When I am a little stressed I look for quotes that help me make sense of things. My sixth grade teacher and my dad instilled this practice in me. Mrs. McCann was always quoting someone. She would say that the person she was quoting said it the best. My dad on the other hand would clip quotes from newspapers and magazines and post them on … Continue reading Quotes to Ponder
I ask respectfully I don’t want to be rude The expectation is not great anymore There is no butterfly crossing To give me comfort I don’t want to rush you But I know You must Know; that what is happening, Pains us so. Isn’t time we know I don’t want the so called experts to tell us I don’t want to hear it from you … Continue reading Tell Us When
Nature knows all; Beauty is the truth before us. A heart healed. A family reunited. A spirit revived. Kindness surging like when the electricity comes back after a blackout Applause, Applause, Sweet music to the ears of the weary and tired But the beauty of the soul revealed cannot be belittled. Only the strong Know the real beauty of life. Have you been strong? … Continue reading Beauty
Today is “A Poem In Your Pocket Day” so make sure you select a poem and put in your pocket and share it with as many people as you can. Let me know how many times you shared it. I started sharing some poems last night with family and friends. I mailed out some home made masks with a poem attached. As you may know … Continue reading Happy “A Poem In Your Pocket Day”
Many folks read poetry silently mindful that they may not fully understand the meaning, the purpose, the theme, and the fluidity of a poem. Why do some poems deserve to be anthologized, memorialized, memorized and even metamorphized into sweet song lyrics. I secretly hope mine are someday. Poems are best when read aloud I learned that late in life. They resonate and infuse your blood … Continue reading Reading Poetry Aloud
Reading Aloud Can you sing some jazz? Who can these days? Does anyone have the razzmatazz? How can we sing? We are all cooped up; Sort of like confined to Alcatraz. I am feeling the deepness of the rut. Well I know I possess the pizzazz; But only if you let me cry as much as I want. It is the only way … Continue reading Can You Sing Some Jazz?
My heart speaks up all the time but the thoughts are only mine. My soul speaks up frequently; but my soul swears me to secrecy. However today I must speak out loud I must make at least, Mrs. Metelitz proud. She always told us to take control of the shroud. She told us to take a stand and if we must, even reprimand what is … Continue reading Challenge Response by Melba Christie – I must speak up
I believe that we all need to learn to breathe intently and mindfully in order to free ourselves from pain and anxiety and to reach calmness. Continue reading On Breathing
I hope you know many people do love and respect you. Many of us work to save you in different ways. We recycle, plant and make sure that our politicians know that we must be serious about taking care of you. Did I tell you cherry blossoms are very beautiful this year; Red Robbins come to visit us every morning. The grass is sprouting and … Continue reading Beloved Earth
I never learned how to sew even though my mom tried endlessly to show me the basics like hem the edge of the fabric to keep the raw edge from unraveling. Perhaps a lesson for life was embedded but I was definitely too hard headed I would exclaim sewing is boring, I mean who wants to measure and do all that scoring. Whom would have guessed … Continue reading Masquespade
This week’s challenge is to write a poem starting with the line: “I must speak up today.” I am looking forward to reading your poems so please post them on your sites and send me a link in the comments section of any of my posts this week. In the meantime, stay safe, stay home if you can, and keep the faith. Don’t forget to … Continue reading Poetry Challenge – I must speak up today . . .
My days, these days, always begin with prayer. Nothing scripted or too profound, only from my heart and without despair. I try to speak succinctly, clearly and with calm to the almighty universe and any God who will listen. Sometimes I sneak in a proposition, with the hope that there is no repetition, of the mistakes we made in the past. I ask for healing … Continue reading Poetry Challenge Response – Coping
Got on line masked and subdued, nothing much else to do. My shopping list as long as the line not everyone looked fine. Glazed suspicious looks and stares as if no one were there to comfort or to care. Finally a signal to walk right in. I hope this time I’ll find everything. Blue masking tape marks the spot where the sixth feet distancing between, … Continue reading Got On line