Magic Flows In The Wounded Places
written by: Doug Stanfield (Hemmingplay)
Magic flows in the
brings new life,
But the risks…
We’re surrounded by
always taking the present
and turning it into the future,
over and over and over and over…
it doesn’t end until we do.
Creating courage never ends,
is never perfect,
always full of doubt,
Love is the only reason to risk everything.
We know the risks,
we know what loss feels like,
and we know what it takes to choose
to love totally, with humility,
to push away the failure of
haunts the halls of the
minds of the old.
We just must choose to risk it all.
Time, the value of it,
grows stronger with age.
We live lives surrounded by unfinished things,
Our birth not completed until
the moment of our death.
And yet, and yet….
The joyful bubbling flashing insanity
I did not think possible again.
But, there it is, love,
Flowing in the wounded places,
Insistent, chaotic, full of power
Heedless of ridiculousness,
As careless of risk
as an young eagle
leaping from the nest,
chancing the air.
on the cusp of tomorrow,
until, happy and spent,
we sleep in each other’s arms
surrounded by wonder and content,
odorous with love.
“If we should fail?”
But screw your courage to the sticking place,
And we’ll not fail.”
Doug Stanfield (Hemmingplay)
When his sons were safely off making their own mistakes, he turned on the computer one day, stared at the screen for what seemed a long time, and began to learn the craft anew at age 67.
Doug has published three books so far: "Mermaid Sisters: First Dive", a children's book on iTunes/iBook; "I Came From A Place of Fireflies" published as a paperback and Kindle on Amazon, and a new book of poetry, "Snowflakes & Ashes: Meditations on the Temporary”, available as both an ebook and as a paperback. (Gatekeeper Press) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and a few others.)
Latest posts by Doug Stanfield (Hemmingplay) (see all)
- Epilogue - May 2, 2020
- A Morning - April 10, 2020
- Giving Back, Reluctantly - March 20, 2020