The candle sat there
Before me
Standing tall
In anticipation
Holding onto
The thought
To be included
Desiring more
Comfort and warmth
My hand brought
The lighted match
To the wick
A flame
The candle
Joy around
The inviting
Grasp at me
Pulling my gaze
To see
See beyond
Past now
Pleasing presence
Guiding me
Into the unknown
And yet known
A joyney
The candle, the light, me,
And the mystery
Comforting joy
Welcoming presence
Connecting us all
To gaze upon
The candle’s flame.
By Pauline Harris

Step Aside


You are different
From me, are you not
I cannot learn from you
The differences are too great
Wait a minute
I liked that thought
The flavours soothed
My soul down deep
Refreshing to awaken
My spirit is alive
A new moment
In pleasure pallets
My very being with love
And multitudes of joy
My selfishness of the past
Is gone, please accept
My apologies
For I am humbled
And grateful
By Pauline Harris

Glimpse of Light


My eyes are closed
Tightly shut
Not a spark
Of light to see
All alone
Deep in thought
A touch
On my shoulder
I shiver
First in fear
For I know not
Whose hand has
Dared touch me
In my moment
Of solitude
Trying to remain
Calm thoughts
Breathing in
Breathing out
Deep breathes
As I open one
Eye to see
On the hand
I realize
The hand was
My own
I laugh
Barrels of joy
By Pauline Harris


‘Count those Blessings
One by one’
For each of us
Needs to know
The joys in life
Help carry us through
From one day
To the future
And beyond
The knowing
And into
The shared
Love and compassion
We all cherish
One by one
Our blessings
Flow like a stream
Sharing and caring
Touching our lives
Spreading across
The planet
Making more
To share these
One by one
Enjoy these blessings
Share these blessings
One to another
By Pauline Harris


inspired by the song ‘Count your blessings’

Lady of Compassion


Traveling around,
She learned to see
More than with her eyes
Her heart led her
To many places
Learning many things
Trying so much
Much beyond her norm
This lady reached
From within
To bring joy
Happy to give
To bring hope
A longing from others
To bring love
As her understanding grew
She offered her
Humble heart
This lady
Brought compassion
To all she came
To know through
Her travels.
By Pauline Harris

The Search Begins Within…

Searching for something bright and beautiful

…must begin with awakening thyself to

seeing there is beauty within

…letting it out to see there is a world to see…

Let us see what this adventure in life is to be

look first in the mind…and see all

by Pauline Harris

Beginning With One

One life

one touch

one look

one time.

all is right now.

breathing in life

is something to be


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