Rudyard Kooistra on
13 hours ago
Dear Lord, please find me
somebody to love.
God replied, no,
not just one love.
I give you an ocean
of eternal love
found only in faith,
poetry and music.
From this special place,
you will find love
like you have never known,
from kindred spirits
around the world,
space and time,
to give you a glimpse
of the divine.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 3:52 am
[ ] 1 + 1 = 2.
[ ] That shiny bright star equates to you.
[ ] That circle full of life that wonderful loop.
[ ] That beautiful flower that blossom & grew.
[ ] Low to the ground you will never stoop.
[ ] But high to the sky you will always shoot.
[ ] Praise & glory to the righteous & truth.
[ ] May the Universe bless, shield, & guide you.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 1:11 am
My wish this Christmas
is faith replaces fear.
Loneliness gives way
in open air.
Loss is not in vain.
Love spreads faster
than a pandemic train.
Glimpses of paradise
in every day life,
remind us why
we are alive.
# # #
What’s your ...
Friday 25th December 2020 2:02 pm
the tattered old man on Christmas Eve
snow was falling hard
as the old man struggled
through the deep drifts
on the country road
light shone from a
a farmhouse window
the old man smiled seeing the glow
it was a candle
the widowed mother had placed there
nightly since last Christmas Eve
a year ago
a man was found
frozen along this same road...
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 2:47 pm
Love is flowing down these blood-washed streets.
We are not done.
You put us out yet cannot put us out.
You have not won.
Hate hopes to overpower
Yet is weak
For Freedom's spirit cannot be contained
We are not crushed nor wilted
We are not bowed nor beaten
Listen, for we still are brave to speak
Words will be waged
Look, for we still carry our ...
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 11:05 am
arches and keystone
without one they fall
life sustained by you
or I had nothing at all
skies at time of damp
arch of hues on show
feast with brittle rays
grist for my rainbow
refraction bends light
you twisted my heart
with love's pot of gold
vowed we'd not part
rainbow but an illusion
your promise the same
capricious the crescent
Monday 21st December 2020 10:46 am
On my darkest days you have been my light
You have helped me to shine bright
Always telling me that I belong
Always reminding me that I am enough
When my heart it blue
You are my glue
Nothing can describe the bond between me and you
You always see me through
Thank you for being my best friend, my sister, and simply you
Friday 18th December 2020 7:34 pm
What is it about you that captivates me,
leaves my heart with a gaping hole.
You stay at bay,
but your muse has much to say.
Your poetic love shines,
creating a portal in time.
We share a cosmic kiss,
before falling into life’s abyss.
what the mind forgets.
Friday 18th December 2020 5:55 am
He looks out of the open window
at the end of the street,
cold and grey it seems like melancholy
& there she stands afar
calm and still,
like the depths of the ocean waters;
as the time slips and the
night sky drops on this world,
the moon shines bright as ever
envied, as it looks at her glaring eyes,
radiating without the help of another star
Thursday 17th December 2020 12:50 pm
What if we could have no doubt
What if we could all just look at this world through a child’s eyes
What if we could share our life’s without being judged
Let energies meet and collide
Trust that people won’t hurt you
Trust that people won't see you for the crazy human you are but instead for the new beautiful soul you’ve become
Monday 14th December 2020 3:04 am
in the strawberry fields
of your mind.
to pleasure divine.
to life sublime.
Sunday 13th December 2020 5:43 pm
you wanted it so I went on the scent,
you said it made you feel like a queen,
Christmas at that Knightsbridge store,
most expensive emporium I'd ever seen
perfume is fine when embellished by love,
every atom of the odour a tender reminder
of loving moments with your chosen one
with whom you couldn't wish to be kinder
it's when the passion cools and she waltzes o...
Sunday 13th December 2020 11:18 am
They cause us pain and yet we pretend
That it's love
love that will win in the end
Are we so blind by the challenge
Creating a false sense to feel valid
To remain blind is a choice we carry
Self worth cast aside and buried
So we can hold on just a little longer
The random good times
Make us feel stronger
You really loose your sense of self
In a set of cards you chose to delt
So if pa...
Friday 11th December 2020 2:46 pm
In his fave comfy chair
A Christmas cracker party hat
Hides his four strands of hair
His wife always said:
'Get the buggers cut!'
But he wasn't quite ready
To be a total baldy nut!
He wishes she was here now
Nagging at full pelt:
'If ye eat or drink one more thing,
yer gonna burst your belt!'
And Sophie's eyes sparkle
Friday 11th December 2020 2:22 pm
Narcissus creatures surround me.
Vultures, pecking at my serenity.
Testing my resolve.
Threatening to consume me.
Daring me to break free,
from a doomed mentality.
Do I close my eyes to injustice
permeating our atmosphere,
like The Great Smog?
I spread my Phoenix wings.
Rise above the toxic darkness.
Bring forth healing light.
Spread peace, kindness, love.
Never give up ...
Thursday 10th December 2020 3:49 pm
I would like my naked toes to caress a field of poppies
to dance; a fine expression of freedom and happiness.
to look up at the clear blue skies
and listen to the sound of singing birds
in the midst of wonderful harmony.
For time to stand still, a chance to inhale
To truly take in life, and the precious moments it can hold.
Thursday 10th December 2020 3:45 pm
made me feel something
Something I've been trying to avoid for awhile now.
made me feel safe.
Made me feel loved.
Made me feel like the only girl in the world
In your arms, no bad could happen.
In your arms, I was safe.
In your arms, I was loved.
This unfamiliar feeling made me uneasy
Made me doubtful
Made me question everythi...
Wednesday 9th December 2020 6:59 am
her smile came so easily
before I could even blink,
she made my heart race
brought me to the brink
dress slipped off so easily
mysore silk of jade green,
the body of a svelte and
molten Myanmar queen
her love given so easily
from a brimming chalice,
no passion ever rivalled
what oozed from Alice
slipped away so easily
with barely a mumur,
Tuesday 8th December 2020 10:14 am
conceived in a cellar, of
a Tommy home on leave,
mother waving mistletoe,
shortly she would grieve
official dad inert upstairs
exempt due to his arches,
Tommy back to trenches
bullets or forced marches
killed in action in the mud
in my blood's a war hero,
official dad a profiteer,
moral fibre less than zero
the duality in mistletoe,
fertile of ...
Sunday 6th December 2020 11:31 am
Image courtesy of Marilylle Soveran and Flickr; Creative Commons.
Hard to believe that it's December and we're coming to the end of a year that has presented many challenges. In the Christian tradition, candles are lit for Advent, representing hope, love, joy, peace, and the light of the world. This year we're waiting for vaccines, an end to lockdowns and tiers and I've tried to ...
Friday 4th December 2020 3:38 pm
Love is a tricky thing
Working hard to bring
Two people together
But time shows
True colors sadly
Some don't see
What they sacrifice
Continuing to give up
Their want's their needs
All to keep the peace
Not to displease
The one they say they love
Letting go of some
Isolating the ones
The feeling that dw...
Thursday 3rd December 2020 10:35 pm
Roots of Love
Ones moon rises as the others descends.
The Sun brings their identity as they unlock their worlds.
One gusts into the world as Air.
One ignites into the world as Fire.
One love’s expressing through intellectuality!
One’s motivated by inspirations and aspirations!
The moon is the Soul of their identities.
One’s Soul reacts to experiences,
with discernment ...
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 7:21 pm
I wished I could talk to the stars
As I walked alone in the moonlit night,
The light of the passing by cars,
Enhanced the beauty of the sight.
I sat down on the grass by the street
To add a few pages to my old sketchbook.
But you suddenly came to meet,
Perfectly letting me off the hook.
Now I walked with you
To live the best day of my life.
Everything began anew
The moment you asked me ...
Tuesday 1st December 2020 7:31 pm
Compostition of Intimacy
With fears of eternal solitude, I called truce.
Obstacles fill the atlas of our hearts,
distracting our impressions of exquisite Love.
Our painful beliefs insist we reprieve our minds,
voiding our previously learned doctrines of romance.
Phobias of Love furiously traveled the hourglass of our lives.
Chaos constrained our philosophy of enchantment,
Tuesday 1st December 2020 4:32 pm
Forget Black Friday.
Cancel Cyber Monday.
Go Giving Tuesday!
How can we focus on material things,
when children are starving,
sick, neglected, abused,
need clean water to drink...
If 2020 has taught us anything,
it is to see more clearly,
appreciate what we have,
lend a helping hand.
Together we rise above mediocrity,
spread love in o...
Tuesday 1st December 2020 11:23 am