Elemental Love – A Poem

My love for you defies words.laaa laaa

When I tell you that I love you,

within that word is an ocean

that is calm and stretches for eons,

bathed in the light of the moon.

My love for you defies description.

When I tell you I that I love you,

within that word is a meadow

filled with the scent of earth and flowers

that is bathed in the light of the sun.

My love for you defies language.

When I tell you that I love you,

within that word is a flame

that has grown into a long burning fire,

filled by salient spirit within.

My love for you defies all thought.

When I tell you that I love you,

within that word is a breeze,

a swift wind that carries the sound of song

and the scent of sun as it calms my mind.

Our love has grown.

What was once a small seed,

filled with light and wishes,

has grown taller than our bodies,

bigger than our hearts.

Those wishes have come true,

sent adrift on a wind that flies

over meadow, ocean and fire.

My love for you defies all description,

but the love we have for another

goes beyond all of that.

I love you from the depths of my spirit

and everything that I have within.

I can’t wait until the love

that we have for one another

touches the cosmos themselves.

Vows – A Poem

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When I met you, my heart came alive again.

My life had been one of uncertainty and shadow

and meeting you was like having the lights within me

turned on all at once. I saw the world differently through you.

Over time, you showed my heart what love really was.

I kept waiting to be hurt by you but, as time moved forward,

I realized that you only wanted to love me totally,

support me completely. You really saw who I was.

Now, my heart, body, mind and spirit love you so completely.

You are like a brilliant flame in my life,

and I often hear our souls singing to each other at night.

I never believed in the idea of soul mates until I met you.

Though we’ve spent years together,

Travelling all over the world and seeing sights

that I never thought I would see, made more special,

more meaningful because I was with you,

it feels like I’ve spent only a moment with you.

I find it impossible to believe that we are approaching

five years together and two year married,

when it feels like only a second of time has passed.

Michael, I want to spend the rest of my eternity with you,

not travelling behind or in front of you,

but taking you by the hand and journeying onward

through the life we have built together.

I want to grow old with you, I want to take care of you.

I want to watch the bond that we have together

grow stronger and more whole, as the years take us

on this dance of life.

Most of all, I want to love you and be loved by you.

I have never had a love like the love that we share.

It has only grown stronger every minute, every hour, every day.

It is like a flower that blooms inside of us, pulsing with light.

So now that you have helped my heart come alive once more,

its beats have become a music that my soul dances to,

its light shines outward and the air around me sparkles,

as I take on every day with the gift of your love,

and you’ve showed me what love can be,

this glorious gift that shines between us and within us,

something that has only grown more stronger

and more beautiful with each passing day.

I’d like to give you my heart,

naked and full of light,

but I don’t really need to give it to you,

because it’s already yours.

Little Yellow Magnet is almost here!

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How awesome is this? My memoir, Little Yellow Magnet, is almost here!

Here’s the synopsis for Little Yellow Magnet:

Life can change in an instant. Jamieson learns this the hard way.

Waking one morning to find he has little-to-no motor control, Jamieson only wants the world to return to how it had been before. After a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, he thinks his life is over. What he doesn’t know is that it’s only just begun.

Trying to navigate through the world in a body he no longer understands, Jamieson must travel through the dark forest of depression while waging a constant battle against himself. Over time, he learns what he’s truly capable of, and what it actually means to be courageous.

Follow Jamieson as he loses himself…then discovers who he is really meant to be.

It will be published in March 2019, just in time to celebrate the Spring Equinox. It’s been a long journey; a year of writing and a year of getting it ready. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost here!

I’ve already had some lovely people say equally lovely things about the book. Here’s what they had to say:

Jamieson Wolf is a gifted writer! ~ Kelley Armstrong, author of the Women of the Otherworld Series

Jamieson Wolf has written a compelling story about navigating multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. His story will touch your heart, make you cry, then laugh, and inspire you. A touching memoir with a bit of magic…and tarot! ~ Theresa Reed, author of The Tarot Coloring Book

Honest. Raw. Gripping. An incredible journey that refuses to gloss over the ugly. Little Yellow Magnet inspires…but only in the best way. ~ Cait Gordon, co-editor of Nothing Without Us

Jamieson Wolf’s Little Yellow Magnet is the memoir of a man becoming. At its generous, loving heart, it is a parable of finding strength, finding home, finding love, and ultimately, finding your way. ~ Stephen Graham King, author of A Congress of Ships

As I read, Jamieson Wolf taught me to dance to the beats of his heart. Tender, heartbreaking and beautiful. ~ Caroline Smailes, author of Finding Martha Lost

 

I’m so thrilled to be able to share it with all of you! Stay tuned for more info! And thanks for being a part of my journey.

The Music of Stars – A Poem

* This is my first Pay It Forward offering of 2019. It is a poem written for Rhonda Prasad.

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There is a grace about you.

It fills up the room

and everyone is bathed

in a soft, pulsing glow

It’s as if you have called the very stars

to light you on your path forward.

When your laughter breaks free,

the stars begin to sing

and their soft pulse

keeps time with your heartbeat.

You reach out to touch them,

to run your fingers through them,

as if they are water.

You don’t just direct yourself

from one place to the next; instead,

you carry the power of fire within you.

As you walk, the stars watch,

following every movement.

Even the stars are awed by you

as you don’t just move;

you dance upon the stars.

You are the vibrant expression

of a mind and spirit that

is filled to the brim with joy.

Every time I see you,

it takes me a moment to realize

that the stars don’t merely come from you,

manifested by the sound of your laughter.

It is more that you are made

from the stars themselves

and you leave a trail of stardust

everywhere you go.

 

Wolf, Wand, Lion and Sword – A Poem

I carry my talismans on my skin:

Wolf, Wand, Lion and Sword.

The Wolf is my protector and Patronus,

standing between me and

whatever means me harm.

I like to think that,

when I am asleep,

it riles against the disease

that flows through my body

and fights for me when I cannot.

The Ace of Wands reminds me that

I am capable of magic

and carry magic within me.

It stands as a symbol of my spirit,

the creative fire that drives it,

the flames that send stars into the sky.

It is my spirit about to begin.

I like to think that

when I am asleep,

it is slipping new stories into my dreams

and keeping the embers burning.

The Lion is a symbol of my courage

and the strength to love myself.

It symbolizes being strong enough

to take on the worst enemy,

even if that enemy is me.

I like to think that

when I am asleep,

it is wrapping me in a big hug,

letting me know that I am loved.

The Ace of Sword cuts through all the mental clatter,

until all that is left

is the sound of clarity.

It is the pen that rises above the page

and slashes down amongst a lightning filled sky,

causing the words to flow.

I like to think that

when I am asleep,

it lets words seep below my skin

giving me stories to figure out later

when I am on my own.

I carry my talismans on my skin,

symbols of healing,

of strength and the power to create,

the will to live,

of clarity and understanding.

I carry these talismans on my skin,

and they stand for the strength, magic and clarity

that I carry within.

 

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