Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I hold you 
and wish your tears away
like a flock of birds flying away.
My desire to wash your pain
is ambitious and unreasonable,
but it is my desire,
even for a moment
or an hour.
I want to hold fireflies in my palm,
so you could smile,
let them play hide and seek with you,
let you dream.
I want your wounded heart to heal
and find solace.
Like a flower 
let your petals of sorrow
shed into the wind.
Let the wind carry it
far away from you.
Let the seed of hope 
grow in your heart again.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013


The trees whisper in the woods,
dancing to the sound of the wind.
The sun rose holding secrets
of the night.
My thoughts once raging,
left diluted by sadness.
Why do we have to lose
someone we love,
to celebrate our life,
to savor the days
and feel the joy in the simple and mundane.
We weather the storm
and extract wisdom 
from the lesson learned.
Why do we have to feel depleted
before we discover life again
and all it's wonder.
The wine glass half consumed,
winks back.
Life is not perfect,
life is not a Hallmark card.
Sometimes life is fought in trenches,
lines are blurred,
with sorrow comes rediscovery,
questions unanswered.
Slowly we sip the
other half.  

I want to thank all of you for your kind comments for Jacob and his family. I appreciate each and every one. Please meet us here where we share our thoughts and our hearts.

Monday, July 15, 2013


Your spirit will live in the woods,
running wild and free.
Your spirit will dance through 
the Sequoia trees.
Your spirit will shine
brightest among the stars.
Your spirit will frolic in
the waves of the ocean.
Your spirit will live in
the house you dwelt in
with your soul mate.
Your spirit will live in your daughters eyes.
Your spirit will live in green vineyards
under a turquoise sky.
Your spirit will live in vibrant
flowers blooming in the spring.
Your spirit will live in
everyone you touched,
your soul soaring high.
Goodbye my friend,
until we meet again.

My cousin Jacob passed away Saturday at 5 A.M.  Many of you sent prayers when I first posted this poem He was a warrior that fought his battle bravely. He was a wonderful human being, a great husband and father. He touched people with his spirit and everyone gravitated toward his kindness and the light in his eyes. Our hearts ache for Rena, Dalia, and Stephanie, his wife and his daughters. Our hearts ache that he left all of us. He will forever be in our hearts.
May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Kernels of wisdom
to chew or spit.
We die a little every day
I tell you.
The migraine invades the night
and robs me of my sleep.
New York is waiting,
a carriage ride in Central park,
a sandwich at the deli,
cheesecake at the Plaza.
I choose not to linger in thoughts 
of tomorrow,
getting old,
I want to soak in today
Tomorrow is not promised,
fragments of us,
half conversations.
Words withheld,
dreams I must contain
while my soul longs 
for the moment.
Abandon my words,
abandon my wishes.
I turn the light on within,
the moths of my soul linger feasting.
Unclutter my mind,
drink from my well,
captivated by the light
and this dance called life.
Squeeze the nectar,
tomorrow may never come.

I celebrated my birthday Sunday and I wrote this one night at 4 A.M while a migraine kept me company. Today is also my three year blog anniversary. 
Three years ago today I began "A Sun Kissed Life". I was broken after losing both my parents. This blog brought me salvation and took me on a journey that I never imagined possible. I found a community of thinkers, poets, bloggers, writers that have become friends. Their words and support shined a light inside me. Thousands of comments later, I feel blessed and I want to say, "thank you" . I wanted to quit a couple of times and your support and love carried me to a better place. I will always be grateful.
Thank you.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My Rant

A penny for your thoughts,
a dime for your poem,
what are we all searching for?
A pedestal to stand on,
a mention,
a comment,
or to leave a mark on this world?
To scatter our thoughts which
we claim to be true,
wisdom learned from
pain and living.
We all learned a lesson
or two,
perhaps several lessons.
We have been there at one time or another,
lied to,
cheated on,
We are all connected,
I feel your pain,
sharp on my skin.
This is not my war,
but I have fought other battles,
and if this gate is open
I will run towards you.
I will lift you 
with a kind word,
a smile that warms you,
I will scatter sunshine
 on your cloudy days.
I will let distress and bitterness
I want to save one soul,
one life,
one dream,

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