It Was Worth It


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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When I Take the Time


When I take the time to search the mountains,

I can find peace living. If you are with me My Love, and I simply turn

to see your face, I know there is love reigning.

And all doubt runs away quickly,

as I see

the Creator working.


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We Must Not Lose Faith


“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.


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Quote from Gandhi

“When we love people we give them hope.”

Shaping Our Prayers


It’s when are backs are against the wall, as the concrete grinds

into the skin of our backs, and we behold our cities

on fire, the desolation of generations

ruining the hope of many, that we truly

learn how to shape our prayers,

remembering how

the ancient rivers ran,

the ones

we used to know

so well.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

“When we love people, we give them hope.”