Optimism


Defacing the pain of losing again
To try to move ahead
I wash my mind and try to find
Success before I’m dead.

Onward is upward as slow as I go
To try to get ahead
One step, another, and then one more
Before I go back to bed.

Hold my hand while I take a chance
To travel a bit further ahead
With listening ears, please listen
To what is being said.

My silence is whispering very loud:
I need your help to grow
To see and hear and taste and smell
Slowly, but not too slow.

I feel ready to take that next step
The time feels right, right now
Come closer to me, just a little bit
And we can share some chow!

 

Cariboo Cowboy


Another Cariboo cowboy has come and gone
That white Stetson hat he used to don
Sits proudly in the blacksmith’s hut
The barn door is temporarily shut.

The community will gather to honour the man
Who raised their profile while others ran
He is their hero, that incredible bloke
Who smiled and laughed with regular folk.

He was known as a wild west rodeo pioneer
Loved bucking broncs, and bangers and beer
Always a wonderful weekend whoop
Of pigs and horses and hoola hoops.

Losing him is truly sad and a pity
but now he is dancing again with Kitty
They first met when serving in the navy
Stayed together like good meat and gravy.


Quesnel has lost one wonderful guy
Who always looked you straight in the eye
His passing is a sad and a difficult loss

To those who were touched by his gloss.

May he rest in peace.

Right In Front of Me


I was looking up at the stars and something fell down,
Right in front of me
It started to roll slowly and then more quickly,
It hit rough ground and slowed down,
Right in front of me
As it rolled slowly over a man hole,
it disappeared;
I looked down, deep down
Didn't  even know what I was looking for;
Something just fell down,
From the sky
And from the ground, there
Right in front of me!

 

Olivier and Arnaud

 

Olivier and Arnaud
Two guys I know
 
On bicycles in [Fraunce]
Region: [Provaunce]
 
Fathers of three
Very [sporteeve]
 
Friendly and warm
In great form
 
Patient and kind
Refreshing finds
Among olives and vines
And Fabulous wines
 
Thank you guys
For the many great highs!
 

Rescue Me

 

Cold and all alone

Sad and angry

Pain and sorrow

Loss and lost

Meaninglessness

Loneliness

Abandoned

Drugs and alcohol

Mental illness

Shelter me, help me,

Guide me, inspire me.

Make a difference

See me

Show me your heart.

 

Antoinette DeWit

May 2014