Tag Archives: life

But I won’t do that…

the moment you realize what that is
in a Meatloaf song
is the moment after you’ve done
everything and that for love
and miserably failed at it

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© Sara Febles

Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas Eve!!

This is my favorite time of year. It is a magical time.

This year feels even more special, I had a little bit of a miracle happen. I found the snowman ornament that I had made back when I was in kindergarten. It had a black top hat, a green flowery scarf, and red mittens and boots. I thought I lost it two or three years ago. I searched for it in every box, but couldn’t find it. It made me incredibly sad to lose something so special. But, something happened this year, without even trying, as I’m opening a box of decorations, I lifted the tissue paper, and there it was. My snowman. I cried. I cried so much. My daughters asked what was happening and I hugged my mom. We both understood the significance of that snowman. That was me, as a child. My dreams, my hopes for life, as I was just beginning mine. To lose it, was devastating and at the time, I was myself lost. But moving forward, my future has brought me back and brought me to the ones that love me. My snowman came back at just the right moment in my life. I feel so incredibly blessed to have my girls and my parents and to have peace and love in my home. I hung the snowman right in the center of the tree, with its black top hat and broad red-dotted smile, where it’s supposed to be.

I wish for you, your own Christmas miracle, peace and love within yourself and your loved ones.

Merry Christmas from my heart to yours.
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© Sara Febles

a lullaby

sweet dreams
I whisper
soft syllables

good night
I sing
love lullabies

in rhythm
with your
steady pulse

keep beating
my words land
like soft kisses

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© Sara Febles

I would’ve posted this last night, but I fell asleep writing.

just start

nothing like a
lazy Sunday afternoon
to remind you that
the anxieties of Saturday night
are nothing compared
to the possibilities of life
when you stop over thinking
the what ifs
and just start living

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© Sara Febles

the wind change

I feel at the end of October
the wind change
in pattern or temperature
enough to make my hair raise
and make me look left

I waited
vigilant eyes dilated
perceiving in movements
the hidden intentions
of unguarded efforts

I stood still
perked up ears listening
but your chants
to get nature’s back
have failed you

my direction’s unchanged
I’m headed my own way
except now
that you’ve tried to knock me
and mine down

now, I face you
beware of the fix you’re trying to place
because if it’s to you
you want me to head
I’m charging with all my strength

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© Sara Febles

balance

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finding balance

a cross between

feeling the ache

from your toes

to the depths

of your soul

to feeling

the rise and fall

of your chest

and breathing again

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© Sara Febles

at the edge of the ocean

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I’ll sleep better
with the coming waves
hushing my mind
not a lingering thought
left behind
with the stars above
guiding my eyes
to the ribbon of light
I’ll follow the moon tonight
with the salty air
filling my lungs
the worldly scent
cleansing my soul
with the ocean bubbles
caressing my skin
releasing the tension
indenting the sand
with my body’s impression
yes I’ll sleep
at the edge of the ocean
where I won’t
drown as I dream
and I’ll wake
in the warmth
of the morning sun
with a clear view
of the pink sky
and the horizon
refreshed
with the strength
to swim again

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© Sara Febles