Stepping On Hearts


It was never that my old ways

Of spontaneous deception weren’t serving me


They could get me whatever I wanted

But sooner or later, the rip tide comes

Thrusts you onto the ground, face full of sand

The sobs seemed unending


The force of it all nearly killed me

These poor souls, and who was I to parade

Around, stepping on hearts, carelessly?

I started to want different things

Things I was so unfamiliar with

I almost gave up, gave in to the madness

Almost handed my soul to the devil

Because I thought he deserved it

And I deserved him

But then, I stood up

Sometimes with such vague conviction

That this time, from here on out

I would never let another difficulty

Stop me

I would help

Those who need me


By the way…

Thanks for following here at Shangri-La de Lioness and contributing your wonderful inputs. I am so grateful for each and every one of you out there reading along. So thanks! I really appreciate you.

This blog has transformed from rants to lyrics to poetry and back, and while I’m still figuring out my niche, I sincerely thank you all for going with the flow and sticking by my side.
Your support is inspiring 🙂

Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions, related to writing or just life, I don’t bite….usually.

Have a delightful night everyone.


The Present

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Out Of Time



No apologies needed
But we are out of time Continue reading


Hand-Selected Wisdom From Albert Einstein


He had many gems for quotes, but these are some good ones. Enjoy!

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.  Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.

Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.

Time is an illusion.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid.

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairytales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales.

Once you accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.



Gold Seeping


Image: Pinterest

You see the gold seeping through the cracks
A mind of matter in a blender
Volcano erupts
Stronger than the disrupt
Curve balls a specialty
God like a YoYo almost grazing the floor to pop back up in the knick of time
Cut the string
A bounce is better
Let in the Royal Flush


Building Blocks


Nutrients, vitality
From the Earth’s potent flavors
Soothes, mends, awakens
The senses appeal
Capabilities increase
Building blocks to a life
Recaptured time after time


In The Night


Rocking waves wake me up easily from these unfamiliar sheets. Continue reading


Day Break


Day Break
A chip off the soul
All the old paint follows suit
As I brush you off

And it’s something
I’d rather not forget


For Heaven’s Sake


Like a child’s infinite faith,
I accidentally look for you in every face Continue reading