Saturday, 2 February 2013

SUMMER BREEZE

SUMMERS BREEZE
The coolness of the breeze
Wafting through
The birds on the wing
Their dancing merrily
Greeting each and everyone
How long since they met
And parted at the end of
Summers sun
Cawing, squawking
Have loads of fun
The gentle summer breeze
Softly, gently
Swirling in the air
The golden sun
Lighting the sky
Beauty behold
Illumination
Lighting
 Brilliance
So radiant
The warmth
The sparkle
Glistening
Like gold dust
In the summer breeze
Spreading like a flowers seed
From sky to sky
Over the clouds
The trees
And the hills in the distance
Oh such bliss
And joy
To feel the summer breeze
Swirling and dancing
Lifting
Elevating
Stretching
Widening
The wings of my gown
Shimmering
Pinks and gold
Unfurling
Like feathers
Pointing
Up, up to the
Summer breeze
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
1st June 2012
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SUN RAYS

SUN RAYS

This great beam of light
So sunny
Graceful
In delight
Elegant
Well-designed
And
Well-dressed
Always at her best
This shaft of light
So bright
Within Mother Nature
Stores
Saving
Sharing
Her best
And at most
Ever more
All to enjoy
Explore
Walking within the forests
Copses
Thickets
Her sunrays
Drawing you in
Within
All the shades of green
Yellow
The forest floor
Adorned
Festooned
Like a beautiful carpet
Walk within
The invitation is there
To be enjoyed
Breath in the air
Clean, fresh
This cannot be found elsewhere
The beauty
The splendor
Magnificence
This wonder of our Mother Earth’s
Creations
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
19th July 2012
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YOU ARE THE LIFE AND THE LIGHT

YOU ARE THE LIFE AND THE LIGHT
All that you are
The life and the light
The light that shines forth
A fire so bright
So warm
So hot
So sincere
So deep
Whole-heartedly
The light
And the fire
That can never be distinguished
Dampened
Or dispirited
It is kind
Friendly
Convivial
Genial
And hospitable
Welcoming
And friendly
The fire
The warmth
Welcoming
Friends
Near and far
You are so beautiful
Like a magnet
Bringing people together
Praise be
Honour
And cherish
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
30th July 2012
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YOU ARE THE SUN

YOU ARE THE SUN

Bursting with life
And energy
The cosmic limitless river
Of actuality
And a love
Of entirety

YOU ARE THE SUN
The power
That lights up the sky
A world full of dreams
Where there are no extremes
Except for the realities

YOU ARE THE SUN
That feels deep inside
All of today’s
And all of tomorrow’s
No more sorrows
Just the light of the sun
That resides inside

YOU ARE THE SUN
That brings forth
The infinite love
A gift from above
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
20th April 2012
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Friday, 1 February 2013

HUNTER AND HUNTRESS

 HUNTER
AND
HUNTRESS

The white furred wolf
Prowling for its prey
Baying everyday
We’re very much the same
Hunting out that prey

Our eyes looking
Staring at that prey
Piercing like daggers
You can’t look away

The Wolf Huntress
Mustering all the power
Strength
Courage
And wisdom
Of the white furred
Wolf
Knowing when to attack
No turning back
Makya
The Wolf Huntress
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
23rd April 2012
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HONOURED AND PRIVILEDGED

HONOURED AND PRIVILEDGED
I feel honoured and privileged
You made the move
Towards me
This is such bliss
Never been so happy
You circled around me
Time and time again
Still alert
Sharp
Honed
In with all your senses
Then all of a sudden
You just sat by me
Oh such glee
Within this heart
Tears of joy
Bliss
Happiness
So many emotions
Overwhelming me
Then all of a sudden
You ran
And ran
Then you were gone
Right out of sight
Then silence
Stark silence
The greyness prominent
Cold, cold air
Damp thick misty air
Now I 
Feeling the chill
In the air
Why, why?
What went wrong?
Nothing on my part
Surely!
I stand for a while
Wondering whether to go or to stay
Should I wait?
Or should I go?
Then the silence is broken
From a distance
Getting closer and closer
The howling
The barking
Nearer and nearer
I am standing still
Too frightened to move
I see not just one wolf
Running towards me
But a whole pack
By the looks of things
I dare not move
They are all around
Sniffing
Snuffling
Their ears sharp
I dare not speak
Or make a sound
Eyes wide
Piercingly
Alert
The whites of their eyes
Scary
To say the least
I am not looking down
I will let them make the move
They are gentle to the touch
Warm
Friendly
As if they are accepting me
Jostling for a space
To get near
I am not feeling any fear
This is an honour
A privilege
So up close
And personal

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
8th June 2012
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DO NOT BE AFRAID

DO NOT BE AFRAID
Come little one
You will come to no harm
Here with me
Come little one
My hand is free
See
Nothing here
So please have no fear
Treading so softly
Gently
Lightly
Gradually
Coming near to me
I will kneel here
Quietly
Silently
With my palm towards you
Showing you there is nothing
Except for a love
That is true
Quietly
Peacefully
Softly
It may look grey
So grey
In this place of yours
Cold, cold too
Misty, murky
Baron too
But here you stand
Watching carefully
Alert
Cautious
Guarded
Nervous
Not knowing what to do
Ears pricked
Alert
To every sound
I cannot blame you
I would be too
If I was you
Sniffing the air
Aware of all the smells
That linger
Far beyond your senses
Sniffing me out
What a funny noise you make
There is no mistake
This is your ground
I am the newbie
Just walking around
Using my own senses
Listening
Watching
Sniffing too
This air is clammy
Damp
And forgotten
Almost forlorn
But here we are
The two of us
Just staring each other out
Who’s going to make the first move?
I so hope that you do

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
8th June 2012
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CREATOR AND CREATION



CREATOR AND CREATION AS ONE
Creator of all mankind
Creator of nature
Creator of all living creatures
We give thanks for all that you have created
The heavens above
The stars in the sky
And the planets so near but far
All shine in your glory
Thank you
Our Creator
The moon shines on either side of you
Tilting in honour  of you
Protecting you
Our Creator
The mountains so high
Meeting mother earth below
But look much closer
What do you see?
A creation way up high
The guardians, the sentinels
All family
Thank you our Creator
For this family
They are howling your praise
On the brightest of nights
Where the night sky
Meets mother earth
Our thanks for the creation
Here on this earth
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
8th April 2012
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

THE GATEWAY

THE GATEWAY
Our body is made up of many routes
Routes to the mind
The is amazing
The memories
Our inner thoughts
Our inner feelings
It laughs
It cries
It stores our knowledge
Our wisdom
Conquered our fears
Overcome the years
Controlled our emotions
Let the emotions go
The arms
The legs
The main torso
It grasps the movement
Movements from one place to another
It has learnt
To walk
To lift
To shove and push
Twist and turn
But there in our midst
The heart
The centre
The core
What more?
It is waiting to burst
Burst with life
Burst with energy
So why keep it locked up inside?
Pride
Afraid to let go
Oh no
Not I
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
28th September 2012
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INCREDIBLE FORCE

INCREDIBLE FORCE
The heat
The power
The fire that surrounds
Never fear it force
It is the light
The fire
That ignites
Energy
Vigor
Vivacity
High-spiritedness
Life
There is no escaping
Avoiding
Evading
Being a fugitive
There is no running
Or hiding
Fleeing
Absconding
Its might
And power
It might be frightening
Scaring
Frightening
 Terrifying
You can run
But you can’t hide
Ever
From its power
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
5th June 2012
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FLAMES
There is a fire and a passion
That is surrounding me
Flames of desire
Not of the physical loves desire
A desire to be what I have always wanted to be
Myself and no else
Free from restrictions
Inhibitions
Get out there and let it be
Let it be
Whatever it maybe
Let it be
This world that throws the flames
The destruction
Mass production
Where are our passions?
Those passions we held as a child
Those dreams
Alight with a burning desire
Caught up in a world
With a do this
Do that
Where is that
Who done that
Then a burning fire of rage
Ignites
Wanting to fight back
But at times never knowing how
That raging fire is our ammo
The time to turn the tables
The time to get it back
The fire and passions
Oh sure as heck
Let’s get it back
Let it be with no anger
Or rage
Keep it cool and calmed
With a burning fires
Domain
Right in the heart
The soul
The spirit
With love
Free as can be
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
6th July 2012
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