Higher View

Lift my eyes to a higher view
Show me there is more
Than I ever knew

Open my ears that I might hear
Beyond the noise and din
The words that I hold so dear

Open my heart that I might feel
Against the pain of the world
To feel all the things that are real

Stoic Poetry  


If I only had your touch,
The world would be a better place,
Amongst anger and strife,
I would be guided by grace

If I had your patience,
When all around is falling,
I would bring down some peace,
If I only had your calling

But you are you, and I am not,
But I can still at least try,
To give the very best of me,
And not just bow my head and sigh

Stoic Poetry


Come softly in the night
Regrow those withered dreams
Resurrection in pure beauty
Too long buried
Within the tomb of the world

Speak lifetimes of love
For eternities in the moment
Arisen in flames
To relight the forge
The stone cold forge

Stoic Poetry


We write the moments of our life
Ink marks of joy and devastation
What we live, and goes between
Whether smiles or consternation

There never was anyone to blame
No need to point out all the flaws
You have already lived each one
As you stepped into your life’s maw

Your words speak to the battles won
Or to the ones you think you lost
But in the end they made you, you
And they were, no matter the cost.

Stoic Poetry

Heat Wave

Summer sings a rippled mirage
Cicada rhythms keeping time
Heat of the day without a breath
Until evenings cool breaks the day

Sultry twilight when nothing moves
Nights stillness waiting in the wings
Will bring release from the taunting heat
Soft relief in the songs night brings

Stoic Poetry

All The Nights

To all the nights we try to sleep
But thoughts of days ours to keep
With eyes wide open we lay awake
Not knowing how long it will take

The pen lies idol by my bed
So I will write some lines instead
And if by chance I drift away
I will finish this poem another day

Stoic Poetry