Thoughts About My Dad on Father’s Day


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

Why we kneel – A Haiku Poem By Melba Christie


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

A Little Bird Told Me


*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

Always Remembered


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

Beauty


  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

Happy “A Poem In Your Pocket Day”


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”

Reading Poetry Aloud


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