The distant hills visible from my front window remind me of the ocean.

A Calming Sea

Disturbed by stormy thoughts,
I glance out my porthole
At the rolling waves.

Absorbed by the green swells,  
The turbulence within me
Drowns in their wake.

Photo and Poem © 2008 by Rose Marie Boyd

It's not always easy to focus on the positive. But it may be worth it in the long run.

Fleeting Moments

Like clouds in a windy sky, days breeze by
Jam-packed with emotional haze.

Some are filled with the moisture of tears
And cast dark shadows on your dreams.

Others float by light and airy;
They shade you from the feverish pace of life.

Since they all fade into vaporous memories,
Dismiss the gloom and cherish the buoyant joys.

© 2006 by Rose Marie Boyd

My sister and her husband love to dance and make stunning partners.

Dance Partners

When one leans forward, the other tilts back;
They boogie in rhythm to a fast track.
In each other’s arms, they often embrace,
Gliding through movements, they sway face-to-face.

If, by chance, one steps on the other's toe,
The mishap’s forgiven without letting go.
As the music goes on, knees and feet strain.
But their passion for dance, it never wanes.

© 2014 by Rose Marie Boyd