23 December 2015



Pulling you so close
Wrapping, pretzeling our limbs
Holding 'til you sleep

17 December 2015



Our lives, our kids, here.
Forever intertwined, there.
With love, everywhere.

16 December 2015


~ Time ~

It comes, it goes. How?
It flies by in a flash. When?
So hold your loved. Who?

02 December 2015

Winter Serenade

~ Winter Serenade ~

Whispering love songs
To serenade you awake
This winter morning.

22 November 2015

Love You Keep

~ Love you Keep ~

You gave me your heart;
I keep it close...protected
Until you return.

07 November 2015

Inner Voice vs. Meditation

~ Inner Voice vs. Meditation ~

I hear you clearly,
Words screeching throughout my frame.
Then, sudden silence.

20 October 2015


~ Liars ~

Soft words gently placed,
Caressing all your desires.
Polite crushing blows.

16 October 2015

One Life, Just One...

~ One Life, Just One ~

So why aren't we all
Running like we are on fire
Toward wildest dreams?!

24 September 2015


~ Words ~

Words once breezed through me,
Now flies like a hurricane
Forever scattered...

21 September 2015


~ Go ~

Inside this thick shell,
Lives but a mere mortal, sigh...
There is no more. Go.

19 September 2015


~ Know ~

In this moment, you!
Now I know a truth of me,
I've set myself free.

17 September 2015

Free Thinker

~ Free Thinker ~

ignore society rules,
embrace your own truths

15 September 2015

Life 1.1

~ Life ~

Finding the small things
That bring a smile deep within
Is all that's needed

07 September 2015


Depression affects so many people across all ages and genders. If you know someone with depression, check in with them often.  Love them.

~ Seeing ~

Look into my eyes
You can see that I am fine
Yet, inside I cry

Put this number in your contacts list and share it with loved ones.
USA National hotline:
Suicide Lifeline

11 August 2015

Writers Write...

~ Writers Write ~

I see the words here
Floating free just like balloons
Now to capture them

25 July 2015

Life, as it were... 1.0

~ Life ~

Step up to the edge
See it for all its glory
Jump over the ails


13 July 2015

The Fallen

~ The Fallen ~

Soft breezes whisk by...
Our lips sun-dried n' brittle
The skin red, tender

Run for the tree-shade
We all hide from exposure
But damage is done.

10 June 2015


For my youngest daughter who adores rabbits.

~ Bunny ~

Carefree creature, yet
Cautious personality
Hold n' protect it

08 June 2015


~ Legend ~

I shan't live longer
but will exist forever
as all legends do

11 May 2015

I love you always, Dad

This is obviously not a haiku; however, it is a poem and it's a poem dedicated to my father. 

~ I love you...always ~

Waking to feel empty
thy heart suffers your loss

aching in your absence
forever holding your space

your love felt eternally
knowing your legacy will prevail

06 April 2015

Heart Beat

~ Heart Beat ~

I live in your heart
Occasionally to tap
On the walls within

To play a sweet tune
just for you from deep within
Your soul has a beat

01 April 2015


~ Lexeme ~

Captain Obvious
said truth to the elitists
deaf ears 'pon they fell

30 March 2015

Lenguaje de las Flores

~ Lenguaje de las Flores ~

Warm breath, soft whispers
Of love, lust, admiration
Spoke to your beauty

26 March 2015

French Fries

~ French Fries ~

Home-made is the best
Salty bites, hear the crisp crunch
Don't forget ketchup!

25 March 2015

Happiness is...

~ Happiness ~

Happiness is the
Ability to adjust,
Adapt and reshape

Dedicated to my mother who taught me this life lesson. 

24 March 2015


Anyone ever tell you to 'be nice'? It's bullshit. You do not have to be nice to anyone, ever. To be a decent citizen, you only need to be respectful. 

~ Nice? ~

"Nice" is for our youth
Adults prefer respect and
Reciprocate it.

23 March 2015


~ Family ~

All families are
complicated entities
Love is from our bond

20 March 2015


~ Children ~

Show them lots of love,
Give freedom to be themselves,
Share the world's beauty.

19 March 2015


~ Friendship ~

Through life's trials, our
Innate bond, everlasting.
Glad you're beside me...

©2015 CRMBailly

18 March 2015


~ Confidence ~

With soaring esteem
She presumed she could fly high.
No one else believed.

16 March 2015

The Soul

~ The Soul ~

My beloved beach
Oh, how I long to be there.
Forever, always.

11 March 2015


~ Worry ~

Does it ever stop?
No matter our age, we will
Bear the weight of love.

10 March 2015


~ Shine ~

Every day anew
Opportunities abound
Free the light within

09 March 2015


~ Cycle ~

Plant the seed of choice
Care, tend, love, and protect it
Nourish the future

05 March 2015

United Power

~ United Power ~

No one comes between
United decisions made
We are one, in love

22 February 2015

Who are you?

~ Who are you? ~

Routines lend to goals
Goals lend to lifelong choices,
Choices define you

15 February 2015


~ Awoken ~

Harsh reality
Is moments of clarity
Decisions follow

14 February 2015

Passion Pure

Happy Valentines Day...

~ Passion Pure ~

Reached into thy soul
Pumped pure passion through thy veins
Heart-pounding desire

13 February 2015

Totidem Verbis

~ Totidem Verbis ~

You've something to say
But our time here is short, so
Hurry and say it

[Totidem verbis. (Latin)  with just so many words; in these words: dictionary.com]

12 February 2015


~ Soar ~

Ignore the haters
Regardless of what they say
Open your wings, FLY 

11 February 2015

Writer's Remorse

~ Writer's Remorse ~

Oh gawd, I pushed send!
Mom will read this & I'll die.
Dad: "Nope, sent to group."

10 February 2015


~ Beach ~

I shan't dream again
There is no need for it here
I'm living my dream


~ Induratize ~

A love so intense
A passion everlasting
Then plain betrayal

07 February 2015


~ Tenebrific ~

The gloom hangs nearby,
engulfed in its glorioius
delusion of love.

06 February 2015


~ Inspirare ~

Breath, life, awoken
Passion instilled, filled the mind...
My muse. Or, I yours?

Inspirare (n) Latin, to breathe (life) into, to inspire, to instill something in the heart or mind of another.

05 February 2015

Too Late

~ Too Late ~

Too dark to see you,
I keep rubbing my eyes,
Wanting sleep instead.

Because of the hour
I lie here without power
And forsake my head

04 February 2015

Roads - Choices

~ Roads ~

In desperation,
One makes hasty decisions,
Unless well prepared