And in his dream he was a boy again, praying,

in a church with stained glass, 

praying to be strong,

to become a warrior

to fight the bullies of this world,

and when he woke up,

searching the ceiling, he said,


as the sun was rising.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies


A Very Special Thank You


This is a very special thank you because you are a very special group of readers, thank you!

And thank you to all those across the planet, that have been praying for and thinking some positive thoughts for my wife. The mass in her chest (inside her, not on her chest) is actually smaller now, due to treatment. Yay!!

We are in a waiting phase now, for maybe a month or two, to see how it looks through special scans. Then another decision will be made as to whether or not more treatments are needed.

We are so grateful for all of our friends here and for your prayers!!

We wish you peace.


Writing and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

As a Blackbird Glides Over the Water


Walking by quiet streams, deep waters barely moving

smelling the leaves, as a willow gently moves,

inviting me under the covering, of her limbs

touching the green, the bark,

a blackbird glides over the water,

I am enfolded now

into the peace of the mountain,

and prayer

is gently released.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

When the Bluebird Sings

Bluebird via audobon

When the bluebird sings she lifts her voice, as a prayer for us

that we will be encouraged, focusing on the beauty

filling us, seeing the deer

in the wildflowers,

breathing in the coolness

and the strength of the forest,

conquering our own mountains.

And as we smile, the bluebird’s faith

becomes even stronger.


Poetry © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

Image from Audubon via google

video from youtube