Archive | April 2016

INTANGIBLE FRIEND

Sometimes soft and gentle,
Speaking in lowest whispers;
Sometimes more flamboyant
With songs too loud for ears.

 

Often filled with gusto,
Enthusiasm bursting;
Then quiet and moody,
Not doing a single thing.

 

Innocently dancing
Twirling and spinning around
Until you fall with laughter
In a heap on the ground.

 

So unpredictable;
Yet consistent as can be;
Sometimes so invisible;
But still I clearly see.

 

Oh, intangible friend,
How I laugh at your antics.
You will never be known
Hiding in all your tricks.

A LITTLE MEWSING

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At the risk of seeming catty,
I thought I’d mews a while.
It seems purrfectly acceptable
And might even make someone smile.

You might say you don’t know what fur,
Purrhaps you prefur a tail,
If you don’t laugh at all this punning,
You might discover that you whale (oops, wrong animal.)

If you paid for all this humor,
You would stand in a feline.
Happily, all of this comes fur free.
I’m finished now, if you don’t mind!

BUILD YOUR NATION

A nation is constantly being built, regardless of how long it has existed.  That is a different thought for most of us, who want to point to the founders and say that they did the whole job.  Unfortunately, that is like saying that a house is complete as soon as the foundation is laid.

Such a perspective is important:  If we are building, what kind of quality control do we want to have?  What is each person doing to see that the nation is built with excellence?

 

When you think of the strengths and qualities you want your nation to have?

Would you accept a list like:
Angry
Violent
Afraid
Self absorbed
Greedy
Apathetic
Complacent
Lazy
Corrupt
Isolationistic

 

OR
Would you prefer a list like:
Courageous
Noble
Generous
Respectful
Compassionate
Peaceful
Productive
Industrious
Honoring
Diligent

 

It would be tempting to lay the responsibility for the outcome on politicians, the media, corporations and government,
BUT,
You guessed it:  The real choice is in the hands of each voting citizen.

How will you vote?

STRETCH THE LIMITS

Stretch the limits
Of your expectations;
Of what you already know.
Stretch the limits
Until you have found
Inspiration for your soul.

 

Stretch the limits
Of what you thought possible;
Of all your wishes and dreams;
Stretch the limits
Until you have learned
Life is bigger than it seems.

 

Stretch the limits;
Then stretch them some more;
Take heart, they really won’t break.
Stretch the limits
Until you have lived
In wholeness, fully awake.

RAINBOWS

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Rainbows are signs of hope,
Reminders of promise
That help us to press on
And watch for better times ahead.

They can’t come without rain,,
Sent to wash and nourish,
Often so dark and cold,
Settling like a wet blanket.

All creation huddles,
Tucked in against the rain
That falls like endless tears
As Mother Earth cries, just because.

Even she will keep watch,
Searching for the rainbows
That comes so faithfully,
Reminding us that hope is good.

I DECIDE

I was thinking about all of the struggle and turmoil that gets reported to us each day.  I was reminded that each person gets to choose his or her identity and quality of life, even when others vie so hard to take control

 

This poem is dedicated to each of you, dear readers.  May you recognize your ownpower, rights and choices:

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Things may happen
In the world around me;
But I decide
Who I’m going to be.

 

Tragedy tries
To steal joy away;
But that is mine
To choose every day.

 

Fear does its best
To destroy my peace;
But I hold fast;
With courage that won’t cease.

 

Unhappy news
Intrudes on swift wings;
But I refuse
To hear what it brings.

 

The power is mine
To live well and strong;
I am the one
Who sings my own song.

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