DRIED UP ROSES

 

 

In my heart

there’s an empty place

My eyes no longer

hold your face

My empty arms

myself embrace

Dried up roses

crystal vase

Dried up roses

crystal vase.

kathy keogh

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Dancing

I used to hide from the cold

I’d run from a storm

Anything to stay dry

Everything to keep warm

I huddled in the corner

as lightening pierced the sky

But I’ve made my peace with weather

and I’m dancing in the eye.

Now my hair is often windblown

My cheeks have felt the rain

There’s magic in the thunder

There’s beauty in the pain

Oh, I still love the sunshine

and the pinks of a sunrise

I’ve made my peace with living

and life dances in my eyes.

Kathy Keogh

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CHARMED LIFE

I must have lived

a charmed life

Never hurt

Never abandoned

Never brought to my knees

by a phone call

or a knock at the door

or a broken vow

I must have lived

a charmed life

No misplaced trust

No unanswered calls

No promises forgotten

I must have

I must have

I must have.

Because

no one’s

ever

said,

“I’m sorry.”

Kathy Keogh

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THE WOMAN AT THE WELL

I am the woman at the well

My heart is my vessel

My thirst is quenched

My heart is full

I am the woman at the well

Kathy Keogh

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YOU

 

Didn’t you used to be a real girl
with real thoughts
and feelings?
Now you wave good bye
and cry on cue
censoring yourself
windows rolled up
arms at your side
living small
so he doesn’t get mad
or jealous.
Didn’t you used to laugh
and dance
and sing off key?
Didn’t you used to think?
Didn’t you used to live?
Didn’t you used to love
Didn’t you used to breathe?
Didn’t you
Didn’t you
Didn’t…
Kathy Keogh

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RAISE UP

I raise up my eyes
Raise up my voice
Raise up my hands
Raise up – Rejoice
I raise my overflowing cup
because He is Risen up
Raise up.
Rejoice .
Raise up.
Kathy Keogh.

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HAVE YOU

Have you ever trusted someone
so much
you gave him your heart
right in his hands
and thought it was safe?
Have you ever loved someone
so much
you mixed your dreams
with his
until it became
something
unrecognizable?
Have you ever been wrong?

Kathy Keogh.

 

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