165549735_cd2d7777b5The future will not decide, I decide
if I find myself alone in possession of these feelings
at an age when the cliffs stand a little deeper in the water
the sea will recede and return the next day
less me
for it is my belief
we can make choices
based upon empty doorways
standing between the weft of things
knowing, our time
though it goes blurred into fathomless future
need not defy sense
and us born with less
we don’t want trinkets and rooms of wrinkled souls
talking about the caucus of the world
we want to live and burn
in that bright solitary
and when those we love
are no more
our place is not to wait for natural means
but take to surging waves
walk through a mirror of water
regaining in emptying out
those painful places we hold
dear and near to us
all these years we inhabit life
like a nervous electricity
will wait to strike
just once
and leave the deed
blackening the tree
long it stands marked
for future generations to remark
I wonder how
I wonder what
caused this burn
she lays her hands against her pulse
such a little flicker of life
and then
one blow
one determining
and it is snuffed out
to join the star dust of our might
you think me cowardly or without insight?
I hear nothing now
but the swell and call of shells
hypnotized by the whorl
of their ever decreasing
returning to

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      1. I read this with a feeling of endings and some of the things you’ve been writing about lately. And I always find my heart waiting the very same things most of the time. I wish for you to choose to remain out here, wherever “here” is, with me. I’ve found so much in meeting you and sharing words back and forth. I know you as a friend, an ally, a kindred spirit, a mentor, a muse, a confidant, a teacher, a critic, a collaborator, a heroine, an activist, a powerful force and even a crush. So my wishes are always selfish in that, I wish you to decide to stay with me and never feel like you need to go anywhere else.
        Much love, Shieldmaiden. πŸ’™

        1. I think you are one of the most unselfish people of either gender that is out there. Why? Because you champion the underdog, the oppressed, the stamped on and the needy as well as those who are swimming alongside you, and you always put others first. That is rare. And when it occurs it occurs often so a person can say ‘look how giving I am’ and you never do that, you just give without any expectation or desire for recompense. That is because of your principles and your knights faith and way of living. I often think if others were to consider the value those principles have, and could have the courage and heart to endeavor to become those things, the world would be a far better place to live in. I have not met many who I could say embody that type of person, who is effectively a warrior against injustice and a champion for those in need, but you are, and that is why I value you as my friend – and am so glad I met you through our sister R. I can see why she adored you and I add myself to a long list of people better off for your existence. It makes it hard though, as few are like you. Sometimes I think you need to consider yourself more, but I know you gain your strength from the goodness of helping others, and I admire that, and aspire to be like you, though I am not as giving or social I do believe in helping others, you are a very good role model, thank you for so much including your kindness. I struggle, much of it is a defect in me, something I cannot seem to conquer, but know this, your guidance and faith, helps me enormously. And know also, I’m here for you in equal measure. It cuts both ways.

          1. This brought tears to my eyes. Love you so much. Thank you, Lady. Thank you for everything.

  1. This is deep. It comes with pictures of a life journey and the common ending, urging to leave markings that will make us remembered for being true to ourselves.

  2. Absolutely beautiful ❀️ My friend
    Such value in your words
    You make me think deeper & love bigger
    Thank you for sharing your soul πŸ’•

  3. Stunning, truly. Oh and this part, “to strike just once
    and leave the deed blackening the tree
    long it stands marked for future generations to remark”
    Oh to leave a mark indeed… sometimes i tell myself that it doesn’t matter if anyone knows me/reads me/buys my books etc NOW…maybe someone will appreciate me long after I’m gone.

    1. Thank you so much Melanie for your lovely comments and reading this poem. I totally agree about that and that’s how I feel also, that even if in this life it is not anything, maybe one day, and even if it is not, so what? Influence one person and you have that success. xo

  4. A life lesson, journey, & experience.
    The connection of birth, growth, & present.
    One should always leave a mark to help us understand our
    where we come from and what experiences you’ve all left as a mark foot print of ourselves and what we can still continue to go forth.
    Beautifully stunning and great body work of poetic brilliance. πŸ™‚

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