To My Boys <3

I dont wish you material things;

Man made empty aspirations of status and grandeur;

Of hollow gestures in a judgemental world.

I wish you a passionate life where the world is met with awe and wonder;

Where your eyes are lit from the soul.

One filled with humility, wisdom and a passion so great that that you inspire others to reach for dreams of their own.

May you be surrounded by true friends that encourage your spirit and lift you when you are low.

May you be kind and patient with those whose path differs from your own;

And be willing to open your heart to those that suffer;

To teach the world that there is strength in being gentle with the broken.

I wish you the courage to be different, and to carry your convictions with an open mind.

To listen more than you speak so that you may hear the truth that lies quietly within the words.

Above all, I wish you a love so strong that you never doubt it’s presence;

One where the world melts and calms in their eyes and your shared power is a joyous celebration of the beauty of life

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The Naive Girl

There was a fallen girl, who waited.
Waited for someone to notice.
Time passed and none stopped.
Still more time passed, and nothing.
Eventually a man came.
“What beautiful eyes you have” he said.
Thank you she said with a smile.
They chatted for a time.
She made him laugh.
He preened like a peacock.
As the sun set, he turned to leave.
He did not help her to her feet,
Nor did he look back.
And the girl wept, wasted tears.
She was alone once more!?

Sadly, she always was……

©JNijs2017

Forgiveness

Often the hardest to forgive,

Is the closest one of all.

The one person of this world,

Where your standard is untoward.

Your gift to her is every sin.

A list of which held high!

Each unkind word, each fallen step,

Every failure she’s ‘self made’.

And God forbid, lest your forget.

Every night she cried.

If you tell her she’s not good enough,

Soon she will believe it true.

Her light will fade,

Her eyes will dull.

She will smile but only through,

Forgive her now,

Mistakes past due.

Your love for her be true,

Treat her like a special friend,

After all my love she’s you.

JNijs2017

Missing You

Its dark here. Missing you.
My heart yearns for the light.
For the days before these.
When my eyes could see the stars;
And wonder in their midst.
When beauty was found everywhere;
And not hidden among fear.
When the future was bright;
And I could do most anything.
Oh how I long for my best friend.
Oh tell me please!  How I do I find Me?

©JNijs2017

Renoir

Forget the past,
Its hooks of glass.
Shattering the future,
With its callous remorse

Pain is inevitable,
Mistakes are a path.
To easily misguided,
By self hate and wrath.

Giving heart licence,
To forgive and let live.
Purest self love,
Beyond measure to give.

Live life with love,
Lift your head to the stars.
You are beauty and light,
A pure Renoir.

©JNijs2017