Posted in Deep(er) Thoughts, Life

A Life Too Short

  In memoriam of the lost, the fallen, the Loved ones left behind.

  I’m not entirely sure if it’s ’cause I’m getting older, or because of my views, or the death I’ve seen (not as much as some… many even, too many more…), or just an innate longing to see Life flourish, as opposed to seeing it squelched.  Regardless of the reason, it effects me to see death!  It rends my heart to see Life’s  senseless destruction!

  And such is what transpired on the night of 10JAN2019, here in Davis, CA.  To be sure, in a societal, or even global context (most unfortunately), this is not an uncommon occurrence.  But it happened here, in Davis, where it is uncommon, and where I was able to be present (geographically) as it transpired, aware of it, and, as noted, effected by it!

  22 year old Davis Police Officer Natalie CORONA was shot and killed by a (reportedly) crazed gunman, who showed up on a bicycle where she was responding to an (unrelated to the shooter, as far as we know) accident involving 3 vehicles in downtown Davis.

  I’m still soul searching to figure out why exactly this has had such an impact on me… I’ve come up with a few possibilities, but none of them -on their own anyway- seem to fit.  Perhaps it is just a combination of factors in my Life… my sensitivity, my Love for Life, beauty, and all things natural… perhaps it’s my poetic nature, and a “Life interrupted” in such a cruel manor is anything but “natural”.  Perhaps it’s because she was young enough to be my own daughter, and, not having any children of my own (though I dearly, painfully want them), I “adopted” her as a “soul daughter”, a surrogate, not so much unlike the premature death(s) of my own unborn children.

  Whatever the reason, I’ve a strong emotional attachment to this young woman, as “crazy” as it may seem, and the deepest of sympathies for her parents, having -even if only fractionally- a small modicum of understanding the pain of losing a child, being a surviving parent of two separate miscarriages of 3 children… a pain I wish upon no parent.  The world is worse off, with her absence.  By all accounts given, she was a caring, giving, gentle, strong, passionate, determined, upright server and protector of the city!  One who was destined for greatness in her chosen career, had she been allowed the opportunity to grow with it!

  I know I’ve spoken before of Life, it’s importance and meaning to me (poetically, at the very least), what I believe it means to be a part of so wonderful a Creation as human beings are!  The thing is, is that “my views” are not necessarily “your views”, and, quite obviously, there are those that have no regard for Life at all.  And that in-and-of itself hurts me deeply.

  My one time therapist told me I was a romantic.  I nearly laughed, for I know no poet who is otherwise!  But for me, this entails an optimism, an idealism, about what Life should/could be!  And a desire to see a shift in/towards that direction in ALL of us!  We are capable, as sentient human-beings, of growing, of becoming better than we are!  We are able, to be the “best” “us” we can be, if we but choose to do so!  And therein lies the crux of the matter.  Choice.  An indelible condition of our mortality!  I would not have it any other way!!  Yet there are so many of us, for some reason, who are choosing death over Life!  I don’t understand this!  There is not one out of 7 billion (plus) of us Human Beings, our brothers and sisters, that has any need that is different from our own!  Love, Food, Shelter.  That’s it!  So why are we continuing to refuse/deny our brothers and sisters of the very things we ourselves want?

  Are we not supposed to Love our neighbors as ourselves (EVERY major religion has a form of the Golden Rule, whether they follow it or not…)!?!?  Therefore, if we want it, shouldn’t we help them to have it too?  Who doesn’t want help obtaining a perfect “trifecta”, a balance of all that is necessary, with just a hint of what we want thrown in as the cherry on top, to keep us striving for better???

  As this is a COMMON goal among us all, why are we getting in each others way, and our own, to prevent it?  Ask anyone, and most people will tell you they’d rather live in Peace, than discord!  They’d rather face Love, than apathy.  They’d rather Live, than die.  Why then, are we so stuck on destruction?  Why do we continue to act not for the Greater Good (which, ironically, would indeed serve ourselves as well… especially if everybody was doing the same), but for the narrow, itty-bitty self-serving “now” and instant gratification we know cannot last, and will benefit not one of our progeny!?

  No one with more than most others will seriously or honestly tell you there Lives are better, or simpler with the abundance they have!  Easier, maybe, but their quality of Life is actually much lower than that of someone of the “blue collar” class, for, as “we” have less, we appreciate what we do have more!

  It is a shame, then, that there are so many out there, so hurting, so lost, that they feel the only way they can improve their own lives is by taking an other’s.  It’s false.  It solves nothing, and only increases the hurt that is felt.  And yet we allow it, by our own inaction.  By our neglect of that which we know to be right, versus what we are willing to do that is right.  Evil cannot win unless Good people do nothing.

  This, therefore, is a call to action!  To all those Good people out there, who have been convinced -falsely- that there’s “…nothing I can do”, STOP BELIEVING THIS LIE!!  Great things are accomplished by small acts!  You don’t have to move a mountain, just a pebble!  So that someone else’s journey through this Life might be a little smoother!  We all must climb that hill, that mountain, take those switchbacks, like it or not!  But if we take the time, and make the effort to help out another, by so simple a means as moving a pebble out of the way to make the path a little more smooth, can you imagine how easy that climb would be, for ALL of us, if we ALL chipped in in like manner????

  Who knows… by a simple random act of kindness, you might just be changing someones mood just enough, by putting a smile on their face, or in their heart, that they don’t feel that an other’s Life is worth being lost.

Posted in 1, Deep(er) Thoughts, How I see the World..., Life, Poetry

Good Morning!!

Well, somebody had to say it!  LOL  You can’t see me, you’re reading this!  So it is important that I describe to you all that is going on around me, that you may understand.

Life.  Life is going on, all around me!  And I want so much to be a part of it!  But you won’t let me.  You keep the door(s) locked.  I can’t get in {“What if I’m (he’s) a “criminal”??}  Well, the cat’s out of the bag.  I am.

By “societies” standards, and definition.  In truth, I’m not.  I try, every day to be the Best me I can be, every day.

By “Best”, I mean, non-violent, Peace Loving, Love wanting, me that I can be.  I don’t condone violence, of ANY SORT, but I continue to be subjected to it, literally and figuratively.

My Name is Elron!  What’s your name?  How are you??  Simple greetings, to be shared or ignored as you please.  I have only my words, all else has left me.!

And so I return.  Again and again!  Gladly, for YOU!  Will you have me?

If so, I’ve made the means and the ways for you to contact me when you Wish, available on as many “sharing” “medias” as I’m willing to tolerate.  To be honest, I grow tired of all the technology, the data, it’s all so superfluous!  What MATTERS, IS LIFE!!!!  And the Living of it.

And the people you know, that you invite into your space, matters.  What you do with them, how you do it, Why you do it!

If I’ve confused you, please start from the top, and read it again.  Everything else, is so much fluff!!

I could sit here typing to/at/for you all about what I’ve gone through in this Life, or others, but I do not wish to spend every waking moment typing, or reading, though I enjoy both!  And yet, how else do we share?  I’d rather be Living, alive, feeling, experiencing, all that Life has to offer.  For it doesn’t matter WHAT you do, just so long as you are harming none in doing so.  That includes YOURSELF!

The TRUTH is out there, in every language.  And if that’s what you’re lookin’ for, you’ve found It!  If not, look else where.  I’ll tire eventually of repeating it, but I’ll say it again, perhaps with more words, so you can more easily Understand.

I Love you ALL, that I’ll NEVER tire of saying, to you as an individual, or as a Group.  For THAT is what matters, nothing more, nothing less.  If You’d like to Hear more, feel free to ask (in “person”, in RL preferably), but I’ll respond digitally if you want [you can’t like it or Love it, it’s not “alive”!]!

Aloha!  Namaste!  As-Alámu Álaykum!

~Me~  {~Elron~}

Posted in Deep(er) Thoughts, How I see the World..., Life

My Letter to An Angel & Phoenix!

The only way(s) one can speak with an Angel or Phoenix is through Belief, Prayer, Spell, and perhaps in -physically- written form, save for the obvious, and perhaps “less” likely, “in person”.  (Unless you know one!  😛 )  Now, thanks to the advent of technology, we can reach out to the Universe through cyber-space!  One day, perhaps we’ll share more through telepathy.

Nya melda mellon,

                If/when you ever read these passages, I hope there is no confusion as I skip back and forth from “letter” style to Journal entry.  LOL  I try to go with what feels right, and thus far, the only constant -and Positive- “feeling” I have/get is that I keep writing.  I Promised.

Though it becomes more daunting each time, as with the passage of time, the likelihood -from my “mortal” point of view- of you reading them/it seems to dwindle… but, what do I know?  I’m just a silly man, a little fish in a big pond, trying to make my Dreams come true.

                Case in point: I’ve tried by every means I am capable of and know about to reach out to you, without violating your request/demand for space, and for me to “stay away”.

The cruel silence sworn never again to be, haunts me still, and I know not if/when it will end.

                And yet, still I reach!  Still, I continue to write, still I continue to Dream!  Still, though you deserve -at least the chance- to share in the Glory of all my successes, as none would’ve been possible without you, I celebrate them alone.

                There is so, SOOO much, I want and wish I could share with you!  Things I can only share with you!  The Things I’ve been Shown, Memories recalled, Images, so Real of our past Lives together!  Every sense is filled with them!  {All 9 or more of them!! 🙂 }  Remembrance of our time spent Together before you left for boot camp & then before “A” School!  Remembrance sharing the knowledge of these Lives with you as we lay together in Love, entwined in each others Souls, words connecting Past, Present, and Future as One!  So much, so fast, yet bound by time in each Precious Moment!  In each others eyes we saw beyond mortal flesh and through time into the Universe!  We touched in ways beyond the flesh, Souls uniting, Love binding, we became One!

                You’ve said it twice now, “It all happened so fast!!”  Yes!  It did!  Love is not bound by time, but  by memory.  By the way we remember/recall/felt things happen.

                Blessed in those moments, we shared Lives of Love, found the keys of time and unlocked our Spirits to the Reality of Forever!  “Always & Forever!” you said, then I “Forever and Anon!”

                Our Love is so Great we broke the rules of time!

                So we paid for it.  You’ve actually suffered physically for your memory loss, I’ve suffered… well, for lack of memory in general.  We’ve both suffered.  As long as we’re Together though, we may remember more!  When we’re apart, if we’re not careful, memories can fade.

                It’s taken me nearly 17 years to recall half the time we spent together!  Yet as each Blessed Memory returns, more of the “puzzle” makes sense!  Life, then, makes sense.  And it is when I’m thinking of you that the pieces come together!

                Sadly, I don’t know what, if any of this, you recall… we talked about your memory loss (of our first Union), but -you- said little of/about what you recalled.

Those memories locked away have started coming back to me, in this our most Blessed Magickal year so far this Lifetime, but not without a further cost.

                For I am alone.  The only One I could share this with, You, hasn’t spoken a “meaningful” word to me in nearly two years!

                I’ve tried every way I know how to, tried to at least have some dialogue between us, and you’ve shut me out of your Life completely, texting a demand I not come near you or your daughter on bane of a Restraining Order!  Have I really done something worthy of such a threat?  I don’t know, you’ve not told me anything, other than “It all happened too quickly”, and you “needed your space”, as you and y/”our” {I acknowledge I have no legal right or “claim” to call her “my own”, yet, for three of the most Glorious months of my Life, I was Blessed with the opportunity to share something so pure, so powerful, so un-jaded, unconditional, unyielding as a Child’s Love, and for but a moment, I felt as though the title “Daddy” fit…}Precious little Princess hadn’t yet had it -space- on your own before.  That’s it.

                And so I wait, and Pray.  I Pray that you follow the Path that will bring you the Greatest Love, the deepest Joy, the Truest Partners, Family, and Friends, the fullest and most fulfilled Moments possible! …Whether they include me or not…

                I fear the pain of the loss of our Children furthers your desire to forget what you may recall/remember… but we must strive to recall all we can of the past, and always remember, while we’re able, that we may quit repeating the mistakes therein!  Without knowledge of the Pain, we are unable to truly appreciate the Bliss that is its opposite!

                I’ve been SO BLESSED!!! to have these memories back!  Some of, no, many of them hurt, yet they are Beautiful, and Precious Moments, each and every one!  It hurts more that I’m unable to share them with you, as you’re the only one that might remember too…

                Words cannot express, the intricacy, the synchronicity, the intimacy, and Beauty of the Universe found in each and every one of these memories, and we SHARED them, in a time and place you’ve forgotten, and I’m struggling to remember!!

                Of course, I can’t say that for sure anymore.  I don’t know what you may or may not recall/remember, we “haven’t had the chance” to talk about that yet.  When last I tried to have the conversation with you, -before I left there for here the first time- you said little and changed the subject!

                Two more years have nearly gone by.  So many Precious Moments lost…

                Mother Earth has helped Heal me (we have to want it…), and Heavenly Father made it possible, that I recall yet more of the best days, the best Moments of my Life!  Life for me is finally back on track, I’ve been, and remain to be, so Blessed!  But so alone…

It has been said that to achieve/discover Ones Destiny, “One must remember it first!”

                It’s funny, and a little sad.  That we must lose something, before we can find it.

And I’ve found you, twice!!  And the Blessings I’ve received pursuing my Dreams are too many to be told!

                Though, if given the chance, nothing, for me, would bring me Greater Joy than trying to share them all with you!  And to share with you all the Glories of your Dreams coming true as you pursue them!  That -those- Blessing(s)… is/are out of my hands.  Just out of reach…  But I believe Dreams can come and do come true!!

                I found my Angelic Moon Goddess, my Queen, a Phoenix!!  Twice!  Now , if she wishes, it’s her turn, she must find me.  And should our Paths cross once more, it will be an honor, and the Greatest Blessing of Love I’ve ever known!  To share, if even only a few of those moments we’re given so few of!  If given the opportunity I would be her King to the Greatest of all my abilities!  I can, I SHOULD do no less!!  She’s the Woman of my Dreams!!  In truth, I would happily be her servant!  A part in her -your- Life, would far out way no part in it.  But  I’ve let her -you-, “my” Phoenix fly free, and/or she has chosen to fly away, that she may choose her own Path too!  Whether she remembers our pasts together -Physically and Spiritually- in this Life, or chooses to forget, is her choice.  Your choice.  If she -you- want to remember, I’ll do all I’m able to help you recover those memories, to help you recall the Beauty, the symmetry, the Poetry that has been our Lives, and the Love we shared!  Or we can start anew, and make it up as we go! LOL  But it is your choice where, and if you land, and whom you fly/roost with. It is, or would be, mine to help ensure our house is a Home, and to be a Gatherer!  No matter how we do it, no matter what we do, if we do it together, Nothing can stop the Flight of 2 Phoenix’ Love!  Together, Forever, we will fly!  “Third time’s the Charm!”  😛

                We each get to choose, that’s the Greatness & freedom of being Human!  I’ve chosen my Path, and the One I wish to, would like to, and have Dreamed of walking it with!!  I’ve seen it!  It’s Real!!  As Humans, we get to choose to make our Dreams a reality, or our nightmares.  Or some of them, or none.  I “want” all of my Dreams to come True.  But I can only control the outcome of those that are only about me.  To SHARE a Dream, both must want it.  And when 2 or more SHARE Dreams, that’s when the Magick happens!  That’s when our Dreams become Reality, when we become bigger than ourselves, and if we all dared so much, what a wonderful World it would be!

                I Pray thee well!!  And may all your Dreams come true!

Ine Mela lle yo ilya nya hon nya melda mellon!!

Aloha!  Namaste!  As-Alamu ‘Alaykum!

 Forever and Anon,

James Elrond Mings

Posted in Deep(er) Thoughts, How I see the World..., Life

Inside My Head…

A Blessed day to thee all!

I’ve discovered, since creating this Blog, that you can’t get an update message sent out unless you “post” directly to the “Front end”, where this will appear.  So there is no other way for me to let you know that I updated my “About Elron”  Page, because, having done so, without doing what I am now, it would go largely unnoticed, unless you happened to Subscribe to that Page of my Blog… I think…  LOL

So, at any rate, I’m not going to Post a simple here it is… I actually intend on letting you in to a little piece of my mind…  If you don’t know me, brace yourself (if you do, you already know this to be a requirement LMAO), it can get bumpy in the recesses of my mind…

I am presently at an all time “high” in my Life, where all matters NOT including “Love” are concerned.  Where Love is concerned, I’m not doing so hot…

But, that is at the very least, in part, my own fault.  I have been so very Blessed in this Life, so much so, I couldn’t even begin to list them all here.  I would spend what’s left of my Life trying to list them, and wouldn’t be able to keep up, even if I could “catch up” to present day in the telling.  One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made, is not being as Grateful as I should have been of that which I had received.  And not realizing soon enough just how fragile, and precious Life is!  How rare those moments are, in which we recognize just how magickal it is, being alive!

Not the least of these Blessings, but certainly one of the greatest, has been the opportunity to meet my Soul-Mate, the woman of my Dreams, who I have literally dreamt of all of my Life!  She is an Angel among us, and all who know her, know her to be more than just one in a million, but one in 7,000,000,000+!  She stands out in a crowd, lights up any room she enters, and has survived adversity after adversity to become the Woman and Mother she is!  Successful, creative, innovative, gentle, Loving, determined, strong, independent, intelligent, beautiful, and all the while, delicate, even fragile.

Many women have aspired to do half of what she has accomplished, and have been unsuccessful.  And she has been twice in, and a part of my Life!  Twice now (the first time mind you, I had absolutely no say in the matter… not that I have any more say this time, but I could do more than I’ve done, but that is a gamble I’m not willing to take), I’ve given up my own “selfish” desires, and given her the freedom so deserved, to fly as she will, hoping for, but not expecting, a return.  Charity.  Putting an others Needs and wants before your own.  Love.

Some people think there is no such thing as a “Soul-Mate”, others believe in them, but don’t feel we are ever meant to be with them.  Some believe there is one “Right” person for each of us out there, others that any will do, it is simply a matter of what we are willing to do to “keep” in our Lives those we choose.

I am not saying any or all of these possibilities are Right, or Wrong.  I will say, that I Believe, that there is and has always been, for me, one Perfect match.  One person, one Woman, who is in every way, for me, the “most” perfect, the most ideal, the One!  I believe this because all of my Life, as I grew up, I had a building and growing set of ideas, of who it is, or would be, that embodied everything I wanted in a partner, a mate, a companion for Life, that I found to be the best traits of what I would come to define as being a “perfect” and “compatible” Friend to share the rest of my Life with, intimately.  And point for point, once I had met her, I knew!

Some may call me crazy, and indeed, they might be right.  But the moment I met her, and looked in her eyes, and touched her as we shook hands, I had a Vision!  One that I have yet to completely make sense of.  But it spanned a Lifetime, and happened in the blink of an eye!  In the moment I saw her, and stood to take her hand in greeting, in the instant in which we touched, my Life changed, and has not been the same since!  And it has taken all that has transpired for me to make as much sense as I have of that Vision, and to write those Poems of what I now recall having seen…

I believe that we do all have Soul-Mates, that one perfect match, that one above all others whom we find in our Lives that can make “Happily Ever After” a reality!  That one person who so Inspires us, that not only would we do anything for them, but strive in all ways, and in all things, to be better because they have so touched our Lives!  Do we always find them?  Does it always “work out”?  It would be nice if we did, and it did.  I believe it’s possible, and that there are always exceptions, and exceptional people.  I Believe they are always near.  I believe, that if reincarnation is more than fantasy, (I’m not implying that it is fantasy) that there are many people we stay “close” to in each Lifetime.  And of course it doesn’t always work out.  Some times because of our own actions, some times because of theirs, others both.  It’s true, all too often, that we don’t know what we have until it’s gone.  The sad part is, that both times I had her present in this Life, I knew what I had!

The first time, I hadn’t yet figured out enough of (indeed, at that time, any) that Vision to understand what I’d lost, but I knew, nonetheless.  The second time…  the second time, I knew, but I’d forgotten too much of who I was to be worthy of what was being offered.  I had just come out (within a years time mind you, but I was not yet fully healed/recovered from the effects) of my failed marriage, and though I was well on my way to getting back to “being me”, I wasn’t.  I was still too stuck in the mode of reacting as I had to my Ex-Wife, and wasn’t then prepared to react to the greatest gift offered us mortals in this Life, True Love.  I didn’t treat her as she should have been when our Lives began again as One, as a “Single Unit”, I treated her as I had learned to treat “the other half”, as I had treated my Ex-Wife, and not as the completely separate person, individual that she is, and had herself become.  {Folks, you want a bit of free therapy/relationship advice?  NEVER treat someone as you have treated someone else!!!  LOL  That may be the surest way to guarantee failure in any relationship.  We, all 7,000,000,000+ of us, are individuals, and should be treated as such, for though our “core” needs -Love, Food, and Shelter- are the same, our views, thoughts, and ideas vary as greatly as the numbers of us!}  The second time, I knew what I had in “having” her in my Life, but I hadn’t figured out what it was I had with “me” in my Life!  I’d given “me” up in the marriage that had completely failed, because I was more concerned with pleasing her (the “X”) than I was with being me, and growing up myself.

By the time I realized I was losing everything I ever wanted, and the Dream/Vision that had begun to become reality, again, it was too late.  I didn’t have time to figure out, or explain, and I had already made too many of the mistakes that I had already made by “not being me” in my marriage.  If we don’t learn from the past, we’re doomed to repeat it…

Life is too short!  We are not Promised tomorrow!  We have but one chance in this Life, to in this moment make the most of the Lives we have been given!  We are given but fractions of “time” in which to Live our lives, and in those blinks of an eye, worlds change, and collide, and we either merely exist in those moments, or we truly Live, and do the best we can to be the best we are capable of being.  And if we are so Blessed to wake once more, who can say what will remain of the World we left behind when we laid our heads to rest?

To make a long story short (er, shorter), The Angel that had twice entered my Life, has twice left my Life.  I don’t know if she saw in my eyes when first we met, what I saw in hers.  I suspect she might have seen even more!  But I don’t know.  I don’t know if, even if she had, what she saw (or may have seen) instead, the second time we shared our Lives together.  We haven’t spoken -seriously- since before we last parted, and all I know of our time together this last time is my own memories, and the things I’ve learned of myself since then.  I know I am unable to even now say to her “Thank you!”, for having made my present Life possible.  Were it not for her, and the role she’s played in my Life, I would not be here now.  But I will do nothing to disrupt the Happiness I’ve been told she now shares with another.  All I’ve ever wanted for her was to be Happy.  That’s what Love is -according to me-.  The time we spent together was, is, the part of my Life that I consider to be the Happiest!  The time when my Dreams, and that Vision I’d had almost became real!

I’ve learned, the hard way, what it is, to have had everything you ever wanted, ever dreamt of having, and lost it all.  I am so Blessed, that I am alive this day, and have begun upon the path that leads to doing, to being, what I’ve always dreamt of, and wanted to be.  But I no longer have her to share that Joy with.  And Joy in this Life, that is unshared with the One you Love, is only half of what it could be.  Life, unshared, is only half of what it should be.  Hopeless, foolish, romantic, Writer/Poet that I am, of course I believe “Happily ever after!” is possible.  But the reality is more often than not, the tragic ending that we in this world have become all too familiar with when it comes to “Love stories” outside of fiction.  Silence is far from golden.  But each day I am so Blessed to rise, I do so in utter Gratitude, for the chance, the opportunity, to once more, make the most of, and attempt to be, the best “me” I can be!  And if given the opportunity, to share a little of the Joy of Living with those who are in, and/or may become, if even for a moment, a part of my Life.

I implore you, the reader, to Live your Life, to the fullest, in every moment you have!  Do not forsake that which you have been given, and do not regret.  Learn from what has been gained, and lost.  Remember all you can of the past, and treasure the memories!  Follow your Dreams, and do whatever it is that makes you Happy, so long as none other is harmed!  Life is too short to be spent miserably!  And those precious moments in which we have all we’ve ever wanted, are too few and far between to be taken for granted!  Live, Love, Share, and Enjoy Life while it lasts, for it IS NOT permanent.  Blessed be my Friends!  Aloha!  Namaste!  As-Alamu ‘Alaykum!

Posted in Poetry

In An Angels Kiss

You always know when you find “the one”, as I knew the moment I met her.  I wrote this after we parted, sadly, for the second time.  I’m still unclear why, but we haven’t spoken since.  Time and the Heavens alone (and mayhap she) knows what may come.  Life goes on.  And in this moment, memories, -the best and Happiest of my Life- are all that remain.

In An Angels Kiss

The Moon glistens,

in water so clear,

I feel your presence,

as though you were near!

The Halo of an Angel,

the body of a Moon Goddess,

no beauty ever matched,

nor wit so fully conscious!

The Winds caress,

with a gentle breeze,

Love so strong,

I’m on my knees!

The eyes hypnotic,

your face so smooth,

with arms around me,

I wouldn’t, couldn’t move!

The Water trickles,

as memory grows,

our Love is eternal,

unlike the Rose!

©   02NOV2009                                               James Elron Mings

Posted in Poetry

What Goes Around

Here it is, the final Poem I wrote, at the very end of my Journey of a Thousand Miles!  I wrote this the day after I arrived, for the 2nd time, in Woodland, CA.

The first time, I arrived by Bus, having cheated myself (and she whom I had made such a Promise to) of the actual Journey that would follow, almost exactly a year from the time it was first attempted.  It is funny -if not more than a little ironic-, how Life works out sometimes.

The first time, having been ill-prepared for the Journey when I began it, I had little other choice than to get aboard that bus, cutting the travel time of the Journey short, for I would not have survived, having none of (or not enough of) the supplies I needed, and too, more “baggage” than could be adequately or reasonably carried the distance of 1200+ miles.  (Sadly, I carried also some emotional and relationship baggage as well, left to/with me by my ex-wife, that may, or may not, have had some part in the unfortunate outcome of my first 3 months spent in Woodland, the place I now call home…)  However, despite my lack of preparation, it was to be (and remains) the Happiest 3 months of my Life!  For once I arrived, I had all I ever wanted, or Dreamed of ever having!!!

The second time, I had 98% of all the supplies I needed, but NONE of the Promises of Love, Happiness, Joy, or Fulfillment that accompanied the first attempt of my Journey once I arrived.  Though my Romantic Heart refused to accept that there was no chance of reconciliation with she for whom the Promise(s) were made, the reality remains that even after having completed my Journey, and the Promised Journal of that Journey written, there has been no meaningful dialogue between us, not even in the guise of Friendship.  I have not felt so alone, so lost, nor been so grief stricken, in all of my Life.

But, Life is, after all, a Journey.  And, it is said, that it is the Journey that matters, not necessarily what is found at its end…  Though this Poem was written at the conclusion of one Journey, another began anew once I arrived.  The Journey I now embrace, is that of laying a foundation for the rest of my Life!  With, or without Love, there is yet much I wish to accomplish, and much yet to be done.  So long as I am able, so shall I endeavor to make those other Dreams of my future a reality.

Nonetheless and allthemore, here it is, the “final” Poem of/for/about that 75 day period where I found myself most Blessed, most Hopeful, and most in Love with Life and Living, despite the fact that the odds were -or seemed to be- against me, every step of the way…

What Goes Around

Love Surrounds

as Life abounds

True Joy unites

as Lovers take flight!

Eternity is found

as the steps hit the ground

for Promises made

a foundation is laid!

Life defines

the moments divine

all words miss

True Love’s bliss!

Forever in your eyes

as the Stars in the sky

defining what’s true

through Love each day new!

Yesterday’s gone

tomorrow comes dawn

Life given is new

Love refreshing as the dew!

©  05OCT2010                                             James Elron Mings

Posted in Poetry

A Few Simple Things

This was written the same day (night)…  As I grew closer to completing my Journey, my emotions were high, and hopeful, as the bitter silence continually gave me hope against hope that Love would win the day!  Having nothing else to keep me going, not wanting to admit that the cold cruel “real” world had once again intruded upon and perhaps trampled my ever Romantic, ever Hopeful, ever Poetic heart, dashing my Dreams…  The future remains yet unwritten, but the present gives no assurance that anything soon (or ever) will change what has been done.  Still…

A Few Simple Things


Blessings as Stars

countless and bright

fill the soul with wonder

and light our path at night!


Love as the Sun

warming to the core

its failure a black hole

no escape if it is no more!


Life as the Moon

waxing, waning, then gone

succeed or fail, we choose

the World turns, and moves on.


Dreams as the Earth

plenty for us all

without a good foundation

sadly much will fall!


Hope as Sky

in the moment we define

when forsaken, beauty’s lost

when cherished is divine!


©   20SEP2010                                                                    James Elron Mings

Posted in Poetry

Precious Time

Precious Time


Life is half-lived

unless it is shared

those sweet, precious moments

when someone else cared!


Living with Nature

together complete

fulfilled through Love

we suffer no defeat!


“For Eternity!”

Love hath no bounds

expressed in sight, taste, smell,

touch, and those beautiful wordless sounds!


The truest, deepest connections

through Love & Life comes

share every possible instant

who knows when heard is deaths drums!


Yesterday’s tomorrow is today

tomorrow is ne’er but dream

they do come true however

as Love is Life’s theme!


©   10SEP2010                                             James Elron Mings

Posted in Poetry

I Believe…

So I skipped a few Poems to get to this one…  I being forced to evaluate with a more critical eye my work (Thank you my Friend, you know who you are!  🙂  ) Here it is, I hope you find it a satisfactory piece…


I Believe…


I believe

in things unseen

Love against all odds

words spoken true to what they mean!


I believe

Life comes first

a product of Love

quenching any thirst!


I believe

Happiness prevails

when Charity’s the cause

all that Love entails!


I believe

there’s a purpose to all

learning or failing to do so

dictates our rise or fall!


I believe

with Love all things are possible

Life endless in its Joy

together we are unstoppable!


©  05SEP2010                                             James Elron Mings


Posted in Poetry

Somewhere Between Meaning & Definition

Somewhere Between Meaning & Definition






Life abound, cares not for time.





Love conquers all, yet darkness remains.





are the chivalrous few, sacrificing for sake of an other!





selfless acts, all too oft overlooked & heedless.


Oft we forget!

Familiar the regret,

opportunities lost to pride!





for promises made to become more than mere words spoken.





dream or reality, blurred, confused is this differentiation.





True Love shared is this, but really, who today knows, or has time for such things?





such clarity & peace of mind could be found, if only our minds would stay out of our hearts way.


©   19JAN2010                                                       James Elron Mings