This has been my mantra lately I do not really know how strong I am I want to be as strong as the oak tree where squirrels climb and somehow know the tree will hold I want to be as strong as the sea I think about all the ships that it carries to different destinations I want to be strong like the … Continue reading I Am Strong
What Confusion? Who gets confused these days? Everything is so true, so clear. Why would you be confused my dear? Is what I see real or not? Why would I rather sleep on a cot? Are words that hate really love? Are facts alternative you think? Today if it weren’t for poetry Life would really stink? Continue reading What Confusion?
Poets Poets gather here under the tree of life ONOMATOPOEIAS! Here is an example of an onomatopoeia poem. I invite you to write one for Poem In Your Pocket Day. Running Water water plops into pond splish-splash downhill warbling magpies in tree trilling, melodic thrill whoosh, passing breeze flags flutter and flap frog croaks, bird whistles babbling bubbles from tap *This poem … Continue reading Haiku – Poets
The following is a haiku from a collection I have been working on for my next publication. Please read and provide feedback and comments, My soul told me when it leaves my body the view will astonish Continue reading My Soul Told Me (A Haiku)
“The same law that shapes the earth-star shapes the snow-star. As surely as the petals of a flower are fixed, each of these countless snow-stars comes whirling to earth…these glorious spangles, the sweeping of heaven’s floor.” – Thoreau What Shapes Us This law I believe applies to all things live. Can we all be glorious spangles? Perhaps not. Perhaps yes. I hope yes! Are … Continue reading What Shapes Us
Are you thinking what I am thinking? Today has been very perplexing. Are you thinking what I am thinking? I do not understand what is happening! Are you thinking what I am thinking? Someone requested that I not worry. Hah! Are you thinking what I am thinking? Yes often our minds are our worst enemy! Are you thinking what I am thinking? I am … Continue reading Are you thinking what I am thinking?
Soft commotion and jubilation comes at a cost; we must free ourselves of negative thoughts; even the ones we produce on our own, certainly those grim ideas pronounced on loud speakers by others. It seems these days, the loud speakers are louder than ever. We know their truth and legitimacy. there is no doubt. FEAR suppresses the soul; But I need a thousand colorful and … Continue reading Soft Commotion and Jubilation
When We listen When we listen we can hear the unspoken words of the sages of the future when we listen the songs of the crickets are meant to heal our souls when we listen we can decipher the secret whispers of the butterflies Photo by Melba Christie When we listen we can hear the heart strings of a young lover strumming like an acoustic … Continue reading When We Listen
Affirm life today Love your life most of all You are a universe Life is your instrument and only you can be the masterpiece Continue reading Affirm Life Today
Happiness went walking one day And caught up with me Quite unexpectedly It asked me to give it all my sadness It bundled all my fears And soaked up all my tears Happiness knew exactly what to do To put a smile on my face It reminded me of my blessings They outweigh the bad So there is really no good reason To be ever … Continue reading Happiness