The Shore


The waves come up to shore with promise

Yet fade back with the tide

Reality surfaces, hopes then plummet

Revealing all I wish to hide

Heart be still and patient

Be willing to learn and grow

Watch the waves, ride gently

Embracing their ebb and flow


Delicate Life


So tricky, so delicate, this path of life. 

Walk carefully yet dive in boldly. 

There is a balance to be discovered 

as we face each new day. 

Loving others with caution 

yet reckless abandon 

is by far the best way.  

To embrace hopes and dreams 

despite the risk they pose, 

to daydream and take chances 

on outcomes still unknown.

 This is life. 

Uncertain, exciting, 

sometimes painful 

yet always grateful 

for each new breath.