Be Mindful

"Be careful what you think."
She warned.
As she walked out the door.
Those things come back to bite you.
If you think a dark thought or two.
Keep it positive. Toward the light.
Be mindful of the thoughts which do not feel right.

Scoffing some. 'What did she know?
My thoughts are mine.
She cannot tell me so.'

Watching how her life unfolds.
Still not minding any words.
He set off angry and afraid.
Being mean to all who prayed.

The prayers continued.
The advice was there.
He did not mind it. Nor did he care.

Life went on. Carried through.
The others were all mindful, too.
Working on their thoughts and dreams.
Creating better and better things.
All a long sending prayers for all who need
Them. Regardless if they cared.

Years have passed.
He is still glum. Yet the rest are glowing.
Excited for what is to come.
Looking forward to life as it has begun.

Long Gone

Nights are over
Darkness recedes
Black is a color
We choose to see

The day is here
Dawning brand new
We can all benefit
From this, it is true

Cast aside yesterday
For it no longer serves
Embrace today
Cherish all that is

Bring into this new
Love which gives and gives
Give to one another
Including oneself

Give gifts of great joy
Experience the wealth
Let love be your guidance
Stay true to yourself

Give all that you can
To all, including oneself

Generosity and kindness
Our new currency
You see
For the kindest will be wealthy

For this we shall believe

Love generously
Never forgetting a single being
Send love to the world
Pray we all will see

Night is over
Day has begun
Sing like the birds
Welcome everyone

This Side of Heaven

This side of heaven
The sky is our anchor
The moon and the stars our alignment
The earth our guide

This side of of heaven
The trees whisper guidance
The wind calms our nerves
The grass is our anchor

This side of heaven
Voices are strong
Emotions are guidance
Loves all around

This side of heaven
The heart opens up
The eyes see the magic
The world shines so much

This side of heaven
The fun has begun
The joy in the moment
The breath on the tongue

This side of heaven
Fear does not exist
Quiet moments are pleasure
Laughter is quick

This side of heaven
Although we miss you so much
We see you in the sun, moon, and stars
We hear your laughter
We feel your touch

This side of heaven
Love is enough