Two Year Anniversary

When I started this blog two years ago it was for the joy of writing.

I love words, stories, as well as the lessons and stories that life teaches us. I didn’t want to be told what to write. I wanted to write about the things that I’m passionate about, and, maybe even more importantly, I wanted to write about things that mattered, or I thought mattered, and maybe even things that inspired and helped others. I wanted to write about life, people and all the things in-between.

In the time I’ve had this blog its transformed and grown into more then I could’ve imagined. I’ve written more life narratives and added poems, posts about traveling and much more.

I want to thank all of my followers. I want to thank those of you who have been with me since the very first post and to those who have just recently joined in on this journey. You are as much a part of this blog as I am. Thank you for your support over the last two years. I look forward to the future and the future of this blog.

Here’s to another year!

Thank you all!


Beautiful As The Moon

translucent hues
bleed from the sky
pale blue light
a stairway to heaven

set against the velvet sky
like bare, silky skin
shining bright

diamond dust twinkles
around a glowing orb
a bright spot
in the darkness

cool, dark sheets
embrace the heavens
as the temperature rises
in the milky light

warm bodies meet
in the crisp night
illuminated by the light
she is as beautiful as the moon


she set a fire in his soul
and danced in the flames
letting it burn down her walls
displaying all her beauty

he created a spark in her heart
that slowly transformed to a blaze
warming her entire being
as he continuously fed the flames

she thrived in the fire
spinning naked in its presents
burning away fears and doubt
that previously haunted the mind

he watched her dance
slowly shedding his cocoon
and entered the fire with her
where they swayed together

she smiled through the flickering flames
dancing life’s dance
and watched him smile back
warming her soul more then any flame

he pressed his lips against hers
with an undeniable passion
that ignited her soul
and made them both dance ardently

she saw in him things the flames couldn’t reveal
a dark shadow of the past
a fear of history repeating
and a cocoon not fully shed

he was awake
but not fully alive
he was alive
but not fully living

she was life itself
the fire and the flood
the sun and the moon
the zest for life while dancing it’s dance

he stumbled in the inferno
his feet became tired
as he caught himself
and pulled away

she brushed from her mind an itching doubt
that something was wrong
that he was losing the steps
because he was ever present

he made it rain
but she kept the flames reaching
arching over their heads
to give them cover

she felt the flames prick her skin
as they started to burn
and he embraced her – shelter –
and she found safety in his arms

he caught himself again
too close to the fire
too close to the passion
too close

they connected
they soured
they reached for the sky
and they were brought back down

they felt the fire
seeping through their skin
peeling their flesh

the fire exposed and consumed them
and they let it
somehow beautiful – it raged
until there was nothing left but ashes

In the Night

deep in the night
our fingers brush
soft lips encounter a familiar force
while silky skin
touches softer bodies
pulled close, becoming one
steamy breath twists through the dark
as we breathe each other in
as you kiss every inch
slowly unfolding me
careful not to break me
while I kiss every part
undo my hips
with gentle hands
leaving tattoos burning on the flesh
we grip each other
speaking a language all our own
as pleasure rises

The Perfect Storm

calm seas embrace
lighting flashes behind blue eyes
turbulent waters slowly rise
a storm brews deep inside

barricade the rushing waters
flea the crashing waves
race across the sandy shore
but the sea always finds the land

lighting cracks the sea
waves break with a frustrated cry
whitewash – gnashing teeth
saltwater falls from an angel’s eyes

a live storm looms behind blue eyes
promises to release
an uncharted fury
unknown feelings abide to fear

briny water reaches the shore
captures the heart
valleys carved in the hard, wet sand – resistance
yet, sand grains slip back to the sea

longs to love
fears love
for the wrath of the past has
left it’s impression

scars no one can see
seep into the ocean floor
swept away by the sea of time
still exist

a calming touch graces the sea
gentle wind, light breeze
whispers slowly and softly
land and sea find harmony

sunlight pierces the steely sky
waters shift with changing tides
serene pools rest behind blue eyes
calm seas embrace

So You Call Me Baby

so you call me baby
wonderful you
man with the contagious laugh, warm smile
don’t stop calling me baby

so you call me baby
in the crisp fall breeze
hold me near
kiss me tenderly

so you call me baby
hold me, hold you
embrace me, embrace you
safety exists in your arms

so you call me baby
kiss my cheek
fingers intertwined
with mine

so you call me baby
under the velvet night
diamonds in the sky that shine bright
for us

so you call me baby
caress my skin
run your fingers down my neck
until they gently graze my breast

so you call me baby
kiss my neck, kiss my stomach, kiss my chest
electric fire burns my flesh
leaves an impression of your touch

so you call me baby
fingers dance across your skin
magnetically attracted
we drift closer and breathe each other in

so you call me baby
sunlight streaming in
golden rays brush your face
as we lay together

so you call me baby
by my side
flesh meets flesh
as you whisper softly

so you call me baby
heartbeat to heartbeat
roaming hands
tender touch

so you call me baby
from above
feel your breath on my face
hands slide down thighs to knees

so you call me baby
ocean blue eyes
open wide
full of confusion, kindness, wonder and life

so you call me baby
an angel from the heavens
smiling down on you

so you call me baby
crystal blue eyes
feisty with life
fiery passion to live

so you call me baby
strong of spirit
weak of heart
for you, cutie

so you call me baby
both of us
knowing the risk

so you call me baby
fragile heart
fragile being
fragile life

so you call me baby
heart swells
feelings soar
for the two of us

so you call me baby
bright spot
never ending
lighting the day and night

so you call me baby
act like you care
act distant
act like you don’t give a fuck

so you call me baby
as the storm breaks
hearts on the line, tears flowing, emotions chase the rising current
casualties taken

so you call me baby
but we are stronger then we imagine

so you call me baby
but you don’t call
no words
like a graveyard

so you call me baby
i know i’m on your mind
that song plays, you call
me, baby, always

so you call me baby
this messy life eats away, poisons, what is wonderful
but hope, happiness, beauty still blooms
with you, with me

so you call me baby
term of endearment
the pieces fit
attachment made

so you call me baby
through everything
you call me baby

Sunshine Blogger Award – I Accept Your Challenge

Thank you MidiMike for the nomination. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think my blog would be nominated for an award. I’m honored that you think enough of my blog to do so. And I encourage others to take a look at his blog:

The Rules:

1.) Thank the person that nominated you
2.) Answer the questions from the person that nominated you
3.) Nominate some other bloggers for this award
4.) Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated
5.) Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

My Answers To The Questions:

1.) If you won the lottery or became very wealthy, what would you do differently than today?
If I had the money to travel, I would. I would take an extended leave from my job, pack my camera and a couple journals and travel the world. There are so many places I want to go, things I want to see and, of course, there are numerous people to meet along the way.

2.) If someone’s ideas clearly opposed your beliefs and needed help defending them, would you help them?
Yes. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. They shouldn’t be judged for them. I do not want to be judged for mine.

3.) If you could tell the entire world one thing, what would it be?
Be proud of who you are – always be yourself.

4.) Are you a ‘big picture’ person or a ‘detail’ person?
Is it fair to say both? I can stretch my mind to see the “big picture” and imagine far into the future, but at certain moments, depending on the situation, I’m a very detailed oriented person.

5.) Assuming you believed in reincarnation, other than human, what animal would you want to be?
A horse. They’re strong and majestic and beautiful. Emotion is carried in their eyes and they have the freedom to run with the wind blowing through their mane. I can only imagine that running with the free spirit of a horse would be the equivalent to the freedom I feel when I’m by the ocean.

6.) Other than a job or something you get paid to do, what do you think is your greatest talent?
My writing. Words are my thing and I can easily express myself when pen in put to paper (or when fingers are put to typing).

7.) What was the last picture you took?
The last picture I took was just a few days ago when I was in Lake Place. It had snowed that night and all morning. By the afternoon the ground and trees were covered with a fresh blanket of snow, the frozen lake in the foreground.

My Nominees For The Award:

Questions To My Nominees:

1.) If you could redo one thing in your life, would you?

2.) What is your dream job?

3.) Who/What has been the biggest inspiration in your life?

4.) If you saw a stranger in need of help, would you help them?

5.) Who is your favorite band/artist?

6.) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

7.)What are your two greatest strengths/flaws?