Peace is Present

Infernal trek!
Wasted, mindless days
these chains of self-reproach

Will I never reach
yearned for peace?

Carry this burden
into the wind,
feet shuffling
eyes skyward

Stalwart trees
observe my passage,
birds offer accompaniment,
sun’s warmth charms

Nature intervenes –
peace is present.

(My image)

Horizon

Life stretches out before us
and all I see is construction –
so many unknowns ahead

Search the horizon
for reassurance
that the road is worthy –
destination in view

In truth,
no matter our choices,
it is peace we seek –
not found beyond,
but within.

(Image my own)

Shadow Speak

Shadows stalk our conversations,
hovering between lines spoken.

Mother fears death and I,
sidestep darkness…

It’s delusional to believe
we can think ourselves well
or avoid pain by seeking only light

I chew on my words
not wanting to inflict harm –
have done enough of that over the years

Pray for peace to guide her passage
the reassurance of forgiveness
love unconditional

Times like this, language
is sorely lacking, we stumble
build sentences, capture moments

Tell ourselves it will be enough.
It won’t be in the end.
It never is.

(A found poem, borrowed from a previous post, July 2019, on One Woman’s Quest II. Submitted for Eugi’s Weekly prompt: peace. Image my own)

Peace Within

The waters of my soul
are still tonight
the harshness of day’s
light, easing now
into quiet solitude.

I surrender to renewal
knowing that no matter
what tomorrow brings
I have peace within
to guide me.

(Submitted for Eugi’s Causerie weekly prompt: renewal.  Image my own.  Peace Within first appeared here June, 2018.)