THE BEAST

as the beast moves through the streets,

people stare in astonishment,

the beast moves in and out,

as his energy takes him everywhere,

some stop, some stare, but most move to

the other side,

as fear grips them from their chest to their head,

and their legs quickly move them in another

direction,

the beast keeps his head down,

 scanning with his black eyes from one side

to the other,

not missing a moment nor a movement,

the beast knows and feels their fear,

makes him move with caution,

in a calm and quiet manner,

as he continues down the street,

a little girl sees the beast,

and squeals in joyful delight,

as she opens her arms and

runs to embrace him,

panic erupts as her parents scream and try

to stop her,

but the little girl sees through the beast,

and with quick movement,

she opens her arms,

and gives him a loving hug,

the beast snuggles warmly into her being,

and turns his head to lick her neck,

which sends her into an eruption of

giggles,

bringing tranquility and a sense of

calm to the one they call

the beast.

Johanne Fraser

 

THE ENLIGHTENED ONES

rocks and shells

an exterior like armour

hard as a rock

protecting the delicate shell

that lies within

closed to the ones

who

can’t see beyond the shadows

of doubt

and the lies of the masses

leaving the armour

to

stop the shell from cracking

only to surface

to

the enlightened ones.

johanne fraser

 

 

SEA OF LAVENDER – FRIDAY’S PHLOG FOR OCTOBER 16, 2015

field of lavender

driving through the mountains,

I spotted this sea of lavender,

rolling through miles and miles of

dry grass and barren hills,

this sea of lavender,

filled me with inspiration,

breathing in his mighty works,

a gift from our creator,

filling me with his loving presence,

giving me strength,

to fulfill my destiny.

momwhearingloss

QUENCHING THE THIRST- FRIDAY’S PHLOG FOR AUGUST 28TH, 2015

rushing water

This past summer I spent several weeks camping and hiking through the woods with a dog named Kaos.  I desperately crave the time and space of walking in silence with nature as I quench my thirst for peace and tranquility.  Trees and water satisfy my thirst and this particular morning as we trekked through the woods we came across this mini waterfall.  As I crouched down to get this picture the spray of the water felt cool on my skin.  It was a tough picture to take because I had to hold Kaos back with one hand while taking the picture.  No sooner had I taken the picture, Kaos leaped through the air and ran through the water like an innocent child quenching his thirst for purity and playfulness.

UNCOMPLICATED – FRIDAY’S PHLOG FOR JANUARY 23, 2015

 

boat dream

“Sitting in a rowboat,

paddling around the lake,

looking for a good fishing spot,

life suddenly becomes uncomplicated,

makes me wonder why I don’t sit in a boat more often.”

momwhearingloss

 

 

 

 

 

SIMPLE GARDEN – FRIDAY’S PHLOG FOR JULY 4, 2014

simple garden

A couple of weeks ago while camping, I got up early to go for a walk and spend a little time by myself.   I grabbed the camera and headed out of the trailer and started walking in any direction my heart desired.  Found myself going across a mini bridge and before my eyes was this single wild rose resting on the banister.  As I was taking the picture I thought about my garden,  how I don’t really have the time for it and I try to simplify by planting perennial plants as much as possible.  There is some planning involved in  painting a garden but as I walked across the bridge I realized that I try too hard, you can’t beat the beautiful canvas created by nature’s very own brush.