Monday, February 28, 2011

corner

this is my corner
would you like to sit
perhaps, together
we would be a
nice fit

ojos de nos corazones

in the eyes of the lord
we are the same
fin, fur, wings, or claws
whatever our name
our standing
is as equals,
partners on this
garden we were given
noone has more rights
from their home, none
should be driven

Saturday, February 26, 2011

:-D

namaste
love and light
gentle mornings
cozy nights♥

in my

in my moments of
lost self doubt
wondering what
was i thinking
what is this
all about
i focus on the doing
not where it may go
less time for wasteful ruing
more time, to grow

Friday, February 25, 2011

have often thought...

have often thought
have often pondered
at times for naught
my mind has wandered
aimless notions, floating
feelings
of the past and or
future dealings
or just disjointed
images so
as if the mind
has nowhere else
to go

Thursday, February 24, 2011

warmth

the warnth we attain
from enlightenment
can weather any storm
and is heaven, sent♥

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

leaderslip

the scary thing about those who rule
they are equal parts conceited
and insecure fools
noone with any healthy sense
of their place in the scheme
would want all that power
as it is just a bad dream
the truly enlightened and
those who are wise
ask more questions
than answer
what others surmise

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

the sound

the sound of nature
seldom really"heard"
as it speaks volumes
without saying a
word

The ethiopian wolf, elegant and slim,unless we help,their chances are dim

basically...

it all gets down to the bottom line
the earth is "ours"
it is not "mine"
this garden that the creator
presented as a gift
is here to be adored
not given short shrift
and all the living beings
who on this surface dwell
are to live here as if it
were a heaven
not a man made hell

finito bandito

and when all is said and done
whether well or misspent
we will all wonder where
and why
all the time, went

Monday, February 21, 2011

our relationships are only as good as who we are, and who we pick ♥

Sunday, February 20, 2011

the biiiird

a life in freedom
not oppressed
is life as it was
given
life at its best♥

cougars en famille

just is

how is justice truly measured
it is an intangible, to be treasured
it is not meted out in an
eye for an eye
there is no justice in making another
cry
justice must be taught,
a learned sense of fair play
valuing all forms of life
not seeing them as something
in the way
allowing for difference and
differing thoughts
to be harsh and dogmatic
in the long run, for naught
namaste, bringing love and light
into all who it touches
will make things right♥

Saturday, February 19, 2011

love lines in the sand

can we walk this path in harmony
as this world was meant to be
can we stay focused on this trail
and never let our hopes derail

treat...

treat all god's creatures as
you wish to be treated
if you do not, you are nothing
more than an expletive deleted!!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

fools goaled

i awakened to a world
cold and cruel
i actually thought it
could be different
i am a fool
but a fool with a dream
that i will forever pursue
in the larger scheme
there is nothing more
worthwhile to do

pri-our-ities

what is important to you
may not be important to me
our minds are not glued at
the hip
they are allowed to part
company
but if our hearts are in sync
and our priorities in place
we learn from these differences
and revel in their space

sweetest of dreams

it is so warm and safe here
cozying under your ear

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

pas sage

the day makes its usual
graceful retreat
clearing a path
for a night,
so sweet

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

love as

love as you wish
love to be received
love with heart open
never deceive
love without an agenda
nor a plan predesigned
love is its own entity
ruled by the heart
not the mind

love comes in

love comes in many guises and strengths
because of this love, some will go to
great lengths
some will cut this trip short
if obstacles get in the way
others retort,
that the course, they will stay
love is according to one's
own inner being
but the love of the creator
is forever and all seeing

Monday, February 14, 2011

parents and petunia

petunia seems like such a perfect name for a bulldog

what is a valentine?

what is a valentine
is it a card or a rose
a piece of jewelry
an item of clothes
a whispered word
a gentle touch
sweetness
sometimes heard,
but never enough

my very funny valentine

He makes me smile
When I start to cry
If I am quiet for a while
He never asks why
He does not judge
On each other we depend
We walk together as one
He is my very best friend
if late at night I am
Deprived of sleep
He holds me close
Then I fall, so deep
The world seems safer
With him in it
His love is an ocean
Without any limits
I am blessed for each day
That we hold hands
There are not enough words
To say
How much I love this man

Sunday, February 13, 2011

spin ng

in a circle i spin
far away from the din
the peripheral sounds
of toxic, mad clowns

abre los...

open your eyes
expand your vision
ignore naysayers
and their derision
see what the truth is
do not  be afraid
learn that priorities
by the heart,
should be weighed

Friday, February 11, 2011

love with

love with a heart
that is full and open
never discard your dreams
and keep on hoping
love with each cell
that keeps you alive
a life filled with love
is the only way to thrive
love with the gratitude
that we are blessed
keep only positive attitudes
and discard the rest

Thursday, February 10, 2011

four friends, forever

light perceived

light perceived by an open heart
is light not deceived nor taken apart
a beam of goodness will always
transcend
darkness and sorrow
in the end♥♥♥

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

arose

a rose is a flower
of many guises
as each petal unfolds
graceful surprises
protected by the
strength of the thorn
this guardian of beauty
all too often scorned

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

haunt-ed

writhing in contortions, deep
oh how much i want to sleep
awakened by those inner screams
the things that haunt us
in our dreams
and how we manage to get away
shouting this is a dream
i will not stay
so from that nightmare
i self extricate
but afraid of a repeat,
to slumber, too late

Sunday, February 6, 2011

shelter pets...

we do not have a home
would you make us
your own?

footfall

man leaves his muddy footprints
wherever he treads
and now our earth shudders,
and we live, in dread
what is next for our world
what more damage can be done
is this what our species
considers to be fun
in its rampant need to conquer
and own
man has destroyed his refuge,
his home
what will be left
i ask, bereft

Friday, February 4, 2011

the earth has sounds

the earth has sounds
but can you hear
the messages she send us
loud and clear
each time a leaf turns
toward the rain
do you hear its gentle strain
as raindrops touch the surface
of a lake
do you hear the music
each droplet makes
as wind whirrs through the branches
of each hungering tree
do you feel the symphony?

 
 

in a world, imperfect

in a world imperfect
laden with flaws
many wrong turns
into many false doors
our inner map shows
us which path to follow
but those without
choose a route
guided by the hollow

Thursday, February 3, 2011

from the hands

from the hands of god
a world began
an eden created
for the joy of man
and in this spirit
man's retort
he sees this world
as a means of profit
or sport
and in his sadness
the great creator
turned away
will he come back later
this is something
man will have to decide
in the deepest of grief
the creator, cries

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

strength machine

inside us all lives a strength machine
watching, waiting, rarely seen
but when we need it
the engine goes on
we have ourselves
to rely upon

dreamtime

in the dreamtime,
in that pillow state
kindness follows
i can wait
then i awaken,
very shaken

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

summer smiles

the huntless

man and his infinite capacity to kill
to try to capture
everything until
he stands alone on his
barren earth
all to sadly aware
that he destroyed
everything of worth

grat-itude

as i grouse about the weather
i sit and think
how small a problem this is
while the world sits on the brink
and in gratitude
i approach this wintry mix
as i pray for a peaceful
and just
world fix

namaste hate go away
never come back
we do not want
to play!!!!

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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