Conscious bravery

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.”
― Brené BrownDaring Greatly:

consious bravery
Residing in timeless
unknowable being.
Caught by imminent extinction,
fabricated seeing.
Subdued reality,
beyond the asteroids.
Embracing absurdities,
lucidity destroyed.

Concealed by darkness,
a vulnerable life.
Wastelands of trepidation,
Illuminating badlands,
into conscious bravery.
Shame is banished,
while movement
steps into
freeing reveries.


“There is a gust of eternity in every fleeting moment.”
Marty Rubin


Your fragrance is transient
in my memory.
Your light only touches me
in ephemeral beams.
A shooting star of
a life once lived.
Waves of fleeting recollections,
fly in like fragile souvenirs.
I try to grasp
these transitory dreams,
but you evanesce
quietly back into the ether.
Like vanishing dew,
I’m left with just the
taste of your gentleness
on my skin.

Fragrant Promises

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”
Bob Marley


Oh groaning Earth
If your voice has been silenced?
so that the decibels
pierce a deaf humanity.

Let healing rains dissolve
the misery
of drought and famine.
Groaning embers of death
with contrite tears.

Come sing your song
of silent protest
in the streets,
above the madness,
so that peace and love
can reign.

For always a better earth
will dawn.
It will rise
from the cinders
of destruction’s
lethal grasp!

We are Caretakers
of your riches;
your gifts are freely given.
Greed poisons
the rivers and forests
and swallows
the essence
of beauty.
It contaminates
sacred beings.

The earth
is our home,
a habitat for all
to reap in plenitude.
Living creatures
to your magnificence.

Lovely fields cropped
with ripe abundance,
seas teaming in profusion,
a sky vast with life.
Earth’s breath freed from the toil
of toxic fumes.

The fire of purification
will take its last breath.
New buds will emerge,
to caress the earth
with a fragrant promise
of renewal!

The communion of hearts and souls
dancing with
singing redemption songs,
no more hunger
no more war!
Desolation’s grip unchained!
All earthlings in unison,
agents of change,
celebrating life,
a new earth
risen from the ashes!


Darkness Scatters

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being!”
Hafiz of Shiraz

darkness scattersThe joy of daybreak
when somber souls soar free,
from dark entrapment
in glorious reveries.

The gannets circle
above tempestuous waves.
Deep blue colliding
with gentle gossamer rays.

Soft zephyrs whisper
in rose colored entities.
Frenzied seagulls gather,
like vain celebrities.

When darkness scatters
and credence comes to life.
Echoes of liberation,
shorelines of delight.

Photography by D. Herman
words by AllysoAlly

When you give up your dreams

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones
Image may contain: sky, outdoor and natureWhen you give up your dreams
it’s like a blow to the head
a punch in the stomach
a constriction of your breath.
All that you see is a faint light in the distance,
so distant
that you squint just to see it.
You stand in the darkness
terrified of life
unsure of existence,
like a dead person in temporal insanity
floating in a starless Universe
a hopeless vagabond
confused by what life is supposed to be.

Then you plummet to earth
and the stars in your head are all that you see
when you give up your dreams.

But a flash in the dark
a beam of great light
transforms your fragile heart,
you heal!
Set free from the longing of what
you thought life should be.
Loosed from despair and
liberated from your ranting.
Transported to a place
where dreams are released.
Your only expectancy
is the light of the day
and the knowledge of the night.
You live like the trees
rooted in terra firma
at one with the sun.

Then you summon the stars
and submit to their silence,
tossed by the wind
unfettered by pain.
Your communion is the birds.
The verdant fields are a balm to the ache
that was once attached to your heart.
Silent words write themselves in the stars
to call out your destiny.
Tears touch the earth
as they quench
your parched yearning
and you begin to dance
in the glow
of your own splendor.

With great joy you become submerged
in cascading waters
sparkling and
alive with vibration.
You become surrounded
by the magic of living.
The song of the ocean is one with your soul.
Your dreams get buried
in the folds of the mountains
in a timeless void
to be turned into dandelions
to fly like the wind!

So give substance to that gale
that empties your senses
and brings you to life.
Have joy in the heavens.
Let your breath magnify
every living thing that surrounds you
to the glory of just being.
Acceptance of what is given
grateful for life
to the wonderment
of a divine Universe
Just release your dreams
into the cosmos of living,
that if they return
to you,
they were
meant to be…


Mother’s Day

“You count the hours you could have spent with your mother, it’s a lifetime in itself.”
Mitch Albom, For One More Day

maryMemories frozen in time…..
It’s been thirty years since I looked
on your beautiful face.
I’ve changed.
I’ve evolved.
Would you recognize me now?
Your love made me strong.

It was hard growing into womanhood
without you,
without your guiding light
to lead me out of my darkness.
Many times I begged you to come back
and wipe away my tears
You’ve been dancing with the Angels
for so long now,
you probably know
all the latest dance moves!

You escaped the bonds of this Earth
before I was ready
to let you go.
Maybe one day I’ll gaze once more
into your lovely blue eyes,
and you’ll teach me to fly…..