The Forever Hug

From the first moment
Our eyes gazed
Upon one another
A connection seemed
To attach us together
We chatted
Then had long talks
Each enriching
Our lives
Entangling them
Growing closer
And then it happened
The reaching
Of each other’s arms
The forming of the hug
Fully embracing
Settling our affection
We have now
The Forever Hug
Connecting us
Always with our love
by Pauline Harris

Joy to All

 
This moment is a time
Of transitions
Of celebrations
Of connections
Of remembrances
 
We are all creating our lives
Making ways for the new
While carrying on older traditions
Allowing our stories to be told
Attempting to hinder opposition
 
As foretold, our lives
Are full of mountains and valleys
Dreams and inspiration
And encouragement
Enable us to carry on
 
We find Joy in moments
Of sharing
Of caring
Of learning
Of being
 
Giving our Joy to others
Through smiles
Through hugs
 
Here and now is the present
Thank you for being one to me
Blessings to all
Joy to all
By Pauline Harris
 

Smoky Embers

Gazing into the logs
As they begin to take flame
Engulfing embers
Combust deep within
Carrying the gazer
Towards a journey
Like no other
Captivating the soul
Enriching the feeling
Of being connected
To the oneness
Within the ever-burning
Flame
Called life
Protected
And guided
By the energies
Within the embers
Let go to fully
When left in ashes
Only to be reunited
In the new fire
By Pauline Harris

Changes

Everything changes
All the time
Stickler for rules
But as changes occur
Nothing is ever
The same
Nothing
But there is
Something
Fundamentally
The same
The basis
For all life
A premise
That connection
We all have
Yes, even those in denial
Are connected
Together
Through a common thread
Connecting to the past
And through the future
But keeping us present
Here and now
With sparks of newness
In each change
Continuing to develop
The world at hand
…by Pauline Harris

Joint Relationship

He brought the thread
To thread my needle
Each of us doing our part
Jointly and freely
Friendly games
Comforting conversations
Cuddling and exploring
Taking time to do chores together
Finding joy and peace
In our connections
…by Pauline Harris

Creepy Bridge

Walking in the woods
Feeling the cool breeze
Seeing the colours changing
Smelling the misty waterfall
Hearing the twickling water
As it washes over the riverbed
Tantalizing and tricky
The creepy bridge presents itself
Inviting many to venture across
But knowing the water
Is just underneath
Tempted by curiosity
I take a step
Gandering on what could be
My last journey
As stories have been told
Of this creepy bridge
Taking souls along
For a walk to nowhere
Mustering courage
I walk across
Hoping to discover
Something more
Inside of me to share
In walking, I become aware
The fear, I once had
Has been given away
To joy and excitement
Making my way here
To the other side
Of the creepy bridge
Is a new found happiness
…by Pauline Harris

Shadowy Faces

Only glimpses of each person
Do we see, seeking their own story
They each describe one incident
In clear detail from one perspective
Although another will tell it differently
Each lived their lives similarly
However their vantage point differs widely
So the stories they tell and live
Are true to each of them
At that particular moment
For the story is ever-evolving
As each moment creates new perspectives
With each new breath one takes
…by Pauline Harris

The Delicate Rose

Once many years ago
A boy, I liked gave me
This one delicate rose
Although he just liked me
As a friend, he thought it good
To give such a gift
And it was. I learned much
From that rose gift
Of courage to be a friend
Of beauty and of caring
Of letting go of my whims
For the sake of something greater
Time has passed and we departed
On our separate ways
But no doubt, I still think of him
Now and again, the noble rose
He gave me and the humble heart
I learned to keep
Friendships have meant much to me
Grateful for each of them
The gifts we give go beyond words
…by Pauline Harris

Aura of Angels

A simple smile
Whispers momentous joy
Reaching the hearts
Of millions in one gesture
Spreading comfort to all
And them continuing the journey
Peaceful times unfolded
Warmth and laughter ensued
Singing and dancing
Sharing meals
Powerful presences
The angelic blessings
…by Pauline Harris

One Carousel Ride

(Inspiration:  a photo of a carousel)

Just invited for a family outing
Only knew many of them barely
Shy, but adventurous. ..learning more outgoing
I went along to the harbor
Meeting relatives for the first time
A great dinner and then walking
Exploring the boardwalk…finding the carousel
My great grandma looked at it
With such joy in her eyes
She asked for me to ride it
In her stead…glee in my heart
I road the merry horse around
Around …around… and away I go
Such fun…until I saw
Someone making fun of me
Horrified, I cried…I was crushed.
Devastated to this day of the awful
Things do to others …sad now
…by Pauline Harris

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