musings of the heart and soul

 “You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die with nothing but a rage to live.” ~Alexander Pope

Treachery

Treachery

With the howl of a thousand wolves Treachery rode on thunderous hooves Just when glorious victory was at hand It slipped through my fingers like sand  

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Tara

Tara

An emerald glow in the bluest sea An island clothed in shamrock luster Yet your green is but a hollow mask Hiding an eternal passion raging inside   Many a sailor met your jagged shores Many a poet soothed your scarred hearts Many a sword was drawn in anger Many...

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The Chimera

The Chimera

The Rose tempts me with its beauty Then pricks me with its thorns   The Mirage lures me into a shimmering oasis Then withers me in the desert heat   The Siren calls me with her alluring song Then a whirlpool dashes me against the rocks   The Diamond...

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The Child Within

The Child Within

Inside the smallest emotion Inside each mental notion Inside every fleeting second Huddles the frightened child within   It fights, when there's no battle to wage It fears, when there's no call for courage It doubts, when hope floods each moment It cries, when...

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A Song in Need of a Name

A Song in Need of a Name

A whisper of a song tickled my ears today A fleeting song, a growing song, a song that turned to flame A song that tugged and pulled and swept me away A haunting song, a siren song, a song in need of a name   I heard the gentle-fingered tinkling of ivory keys A...

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A Valentine for My Teacher

A Valentine for My Teacher

The meaning of love I have sought forever, Here is what Fate has helped me discover.   Love is a sacrifice, a giving without measure, That magically becomes an emotional treasure.   Love is a choice to see beauty and perfection, No matter the blemishes of my...

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