The Relief of Prince Charming by Cheryl Marlene

The Relief of Prince Charming

When I was 12, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I knew instinctively what I wanted: Prince Charming on his white steed whisking me away. This response always got a laugh. Now when I think of my reply, as a grownup, I instinctively get what I didn’t understand then. I … Read more

Choose You

You can’t choose me until you choose you.  That’s what stands before you: you.  And choice. To be at choice with me requires that you choose you. I see the hesitation born from a life time of conciliatory gestures which have slowly killed you within the intimacy of the sacred relationship which you should have … Read more

A Cold Fog by Cheryl Marlene.

A Cold Fog

When my desire to feel a man’s finger trace my spine, to feel his lips on mine, to bring him pleasure in return – when this desire goes unfulfilled, the act of self-pleasure hangs like a cold fog on my heart. I know that I could find release in a shadowed place with whatever randy … Read more

Delight in Your Presence by Cheryl Marlene

Delight in Your Presence

I thought I knew exactly what would happen, And I was entirely wrong, Because you are you, And I didn’t know you, Until I did, And then it was too late, And would have been untruthful, For anything else to be, Including what I thought, Which turned out to be wrong, Because in, the end, The truth is I receive delight in your presence.

Somewhere by Cheryl Marlene

Somewhere

Somewhere out in the world you are there I feel your movement I feel your smile Directed toward the people in your life Your friends, your family, your clients. One day your there will be my here I feel your pull I feel your desire Directed towards the me you do not yet know But … Read more

What is Safe Harbor by Cheryl Marlene

What is Safe Harbor?

Deep within me is the need to seek sacred relationship. This is relationship with myself and this is relationship with other, especially but not limited to a life partner. In sacred relationship, I seek a sense of alignment, a sense of coming home. In short I seek safe harbor. The place where I can be … Read more

This Love Thing by Cheryl Marlelne

This Love Thing

Three years ago, after divorce, I started dating for the first time in 25 years. Two years ago after an intense personal learning period brought on by the dating, I thought I had this meet-the-love-of-my-life thing worked out. I’d done my work, I thought. I’d released the trials and tribulations of past pain and hurt. … Read more

Perfectly Balance Equation

A Perfectly Balanced Equation

A perfectly balanced equation We two Parameters shifting Balance altering within and between. Activating change, Always seeking balance. Both plus and minus, multiplied, sometimes divided. Always striving toward balance. A rhythm, a tune. A perfectly balanced equation.

Creation of One, Creation of Two

Creation of One and Creation of Two Meet me here in this nest. In between stands my fear That I cannot have either. Let go sighs the templed trees. Let go encourages the surf below. Just be my heart claims. Night above washes away my guard. Without a word to any one I feel my … Read more

My Heart Shift of Loneliness

There are moments when the feeling of being alone reaches down into the tail end of my spine with a soreness of too much exertion.? I take a long, slow, deep breath to calm my BEing.? But before I can respond the sensation hits my heart and single tears trace paths down my cheeks.? In … Read more

Brick Wall

Written in the Spring of 2015   I feel like I keep hitting my head on a brick wall. I show up. I smile, I lean in. I ask questions. I listen. I respond. I share. I ask more questions. I laugh. I tease. I am genuinely interested in knowing more, uncovering those unique bits … Read more

Soulmates

Soulmate is a term which denotes an acquaintance made at the soul level between two people often in a romantic sense.? While it is true that this experience is often between lovers, at a deeper level the connection is one established to create opportunity for a very deep level of learning and growth, soul to … Read more

Change of Dress

Let go came the guidance. Though standing in the middle of yoga, the words felt more like admonishment. Plus, how? I am in the middle of a posture, trying desperately to hold the form, straining muscle, holding in my tummy. What exactly do I let go while remaining in this form?

When Men Are Pigs

When men are pigs, what choice do women have? There are many choices including oinking back. For me, I know that often my choice has been to let go of myself so that I can keep some semblance of a man/pig in my life and doing so without acknowledging or confronting the lousy choice I just made for me.

God to My Goddess

I want the King to my Queen, the Horned God for my Goddess. The man who I can trust to yield my neck.The man who will accept the whiteness of my belly.The man who will protect me with fierce loveAnd defend me with loyal action. He comes fully alive in my presenceAnd embraces me with … Read more

Your Bags Came Packed

Your bag came packed to my door.

You offered several choices

And by the time you walked through

The contents was opened and relinquished

Unneeded on the floor.

Holding Still, Diamond Reflection

The holding still while staying open is incredibly difficult. I wake to feel kisses on the back of my neck and the warm breath of Him. But this is a Him that has not yet physically appeared in my life.

Human Nature – Exploratory #2

Cross human nature with Mother Nature and the depth of experience is intensified. When I touch the earth, the deep soul of her reaches into my body filling my cells, illuminating my being. When I breathe the forest or feel the ocean’s mist, connection is established which reflects to me my entire experience of stepping … Read more