Finding Each Other

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I learned how to turn and shape my discovery,

my emblazoned star

into a more pliable romance,

so she would notice me,

and we could both walk out of this mess together,

seeking wholeness. We did find

the right shoes though,

used, but in remarkable condition.

And she spun, twirled

in her cotton skirt,

with the sun in her hair

the scent of lavender

defending us,

and that’s how it all began really,

our journey together.

     

Note: Sometimes we find ourselves by finding each other.

      

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On Our First Date

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She was so nervous, talking alot in the car,

at the Chinese place reaching

for my hand.

Later she said she knew

I was the one…….

but she had trouble with trusting.

I could see the gold

running through her veins,

and I knew whenever we did

eventually make love

I would need to protect

her heart, her fragile flower,

so I silently committed

my life to her.

We’ve been together ever since….

I still buy her flowers by the way,

and she really likes fresh breath…..

so I brush my teeth alot,

to this very day.

           

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Two Stronger Than One

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It always amazes me how a battlefield can draw a couple closer,

fighting together,

two stronger than one.

We hold each other,

alot more now.

     

Thank you so much for all of your blessings, prayers, encouragement and well wishes! What a wonderful blessing. It has been a very difficult few days but I will respond to each of your messages.

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The Strength and Power of Love

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My wife never ceases to amaze me, she is the most courageous person I have ever met.

I’ve learned so much from her over the years. In fact the love we share, actually awakened me spiritually

when we first met years ago. To say that she is strong (internally), would be a huge understatement.

Having survived cancer twice now, she is still amazing, inside and out. Many chronically sick people can turn bitter, but not my sweetheart.

If I shared some of things that she went through the first time, including nearly bleeding out,

nearly dying, you would be shocked. I was terrified for years that she would die.

Anyway, I changed over the years, mostly due to adversity. My faith shifted dramatically.

And you know what? That’s ok. I learned to be more compassionate, more accepting of people,

and how to keep loving…..no matter what. So when you see strong women in my poems, like “Starlight” and in my fiction, I’m writing about her. I admire strong women now…..

just one of the many ways she’s had an incredible impact…..on my life. 

     

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