Friday, May 22, 2015

MEDITATING by jjméndez

                               Meditating
Alone in the resilient shoreline 
I let the nightfall cover
My lingering thoughts 
With the moon’s glittering shadow

Swaying with the ebb tide 
And indifferent rocking water
Pelicans and gulls seek shelter 
in the marshy meadow… 
© 2015 jjméndez 


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

AN EPIGRAM: SEARCHING by jjméndez

                         Searching
I’ve yet to hear the tune of Justice sing
And I have traveled the highs and lows of this winding road
Is it in the melody of the robin that I hear it ring?
Or does it lie hidden in the hollow of the river’s roar?


© 2015 jjméndez

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ADDICTIONS by jjméndez

        ADDICTIONS
                       Again…
               I use
               I lose
               I bleed
               I beg
               I plead
               I break
No cure
    Too late
                  We need
                        We crave
                         For joy
                   For lust 
         We fly
  We live
               You take
               You try
               You find
               You lose
               You use
Again…
         ADDICTIONS


© 2015 jjméndez


Saturday, May 9, 2015

RECUERDOS by jjméndez

                          RECUERDOS

Who…
Calmed your throat and cured your cough
Dried your tears and wiped your nose?

Who…
Caressed your face and cleaned your hands
Subdued your fears and cried for your losses?

Who…
Felt your pain and remembered your birthday
Overlooked your faults and forgot your mistakes?

Who
Suffered your losses and celebrated your gains
Fought for your rights and believe in your cause?

Who
Mended your broken heart and gave you hope
Prayed for your safety and blessed all your triumphs?


Who
Gave you birth and heartfelt love with unexpected return 
And…
            Still waits all night long for you to come home?

At this very moment somewhere in this turning world…

                            Somebody's mother is still doing it all.
©2015 jjméndez

Mother and Child by Diego Rivera



Thursday, May 7, 2015

BOND OF UNION (A Haiku for M.C. Escher) by jjméndez

BOND OF UNION
There's a secret garden
In the center of our minds
Where flower grow wild...
© 2015 jjméndez

Art: "Bond of Union" by A.C. Escher