untitled # 601

if anyone knows my name
when my days are done
I hope it is you,
you’re the one that means
the most to me

when my time comes
let me put my hand in yours
let me put my head on your chest
and let me hear your strong heartbeat
as I take my last breath
and sigh your name one last time

… glb

empty silences

Let us fill the empty silences
With words of hope and wonder
With wishes for peace and laughter
With words of learning and wisdom
With deeds of hand-holding and kissing
With words of truth and trust
With feelings of empathy and gratitude
With promises of devotion and love
If we can put forth these things
We can make our way in this world

…GLB

words

you know how I love words
how I love to pick them up,
look them in the syllables
and scrunch them in between
two others to create a crazy
collection of amaziing alliteration.
but there is more to it than that.
I want to accumulate the perfect
gathering of lines and stanzas and
couplets that I could create the
ultimate poem for you. if I could
do that every day, for as many
days I have left, I would always
have a smile on my face and I
would be content to pass on
like that.

— GLB