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Sedona Selah

Rhymesalady, the Magpie sings

From lofty heights

Awaiting the spring

Of every wild imagining

Beyond the farthest wood

She dreams of desert dusts that stir

Inside the whirlwinds far from her

And magic mountain mysteries

Of vortex red that third eyes see

Where eagles soar so high above

Dispersing feathers bleeding love

To etch the ancient whispered words

Sent on wings of sacred birds

That circle ’round those skies of blue

Where the sun has burned the truth

The searing sun has burned the truth

©Kay Salady


Unto My Path

When all hope was lost

I saw you in the darkness

Reaching out for me

To muster up the courage

To rely on words in red

©Kay Salady

City of Strangers

Old age is an island surrounded by death . . . 

Foreign to myself

In this foreign land

I fear my own reflection 

I run toward the light 

Only to find darkness

For I sought solace

In empty arms

That reach to touch

No one
©Kay Salady

In a Man’s World

So hard to be a woman

In a man’s world

It ain’t ever easy

Being his girl

Carrying the sorrow

Of a bitter life

Giving up tomorrow

Just to be his wife

Placing all your dreams

In a paper cup

Then filling it with tears

When he drinks them up

So hard to be a woman

In a man’s world

When you don’t really

Wanna be his girl

Carrying the dream

Of a better life

And praying that tomorrow

Things will be alright

As you stand alone

Out on your own

In a man’s world


©Kay Salady

To the Wind


You may think

you know me

but you don’t

And you may say

you’ll miss me

but you won’t

as I walk away

from your day

and walk into

the haze

of memories

that you and I

could have made

But what

could be

can never be

a memory

that would


the you and me

that could

have been

So you and I


cast it all

into the wind

my special


and let

it go


©Kay Salady




Hope burned eternal
Until you blew out its flame
With disappointment
Stifling tears stream down my face
That stain my heart with anguish

©Kay Salady



I paused to tend my wounded spirit
At the end of a broken heart
Empty of expectation
Then I felt your presence
Shining before me
Oh sweet angel
Of my dreams
You have

©Kay Salady

Fare Thee Well, Honey

Honey and Me

It’s very difficult to say goodbye to someone who has been such a huge part of your life. However, letting go can be the kindest act you’ll ever do. The two of us have come to a crossroad and our journey is no longer the same.

Today, we stood at a crossroad

Unable to whisper goodbye

I let go your hand at the main road

Uneasy, but willing to try

I vanquished the ultimate promise

I had made on the day that we met

As I looked in your eyes, that instant

My heart was torn from my chest

Believe me, I am so grateful

For your love; I am ever in debt

My companion, my friend, my protector

You are the ultimate pet

Each night, inside my heart’s window

I will light the flame of my love

As there, inside of your new home

You feel peace from heaven above

When you rise to greet the dawn

And you run to catch the wind

Know that I am never gone

And embrace the love they send

©Kay Salady

This Age


I stood before the crowd

Took a bow, then said out loud

I am so very proud to reach this stage

To have surpassed it all

To have soared and then to fall

For what is life at all but my own book

I wrote a chapter, flipped a page

Recalled a memory worn with age

Made the choice to risk it all

For my own good

I will not sit with sad regret

For all that I have not done yet

In this short span that has gone by

In but the blink of my own eye

As I look into the mirror

I ask myself who is in here

Do I know you, do I want to

Perhaps I do

Do I have time to unwind

All the days that were unkind

That have taken tender youth

Away from view

And do you possibly look at me

The way I see myself

I have battled and I’ve won

I have lost and come undone

Cried my tears, faced my fears and overcome

Yes, overcome

I am stronger than I know

Like a mighty tree that grows within a forest

I had been blinded by those trees

Now I can finally see me

As I stand before the crowd

Take a bow and say out loud

I am so very proud to reach this age

©Kay Salady

And This will be My Destiny

I stagger down a broken road
My destiny to die alone
Looms before me in the dust
With all my dreams now turned to rust
This bitter taste upon my tongue
With afterthought that I have come
To a crossroads whereupon
I tread lightly o’er the days
Ere I embrace the last remains
Of all that I am dreaming of
And all that I have come to love
I had no forethought I would come
To the point where youth was gone
As fleeting as the autumn leaves
On burnished limbs of tawny trees
I often question my existence
Feign to offer much resistance
Knowing in the realm of things
This is a time that nature brings
With outstretched hand I sweep away
My fervent prayer to always stay
And so I round the nearest bend
Searching for a way to end
This journey that is now complete
Then I will lay down at the feet
Of one who waits for only me
And this will be my destiny
©Kay Salady