Thursday, January 1, 2015

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."

T.S. Elliot
And so ends the year
Another time to leave behind
And so begins a year
A fresh new state of mind
We can put away the sorrows
Heal from any pain
Carry forward our best tomorrows
Past dwelling, we'll refrain
Each year we are given this day
To renew our thoughts and goals
To continue on the highway
Where we've already paid our tolls

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Across the Room

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which is is impossible to be silent."

Victor Hugo

French Author



Baby can't you hear the beat?

Does the rhythm make you dance?

Are the words innocent and sweet?

Do I even have a chance?

I'm too shy to say it

But with the music you might know

It is why I asked they play it

Because it reveals my loving soul

If only you are listening

And our eyes might dare to meet

Are we even worth considering?

Will this song knock you off your feet?

Here I stand across a crowded room

With a flower in my hair

And I've sent to you this sweet love song

And Cupid's arrow is in the air


Our Song

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."


Greek Philosopher

427 BC –347-BC


He played Sloop John B over the phone

That is how the relationship  began

It was a song we listened to each night

Over and over again

I was just a girl of thirteen

Not allowed to date, no that was wrong

But he was my guy and I was his girl

And we were held together by a phone and a song

With a dream in my mind and a song in my heart

I fell asleep cuddling just a pillow each night

Two teens sharing a song to ignite a spark

We had a melody but were miles apart

Just listening to our tune we did no harm

That became all this little girl and boy had

In spite of the nightly calls and invisible charm

We never even once held hands.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thank You for What I Have, Today I Shall Not Ask for More

"You pray in your distress and in your need; would you not pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance."

Khalil Gibran


As we find ourselves immersed in prayer

Of loss, of pain, of adversity faced

In your search for answers it is only fair

You admit to blessings you have embraced

In someone's shoes you must walk a mile

To realize how you have  been so blessed

Then in prayer we can face our Lord and smile

And let gratitude do the rest

Thank You Lord for all I have

This day I will not ask for more

I'm grateful for each day that I have laughed

And for the future ones in store

Hidden Blessings

"Gratitude is an opener of unlocked blessings."

Marianne Williamson


I stand before future's tightly locked door

Wondering what blessing are hidden from me

Knowing that behind it holds what's in store

And gratitude is the only key

Wearing Your Vintage Past

"If you have lived, take thankfully the past."

John Dryden


Who we were in part we be

As today's reflection we now see

Bringing forward the best of   what once we had worn

Leaving behind the ugly and the torn

Vintage garb that made you unique

Past and present gladly meet

The ugliness of then how cast aside

And just its beauty now worn in pride

It is ok to wear your vintage past

And admire it in the looking glass

If it's the best of you from then

In todays fashion you frolic in

Welcome the Fresh and New

"Gratitude is an art of painting adversity into a lovely picture."



Stumps left of once were grand towering trees

Now a barren foreground adds to the sadness of how things once were

But looking past a depressing scene

Is brand new life thriving out there

Young vital nature making its existence known

Is now the art we will all embrace

Thankful now for the new that's grown

Into yesterday's memories with a happy new face