VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
September 7

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
- Mark Twain -


"I have always believed that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value."
- Hermann Hesse -

2006

I wish the feelings of longing wouldn't surface, but from time to time they do, and it seems that tonight they have and I know that no matter what I do, it won't get me beyond this feeling of loneliness, only time can make that feeling pass, and it will in it's own sweet time.

2005

When we walk upon another's heart, we take so many things apart, from the inner self, to life upon a shelf. We hold in our palm, the storm and the calm. We can take or make, leaving fragments in our wake. When we walk upon another's heart, these things we should consider before we start.

2004

tonight I looked up at the stars
the same ones that shine down on him
the same moon that shines it's light bright
deep in the darkness of the night
I looked up and whispered a prayer
no longer for patience for the lord has truly taught me well on that

2003

Sunday, spent doing nothing of the things that should be done, wasted.

2002

sleep eludes, and I know I will pay
5 comes early when it is 2
long drive ahead, oh my head
tall peaks, stomach weak
fear in the mirror, oh dear
pass me a beer

2001

today I saw blue
today I dreamed of you
today I wished for the clue
today I yearned for the glue
today I cried as you flew

2000

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
- Rupert Brooke -

1999

Sometimes I wonder if there is ever a solution when it involves more than two, can something be worked out that is viable and workable among a group, or shall it always be a turbulent affair with dissension, conflict and rife between all those involved. I want to do good in this life so that when my turn comes to stand at the gate I can hold my head high and state I deserve to try, not to stand there eyes down cast, shame of the past, holding me back, keeping me away from the reward, of peace and tender happiness

1998

Faded petals stored in a tin
A reminder of back then
A scrap of ribbon
Part of the gift given
A song plays
Recalling the days
The ghost of the past
Will always last

1997

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
- Bessie Stanley -