You said you miss those times when I used to be all about roses, butterflies, and rainbows. Oh, but I still am. Except I’ve grown to see that roses have thorns and sometimes butterflies have broken wings. Even rainbows have shades of gray. Yet they are perfectly beautiful just as they are.

© 2018 magicofwords

Author’s Note: this piece was inspired by a fellow poet and follower who said he sometimes misses my earlier writings. Thank you for being there on my journey.

in the woods

Why is it that the kind of harmony found in nature is hard to achieve among humans? Would it be so difficult to be at peace like the tree is to the flower, the sky to the grass, the sun to the earth? Would it take much effort to stop arguing and just listen to the sound of silence? Would it be inconceivable to end senseless violence and practice kindness? I don’t know the answers, but all I can do is spread a seed and hope that it blooms into awareness.

© 2016 magicofwords