No Place Like Home

In a picture of the past
you stand on a balcony
of an old building
in the Netherlands
where I was born
where lions once roared
battles were fought
music was played
life was mourned
and celebrated
And as you look
do you look for me
into the future
with eyes, with arms
that are my home
in a country that wasn’t

©RoseGirl2022

Meeting

At night when the world has quieted down
the ties to bodies and thoughts
have been loosened
barriers are crossed
then there’s just you and me
in the intimate space of a dream

©RoseGirl2022

With You

I am with autumn
with leaves that fall like teardrops
I am with trees
that show their colours
I am with clouds that hide the sun
I am with mushrooms, chestnuts
and acorns,
But I just wish I was with you

©RoseGirl2022

Where Our Heart Is

Do you hear the loud wind
how it stirs up the air
between me and you
as if it knows we’re close now
and we only need a little push
We only need a written word,
a dreamed dream, a sung song
to make our feet go
where our heart is

©RoseGirl2022

Uplifting

Ground control to your heart:
Fly high and then even higher
Reach for the stars
As our hearts are connected
by a thread of love
the higher yours goes
it will uplift mine
from the heavy ground too

©RoseGirl2022

Witness

Can you hear me, love
Can you hear my tears
even in the lonesome silence
Can you see,
can you witness
all my fears
even in the darkest darkness
of the night
Can you feel every piece,
all of me

Can you feel
yourself here
with me

©RoseGirl2022

Mercy

A singer starts to sing
a guitar, piano and violin
and she lies down on the old floor
in the dark
at the back of the church
in the house of
Mary Magdalene and Yeshua
she surrenders
hands hold and caress her
music envelops her
tears run down her cheeks
like holy rivers
as she deeply longs for home
she longs for him

©RoseGirl2022

Noon Dance

I danced with you midday
in the midst of the turmoil
I landed in your arms
My chest to yours
Did you feel my breath
while everyone was watching
but nobody saw it
this secret between me and you
that we danced through the heart

©RoseGirl2022

A Last Kiss

A last kiss of the sun
before he leaves
‘But do not fear
I’ll be back’,
he whispers softly,
‘In the meantime,
I asked the moon
to catch my light
and shine it in your night
so you’ll still have
something from me
that is with you’

©RoseGirl2022