I walked the Coastal Path
looking for you.
Scraped by the heather and brambles
stung by the nettles
drenched by low flying clouds
scorched by the sun
and overwhelmed by the wonder
of being on the edge
where the land kisses the sea.
I shouted out to the sea
"hello my love, can you see me?"
"come hold my hand, forever starts today!"
shouting to the sky,
allowing the waves and wind
to talk my love and wonder
and show you the way home.....to my heart
Still I walk my path...
Still I stop to enjoy the wonders
as I walk my way to you....
my slipper in my bag :~)
my heart open....and looking for you.
"here we go lexie loo"
a song I sang to her
as she danced down the streets
like she had ants in her pants
after she was groomed.
she rubbed herself
into my heart
11 years ago,
she's 14 1/2 now.
I've known her since she came
from PJ's pet store
and even as a puppy she
pushed her way into the world
nosey and yappy
the queen of all the world
when her previous owner was hospitalized
she became my little girl
handfed for months
as her world changed
and mine did too.
I'd always had big dogs, great big galouts, not little things that wanted your lap.
Senitive she was to so much at first
Then she became the Queen
just took over, if you know what I mean :)
she has a bark that can break your mind
so forever she gets her own way.
For 11 years she has been at my hip
24/7 it's been an awesome trip
pushy and demanding
but sweet as can be
everyone who meets her wants to take her away
I always joke 'go ahead'
in under 2 seconds she back at my side
the fuss she'd make if I left her for a moment
it was easier to just take her with me !
which is why she got specail treatment .
Unique and wonderful this wonderful dog
is now full of tumours in liver and lungs
the drugs make her unable to move
so with dignity and grace
and tears upon my face
I say goodbye to the sweet little dog
I offered you my hand
unafraid to take a stand
aware that there is more
than the eyes can see
open and accepting
I offered it to you
allowing and unfolding
this wonder that came through
smiling in the sunshine
of this wonderful new day
knowing that if i close my eyes
I feel your hand hold mine
When I was a tree, I stood in the wind and listened to thoughts brought past on the breeze, and now that I am not a tree, I stand in the breeze and listen to thoughts blown in the wind.
Sunday I was out and about, running errands, when at the last minute something told me to go to Valu Village, a local thrift store that I like. Whenever I get the twinge to go there I always find something I'd been looking for, occasionally not. So when I got the twinge on Sunday, I went. Wandering up and down the isles just looking I never expected what I did see, my friend Mary. Mary works with my cousin who isn't my cousin, that's a whole other story, but never the less, Mary and my cousin work in a school for handicap ed kids. They both have hearts as big as the sky and have dedicated their lives to these kids, the way I am dedicated to the animals. Well my cousin and I have both lost our mothers and now Mary is about to loose hers. Mary is the sweetest kindest person I have ever met, she is my age, approaching 50, lived at home her whole life with her mom, and her world is about to change radically. I only see Mary when my cousin brings her around, and I haven't seen her since last fall. This past weekend my cousin's niece got married and Mary was suppose to go to the wedding, but when I ran into her she said she just wasn't up to the celebration while her mom is dying, I hugged her tightly and told her how much I understood. She also said she comes to Valu Village to just get away from things. We chatted about Bon Jovi, she loves him, and when I told her I was writing Haiku to him and that he was following me her face lite up the place, we walked the isles, we giggled and laughed. I offered her a ride home, but she said she was going to just wander some more, we hugged again, and went on our way.
I have lived in this neighbourhood for 8 years, and visited this store a million time and not run into Mary, but today when she was feeling lost and alone I did.... why?? what did I hear?? who gave me the little push to go in the first place? I didn't need 3 more tops! I didn't need anything... but someone else did... Mary needed a friend to hug her, to laugh with, I heard her call in the wind of the trees, maybe not in words... but the thought found me and guided me there to help lighten her day.
How many times has this happened? to me many times but to you ??
we don't stop to hear the whispers enough
I'm a wild unique individual looking for the "ONE" and I will find him...if you know him or see him send him here. :) I have a glass slipper for him to try on, and maybe our energies will slip easily into eachother.