September 5

Friendship is like a golden chain
the links are friends so dear
And like a rare and precious jewel
It's treasured more each year
It's clasped together firmly
With a love that's deep and true
And it's rich with happy memories
And fond recollections, too

Time can't destroy its beauty
For as long as Memory lives
years can't erase the pleasure
that the joy of friendship gives

For friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than Gold

And the golden chain of friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by

- Helen Steiner Rice -

2006

when the pain overcomes the thought one sleeps

2005

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you."
- John 14:27 -

2004

within the mists of love on longing, the tears of my heart cried out in the night
the blue of your eyes haunt me still, the truth seen there and the last words spoken
still longing for them to be the truth as they always were.
do you remember what they were?

2003

tired that is I
hours gone on the fly
time to say a final good-bye
no way to do that said I

2002

I am human, I have fears, I have desires, I have wants and needs like everyone else in this world, I cry and I hurt, and I bleed the same as everyone else, but what makes me different is the way that I go about meeting each of these inner parts of myself.

I wonder if it is wrong to miss someone so much, to want to see their face and to hear their voice, I wonder if I am crazy at times to sit and wait like a puppy begging for the crumbs dropped from the table, I wonder if my heart can ever know love to completeness again. I wonder if there will be days when I can go to sleep with a smile and a contentness that will bring peaceful slumber.

I am human after all.

2001

did you cry as I did when the end came and the hope was lost and the peace was gone and the fight was done, and there was nothing left but you and you alone?

2000

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
- Henry Cate VII -

1999

Words, letters, sounds
all compressed and bound
sentence structure
phrases and paragraphs
emptiness or an illusion
what is between the lines?
in the heart and minds?
Reflections, wishes, hope
all to help one cope

1998

I thought it was lost
but found it was only buried deep
hidden
a lie to myself
I tried to forget
I wanted to
but you are here inside of me
and that won't ever die

1997

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
- Napoleon -