Presenting Preying Mantis

(Inspiration a preying mantis posing for the camera)

 Ta-da
Here I am
Ready for my
Close up
The beginning of
My dance is here
To perform now
For you swinging
My hips to and fro
Let us get
Dancing
By Pauline Harris

Fatherly Figures

 

Some showed balance
Some showed emotions
Were appropriate at times
Some expressed anger
And taught me I need boundaries
Some special ones allowed joy
To infiltrate them and bring joy
To the rest of the world
Many taught me
Many moments
To reflect upon
Thank you for being
Who you are
Those father figures
In my life
By Pauline Harris

Joy Found In Water

After a long day
A moment to reflect
Excitement found
When discovered
There is time
Some time to swim
Get ready and go
The first touch
To the water is
Ice cold…brrrr
Desire impedes
Daring to immerse more
Deeper in
Water swallowing me
Up whole
No sounds
Totally in the moment
I look up
A light glimmers
Beyond
Up above
The water’s crest
Emergence
Has taken fold
Engulfed
In a moment
Of pure joy
I stay there
As long as I can
A moment
To remember
A feeling
Encompassing
My whole life
With gratitude
by Pauline Harris

The Crooked Safety

 
For so long, I thought of
How safe I was with you
Only to discover recently the truth
Pretending to comfort me
But I
I need time to think for myself
Our journey together is over now
Pack your things
And be gone
Goodbye forever the one I trusted most
By Pauline Harris
 
 
Inspiration: A photo of 2 Crooked Safety Pins

Ode To ‘The Canterville Ghost’

(Inspiration ‘The Canterville Ghost’ by Oscar Wilde)
 
There upon opening
The book led me
Deep inside to inquire within
The words seem
To read by themselves
The story set out
Full of mystery, suspense
Innocent and yet worldly
 
Entranced, I read on
A girl to discover
A long forgotten
Ghostly presence
Would bring her
To a new level
Of understanding
 
Forgiveness
Trust
Friendship
And Love
Here was this story
Forgotten until
A bonding came forth
To bear fruit
On an unbearan tree
And tears and words
Would soon set
‘The Canteville Ghost’ free.
by Pauline Harris

Spring Awakes

Some people may freight
For snow and rain have stayed
However when the blooms
Have started to rise
The moment has come
To see a new day upon us
And life appears to gain
Hope lives on within our hearts
As we carry ourselves
Through today and
Again through tomorrow
Bringing our light with us
To shine on with love
By Pauline Harris

Be Aware

Watch out

there is a new disease

going around

its called

Inspiration

it can come from

anywhere or anyone

once caught,

it is easily

passed on

some may seek it out

it can be discovered

in creativity

or learning

reading

walking

sleeping

Oh no…I think

it has found a new victim

or is this person

one who will survive

this Inspiration

we will see one day
~pharris2012

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