23 June, 2016

Morning Light


So tired,
waking
to the morning light.
Diffused
through sheer curtains.
Eyes open,
life is good.

Copyright Denise A White

20 June, 2016

Nineteen Sixty-six


Young, we were
just a start,
beginning our life
adventures.

Some married
right away,
some went to college,
while others went to
war.

In nineteen seven-six
we established ourselves
at work
we were coming of age.

Ten, twenty years later
thirty it had been,
children were well on their
way, alone we would
become.

Turned, the century was new
and we had entered our fifties.
Counting now we could see
retirement coming.

In two-thousand sixteen
our lives took on a mission,
we would return to our roots
and join once again in
reunion.

Older now,
wisdom of age took over.
We saw ourselves as we were and are,
and joyously we remembered.

Copyright Denise A White

On the reunion of the class of 1966 in 2016.

19 June, 2016

Home



Home is found in love,
not in a city,
not a state,
not in any country.

When you open your heart
you invite love in,
you make a place
for always to live in all ways.

Not city or state, foreign or near
can change the way
you will live.
Harmony will be yours-

Wherever you go; carried in your heart.

Copyright Denise A White

14 June, 2016

I Cry For You



All you wanted was to dance,
To show your moves,
To find your footing,
In life.

All you wanted was to relax,
To have your drink,
To find your place,
In life.

All you wanted was to love,
To be the you, that you were,
To find your peace,
In life.

But, you had to find it in death.

Copyright Denise A White

11 June, 2016

Today



Unveil the beauty of today.
Reach out to the sunshine
or the rain


Embrace the beauty of life.
Reach out to the power of a smile
or a kind word.

Release the past anger.
Wrap yourself in the coat
of love.

Happiness is found in living today.

Copyright Denise A White

05 June, 2016

The Struggle


A gorgeous day
I do chores,
Too motivated
To sit on deck

Stay focused on the task.
No, sit in the sun,
Read your paper,
Much more to enjoy

Just do it!
You only get one shot at today.
Don't have regrets tomorrow.
Okay, logic and heart's voices

Have merged.

Ah, that's just the way life goes.

Copyright Denise A White

P.S. I edited poetry for my 3rd book. A good mix of pleasurable "chores."