Daily Verse a short verse (almost) every day

Surprise

In every facet of your body,
from hips to lips to eyes
lies the tingling sensation
of effervescent surprise.

I’d capture some if only
I had photographic memory.
No pen or paint can muster
more than a feeble reverie.

My wildest fantasies exceeded,
my imagination put to shame
by your wit, your grit, your will
in this very moment that you came.

DACA

Brought here by chance, by force, by war
Lived here, learned here, survived it all
Always hidden, always scorned, never recognized
Equality not a given but an ever elusive prize
Dreams of hope painted black dashed by stabs of red
My promised future stolen to pacify the inbred

Revelation

Your dazzling flame draws me ever closer,
the gravity pulling me around.
As my moon circles your planet,
I fall without ever touching ground.

All else I can charm, seduce, and beguile,
but you never let me in that role.
With you I’m a helpless, quivering mess:
you’re a tuning fork for my soul.

Your voice is heady, your words sublime,
your very presence an intoxication.
I barely stay balanced, attempting to conceal
the extent of my sheer fixation.

You bring out my ego, my raw, true self,
I revel in you revealing me to me.
I am but a witness of your glorious being,
a revelation for the world to see.

Do Some Good Today

There’s a mantra I can tell you:
do some good today.

The world can be a tough, bitter place:
divided by hate, united in fear.
Do not lose hope, do not give up.
Hard times bring out the best in some.

Look for the generous, the benevolent, the kind,
they’re there, right in front of you.
For every man filled with rage, there are a dozen
full of humor, and courage, and love.

If you raise your voice,
use it for peace and unity.
If you raise your hand,
use it to help and heal.

The good outnumber the bad.
Always have, always will.
Doing bad is easy, doing good is better.
A little good can go a long way.

Before every action, ask yourself:
will this hurt or will this heal?
Will it benefit or will it bereave?
Whom does it help, who pays the price?

Your good is only a drop in the ocean,
but good news: the oceans are rising.
In the face of hate, of rage, of nature:
say no. Refuse to participate.

Only do good. Do the most good you can.
Do whatever little good you can manage.
There is enough fire and fury already.
We do not need to make matters worse.

Will you not join me,
and do some good today?

Forever

A lifetime is forever,
the longest time you’ll see.
From birth till death, a journey long,
everything you’ll ever be.

You can’t promise beyond your power,
at death it comes to end.
The lives of those around you
only the living can influence.

Forever is not an unfair term,
it reaches from aught to nought.
Limited only to s/he who says it,
constrained only by thought.

I do what I can with what I have,
and I will give you that in my power.
A fact of life, plain as day:
I’ll love you for forever.