Once Is Not Enough

I fell in love once.

It was futile in the end.

It didn’t last.

But I’ve loved since then.

I cried some tears once.

I shed them for a friend.

They flowed so fast.

I’ve cried again.

We fought a war once.

A promised one to end.

Peace didn’t last.

Wars fought since then.

I hoped and prayed once.

For violence all to end.

I held on fast.

I prayed again.

We had some faith once.

Belief that we could mend.

It faded fast.

We’ve believed since then.

We built a world once.

With love we had to tend.

That didn’t last.

Needs must try again.

Treasure

It’s lost now,

The treasure that once was.

Buried somewhere

But marked with vivid cross.

 

Entombed it is,

In chest of flesh and bone.

Hidden there

Till pirate steals it home.

 

Opened wide

The casket does reveal

Priceless gems, tho’

Chosen to conceal.

 

Entrapped below

An arid desert’s soil,

Fertile once but reality

Sought to spoil.

 

It’s resting there,

Beneath and buried deep.

Discover when

You dig and seek to keep.

 

Guarded by

Sentries of the night.

Uncovered jewels

Sparkle in the light.

 

The brigand who

Searches on his quest

Resists all force

And knows where fortune’s blest.

 

Voyage far

On seas of violent storm.

Earnest aim

Demands actions outwith norm.

 

A howling wind

Casts vessels far astray,

But compass points,

Leads errant into bay.

 

Explored, this land

Tumults and earth will quake.

Concealed karma

Arises, offers. Take.

 

No treasure worth

A hundredweight or more

Was ever gained

Without searching to the core

 

And here it lies

Beneath the skies above,

Prosperity,

The greatest treasure – love.

Rise

A few good people rise to the occasion.

Embracing the challenge,

One foot in front of the other.

One idea ahead of the others.

Growing,

Taking shape and form.

Seeds of ideas nurtured and developed.

The effort and the will

Tie the idea to the kite

That lets it fly.

Soar with it……..

Tethered to the ground –

Mundanity

Minimal reward.

Be not afraid.