We closed the chapter yesterday
you were a whisper away
smiling during the dedication
catching prism-like reflection
a loving and tearful display
I turned a page in my life today
a new script to unfold
catching friends bloom ~a glance
butterflies in a regal dance
many stories yet untold
There was a book they say
filled with colorful array
it represented forever
we embraced it together
we continue to play
Yesterday we buried a dear friend who lost the battle with cancer, today I bury a dream called One Stop Poetry, tomorrow a new dream, a new chapter will unfold for each of us.
To each of you who has supported One Stop Poetry and a crazy dream thank you; to my team wishing you the best as you pursue new heights – all my love to each of you.
My dreams and life are changing but in an exciting way: I am moving back to San Francisco – my home where I will care for my aging mother and where I will heal from a respiratory disease that salt air “wonderfully” cures, I am returning to my studies an an artist with my mentor; my books for special needs children will be moving forward to publication; my dream to see artists realize their dreams will continue and hopefully take wing.
Please join us for a farewell to One Stop Poetry
28 thoughts on “The Chapters of Today #oneshotwednesday”
your last was probably your best…a wonderful poem,…god speed….
you would say that
best to you!!
do you know my best (according to my stat charts) weren’t even OSPs but pieces I wrote because…
You never know how much something means to you until it’s gone. Sometimes words simply fail.
Thanks you, Leslie. That’s all. Just thank you.
yes I agree
I also love seeing where butterflies and dandelions go
I read your beautiful poem and was taken away by the truth of the past
Forever in my thoughts,
My prayers to live with hope,
Love life day or knight.
Lovely poem and these lines touched me:
I turned a page in my life today
a new script to unfold
catching friends bloom
All the best ~
This is beautiful, Leslie. And like Glynn said, thank you.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
—An Old Irish Blessing
Leslie, sorry to read about your dear friend, and thank you for this poem, representing the change, the turning chapters of life. Having come rather late to Onestop, I would say I have really enjoyed it, and of course that is because of you! Really hope you will still be around on Twitter etc, when you move to SF, and share the fulfilment of your new dreams with us..K-a hugs xx
Take my dear friend.
my best to you moon…chase those dreams…i hope the move goes well…and your books continue to touch lives…thank you for the ones you gave my sons…see you soon…
You are choking me up, Leslie– this is exquisite– one of your best, and deeply heartfelt. I give thanks for our friendship. We’ll be traveling companions, si? xxxj my poem at http://parolavivace.blogspot.com
I wish you nothing but ordinary days, filled with extraordinary wonder, all the days of your life.
It was a pleasure to contribute to OSP. I will miss it.
Sounds like tons of change is in the air for you, good luck with all your endevours and great poem too!
Very contemplative. I love the way the two streams of thought come together. A simple yet profound poem.
Thank you Emmett for the kindness
You have a lot going on. I’ll pray for God’s presence through it all. Stop by and visit…
All the best to you, Leslie, on your move, for your work, and in all of your life in general. Peace.
I have to agree that this was a lovely piece Leslie. I am sad to see One Stop dissolved. You grew it into a lovely community where so many people felt free to share and grow. I wish you the best in your new endeavours along this thing called life.
peace to you
I’ll pass on all the joining in as is my way but I do wish you well on your adventures and may you find the freedom of expression and lack of walls and fences you are seeking.
Breathe better and be well
I agree I dont do well with walls my friend and I look forward to daily visits to alot of my friends
Beauty often lies within the darkest pains… struggling forth beyond barriers lying aside, raw with the best of emotions and the worst. Best of luck in your transitions and new chapters. Hope to see you around the land.
I also posted a farewell piece for my last One Shot, though it’s of a more personal nature than a general goodbye. But it fit, as does yours.
Dear Leslie < Yes I am sad that it is finished ~ a dream that did come to fruition and grew a community of wonderful friends ~ of which I hoipe to still see ~ you know I'm thinking of you ~ with warm hugs and love always Lib xxx and delicate dancing butterflys
If you start a new blog…
No Drama Please, there are too many Drama Queens in this world already!
I have One and several I moderate dont need the drama …
Leslie, I am so sorry about the loss of your friend, and you know I’m sorry about the closure of One Stop. I hope you’ll subscribe to my blog, and like my Facebook page, and just stay in touch. period. I have always loved your poetry and your vibe. I couldn’t write a final chapter (poem) for OS Wednesday – too difficult for me. But I do have a new poem up on my blog that’s actually well suited to the changes you’re going through. Be open. You have no idea what’s around the corner; though I do believe, in your case, delightful surprises await you. I’ve never been to San Fran but will let you know if I ever wander that way! xxx