Friday, January 13, 2012

Awake

Photo Credit: here


I walk,
Awake with the dawn,
Hear the birds sing...
Praise be,
Praise be,
for another glorious day has risen
Thank you for all that is, was, and will be.

I walk,
Awake with the dawn,
See the angels paint
another beautiful masterpiece
in the sky
and I sing...
Praise be,
Praise be,
for another glorious day has risen
Thank you for all that was, is, and will be.

I walk,
awaken in this new day and
feel my heart shine with the sun.

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sent to Five Minute Friday : awake
inspiration: song : Feeling good by Nina Simone; quote: 'An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.' ~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The doorway


Photo Credit: here

She goes searching
through the forest and meadows
for the self she left behind
during the storms and floods
of yesteryear...
and during the times her choices
 led her astray
 so long ago...

along the twists and turns
her journey takes her
to a columned room
with an ornate doorway...

When opened, there lies
only a box of memories.
After pausing for a moment
to look at its contents,
She takes it with her,
along with her hopes and dreams,
and chooses to continue along her path
knowing that her past has molded her present,
and that the self that was is no more.

It can never be found,
because it is an ever- evolving spirit
that continues to grow and evolve
with her, every passing day.
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Theme Thursday prompt.
The artist is Scott Speck and the image can be found HERE

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sent to : Theme Thursday ; Poet's United : choices
inspiration : song:  f..ing Perfect by Pink; quote: "No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning."~Barbara de Angelis

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Joy

Poetry jam Prompt

Beyond the barriers of time,
Across foreign and domestic lands,
During times of melancholy and ecstasy,
lies a healing energy within us all,
that we call ... Joy.

It is easily accessed
by those with grateful, loving hearts
and is ours for the taking if we choose.

May we all choose each day
 to partake of its wonderful delight,
share it with others,
and remain in its presence.

Even when the days are sullen and long,
Even when the brutality of this world
offends our kind, peaceful spirits...
Let us all trust that Joy can still be found
and let our zest for life continue to remain unwavered.

... this is my wish for you and for all.


Photo Credit: here

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sent to : Poetry Jam : laugh in the face of everything ; 3WW : brutal, sullen, trust ;
ABC Wednesday : z is for "zest for life"; Thursday Poetry Rally W60

inspiration: Don't worry, be happy by Bobby McFerrin

gratitude: Thank you to everyone at Thursday Poetry Rally for the Perfect Poet Award.
Congrats to all the winners ( listed at The Poetry Palace ).
Don't know who nominated me but whoever it was - Thank you.

All the poems I read this week were wonderful...
 so i nominated the following poet  through a random choosing...
Janrae Mendoza for his poem, For Her, posted for TPR W60.
 I have chosen for my acceptance poem, .. Soar .

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Soar



"Come fly with me,
above  your mountains of fears,
above your  valleys of sorrow,
above your rivers of uncertainy
to a place where you feel loved,
where dreams and moondust abound."

"Soar above it all,
knowing everything is well,
knowing soon it all will be more
than you had ever hoped it would ever be."
said the fairy at my garden gate, tonight,
and so I did...
and so it was.

Soaring I go...
and still I rise...
and still I rise...
and still I rise...
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sent to Carry on tuesday: Come fly with me by Frank Sinatra; Poet's United : sorrow;
 Dverse: open link
other prompts: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou , photo prompt: found here