Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Frolicking Sea Answers

The wind whispers to the sea
Whispers come and play with me
As they joyfully frolic, dip, and dive
The sun peaks amber in the sky
The two old friends think the fun is done
When angry clouds roll in as one
They bring the pouring rain in sheets
Banging, flashing, menacing beats
Of thunder wailing, lightening crashing
The wind whips round with waves a smashing
The sea now peeks, bursts, and sputters
Old friend wind wildly, wistfully mutters
Tis the day for fun and fancy free
We two can dance and just let be
Bursts of waves and foaming brine
Mingle till rays of sun do shine
Then rumbling clouds push on past
And the wind slows down its midday blast
Oh what fun we've had today
The smoldering sea screams, "Please don't stray"
Oh, Ill be back my good old friend
To dip and dive with you again
He has asked me to calm down
In the breeze I hear his sound
The clouds push past to meet His will
And we shall too for His plan's fulfilled
We give Him glory on this day
So sailors can thank him; we obey
The waves calmly dissipate
For His voice they always do await
Then amber beams shine in full force
And dolphins jump to retrace their course
A humbled sea watches in silent adoration
As the Most High proves his kingly station
A kind, soft smile and grateful glance is all 
twas needed to answer His great call
The sea sinks softly in wistful bliss
The sun greats him with it's warm sweet kiss
A bright and sparkling day ensues
With a sheet of glass that's clear and blue
For your will the storm around me calms
For your will the earth does sings your songs!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Down a long forgotten road

Down a hazy field
of dew covered grass
there sits a little white house
through a lonely old pass

It's windows closed
to keep out the night
The woods creeping up
around it so tight

With creaky floors
and musty smells
Abandoned pictures
hang on dusty walls

What once was filled
with love and light
Is now dark and cold
throughout the night

But a wisp of time
has wiped all away
the warm glowing hearth
has faded to grey

The tattered old house
seemingly yearning for more
perhaps to shelter an old friend
Through it's weathered, worn door

But as weeks pass into years
and the garden runs stray
Those who once lived and loved
Have all blown away

Until a time-withered  traveler
All reminisce
Treads up the long path
To a place dearly missed

The memories await
where dreams were formed
down that long forgotten road
where her soul was reborn

She gapes in disbelief
as the house comes to sight
her safe sanctuary dissolving
into the night

Her mind retraces
Her grandmother there
sitting on the porch
to greet her with care

Hobbling up to the swing
That creaks with the breeze
Suddenly her cousins surround her
swinging with ease

Her worn little hands
Push the old heavy door
and heavenly smells
waft to her once more

Apple pie on the windowsill
The freshly washed clothes
The kids in the meadow
and biscuits baked in the stove

Her fingers drift along
The dusty bookshelf
As her eyes draw tight
She remembers herself

A young little girl
All timid and meek
A kiss from her Granny
adoring her cheek

A handsome boy at the door
with a blackberry can
Waiting just for her
To give him a hand

A light returns
to her pale blue eyes
The memories so close
she wells up inside

This house may be old
and tattered and worn
But the love in this place
Continues form

Around all those that lived
and pass on the love
and sing the same songs
and send prayers up above

The light that once shown
Through the windows with care
shines still in the hearts
Of those who have slept here

Time passes quickly
And possessions do fade
But Faith, Hope, and Love
Never will wain

By:  Amanda Mae Ruiz

-In dedication to my favorite place in the world
And my Granny who's memory will never fade.