Hiding in Plain Sight

There’s much around me I don’t see
Even when I try.
We’re shown it all, full-colored, bright.
Whatever’s hiding in this light
Is true like pure blue sky.


“Swan with Family Safe”, above, and “Bug Exploring Blossom”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Hiding in Plain Sight”.

Bug Exploring Blossom

Food of Love

Forgiveness is the food of love
That patience hopes to bring.
We eat while daily dreaming of
How peace would let us sing.


Text: Linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Light on Hickory Leaf”, above, and “Fence and Birdhouse”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “The Food of Love”. Taken near Stoney Run County Park in Hebron, Indiana.

Fence and Birdhouse

Beautiful Spirits

Angelic voices I would hear.
It’d comfort me to know they’re near,
But what I see are birds and trees.
The longed for songs are sung through these.


Photos: “White and Green”, above, and “Yellow and Green”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme: “Beautiful Spirits of the Natural World”.

Yellow and Green

Street Photography

A sidewalk is a street for feet
With one for cars nearby.
My mind takes detours off and on
And sometimes when its good and gone
I let my spirit fly.


Photos: “Summer Street”, above, “Winter Street”, below. Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the prompt “Street Photography”.  Although these scenes are more of the sidewalk, the street to the right is the main street off the set of town homes where we live.

Winter Street

Pieces of a Dream

Dreams make sense in pieces.
They show up every night.
Even when I’m not aware
They shine their guiding light.

One day I may listen
And try to understand.
I’ll dream until you find me where
You can take my hand.


Photos: “Ferns in Black and White”, above, and “Dream Pieces”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Pieces of a Dream in Black and White”.

Dream Pieces

The Need for Speed

With maddening speed the little weed
Grows through the vacant lot.
When fertilized bare spots concede
They’ve lost to what green’s got.


Photos: “Speeding Past the Green Below”, above, and “This Guy’s in No Hurry”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “the need for speed”.

This Guy's in No Hurry

Free as a Bird

Birds because they glide through sky
Are free since wings can take them high.
I also trust the lordly tree
Is free though rooted down with me.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Photos: “Bird at Sunrise”, above, and “Royal Terns in a Row”, below.

Royal Terns in a Row