life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

learning. a new old thing.

After this and that

Before the next and hereafter

I fell in love with the shadow of a beautiful soul

within a busted bone frame

made of finest porcelain without

but sheltered from within by the twisted logic

of angry words held hostage

from learned bigotry and class structures

from the beginning of our need for ruling

and so and so

just so and for so long

because of

in case of

ideas held tightly

what the world must be

in order to provide safety

to ones inherited abuse

keeping cover through vast accumulation

I began again to learn

a new thing or two

concerning heartbreak

and it’s benefits

how sometimes those choices keep us

where we are supposed to be

and give us opportunities to fly and flourish

without the prison walls of another

without seeing all the way into Dante’s vision of hell

(just a small glimpse kept me gasping for air for years)

I begin, again, to re-define the word wealth

and realize love, that is pure love

doesn’t change

but does allow

for a transmutation of the grief

into a kind of sacred learning

a new way of dancing with myself

and as my world softly shifts

into this newly understood place

within my freshly tenderized heart

watered by the tears of plenty

of days of loss

wrestling and rumbling

with my need for connection

my desire to be seen by a beauty,

that even tho hidden from itself,

is still so glorious.

I wake up to this new day

knowing anything is possible

to those who believe

I am expecting something good to happen

because it always does

the light is on in the hallway

I give thanks as I smell the coffee brew

It hits me how true the scriptures,

‘You are what you think about’

I think about how lucky I am

to have grown up with the voice to Don Williams

teaching me to believe in love and miracles

reminded of the silver held in the stars

gold in the morning sun

Songs color my path with grace

I think about these things

My music always becoming new

I bow deep

as I breathe into this amazing diamond of a day


Amy Lloyd

Amy Lloyd art

What’s the good?

Where’s the joy?

What’s the lesson?

Where’s the love?

Peace is every step.

The shining red sun is my heart.

Each flower smiles with me.

How green, how fresh all that grows.

How cool the wind blows.

Peace is every step.

It turns the endless path to joy.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Passion photo Chris Albaugh @ The Enhance Your World Show / Facebook

Other photo credits found on Pinterest

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