Monday, September 28, 2009

day

the street was cobbled with memories, the sidewalks littered with dreams.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

terre reve

In the world where I want to live
People care and have so much to give
There is room for everyone’s thoughts
No sense of doom,
that all is for naught
The morning news is not
all death and war
Who has more than whom
Noone will be keeping score
Animals safe and happily free
Without threat from human society
Children play no worries no fear
Where is this place?
I know it’s not here

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

evolving

why can't humans see past the skin
see the heart that dwells within
learn that love is so easily found
all one has to do is look around
loving every creature's soul
is the path to becoming whole

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

a man and his dog

In the cold they huddled
Faces soft as they cuddled
In the wind, in the rain
Together to face the pain
Sometimes hungry
Sometimes sad
Knowing they were all
Each other had
Yet finding comfort in this
with each night, a gentle kiss

patrick swayze

patrick swayze lived his life
with class and grace
never said a bad word
no scandals, not a trace
and he left this earth
with the same great style
as a gentleman
with a gentle smile

Monday, September 14, 2009

shipwreck

innocence lost
heartache found
what is has cost
lives run aground

Friday, September 11, 2009

wreath

A wreath was placed where he fell
A man so loved, and known so well
The years had left his survivors
Missing him
Dwelling with images
Time did not dim
They stood in silence in the rain
Each drop a tear of their own pain
Surrounded by faces who also knew
Those dark secret places
They had all been through
And in a year from now who would be
Standing, upholding these memories?

k9/11 hearts

They stand by their person
Tall and proud
Waiting for each command
By hand signal or aloud
Their paws are so tired
They are cut until raw
But they keep on going
Keep looking for more
Into the rubble into the fray
Not fearing trouble
Will someone be saved today.
Eyes tearing from smoke
They plow straight ahead
As they cough and they choke
Perhaps wishing for bed
Tirelessly devoted doing their best
At the end of the long day
Head on their person’s chest
Knowing tomorrow
Will be more of this sorrow

Thursday, September 10, 2009

9/11

Tomorrow is 9/11 a day most cannot forget
Many questions have been answered
Many more perhaps not yet
But this is not a day
For conspiracy theories or finger pointing
This day is for remembrance
Of souls lost, lives disjointed
This is a day to embrace each other
Whether different or the same
Those lost do not have days other
In quiet we breathe each name.

Friday, September 4, 2009

jardin de terre

Every time a life man takes
Another part of his soul will break
All creatures on this earth belong
Safe and sound in nature strong
Not used for food nor arm d├ęcor
Our planet cannot take much more
This is the garden for all to share
Not meant for one to rule without care

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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