Encouragement, poetry

After the Rain – Poem

Sunset, After the Rain-by DIFrazier
Sunset in So Cal-photo by DIFrazier


The entrance to heaven

revealed itself

in my backyard.

After the rain

a sentinel of palms

led the way.

An underbelly of 

orange pink yellow

beneath ashes of clouds

a bird of paradise

hopeful in its call

to lift my head

look up

 to an emerging blue sky.

The sunset reminded me there are the inevitable endings, but in the ‘letting go’ there are also beginnings.

This poem is dedicated to Michele Serros and all my friends I’ve lost throughout the years.

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Creativity, Healing, poetry

A Plague of Memories-Poem


A Plague of Memories-gettyimages.com
A Plague of Memories-gettyimages.com


For the last six weeks, I’ve brought my cellphone to bed with me.
Sounds weird, but what I’m really bringing is meditation from Deepak Chopra and Susan Piver of the Open Heart Project.

Meditation has been a tremendous help in easing stress.

Last night, I stumbled upon a series, Healing with the Masters, that I really enjoyed.

The featured one, a free meditation, was quite new to me. The audio was from Raquel Spencer, who works on connecting with your higher self, body energy, and vibration.

I know, sounds so ‘new agey,’ but I can only tell you my experience.

It was awesome, I felt refreshed, slept very well and found it stimulated creativity.

I woke, in the middle of the night, reach for my cell and jotted down words in my notes section.

Although I don’t feel broken hearted or grief-stricken, these are the words that came to me last night:

A Plague of Memories


I kiss my grief

and long for you

undeserving as that may be


A plague of memories

chases me

until I stop

examine each


A waste of kisses

the grief mine

for trusting you

once again.


Have an adventurous week.