Turbulent Times

Turbulent times we live in,
Expressions found anew,
Disrespect, uncaring souls,
Violence through and through.

Chaotic times we live in,
Opportunities to reassess,
Our priorities and our values,
All we’ve chosen to suppress.

Changing times we live in,
Comfort zones blown away,
Will we seize the opportunity?
Let our souls come out to play?

We’ve little choice, the inside out
Has nowhere left to hide,
Who we are and how we feel
Just will not be denied.

Which leaves us feeling frightened,
Exposed and vulnerable,
Yet the truth of inner power,
Reveals a soul untouchable.

For many this is new,
Release from doctrine tight,
Not quite sure just what to do,
They hold on with all their might.

The need to pass responsibility,
With promises to reap,
Means ignoring the inner feeling,
Follow someone else, like sheep.

Turbulent times we live in,
Time to re-awake,
Our hearts and passions fire
The life we wish to make.


© Copyright January 2015 – Robin McShane
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The Bounty Call

They came to me these fiery things,
All ablaze with flaming wings,
Teaching me a way to be,
Burning truths inside of me.

Followed by a mellow lot,
Sharing moment, slow to plot,
Showing me a different way
To spend my time, fill my day.

Slow and steady, quick with speed,
Many ways to fulfill the need,
Of lifetimes wonder, purpose here,
Reason for each moment’s gear.

All our paths, oft strewn with thorns,
Can still begin with bounteous morns,
Potential lies in every beat,
Opportunities with life to meet.

Choices open how to step,
Where thinking, passion can be met,
Choosing where our feet then fall,
We reap, enjoy the bounty call.


© Robin McShane – June 2014

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Here Comes The Day!


(Photo courtesy of Arlene Daly)

Sun pokes head above horizon’s rest,

Life takes flight from it’s peaceful nest,

Pending strength, vitality,

All abuzz for the day to see,

New adventures, ways to grow,

Opportunities for all, we know,

Here comes the day!

© Copyright Robin McShane 2014

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A New Me…Whoopee!

Misty brain fog dissipates,
Clarity prevails,
Life so grey and dark before
Divine, sublime, now hails.

Disease or drug related,
From other choices made,
The old pathway has disappeared
Abused, destructing, staid.

The one that I’m now standing on
Is open, fun and free.
Exciting opportunities
Are waiting there for me!

I can’t wait… Whoopee!

© Copyright Robin McShane – June 2014
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The Day It Changed – NaPoWriMo Day 20

Then came the day that took it all away,
The life I had, the dreams, the future,
Trashed in moments of pain and cloud and more pain.
Despair became the enemy,
Reasons sought to keep the beast at bay.

Many sat and judged,
Many saw, they say,
Their truth in what they thought was real,
Their perception of their way.

Gates stand open
Pathways to follow,
Choices to make.

Nothing will ever be the same again,
Now there is nothing to hold onto,
No box to keep intact,
Only now there is joy in change,
As each moment becomes alive
With the possibilities that lie
In a Universe of opportunity.
We are blessed, loved and supported
Almost beyond belief
And definitely beyond our understanding.

The experience that crushes our minds
Can free our souls
If we choose so…