Top Ten Five

There is sweet freedom in not
setting the alarm.
It is the same giddy feeling
I knew as a young teen
staying up late watching SNL
with a girlfriend.
Tomorrow starts the countdown
until I switch on the alarm,
but today I’m free!

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Nothing Less

I had a dream that you were mad,

like years ago mad.

Anger oozed from your pores

and pooled around me.

My tears fell into your anger pool.

God embraced my heart and

helped me understand love.

Love can overcome anger.

Patience and mercy remove

heat and sting from the anger pool.

Eventually love triumphs.

I think the perception in my dream

was wrong.

I think it’s love pooling at my feet

this time but it hurts a little

so my nature wants to see it differently

but my spirit will rejoice in love, nothing less.

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Upside Down

There are moments that turn upside down,

but the sand pours in either direction so go with the flow.

robin, 2014




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Sleep, remembering the love
shared with many dear ones gone before.

Sleep, after the countless hours
you have given all you had.

Sleep, after the nurture
you’ve delivered in the world.

Sleep, from investing yourself
so you would have to give.

Sleep, yet know there’s purpose
in your every breath.

Sleep, the ninety-eight plus years
have left you deserving.

Sleep, and when you wake feel loved,
and know that we know we are.

Because your love has flowed so freely
from your heart since our births.

God has given us a lesson on love
in you.

Sleep Grandma, with peace while you’re living
because we go from peace to peace.

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White on White

Whitewashed roadways, sodium chloride crush,
bad for my blood pressure.
Every auto is winter white.
Veils of fine snow mist
dance across the frosted ground,
sweeping up into grey white skies
and fluttering down to find the space
between hat and scarf.
Oh to see a cardinal in an evergreen today.

robin, 2014

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Rising Sun

Like fire in the east exploding,
orange and pink rise up and fly,
casting purple grey their shadow
westward in the morning sky.
Billowing clouds ignite in splendor.
God has ordered the sun to rise.
It’s another day God’s glory
is revealed in the skies.

robin, 1997

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The early morning delivers it’s gift;
quiet, peaceful, noiseless calm.

There is a time for rest and stillness.

God’s gifts are massive realms
delivered in custom packages
at the perfect time.

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