POEMS ON LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
This year, as every year, just brings us closer
Closer to each other
Closer to our family
Closer in our Love.
I cherish each loving glance
Each opportunity to learn
Of myself and of you,
Lessons of life.
Outward we grow
In sharing the joy of our children
Living and loving
In our uniqueness.
I continue to be
Yours Still in Love
A Woman I Know
I stand beside a woman I know
Tall, confident, knowing
She listens to the unseen,
Holding focus, balanced in chaos.
The wind whispers
Bringing light to her eyes
Questions to her lips
Her heart opens.
The duck is shut up
And I understand.
Deep friendship comes
Gliding in and out
Connected and connecting
Our spirits, lives and work.
She brings joy.
She brings love.
She brings energy.
The woman I know is joy, love, and energy.
Finding Each Other
Today begins another step in your journey together,
Simmering and bold, deep and pure,
Is your love.
The years of preparation as babies, children, and youth
With family love supporting and guiding,
Are marked within you.
Parents, eyes glistening, remember
Your silly make believe games, your skinned knees,
Your first words.
Finding each other in one fleeting moment,
Changed your life direction,
Moving together in joy.
Today we celebrate invisible strong threads,
Binding and creating family,
The love of you for each other.
Tying ribbons cascading
Gently on a gift
Snug enough to stay
Loose enough to flow.
Such are the ties that bind
And hold our family close
Supporting us as we grow
Exploring worlds and stories unseen to all.
Growing up to adulthood
Growing out to reaches beyond
Growing down to discover roots
Growing into spiritual knowing.
Unwrap a gift
See the ribbon of life
Cascading among parents, siblings and cousins
Threading and spreading.
Wisdom in young and old
Bridging and breathing life force
Into the hearts, minds and souls
I See You
In all that you are is
Core essence of bliss
Enters in light.
Holding focus on intention
Learning in joy.
Seeds gently scattered trusting the wind
Eruption of success, I see you.
Brilliant shining lights open to the sky
Transcends and transforms the world.
You see me and I see you.
The howling rustling of leaves
Rain soaked soccer boots
The hush of fall drifts in,
She was born.
She brings the sun to the people
She meets, radiant with her smile.
Music stimulating our souls
Brimming with love in her eyes.
Loving life with her life
Overflowing with passion
To explore and learn,
Trom the endless lives of others.
Facets of Brilliance
Infectious giggle smiling brilliantly
Instantly drawn in,
Caring deeply for humanity.
Focused, scattering diamonds of brilliance
Gems of goodness and seeds of hope,
Loving those far and near.
Better than people
Quick to share stories
Paint vivid scenes of celebrations
Little, tiny gestures
Glittering personal attention
Connecting others spirits.
Confident in the future
Bold with ideas
Determined to learn, to grow, to be.
Shining in the world today
All the facets of
A Single Soul
As we move through life
Up pops someone whose soul touches ours.
The touch engages us, inspires us, challenges us
And we are transformed.
Celebration of another’s soul, of their gift to us of presence
Gives us hope that the peace we feel in our hearts
May be duplicated thousands of times over.
We hope that others will shine and connect their souls.
We hope for a better world.
And we pray for peace.
We celebrate together this day
The birth of you, the birth of your soul, and the relationship we have that has transformed us both.
Happy birth day to you, who popped up in my life and has given me peace in so many ways,
To my husband, my lover and my best friend
Your love for me transcends the angels
Bringing a deep abiding joy to our relationship.
On this birthday may you
Be blessed with rejuvenating health
Brim over with delight in the joys of retirement
Soak in the warmth of love and family.
You feed my soul, you feed my spirit
And you feed me with your desire.
I have been blessed to live with my man
For years of sharing birthdays.
May this one blend in with the others
Marking your birth time in your heart.
I did not buy little things for you to open
I did not buy gifts for you to hold
I did not make for you something to keep you warm
I did not bake for you or bring you soup
I do have for you promise of more time for talking
I do have for you a lunch and visits
I do have for you a promise to keep writing together
I do have for you a listening ear and travelling heart
I do have hugs whenever you want them and
even when you don’t
I do have strength to help you make the changes you want to
I do have love for you that is deeper than the ocean and higher than the hills
Eagle on the Delta
Deep in my cells
Connected we are
Me to you, me to we
Knowing the ages are one.
See India my child
Through your eyes
I will know
The depth of humanity.
Fly, learn, listen and be
Strong, curious, wise
Capture the notes
Wafting in the breeze
Warm kisses of love
Speak to your heart.
Family is rooted in your soul
Giving you wings to fly
Sharing your humanness
Across our great Earth.
Be changed and yet be not
Your essence knows no time
Laugh, smile, be joyful
With youthful exuberance.
Embracing life you soar
Like an eagle on the Delta.
Just high enough for us to wish…
Knowing you return home to us to nest awhile.
The wonder of the universe
I see in your eyes.
Deep, dark, mysterious
The depth of human learning.
Curious from the day you were born
Eyes bright and wise
By the sure joy of learning.
First numbers and alphabet
Reading and calculating
Searching for an Answer?
Or perhaps a Question?
Passions to explore
Dinosaurs and space
Piano and computers
Flying, and now relationships.
As you journey in relationship
With your beloved
May the joy of love
Enhance your growth.
Continue to explore your passions
Curiousity, creativity, and courage
To risk, to grow, to learn
To be human, to experience
All that there is
To taste deep and wide
That is the miracle of life.
To My Child
Smiling in the face of a child is innate wisdom
One often sees only innocence.
Potential is masked in adoration of the “firsts”
Desperately in love with life itself, these blend.
Wonder abounds as life unfolds
Deep from within you find your gifts.
Discovering them one by one
Sharing them with the world.
On the day of your birth we celebrate life
Celebrate the love we feel
The joy we see as you share yourself with the world
And the world discovers you.
Time Runs Out
The gentle breath
Skin so fine
Time is running out.
Incredible spirit and strength
Wisdom oozes into others
Always the future
Always looking forward.
Passing to the light
Comfort in the word of God
Knowing the time is now.
Know the time has come.
Giving, loving, peaceful to the end
A human being could be no greater
Touching all he knew with his gentle spirit
Love for humanity, love for family.
© 2020 by Debbie Payne