Pictorial Prose

Pictorial Prose
Indulging my most lucid daydreams

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Love For You

 Believe in, feel, and cherish.


Close your eyes
and hold on tight,
you're in my arms as
I kiss you goodnight.
The stars a blanket,
the clouds our bed,
fluffing the pillow
rest peacefully my

Monday, December 29, 2014

When the Laughter Stops

Dance, dance on the clouds above,
to the song of sweet love.

Dance, dance both day and night,
embrace of hearts a beautiful sight.

Looking back a year, two years , ten years, some of it very clear and parts of it a blur. Life is a rollercoaster ride there is the anticipation going up and the rush as we peak and the slide down as we prepare once more to climb. This year was more like a leveling off, no great strides , yet a consistency  as their was no slipping backwards either. The blur, maybe some things are worth forgetting, as we strive to move forward. I find myself in a very different place emotionally, professionally as well as in my personal life. The seriousness of life cast a shadow over the direction in which we travel. Decisions that affect the present and the future were dangled in front of me. I have always been the type person who on a rollercoaster holds on tight, closes eyes until the ride is over. The best part about the ride is that you were beside me and while I was holding on your arms were around me and when my eyes were closed you were looking ahead.

Beside me,
in your arms,
all day,
in your heart.

like a song,
the music
plays along.


Sharing a moment,
a smile or two,
bright like sunshine
and skies blue.

Something happens,
when I am with you,
my whole world
starts out a new.

Leaning on hope,
holding on to a dream,
anticipating what
life will bring.

My eyes adjusted
to the darkness in the night,
as I gazed into the emptiness
your love I found bright.

Treasured moments,
gifts of friendship true,
I reached unto the heavens
 and that is where I found you.

My angel,
that keeps life surreal,
like the clouds above
and the love I feel.

You are always with me,
just a thought away,
comfort day and night
a vision that never fades.

The shoulder that listens,
wipes away my tears
and the place I journey
void of fear.

There is no ending,
the story forever lives
of an amazing friendship
that gives and gives.

The gift of love,
unwrapped for all to see,
started with a hello
and continued through a dream.


True love, happiness
when I am with you,
for you have the key
to make the dreams
come true.

Walk in the park,
sitting on a bench,
unending love
in each and every

From my heart a love,
a tale of two,
that dared to take the gray
and make that sky blue.

The path that lay before us,
is destiny as it unwinds,
for the script was written
before there were stars in
the sky.

When the laughter stops,
you'll know it to be true,
that we have shared a happiness
that only lovers do.

You are in my arms forever
and forever I'll love you,
for my heart was yours
the day my skies turned blue.

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Music has the ability to surround us with ambiance of romance, encourage a mood and document a moment in time. From early on I can remember music and song used to soothe and comfort and as I got older to create various magical moments. From my father pacing the floor and singing while trying to calm me down as a small child, to my first dance, graduation and other moments through time. In the beginning the music that I heard was that of my parents and siblings. It was my introduction into various styles. As I got older and much older, I had the chance to listen and create my own special moments, documented and filed away as musical memories.

It started with a moment,
an accumulation of days,
now I find myself watching
the years fade away.

Dreams brought us together,
hope has seen us through
and when I think about it
I realize how much I love you.

I'll give to you a song,
I'll sing it all day long,
dancing through life,
with you by my side.

It started with a moment,
an accumulation of days,
now I find myself watching
the years fade away.

Dance in the heavens high,
embrace of heart, soul and mind,
the clouds were waiting for you and I,
and there we secured our place for
all time.

It started with a moment
and accumulation of days,
now I find myself watching
the years fade away.

You are mine for all time,
from the morning the sun
begins to rise and until
the stars rule the blue sky.

Friday, December 26, 2014


I received a Christmas present from a women I never physically met. Though we have talked over the phone several times, I somehow created a vision of her. Which goes to prove we don't always touch with our hands and see with our eyes. On the contrary I have learned that we see with our heart and touch through the soul. It was an extraordinary gift not so much of what was wrapped up, but what transpired between two people Sometime a person is in the right place at the right time and energy passes through. It was a powerful gift as it showed the impact that we have upon another human being and the ability we have to care, comfort and express love for one another.
Christmas has always been a relativity difficult time for me. Not that I don't love all the thrill of cooking and baking and decorating, but that somehow the spirit of the holiday was meaningless to those around me.
Several things made this holiday special, one important one was my daughters happiness, though she wasn't here to share it with me, I finally understood the quote " I am happy when you are happy" Because I was so happy for her, in away that I can't truly express. That led me to the unexpected gift a box of 365 days of quotes. There was something much more in that package than a box of quotes, much more. The other was my  tablet, which I will be able to use for work and run square on . It wasn't just the gift itself but the trust, love and respect that came with it. The believing that everything is possible.
I am happy this Christmas because these three remarkable people proved that caring and love is the most powerful energy of all and truly the best Christmas gift ever.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I Can Dream

I can dream the morning
when I wake up in your arms,
my head against your chest,
listening to the beat of your heart.

These shared moments of two,
like the dance upon the heavens,
so very simple and yet precious
that even skies of gray will do.

I can dream a sky of sunshine blue,
from the morning I  first wake up
I count my many blessings
while doing while lovers do.

Sharing in a day of nothing new,
is awfully special when I dream it with you.
Silly moments of laughter and smiles
and a love that bridges the distant miles.

This year is a Holiday Season to reckon with .  No children dependent on my expertise with Santa Claus or waiting to share in my cookie factory or worried how the Christmas lights will get up before Christmas day. On the contrary, my daughter should be at the beach about now and my sons are either working or dealing with sibling rivalry. With the onset of a cold I have kind of retreated to the bedroom, my hide away zone.
Somehow as I look at the tree that I decorated, the ten year old in me surfaced. What is Christmas? I spent the earlier part of the day telling my almost 87 year old mother that is not about how you die but about how you live and researching medicine reactions for my sister on dialysis. So what is Christmas? Somehow I think I was born a ten year old, as that is the time I remember most. Like the second coming of life. The answer was simple from the mind of the ten year old. Christmas is hope!!!! Not as many people think , gifts, lights, dinner and singing songs, etc. Hope for peace and happiness, for well being and for mankind that it may somehow find that happy medium and where good far outweighs evil. That is what I see when I look at the Christmas lights, when I see a lit tree, when I sign a Christmas card, when I bake cookies and when I prepare dinner. Peace starts with self, happiness is shared with a smile, well being is in believing and as far as mankind I still believe that good far outweighs evil. Merry Christmas!


Memorable moments
8:45 and I am on the ice,
holding hands,
nice lips,
warm smiles.

Erasing tears,
removing sadness,
watching the sunrise
and celebrating life.

caring and
loving you.

Learning to drive,
removing ice from the window
cold hands on the steering wheel
and freedom.

But most of all ....loving you.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sunshine Bright

When tasting the sweetness,
everything else is much more bitter.

There is a certain high  and low that comes with doing an event this time of year. There is an unequivocal  acceptance that comes from the people I work with and the customers who return to purchase. I had more than my share of hugs and holiday greetings. It was like standing upon a pedestal or atop the world. But as I feel the fading of the moment and adapt once more to the negativity that the isolation that surrounds me, I once more stand to challenge the barriers that winter in the hollow place in front of me. I carefully list the positive and negative things in my life as I tell myself how much I have to be grateful for.

Because we do not see the sun on a cloudy day,
does not mean it does not shine.


Life is but a song,
the music sweet
places me in your

Dance day and night,
in my heart and in my mind.
Dreams so fine ,
truly make you mine.

Life is but a song,
the music sweet
places me in your

Sunshine bright,
with you
everything feels
so right.

Blue sky blue,
there is nothing
I wouldn't do
for you.

I looked to the heavens
and to my surprise,
a silhouette appeared
in the sky.

Hearts and souls
entwined into one,
a representation of
our love.

I looked to the heavens
and to my surprise,
a silhouette appeared
in the sky.

I recognized from the start,
that it was you who
held my heart.

I looked to the heavens
and to my surprise,
a silhouette appeared
in the sky.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Feel the difference
in the happiness shared,
when hearts embrace
and love is in the air.

Angel magic,
a smile on my face,
as I accept the gift
friendship gave.

Stars in the heavens,
clouds passing by,
dreams in the making
and memories for all time.

Content am I,
as I hold you near,
giving gratitude
to one who dared to care.

Sweet images
a silhouette of two,
dancing in the heavens,
there is me and you.

La, la, la ,la, la
ba,,ba, ba, ba,
da, da, da, da,
with  you.

La, la, la, la, la,
ba, ba, ba, ba,
da, da, da, da,
beside you.

Hearts that sing,
music of life,
dancing the dream,
just to be near you.

La, la,la,la, la
ba,ba, ba, ba,
da, da, da,da
with you.

La, la, la, la, la,
ba, ba, ba,ba
da, da, da, da,
beside you.

Stars shine down on you,
sending a sparkle or two,
take your place in the sky
right there by my side.

La, la, la, la,la
ba, ba,ba, ba,
da, da,da da
with you.

La, la, la, la, la,
ba, ba,ba, ba,
da, da,da, da
beside you.

.....and I'll always be there for you
as I truly love you.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Giving It To The Sky

The early morn finds the full moon brightly shining through the trees. The view right outside my window cast light upon moment where the is sun preparing to rise has yet not taken its rightful place in my morning sky. It is as if I am witnessing the changing of the guards, where the moon steps back and another day begins.
I in many ways I welcome the solitude that this early morn provides . It is unquestionably the most peaceful time of day. As I watch the moon slip slowly behind a passing cloud, the world becomes much smaller. my moon is your moon, my stars your stars, my sun your sun. Close as my morning thoughts and distanced by miles.
The array of mementos scattered across my desk have been at the forefront of my daily thoughts. To anyone else it would appear as if it were only bric-brac without meaning. Yet each piece documented a step in the journey. From the simplicity of the geodes the children gave me to the random items I somehow collected along the way each with their anchor to a memory. Chapters of a journey, the crystal ball, the angels, the train that could, etc,I looked and each provided a renewed lesson of life. I saw the expectation of others. The holding on to dreams and the believing that all is possible.
I know the years have passed quickly and that I have achieved much in this game of chutes and ladders. I climbed up to find myself sliding back many times. I saw life atop a mountain and felt the loneliness that the hollow placed upon me. I lived a journey enriched with friendship, love and laughter and again one seeped in fear.

The sun is rising,
the morning bright,
good bye moon
till tonight.

Take my dreams,
hold them dear,
I carefully had
chosen which
ones to share.

Peaceful and loving,
content am I,
taking a memory
and giving it to the sky.

Staying Strong

When to hold on
and when to let go,
when to laugh and
when to cry.

When to dream
and when to wake up,
When to have faith
and when to have a reality


Many ships are in passing,
few anchor.
I was determined to rewrite a story
that cannot be rewritten.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Vince Vance & the Valiants - All I Want For Christmas Is You [HQ]

Gazillion Combinations

I trusted the wind to send you my love,
to challenge the mountains and soar above.
The mystery of your presence is truly around,
I sense your goodness with happiness abound.

I have faith in the moment and joy in my day
confident am I that this magic will never fade.
I have my yesterdays safely tucked away
and when I am lonely I live a dream a day.

It is your kindness and the trust we share
that brought me to life with your ability to care.
Like taking winter and turning it to spring,
you brought to me the sunshine through a dream.

When I am feeling sad and distance takes a toll,
I look to all my blessings that daily unfold.
Sailing an ocean, taking control of the sea,
the truth unveils your unselfish love for me.

Special doesn't define what you mean to me,
for you are a treasure as priceless as one can be.
In my heart forever, standing next to me,
on a journey through life, writing eternity.

Eternity is not enough to share this special love,
gazillion combinations , unlimited pieces merging into one.
Precious moments that make my heart aware,
how wonderful life when you have someone with whom you share.

Not a day shall pass, not a moment nor an hour,
without my heart feeling the passion and the fire.
My dearest admiration of all that you are,
no matter how close , no matter how far.


Stronger with each moment,
more powerful by the day,
that is why my love you will
never ever fade.

From My Heart A Love Song

From my heart a love song
sung only for you.
from my soul the words
"I really do love you.'

This is my morning,
my day and night,
dreaming of you
forever by my side.

From my heart a love song
sung only for you,
from my soul the words
" I really do love you."

Gazing at the blue skies,
watching clouds go by,
thankful for the moment
you came into my life.

From my heart a love song
sung only for you,
from  my soul the words
" I really do love you/"

Numb from the feeling,
when you took me by surprise,
opened up my heart and
gave meaning to my life.

From my heart a love song
sung only for you,
from my soul the words
"I really do love you/"

Thursday, December 04, 2014


The crescent moon,
appeared at night,
bright as it could be,
illuminating the sky 
as it peered through
the trees.
Close and yet distant,
the moon hung in the sky, 
titillating to the heart
as it stroked the mind.
The calm was amazing,
the visuals a delight,
two lovers upon the heavens,
danced all through the night.
I smiled at the image,
that the night sky shared,
to bring from a distance
the love the blue sky mirrors.

I see the revelations
that are revealed through the moment.
My Gift
She gave to me a drawing,
of a rose quickly sketched.
But the gift was in the thought,
as tonight our conversation to
my heart was etched.
Sometimes life is complicated
and other times as simple as can be,
like the opening petals of a rose
it reveals the bloom we see.
I see the child who I held both day and night,
the shy little girl who filled me with delight.
There were days of sadness where I wiped away
her tears and the memorable ones of laughter
that we so warmly shared.
Another month down
one more passing day,
spring is the next season,
I can feel it in my veins.
We are battling the moment,
challenging each day
as we stand against winter
to allow spring to pave the way.
Winter is being kind,
it's warm out today,
but I know she has
more in store as months
of cold will find a way.
Long in one way,
short in another,
 as time is passing
like sunshine and butter.
Blah, blah, blah to the blue bird
who winged a goodbye,
Blah, blah, blah to the sunshine
that hides in the clouds passing by.
Blah, blah, blah to the mountains
that stand silent still.
Blah, blah, blah to the winds
that send an awful chill.
Blah, blah, blah speaks my heart
when you are not here with me.
Blah , blah, blah the whispers
of my soul through the dreams.

Monday, December 01, 2014

From My Pillow

Each day is a celebration of how great a love,
each moment a reminder.
You are as near as my morning thoughts.
So small a world that distance can be overcome
by the power of love.
I reached out to find you
are holding my hand.

In my heart,
next to my very soul,
the embrace of eternity
is my forever goal.

Dance upon the heavens,
forever in your arms,
that is true love and
where I belong.

Uncountable the stars,
that blanket overhead,
just like my love for you,
a beginning with no end.

In my heart,
next to my very soul,
the embrace of eternity
is forever goal.

For Your Love - Ed Townsend

Johnny Mathis ~ It's All In The Game