I wrote this two years ago, thinking back to the amazing sunset that I witnessed on the beach of Ostia Antica in Rome. I have never been more at peace than when I was there: on the far away beach of a foreign land, by myself, surrounded by black sand, pebbles, gentle waves and the occasional surfers and airplanes flying across the sunset. Ohhh, you should have been there to see it! It was a spectacle: full of possibilities and joy. There I believed in myself, and I loved myself for who I was and who I was going to be. I hope this poem brings to you that feeling of love and completeness that it brought me.
Somewhere, a long time ago
There was this happiness that I knew
Out of time it grew.
The kind that settles deep within
Breaks ground blooming
Sprouting colors of joy
Amidst the shadows of sky
Golden, blush and purple
Grey, blue and subtle.
Sunsets are a lot like love
Burning passion this moment
Cooler warmth the next
But forever the fulfillment
Of two souls that magically met.
Life is tough. But, friends and family, sunrise and sunsets, clear blue skies and a warm breeze help us smile and get through it all. I think, a sincere acknowledgement of the nature, people and the planet that give us so much to live for, that spice up our otherwise mundane lives, is warranted.
It would do us well to recognize what we have and appreciate all of it, even the bad, because it has shaped us to who we are today.
It is always a good day to be grateful. So, here goes:
Warm words and smiles Emotions without art A sky full of stars Blessed souls one and all.
Life with its ups and downs Bumpy and beautiful Like, streams with rocks and pebbles
Oceans that feel like peace Mountains that feel like home Books that feel like a holiday Friends that feel like forever
Songs that fill up the universe Beats that rhyme and pulse Yield sighs aplenty Of joy and content.
Breathe in the divine To believe and thrive Breathe out, let go To live and love With abundance and amity For now and eternity.