I’m the one…

stevie and rev in the snow

I’m the one who knew the lines,
kept secrets,
read the signs.
I’m the one who held you close,
knew the silence
of hidden oaths.
I’m the one who loved you more,
more than life
at its eternal core.
I’m the one who kissed goodnight,
slew the monster,
fought the fight.
I’m the one who bore your pain,
absorbed the resonance
of love contained.
I’m the one who saw your fears,
held my breath,
dried your tears
I’m the one who nurtured your youth,
believed your dreams,
stood for truth!
I’m the one who scattered your form,
blessed your substance
through ghastly storms.
I’m the one who will always be,
your upholder
for eternity.
I’m the one who sleeps at night,
prays you visit,
just to hold you tight.
I’m the one who sees your face,
in the ether,
where you left a trace.
I’m the one who knows you’re there,
watching over me,
I’m the one who exhumed my heart,
just to remind me
that we’re never apart.

You’re the one who will always be…engraved forever on my memory…





Granny holidayed in St Germaine,
dined on caviar
and pink champagne,
loved the fizz of lemonade,
always took the subway train!
She came from Blackpool
where it rains,
I never,
heard her complain.
She loved to bake quiche Lorraine,
how she adored to entertain.
Evening Soirees
with Mary-Jane,
it really was a guessing game!
I remember when
we played charades,
at the neighbors,
down the lane.
Granny dressed
in La Fontaine,
from strong spirits, she did abstain.
I’d really love
to see her again
I guess she’s riding the celestial plane……..


It’s like the time…

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
― Bob Marley

dancing queen

It’s like the time
when I knew each song,
naive notions
that nothing could go wrong.
Music playing on turntables,
I was dreaming of being famous!
And I danced to the beat of Night Fever,
spurned lovers,
lonesome dreamers.
Pop posters on my walls
connected with
the live applause
I always was a dancing queen,
just seventeen!

I lived in unchained melodies,
and blues
my therapy.
Seeking solace in soul lyrics,
confessions of
a teenage spirit,
to learn the truth at seventeen
that love was meant
for beauty queens,
a shock
for girls with freckled faces
yoked into
a friendless matrix.
Enthralled by revolution songs…
so really,
what could go wrong?


Transcendent Memories…

“The eternal world and the mortal world are not parallel, rather they are fused.”
― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

stevie and a donkey

I lean into remembrance
and find you there,
never to be forgotten
in connections we share.

light of my life,
my teacher,
a soul loaned to me…
with me on this journey,
in transcendent memories.

Overflowing with wonder,
I still sense you, son.
Your romance with eternity
has only just begun……




“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
― Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist

an old photo

Earthlings are not meant to stay,
they soar into the milky way,
their auras shine like sacred jewels,
decorated with cosmic hues.

They evanesce into the light,
never forgotton, nor out of sight.
Old photographs
yellow and frayed,
precious keepsakes
of life portrayed!

Their resonance is boundless praise,
transfigured by eternity’s gaze!