Friday, September 30, 2011

Walla Walla

walla walla
so many voices
in my head
and yet
no profound thoughts
no thoughts
at all
absence of thought
and yet
total blackout
complete void
my head is empty
and yet overflowing
with white noise

so now what

my heart shall speak
of love

love speaks
when there is nothing else to say.

Sometimes the best voice of love is the one after you run out of flowery speech and clever poetry.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fly A Kite

a kite
blowing in the wind
tossed to and fro
sailing through the skies
among the clouds
among the stars
i would float away
if not for love

Life throws us around.  Sometimes because of choices we have made.  Sometimes just because it is life.  I am thankful for those who love me.  I would be lost without them.  And I hope that I can offer a string of hope to those I love.

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Strange Bird

strange bird
rose colored glasses
slanted view
free agent
unique vision

yes i am
all these things
and my life
is filled
with love
and wonder

I have often been accused of not fitting in.  I have been called many names over the years.  And I am the lucky one, for I love my world.  Do you love yours?

Copyright 2011 Ramblings by Dawn.  All rights reserved.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Leisurely Walk

wind in the trees
cool breezes
leisurely walk
babbling of a fountain
chirping birds
children laughing
dogs barking
ducks floating by
an intoxicating moment
on a beautiful fall day

I love peaceful moments that reenergize my heart.  Feeling stressed, frantic, out of sorts take a walk.  It does a body good.  Happy trails.

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Friday, September 23, 2011


I spent the day with my oldest son, Marc creating a birthday cake for Alexandra's party.  Tonight I am making myself available for advice and encouragement as Jaimee' makes a pirate dress for Alexandra.  Tomorrow the family gathers to celebrate her second birthday.  It is amazing how a child so small reminds you on a daily basis what is important in life.  Her smile, her laugh, her hugs remind each of us of the incredible capacity to love.  I am thankful for my little monkey.  And I am truly blessed to have a loving family and incredible friends.  My life is full because of love.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Am

i am the center
of my universe
i plot my course
i determine my path
i assign my value
i decide who i am
i accept responsibility
i select my destiny

to allow someone else
to be my center
is to lose my identity
to permit someone else
complete power
is to lose my own

i am
i choose

All too often we allow someone or something to become the very center of our life.  To do so is to allow our energy, our identity, our very being to be consumed.  We should always keep our center.  To lose ourselves in someone or something is to do a disservice to ourselves and those around us. 

Do you love someone so much that you have lost your individuality?  Then you offer them far less than you are capable of giving.  To give your very best to others in your life, love yourself first.  Keep your center.  Take control of your own being.  Direct your own energy.  Be all you can be, love yourself and let the love flow through you to others.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fish In The Sea

so many fish in the sea
so many choices
so many opportunities
so many people to be in your life
so many fish in the sea

which is great...

unless you are a turtle

I cannot even tell you the number of times I have been told "there are plenty of fish in the sea".  While this may be true, I have never felt like a fish.  Nor have I been searching for a fish.  Some things in our life are one of a kind.  Some things cannot be replaced by just anything that swims by.  For me it seems prudent to acknowledge the unique and special place that a particular person or event has in my heart.  I cannot replace them.  So I will always hold them close to my heart.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


what if
if only
what if
if only
what if
if only
regardless of which decision i make
i am left with what if
regardless of which way i turn
i am left with if only
there will always be a woulda
always a shoulda
always a coulda
if is such a small word
but it is the heart and soul of life
Launched into existence
Ending guaranteed
and in between
is a world full of IF

We make so many decisions because we fear being haunted by "what if" when we don't.  We spend too much time looking back and thinking "if only".  When the truth is "what if" and "if only" cannot be avoided.  The perfect life is full of "if".  The perfect life is owning the choices that you make.  The perfect life is learning from each step.  The perfect life is taking chances.  The perfect life is rejoicing each step of the way.  It is time to embrace "what if" and "if only", there are the badges of the perfect life.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Language of a Tear

a single tear
speaks of my joy
relieves my pain
when overwhelmed

a single tear
when i am sad
tells of the beauty
that i see

a single tear
reflects my heart
flows from my soul
tells of the secrets
that i hold

a single tear
the rushing wind
screaming loud
anguish filled
still unheard

a single tear
a gift for you
hold it close
don't let go
for it is love
from me to you

How many times have you had questions for those you love?  How many times do they answer with a tear?  So often we get frustrated or irratated waiting for an answer we understand.  Perhaps the answer is greater than any words.  Perhaps it's time to learn the language of a tear.

Copyright 2011 Ramblings by Dawn.  All rights reserved.

Friday, September 16, 2011


a true love
an unconditional love
causes pain
wounds and scars
the heart

a heart
a true heart
an unconditional love
will heal
bind the wounds
and love again

a heart
a fearful heart
an unscathed heart
will shrivel
will never know
the wonders of love

To offer unconditional love, does not mean blindly leaping into the fire.  It is natural to be cautious when you have been hurt.  I prefer to learn, grow and continue to love.  To offer less than unconditional is to make a mockery of the beauty of love.

Unconditional love does not mean going back and trying to recapture what you have lost.  It is forgiveness, believing in the possibilities, encouraging the best in the one you love.  It is moving bravely into the future by building on past experiences.   

Unconditional love does not ignore the lessons learned, nor does it dismiss the reality and limitations of those you love or yourself.  Love does accept the imperfections and quirks.  Love does imagine a healing beyond measure.  For that is the power of unconditional love.

I know that some do not understand.  I know that some do not agree.  But for me, unconditional love is my only option.  To deny my heart is to deny who I am.  To deny my heart is to reject my calling.  To deny my heart is to choose a death I could not bear.  I must choose unconditional love, for it is the beat of my heart, the light in my soul and my very purpose on this earth.

Copyright 2011 Ramblings by Dawn.  All rights reserved.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Little Things

it is the little things
that i remember
it is the small gestures
that make my day
it is the brief moments
that change my outlook
it is the slight smile
that brightens the sun
it is the tiny giggles
that lighten my heart
it is the quiet whisper
that calms my fears
it is the little things
that build my life

I often push myself from one big moment to another.  When I miss the little things along the way, my big moments lose their shine.  Emptiness fills my being.  Today I am collecting the little things.

Copyright 2011 Ramblings by Dawn.  All rights reserved.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


life twists
life turns
bend with the wind
go with the flow
ride the waves
zig and zag

paint with passion

and claim a beautiful heart

The world turns and the universe inundates us with challenges.  We make choices, some good, some not so good.  What our life ultimately looks like fully depends upon what we choose to do with it.  It is never too late.  We can always change our course.  Believe in yourself and let your beauty shine.

Copyright 2011 Ramblings by Dawn.  All rights reserved.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


to experience extraordinary
to perceive passion
to percipitate the profound
wander within the whispers
your heart will lead the way

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Monday, September 12, 2011


a squirrel outside my window
what an interesting world
we are all connected
the cat is chewing on plastic
energy is neither created
nor destroyed
i am lonely
children laughing
i love the sound of water
the ducks seem so peaceful
i want to matter
somewhere someone is crying
i wonder if we have chocolate
i am excited about tomorrow
the soft breeze comforts me
a bird flew by my window
somewhere someone is in despair
i am vulnerable
the scream of a teapot
the silence of the night
i wonder where i fit in
what can i do
a chipmunk on my porch
a distant siren
i wonder can you feel me
if i sent love your way
would you know it
i am reaching for something
i will know it
when i touch it
we are all connected
we are all alone
do you see me reaching
the sun is setting low
love is in the air
behind the hurt and fear
a new thought
a better world

So many thoughts, so many observations flood each of us every moment of every day.  And though they may seem random they all become a part of you.  You are the manifestation of randomness.  May you experience and share love makes us all better.

Copyright 2011 Ramblings by Dawn.  All rights reserved.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Remember.  I remember where I was when the first tower was hit.  Don't you?  A single day that changed our world.  A single day that shook our security.  A single day that introduced vulnerability to the world.  A single day that taught the world the meaning of terror.

As I watch the coverage on this, the tenth anniversary, I relive the terror, the fear, the sadness of that day.  My heart will always remember.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011


love that depends
on if you do
when you do
or because you do
is simply a facade

love that does not
allow for change
or growth
becomes a wall
that is doomed
to crumble

love that relies
on actions
love that is created
with expectations
is a fantasy
that you will
wake from

love changes
love grows
love encourages
love builds
love forgives
love stands alone
love expands
love flows

true love is unconditional

unconditional love lives on

A disposable love is not really love.  A disposable love is grasping for a dream.  A disposable love will leave you wounded.  A disposable love is desperation and sadness.  The world needs more unconditional love.

Copyright 2011 Ramblings by Dawn.  All rights reserved.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Love-filled Life

what is life
without love
a two dimensional
a simple journey
with no destination
an empty vessel
dry and cracking
a kite with no string

a life
with love
becomes vibrant
a life with purpose
a seam in the fabric
of the universe
love is the stuffing
the cream filling
the beauty of life.

Love comes in so many forms.  A parents love, a child's love, a friends love, a pet's love.  And every person that we invite into our life offers their best understanding of love.  Love is not easily defined for it has so many different manifestations.  But love is definitely the best part of life.  It gives meaning to every aspect.  Fill your life with love, and discover the best the world has to offer.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time Passing

The last few days I have been very aware of how fast time passes.  So many things remind me that it stops for no one.  I can no longer count the number of gray hairs on my head.  I don't remember when it became a chore to sit on the floor or worse yet to get up from there.  I can't remember when I decided to slow down and look around.  I don't know what happened to my little children or when they suddenly became adults.  Wasn't it just yesterday they were babies?

I know it was only hours ago that Alexandra was born.  And yet, this month she celebrates her second birthday.    How did she go from the infant who was learning to smile to the child who speaks in sentences? When did she become a little girl with a will of her own?  

As I look at Alexandra, I am taken back to the time when my children were two.  On their second birthday, I measured their height and doubled it.  As a mother I wanted to know whatever I could about their future.  As I look back now, I see the beginnings of some of their finest traits as adults.  I also am very aware of how things have happened throughout their lives that have altered the two year olds that I held in my arms. 

These reflections remind me that this is the moment to offer comfort, direction, encouragement.  It can't wait.  It can't be put off.  Time passes too quickly to go back and fix it.  The time for love and kindness is now.  The time is every moment of every day for they are flying by.

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