“This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express … Continue reading
It is a time for peace Let us make it our business one at a time or in unison to once and for all rid the world of hatred and violence erase. Be still and listen to your heartbeat for it is the same in everyone’s chest. We all need it inside of us in order to exist. So let this one … Continue reading A Time for Peace
A Tribute to the Fearless Father of Freedom There was a time when his people weren’t allowed to say his name Today they all sing and praise him in a glorious refrain In every church, synagogue and mosque His beloved people sing and call out For all the world to hear Madiba! Tata! 446664! He was born to lead From the moment of … Continue reading A Tribute to the Fearless Father of Freedom
Everyone who was old enough to remember will be able to say exactly where they were and how they reacted to the news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I remember that afternoon vividly. I was in the sixth grade and our teacher, Miss McCann would teach us math after recess. She was very stern but we loved her dearly. I remember her … Continue reading Memories of a Passing
Photo by Melba Christie A Single Road A single road, perhaps one not taken or the one less traveled. But who really knows the exact number of souls have made it their path. A single road is inviting; Wonder and adventure awaits. A single road is tempting; It may lead to a pearly gate. A single road has called to me not the one long … Continue reading A Single Road
Memory of a Sale by Melba Christie It was a crisp and sunny day in October. Columbus Day to be exact and she had the day off because her boss was a native Italian from Genoa and he had made it a tradition to close the small men’s clothing factory where my mother … Continue reading Memory of a Sale
In Remembrance of 9/11 No matter how many years Twelve to be exact What remains is fact Nothing rids our tears And deep down at times we fear What destiny plans for us However in God we must trust That never again There will be a 9/11 Today we all remember The souls taken from us all On a day dressed in a beautiful sky … Continue reading In Remembrance of 9/11
This question is being pondered by many today as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King‘s I have a dream speech on August 25, 1963. We have seen changes that many of our young people cannot even imagine and learn about from pictures and history books. But we still have a way to go so that the society that was envisioned by … Continue reading Is the dream deferred?
The fourth of July is characterized by patriotic parades, picnics and the Macy’s Fireworks Fantasia. I took this photo this morning. As I looked at the flower through the lenses I thought about how nature has its own way of celebrating the 4th of July. Happy 4th of July everyone. Related articles July Fourth (goodoldmodern.com) Fourth of July fireworks to be staged in downtown … Continue reading Fireworks in the Morning
Her beautiful contagious smile can fill a room with sunshine on the cloudiest day. But today is the last day of school, Her smile is dimmed By the thought She will no longer see The boy she’ s had a crush on for the entire school year. It was precisely today Right after the second period bell rang loud and clear That the young man Finally … Continue reading Puppy Love
Alter your space Delight in watching nature Feng Shui it all Related articles Feng Shui and Business (michaelaalexis.com) Bedroom Feng Shui (plushbeds.com) Haiku Heights – Ripples (hibernationnow.wordpress.com) Haiku II (blueberetmum.wordpress.com) Continue reading Haiku 48
A visit to the cemetery where he was finally laid to rest where all the buried are equal now white stones aligned perfectly in rows of infinite glory small flags placed at each grave wave as we walk in The large flag ushers in the visitors fresh flowers placed around the pole Small town parades celebrate their own in remembrance the President places a wreath … Continue reading Memories of Memorial Day
wishes whispered coins tossed in stream water ripples Related articles Arts And Haiku (allaboutlemon.com) A little bit of haiku (mightyredpen.wordpress.com) Continue reading Haiku
What happened to good? I would like to know. All you hear lately is negativity our economy: no good our hope: not there our respect: gone that’s not good. our patience:non-existent That’s not good either. our dignity: not present not good at all! our ability to care for one another going, going gone This cannot be good. What happened to for the good of the order? What happened to … Continue reading what happened to good?
A tribute to those who left us in 2012 He picked February to take his lonely ride on the Soul Train to the other side we will never forget the Saturday afternoons he encouraged us to dance in front of our TVs. Only Heaven Knows what her Last Dance was like But it must have been to a great song On the Radio … Continue reading A tribute to those who left us in 2012