The Spirit of Christmas

tree lights

As I reflect more on Christmas, I know I should focus on the light

seeing the joy, the giving, but I’m still waiting for the spirit

of Christmas, to speak to me –

to create the word flow

and for peace to reign,

in all our hearts.


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All Through Our Shadows


In our shattered dreams, in our broken poems

may we receive the light

even through our weeping willows,

so that we can hold our head high again,

pushing away the anger,

infusing our words

with at least a little bit of hope

all through and beyond

our shadows.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Our Poems Ascending II


Through the smoke and ruins of our world, words

will call us born again, with our poems ascending,

our hearts will be lifted

proving to us once and for all –

there is still some beauty

and we are still alive, ready to accept

what we used to call hope

and the spark of the living

once again.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies



A Slow Fade


You probably haven’t noticed but many of my readers have done a slow fade. A slow fade is when a reader, is very much involved, but then gradually fades away, never to be seen again. 

Part of this is certainly natural, as our world changes, blogs change, people change. But many have migrated to social media, leaving WordPress far behind.

And unfortunately, I believe my blog is being manipulated in horrible ways. Because of that I’m losing interest. 

The weirdest thing is when someone comes to my site, and then I follow them – many disappear in a flash. What???

Being a very positive person, I have ignored it, and pushed through it for a long time.

I really enjoy writing, and I love where my poems are now, and where they are heading.

Lately though, blogging has not been as much fun. Perhaps I’ve even been depressed, and that’s unusual for me.

My latest poem published, “In the Dakota Winds” is certainly the darkest poem I have ever written. This bothers me a great deal. I don’t want negativity in my spirit.

I write all of this because I am considering doing a slow fade, or retiring altogether.

I ask for your prayers and positive thoughts.


Writing and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies