"Just Another Stuffed Poet"
Other Books Written By Klaus J Joehle
Living on Love "The Messenger" Living on Love "The Shameful Secret" A Weekend With "a" Drunken Leprechaun "Finding Your Joy"
To my sweetheart Roberta Joehle For her 39th birthday
All my love Klaus J Joehle
All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2002 Klaus J Joehle
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To My Sweetheart Roberta Joehle For Her 39th Birthday
All my love Klaus J Joehle To a beautiful inspiring woman Who brought out the best in me With just a thought of her… Roberta Petersen (Roberta Joehle)
Roberta on how this book was created
If it wasn't for Love If it wasn't for women And their ability to love And share love Where would we be? KJ Dedication Epigraph Foreword Introduction Together Quiet The Next Day The Day After A Few Days Later A Week Went By A Long Time Their Yesterday So Worry Truth The Kiss Questions??? Just The Way It Is Magic Life Relationships Home One Desire The Last Stand To Go Beyond Our Imaginary Limits Of Love Open Heart Wanted Maybe Maturity Dreams The Longest Moment Openly Trusting Fear Summer Dance Love Secrets of the Universe Daydreams Today Catch Together Illusions The Dealer Thinking One Tree Down Isn't That So For Sale The Secret To Love Defiant Lips Spider Man Hugs I Wonder Thoughts of You SomeTimes The Secret Words Soon I Am a Dog and This is My Life Today Here's a Riddle One Battle Too Many Open The Stand Love To Beautiful Days Details Fearless We Should Be Reflections Inner Love What to do? Day and Night Bear Hug To my Soul Mate Children of Children Dreams What do I Want? Dreamers Time Together Patience What to Offer Another Day To get Love We Rush Sweet Wine So It Is Dream Girl Want More Rosy Days Never Relationships Nothing Poem of A Nut Changing to a Probable Reality To Change the Reality Another Poem from A Nut Sweet and Sour Strange Impatience Roses and Lollypops Change The Lovers Mist So it Is Questions Perfection No Instruction Fear Not Knowing is Loving Fear Intimacy Need I Miss You The Secret Kiss One Man's Perspective GEMS Trust Why Afterword About the Author Notes *** No Instruction The problem with relationships is There are no instructions Everybody says this and that So many things are said But there is one thing That everybody missed It's a simple thing But magical to no end It's hard to believe that something so simple Could be so profound Something as incredible as Love But the very essence that binds Love Behold my Love for I believe it To be a question The question we should always Ask our ourselves just before Anything Will this bring us closer or not? The answer is so clear as will be the result *** Cover Picture Woody is proud to be keeper of this book and says how his life has changed since finding "Living on Love" I have been Roberta's friend and confident for many years through thick and thin. I feel now she has Klaus and practices "Living on Love" I can finally sit back and retire. My first ambition is to become captain of my own ship. Klaus says I can start on his boat "The Scurvy Dog" as a shipmate/ anchor boy and he will teach me the world of the sea. I am going to take Klaus up on this offer and while learning to sail the seas I will take up my other ambition in life and become a Pirate; which means Captain Klaus will have to walk the plank… HA! Lots of Love Captain Woody *** Introduction I named this book "Roberta's Coffee Table Book of Love" because I took all the insights and the poetry I wrote for my wife during our courtship and pasted it in a book for her 39th birthday I thought it to be a fitting title in my mind. All my love Klaus J Joehle *** Together What is it that brings us together A bond A need A desire Dreams Hopes What is it? What might it be? Perhaps it is That we don't know What brings us together? In the end We are apart Then we ask Where did the love go? Perhaps we should have asked Where did the love come from...? *** Illusions It is the love we have We share We give We receive We feel We express That shows us who we truly are The rest is nothing but an illusion *** Quiet Today I got very quiet Then I asked my Soul Why am I here? I heard an answer To see Joy But what is my purpose I asked To be happy in the darkest day I heard That makes no sense I responded Because if I were happy Then it wouldn't be the darkest day I don't get it Perhaps I heard wrong.... *** The Next Day Again I got really quiet Not a whisper Then I asked my Soul What am I doing? Searching for yourself I heard What will I find? I asked I heard the word Love I almost broke the silence With my snicker But I asked What will I do with Love? Share it I heard What if I don't? I asked Than forever You will ask this question Obviously I wasn't getting anywhere So I gave up *** The Day After I got really really quiet And asked Anybody but my Soul What's the big deal with Trust? I heard the word Love So what's the big deal? About Love I asked Trust I heard This is stupid I don't know why I bother Desire I heard Just before I made some noise *** A Few Days Later I decided to get really quiet again I remember saying to myself What's the matter with me? I don't seem to fit in anywhere You have forgotten something I heard O' Ya what's that I asked Joy I heard Where did it go then? I asked But there was no answer *** A Week Went By I got quiet But not As quiet as before I asked What is joy? Where is it? Did I lose it? Did I forget it? I waited and waited And waited some more But there was no answer *** A Long Time After a long time I asked my Soul Am I alone now? Did I ask too many questions? Did you give up on me? Like the rest Only a tear broke the silence Nothing else *** Their The week, A month, A Year Who knows? But there I was Alone in the world of millions Like me But alone Without A thought Without love Without need Without desire Without want Without joy Anger, fear In silence of nothing But no answers *** Yesterday I asked Ever so carefully and quietly Am I alone? I heard the word No, ever so quietly Daringly I asked Who are you? I heard You And who am I I asked I'm pretty sure I heard the words The Love You experience You share You feel You trust You give You have You want You need Then what is all this other stuff? I asked I heard the word Fear *** So Here I am looking For me Behind every tree Rock and shallow Every day I find a little But how long will this take I asked But heard nothing *** Worry I remember a time when I worried about everything Which was a good thing at that time, because Everything I worried about, happened Then one day, I forgot, And all the things I worried about went away Now, I just think beautiful thoughts, And it seems beautiful things happen Now, isn't that odd? It's almost like whatever I think, happens I think I can feel, A beautiful thought coming on... *** Truth What is imagination? What is reality? What is truth? Is reality what we imagine? Or is that Which we imagine Reality? Then what is truth? *** The Kiss When we were young, Briefly we where together, Until another was allowed, to take my place 18 years later, ever so briefly We were together again, before you slipped away Ten years later Again, we where together, ever so briefly, Even so, I had no choice but to open my heart again Because you kissed me, exactly the same way, As the first time, so many years ago, Now, perhaps your body is else where, But you live in my heart forever... *** Questions ??? It was a small cafe where I observed this couple a few feet away They were in what looked like an intense conversation I was wondering what is it they're saying Is he asking her such things? As How was your day? Do you enjoy your job? What are your goals? You're looking very sexy today!! How do you see your future...Our future Do you ever think about what it might be like? Or how it might have been? My thoughts were quickly interrupted by a more important question. Is he really listening? Is he really hearing her thoughts and answers? Are they really complete! Patience I remembered Trust Why is it so hard? Teach me Roberta Joehle *** Just The Way It Is The world is one big bowl of soup Spinning around And if peas and carrots Don't like each other That's too bad. Because they're sure going to see a lot of each other And nobody is leaving until We are all nice and tender That's just the way it is *** Magic When a woman is loved and cared for, she begins to feel Beautiful. And when she feels beautiful around you she begins to fall in Love. It's a long process, like growing a prize Rose with Love. For a woman, Love has many degrees and levels, if you give her reason to trust your Love completely, she will begin to feel safe. And if you can show her how deeply you Care she will begin to trust. And if she feels safe to trust, she will very slowly open like a Rose in the Sun Light. And she will make Love in ways very few men could ever possibly imagine It is like finding the rarest and most precious Black Pearl. She may have been with a hundred others but none would have seen this part of her. To only one, possibly two, Will she ever give this? It's like touching the Sun. You will never see a more Beautiful Woman ever Again. *** Life Sometimes life is like A giant poker game That just goes on and on And when we get really good at it Then the universe might throw us a curve Just to make us think Maybe it can get even better And so, The game goes on. *** Relationships Relationships are sort of Like grabbing a bull By the horns But if there's love, trust and intimacy From both sides You might just come to see Eye to eye O' all the snorting And head spinning? I hate that when that happens. The things you gotta do For a kiss on the lips *** Home Home, the next place I rest my soul The crossroads of life Where to plant some seeds of faith Grow some crops of Love And ponder which path to take next Before heading Home To the next crossroads of life Where to plant some... *** One When a woman feels loved She feels beautiful When she feels beautiful She begins to feel safe, And then, she will begin to trust As she begins to trust She will wait and see And when she sees your love can be trusted That's when the Magic starts *** Desire She had asked to be Cherished, but Equal I said, impossible! She asked why? I answered, I don't know how So glad that she proved Me wrong And the dance begins *** The Last Stand "Oh, my, aren't we the stubborn one? Oh yes we are The universe you would stand against A thousand warriors, swords of steel drawn Five hundred heavy horses Against them you would stand with your dagger of straw I have been a warrior forever and a day And I do not know everything But this I know: The blood will run this day It will be yours my friend And also mine. For with honor I must stay So I ask you Think Is this a good day to die? *** To Go Beyond Our Imaginary Limits Of Love Several moments of quiet went by, I stirred the silence With words no one would dare say on the first date How much love do you think two people could have for each other? I asked her, while watching a shiver of fear move through her body After her shiver of fear settled in, she asked. What do you mean? Well, what I mean is how much love can to people have for each other without controlling each other or one being dominant over the other, I answered. Thinking that perhaps it would ease the moment But her body became tense and her face muscles where strained. So I continued, I guess what I'm trying to say is, how much love can a person feel? Is there a limit on how far two people can go? What do you think is the furthest anyone has gone? I asked looking right at her and moving my body closer After many moments of silence and a very strained laugh, she answered Perhaps Romeo and Julian I was thinking beyond that and without having to die for it. I think if people had no fear of love or of the possibilities then love could grow beyond anything that was ever imagined possible. I'm talking about the kind of love between two people that is so strong that others can feel it in their presence Do you think that's possible and how long do you think it would take to accomplish that? The evening ended quickly, which is unfortunate because I wanted to tell her about a particular couple I had met several years ago. Perhaps, if she had seen what I saw, Then perhaps the evening would have been different *** Open Heart When she was 8, she asked me Why must I grow old? I answered, you'll see in time When she was 30 she asked again Why must I grow old? I answered, soon you will know why When she turned 50, I asked her Why did you grow old? With a brilliant smile, that could bring a hundred men to their knees She answered If I was younger I would not be the Beautiful Woman I am Today When she was 90 she asked Why must I die? With a tear in my eye, I answered So you may become even more Beautiful! *** Wanted One Guardian Angel Must possess an incredible Unimaginable and totally Inconceivable patience Send Resume and Lottery Ticket To Box 40081 Attention Klaus *** Maybe There was love There was war There was fear But why Was there no love in their Hearts? Or was it That there wasn't any trust Left in their minds Maybe? *** Maturity An expanded range of Feelings An expanded range of Emotions An expanded range of Understanding, compassion, trust Have nothing to do with Gender But with maturity and love *** Dreams Dreams, oh sweet dreams They say If it is dreamable Then it is also achievable. I see that now, ever so clearly.... The question is Will I remember? When I wake up? *** The Longest Moment With a pain in my heart Our lips part company Never knowing if, and when They would meet again So I wonder What are the longest moments? Are they the moments that our lips are together? Or The moments that our lips are apart Perhaps, I'll cut the grass Another day! *** Openly Trusting I've thought a lot about trust lately, partly because something has come up that has touched that part of me that I keep so well hidden I wonder what it is that I'm afraid of? I wonder if I have really ever trusted, or if it was nothing more than a temporary illusion I've thought about how many wonderful things I have destroyed, because of my lack of trust There is nothing in life that I have ever come across that I couldn't handle yet the question remains. Why am I scared? No relationship works without trust regardless of whether or not it consists of friendship, love, work or play It comes down to the same thing trust Maybe it's really myself that I don't trust Do I trust myself, that I will pick the right, what ever? Possibly? Maybe? After all who knows what's right for me better than myself I've heard it said that if you do what is right for you, that is selfish, but I know that if you don't do what is right for you then that becomes destructive So where is the balance? And what will happen to me if I just say the hell with it and just trust? Perhaps it's who I trust? Well that didn't work, did it? It appears I'm right back where I started from Well, that leaves me with one choice, doesn't it? I hope that it's not going to be as painful as my lack of trust has been On the other hand, Ladies First! *** Fear The fears of trying Will, in the end, Shed the tears Of Love "I sure hope I am right about this one..." *** Summer Dance The dance of love And what a dance it is Never knowing what step is next A step forward A step back A small step to the right Perhaps a large step to the left Waiting in anticipation of what words are next Wondering, do they match their thoughts and feelings? And the dance begins So many have fallen Wondering, fearing, hoping, trusting O' the dance of love.... *** Love Such a small word So fearfully spoken So rarely spokesman Just the very word Will causes a shiver of fear, in even the strongest warrior For all know No sword no shield no armor Can stand against.... Not even the heavy horses, would dare move forward Every warrior knows, that one by one they would drop Perhaps that is why the word is so seldom spoken *** Secrets of the Universe The key Thought, Trust The lock Action, Love The door Result, Joy The game Continuance… *** Day Dreams As I handed her back the papers I saw how the flickering light from the gray screen, reflected on her skin Not at all like the Sunlight it should be, I thought As I looked at her face, I saw it was hoping for more love I had no choice but to say something No woman should be sitting behind a dull flickering screen Having the very beauty that you are sucked out of you What should I be doing? She asked shyly Being beautiful, I said. Enjoying life, bringing love and joy in to the world Because you are a woman, it is what makes you beautiful And it's an embarrassment to waste a woman's beauty and love on this For a moment I thought I said too much But then as I turned to leave Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a smile that could bring Any man to his knees Perhaps, her day will go quicker, I taught And perhaps tomorrow all of our Dreams might come True *** Today Sometimes I wonder about tomorrow. But then, That was yesterday, Or was it the day before? So what about tomorrow? O' forget it! My love, Let's just fall in love again today. . . *** Catch To catch a dream... Do we need to chase it? Do we need to want it? Do we need to find it? Do we need to fight for it? Or do we just need to Believe in it More than, in anything else And with all our Hearts *** Together Sometimes I wonder why we find it so difficult To stay together or even come together Is there something more than wanting to be together? Is there something more than loving each other? For who we are... Am I missing something? O' fear, jealousy, mistrust, doubt, Why would we bother with those things? Are they of any value? *** The Dealer The players The writers The readers Are all in the game *** Thinking She runs to think, To think what? To think if it is possible Was it not decided centuries ago? But she runs to think The world is round, so how far can she run? Before she's back at what has already been decided Could it be that she forgot? So now she wants to think, think what? I wonder? She knows true love never runs, but love thinks and ponders So perhaps she was right after all, but then she knew that, All along, so now what is she thinking? To Love To Trust *** One Tree Down I remember a time when I was smaller, younger, faster, and my sword was swift. One of my favorite games was sword fighting with the trees. You might think that trees would not be very tough opponents, but they are. It's just a matter of picking on the right ones. In every forest there are at least a half dozen or so that are into it. This is where it gets tricky. Some trees like to carry extremely flexible swords and you have to be careful how much force you use or they will snap back at you with twice the speed. On the other hand, it is much less painful to be stabbed with a flexible sword than with the hard rigid ones. Those hard rigid ones will crack your sword in half right in the heat of the battle. Then you are stuck. The only thing you can do is run and hope some other tree will give you its sword. That is, if you're not already staggering around with one stuck in your back. To this very day I can still remember my battle cries as I walk in the forest. And I hear the call, "Come on, old man, we dare you!" As my heart awakens and the adrenaline pumps, I move swiftly But there is only silence as I hug them, and surrender my Love Yes, many times I have been stabbed doing this; these scars I carry with pride and honor Challenge me, and I swear by my life: I Will Squeeze the Very Love Out Of Your Pores In Love, to my friends, the Trees *** Isn't that so Should we follow our minds? Should we follow our hearts? How do we know which? Is the world we see and experience from the mind? Or from the heart Isn't that so... *** For Sale One Guardian Angel, Twisted Sense of Humor, As is, No warranty, No refund Send check or money order to box... *** The Secret The secret to staying in love, The secret to staying together The secret to feeling more love than ever The secret to intimacy The secret to Love Could be.... When we get scared jump into the arms Of your mate and don't let go If there is true love, then everything will be fine If there isn't true love It's a good thing you got scared Some times fear will show us love Some Times fear will show us none Perhaps it's how we use fear That makes the difference in the end... *** To Love? To Love or not to Love Isn't that the real question? Or perhaps it is not! For it appears, there is only one answer So perhaps it is not a question But a desire held back by fear Maybe it's best, just to Love... And let the details carry Themselves.... *** Defiant By defiant Defy that part of you That says you can't Defy it And you will achieve it *** Lips I realize now what the problem is, I said My lips are too small! Laughing, she asked, why? When ever my lips touch you It takes forever, to be everywhere Still laughing, she asked, what do you mean? Perhaps I have not expressed it right, I answered You are so beautiful, that when ever I see you; I just want to eat you Like a Popsicle But my lips are too small And I know it will take forever Take all the time you need, she answered I wish, I had Giant Lips.... *** Spider Man Spider I am Byte I do not Swim I do not I look after the corners You do not Spider I am Friend, I can be Love you, I will Care for you, I would if I could But little I am Spider I am But like you, Love, I need... *** Hugs Trees are the only ones I know That like those Hugs You know, The kind where you squeeze, But a big squeeze I mean a really really big squeeze. No not just big but really really really really big The kind that makes your ears turn red Now that's a Hug Only trees like it that way, and me *** I wonder Sometimes I wonder what You're thinking? Sometimes I wonder if you're thinking The same things, I'm thinking? Is it possible? But then I wonder Why we are apart? But I, Only wonder when we are Apart And never when We are Together *** Thoughts Of You Even though, our bodies are Distant I feel, ever so close to you Perhaps it is my thoughts Of you that binds me to you? But, perhaps not only my thoughts But the love and Beauty Of my thoughts Of You, And perhaps that deep inner trust I have For You... *** Some Times Sometimes I wonder Why I love you so? Because I've seen you so few times But then, I see you And I See I see your inner beauty I see you're outer beauty I see the stars in your eyes But most of all, I see the way you look at me And I know, I had no chance.... *** The Secret Yesterday I asked my dog What is your secret to life? He answered If it runs, chase it I asked, What if it doesn't run? He answered Just wait.... *** Words If it makes you feel uncomfortable You don't need to write me It's okay If it feels better to phone Than do that But if you decide to write or phone It's easy Just write or say what you're thinking And feeling at that moment Not of tomorrow Not of yesterday And never of what you might think I want to hear Then you will see, It will always be Beautiful Because it will be You And for that moment Even though we are apart I will be able to be with you For that moment And only for that moment Will be One But it's a moment That can last a lifetime Because it will be You And that is, What makes it Beautiful Like You... *** Soon She asked, What is it that you want from me? I answered. Perhaps someone to Love To be loved Perhaps someone to talk with To be heard Perhaps someone to touch To be touched Perhaps someone to trust To be trusted Perhaps a friend To be a friend Perhaps someone that is close To be close Perhaps a companion Stuff like that, Can you give that? I asked Soon, She answered Soon... *** I Am a Dog and This is My Life I sleep I dream I make a cat or two run For their lives And the day is done. What a glorious life Perhaps tomorrow there will be a squirrel Oh, yes, tomorrow… A big fat slow-running squirrel *** Today Well here we are again Another day, without you Perhaps tomorrow that will be different But why tomorrow Why not today Why must we always wait for tomorrow Why must everything come tomorrow? What is it that is so appealing about tomorrow? Today is much better Everything should happen today and forever Then, when you are almost asleep In my arms I would be able to whispers these things to you But maybe tomorrow If it ever comes Because today is now gone forever.... *** Here's a Riddle Are you ready? Okay then! Conscious creation Is a Conscious Creation? (I never said that it was going to be an easy one) *** One Battle Too Many I have been a warrior For as long as I can remember I have stood my ground, I have fought the universe, God and country And the dragons inside I am so good At times I have even cut myself Out And as the last warrior in me With a tear in his eye Lays down his sword I ask, now what? *** Open For a Woman Love as many levels and degrees To touch and see that deepest part of her Love Which so few men will ever see? It takes more than a smile Or a rose the morning after What does it take? To see this part of her Which she herself only faintly knows is there What is the key? Perhaps I would need to open more than any warrior would ever dare Vulnerable, defenseless and open Let her in As I thought, a bolt of fear tensed my body A part of me screamed, Never, We Might Die But then perhaps, if I survive She will let me in to that deepest Love Where no one has ever been before. Perhaps? If I survive I have died for less! But then Perhaps I will live And see more than I ever dreamed possible So what we'll be my fate? I wonder… *** The Stand Thick skull Stubborn Aggressive One sided Relentless Deaf I can be! But then The universes Or all that is Would not just send Anybody to Tame You Would they? But then I also believe That it is better To stand on the tracks Than to stand for nothing So we stand, looking at each other Wondering who will Squeeze the love Out of who, First? *** Love Ever so slightly she said, I could easily fall in Love with you I said thank you but will you Love all parts of me? What do you mean? She asked If you open your heart to all there is, all life All experiences, all people, and to yourself Then you will actually be in Love And no matter what I have done or not done Will do or not do, will be or not be Your heart will always be open And perhaps in time my heart will learn to do the same At this she turned away, swearing never to return But I know differently For Love has a soul mate named Trust And at times they seem to be apart But this is only an illusion For they are inseparable *** To Beautiful Just when I thought You could Not be Any more Beautiful. I woke up And saw you Their next To me At first I thought It was the sun But there you are Glowing So beautiful That it hurts I wonder if the Others before me Knew how lucky they were To bad Perhaps I am the luckiest Of all Because I know A treasure When I see one... *** Days The days go by so slowly with out you I almost can't remember the last time I saw you But then I close my eyes and I remember I remember your enchanting scent I remember your silky soft tanned skin next to mine I remember your happiness Your lips, how could I forget them Your smile, your laugh The river in the background How your body leaned into mine, Making every part of me sing with joy Then I remember the taste of the Mosquito repellent on your skin And I wake up So the days go by slowly It feels like I'm dreaming my life away Waiting for you to return But then that's all I have... *** Details A thousand variations Even so it is said There are only two types of actions An action of Love Or A cry for more Love But variations There will be a thousand *** Fearless We Should Be Sometimes I wonder why We run faster and harder from happiness Than from danger Have we experience so little true Joy That it scarce us so Or is it that we have become so acquainted with sad things That we think they are our friends What's so scary about Happiness? Are we afraid of losing it? Of not getting enough, once it starts? Many will stand and fight to the death But so few will fight to Love to the End Perhaps that is what should scare us O' but we know it so well And so afraid of Love and Joy So I wonder What is there to fear…? *** Reflections Trust, with all your Heart, not in me but in Yourself Believe, with all your heart, not in me but in Yourself Love, more than you think Possible, not me but Yourself, the Details will look after them Selves, because when we Love, Trust and Believe in Ourselves It's all will experience *** Inner Love Inner Love is a Natural experience But when we cover It with fear, Anger, mistrust, and shame We search for it in Others *** What to do? What do you want to do right now? Would it bring You and me More Love and joy? Then forget the rest! *** Day and Night When we are far apart My sky is not as blue The sun is not as bright It is always night, But when you call and I hear your voice Even late at night The sun comes up The birds begin to sing In a blink of an eye it becomes the most beautiful Day Even late at night Then You hang up the phone The sun goes down The birds go to sleep My world becomes sad and gray And so it is Without You... *** Bear Hug Perhaps a little exaggerated But true To find a woman To win her heart To hold her heart forever Try this Find a female Grizzle Give her a big Bear Hug And ever so gently, bite her on the lip When you let go That is when you will be put to the test If you survive You are ready for a woman Perhaps the trick is If you win her heart Never let go And make sure she has no reason To ask for it back That would be the safest way to go Would you, not agree? *** To my Soul Mate There isn't a minute that goes by, where I don't think about you To me you are the most beautiful Woman in the World I know that for many this is nothing but a line But for me it is the truth I believe that it is our past that causes us to fear the future Perhaps some day you will trust enough to allow yourself to fall towards me With my life I swear, you will never see the ground There is so much more to be said Perhaps tomorrow My Love… *** Children of Children Here I am, Doing the same as others Was it, that I Learned what I Saw? Or was it, what I Saw I Learned? Perhaps if I had been more stubborn, To go where my heart tried to lead me, Then perhaps I would not have learned what I Saw Which now I work so very hard to forget So I can start over, and truly the me So listen to your heart, I tell my self Forget the rest It hasn't been easy leaving behind the fear, mistrust Self-doubt and all the rest So here I am Wondering what to do next? *** Dreams Hell is watching your Dreams die Because it's not just your Dream that dies So we might as well Die chasing our dreams That way, at least, we have Lived for something *** What do I Want? To live by the ocean To be rocked to sleep To Love To be Loved Someone to trust in me When I forget Someone to believe in me When I forget I wonder what she wants? Perhaps she is trying to follow her own heart? Perhaps we will see each other when we meet? *** Dreamers She asked, What will our life together be? What will happen to us? What will we experience? As I held her in my arms Gently touching her beautiful dreamy skin, I answered We will love each other so much so That we will make a difference in this world The rest is up to you to dream Tell me what you dream and together we will create Your Dreams With your love I can make anything happen I will add my own spices and twist to your Dreams To surprise and delight you Are you sure this will work? She asked "Yes" With Love, everything is possible, I answered. It is the dreamers like your self That give us everything we have ever had With out the dreamers no boat would sail No plane would fly No mountains would be climbed No child would ever sleep It is when the dreamers hold hands with the believers That's when the Magic starts For those who Believe, Create and those that Dream, Inspire As she fell asleep in my arms Dreaming I knew tomorrow would become the most glorious day yet For I believe I have heard it said That when a Believer and a Dreamer come together with Trust Love was created Sweet Dreams My Love Sweet Dreams *** Time Time is the magician, That makes the illusion. Of a billion snapshots, Look like movement. Without time We would be frozen In the moment Which moment? Every moment *** Together As we lay they're looking at each other I was wondering She asked Why are we together? Because of Love, I answered. What does that mean? She asked What was she really asking? I wondered O' those moments of silence that feed the inner fears Quickly I answered You listened to me and heard my words I believe that you will truly try to help me experience my dreams As I believed that, I began to Love you Now I want to help you create your dreams Even more than mine Gently touching her face, I asked Tell me what you dream I will do everything I can to make them true But what if you fail, she asked Then I will try again With your love and trust I can do anything More moments of silence fell But she seemed to glow in a way I had not seen before As I watched her eyes close I asked, what are you dreaming? Your Dream, My Love Why mine? I ask, Gently touching her Because you have fulfilled my today's dream perfectly I wondered As she fell into her Dreams How did I do that? All I did was listen Perhaps what she dreamed today was to be heard I wonder what it will be tomorrow As I fell into my Dreams, I wondered Why does she Love me? So it is that Dreams become Reality That is my Dream *** Patience Patience has never been One of my virtues The thing is, I now wonder What is the rush? Mind you I have learned something, The minute I have patience For something, it comes Ten times faster Now isn't that odd? On the other hand, For crying out loud, Just How long Do I need to wait? *** What to Offer A million kisses Over a thousand Dreams A million Hugs Over a thousand days and nights An endless amount of cherished moments Over a life time A thought of you Over every moment My love Over every breath I take What more can I offer For this is all I have Of true value It is something you can take To where ever you go And no one can take it from you For once a gift is given from the heart It cannot be taken back *** Another Day And so another day ends. But was it really another day? Are the days different? Or is it me who's different? Where does the illusion start? And where does it stop? I wonder! *** To get Love Forever I searched for Love In others In me In the day In the night Nothing is what I found Then one day I gave Love But I forgot to ask for anything in return That was the day when I found Love But some times I forget That simple lessen Then I feel un-Loved Isn't that odd? *** We Rush We run We strive We dream We hope For fame and fortune Hoping for what? Stop! I scream at my self What is it that I want? So needy Perhaps to be freed of my foolish desires Why am I writing this? I'm already late As I was rushing, I wondered Are my foolish Dreams Any harder to achieve than the logical ones? Perhaps not… *** Sweet Wine Sweet night Soft whispers Sweet wine Soft laughter But it's the sweet wine That shows us our true feelings And thoughts The ones we so carefully run from Morning comes We go back to the illusion of reality But we worship that Sweet Wine For it shows us who we truly are Till one day When we no longer fear our true feelings And face them with Love Thereby releasing the false reality we have hidden behind For so Long... *** So It Is Shit happens But If nobody says No! And gives Love Then it will Just keep on happening And then, who's really to blame *** Dream Girl You have nothing to fear From me Nor from my world For I believe in Freedom Trust... Love... I have no need to change you Because I believe in Freedom You do not need to explain yourself Because I believe in Trust It is not that need you But that I want to share my Love with You So all that remains Is for us to hold hands Look into each other's eyes Love each other for who we are If you ever truly find something that is more important What could be more important? Than starting each day this way *** Want More I like it, enjoy it, love it When you laugh When he laugh together When you smile And smile at me When we look at each other and smile, laugh, grin and smirk When I hear your voice When we talk When we are together When you move closer When the make love When you share your feelings and thoughts When ever we are together When you sleep in my arms When we trust in each other When we believe in each other When you listen so thoughtfully When we touch When you write, phone The list is so long I could go on forever Perhaps tomorrow I will But most of all when I feel your love for me And my love for You That the best, greatest, most *** Rosy Days Before you came along All my days where fine So it seemed Until I saw What I was missing Without you their My days without you Are not so fine Especially when things go wrong Until I think of you Then everything is rosy again *** Never I have never met The woman Who tastes so fine Whose skin so soft Whose eyes so warm Whose heart so large But what will I do If you don't want me Like I want you What will I do then? Perhaps continue to love you in my heart As I have done for so long Already *** Relationships Relationships are simple Before you say anything or plan on doing anything, ask "Will this bring me closer" Create a feeling of oneness and Love? If so, it is good If not, ask yourself "Why am I destroying this?" The answer of a thousand failed relationships Will sit before you. (We can discuss, debate and argue about everything but it basically boils down to only this) *** Nothing What would the world Be like without you Without those you gave life to Without the love you gave and shared Even to those who could not return it What would the world do Without the warmth of your smile That has touched so many You will never know Without your kind thoughts and words Which have helped so many It is said that you may never know The difference you have made Perhaps we should have told you The difference you make just by being you *** Poem of A Nut Sometimes I wonder If I should do things differently Maybe if I stopped asking So many questions Then my Minutes, hours, days, years would not Be spent searching for answers Perhaps I would be happier Have more fun Play more, Love more But the questions Love me so I here and answered calling my name Where might it be? Why can't I be more like you? *** Changing to a Probable Reality Every time a decision is made, A whole universe is created where the decision is played out. In fact, it already exists and since time is not linear Any decision can be reversed As if it was never played in our reality in the first place It is so easy to do That every one does it constantly in an unconscious way At the moment when a decision is made We enter that probable universe and reality Where that decision is played It's not only decisions that cause the shift But also thoughts and what we believe As an example If we think and believe we are unloved, that is the probable reality we are flung into And there we will stay until we change our beliefs Or until someone comes along who makes us change our beliefs and thoughts But that will never happen until we shift into a loving reality Which we cannot do, until we change what we believe and think And so we go in circles Forever experiencing the same end results *** To Change the Reality First we must detach what we see, hear, and experience From our thoughts and beliefs That will begin to release us from the probable universe We are experiencing now Then we change our thoughts and beliefs To the point that we experience what we want in our minds As the thoughts and beliefs begin to take hold We begin to shift At first the shift occurs unnoticed But as time goes on and with practice, we can begin to see the shifts Or perhaps if we choose, we can wait until Scientists discover a mechanical way, That's if we live that long I've heard it said that if we truly believe In whatever, then we would already have it Then it is because we don't believe That we do not have it And perhaps our thoughts are not in line with what we want *** Another Poem from A Nut Sometimes I wonder How you could possibly Love me It must be hard Doesn't it drive you nuts? To look at me To listen to me To be with me Perhaps you're really an Angel That must be it... *** Sweet and Sour Ever have the day When everything seems to go wrong and right At the same time By the end of the day You don't know if it was A good day or bad day Like sweet and sour That's when I wish you we're here Because than all I would see Is you That's an excellent day *** Strange Isn't it strange how sometimes The smallest things are misunderstood Like when I ask a question About us It's just that I have wanted all my life For a beautiful woman like you To love me So when I ask you How much do you love me today? It is not out of lack of trust But of love and designer For you To give you the very best I can *** Impatience It is true that at times I appear impatient But my impatience is not, of not of getting enough But that I desire with all my heart To express my love for you To feel the love you have for me To grow with you more deeply in love Each day So what appears at times as impatience? Is really and truly my deepest desire poorly expressed At times misunderstood But desire for you me and love it is *** Roses and Lollypops Yellow polka dotted roses Blue lollypops The kind the last forever That's what you remind me of Why Because they're beautiful Sweet They bring out the Joy In me Just like you do *** Change Evil exists only in the mind Of those who wish to phantom its existence No where else and to no one else Change the word evil to Fear, lust, hate, difficulty, secrets Answers, joy, light, health, darkness Happiness, trust, jealousy, fun, intimacy And read the paragraph again That's the secret of the universes Now change the word Evil to Love And so we change our lives *** The Lovers Mist When lovers are together or apart The things they do for each other Is it not of Love? Then even when she is cutting the grass That the share He is cooking the meal That they share Are they not making Love? When he writes Is he not making love to her? When she phones Is she not making love to him? So making love expands to every word Every action and every thought So perhaps when he asks When will I see you? He was making love to her When she's answered You will see me but I can't tell you when She was making love to him Behind a veil of surprise Then in the moment of thoughts and words Came the lover's mist For they did not see that each was making Love to the other Every word spoken Every action taken Every thought felt Must always be remembered And done as an act of making Love Then there will be nothing to fear Except the immense amount Of Joy that will burst Upon these Lovers For that is how the universes makes love to them If you could only find a way For us to live in my poems Then everything would be beautiful Like you *** So it Is Here I am once again Laying with my torn heart In joy of knowing you Seeing you Loving you But also in pain Of watching you drive away into the sunset to your home Never knowing if this was the last time That we might see each other Each time you leave It becomes harder Not only that I also have a cold You know how us men are When we're sick And without a warm loving woman To heal us *** Questions Questions are something Aren't they? They can be funny Mischievous Naughty Deep Daring Hurtful And loving You can ask the same question The thousand times And never hear the same answer Questions move my Soul As the very love I am Made of But the questions I ask you Are the most precious? Because the answers come from you It is true that some questions Bring pain Some bring Joy But to not ask And by that missing The possible moment of Joy My heart is willing To take the risks For in the end I know that I will Find more Joy and Love Than any man has ever dreamed off *** Perfection Perfection is not beauty Love and acceptance Of imperfections Is beauty? Most beautifully expressed *** No Instruction The problem with relationships is There are no instructions Everybody says this and that So many things are said But there is one thing That everybody missed It's a simple thing But magical to no end It's hard to believe that something so simple Could be so profound Something as incredible as Love But the very essence that binds Love Behold my Love for I believe it To be a question The question we should always Ask our ourselves just before Anything Will this bring us closer or not? The answer is so clear as will be the result *** Fear Not If you ask You may be A fool for now But if you don't ask You'll be a fool Until you do At least that's what I tell my self When I look like a fool *** Knowing is Loving Yesterday someone asked me How do you know if you're truly in Love? And with the right person And not just in need, lust, fear In the moment of silence that followed I asked my inner self for an answer To my own surprise These words came from my lips You'll know by the choices You, we, us, everyone makes When we choose to do the things The words, the actions, and the thoughts That bring you, us, we, Closer each day And perhaps also When the word no to others attempt Comes as natural as breathing Without second thought The when you, me, us, everyone Will know true Love But True Love must be nurtured and grown By every thought, action and word For these are the keys in true Love *** Fear Intimacy I don't know why But Sometimes I get asked the strangest question Right out of the Blue Like How do you, I, me, others know If someone is truly in Love with Me, you, us, others And not just filling their needs, ego I rubbed my forehead hoping for an answer From my inner self I had no answer But I spoke the words By their words that match their actions When the word is spoken And if you, me, we, I, us, anyone Finds us, you, me waiting for the actions to follow Then for Love will be waiting In true Love words follow actions of Love In lust, need, ego words come first With only the action of Lust, need, ego to follow With even more words to follow And on it goes *** Need I have a need Perhaps more than one To be touched by you To be held by you To be with you To laugh with you To smile with you Before we met I did not have these needs So now I wonder where they came from Why are they here? What are the needs? Who do I ask these questions? What do I do with these needs? What are they for? Are they caused by insecurity? Or by love For you my princess These questions might be simple But for me they are the secrets of the universes and all that is The answers elude me so But every rock I will search Every tree I will ask So that one day, I may tell you What perhaps you already know... *** I Miss You I miss you so Sometimes to the point It hurts Yet at times you feel so close It's just when you are with me I have everything I ever wanted But then at times it hurts When you're not with me And I miss you So *** The Secret Kiss The one I give you Late in the evening when the candles are almost burnt down After you have fallen asleep in my arms That's the one that I can never tell you about The one you will never know But a beautiful kiss it is Like no other Only for you For no other So sleep my princess For tomorrow Another kiss there will be But you will never know Perhaps in your heart you will For this one Most certainly comes from my heart There I will keep it safe Until tomorrow When again the candles burned down... *** One Man's Perspective Looking her right in the eye I asked her So are we in a relationship Are we going together? How do you feel about us? I told you just yesterday she answered Yes I answered, I would like to hear it again Most men would tell me I'm nuts for asking such things But I remember a time when I said nothing This is what she would ask Are we in a relationship? Are we going together? Are we still seeing other people? How far will our relationship go? Why don't we spend more time talking? Now for most men when we hear this We get a sinking feeling like quick sand As our world tightens around us But not me I ask first and smile As her world tightens around her Play their game Now that's the way to play If she ever reads this I'm dead!!! *** GEMS Is a gem? The diamond in a ring The woman who can cook The man who can listen Or The pearl from the ocean There are many gems a person may receive Only one rings true to me... The gem that is kept deep inside where no one else can reach Protected by many... in forms Of Anger, shyness Lust and need This part sits in the very center of your soul The greatest gift I can give or receive Is that part that no one else has received The part from the very center It's the energy that surrounds And Protects our heart and soul Only this will bridge us together Not the gem in a ring or the pearl from the ocean But the energy that no one else can receive It has to be given and then there will be no other needs That is really the only gem that is important to me Roberta Joehle *** Trust Why I trust my sweetheart Because I see how she loves Not just me but also Those that others find hard to love I admire her ability to love I am grateful that she has chosen To show me this love also When a woman loves a man It is beautiful and filling When she trusts a man Like I know she does me Then I know how much I have grown The feeling and pride is beyond words That trusts I guard in my heart So that even I trip It will not be broken For I know that as a man I will never find something More precious Afterword Magic of A Woman Magic is when a woman sees beauty in a Man And by that, he becomes that Beautiful When a Man is touched by the Loving and encouraging words Spoken by a Woman, who sees his Beauty A thousand years of war and bitterness drift away When a Man can see that her words Can be trusted and her thoughts are real Then that inner strength she saw and spoke of shines through As he continues to Believe and Trust Those loving and touching words of who he is The misplaced strength that brought on a thousand battles Turns to a touch of a feather with the strength of a tiger His kiss will be that of the sun His words that of the moon He may have been with many others But to only one will he Love this way For in the reflections of her loving words and the touch of her thoughts He saw himself and his own beauty shining outwards With the strength of Love rather than by Sword Few will ever see a Man this way And only to one will it be given He will love in ways few Women will ever experience Never will you see a more beautiful Man It's like touching the Moon on the darkest night But if it is lost The battle will start again It is my strong suggestion that you read a book called "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill written in 1960; yes it is about money but if you look and read it carefully you will see that the principals will apply to all things, Love, Peace, Money and so on. Put the principles of sending love together with Napoleon Hills principles together and you have an unstoppable winning combination. For the law of the universe is simple; if you can imagine it then so can it be, and if you are determined for what makes your heart sing then so it will be. My books I give away happily as my part. Although costly in time and money, it is a labor of love. If this book is of value to you then see if there is something you would like to do, there are many options you can choose. You could donate time or money; even one dollar helps to cover some of the costs. Another option is you can tell your friends; that would help in cutting down my advertising costs. You could if you are so inclined; write an article on the books and where to get them and submit it to a local new age magazine; or even take out a small ad in one of the magazines. The more people see this information and put it to work for them the better it gets, not just for them; but also for every one around them. This was my gift to you what you do now is up to you. It is your life and your world. Choose that with brings you joy. All my love to you Klaus J Joehle *** About the Author(s) Klaus was born in 1957 at Black Forest Germany. At the age of nine and still with the wonderful idea that Canada was the wild west, where Cowboys and wagon trails still existed; Klaus was sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Rosedale British Columbia, Canada. Although he was disappointed at not seeing the western plains and chuck wagons, he lived in Canada and grew up to accomplish many things. He has not only written this book but it follows Living on Love "The Messenger"; Weekend With "a" Drunken Leprechaun "Finding Your Joy" and comes before two more wonderful additions soon to be published. So keep a look out for them. www.livingonlove.com ***
(optional) These poems are not just poems they are a work of art filled with love. Klaus sent these to me during our courtship while I still lived in Edmonton, Alberta; often they would come by themselves with no letter on a little tiny piece of paper, back of a napkin or even as a bunch of pieces made into a puzzle for me to put together. He would write me sometimes once a day other times three times a day and send them off in a hurry and forget to put the correct address on the envelopes; guess what they still use to reach me. We had many a laugh over how the post office must have been so amused with the envelopes they would just find me no matter what. By the time Klaus and I reconnected, I was not an easy person to convince that real love was out there for me and poetry alone was not going to do it. When I would open the envelopes I could feel the love energy he put into the paper, the words and my heart; these are not just poems they are our journey back to each other after being apart for more then twenty-five years. I proposed to Klaus and we were married May 1st 1999. Klaus I thank you for this beautiful gift; you are my: "Supreme commander of the world, the universes and all the surrounding territory plus the best darn Sword Swinger and lover anywhere also part time dragon tamer and Poet." (A little something Klaus use to put on the envelopes) THIS IS OUR LOVE Our love will stand beyond this world Our love will fill the sky with light So even the day will shine with the stars of the night We will face our fears with the strength of a dragon and his fire will burn them out The only thing left will be the ashes that turn to our bright lights inside The light that makes our hearts shine BEAT OF THE DRUM Your heart beats like a drum inside my soul Our souls dance united like the grace of a waltz But most of all our love is complete and continues to grow Only to spread like the heat of the sun and touch the souls that watch Like the lines of a circle which never end neither will my love All my love Sweetheart Roberta