Dragon Dreams

When the dragon approaches

do we cower in fear

Or gaze in marvel

and shed a tear

πŸŒ‘

I don’t see the dragon

as being our foe

but rather magic

they can bestow

πŸŒ‘

A lucky omen

I see them to be

For they are a threat

to no degree

πŸŒ‘

If you dream of a dragon

take it as a boon

The mind’s equivalent

of an auspicious rune

πŸŒ‘

Hence if you behold a dragon

witness it with veneration

as you never know

it may be your salvation

The Fuel of Life

The sky at night

the stars dimly lit

We look at them

they observe us

πŸŒ‘

Each an enigma

a marvel of the cosmos

the fuel of life

πŸŒ‘

The stars

from where dreams are born

Breathing

When anxiety bites

Or the grip of

depression looms

I stare at the moon

πŸŒ‘

Observing its surface

The subtle shades

The patterns caused by

eon old impact craters

πŸŒ‘

Mesmerised by its

dim

shimmering light

πŸŒ‘

As I contemplate

my breathing slows

calm comes over me

πŸŒ‘

For the moon’s beauty and radiance

brings tranquility

The Raven

Huginn and Muninn

The raven messengers of old

Observing

from mountain to wold

πŸŒ‘

If you see a raven

take care what they see

For they may take note

and report back to he

The Hermit

Dreamy solitude

Wonderful, thought provoking

peaceful

πŸŒ‘

For to be a thought

and word hermit

Hidden from the world, alone

Just you and words

πŸŒ‘

A silent sanctuary of imagination

and prose

What a dream

Silently

Celestial silence surrounds me

Driving hail noiselessly

hitting the window

Relentless wind inaudibly

gushing around

πŸŒ‘

For it’s seen silently

Stillness

Still drops of water on the window

Motionless cat staring

something taken her fancy

πŸŒ‘

Stillness in the air

For nothing is moving

except the slow beat of my heart

πŸŒ‘

A time for quiet contemplation

collect one’s thoughts

For calm and peace is found

The Jester

Keeping up appearances

is what we do

Whilst on the inside

our mood is completely blue

πŸŒ‘

We smile and chat

as if all is fine

The reality is not

so benign

πŸŒ‘

We are the jester

all happy and content

but in our mind

we are suffering anguish and

torment

πŸŒ‘

We all need to learn

to look beyond the smile

So the real mood we see

rather than the guile

Support

Did I conceal

Once yes, but not now

It was my hidden secret

For too long, far too long

πŸŒ‘

My illness hidden from

my family, friends

nearly took my life

πŸŒ‘

Many mistakes I made

Firstly not accepting, recognising

That I needed help

πŸŒ‘

Then I craved support

but never asked

πŸŒ‘

My mistakes are my own

I had a choice and didn’t see it

You do have a choice

Talk to someone and ask for help

πŸŒ‘

There is no stigma

Just support and love

Migratory Bird

It’s difficult to comprehend

the direction you are heading

You think you are on path

Then you find a dead end

Or have somehow

taken a wrong turn

πŸŒ‘

Sometimes the hamster

on a wheel

Running faster and

faster

to reach your destination

But find yourself

where you started

πŸŒ‘

Or the lemming

Having to make

a leap of faith

Hoping that it

will all work out

ok.

πŸŒ‘

I’d rather be like a

migratory bird

certain of my direction

moving forward

but

there would still be

storms to overcome

Contact

Eye contact

One of those challenges

in life

πŸŒ‘

For some it comes

so easily

For me my eyes don’t comply

πŸŒ‘

Eye contact

A daily battle

Or maybe

a contact sport

Mental Health

Are you ok is what

people ask

Whilst you hide your true feelings

behind your face mask

πŸŒ‘

You don’t want to be a burden or

seen as weak

So yes you answer even though all you want to do

is weep

πŸŒ‘

We all shouldn’t have to

feel this way

But have the confidence and support to have

our truthful say

πŸŒ‘

It’s time for the stigma to be gone

for good

And for us mental health sufferers not

to be misunderstood

Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl

Are you hither

Your rustle is heard

Like a whisper

πŸŒ‘

Your presence

I can sense

That eerie feeling

and suspense

πŸŒ‘

Always close

but never seen

Hidden in the tree

so green

Our Auspicious Friend

Auspicious friend

You bring us grace

You show us beauty

πŸŒ‘

Witnessing your iridescent blue

our heart flew

Observing your wondrous green

we feel serene

πŸŒ‘

Our auspicious friend

with you

we have all

The Ember

The whirlpool swirled around me

I was lifted higher and higher

My soul awoke

with a tremor

πŸŒ‘

After decades of slumber

barely seen ember

burst into flame

πŸŒ‘

The long sleep

was finally over

Plane of Dreams

With a yawn

darkness closes in on me

The world of consciousness is left

I visit the plane of dreams

πŸŒ‘

On my travels

I see much

I hear much

πŸŒ‘

Whether I take heed

of the wisdom conveyed

another matter

But messages there are

πŸŒ‘

For the plane of dreams tells us

much we need to know

πŸŒ‘

If we dare to carefully listen

Skateboard

With a smile and a whoosh

She races down the road

My hands are over my eyes

I have a terrible forebode

πŸŒ‘

My daughter has a new craze

skateboarding you see

With the fearlessness of youth

she heads off again with glee

πŸŒ‘

I can’t bear to watch

her flying this way and that

I think I need to get her

a shiny crash hat

The Dashing Rabbit

With a skip, a jump and a hop

the rabbit dashes and flies

over field and under hedge

Surveying with her wide eyes

πŸŒ‘

The brown and white blur

hightails back to her abode

She doesn’t stop to pause

as she scurries across the road

πŸŒ‘

With a leap and a dive

she plows into her home

For now she is safe

tomorrow she will roam