Friday, December 31, 2010

no animal should ever have to say

"why did my people treat me this way"

no older pet should ever feel spurned

because his callous owner opted

for the word "returned"

...no life is recycleable

not here to be turned in

we do not have a timeframe

before we hit chagrin

love is a commitment

that is for the duration

as long as the heart beats

and we can still experience

sensation

Thursday, December 30, 2010

ipso

there are some things in our lives that offer no choice
but there are many others, where we have a voice

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 what will you be?

2011 what will you be

the first year of humane

humanity

will you put on the map

kindness instead of hate

...or will we still struggle to

find this

we sadly wait

will the rest of the world

finally awaken

to the reasons for all the

steps we have taken

will peace rush in where

war has always tread

will every empty plate

be filled with bread

into such warm waters

we hope to delve

before we dive into 2012

Sunday, December 26, 2010

re: solution

respect for all is

respect for oneself

it is what gives us

a reason

and is our greatest

wealth♥

snowflakes

snow flakes dance softly on the window pane

glad to be alive, and so happy not to be rain

in their little cut glass patterns they

crest and fall

i sit, in silence

with the wonder of it

Saturday, December 25, 2010

one day

one day the world will bask

in the aura of love

a soft branch of olive

worn by the sweetest

of doves♥




and tomorrow

when we arise

will hope replace

sorrow

a gentle surprise

Friday, December 24, 2010

paint the world

paint the world around your heart

mix your colors, do not keep them apart

gently place them where you go

rainbows happen

you never know:-D

can we cover the world

can we knit a blanket,

stitch it so

around the world

it will go

covering those

...who shiver or cry

too afraid to doze

because they will die

can we cover those

who sit alone

noone ringing

their telephone

can the fabric be

compassion

laced with love

blessed by the angels

and our creator,

above♥

day when

when man decides to do his best,

forget the toxic and nasty

ditch the rest

when kindness and good intentions sing

that is when the world

will truly begin

holiday wishes

to everyone out there,
far and near
wish one and all
a season of good cheer
blessed with health
and by love, surrounded
living each day in wonder
and by god's beauty
astounded

namaste
love and light
grace you always
day and night

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

inside a song

there is so much love inside a song
there is no right, there is no wrong
you are loved the way you want to be
unfettered, no baggage, totally free
no ghosts to haunt, no corners dark
just love, everlasting
from a simple spark
and when the tune comes
to an end
there is another,
your heart will mend

bring peace and love

bring peace and love
around the world
let man find his goodness
his kindness, unfurled
let no more creatures
wherever they be
cry from pain
or lack of company
may no more children
cower in fear
may all innocents know
that god is near♥

Monday, December 20, 2010

blessings

blessings to be counted

in whispers, soft

obstacles, unsurmounted

met by dreams,

borne aloft♥

Sunday, December 19, 2010

winterwolf in watercolors

winterwolf in watercolors painted today

The wolf spirit




The wolf spirit is like a beautiful song



One can feel it forever, it is never too long



The wolf spirit is like the freedom of clouds



Hovering ever so gently, with head held so proud



The wolf spirit dances in sunshine and rain



In all four of our seasons, without any disdain



The wolf spirit lives in the mountains up high



Its grandeur is endless, it can touch the sky



The wolf spirit belongs to all who live on earth



It will live forever, no one can measure its worth

each day

each day we pray
in silent cloud
that no more cruelty
this earth will enshroud
that one day soon
when we awake
through the fog
of despair
love and kindness
will break

Saturday, December 18, 2010

rejoice

rejoice look hard
try to find
what matters
now
not what is left behind
do in your heart
what you know is right
this inner battle
is not worth
the fight♥

Thursday, December 16, 2010

as long

as long as you can live and breathe
there is always hope
even if you do not believe♥

time passes

time passes
time in volumes,
speaks
time laughs and laughs
at the answers we seek
time does not negotiate
time is sometimes early
at times, it is too late
but time is time
we did not invent
it is better not to do
damage
than to look for the
time to repent

"like"

"like" your life
give it the best
you can give it,
it is yours for a while
so you might as
well live it♥:-D

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

i have been and still am

i have been alive a long, long time
some of it in prose, some of it in rhyme
i see the calendar pages turning
but in my favor it is not,
the cruelty mounting, watching
mankind rot
i pray so hard for this to change
lost in a world twisted and deranged
i take each breath in hope unsurmounted
looking away, as the days are counted
the tortured eyes of souls innocent
i wonder where god’s garden went

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

the clock

the clock is ticking, and ticking fast
much more behind, i want to last
but none are given a ride that is free
we pay the price for enmity
we pay the price for solitude
we face the brunt of cruel and rude
we have but our integrity
to keep us real, as we should be.
and in this sense of what really matters
we move quickly forward, as
toxic scatters

the purest path

the purest path toward
total healing
is a heart that is open
and ripe with feelings

Monday, December 13, 2010

the color green

the color green in all its incarnations
has many different implications
it can mean envy or wealth
naivete or our planets health
in its purest, most sought after state
green will seal our planet’s fate

Sunday, December 12, 2010

vive la

to those who sing to a different tune
who howl at the sun
instead of the moon
who walk the earth with
a lopsided gait
it is these nonconformists
who give our world its
moral weight
who dare not to follow
though so blindly taught
who scorn rules made hollow
though at times they feel
all is for naught
be who you are
you are who you should be
the proudest of all members
of the human family

Saturday, December 11, 2010

wisdom

wisdom is poetry in its own right
knowing when to back off,
knowing when to fight
knowing what really matters
and what is trivial pursuit
wisdom, the gift of aging
and product of a mind, astute
so subtle, sublime
hope one day to reach
this rhyme
the wisdom of the creator
always sings
in voices that are carried
on an angel's wings

Friday, December 10, 2010

pentimentos

in the world of music
i am strong
noone can hurt me
noone ever does me
wrong
...
a simple word
when sadly missed
is the difference
between being
slapped
and being kissed

beauty is kindness

beauty is kindness
kindness is light
if one is lucky enough
to find this
...they will always
shine bright
no darkness will conquer
nor vanquish their spirit
their goodness eternal
to those who are
near it♥

Thursday, December 9, 2010

we cannot

we cannot control the attainment of gratification
nor whether or not we elicit positive sensation
so to depend on the response of those outside
leaves one open for heartache far and wide

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

who is going to say a prayer for man

who is going to say a prayer for man
who treats this earth like a garbage can
who abuses those who live on it
who exploits and destroys
those gifts from the creator
that are meant to bring joy
who is going to say a prayer
for man to once again be
mankind
and finally leave his cruel
hostile nature
behind
someone please pray
for man to once again
have a soul
to revere the earthmother
and learn to be whole

this is the truth about war and hate

this is the truth
about war and hate
it does not matter
where you stand,
which side of the gate
the so-called enemy
in your sights to destroy
was once someone's baby
girl or baby boy
who feels the same terror
that you do
and prays to be alive
when the day is through

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

tis the

give me a reason, just one or two
is this the season, that i believe you?

Monday, December 6, 2010

r u 4?

are you for me
am i for you
will we be happy
will we be blue
will it just be
a you and i
or will you and i become
a we
as the years
go by

Sunday, December 5, 2010

an altered course

an altered course
who is to say
what is or is not
the pre-ordained way
pathes are forged
......when they are made
not by words,
nor the traps
they have laid
no crystal ball
that only some can see
who can say what is
or is not
meant to be

Saturday, December 4, 2010

a fervent wish

a fervent wish for

those out there

even those who say

they do

not care

embrace each moment,

embrace each face,

breathe in very sensation around

they are legion, and gleefully abound

every raindrop, each ray of sun

a simple puddle, the day not done

every moment that you cry

every truth, every lie

every angry shout

every silent kiss

this is all there is

and too much to miss

says i

with momentary madness
tossed inside a sad glass
a little touch of badness
and quite a lot of sass

Friday, December 3, 2010

?

so many times i am taken to task
too many times i feel i have to ask
although so few answers satisfy
i ask the questions
i wonder why

holiday heart song

festive holiday seasons
many tears many reasons
we think of all those we miss
who we can no longer kiss
but blessed with the memories
...that only love gives
with the deepest of honor,
for them, we will live
and flourish our spirit
they are in our hearts
and can hear it♥♥♥

Thursday, December 2, 2010

clarity

holidays are here to remind
the human race that it is better
to be kind
but what about the
disparity between
the rest of the year
need some clarity
goodness and decency
should always prevail
not just for a few weeks
and then hit the trail

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

gold is

gold is old
silver may tarnish
inner beauty
does not need
any varnish
...♥

the gentle

the gentle mysteries
that make up our history
the rough seas we sailed
the choices that failed
the steps that were taken
with faith
never shaken♥

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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