Luvz Poetry Page 3

JUSTIFICATION

Your existance no longer has to be justified.
Nor do those feelings you hold inside
either to yourself or to others.

Just your striving to live,
the focus being your true self
through much of your life may seem out
of focus is justification..... without explanation.

EMOTIONS

cannot be commanded
or directed for the only
authority is our willingness
to understand ourselves
reacting to the moods
which give each person
their individual identity.

I COME

you are the night
I am the sun
I choose to walk
you choose to run
You are the millions
I am but one
I search for love
you offer fun
I give my heart
you disclose none
You are tall buildings
between them I come
You are the night
I am the sun!!

FIVE FACES IN A ROOM

Five faces in a room
each reflecting a soul
Five faces in a room
each wanting to be whole.

Five faces in a room
staring into space
Five faces in a room
must not lose the race.

Five faces in a room
their longing unfulfilled
Five faces in a room
their love is quietly stilled.

Five faces in a room
wanting to relate
Five Faces in a room
trying to create.

Five faces in a room
talking, laughing, reading
Five faces in a room
everyone is leaving.

PAIN

When a child is born of woman she feels this pain.
The child being born she forgets the pain
feeling only the love of her labor.
So be it with youth....growing up feeling the pain
of their conditions when the knowledge
of love is born unto themselves
they forget the pain
feeling only the truth of their labor.

We were strangers until
I looked your way
My smile said hello
asking you to stay
I'd love to give
this you don't know
Until you take the time
so this love I can show.

THE BRIDGE

my friend
I have built a bridge for you
to cross over to me......
but not a vehicle
to carry you.

WE ARE OF ALL THINGS

Child of Now
future
past.

Child of Sun
streams
grass.

Child of Touch
smell
sight.

Child of Day
noon
night.

Child of Words
actions
sounds.

Child of Sister
father
brother.

Child of Innocence
held
by mother.

Child of Skin
face
hair.

Child of Love
standing there.

I UNDERSTAND

I understand I must love myself before
I can love others
I understand I must be open
so I can open others unto themselves
I understand I must be honest
if I expect that of my friend
I understand I must speak the truth
if I am to hear the truth spoken.
I understand I must reach out to people
if I am to be touched.
I understand I must share
If I am to be given.
I understand my knowledge must be used
if I am to grow.
I understand you must have freedom
if I am to be free.

TIMES WHEN WORDS JUST AREN'T ENOUGH

There are times
when gifts, when money
won't really help
and even kind words of understanding
sounds flat and less meaningful.

Such a time
may be the occasion
when a warm hug
or a touch of affection
will have more meaning
will make a deeper impression
upon the heart.

If so give it
without reservation
and feel the beauty
of it flowing both ways.

UNDERSTANDING

Raindrops never care to stay
nor clouds on passing by
or will rainbows let you touch them
as they arch upon the sky.

A waterfall is never still
nor leaves in autumn season
or wind that bends the marsh grass down
that gives no apparent reason.

Our footstep trods on many paths
beneath the cover of the sky
for man has shown by living
all find the reason why.

Travel for my weary friend
with nature's careful planning
touch the flowers of the soul
then wait, for understanding.


Thank you Robin for this beautiful award.
12/25/1999

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