Laughing with her I return to you
Relaxing with family and friends
Between wildfire treatments
Between pain and hope
High in a mountain loop
I thank you
For her love
For your love
For a blessed future
Seeing her light up
Under a mountain sky
Cool thin air filling her lungs
Watching wildlife dance
Where she can’t
I thank you
Pain still’s very real
Taking required pills
Healing as she grows
Grows in your love
Her faith
Filling us all
I thank you
Oh, and amen

Bound in words a mortal heart is forged.
Between thoughts and deeds begotten self often forgotten.
Dreams realized fears begun life with words willingly sung.
Deeply furrowed memories grow of times we wanted but seldom know.
So often started so seldom ended a tale of love and liberties vanity cannot show.
Twilight renders hopes into events shared in solicitous rants and vents.
A Simple life begets few heroes for souls in need of anxious validation.
Remorse, regret and tribulation beset a mind who’s words seek not redemption.
Shared of a life never set, of deeds not done and never to regret.
Of lives lost and wounds shared of hopes, loves and challenges one never dared.
Bound in words shared with a friend events of false youth soon spread.
New life they give and soon take as words this world remake.
Others find deeds of valor, some see angry childhood banter each word a tailor.
Crafted sons of daughters won families lost faiths tapestry is spun.
Still between imagined events reality pitched its tent.
Words since released give meaning for a souls intent.
Taken from a wanting heart words soon their own life start.
Garish battles bloody tales in brazen lust for victories trust.
Unable the tide of growing tales to stem soon reality fails for mortal men.
What darkness holds the truth who will seek its dangerous root?
Trampled now between these trials reasons for tails of a life lived in its spell.
From childlike lips breathing the first claims on charges dreams remade.
Taking life and saving a grand dame ageless haunts obscurity bought.
Brought by unfiltered words of wants and wills each quite absurd.
Tendering treaties for those quite oppressed gallant in refined wordy mess.
Racing to safe life from wars very breast mortals weave a broken nest.
I’ll gotten gains on drug riddled shore beaten by fate trampled at the door.
Counting coo and settling the scores challenged and dueled words no chore.
Each one for a reason grows words out of season leaving untended rows.
Unable to live what pages contain briars and brambles for tongues remain.
Letters arranged on ethereal matters till pen shares what most matters.
Not so grand this life for man a family he built of immortal could not tend.
Mothers greet children with words most unimaginably great, unable his passion to sate.
Trapped within this self made morass unwilling to give before his last gasp.
Mortal deeds sheltered by a lie only leave behind memories as his body dies.
Others foster his trembling stand before righteous and dignified men.
Women pander for a glimpse of the mortal who stood along angers fence.
Drawing slings and arrows he’d raced with but words to defeat evils of late.
Wanting more out of letters and phrases his own on stone another raises.
Lying here in quite repose a person deemed a man for words he could compose.
Dared he shared with a world uncaring still he wrote each and evert note.
Unwinding between dawns light and evenings fire prose to hold your soul unmired.
Others of his faith once wrote that with words of hope with anything he could cope.
Stand now and not his life admire for your own grows before his pyre.
Words you share with others sooth knowing hope their faith in truth.
Between the tales of dreams are found words of life for mortals bound.
This heart in words is bound.


I’ve return as each strand releases
Kneeling in praise
Far less is her pain
Stronger grows her faith
And mine
Watching others seeing her
Wandering how they would do
Where it them
But it my love
Who steps into conversation
I’m beating breast cancer
Loosing my hair
Even missing one
I thank you
While sharing a meal
With a young lady sharing her ordeal
Of another’s pain
Her relative
Experiencing the same
Smiles fill tired faces
Suffering leaving no traces
I thank you
In her strength you I see
In her words you I hear
In her actions her love for you is clear
I thank you
Oh, and amen



Watching your expression as you learned this fate.
Crestfallen as a diagnosis detailed a surgical date.
At me you looked eyes misty and red.
Great are these hearts filled with cancerous dread.
Still a flame of faith in each eye.
Gives hope a fighting stance as each cure we try.
Each healing pain with longing regrets
Finds your heart stronger for another wildfire threat.
Chemicals raging in your system as a fire.
Killing what cancers could not be cut from before more they can sire.
Loosing the gleam and hairless self esteem.
Returning willingly for each wildfire thrust.
Faith carries you with hope it’s a must.
Without others fail without others you can tell.
Knowing not our Lords peace and love cancer their will fell.
Standing amid the flames calling on his name.
Wounded afflicted taking earthly arrows the same.
For in his name you win this is no game
But for others your victory, they will know his name.
Love one, cancer none in this battle for my wife.

Me again thankfully returning
Returning on well worn knees
Singing your praises
Along with hers
Your creation
Swells this heart with pride
Living strongly
Laughing at fools banter
As evil wears itself out
On her armor
I thank you
Her life she won’t lose
For you’ve given yours
Give me this strength
Too build her up
Praying away evil
It’s pain
It’s loss
You win with each breath
I win with each smile
Our faith
Grows with each trial
Please slow them
For a while
Catching our breath on these knees
But we seek your glory
And your peace
This hope
I thank you
Keeping some hair
As she beats cancer
With wildfires burning
Our faith leaving
I thank you
Oh, and amen

#wildfire raging in her returns me
To your side in hope and envy
Hope your peace grows
Envy pain knows not heaven
This chest heaves with desire
Pressing my heart for her
Seeing great effort in steps
Soft groans fill her words
When asked
I’m ok just tired
As her eyes stare through you
The spark though small
Is carried
Carried for you
And me
I see your love in her smile
But this earthly struggle
Fills her face
Patchwork scalp of follicles
Once quick stepping
Now slow shuffles
She will succeed
You have deemed it so
Even though
It hurts to hear her suffer
How many others
Others sit in silence
For their love
I know she will win
Because you
You have already beat sin
I thank you
For her hope
For her smile
Struggling all the while
She sing of your love
Offers prayers
Prayers for others
To you above
How can one man say
I’m glad you brought us here
Here to this today
I thank you
For this challenge
For this moment
We can touch your love
I thank you
Oh, and amen

Sleeplessly kneeling to you I return
Always seeking your strength
Your blessings
Your peace
Guide me through her needs
Your will I see
Is a selfish me
Willing to step again
To her aid am I
Willing to for her
Though you call me for more
To live for her
For you
And more
What challenge
Will today bring
Gathering clouds
For a storm again
Will you see me
As your child
I see her as my love
My friend
In pain
And tired
But onward she goes
As do I with these
Pink toes
Painted for her
Till cancers, gone
Then only this #pinkmantoes
Will carry on
I thank you
For this trial
This trial we are on
For others
For ourselfs
I thank you
Keep her well
As she deals with
With #wildfires deals
Cooling head
As silver and tan locks release
Smiling she grows
Grows with each loss
Thank you
For her
Her strength
And her love
I thank you
Oh, and amen




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