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Poems by Tilly Rivers

Did I Take the Time

Copyright © 2005 Tilly Rivers. First published in poetry book: Blessings by Tilly Rivers.

To my warlock, I love you Puno, T

Did I take the time to show you?
How much I love you
Today

Did I tell you?
Your smile can change my point of view
Make my heart light
That I automatically smile back

Did I remember?
To touch you
Tell you without words
How much you make my spirit sing
How happy you make me every day

Did I look in your eyes?
Telling you from my inner self
How much your love fills me
Did I speak the words?
Today

findmeintherain_tillyriversWhen the time comes…

Look for me in the rain

Hold out your hand

I will be there

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There are Worse Things

Copyright 2005, Tilly Rivers, all rights reserved

There are worse things
I suppose than dyingtillyrivers_2017
Forgetting to live is one
Not remembering
To tell the people you love
That you care is another
Taking for granted
How the sun feels on your face
Not living in the now
Moment to moment

Forgetting
Inner peace

There are worse things
I suppose than dying
Forgetting to smile is one
Laughter is another
Please don’t forget to laugh
Assuming time stands still
Time is neither friend nor enemy
Not caring
Forgetting
Harmony

There are worse things
I suppose than dying
Forgetting to care
Turned to ice
Don’t forget to love
A chance to bloom
Taking without
Giving back
Not feeling the rain
On your flesh
Forgetting
Inner tranquility

There are worse things…

 

Web

 

Copyright Tilly Rivers, 2016, All rights reserved
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A web of trust is created
Delicate
Easily torn

The creator has a great task
Spinning each strand
With truth
Reassurance
Against the endless cycle of
Fear or let down

A web of trust is created
Fragile
Effortlessly in tatters
The inventor has a noble undertaking
Spinning new strands
Upon which confidence in another is built
That we may rely upon
Embracing the eternal sequence of sanctuary

A belief in another

A web of trust is created
Tenuous
With ease ripped beyond repair
The designer must be of gracious heart
Spinning strands with strength
Pure light, untangled
Never to devour-but a gentle touch
Banishing the shadows of failure
Building a foundation
Inspiring

A web of trust has been created
By you
For me
Delicate yet strong
Fragile yet pure
Spinning
Continuous

Byin Rlab: Blessing

Copyright © 2005 Tilly Rivers, all rights reserved

The Tibetan word for blessing is “byin rlab” pronounced “Chin lap”. Byin means “magnificent potential” Rlab means “transformed” I have many blessings in my life, but my greatest blessings are my children. Whose magnificent potential grows daily and who have transformed my life to that of unmeasurable love, beauty and inspiration. Thank you for being amazing!

To my miracles: J, S and D

Before my eyes you are:Transforming, little children no more
This world gives you so much potential, you give the world so much more
Everyday you’re my gift,  blessings you give to me
Creating within -Each inner quality, That I had not seen before-Did not appreciate
Increase the goodness with in

Wholesome purity of love unmeasured love
Because of you -My mind -My heart-My spirit- is stronger everyday

To deflect and destroy
The wrong characteristics with in me
That tries to dominate

Each blessing I receive
Strengths me
Until the negative deteriorates to nothing

Each blessing you give-Is as simple as your smile
Yet not simple at all
For as I look into your eyes-I see the unconditional love we share
You are -Mtilly-rivers_hand_2017y sun-My wind-My rain
The three stars -That shine continuously

You are -My love-My hope-My everything
You are each day without fail
Forever
My byin rlab
My blessings

 

What Happens

What Happens

Tilly Rivers Copyright 2005, all rights reserved

What happens when, there is nothing left of your dream–Except the dust on the floor?

What happens when, you just do not care, can not find your way out of the despair?

What happens when, who you believed in proves to be a lie?

What happens when, you can’t fight anymore?

What happens when, you are tired of standing strong, being alone?

What happens when, you need someone to share the load except only your shadow is there?

What happens when, you beg the world to help…help the dream dust become real once more?

What happens when, the answer is silence?

What happens? Damn it! What happens than?

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Slow Leak

77b8c4c3f3629d3cca5986af9f5e3859I’ve been here before, lost

Illness the only consistently  in my life, stealing everything within

A slow leak- poisoning me

I see you- you can no longer escape

I recognize you now for what you are

You were sneaky- a slow leak, almost had me

Extra dark; heavy; unfriendly energy

I see you & you aren’t invited, it’s time for you to go

You’re not welcome in me, you’re not welcome around me

I now release anything that does not serve me.

 

Perfection

Perfection is not in what is perfect, it’s in the imperfections-reality-truth
It is obstacles defeated, mars of the body, dents in the soul
Perfection is in the ability to see above,beyond and over, what others may view as damaged
Perfect to me is being real, true to yourself, not about image
Not about the illusion of what you want to show-Not about the perfect face, the careful mask
The flawless make up
Perfect is about the courage to be confident with every scar showing

Perfect