Category Archives: Poetry

Just wondering


Just wondering why

wondering can be devastating

and disappointing too.

Yet, they say curiosity killed the cat

because the wondering may bring it back

to a reality unknown.

Did the proverbial cat ever know or is it true

nine lives is what they do.

And did they ever wonder why?

Like you and I?

Perhaps it is a wonder it did not care to know;

So they just went with the flow.

Wondering what it is that may astonish others?

When they saw the light;

and the miracle behind it,

Did they wonder why?

Did no one wonder anymore?

Or did they wonder

just once more?

Closer To The Heavens


Four souls are ushered to the heavens

a new shepard guides their journey;

the creator called blue origin is apropos

as they get closer to the heavens

a lifelong dream becomes true

only a 10-minute flight in reality

and a memory that will last centuries.

Amulets are carried for good luck

a piece of canvas from the Wright Flyer, and

a bronze medallion that was made from the first hot air balloon flight in 1783.

A historic day, a successful experiement

a blissful crew.

And the rest of us watch in awe,

hopeful that we also

can get closer to the heavens.

In the meantime,

let’s take care of our precious planet now

let’s be considerate and loving to each other.

Quote 4 today


“Life laughs at you when you are unhappy; Life smiles at you when you are happy;

but life salutes you when you are making others happy.” -Charlie Chaplin

SURVEY: I would love to hear from you. It would maKe me very happy.

What makes you happy?

How do you make others happy?

Watching Nature at Work Makes me Happy.

Purple pansies pop-up in the early morning,

welcoming me to stay and watch mindfully.

I thank the universe for their exquisite beauty.

Sometimes they sing silent psalms

and I am reminded of my mom, how she would talk to her plants;

she believed they had a heart and listened.

Now I am the one who listens

with the hope that they will tell me

the miracle will be soon.

What makes you happy? You will make me very happy if you submit a comment or response. Have a beautiful day!

Back Again!


It has been a while since my last post. Family illness and life consumed most of my time. I hope to get back into the rhythm of writing poems and painting which are the two things I love the most. I did keep a journal where I jotted my deep thoughts, some short poems, and quips and quotes I come across. Today I want to share a poem I wrote recently.

When Sadness Stares You in the Face

Sadness crept up behind me

as I looked into the mirror

It stared me in the face

I could feel its heartache

as if it were mine.

It told me sorrow never stands alone

It pierces the soul

It wails and deafens

But that fact does not make it proud.

I stared at it for a while

and then I decided to ignore it

I wished away its dysphoria, and the despondence

I challenged the bleakness

and it finally disappeared

Only my reflection remained

and the sun’s evening rays beamed through

I knew then that hope was on its way.

Asking you for prayers


I was a little hesitant

to open up my heart

and ask you for your prayers

but a great love of my life

brings me to this plea

because a prayer to me

is a force unlike any other

almost as powerful as poetry

I believe God will be listening

as I have asked you unpretentiously

to join me in prayer for the healing

of a person so dear to me.

I will be forever grateful

to you all

and to the Lord above.

listen to the river


“The river has great wisdom and whispers its secrets to the hearts of men.”

– Mark Twain

Image by Hardebeck Media from Pixabay

How important is it,

if I had a song?

My very own song,

A song to praise Mother Earth!

Would I be dancing on my own,

without a care in the world?

Listen to what

the magical tune of the river tells us

The message is hopeful

 

in this time of so much confusion.

You may still hear some craziness.

You may still feel like you are in the dark.

Yet, if you are still, and listen carefully

the magical tune of the river will whisper

And Peace will be your song.

I wonder


“Ring out the thousand years of old. Ring in the thousand years of peace.” -Alfredo Lord Tennyson

I should have sketched their faces

when nothing else but a perfect conformity existed

I should have written down somewhere

the wisdom of their words

I should have listened more intently and mindfully

to their humorous quips

I wonder what else I may have missed

I never asked how they met

I wonder about their childhood dreams

Were they fulfilled or deferred?

I should have memorized

the contours of their faces

and the soft lines

that defined their hard work.

I wonder if they feared

leaving me behind to wonder.

I wonder.

I wonder.

A potpourri of poem titles


Here is a potpourri of the titles of my favorite poems. CHALLENGE: Post the first few lines in the comments. I look forward to seeing how many are familiar to all of you.

Nothing gold can stay

Still I rise

Life is fine

Winter to Spring

God’s World

Do not go gentle into that good night

because i could not stop for death

My heart leaps up

Alone

On Children

Mother to Son

I carry your heart with me

If

The second coming

If you forget me

Oh Captain, My Captain

I wandered lonely as a cloud

I’m nobody

There are so many others but the list would be endless. I thank my wonderful teachers that introduced to poetry. My father loved poetry and taught to read poetry aloud in order to make sense of the poems I could not really understand. I hope these titles inspire you to read aloud. Remember poetry is life and life is poetry.

By Melba Christie
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