The year anew

The year anew

Time to evaluate

Lots of things to do

Resolutions to make

Goals to create

 

Who will I be by New Years Eve?

How many goals will I achieve?

 

The year anew

Lots of things to do

Resolutions resolute

Determination absolute

 

(C) Lisa Moralee McLardy

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I came across a penny…

I came across a penny

And I knew it crossed your palm.

How long before, I cannot be sure.

All I know is it will lead me to you.

 

I followed the clouds to a wishing-well.

And here my fairy tale turned its page.

I heard many stories,

Little tips on know-how

And to cherish life’s chimes.

 

I held your penny close as I told my story so far.

Secretly making a wish I let the penny part from my palm.

As it journeyed into the wishing-well I closed my eyes and thought of you.

A moment later you appeared,

Frantically searching for your penny.

The penny you saved for a single wish

Of love pure and true.

 

I came across a penny

And I knew it crossed your palm.

How long before, I cannot be sure.

All I know has lead me to you.

 

We bid farewell to the wishing-well,

And follow the clouds palm to palm.

Our fairy tale has turned its page.

 

(C) Lisa Moralee McLardy

 

 

 

Lots of To-dos Today

It’s a busy day, lots of to-dos to get through.

Determined to tick off a record amount.

Moving faster then I should.

Our tranquil living room welcomes the afternoon sun, just like it did yesterday.

Challenging my frantic, multi-tasking thoughts.

In a moments breath I see your smile.

You are playing so contently, so enthralled.

You know what it’s all about.

You have captured the moment.

This precious, precious moment.

The to-dos will be there tomorrow, but this moment will change.

Embrace this time and just be together.

Anxious pulls of errands and admin melt away.

In the quiet afternoon sun we play, so enthralled, so content.

 

(c) Lisa Moralee McLardy

My little wonder, my little one

Pure excitement for each day.
A chance to practice, learn and play.
Determination at its finest.
You are an adventurer, a daredevil too.
You are intelligent and know what to do.
Each day is yours to make your way.
You are an astonishing,
So confident and strong.
My little wonder, my little one.

(c) Lisa Moralee McLardy

20 steps I’ve taken

20 steps I’ve taken,
Since you said goodbye.
With each motion I made my peace.
For I knew that it would come to this,
I knew that you would leave.

That’s why I kept my keys in my pocket,
Why I let go one bit at a time.
Many teardrops,
But I hold strong.
Every time the smiles turned I prepared to accept and move on.
I know how to be.

My next 20 steps will be no easier,
No more difficult.
Rather they will be familiar.
Now is the time to say thanks for
The smiles and unbroken bond.
Thanks for giving me the blocks to build my strength.

I turn in slow motion, more so for effect,
And tuck my hair behind my ear.
A smile and a mental snapshot.
No more spoken words or lasting hugs.
No more unforgiving slander or apologies.
Just a flash of our initial love and attraction.
A nod farewell.
May all your endeavours be as great as our was.
May they last much longer, maybe forever.

 

I came across this in one of my old journals and wanted to share.

(c) Lisa Moralee McLardy

Our beach of memories

We journey together, you and me.

Creating a beach of memories.

There are times when we walk barefoot over jagged rocks.

Not knowing what will be more painful the step, the anticipation or to walk away.

 

Then there are times when we walk over pebbles,

Rounded by stormy waters.

The path still needs a careful step,

But gently massages our tender feet.

It humbles us and gives moments of splendour.

 

The days when our feet touch the sand are the ones I savour.

The waves offer rejuvenation as our toes anchor in the sand.

We skip pebbles across the water reflecting on our journey.

We sigh relief and smile contently.

 

We journey together, you and me.

Every grain of sand tells our story.

Every step creates our beach of memories.

(c) Lisa Moralee McLardy

Cherish Life’s Chimes

Ten thousand stories I have to tell

Some things I picked up around a wishing well
I heard ten different stories a thousand times
Little tips on know how and to cherish life’s chimes

They said it’s life it’s the way it goes
Sometimes you get it right
Sometimes you don’t know
Just put on a smile
Go with the flow
Put one foot ahead
Find a way to go

You know it’s love when your heart breaks
You can’t help sometimes from being late
Sift through the keepers and lose the fakes
Hold on to mementos from picnics by the lake

They said it’s life it’s the way it goes
Sometimes you get it right
Sometimes you don’t know
Just put on a smile
Go with the flow
Put one foot ahead
Find a way to go

Find a hobby that will keep you sane
Don’t watch lightning through the windowpane
Jump on a pile of leaves you’ve raked
Stop holding on to things that hate
Dance in the city in the pouring rain
Remember it’s okay to tear the pain

They said it’s life it’s the way it goes
Sometimes you get it right
Sometimes you don’t know
Just put on a smile
Go with the flow
Put one foot ahead
Find a way to go

Just do what you do
Go with the flow
Put on a smile
Find a way to go

(c) Lisa Moralee McLardy