Welcome to True Heart Voice. Here is where I will share stories, poems, and thoughts

Monday, December 17, 2012

Newtown, Connecticut

The color has faded
I only see tears.
Sweet little angels
robbed of so many years.

~ Rella

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Contemplation of the day now ending.

did i laugh enough
did i show kindness
did I listen without speaking
did i follow my heart
did I find the joy...
what was my compass for this day
was it well lived....
...as beautiful as this moment.

~ rella

The wheels of my rolling computer bag
seem to sing the blissful song of freedom.
Looking ahead to the days of peaceful, home time.
all the snarky drama behind me.


~ rella

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gray Skies

There is a place..
an 'in-between space'..
way beyond grief.

It holds you captive
months, maybe years..
it comes after heartbreak
right after the tears.

"just not the same" - that's what you say
you feel numb
and the color is gray.

~ rella

Saturday, June 27, 2009


his eyes catch mine
soft .... knowing eyes.
with words unspoken
we exchange


and I return my gaze to the stars we had discovered
with a heart full and happy


Saturday, February 7, 2009

For Joel on your 30th Birthday

In the stillness, in the quiet moments
when the noise and madness of the world
cease to exist...
or even matter...
I close my eyes and head on back.

Without packing a bag
or saying goodbye ...
back I travel
through the years,
the smiles,
the tears.

Back to the immeasurable joy
of newborn fingers...tightly curled..

...around my heart.

Back...back to happily ever after
and childhood laughter
with brown-crayon scribbled art.

~ rella

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

straight and tall they stand
like steadfast soldiers
standing watch
guarding precious lives
in this parched place I live
but cannot call home
these past ten years.
more often than not,
a safe haven for feathered families
reminding me of
through all that is

~ rella ~