Trails

Without fail, we blaze trails
that will help others with
their paths. Like those
before us, we’re born into
life without foresight.
Like many before us,
we try harder than
those who came before.
We trust the process. We
step through unopened
doors to progress.
Whether walking alone
or with someone else,
blaze trails that will
make it easier for
generations to come.
The work is never done.
It’s better to blaze trails
than to chase tails.
Look far and wide for
beaten paths. Follow
your heart, and if you
get lost, blaze a trail
like ships set sail.
If need be, try new ways
to navigate the maze.
Blaze on and reach
the top before life
stops and our vision
is gone. Without fail,
create your own trails.

Hi / Bye

Hi: It is nice to meet you –
Bye: It was nice to meet you

Hi: It is nice to see you again –
Bye: It was good seeing you

Hi: It is so good to see you! –
Bye: Until next time, old friend

Hi: I will never say “bye” –
Bye: I say “goodbye” before the next

Hi: I knew to say “hi” – before a good –
Bye: to the one who is sure to rise.

The Shape Shifter

It can change its face.
It can take your place.
It can shift its shape.
It can live inside us all.
It can burn all the love
you have left. It can hurt
the soul. It can pull you
more than you know.
It can grow fast. It can
control your thoughts.
It can tell you to be
someone new. It can look
like me or you. It can start
there and come here. Don’t
be fooled. The evil lurking
around can shape shift.
It can take you away
from yourself. Don’t let it.
Don’t run. Face your fear
and look in the mirror.
Don’t disappear. Combat
the evil with peace, love.
Allow the light to guide you
to a feeling you once knew.

In my Dreams

I seem to believe what I see
in my dreams. I can recall
vivid visions of my past.
I remember you visiting me
in my dreams. I fall asleep
with you on my mind as I find
time to unwind. Deep in sleep,
my brain goes unchained.
I take a walk without moving
and I talk without speaking.
In my dreams, my broken
memories come visit me.
Old thoughts and new ideas
dance inside my head, behind
my eyelids. In my dreams,
everything feels all too real.
As I sleep, the show starts,
in my dreams, where I watch.

Falling Star

Your eyes glow in the night much like street lights

That guide me through the harsh darkness of life.

Your words can pierce the tongues of those who shout

about the very things that instill doubt.

Your mind can change the way others can think

and it can pull out heavy minds that sink.

Your feet take you to the places unknown

and they somehow always lead you back home.

Your soul pushes against the body you use

and fights a battle your body might lose.

Your laugh can take crowds and show them grey skies

and can make a small heart double in size.

Your will to live gives me the strength I need

to find the power to set myself free.

Your sight looks past the people who lack heart

and sees broken things as a form of art.

Your time is spent helping falling stars

find a home whether that’s on Earth or Mars.

Your life has changed the very way my eyes see

and gave me the strength I need to be.

Much like you, I live a life to become better

and to realize “I” is just a letter.

You’re the falling star coming to stay

and the light I need to keep the darkness away.