A Portal Beckoning

if only getting to the other side
was as easy as stepping over the jagged rocks
into a picture frame of natural perfection

happiness and grace seem utterly within reach
fostering desires of leaving behind what’s pulling us back
with concerted efforts we move ourselves forward to a better place

while our surroundings may be deceiving us
intention towards fulfillment is not
being travellers towards our destiny brings the fortune we are deserving of

Reblog – Even the Old Oak by Byung A. Fallgren

I commented that this piece captures the feeling that we are limited at times even when we have great aspirations. Byung matched her beautiful words with a most appropriate image. Enjoy!

Nick Della Volpe--ndellavolpe@bellsouth.net. 400 yearold Angel Oak, in a park in Charleston South Carolina.

Four hundred years old Angel Oak in Charleston Carolina. 
Photo by Nick Della Volpe–ndellavolpe@bellsouth.net


Even the Old Oak

her desire 
to be the vein
of the sky
just 
a dream

©Byung A. Fallgren 

Finding A Way Home

i cling to this life with determination
boldly seeking the right directions to take
while some moments require reflection
other times swift and decisive actions

i trust in the wisdom graciously shared
and my savvy rightfully gained
it leads me to side-step making poor decisions
those which would leave me flailing and without support

i am confident and fortunate
moving forward with staunch efforts
to achieve progress and healing
so that only love resides within me





Honing In

until late into the early morning
fixating on the plights and victories of the past
rolling sceneries over and over in my head
savoring what went right
and things swerving wrong

overcome with the feels of discovering truths
not evident in those moments
the efforts in times of my silly, ignorant youth
unfold before me as i ascertain what escaped me before

the truth of who i am is discovered

What Is Left Behind

i ask myself bigger questions
as i near my end
trying to predict what will remain into eternity

will i leave a legacy of uniqueness
perhaps inciting social awareness
or just gracing this world with beauty

my hope is positive contributions linger on
being touchstones for future greats
through impact, influence, and inspiration

for i know my aspiration
shaping dysfunction into being unimpaired
has to mean something

Reblog – Stranger within by Reena Saxena

What a powerful piece highlighting the empowerment of women who reach maturity. Enjoy!

Reena Saxena

A stranger within me
emerges unannounced
threatens to engulf
my whole being
scatter me like ashes
all over the landscape

where was this spark hidden
for a lifetime?
unbeknownst to me
keeping me bound
In cages I did not choose
underestimating
a power
which can change the world…

Now that the mirror
speaks the truth
I will not break it
but block external influence
from clouding vision
once again…

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