Resurrection


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We live again

in faith

in love

All of us should know

we are but one

We are the bud

we are the seed

we are the triumph

when we learn to love.

 

Revive the spirit

you were told to hold dear

revive the spirit

forget the fear

 

Look to the sky,

behold the stars,

the full moon,

the amazing endlessness

of what you see and

cannot fathom.

 

Be still

and listen

as nature sings

For He is Here and

He’s still the king!

and I want

to sing

His Praise

Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

 

And as I sing,  I hear this song

that one time made me feel so strong

Hallelujah!

 

I quote the stanza to be free

I hope it does for you

what it did for me

the Faith

the love we give

is up to us.

“I ‘ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah”

To my dear children

I will sing forever,

Hallelujah!

To all I love

Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

 

poem makers


Writing a poem

sometimes requires

extra stamina,

a conversation with one’s muse,

an extraordinary happening,

listening to nature,

carefully observing the work of ants,

an endearing gesture,

a big hug,

a dimpled smile,

a sad story on TV,

looking through the family album,

the visit of a sweet memory,

sorrowful news,

an old fashioned love song on the radio,

or just listening to your own heart.

 

 

 

 

 

Haiku Deck


http://www.haikudeck.com/p/guUa5mvfut/teach-someone-something

 

 

 

 

The image is a small watercolor I painted a few weeks ago in honor of St. Patrick‘s Day. The message is simple but profound at the same time. I have a passion for teaching. Many of the wonderful ideas I have learned and the creative opportunities I have had, have been taught to me by a passionate teacher. Paolo Freire believed that a nation could become literate if everyone who knew how to read would teach someone else to read. All it is, is passion. Teach someone something that you love to do, then as a result, you pass on the skill and the love of whatever that teaching is  for eternity.

I hope you like the image and I hope you go ahead and “teach someone something you love.”

Here are some quotes to ponder from the writings of Paolo Freire:

“We offer a model of learning which is not dry and academic but is based upon sharing our experience and using the ‘social knowledge’ that we all have. In this model of learning we can all become both co-learners and co-teachers.”

“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.”

Reading is not walking on the words; it’s grasping the soul of them.”

 

 

 


 

Rainbow

 

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”                             

                                                                             — Maya Angelou

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The Storms in My Mind


Clouded sky

I  have to get rid

of the storms in my mind

It has to be today

As the sun shines

to remind me

that  better days will be

 

I have to get rid of the storms in my mind

the violent winds of yesteryear

beat against the memories

I try to keep safe

 

I have to get rid of the storms in my mind

the winds scatter hopelessly

to cleanse the thoughts that torment us

the most

but I am still their host

 

I have to get rid of the storms in my mind

and it has to be today

when the rainbow zipped through the sky

(Oh my!)

to remind me

love cures all.

 

I have to get rid of the storms in my mind

It has to be today

It has to be today

 

I want to dedicate this poem to the many young people who suffer from depression. I met someone recently who impressed me so much but the storms in her mind are too strong.  Depression is very present in our nation. Learn to recognize the signs.

what happened to good?


What happened to good?

I would like to know.

All  you hear lately is negativity

our economy: no good

our hope: not there

our respect: gone

that’s not good.

our patience:non-existent 

That’s not good either.

our dignity: not present

not good at all!

our ability to care for one another

going, going gone

This cannot be good.

What happened to for the good of the order?

What happened to our humanity?

What happened to good?

Oh wait. I think I see it  crossing the street.