present moment breaths

along the bank of the Rio Grande
streams mingle with brushy canyon
desperate escapes are the only way
a perilous journey to joy and freedom

streams mingle with brushy canyon
bold blooms decorate miles of cacti
a perilous journey to joy and freedom
souls in awe of a still desert

bold blooms decorate miles of cacti
a torrid trek through difficult land
souls in awe of a still desert
a traveler’s voice is stolen

a torrid trek through difficult land
summer dandelions along footpaths
a traveler’s voice is stolen
wishes for a better home are sent to the sky

summer dandelions along footpaths
determination fades to disheartenment
wishes for a better home are sent to the sky
aspirations so close, now caged

determination fades to disheartenment
abundant beauty of a new life
aspirations so close, now caged
the innocent eyes of an infant

abundant beauty of a new life
looked after by strangers
the innocent eyes of an infant
hearts in search of familiarity

looked after by strangers
the air we inhale, the air we exhale
hearts in search of familiarity
peaceful thoughts failing to survive

the air we inhale, the air we exhale
these present moment breaths
peaceful thoughts failing to survive
far more difficult, than ever before

these present moment breaths
along the bank of the Rio Grande
far more difficult, than ever before
desperate escapes are the only way

Written by Jennifer A. Fifield

 

 

 

The Last Time

books and breezes

IMG_0147This is the last time
life will come together
this tie that binds
for I can indeed sever

This is the last time
words spoken before
write them down
to never again ignore

This is the last time
regrets so immense
drowning this deeply
‘tis uneducated nonsense

This is the last time
it will not break me
I’ll come out stronger
my mind will rest free

This is the last time
I repeat and restate
for this kind of life
surely cannot be thy fate

This is the last time
tales of a melancholy past
misguided decisions
this time is the LAST

Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Photo taken by Jennifer Fifield

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hope

new year, new hopes, new dreams…

books and breezes

heart-clover-wall-art-sticker-57stay confident
that your thoughts are true
keep faithful
even when days are blue

question them all
they may be wrong
keep hold of the hope
remain forever strong

love those around
and love thy within
without both
the heart cannot win

melancholy days
will always exist
sometimes you’ll find luck,
an unexpected twist

Image: Bing Free Clip Art

View original post

The Last Time

IMG_0147This is the last time
life will come together
this tie that binds
for I can indeed sever

This is the last time
words spoken before
write them down
to never again ignore

This is the last time
regrets so immense
drowning this deeply
‘tis uneducated nonsense

This is the last time
it will not break me
I’ll come out stronger
my mind will rest free

This is the last time
I repeat and restate
for this kind of life
surely cannot be thy fate

This is the last time
tales of a melancholy past
misguided decisions
this time is the last

 

Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Photo taken by Jennifer Fifield

hope

heart-clover-wall-art-sticker-57stay confident
that your thoughts are true
keep faithful
even when days are blue

question them all
they may be wrong
keep hold of the hope
remain forever strong

love those around
and love thy within
without both
the heart cannot win

melancholy days
will always exist
sometimes you’ll find luck,
an unexpected twist

 

Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Bing Free Clip Art