Mountain Top

This is a photo I took from the Mauna Kea Summit in Hawaii in 2017. The wonderful blue skies with the clouds below your feet and snow in Hawaii…what can be better for a photo.

Mauna Kea Summit

Mountain Top

Travel to higher heights

See this wondrous sight

Clouds below

Cold wind does blow

Upon this mountain top

Winter does not stop

Bluest skies all around

No blemish found

This view from the mountain top

©Chris Chonos

Years, Don’t Forget

Years, Don’t Forget

T​he time passes by 

G​ood friends say good bye

D​ays to months lead to years

F​acing all our our joys and fears

F​aster rolling as we do age

R​eaching our golden stage

S​o look upon the days and do not fret

T​hese years please don’t forget

©Chris Chonos

My Creativity

I am writing today because I want to, not because I have to. That is truly a new feeling for me since I started this blog over a year ago; and didn’t realize it till a couple of days ago. I know it sounds strange but I was treating my writing like a job. Some kind of duty or detail that I felt I had to accomplish; and it was starting to stress me out. I don’t want to feel that way about my writing. I don’t make money writing. I don’t have deadlines set for me by anyone. I truly write poetry, take photos and create music because I love it; and I wasn’t doing that anymore.

Now, this doesn’t mean I’m not sharing the things that I love, it just means that I am not putting pressure on myself to share the poetry I write; or the photos and music I create.

I think this will help with my creativity and bring a little peace to what otherwise felt like a stressful situation for me. I am going to focus on reading a lot more of other people’s poetry, short stories and looking at the art they create; and in short, focusing on me and my passions.

So, yes I will keep writing, sharing and creating but on a little more relaxed schedule; and not on a mandated schedule that I created for myself.

To Just Be

To Just Be

Write these words upon the page

Hand clenched in fists of rage

Words twisting and turning

Heart forever yearning

To write emotions full of angst and pain

Forever burning inside my brain

Longing to be set free

Longing to just be

©️Chris Chonos

The Dream

The Dream

My mind wanders to a higher ground

Dreaming with no sound

But the birds chirping as the winds blows

The beauty of the dream grows

Rolling hills with sunset bright

This beautiful and wonderful sight

©Chris Chonos