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

Do You Remember Him?

 

Just a boy, a kid
He liked to laugh
And talk
Long walks
Were his game

But one day
His smile
Introduced you
To another side of him
A side that few dared
To delve into to retrieve

Riding high amongst the clouds
Dreaming of what was
Never going to be
A proud patriot
Honor and hope
Kept him alive
Until he was no more

Gone these many years
His hope carries on
In the smiles shared
And the tears
Not forgotten
My dear friend

He Mattered

 

So often, we
As humans just live
Our lives day to day
Making differences
From our perspective
Attempting to matter
To someone else
Sharing a smile
Part of our story
Encouraging
One another
Improving life
Taking care
To leave the world
Impacted by a trace
A mere footprint
Stating we were here
We were loved
Our lives mattered
Because we knew
Our love was real
Our story carries on
In each of those
Touched by our love
Or just in the smile
We so often shared
By Pauline Harris

Lights and Shadows

Settled into making
The most of the moment
Together
Not as common
As wanted to be
Savoring the time spent
Joys and tears
Wash away those fears
Now is forever
If we choose to deliver
Lights shown brightly
Messages in shadows
Dedicating hearts
To delightful caring
Successful giving love
Hugs unfolding gracefully
Cultivating gratefulness
To enlighten joyneys
As we hug them forward
By Pauline Harris

United, At Last

Walking on a path alone
For ever so long
Wanting to share
But no one is there
Isolated
A cry out
But no one listens
Others lost in their own world
Their desires for physical items
Wisdom has guided me beyond
In some respects
I desire to co-create
Co-habit with friends
Making community
A flare for inspiration
Pure wonderment
Finding joy amongst
Those who fear
Caring my life forward
Grateful and blessed
Because I now have you
…by Pauline Harris

The Reunion of Sorts

Many days of planning
And at last it was here
To go or not go
I boarded the bus
With tingles in my stomach
Safer to take the bus there
No worries about my car
Hopped on and away
Jitters from anxiousness
I want to see my friends
At last, my stop
I get off the rotating bus
And walk steadying myself
Under the bridges, past the freeway
Into a side of the city
Familiar and yet not
The old garage, our old stomping grounds
Lots of talking inside
Of someone not wanting to talk
Or see someone…then silence
As I enter. I look over
And see one of my friends
With a baby. So adorable
Focused on the baby, I reach out
Hugging the baby
While taking a walk
With my friend
We walk over to the vines
And so many flowers
A buzzing noise
Hummingbirds, so many hummingbirds
And flutterbies flapping about
Singing and carrying on
Distracted by them
I must take and stay in this moment
This one beautiful moment
With friends and lovelies
I am in awe….
Until I wake up
It was just a dream
Now I wander where
Those friends are
And can I ever return
To that beautiful moment
…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

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