A memory found

I touched your hand
Something changed
Never be normal again
How could this be
I had guarded my ways

Yet there you broke through
Days were spent
Talking and just being
Afraid to touch just feeling
Nothing stayed the same

I showed you a crystal
You stopped kicking stones
You tought me a peace
I would never be alone
This touch was passing

Together we couldn’t be
One wind cooled you
Another warmed me
The distance did grow
As a velvet moss on a tree

One side only could see
There held to face life’s storm
As your peace held my mind
I would never know
What I had left behind

Many years passed me by
Snow fell then the sun
Nothing could warm me
As you then had done
I hold you in my soul

Others come and go
They touch me just so
Always hidden from view
That long years can do
That memory of you

Will Stay

“A Longing Touch”

There in the glow of evening
I feel your touch in my senses
Then you close your form to me
I retouch as senses reel away

Just being, with nothing to compare
Soft silk, of skin against skin
Drifting minds on a journey new
I have found you, I am overwhelmed

Dreams made that float away
Cares dimmed for another day
Please, Please, just say you’ll stay
Ah! Your thoughts joined my way.

Touch and touch some more
Let dreams be fulfilled for us
To me I feel we have at last joined
Distance gone so has the time

How can I say the feelings flow?
I would drown, in gossamers touch
Inside my body melts slowly down
Converted into a smile no frown.

Should I ask you how you feel?
In whispers shared would I dare?
In this love of joining you know I care
A touch, a smile there’s a beauty there

If only this would last as a dream
An eternity without a seam
Pushing even the stars out of the way
We know we are so in love today.

Memory

Memory

The ice was etched in perfect form
Snow like a gossamer gown
That has yet to be worn

Sky carved from an ebony block so true
Scattered with diamonds to make black, blue
Held within the visions glow

No matter that it was Ice and snow
A love that has always been
That warmth which purveyed this scene

For all time the grass would be green
The only thing that love could do
Was to create perfection for us two

To look in wonder lost in time
The moment stored deep within the mind
Here an eternity of time left behind

Etched forever in those vast spaces
As with this and many places
It mattered not that no one shared

That it was, and is, no matter who cared
That I was here with you.

Sespene

There in the darkness of many days
A light to my spirit shines true
Time our enemy, has kept this space
Distance bridged with thought each day

There is nothing that can stand in our way
A love of all things not touched just felt
Kindred spirits closed together and held
How can I call it a love of any kind?

It is a food to sustain my being
A happiness to feel at all times
What distance my soul screams
We cannot be held from each other

I bathe in eternal life of truth and love
I reach out and there touching is a part
A part of me that is an anchor always
Feelings as then, never changing.

If only this plain could bend a little
Where both ends would reach out
Then touch each other as we feel
There would be a brightness clear

It cannot be so my love we have to wait
I shall stand at the portal with open arms
There we shall walk again together
As there is no time, I see you there,

In Our Now.

Ian.T xx

4 Generations of writing

4 Generations of writing

Tue, 2016-11-22 00:42

Written By Sparrows Mother

To One I Love

When we first met just casually
Your handshake firm and strong
It awakened that spark in me
That I thought was dead so long

Two eyes so understandingly
Looking quietly into mine
Saying try to be happy again
Let your love be with mine

Before the ends of time
To ease your heart of pain
We parted for a little while
This did not break the tie

As when I came back again
Another life was nigh
One night we walked away from town
The street lights and the crowds

To a little bridge across a stream
We stood in moonlight pale
As there it was my heart so full
I told you I loved you so

I could not keep the tears from you
As something urged me on
Though you said that love could not be
I knew that we were strong

With bursting heart I gazed far away
Prayers to the one above
The moon and stars seemed brighter
As you answered of my love

My heart was so much lighter now
As “I love you” brought a smile
Through my tears of feelings so
Now that the barriers were broken

This solitude would go
I‘ll always be contented now
When waiting patiently for you
Knowing that you share my happiness

I thought could never be
This means the entire world to me
To hold your hand and feel you near
Was to me just a spot of heaven.

That one day that we would share
Since we have shared our love as this
Then let it never be
For you to say in your own world

That you are not good enough for me
We cannot plan our lives it’s true
But love was kept for you and me
As we journey on

V. B. Howard

A quiet time

Written by Sparrow

I needed rest,
for my thoughts,
had gone astray.
A walk in the woods

would quell my fears
There I am one
There I drift
the quiet engulfs me

calming my soul
Legs become vague
Then are gone
Floating with the breeze

I touch the leaves
yet they remain unmoved
It is my way
I see the drift

of problems dismissed
then peace descends
I wonder should I join
the rat race out there

it is a part of me
I drift on toward me
joining once again
the things that make me

The loss of being free
is to be alive
in a physicality

Ian T

Written by Sparrows Son

Young waters

As young we see an ocean deep
Waves that rise far above untouched by reason
Currents so strong pushing us again to the shallows
These we touch and feel giving us reason for a while

The waves and currents are what we seek
To understand how to be
We enter the outer waves not knowing
The direction becomes unseen

We are mere pieces of driftwood
Floating where we should not be
Wanting so much to understand
There are moments in life given, allowing us to see

The reasons and the knowledge to be
Wander into the sea walking, as we know how
Then we may begin to learn

Richard

Unmarked

Written by Sparrows Grand Daughter

Here lies someone
absent be thy name
and November comes
their job is done

indeed they are in heaven.
Who are you?
I wish to thank you for all you have done
for the place you have left for me

by leaving yourself
What is your name?
Are you the weeds that live
where you once lay?

The courage in the dandelion
or the strength in the grass?
I’m sure you get visitors.
The birds all sing their thanks

the mice play where you once fought
over trenches, rabbits dance.
Crickets chirp where the bugle blew
all of it of course, for you.

How old were you?
When you joined the fight?
When your friends first fell?
When you did too?

Did any family come looking for you?
I dare not move the weeds
for they are a part of you
I did leave a seed among them

for hopes it will join them too.
Poppies grew
stained with blood
Eternal sleep in meaning

Reflected in its hue
Rest in peace.

Purple Hobbit

A Joining

A joining

Tue, 2017-04-18 09:44

There, I felt the essence of our true love
Feelings akin to super glues holdings
Drifting thoughts, flowing across a table
Seeking perfection, held in each other

The eyes holding, shining truth, then loving
Each moment etched in gold, entwining souls
Where have you come from? I thought, seeking more
A lifetime of dreams rendered to my needs

Nothing existed beyond this one moment
Held above morality and revered
I was just a being, and there you were
Nothing was good enough to describe you

Now a lifetime has passed by my window
There you are, across that table once more..

A Love of Memory

“A love of memory”

Thu, 2017-04-27 08:51

Why did my spine tingle?
Where did my balance go?
There in the glow of evening
I caught the perfume of your soul.

A shape that made my balance jelly
A face that made dreams wonderful reality
Where did you come from I screamed
The scream only felt not heard deep inside

Days floated into seconds I feared the next
That time to leave you, rushed to me
Though each second seemed years
A softness of touch, feelings spreading

Is this a love that has captured me?
Did I not love before, or did I pretend?
Guarded ways for feelings so tender
I was supposed to be strong in all things.

A blithering wreck cast on a perfect beach
There I watched each movement
Though eyes were vacant dreams
The vision of you was stealing my soul.

Tender words drifted and were captured
Bolstering a growing love, encompassing me.
Held by the strongest web, I wanted to stay
I gave you my soul knowing it was safe.

A fear came when I had to leave our space.
A space where we were one and love grew
If only we had talked of feelings true
A system dictated that we hid things away.

Time has passed, years have come and gone
There in the sanctuary of my mind you are
Held there above all things I believed.
As the sea touches the shore,

I touch you each day..

A Longing Touch

A Longing Touch

Fri, 2017-10-20 08:49

There in the glow of evening
I feel your touch in my senses
Then you close your form to me
I retouch as senses reel away

In years of being no comparison
Soft silk, of skin against skin
Drifts minds on a journey new
I have found you, I am overwhelmed

Dreams made that float away
Cares dimmed for another day
Please, Please, just say you’ll stay
Ah! Your thoughts joined my way.

Touch and touch some more
Let dreams be fulfilled for us
To me I feel we have at last joined
Distance gone so has the time

How can I say the feelings flow?
I would drown, in gossamers touch
Inside my body melts slowly down
Converted into a smile no frown.

Should I ask you how you feel?
In whispers shared would I dare?
In this love of joining you know I care
A touch, a smile there’s a beauty there

If only this would last as a dream
An eternity without a seam
Pushing even the stars out of the way
We know we are so in love today.

Ian.T

Holding a Memory

Holding a memory

There in the silence of another day born
Memories tried to hold onto my form
There in the lighted shadows you stood
Always waiting as I knew you would

A joining of beings in frenzied thought
Nothing like this has ever been taught
There you were, and will always stay
As fresh in my memory, cycled each day.

How can I sweep my life clean of things?
There you are attached to my heart strings.
We understand that the power is not ours
That shakes our nerves for many hours

I never want to be free of the memory
You brought me that set me forever free
I accept that it is far better to have known
Than for an unfulfilled Spirit to walk alone.

If only I had stayed there in another day
Memories would be truth, and set a new way
These thoughts would then have left me alone
There in greener pastures I would now roam.

There you are held in my memories eyes
A beautiful sight of you that I realise
In my vision, from those days when we were free,
Tethered for ever in love, just you and me..

Memory Held (170920)

Sometimes I am so lost
Lost to the past memories
Then a voice from now,
Brings me a touch of sanity.

There in the bright shadows
I watch your form flow
Tingles run as they did before
Where my friend asked what for

I told him that I had met you
There a quiet came over me
A purpose to be and calm to all
Yet life unfulfilled my name called

I hid from all those things that could be
Too much love descended on me
Why I asked did it come to me then
I was stuck in a life of bends

Twists and turns held my now
I was lost and couldn’t find you
A touch of your voice found me
I never wanted to be free

Then years passed I would you hide
A special place so deep inside
What is this love that we know so well?
It is as the world turns, so hard to quell.

Now as I wander far and wide
I touch you there so deep inside
I hold you high above all I meet
Knowing that one day we will greet

I will hold you so that I can see all
The things not lost that I can recall
A quiet as the evening draws nigh
We will as Spirits learn to fly

Talking laughing in a different way
Colours seeking you out by and by
Thoughts of pure feelings all will be shown
There in time we will make a new home

Is this the dawn I talked to you of
Those years ago, we couldn’t show love
Now a new meadows flowers are grown
Where we can pick that perfect bloom