The Tree Grew

Beginning from seed

Guided by the wind

Taken by forces

Realized and Unknown

Scattered around

Some planted in ground

But this one found

A rock to brighten

Forcing its way

Through the cracks

And crevasses

No more determined

To be underground

A force to be re-connected with

Understanding true self

Making the powerful voice

Heard without measure

Gracefully arising and showing expression

This tree was once just a seedling

And now is fully grown and understood

…by Pauline Harris

Unwanted Package


Rented object
Desired to be
Returned to owner
Stormy weather
Creates unease
Step inside shop
Inquired within
Gentle music
Sooths the soul
Into believing more
Innocently answering
Questions, but
An uneasy feeling
Comes as lightning strikes
Thunderous rain ensues
Both outdoors and within
More people join in
The continous questioning
The door opens
And freedom is taken
Alone in the storm
Walking to the car
And realising all
That was lost
In those short moments
Innocent, no more
Potential customer
No longer interested
As being treated
Like the unwanted package
Doesn’t suit me
By Pauline Harris

Unraveling Quilt

Taking time to choose
The right fabrics
Colour matching
All with the threads
Making decisions
On which pattern
Cutting and trimming
Sewing pieces together
Forming what is to be
A perfect gift
For a loved one
Only to discover
The quilt began
To unravel
Due to a troubled heart
Ripping the seams
Tearing apart
What was once
A beautiful piece of artwork
Unraveling the very quilt
That took time and energy
To make and express
The love from those involved
Leaving so many pieces
By Pauline Harris

Tiny Pebbles


Out stretched before me
Lay tiny pebbles
Enabling a pathway
To somewhere and yet no where
Shattered glass seemed
To be placed atop each one
But alas, the glass was an illusion
Really portraying speckled water
Droplets sparkling like diamonds
Tempting flutters of the heart
With compassion and mercy
Gracefully I take a short step
Forward and to the right
Respecting the guidance
Set before me
Allowing growth
Creating wonders
Insights into the unknown
And yet deep within
Gratefulness blooms
As my expression
Of this joyney
Through life.
Hope carries on.
By Pauline Harris

Locked in a Corner

Invited to join in
I went willingly
As the invitation
Was rare to say the least
Following my friends
To a secret entrance
Waking in steps
One after another
Loosing sense
Of time and place
Lost in array of nuances
The drinks, the games
And now, alone
Locked inside
With no place to go
Yelling and screaming
To be let go
My voice is no longer
Weeping tears
Wanting, desiring someone
Anyone to hear
My whisper of love
Calls out strongly
Does anyone hear?
A crack of light
Shines so brightly
Awakening my grasp
I am free at last
By Pauline Harris

Waiting In Line

waiting in line…

some chills and

thrills await…

hop onto the cart…

strap in…

the bumps await…

a hitchhiker,

somewhat see through…

he hops onboard…

a yell, a scream…

and then some laughs…

all part of the bumpy ride

through a mansion

full of ghosts and ghouls…

and maybe something else

there to surprise us all…

happy haunting haunted mansion…

enjoyed the trips in the past,

maybe one day will hitchhike

a ride again~pharris

from 2015

One Guarantee


We are born and die
But to live our lives
How and to whom 
Do we dare share
A caring heart
Gives beyond self
Stories told
Adventures taken
Even if only in words
Or in shared experiences
Helpful hints
Laughter and tears
Gracefully guaranteed
An honest experience
Until we meet again
…by Pauline Harris

for CAD, thank you my friend

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