Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lost Love

Sinking deep into the cushions
Losing myself to the music
and the candles
and the pungent smell
of incense in the dimly lit room

Three minutes

That is all that we are given
to enter into a meditative state

The instructor tells us to focus
on the face of God
I try, I really do,
All I see is you
Every detail of your face is chiseled
into my mind

I gaze into your eyes and see
your lips curl into a smile

My mind wanders to one
of our many conversations

I feel warm to the depths of my soul

I feel at peace, my heart is happy

I want to reach out and touch your face

To make you real once again

The bell rings, the three minutes are up

You are gone like a stream of smoke
evaporating into the night

Perhaps I will find you again in my dreams.....

Copyright Michelle Beckham-Corbin 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Zombies in My Back Yard?!!

Love a school where the students can create any manner of extra-curriculars. St. Xavier High School's newest club will be debuting on Thursday, 11/19/09 and is all about ZOMBIES. Here is the blurb from the Announcements Page:

"The newest co-curricular may be the one that will save the life of you and your family. Join the Zombie Defense Council for its inaugural meeting during first flex, 11/19 in room 1506 and learn how to protect yourself from the flesh-eating undead."

Just in case the undead appear in Anderson, it's good to know that Zombie Busters Abound!!

Copyright Michelle Beckham-Corbin 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Trapped in the Kingdom

"The first thing you see as you open your eyes, the last thing you say as you're saying 'good bye'
If you hadn't found me, I would have found you..........."
("Elgar/Something Inside" -August Rush Soundtrack)

Ancient music from the bazaars of India makes its way to
my mind's ear
The tambourine plays and the brightly colored scarves dance in the wind
Where are you my friend, my confidante?
Why have you disappeared from the landscape?

Gone are the lengthy discourses on life
and its true meaning
The discussions on happiness and solitude
The debates on Islam vs. Christianity

I miss your wisdom
I miss your heart and your soul

I hope all is well in your tucked away place
in the middle of the King's palace

A country so demoralizing of women,
You are a beacon of light in a place of darkness
A shining orb in the midst of great riches
Remember my friend to be well and to be safe

You reached out and made a difference in my life
And for this I am eternally grateful

Firoze ، وأتمنى لكم السلام والسعادة دائما.

Copyright Michelle Beckham-Corbin 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Resurrecting Memories....

Final days of 2009 are flying by
so fast that memories of you are fleeting
like the vibrant orange-red leaves of the Red Maple tree
that stands like a bastion before my front door
a flash of color in the sun light that falls to the ground
with the fickle twist of the wind,
relegating vibrancy back to the source of it's origin
until it stands alone, branches bare and spreading upwards
towards the cloudless blue sky which holds your essence

Life has gone on and yesterday seems like a million miles removed
And so you flash into the present only in the most random of ways:
a long lost poem
a tucked away letter
a chance photo on my screen saver slide show
your birthday popping up on my PDA
your voice from a saved message still able to be resurrected

You no longer exist, save within the pages of my mind
within the pages of my words
within the company that you helped name
but you have created a lasting effect on my life
and helped to form the woman that I am

For that I am grateful.
I wish you peace in whatever realm you are existing....

This one is for you- I will remember you always.

Copyright Michelle Beckham-Corbin 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Life is a Highway: Adding Some Road to My Words

News Flash:

Have finally gotten my writing space organized into the three realms where my words will exist. They are:

Creative Writing, Random Thoughts, Slice of Life Essays

  • C3 Website Biz Blog- All things on the seriously business side of social media & business development

  • *NEW* Blog- Michelle Beckham's Blog (ok, the title really needs to be tweaked!)- all things on Social Media from my personally, unique perspective. This is where I am as authentic as it gets; where being PC gets put aside in favor of the stark, naked truth as I see it. Will also be a birds'-eye view of how I use social media in my life and in my business.

It's a highway and I'm on a journey of discovery. Come along and hitch a ride with me. I promise you won't be disappointed and you certainly will be entertained!

Copyright Michelle Beckham-Corbin 2009