Beach Flowers

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As the summer recedes and slowly pulls away from the beach,

at least the flowers are persistent, still pulling life

from barren sand.

This always amazes me.

     

All I want from this summer My Love,

are our memories. Of you and I in our beach chairs,

and playing in the waves.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

The Calling

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If there is a calling for us humans, it is simply

to take care of one another

not a doctrine, nor a candle

just a place –

in the heart.

      

A refreshing compassion

is a bubbling brook

in a dry land.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

Respecting the Elegance

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We were married with such fine China and silver, My Love

and over the years battles raged outside, nearly

costing us our souls, and yet here we are

still carving, still etching the stone

tablets of our history.

       

Respecting the words we said so many years ago,

and the elegance of our love,

covered in lace.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

When There is the Hint of Autumn

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When is just a hint of autumn in the air, a cool morning, I think of us

planning our wedding, so many years ago. Talking

with Rev. Ann, and your aunt getting her house ready,

for that wonderful day and the reception.

       

I was surprised we paid off the ring so quickly, and I was in love with the way it looked

 on your beautiful finger. I always think of us when

there is the hint of autumn

in the air.

        

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As Seagulls Peer Into the Waves

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As seagulls peer into the waves, expecting the night to fall,

an older couple refuse to give up their walk

in spite of the chill, and the sun setting

still holding hands, having been

through enough hell

to never let go

of love, or

of each other.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

It Was Worth It

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As the bus driver watched the old couple, help each other off the bus, one with a cane, and the other with a walker, she did offer to help. But the two knew each other so well, they knew when to hold on, and when to step down.

The bus driver hesitated, as she watched them walk away slowly. And as she closed the door and took her foot off the brake, she saw the husband lean over and pick a wildflower off of a bush, and give it to his wife. It was a little blue flower. She wondered how long the old couple had been married, as she smiled from ear to ear.

The bus driver was changed that day, and decided that love was worth it after all. She would try love again……someday.

      

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We Must Not Lose Faith

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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

Mahatma Gandhi

We must hold onto the light of hope and encourage each other.

And embrace the wonders of our ocean.

             

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Quote from Gandhi

“When we love people we give them hope.”