Miracles are best when one is waiting,
When there is nothing else that one can do,
When harsh despair must look on love deflating,
When something unprepared for passes through.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where the theme is “waiting”. Sarahsouthwest is hosting. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s final Forgiving Fridays and to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. That “something unprepared for” made me smile.

Fallen Leaves Afloat
Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile


Bright orange with red against dark black
Keeps my heart from mad attack,
Reminds good habits to stay bold,
And calms me when stray demons scold.

The featured image is a photograph of Beverly Dyer’s art work, “Zen Tree V”. This post is linked to dVerse Poetics where Mish is hosting featuring the art of Beverly Dyer.

Smoke and Mirrors

Yesterday’s enlightenment
Becomes today’s delusion.
Smoky mirrors give a show
Then charge for their confusion.

I trust. What else is there to do?
Perhaps the smoke will clear
And should that need a miracle
I’ll wait for it right here.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme “smoke and mirrors”.

Peace of Mind

Ever mindful but of what and why?
Forever comes tomorrow. Hear the song?
I don't know all the lyrics but I'll try
To let it lead me home and sing along
And trust when I am weak that it stays strong.

There’s always something more that I could do.
There’s always some small dream to tarry through.
There’s always some old treasure I might find
In hidden memories. Were they all true
That mercy sang with kindness to my mind?

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting with the theme of mindfulness. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Skokie Lagoons


It comes with walking: one step follows one.
How we obtained this now I do not know
Since any step we might have left undone
And we arrived by moving all too slow
Through doubts which kept us wondering where to go.
There’s someone guiding us about this maze -
The unexpected door, this path, that haze
That frightened us then brought refreshed relief.
The bright sun humbles darkness starting days
As justice blessed with mercy brings belief.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme of movement and to dVerse Poetry Form where Rosemary Nissen-Wade is hosting with the dizain poetry form, a poem of ten lines, each with ten syllables and having a rhyme pattern of ABABBCCDCD.

Yellow in the Sun


From her mind the flowers grow
Letting all the townsfolk know
Wonders turn up everywhere
Brightly waving in her hair.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Charmed Chaos (Linda Lee Lyberg) is hosting featuring Jacquline Hurlbert‘s artwork. The photo above was provided by the artist showing one of her paintings.


Only heroes blessed with pain
Continue searching through the rain
For their loved ones lost somewhere
Finding rest on gifts of prayer.

Best of all the search is slow.
The other must decide to show
And meet him in that pouring rain
Where they may reconcile again.

Linked to dVerse Poetics. Amaya hosts and the prompt is to write a poem inspired by “a piece of music that has made you shed tears” . I am sure all of us have many to choose from. I picked Kentucky Rain sung by Elvis Presley and written by Eddie Rabbitt and Dick Heard. Here is a video with lyrics: