Inspirational Thoughts


Here you will find some poetry, stories and pearls of wisdom that I have either been sent to me by wonderful wise friends or I have been fortunate enough to stumble across.  Please note that the pieces you will read here are straight from the authors/authoresses hearts and it takes great strength to allow others a look (even for a brief moment) inside their souls.  so without further ado.....


Finding Evermore

Surrender to this rain.

The only road through the canyon is closed

on a full moon night

when you can't see past the window.

You say, I'm not going out there, 

but what do you mean?

The white field of hail that was a road?

The blanket of mud that used to be a lake?


The Earth trembles.

Halfway around the world a Far Eastern sun

pulls against us.  The odds against becoming

paralyze your imagination.  A lake, 

for instance, is not a road.

But is there a road?


 There is no natural order.

Every surface is soft and gives way

to your touch.  Sleep's magic 

copies the ruins in its spiral notebook, 

as if something besides language 

could save us, as if oceans

hadn't swallowed the rest.


So cold rain tonight

that blankets are not enough, 

that darkness drowns the moon.

Do not think, in your blindness

that because this full moon burns black

you can escape it.

Do not think that stars will fail

to sear the sky

when the rain that never blows

against your bedroom window, blows hard.


You ask, 

will the house fall?

And perhaps it will.

As chaos loves, with her own fierce beauty, 

what moves.  She 

who has been with us from the beginning

on this and every other night

when we first sought her, 

like a river of crows

draining the reedy lake 

at the edge of the canyon

~ Marcia Cohee




May you find health and happiness and something real in the coming months---

you have a lot to look forward to - it is time to start a romance with the

person you have been ignoring but cares about you deeply and is most


Who is it?? go look in the mirror!!!!

~ L.C.C.


I walk into the darkness gladly, embracing it as a friend,

Like a tree in a windstorm still standing, not breaking because I will bend


I listen to the silence around me, I feel the touch of the night,

Never doubting my love who goes boldly, seeking only the strong and the right


Ever and always I love thee, forever my heart will you own,

As I stand in the shadows unfearful, ever beloved and never alone.


I watch as you walk from the darkness, your eyes gleaming with love and with lust

I go to you arms more than willing, as I give you my love and my trust.


My shadow lover is stronger, than any mere mortal could be,

And he ever is there just to hold me, in his shadow filled home by the sea


I stand in the arms of my lover, though alone I seem in your eyes,

But my lover is stronger than any, and tells me no stories or lies.


Beside me in spirit are sisters, who feel bout our lover as I,

We range far apart in our tempers, some fearful, some bold and some shy.


But alike do our hearts beat in rhythm, and our lover her smiles to see,

Each sister, though different in viewing, our hearts beat as one thee and me.


So tell me your stories of weddings, and happily ever after romance,

While I sleep in the arms of my sisters and Love, ever peaceful in Shadows we dance.






Don't undermine your worth

by comparing yourself with others.

It is because we are different

that each of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what

other people deem important.

Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things

closest to your heart.

Cling to them as you would your life,

for without them life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the

past, or the future.

By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of

your life.

Don't give up when you still have

something to give.

Nothing is really over

until the moment you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that

you are less that perfect.

It is this fragile thread

that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks.

It is by taking chances that

we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life

by saying it's impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love

is to give love;

the fastest way to lose love

is to hold it too tightly;

and the best way to keep love

is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your dreams.

To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is

to be without purpose. Don't run through life so fast that you

forget not only where you've been but also where you're going.

Life is not a race,

but a journey to be savored

each step of the way.

~Author Unknown