Saturday, August 15, 2009


To follow your grace –
Is to know that you would not lead me upon paths
of which your love would not protect me.
That even surrounded by this darkness I do not despair
for it is your love which lights my way
as I am guided by its
- Promise.

© Charles Coakley Simpson 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009


uch is the comfort of silence –

Where upon I open my heart
that it might be filled with thoughts
- Of you.

© Charles Coakley Simpson 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Such is the touch of intimacy –
As one would explore the nakedness of a butterfly
Therefore to place beneath her wings a kiss gentle of the wind
as to lift her to the heights of her trembling adore
encompassed by the residue of
- Passion.

© Charles Coakley Simpson 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


For what reasons have I written -
Except for all of those who have touched my heart.
The ones I loved. The ones I have lost. The ones I leave behind.
If I never told you that I loved you – I should have.
If I did – I can only hope it was
- Enough.

© Charles Coakley Simpson 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The morning star

Thus is the beauty of thy temptation –
Nestled deep within the bosom of the crescent moon
thy jewel entices me with the very grace from which it hast fallen.
Yet thou would only lead me to the edge of the world
until I tumble into the eternal despair
- Of thine arms.

© Charles Coakley Simpson 2009