I never bother with New Year resolutions Do they ever result in an evolution of the mind? That would be divine. If I could I would start a revolution of some kind. Maybe I would become an inspiration to those who lack conversation. Of course I am from a generation that never expected any compensation for saying what was on our mind. … Continue reading I Never Bother with New Year Resolutions
I am at the lottery office cashing in on my ticket; I am a billionaire. It must be a practical joke but the check looks real and best of all I have no taxes to pay. I have told no one yet. I want to surprise people like the guy on that old 60’s show: The Millionaire.The first thing I will do is hire a … Continue reading Did you hear? Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner!
Today I long for the song of peace. A song that will linger through the New Year. For stillness and tranquility is all I search. Oh look there is a songbird ready to perch. Continue reading Songbird
There is something striking about the last leaf or last berry on a tree. It screams out loneliness It represents survival This berry is just hanging in giving color to the branch. it’s distinctive tenacity is evident how I wish I had that kind of cling to power Melba Christie (c) 2013 Continue reading Weekly Challenge – One
This is a voice over I made a few years ago for my grandson. I have another grandson almost a year old and so I am dedicating this to him and his big brother. I love this poem and hope you will enjoy it too. Melba Christie presents: The Night Before Christmas Related articles Merry Christmas everyone 🙂 (lynnesartandsoul.wordpress.com) Merry Christmas! (potterybarn.com) Continue reading Merry Christmas!
The adorned tree stands tall in the center of the mall admirers pass by and sigh at its elegance. Little tots need to stretch to see the star up high as they wait in line to tell Santa what’s on their mind and to assure him they have be behaving fine. Christmas carols sung by a choir in close proximity Lovers stroll and sing along … Continue reading Shopping Center Christmas Tree
“This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express … Continue reading
This is in response to a Writing Prompt challenge at http://todaysauthor.wordpress.com/ The Bus Driver The bus driver looked familiar, but she couldn’t figure out how she knew him. Anna dropped six quarters into the coin slot and as she walked to take the first available seat, she remembered. It was Mr. Davis, her former piano teacher. Her hands started shaking. She caught him … Continue reading Writing prompt Challenge for Today’s Author
Originally posted on Poemattic: Poetry and Art for the Soul:
There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced with sadness. –Carl Jung What makes you happy? Please… Continue reading Be Happy
It is a time for peace Let us make it our business one at a time or in unison to once and for all rid the world of hatred and violence erase. Be still and listen to your heartbeat for it is the same in everyone’s chest. We all need it inside of us in order to exist. So let this one … Continue reading A Time for Peace
Little tree thought of the gift given by him, then the big tree said with the happiest grin, “We’re not just trees, but a reminder of that day, there’s a much bigger part, of a role that we play!” Source: The Littlest Christmas Tree, Christmas Poem http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-littlest-christmas-tree#ixzz2nT0xOL1j Family Friend Poems Related articles What’s Beneath Your Christmas Tree? #poetry #dark (moondustwriter.com) Oh, Christmas tree! … Continue reading Spreading the Cheer
“I fell in love – that is the only expression I could think of – at once and I am still at the mercy of words, though sometimes now, knowing a little of their behavior very well, I think I can influence them slightly and have learned to beat them now and then, which they appear to enjoy.” – Dylan Thomas This quote made me … Continue reading On Words
I have participated in several challenges offered by WordPress bloggers. This week I decided to present a challenge. The challenge is to write a tanka Poem. What is a tanka? According to Poets.org: “The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as “short song,” and is better known in … Continue reading Poetry Challenge – Write a Holiday Tanka Poem
Does a poem need to rhyme? A poem does not have to rhyme a practice I employ all the time although i may make an exception sometime i always hope the poem is sublime otherwise for me it won’t be worth a dime By Melba Christie Continue reading Poetry challenge: Monoryhme poem – Does a poem need to rhyme?