Shades of RED ~ The Poetry of Dharlene Marie Fahl ~

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With me there is no half way.

When I love – it is all the way.

Holding back serves no one.

Keeping a reserve is not how it is done.

When I give – I give it all.

I am not afraid to fall.

When I leap – it is in faith.

The door to my heart opens all the way.

There is no day when it opens only a crack.

I keep no score card – nothing to track.

It’s all the way – when you’re in – you are in.

When you enter – there is no wheel to spin; no luck of the draw – no roll of the dice.

I give it all – I do not think twice.

It is what it is – love is all it is. Love is all I am.

Love is a choice – it listens to the voice.

It knows the song in your heart – love is an art.

Love has no end – it has no start.

It has always been – when you’re in – you are in.

What you choose to do is up to you.

There is nothing you need to do.

Love is – always was – always will be.

Nothing to do – nothing to achieve – just believe and receive.

When you’re in – you are in.

Let the healing begin – allow yourself to feel. It is real – nothing to deny – no more tears to cry; only joy, peace and tranquility.

No walls, no borders; just endless space – infinity.

Room to grow – flowers in bloom – birds that soar – pain no more.

Souls that merge – love is the only urge – hearts that surge.

When you’re in – you are in – no space – no time.

No yours – no mine – just all that is – and love is there is.

Do you wish to come in?

Because when you’re in, Baby, you are in ….
(c)~ Dharlene Marie Fahl “RED” ~



Reach me – touch me – teach me.

See me – release me – free me.

Embrace me – warm me – erase me.

Heal me – hold me – feel me.

Take me – show me – wake me.

Choose me – be me – use me.

Take my eyes to see – have my ears to hear.

Kiss my lips so I may speak your words.

Open my heart to all the world.

Free my soul – make me whole.

Only the truth may be told.

Be my strength to make me bold; let it be your fire when I am cold.

Silence my lips when I wish to scold.

Make me your mold.

Recreate me – shape me – sculpt me.

Rejuvenate me – reenergize me – recognize me.

Let me be your mirror.

Let it be clear – that I AM you.
(c)~ Dharlene Marie Fahl “RED” ~



When you said you were going back to her – it was something you “had to do,”

it was as if that sound traveled for miles and settled in a deep, dark, and dense jungle;

Tarzan was shrieking out a cry – thumping on his chest;

And the entire jungle fell silent – everything at rest.

There we stood in the midst of a deafening silence that came with a piercing violence,

and our two hearts fell out onto the jungle floor. Neither one of us needed them anymore.

The world ceased to exist;

all of this transpiring in the mere split of a second.

And God said, “This cannot persist!”

Two loving hands scooped up our hearts and the angels washed them clean.

With lips of lightning bolts they were kissed – God knew they’d both be missed.

Thunder cracked and banged and lightening sparked everywhere.

Suddenly, there was inner panic and haste and our hearts got misplaced.

I stood with yours and you with mine.

Go ahead and keep it, for without you, I no longer need it.

When you lay with her you will feel it, you will feel ME;

that is MY heart beating in your chest.

I will hold you when I am all alone in my bed.

I’ll wrap my arms around your heart safely tucked beneath my breasts,

where you used to lay your head.

God knew I couldn’t have you so my gift was your heart instead.

I’d have to go on living, so I accepted the treasure She was giving.

I know not what your heart will do for me;

however, I will remember forever what it DID.
(c)~ Dharlene Marie Fahl “RED” ~



With two teaspoons of wishful thinking I make you mine.

I will not lose the dream inside of me.

Even if the life I am living turns out to be dream.

It is what is inside that matters most.

I can be as much as I choose to be.

I will keep all of my much-ness and not surrender a drop of it

Drink me, eat me, pinch me – I want to know what is real.

Then I will ask you to please tell me what you feel?

I’ll step forth to be the champion of my own life.

I am not here to please others or hide under the covers;

nor to get lost down a rabbit hole.

Yes, there are liars, cheaters and falsifiers.

In everlasting gratitude I honour my soul.

I cherish the goal of the dream in my heart.

There will be some that paint all their roses red and have huge swollen heads.

However, I choose to be loved rather than be feared.

Even before breakfast I choose to believe six impossible things.

One of them is you and me loving endlessly in another reality.

When sitting down to tea I shall invite whomever I please.

I will entertain and dance till I fall down on my knees.

I will slay the jabberwocky by removing its head,

and make it home to sleep in my own bed.

After all that, I will sleep alone; chilled to the bone.

If I am not to have you in this life perhaps you will be mine in the next.

Time does not exist; it is not real – what is really real is all this love I feel.
(c)~ Dharlene Marie Fahl “RED” ~



I am in the space between your every breath.

I’m in the gap of your thoughts.

The thumps between the beatings of your heart – is me.

I’m in between your words.

I fill in your blank spaces.

I read in between your lines.

I finish the sentences when you stop.

The heart beat on your pillow – is me.

I’m inside every tear drop

and in the sweat upon your brow.

When you get confused it’s me that shows you how.

I am here – in the now.

I’m in the dream that is in your heart.

It’s me that keeps it alive.

I am in the ember – the spark that never dies.

The fluttering of your heart – is me.

When your lungs cease – and your heart stops – I am still near.

And you are still here.

You’re just in between.
(c)~ Dharlene Marie Fahl “RED” ~


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Sereni-Tea : Seven Sips to Bliss is a leading-edge concept whose time has come! At a time when the world is making it harder to find a ‘spot’ of serenity, Dharlene Marie Fahl guides us towards inner peace and self love, with a ‘spot’ of tea. Her gift is in making us pause to reflect upon and appreciate the richness of the tapestry we have inside our hearts. This book is one fabulous gift that you should give to yourself and to those you love!
~ Carole Lieberman, M.D. – Beverly Hills Psychiatrist, Bestselling Author and Talk Show Host

The quest for success seems to be an ongoing struggle throughout our society. Dharlene Marie Fahl touches on the core issues of why success seems to elude so many people, and what simple and effective steps can to be taken to ensure it. Sereni-Tea : Seven Sips to Bliss is a “must read” in order to find out. It’s well worth your time.
~ Michael Peak — Emmy Award Winning Television Journalist, Speaker and Seminar Producer.

During times that are perceived as troubled or difficult, the greatest defense we have for a recession is going within. In, Sereni-Tea : Seven Sips to Bliss, Dharlene Marie Fahl shows you how the recesses of your heart and mind will reward you the purest and richest sense of inner peace and security; for therein lay all your true and infinite resources. Isn’t it worth taking a sip or two to find out? You will enjoy this book – the answers you seek are within.
~ September Dohrmann — Vice President & Treasurer of CEO Space

The power of our every thought determines our choices and shapes our lives. Sereni-Tea : Seven Sips to Bliss takes you through a gentle process to center your life while simply sipping a daily cup of tea. This book is a catalyst for positive change and an inspirational guide to having more peace with your mind, body, and soul. You will be touched by Dharlene Marie Fahl’s gift of words as you journey into your own heart. Profoundly rich! Read this book to nurture your heart – and gift it to those whom you love!
~ Sheryl Roush — Author of Heart of a Woman, Sparkle-Tudes!™

Sereni-Tea : Seven Sips to Bliss teaches you a practical, quick and easy way to build wellness through self-love, a concept I know professionally to be true. What a fantastic way to do this while sipping tea. If you’re not a tea lover already, you will be soon! Go ahead and try this for yourself – your happier healthier self.“
~ ‘The Go Doctor’, Dr. Karen Lee Paquette — Naturopathic Doctor, Wellness Coach and Author

Dharlene Marie Fahl embodies the true meaning of self-love. The practice of tea drinking that she purposefully commits to and shares with us in Sereni-Tea : Seven Sips to Bliss, is a simple (yet powerful) step we can all take towards filling ourselves up with our own essence of success! You will enjoy this book. Thank you, Dharlene Marie Fahl for walking your talk!
~ Tami Walsh, M.A. — President, TEEN WISDOM INC.

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~ Ron L. Berry C.E.O. — Author, Public Speaker

In all my years of drinking and sharing tea, I have seen it put to use in so many wonderful ways. In Sereni-Tea : Seven Sips to Bliss, Dharlene Marie Fahl takes you on a journey beyond simply enjoying the beverage, teaching you how tea can help you discover yourself. Each sip does indeed have the power to take you on a voyage of self-reflection and helps to nurture self-love and spiritual growth. Success and love will be different for each and every one of us – but ALL of us deserve both. Take your time and enjoy this book.
~ Jane Pettigrew — Author, Tea Consultant and Trainer.

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~ Dr. Christine Wood – Pediatrician, Author.