The Sands of Time

The sands of time like deserts wide,

keep moving on ~ no rewind.

Spread across eternity ~

the future holds uncertainty

Embrace your NOW that’s all there is,

refuse it though and cease to live.

Stop holding back your destiny ~

grab hold this day and be set free.

Live with heart ~ embrace your core,

one small step then reach for more.

Our thoughts create our destiny ~

trust and Believe ~ Then you Will see.

It takes some faith and patience too

but then rewards will come to you.

Faith is not something you see ~

Believe it First so it can Be.

The eyes can see the shallow plains

but with the heart see what remains.

This life we know is just a blink ~

it’s not as serious as you may think.

Live each day like it’s your last ~

it’s what’s here Now ~ don’t look back.

Lisa Jane Emery

As published by Eber & Wein Publishing in the compilation of Best Poets of 2014

Why…

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As a child, writing short stories and plays were a coping mechanism to the madness around me. It was during the mid teens in which I dicovered poetry…or poetry discovered me…it’s a fine line. While living in a dorm at a Christian home for troubled young people is when it began. This is the very first poem I ever wrote and put to paper, at sixteen years of age.

Why

Why am I so messed up inside

Holding feelings I don’t want to hide.

I’m trying so hard to deal with myself…

But my problems are left sitting up on the shelf.

I try to clear them to no avail..

Everything I do just seems to fail

Nothing I do seems to turn out right

But something inside me won’t stop the fight

I’m torn and tossed in this stormy sea

Trying to find who I’m meant to be

So many emotions all bottled inside

It can really mess up ones heart and mind

Things are confused…jumbled together,

Making my heart feel so under the weather. 

 

I’m hurting and hurting, the pain is so deep,

I’m climbing the mountain but its still too steep.

I need someone to lean on, who’ll understand,

Someone who’ll lend me their helping hand.

Most people are users…they like to abuse…

So when I get hurt…it’s really nothing new.

They say they’re “playin” but it cuts like a knife,

They just itch to cause someone strife.

Now my emotions are scarred and abused,

Body and soul are battered and bruised.

So be ready to fight…take it in stride…

Cuz this is a game…most people call life.

Lisa J Emery ’85

Free yourSelf…

Free yourSelf...

We’re often our own worst enemy, second guessing ourselves and not listening to or avoiding that still small voice inside…or by not slowing down enough to hear it.
Sometimes it’s our fear of what others will think or how they’ll react that paralyzes us.
When we learn to Love and Accept ourselves the fear dissipates…as though the “shackles have been released” and you become free to Be your Authenic Self…not the one behind the mask.
It only matters that You give Yourself! Permission to Be! The Greatness You Are.
#PeaceAndLove friends ♡♥

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As we move through this craziness called life we experience the push and pull of the cosmos. Life is a journey..a rollercoaster…and as such there will inevitably be ups and downs. This quote captures the beauty..and oxymoron of life. When we reach those lows..remember its a natural part of the cycle, and how we react to these situations determines how quickly the lows will pass.
Like the cha-cha its a dance of two steps forward, one step back.
#PeaceAndLove to all

Shady