Saturday, June 25, 2016


she built a tower of petals
white and pink.
a place of safety with
no need to think.

Friday, June 24, 2016


flower lives


of paradise we write
of paradise we dream
of perfection infinite.
and in its name
we scheme.
we do not stop
to take
that very precious
and on this treadmill
to nowhere...
we build a
better mess.
is learning not
a part of what
we are hardwired
to do.
so mistakes oft
and repeated....
and in the end
we are all

Thursday, June 23, 2016


a world of gifts
your presence,
to me.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


what radiates from within
what is absorbed within.
the colors of our passions
the sounds of our

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


do you build your palace with bitter bricks.
held together by all sorts of toxic tricks.
do you build your palace within
a moat of tears,
reliving the worst
while forgetting
what is here.
a palace thus built
but not built to last.
as time erodes
the present with
the hands of the


if in our jumbles and tangles
of woe,
some pretty pink flower


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i am older than dirt and proud of it!!!! i have managed to incorporate my eternal 60's nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. i am an artist/writer, who dabbles in rhyme, and, sometimes, reason. my passions are my husband, who is truly the wind that ruffles my sails, animals rights, yoga, the beach, waking up in the morning. i find inspiration in too many things to list, and far too many more to remember. i have added sketching, watercolor painting, and photography to my ways of expressing joy and gratitude. from living with a chronic illness, i have learned the beauty of each day, and treat each as another sun salutation, and another chance. P.S. all painting, poems and photographs are my originals karen Lyons kalmenson