Monday, April 27, 2009

look with prying eyes
into the depth of my vision
and you will hear
the story that
can never be told....

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

alone in the shade
with arrogance and splendor-
single white iris

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I am taking things from a poem I wrote earlier and trying my hand at these various forms of poetry....Let me know what you think..Thanks to all for your input and help, I enjoy it so much.....

rain on thirsty soil
water collects, puddles form
necessary tears.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Today's post is not poetry. It is questions to anyone who is willing to take on my simple mind.
I have read several of the post of my readers and ones that have been archived. I have read several of Andy's or Andrew as he is usually called. I have read Tangled in Wisteria. I have read Devika's and Magyar's as well. I love the haiku, but it is very new to me. I do not always understand it, but most of the time I get so much meaning from so few words. I know Andrew puts various labels, tanka being one and haiga. I have no idea what that means. I find it is better to be honest about not knowing things than to pretend to know something I do not. I would like to attempt some of these various forms of poetry. I am not sure I can do it, because I tend to get very wordy as you can see. I guess my question woud be .. Could you explain to me and give me some pointers on the various types? I am one who likes to just flow from the heart and mind, I am a free spirit. Thank you for all your help and your wonderful compliments. I am loving this new blogging adventure!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Alone with my Thoughts

No one is home and I am
Stretched out in my husbands recliner
covered by a soft warm blanket
wearing my sweats and fuzzy socks.
Reading a good book
under a small lamp
in my dark house..
My dog Oscar is asleep
in the floor.
Being all alone does not always mean being

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Washing away the tears with silence
of a unsuspecting sadness
within the secret chambers
of my heart.....

Monday, April 13, 2009

Nature's Song

Through my window
The tree limbs are softly swaying
I only hear silence
Through my window
The birds are fighting over dinner at the feeders
I only hear silence
Through my window
The wind chimes are gently swinging
I only hear silence
Opening up my window
I only hear music......

Friday, April 10, 2009


They walked down the long winding road
Hand in hand
She stops ,turns, and looks behind her
He continues to look ahead
He takes her hand and pulls her in a direction she has never been.
She digs her heels in, fights to go back
to where she came from, scared to go on...
He calmly takes her in his arms and says
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday
Tomorrow is the day you are worrying about today
If you live for yesterday, and you worry about tomorrow
When did you live for today?
She looks at Him and starts to weep,
He smiles and says Dear Child, No matter what life brings you I will be there to pick you up,
dust you off, and send you in the right direction.
All you have to do is trust and believe in Me TODAY
and there will never be reason to worry about tomorrow!

Happy Easter everyone!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ticking Clock

Each day passes by
It becomes weeks
Weeks leave us quickly
It becomes months
Months become seasons
Seasons become years
Never too old to learn something new......

Monday, April 6, 2009

Slippery When Wet

Standing in the rain
Water streaming down my face
Puddles forming all around me
Necessary tears.....

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Is Love Enough

40 plus years gone by
Now the the time stands still for a moment
Memories of childhood
Mine and theirs
Holidays with grandparents
Who have long been gone
All the memories with my mom and dad
Looking ahead to times to come
I watch my oldest daughter
celebrate her wedding anniversary
Knowing how much she wants children of her own
I watch my youngest fall in love
Knowing how much she thinks about her future
Cherishing the moments my girls have with my parents
Watching us all get older
Wishing I could slow down the time
I worry about all the mistakes I have made
Asking myself what kind of
daughter, granddaughter,wife and mom I have been
Wondering how my family would answer
Wondering if they know through all the changes
All the moods, that I love them with all my heart
Just wanting them to know I was trying to find me
Praying that my love was enough........

Friday, April 3, 2009

Start to Finish

Starting the story
Living the story
Ending the story
Telling the story
Coming full circle.....

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Just Being ME

Painting anything
No design
Looking at the picture
I see me
Unusual, different
Just letting it flow over the canvas
Every word has meaning
Some say the same
Others say not
Colors in my mind
with words on the side
Feeling so free.....