Where Our Dreams Are


On the trails….down by the lake where we used to know

our unsaid prayers, where

our dreams are still cared for

oak leaves will guide us

by their strength,

so that we can find

who we once were,

in that place we use to call



Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

We Do Bend the Light


In the golden lampstands of our sacrificed dreams

we do bend the light forever


that at least something, some fragment

would live on,

we do want those dreams

to live on,

don’t we?


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

It Was 11:30 PM


It was 11:30 PM when he made his last cup of coffee, stirring in the creamer while the rain pelted his kitchen window.

It was the wind that sent sheets of rain, lashing out in waves again and again. He was glad to be home.

It wasn’t much of an apartment but it was peaceful. Dimly lit, he kept only 2 lights on, like his father had taught him.

Should he read the paper? He headed for his chair. He realized nobody really read the paper anymore, did they? He decided instead to get out his travel book – the one on Ireland.

Someday he wouldn’t be working 18 hour shifts at the hospital anymore.

It was 12:10 AM when he fell asleep in his chair, the book still open on his lap, as he dreamed of a cottage by the sea. 

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A Word for Wednesday – Great Dreams


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion, to reach for the stars, to change the world.”

Harriet Tubman

The word for today is two words, “great dreams”.

We all have dreams, hopes, and plans for our future. But are we embracing the time we have today? Embrace today, and work on your dreams for a better tomorrow. If your big dreams seem too difficult to accomplish, work on smaller ones.

Harriet Tubman was right, you do have it within you – to accomplish great things! And they all begin with great dreams – in other words – your ideas!

You really can change the world.


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Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

One Conversation


And one night he had a dream, where he was talking to a woman he had never met before. She had been so wounded in life, so torn to pieces, that she lived in a dark place. Was it a cave? Perhaps she lived in fear, and would not come out of her house.

He could see her face, and they were talking about food. He noticed that all of her food came from cans. So he mentioned about food that was healthy, but not in a preachy way. He saw her, as equal to himself.

More importantly he told her she was valuable, that her life did matter. He began to inspire her with things she could really do, and that life held possibilities. Hopefully she felt that someone cared about her.

In the dream he realized, that this is how you do damage, to the realm of darkness

simply one conversation, at a time.

And now he hopes, and prays, he will meet her someday.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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



The vision gets us through the fire

or at least helps us to create,

see something of the future.

Writings of stone become so real

to us as we linger, shaping

who we want to be.

A prophecy shared.

Dream it, see it

live it.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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