Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Maze

Around each stony corner
Each dark and silent turn
Is a question I can't answer
A secret I can't burn.

Dreams that go unnoticed
Hope that's now decayed
Faith that goes unnurtured
Passions never played.

I grope in utter blindness
For something I can hold
A word to bring me comfort
A shelter from the cold.

Yet like a maze eternal
My path leads into night
No glimpse of moon or morning
No happy end in sight.

Caren E. Salas


Not sunny
Not stormy
Not snowy
Not rainy
Not windy
Not cold
Not hot
Not anything...but gray.

Not green
Not purple
Not blue
Not yellow
Not pink
Not black
Not white
Not anything...but gray.

Not happy
Not sad
Not angry
Not surprized
Not excited
Not thinking
Not interested
Not all.

Caren E. Salas

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Step by Step

Step by step
Soft and wet
Footprints left behind

Surf and sand
Land and sea
Poems to unwind

Pebbles, stones
Ocean foam
Life inside a shell

Seagulls cry
Sky so blue
Stories yet to tell.

Caren E. Salas

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

She Lives

Whenever I'm tempted,
to give into the pain
roll up in a ball
to whine and complain,

I look to my friend
for whom "can't" is no answer.
She acts like an angel,
and fights like a panther.

Nothing's impossible
too much or too far.
When I'm lost in the dark,
she's my shining star.

She dreams and she dares
She loves and she gives
She faces the darkness
She hopes...and she lives.

And though sometimes she feels
that her efforts are small
She's my hero,
my inspiration,
and my friend, above all.

Caren E. Salas

for Becky :)


Soft and swirling waves,
No two patterns are the same
Fingerprints of mine.
Caren E. Salas