March 25, 2020
Just past sunset, another day lowers with the sun,
Hey there, how’s it going, are we missing anyone?
All we can do is stand here and be gratefully aware of one more night with our shining stars,
Realize this separation is a love of one another, these are caring boundaries, not bars.
One more night of worry,
One more cross to bear,
One to ponder answers…hurry!
The solution is already there.
Just past sunset, but that star will head East and rise again,
Hey come on now, those lights will cling close once now hits then,
We can all sing apart together and then pull us closer still,
Send out those brave and amorous healing waves,
We must all stand till first light, our souls are resolute, our aspect brave.
March 13, 2019
A lesson repeated over the last few weeks: It is impossible to be anyone but you, and I, I am kind, true to my beliefs, and generally ‘good’ if that word means anything…that doesn’t make that task easy, sometimes makes it very unfulfilling when there are some gaps, some things never are seen or heard or felt, and sometimes just sometimes, the lights we shine can leave us feeling very very cold.
Sometimes it seems the brighter you are the colder it gets…maybe that is because you are at times supposed to turn that light to illuminate the inside, but I need some oil, been a long time since that lamp has turned…it’ll move in time, but not without a bit of elbow grease and force of will.
However, regardless of scrapes, bruises, and scars, when you scrape away the shielding It is still a choice of how one reacts and what one chooses to be…their truest self or someone else, and to tell the truth, for every time I lose, even if I don’t, I would rather be me than anyone else ever created…because there is only one of those after all and it has some very nice features if you get a good look at the specs…dents, rust, broken hinges, dirty windows and all…
February 24, 2018
“Love is something that can be held but never kept if you hold too tightly, love is a mixture of two breathing souls that must learn to breathe in rhythm, love is like painting a landscape with two brushes, not quite knowing what valleys and mountains the other party might paint, but just knowing you have to see the finished picture.” – TWS18
February 11, 2018
“…For something to be born so dark, it must have fallen from a great source of light.”– TWS Fish Out of Water column/Feb 2018
January 28, 2018
I have seen rainbows,
After darkness killed the sun.
Storms moving West now,
There is no need to run.
All the things we faced while it rained,
Perfect wizards casting perfect spells,
Life was not broken but just strained,
Not walls but a newborn out of its shell.
I have felt the winds,
That moved the foundations.
Nothing but a breeze again,
I need no explanations.
After the darkness always comes the light,
Balancing nicely once the moon sets,
The past made us into steel, we will fight,
Fling ourselves into future no damn regrets.
I have seen rainbows,
The prism it gave me lies within.
Fabled treasures lay at my feet,
Not at the end but at where we begin.
January 11, 2018
“If one feels privileged to stand in the light of the master, one should realize he is a student on his way to BECOMING a master.” –Thomas Spychalski
December 3, 2017
Just as applicable to writing as to life…
“But don’t damn me when I speak
A piece of mind
‘Cause silence isn’t golden
When I’m holding it inside
‘Cause I’ve been where I have been
And I’ve seen what I have seen
I put the pen to the paper
‘Cause it’s all a part of me.”
-Guns ‘N Roses: Don’t Damn Me