Charlie Mike

Attacks coming from The right and the left From every quarter striving To leave me bereft, Distracted and distorted, Feeling rather than forging ahead In what I’m called to And to where I’m lead; No time to stand still, To pause and pout, Adjust fire and double down, Charlie Mike… I’m out Continue reading Charlie Mike

Light in the Dark

I do not know what it is About life at times That somehow difficulties Come one upon another Until their height reaches Such extremes that the sun Is seemingly blotted out And all is darkness, Hopelessness and sorrow, But happiness is never farther Than one’s fingertips *snaps* Happiness can be found in the darkest of … Continue reading Light in the Dark

Bugle’s Call

There’s a certain quiet comfort In the daily bugle calls Not romantic, not nostalgic, Yet it’s ringing through the halls. It’s the quiet reassurance That the wolves are held at bay And the knowledge that our safety Is ensured another day There’s a rhythm that’s established In the promise of “all clear” At dawn, at … Continue reading Bugle’s Call

Fiercely Held Fast

Fiercely held fast between and Beyond the beats of your heart Am I in my fragile state Yet here held in tender safety Vulnerabilities are nil And weakness no longer exists As your strength floods my soul Bringing life and spring and sunshine Until my heart beats like the tiny wings Of a glistening, cheerful … Continue reading Fiercely Held Fast