Nature speaks peace look at the view around you For sure a daisy smiles Continue reading Nature Speaks
Today I learned about two deaths in the family. One, was taken by the virus we are all fearing these day and the other passed in an accident. She was full of the kind of ganas that few people have for life and living. I do not think I ever saw her without a wide and beautiful contagious smile. She survived cancer twice and those … Continue reading How many more?
If you are listening to the absurdities of our times your heart must be be ready to explode with the torment it brings. I for one no longer want to sing or laugh out loud because the guilt is too profound. So many have passed; so many suffering, so much uncertainty. We need to look seriously at not only where we fell and failed, but … Continue reading If you are listening
Hearts beat together Healing begins slowly Lotus flowers Continue reading Haiku 245 by Melba Christie
I am so tired; I am so fatigued. At the same time, I am so intrigued by the power of lies that flow freely without shame. No one wants to call it what it is Someone please give it it’s proper name. I am so tired; when I look in the mirror, collective conscience concedes. I am so fatigued. Are you as tired as I … Continue reading Are you as tired as I am?
A few memories just visited me on this Father’s Day, to remind me of my dear old dad, and the things he used to say. His wisdom of practical design, inspired us to think all the time. “Try to stay as healthy as you can because being alive can be dangerous.” “Live life knowing it is the only one you have; no … Continue reading Thoughts About My Dad on Father’s Day
Listen to the silent waves They bring sweet compassion from afar This may sound strange to some but when you listen mindfully the sound of silent waves liberates and exhilarates the soul It helps us cultivate Gratitude and Joy Listen to the silent waves and calm will overwhelm you because God is trying to get our attention right now Listen to the silent waves Listen … Continue reading Silent Waves
I recently had to explain to a youngster why we kneel. He heard it on the news so much he became curious. So I wrote a Haiku about it. I also looked up some articles about kneeling and have posted the links below. To kneel or not to we kneel for many reasons kneel to pray today Some references: https://demwritepress.com/2018/09/30/why-we-kneel/ https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/the-psychology-of-taking-a-knee/ http://theologicalanthropology.com/blog/2016/3/22/ h8b625ctpk954kjrvt1elcu5lpf4kc Continue reading Why we kneel – A Haiku Poem By Melba Christie
[ I am sad. I am so sad. I am so very sad. I am mad. I am so mad. I am so very mad. Does anyone understand the harm we are doing to our children? Their eyes are watching. Their fears are growing. They hear there is a Pandemic. They hear Covid 19. They cannot attend school. Now they hear that a police officer, … Continue reading Message from a Sad and Mad Grandma
*I often go back and read my poems and revise them to reflect my current sentiments about a topic. The little bird represents so many things. It is in a way a deity of sorts, a messenger fro the universe to help us make sense of tragedy and violence. Perhaps I am also a dreamer. But I like to think that there is hope for … Continue reading A Little Bird Told Me
I salute all those who served our country today. I am grateful for their sacrifice. I hope that as we celebrate today we remember that there are many others who sacrifice daily to keep us safe. God Bless America! I remember our adventures when we crossed the river and slipped on the moss covered rocks we laughed because one of us would always loose our … Continue reading Always Remembered
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