Saluting Integrity

To you

human

friend

mate

unconquerable spirit

man friend.

Admirer of all things

good and kind

lover of animals

music

poetry

thought.

Believer

of a God

heart songs

compassion

empathy.

Words written

and words

silently mused.

Advocate of

journeys

forward

around

and back.

Strengths

redefined

scrutinized

puzzled into

foggy air.

Avoider of self-criticism

coupled with

the art of one’s self.

A presence by which

to be moved

removed

relocated

isolated.

A presence in which one can flower

and dazzle

and find comfort.

By which one can design

destinies forever

inspiring

the very best you have

to offer.

Your heart

and the luscious curve

of your lips

as you smile

knowingly

with deeply

hungering integrity.

 

January 9, 2014 Meldrum Poetry Workshop
Keystone Heights, Florida USA