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1/15/2011 21:09:20   
Eukara Vox
Legendary AdventureGuide!

A Simple Song

The canopy casts a shadow in day
And yet, beneath, the colors are still clear.
A finch upon a branch, dost heartily play,
As his sweetheart begins to draw ever near.

Close, so close, upon the branch she alights,
Admiring his song and brave, stout heart.
To think he would gladly put up a fight
So that they would never be torn apart.

The simplicity of such love shines through,
Brightening the shadows, piercing the night.
And just as this small finchís song is true,
So is the love which pours forth from His might.

If this is what one birdís song consists of
Imagine what his Creator does with love.
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1/15/2011 21:11:24   
Eukara Vox
Legendary AdventureGuide!

Price of Gain

I don't want to gain the world as a whole
To be blinded by that which does not stay
Only to end up losing my soul.

What is it that I am expected, this role -
Expectations to walk a line a certain way
I don't want to gain the world as a whole.

Living up to everyone's ideas is taking its toll
Wondering what exactly I will have to pay
Only to end up losing my soul.

Do this, buy that, be him, be her, who's in control?
This life spins, my heart breaks in dismay
I don't want to gain the world as a whole

Sell out to the highest bidder: this world's goal.
Listening to what they have to say,
Only to end up losing my soul.

Seeing is believing, hearts black as coal,
Lord, help me find a different game to play.
I don't want to gain the world as a whole
Only to end up losing my soul.
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1/11/2013 16:00:12   
Eukara Vox
Legendary AdventureGuide!

Dear Sons

Here I sit, on the floor, with our old Christmas tree,
Taking down the ornament put up by you and me.
Each one holding a memory, each one a smile
Some store bought, some painted in your style.
Pictures of you as you grew through the years,
Reminders of trips that bring up tears.
And I think to myself, how much longer will this be,
That we will spend each Christmas doing stuff, we three?
Like painting the ceramic ornaments on vacation days,
Teasing each other mercilessly along the way.
Or sitting together while the wind blows outside,
Playing games and reading books, by each other's side.
Each ornament is a reminder of the days when you were mine,
And I was your hero, who you curled up with all the time,
Who answered your questions with honesty and smiles,
Who rocked you when you needed to cuddle for a while.
I've had to realise for the very first time this year,
That I will be losing you, amidst these shed tears.
That you have to grow up and one day will be,
Too big to do the things you have always done with me.
And I cry, sitting here, thinking about the day when
All our rituals, our fun, our times, will come to an end.
And above all of this, the thing that hurts the most,
Is something that I should be so very proud to boast.
Yet, deep down inside I curse the lessons I taught you,
I gave you your life as all mothers should do.
I showed you strength, and strength you show.
I gave you imagination, and watched it grow.
And in that very strength you will slowly depart,
And in your imagination, my world will fall apart.
Because you will dream, and you will grow up,
And someone else will one day take my cup.
Be it friend, love, job or age, I know not now,
But I know that I will be forced to bow
To life as it it takes you away from me
And deprive me of the world that I need.
And one day when I decorate alone,
And reminisce on the seeds that I have sown
I will cry once more, trying to grasp at what was,
And wish that I was back when you were young
When the holidays and fun were just us three
And all you had to look at was me.

< Message edited by Eukara Vox -- 1/12/2013 13:55:59 >
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8/26/2013 20:13:15   
Eukara Vox
Legendary AdventureGuide!

on memories, the soul and gentle breezes

She has seen so much before Her eyes
they have lost their sparkle
She sits in Her chair to watch the hummingbirds
flit and sip at the bird feeders She has prepared
She has made those for years

i remember sitting with Her and talking
about boys and schoolwork
and how beautiful the hummingbirds
sounded as they zipped past the screen door
we know they will return

Her taste for pecans never
prevented Her from collecting them
off Her land for pies and candies
Her legs hurt from walking too long
how i miss picking pecans with Her

as i grew time was lost
and i visited Her less and less
with regret i think of
all the talks and fun and laughter
while we canned fruits and jellies together

i wish i could bring back those years

the summer before i was married
we talked of love and happiness
and i was privileged to know how
Pa and Ma met when she asked,
"Do You Believe In Love At First Sight?"

we stayed up 'til morning talk of
mike and how Sh believed he was an
angel and how she met her first husband
and the birth of mimi, i know She has
always love me
i am Her pride and joy

She has lived a long life that was hard
but worth it because She has produced
a wonderful family
that babies Her in Her old age
oh, how She hates that

She talks about Her last days as if
tomorrow Her soul will take flight
and wonders why God hasn't sent for Her yet
perhaps She is not done
or He wishes Her to see something precious

i wonder if it is for me (how narcissistic)
to see my wedding or the birth of the daughter
that will carry Her middle name
She cried when i told Her that
but that's how much She means to me

i vainly pray that She will live long enough
to see these things that are important to me
when She will be able to hold
with Her middle name
Her great-great-granddaughter, LEE ellen

now She sits in her rocking chair

watching the hummingbirds
Her soul takes flight upon a gentle
breeze that carried Her far away in time
when She could pick pecans and can jellies
when She and Pa met

or when Her children were born
i know many stories from Her past
and i am proud that i am the only one
that has taken the flight with her soul
on one of those gentle breezes

*written in 1997, almost a year to the date of my first wedding anniversary, for my great grandmother's funeral

< Message edited by Eukara Vox -- 8/26/2013 20:22:38 >
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10/23/2014 10:54:40   
Eukara Vox
Legendary AdventureGuide!

Haiku done along with my students as a homework assignment:

Dragonfly hovers
Jewel flash, diving, darting
In an instant, gone

Singing crickets sigh
Windows open for a brief respite
Bare breeze blows

Snowflake drifts, curling
Drafts, like angry words, cut
Blinding white dazzles bright
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10/23/2014 10:56:07   
Eukara Vox
Legendary AdventureGuide!

Senryu done along with my students for a homework assignment:

Children laughing, smile
A road less traveled goes on
Barefoot summer sun

Nails ragged, bitten
tears fallen across soft skin
the train leaves again

mind turning, winking
imagery better left behind
trembling lips
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