Memos

Never Stop Reaching
To the inhabitants of the city:
            Walk carefully through the day.
            Wake each morning with a soft prayer.
            Recognize the fragile nature of neighborhoods.

To the inhabitants of the countryside:
            Prepare for storms and bad weather.
            Protect your land against neglect.
            Develop plans to find the lost.

W. Wayne B.


Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

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© 2015 W. Wayne B.
Original image: Never Stop Reaching. By Property#1 [Image license]

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A Moment of Clarity

Three berries on a plate
I had a moment of clarity today.
I dread the nights I spend with you.
I have grown weary of the game.

Your challenges have taxed my strength.
Sometimes, I see through the mist.
I have people who care waiting for me.

I am looking for companionship.
I know who I am today.
The hope of real love is growing.

W. Wayne B.


Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

Follow me on Twitter: @williamwayneb

© 2015 W. Wayne B.
Original image: Trio (3/365). By John Liu/LifeSupercharger [Image license]

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We Laughed Again

Sarah 10 (Explore)
I was talking with a friend.
She made a jab. I made a parry.
Because she laughed I made my point.

My new agility is fun today.
I can jump and catch the thrust.
I hop aside and throw a reply.

Today’s gift is the peace I felt.
I walked a beach at sunrise alone.
I saw the moon as geese flew by.
The tide came in and the sun grew stronger.

As I came home, I truly felt loved.
My friend called and I listened again.
Her voice alone can make me happy.
We laughed again and I smiled.

W. Wayne B.


Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

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© 2015 W. Wayne B.
Original image: Sarah 10 (Explore). By Pierre Lognoul [Image license]

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Time I Spend

Sumertime Romance
Water flows down the street.
I have cleaned my car for a date.
I would like to make a good impression.
Its shine will show that I care.

Having the freedom to laugh,
I can get ready to see the show.

The sky is clear today.
The weather is perfect and fresh.
There is no reason for me to worry.

The time I spend on love is joyful.

W. Wayne B.


New book: Eyes of Hope

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© 2015 W. Wayne B.
Original image: Summertime Romance. By Jeffrey [Image license]

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The Range of Motion

Dreams
Did I ever plan for this gift?
Did I ever anticipate joy and fulfillment?
I have been learning more every year.
Now, I have a wide spiritual range of motion.

I have been changing slowly.
I wonder what the future will hold.
Before, I did not know and was fearful.

Sometimes I can see the entire horizon.
Why have I never walked toward it?

The core of my life is changing today.

W. Wayne B.


Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

Follow me on Twitter: @williamwayneb

© 2015 W. Wayne B.
Original image: Dreams. By Björn Lindell [Image license]

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New book

I just released the poetry book “Eyes of Hope.” It’s available at Amazon at http://amzn.com/0986097705

Eyes of Hope

Cover

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Progress

Waves breaking
Have I progressed far enough?

I walked through the day in safety.
My joy is palpable.

I was very hopeful.
I felt alive and truly free.
I see no illusions ahead.
I hear no discouraging words.

I am at a perfect place of peace.
This is such a magnificent gift.
I’m praying that it will persist.
I hope for more progress tomorrow.
Once more, I shall be set free.

W. Wayne B.


Kindle poetry chapbook: Journey Through a Garden

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© 2015 W. Wayne B.
Original image: Perfect. By Bryce Bradford [Image license]

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