Letting Go

Love.
Transient like the wind.
Soft like a hymn.
Solid like a ring.
Light became dim.

Red.
Color of my blood.
When emotions flood.
A confusion of lust.
Morphed into rust.

Heart.
Sight sees further.
Logic sings louder.
I piece mine together.
Yours belong to another.

Freedom.
Chains are broken.
End of an album.
My spirit’s anthem.
Flight must now happen.

Duality.
No more denial woes.
Truth I now know.
I must now grow.
Therefore I let you go.

10.18.2017

~ JW

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Little Rose

Sleep now little rose.
Let go of all your woes.

All creatures have horns.
No use fighting thorns.

You have had enough.
It is time to grow up.

Little ruby caterpillar.
Fly now – you’ll feel better.

10.15.2017

~ JW

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The Fleeting Day

On little fly, don’t be so blue.
Open your eyes to the world before you.

Every corner you see is painted with beauty.
Your heart is alive as red as it bleeds.

You take in love. You take in sorrow.
You feel today like there is no tomorrow.

Walk forward to a new day.
The light of dawn will shine on your brave.

10.10.2017

~JW

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It’s Okay

It’s okay to try.
It’s okay to fail.
It’s okay to cry.
It’s okay to be frail.

Society will make rules.
Society will judge you.
Society makes you a fool.
Society tests what’s true.

Beauty is a curse.
Beauty is a blessing.
Beauty gives birth,
To what is missing.

Blessed are the meek,
Who can withstand the strife.
Blessed are the weak,
Who continue to survive.

But only you can choose.
Only you have what’s yours.
You can sing the blues.
Or you can open the door.

Growth is not without pain.
Forward is not without loss.
Rainbow follows the rain.
In sunlight you walk across.

It’s okay to accept joy.
It’s okay to atone.
It’s okay to enjoy.
It’s okay to walk alone.

Life is beautiful.
Life is hurtful.
Life is bountiful.
Life is eternal.

10.8.2017

~JW

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Away the Strays

All the stray dogs want to come into my home.
My door is closed. So they howl and moan.
Begging for attention like hungry wolves.
I ignore them, for I am not fooled.

But my little sister is kind and sweet.
A heart of gold, dignity and integrity.
She gives her love without any boundary.
So she lets them in, thinking I don’t see.

She gives them food and water,
And bedding to make them warmer.
She gives them her time and attention,
And unconditional love, not to mention.

She is so happy to help them in her way.
And for a while, they enjoy their stay.
So I let them be, and watch from the sidelines.
Such beauty inspires me to open up my mind.

But their loyalty is as real as their next meal.
When they are fulfilled, it becomes a done deal.
They move on quickly, and leave her all alone.
But not before they trash our beautiful home.

For many days after, she cry and wonder why.
She asks me why they keep telling her lies.
I don’t have the right words to give her an answer.
I can only pick up the pieces left over.

She wants a dog, to love and to hold.
But she needs guidance, and rules to be told.
Her heart is big, but her time is finite.
Her innocence should be cherished, and not left to die.

That is why I’m putting a stop to this nonsense.
This vicious pattern must be broken.
I will take back what is stolen,
And make rise again what had fallen.

Class is something money cannot buy.
There is no shame in picking a fruit that’s ripe.
But stay far away from those luring fruit trees,
That grew from tainted and poisoned seeds.

Time to find her a dog of good pedigree.
One trained in etiquette, and from a good family.
One with heart and courage, and integrity.
One who will treat her like a real Lady.

Because a Lady does not belong to a tramp.
Just as a stray does not belong in my camp.
My vetting will bear my lineage’s stamp.
And henceforth given only to the worthy Man.

10.6.2017

~JW

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