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Heaven Now

19 Jun


Heaven Now

Fools will clutch their gospels close to chest and all exalt
How Heaven will begin for them when their body does halt
They’ll talk about how, “All is peace and love and joy and bliss”
Somewhere down the road while the present moment they miss
It is because I was present that I saw Heaven, now
Because I paid full attention, I was stunned and said, “Wow”
It is because I knew Heaven was right there in my sights
That I paid full attention to Heaven each of those nights
I showed Heaven how much I cared, I did the work each day
I called, I listened, empathized, I loved, I did not pray
I did not beg for my Heaven, nor did I sit and wait
I went out, searched and found Heaven, my graceful, loving mate
My head is not within the clouds, I care not for “beyond”
‘Cause Heaven’s something with which I share a tremendous bond
No tomorrow, no rapture, no hoping for a dream
No clouds and pearly gates and angels needed to redeem
Heaven’s now and she’s my wife, my Queen, my love, my friend
Who’d have thought that Heaven could all the way here extend?

                                                   ~Happy anniversary, Sweetness


Dear Miro (age 15)

20 Dec

Dear Miro (age 15)

Hi there, Miro, how are you?
It’s me in twenty years
I thought I’d take a moment to
Send you my thoughts and cheers

Never fret, I’m not here to
Attempt to set you straight
I know at your young age how much
Advice does irritate

I wanted just to let you know
You will end up okay
There is no need to worry ‘cause
You will endure the fray

Every single challenge that
You will be forced to face
Will be survived and each time it
Will help build up your grace

I will not try to convince you
That problems should be met
With vigor and with gratitude
Instead of angst and fret

In time you will see for yourself
As you see your strength build
You’ll come to recognize those tests
As ways to feel fulfilled

Maintain your courage and your faith
And don’t forget respect
Pay no mind to what they say
And keep your ego checked

Never let the selfishness
And cruelty of one
Cause you to condemn the rest
And a new person shun

Keep in mind your enemies
Are just cowardly friends
Who have not yet found their courage
To go against the trends

Continue to say “I love you”
To all your family
You know that even though sometimes
You may not all agree

The ones who share your blood will always
Be there by your side
Your gratitude and love for them
Is something you can’t hide

And do not fret when you get hurt
By those who break your heart
You know full well that good things don’t
Have the easiest start

And if I may offer just one
Tiny bit of advice:
When you meet a tall brunette
Who’s beautiful and nice

Put a ring on her finger
The next chance that you get
It is without a doubt the smartest
Thing that you’ve done yet

Good luck, young warrior

                                          ~Miro (35)

One of Grace

19 Jun

One of Grace

Seven years ago I put on a tux
And climbed in a limousine
I thought about how most guys would be nervous
But all I felt was so serene

No beads of sweat formed upon my forehead
And hands did not jitter and shake
My calmness was pure because in shortcuts
Like booze and drugs I don’t partake

The reason that I was not nervous that day
Was because that I already knew
For three years before I had put on that tux
That this day was one that I’d pursue

I knew when I saw her first walk through her door
And first saw those gorgeous green eyes
Done up chestnut hair and her gentle, soft smile
And so tall much to my surprise

“You’re gorgeous!” I blurted without even thinking
She smiled with genuine grace
The same way I think that I smiled at her
And I knew that I would not have to chase

Or convince or win over this beautiful girl
It truly was love at first sight
We just fit together like puzzle pieces
Nothing had felt quite this right

Her name was Luana, it meant “One of Grace”
And have that she did in all ways
Her movement, her voice, her patience and class
Never once ceased to amaze

I bought her red roses and a ring filled with diamonds
And bended down onto one knee
I asked her a question and she smiled with grace
And responded “I will” with much glee

As I walked in the church and greeted our guests
I still never felt any fear
“You’re so calm!” they said as the time counted down
The ceremony was now very near

I think it’s because I had already known
That I’d love her ‘till my dying day
I still felt no fear as she walked down the isle
Holding her lovely bouquet

“You’re gorgeous!” I thought once again in my head
As she gracefully glided toward
We placed rings on our fingers and declared our devotion
In front of our friends and the Lord

With her in my life, a lesson I’ve learned
Is that fear can be quelled with one trait
The jitters, the shakes will all vanish because
Of the resolve that grace does create

Seven years later I still feel serene
The same as I did in that church
I feel very blessed and fortunate that
For my grace I no longer must search

                                     For Luana
                                                                        on our 7 year wedding anniversary