Because today I have been thinking about so many things at once, I decided to stop thinking. Our political scene which filled with mindful and mindless debates, continuously infusing cleverly crafted alternative facts are driving many of us to drink. It truly saddens me. But we must continue to listen mindfully. I came across a few quotes that calmed my busy mind. I want to … Continue reading Food For Thought
My pen is out of control; ink flows calmly on paper. my memoir! Continue reading HAIKU 206
Hold yourself lightly take off your shoes Dance on your tip-toes when you can – Melba Christie Continue reading Haiku – Hold yourself Lightly
We are who we love and no one can change that. We are a part of their souls; We met somewhere in time; And the memory remained. We are who we love and no one can change that. Our hearts knew each other before we became earthly. The awareness was purposeful. The love was simply too great. It could be said, It was fate. … Continue reading We Are Who We Love And No One Can Change That
I have been away from the writing board for a few weeks now. Sadly my beloved father-in-law passed away and we had to go and help with so much that is required after a death. My father-in-law was my father. I lost my dad many years ago and he began to fill in that gap slowly but surely with much love as my father would … Continue reading Hello Again
This has been my mantra for a long time. I have written on the subject many times and always introduced poetry in my class by writing this statement on the chalkboard and waiting for reactions. Here is a new poem I wrote last night. Poetry is life: And, Life is poetry! It is in your quiet tiptoe across the room to surprise your lover. It’s … Continue reading Poetry is life; life is poetry!
Sometimes you just need to smile even when the pain is deep and measures more than a mile Refer yourself to happiness no matter how big the mess for sometimes the plan is done and there is not much you can do with the what or the who So smile even if it is just for a little while. Just smile. Continue reading Just Smile
The older I get The more I think about my journey on that one way road I count the seeds I should have sown and all the dreams I abandoned on the crossroads Sometimes my brain just wants to explode There are so many mysteries yet to decode and memories begin to erode. I think about time all the time. Days fly by minutes and … Continue reading The Older I Get
Langston said, “My soul has grown deep like the rivers.” I always knew exactly what he meant. I was very young when I first saw a river close up and personal. Its Rippling mesmerized me. the moss-covered rocks served as stepping-stones to a safe haven. I want to go with the flow Feel its timeless energy, fugitive from the craziness and elusive like the butterfly … Continue reading Go With The Flow
The following is my first found poem where I have used words, phrases, lines or even stanzas from other works including my fellow poets on WordPress. Please see attributions. Hope you enjoy reading the Found Poems. I will appreciate your feedback. Dedicated to my doctor Listen to the gifts of your heart There is a rhythm to life Laughter and love heals all So … Continue reading Found Poem # 1
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
Trying to catch up with Life I bumped into Hope It spoke softly and slowly I suppose it wanted to be in the Present “Hope is all we have and no one can take it away.” This has become my mantra when I meditate. Painting By Melba Christie Continue reading Trying to Catch up with Life
“Poetry is as precise a thing as Geometry.” -Gustave Flaubert Geometry is necessary when you create art. The other necessity is creativeness and the willingness to make mistakes, ready to admit, you never knew or understood geometry that well in the first place. But everything we see is geometry, and poetry is life. Right? Melba Christie 2015 Continue reading Geometry as Poetry
Someone once said, “it’s not the numbers that count it’s what happens at the dash.” The question is what to do so that life is meaningful and well spent. Continue reading 1952 – ?