Author, poet, Ph.D., Reiki Master Teacher, wedding officiant, app creator, creative manifestor, wife, mom, inked badass warrior of love and light.
#lanturne #peace #care #hospice
Hi,HospicePatient I'mAssigned to meet.Here.SpaceI holdWhat you needIs why I'm here.Peace.©alangholt
HeyI'm hereCan you seeMy eyes seekingYours?WillYou touchMy thirstySkin invitingCare?©alangholt
#starbucks #bathroomequality #lgtbq #allies #pflag
To the Man in Starbucks
A poem co-written by me and Rayna Langholt in response to what happened today.In our current political climate,To sensitive practices one should conform,To include the transgender population,Gender-neutral bathrooms should be the norm.We acknowledge that not all agreeWith this socially liberal stance,But we feel that it's none of our businesswhat's physically in someone's pants.We thank and appreciate StarbucksFor supporting this critical causeSo that people, no matter which gender,Can find relief without needless pause.Today, I patiently waitedFor a man to complete his turn,Assuming that basic decorumWas something that this guy had learned.He greeted me, oh, so politely,As he exited the place.He nodded, and said, "Hello,"A genuine smile upon his face.I'd never had expectedThe sight awaiting me.The toilet seat was liberally coatedWith large droplets of pee.I gasped, just so revolted,As I realized my plight. I'm suddenly his janitor,And that just isn't right.So now, to all the gentlemenTaking part in this new age,Take heed of this advisementTo avoid inciting rage.(Indeed, I fought temptationto shame you on my Facebook page)...Since you did not learn the mannersYour mother would entreat,We will say it to you simply: Learn to aim, or wipe the seat!©alangholt
#Haiku #Love #Life #Meaning
See dying patients
See my petty problems, gone
Life is about love
(c) 2018 alangholt
The Horror of Orange
Every day is another contestFor a personal bestBeat yesterday's number of reactionsGet more people talking, arguingExpressing outrage.We can't look away, But can't stand the wreckage.Each day, he asks himself,"Who can I piss off today?What should I brag? What insults to sling?What slurs to hurl?Shall I revoke a law? Or tell a bigger lie?"Ah, being in the spotlightIs so presidential.©alangholt
#Hurricane #anger #rage #relationships
I'm a hurricane
The intensity builds
Winds swirl, debris flies wildly
Trees bend, leaves are swept asunder
Dirt is sent into crevasses and faces
Agitated people shield their eyes from the growing fury.
Children cry and hide
Hot winds plummet from my hot mouth
Fueled by the rage of my fury.
Beware. But heed the message.
Take cover if you need to, but heed.
You must clean up the damage afterward
If you wish to stay.
For after the storm,
The love that still remains
Is worth the cleanup effort
As the storm recedes, forgotten.
#forbidden #addiction #love #desire
Too intense was your attraction
Too powerful, your desire.
Hearing my voice was a distraction
My attention set your thoughts on fire.
You called me your addiction
As though it was a fault
Our love was just a fiction
You brought us to a halt.
The times I asked you why
Were met with silence cold
You simply didn't reply
How cruel, and yet so bold.
At times, I still reach out
To ask if you're all right
In case you have a doubt
And miss me late at night.
Or maybe my short text
Would tug your stiff resolve
And bring you to what's next,
A relapse reinvolved.
#bethelight #lovemore #livelove #savetheworld #goodpeople
The other kind of people
Those of us who think the best of people, who want to make the world better by reflecting our light, and who are horrified by those who spew meanness in the face of tragedy are the ones the world needs more of. ©alangholt
#angels #universe #lawofattraction #gratitude #surprises #blessings #blessedlife
Make your life an experiment.
See what happens if
You ask the Universe to bring you happy surprises.
Wait with anticipation
For your happy surprise for the day
When it does, exclaim, "Wow! I love it!"
And add a hearty, "Thank you!"
Appreciate the gift.
Try again tomorrow
So you know that every time you ask,
Notice, and express thanks,
Another will come.
Before long, you'll notice
Your daily life
is filled with gratitude,
and more gratitude.
#dreams #sleep #life #reality
I lie stillBut my mind is the director.I play scenesBizarre, surreal, confusingI returnAn audience member againPonderingWhich life is the one that I live? ©alangholt
"Have you heard your heartWhispered you in a million voicesLonging for the touch of lifeIn the hallow of times passingOr like wind, placed into cold soil scattered, spinning, on the breezeHave you heard it inside cave of fearBlack as coal, deep within unknownThere, in the breath of silence, lostShed bitter tears for the sake of lifeSearching for integral meaningFor life is the only giftThe one true measure of importanceThe precious spark in disguiseYour heart whispered you in a million voicesHave you heard it?"©tomorrow_is_amazing