(© Linda Spencer, 2009)
Breathe like the air flowing through the night
Shine like the Sun's fiery light
Move like the waves rolling across the ocean
Landing on Earth's solid ground.
My Life, My Path
(© Linda Spencer, published in Sibella Poetry Magazine, Oct/Nov 2012 issue)
As I travel down this path that is my life,
I dream with wondrous anticipation
Of what will come my way,
Of what my next step will be.
It’s a journey that makes my heart jump
As I dance along through time.
I am intoxicated with the breath of life
That fills my heart and soul.
Like the warmth of a summer’s day,
Like the beauty of the setting sun
And the endless sky on a starry night,
This is my life.
This is my life, my journey to live -
I may not yet see the whole path;
There are many roads I could choose;
But it is my choice to make.
Yet I do not walk alone -
With friends and family by my side,
I share with them this love
That is my life.
My angels shine their light before me
And guide me down my path,
For a journey to love and cherish -
Long may it last.
(© Linda Spencer, published in Sibella Poetry Magazine, Aug/Sept 2012 issue)
I have been on this road,
Sometimes like a roller coaster
Heaving emotions up and down
And all around into knots.
A few years back I made a stop
And looked back from where I came
To discover that I had lost my true self
And I wanted to find her again.
I had to forgive this person I had become
For repressing her own dreams
And allowing others to take control.
My true purpose then came back to me -
I finally saw the beauty I have inside
And the gifts I have to give this world.
I can now say I know who I am and who I’m not
No more reacting to say what I don’t want.
But in some ways, I’m still a child,
With still so much to learn.
I’ve only just begun to climb the hill;
I’ve just begun the journey of my life.
(© Linda Spencer, 2011)
(Published in Sibella Poetry Magazine Dec2011/Jan2012 issue)
I see through the layers
That you fight so heavily
To keep wrapped up so tightly.
I feel the tears
That fall as you sleep at night
That you cry throughout daylight.
I sense your fears
And all of your sorrow
Of what will be for tomorrow.
I feel your doubt
In things you once believed
That now you can’t conceive.
But I see the light
That will brighten up your day
Trust that it’ll come your way.
I give you faith
To dream and to believe
In all good things that you’ll receive.
I sense your joys
That you’ll know your whole life through
Just believe them to be true.
(Published in Sibella Poetry Magazine Feb.2012)
On the wings of change you can soar
On these wings you can find so much more
Don’t close your eyes – open them wide
To see what wonders change has in store
To fulfill your life evermore
Cries for help, sounds of pain
May ring in your ears but need not remain
Don’t close your ears – open them wide
Let them hear the joyful sounds that blaze
Let them hear the wondrous songs of praise
Pain and sorrow have their place
But Light and Love are best embraced
Don’t close your heart – let it open wide
Let your heart feel what it may
Then let go the feelings of dismay
Fear and anxiety can take hold
Shutting out chances and leaving you cold
Don’t close your mind – open it wide
Let it think, create and give it power
To attract all goodness to you this hour
For the birds that sing their songs of hope;
For the waterways on which we float;
For clear blue skies and the warming sun;
And the moon’s light by which I pray.
For vegetable gardens and herbs divine;
And succulent grapes that make fine wine;
For homemade pies and family dinners
Over which we love to share our days.
For ocean waves and grains of sand
That massage my feet as I walk along this land;
For fallen trees and the cushioned grass -
Perfect spots on which to rest.
For the sound of rain that soothes the mind
To wash through thoughts that are so entwined;
For clouds to watch and images they create -
Products of our imagination.
For precious moments that make us smile;
For the beautiful people who make life worthwhile –
May their light forever shine
So brightly from their hearts.
For all of these gifts – priceless riches.