Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Shore

I often wonder if I am a wave on the shore
Wanting to go just a little further
But there is something that says, “No more”
And I just quietly go back to where I came from
Mingled in with everything else like me

I wait for the power and the force of the wind
I determine that I will try this again
But this time I will not do so alone
I hear the sound of the boat that groans
Against the force of the coming gale

I now am riding with the breeze
I determine to reach the heights with ease
And I am carried even beyond my sight
And notice I am filled with peace and delight
I am resting in a place much further on than I expected
And it all came from the place where I rested
And waited on the wind

Wow, I might have to do this again…

K, Duane Carter 8-28-10   

Thursday, August 26, 2010



I have felt the darkness of the bats
Their furry, fluttering wings, elastic
And their gnashing teeth bombastic
And it is none too pleasant to deal with

I have stepped out into sun
Basking in the glorious one
Wielding heat and warmth and light
Chasing away the darkest night

And in that have seen the butterflies
Yellow and dancing,
Flying and prancing
A picture of my destiny

A metamorphosis like no other
I turn from enemy into brother
And dine at a table like no other
Where even the memories don’t hold me like they used to

In fact they don’t hold me at all
I found a cushion from the drastic fall
And it is light and love and joy and peace
A calm serenity has been released

And it dances on the clouds like the butterflies
Right here is the picture before me
Moving and hovering on gentle winds
Where all of goodness calls me friend

And lover of wonder all at once

K, Duane Carter 8-26-10

Tuesday, August 17, 2010



Splashes of color
Filled with delight
Delicate leaflets
Reaching for light
Heaven is knocking
Right on our door
While we are wondering
What we are here for
Infinite wisdom
Creating infinite wonder
Just stopping to see it
Can cause one to ponder
Splashes of color
Filled with delight
Delicate leaflets
Can fill us with light

K, Duane Carter 8-17-10