Tuesday, May 31, 2011

victory

some victories are large
photo courtesy of the trusty blackberry
while others are quite
small
but victory is victory
and i am thankful
for them all♥

Saturday, May 28, 2011

on the briny

on the high seas
mucho mal de mer
we cannot take me
anywhere
just the thought
of this sailboat
makes me queasy
mariner mantra:
calm and breezy
anti barf patch
and fingers, crossed
that my stomach remains
where it belongs,
as the boat gets tossed

Friday, May 27, 2011

the many tiered beauty of a flower
creator made elegance, sublime
in its power

photo courtesy of me trusty blackberry

trust

i trust you without
Ever saying a word
You know about this trust
You feel this silence,
...heard

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

sun shine

sun does not want to say goodbye
she so enjoys being the star of the sky
relishing each moment, as the days
grow ever more bright
the moon waits with patience
holding hands, with the night

bigger

You are so much
Bigger than i
You take up so
Much land
But I can fly

Sunday, May 22, 2011

goldenize

goldenize
i surmise
wild lifestyle
wild, wise

teacher do

the innocence of a child
as he learns what he is told
be mindful, all those teaching
he will carry your words
until he is old
teach him how you want
to be treated yourself
teach him to be kind
and to nurture the planet's
health
let him be the suture, to
close the sadness,
and heal the future ♥

Saturday, May 21, 2011

infinite mystery
the present or history
a question to ask
a rhetorical task

Friday, May 20, 2011

balance

It is not all about taking
Nor Is it all about giving
Life Is about balance
That is what makes it
Worth living

Monday, May 16, 2011

i will love you

I will love you and
Care for you
As you grow
And when it is time
I will let you go
But even when you
Have a family of your own
Inside my heart
You will always have
A home

Sunday, May 15, 2011

to

to compete with stars
man invented cars
to create a light
to illuminate the
night
but alas the star's flicker
in its beauty, is far quicker♥

there is a world

There is a world out there
I do not understand
But my very best friend
Keeps me on dry land

how hard is it to pray for peace

how hard is it to pray for peace,
to pray that cruelty will vanish, cease.
to clasp our hands, our eyes shut tight
that somehow everthing will be alright.
to hope so hard, our hearts start aching,
waiting for the progress manunkind is not making
I recognize and acknowledge sophistication,  but that does not mean I wish to indulge

Saturday, May 14, 2011

gust

warm winds of change, breezes gentle and kind,
can they caress a troubled mind,
can they bring peace to ravaged senses,
in their stillness. sweet recompenses♥♥♥

Friday, May 13, 2011

if you walk too fast

if you walk too fast
you will miss
many beautiful flowers,
by raindrops, kissed♥

did you ever look at something quickly?

Did you ever look at something quickly
And say it is or is not nice
But there is so much more to see
If you look at it, twice

Thursday, May 12, 2011

selfness

in resounding silence the world passes by
deaf to all others and their stifled cries
all wrapped in selfness.
cloaked and protected
even their own isolation
never detected

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

does it

what does it mean "in the larger scheme"
that things are not really what they seem
that things, perhaps, are not "really" at all
is the answer for this an order too tall
or perhaps, one might easily say
life is just a cliche, away

Monday, May 9, 2011

humor

i want to smile i want to laugh
life is hard but it is also a gaffe
humor saves
humor restores
humor raves
but humor
never bores

vida nueva

do i see it as the curtain falls
not a chance, no, not at all
i see it that a new act begins
and i will tackle it, with a grin
another year passed but a new one
starts
as long as one lives, with an open heart
and in that spirit of life and rebirth
i thank you all, and our mother, earth ♥

ode to me own boithday by karen lyons kalmenson

getting old sure ain't funny
the top half sags and crinkles up
the bottom half gets runny
we forget to remember
we remember to forget
did anyone find the fountain
of yoot?
(boo hoo)not yet;-D

ode to me boithday part duh

getting old is not a long term thing
sooner or later the grim reaper rings
but until that point, the decrepids
creep in, lodging themselves everywhere
above and below my falling chin
whoever invented this system
must have been wired
to quote donald trump
rule maker "you're fired"
so there, as long i do not have
mr trump's hair;-D

Sunday, May 8, 2011

i, used

i used to think you did not care
it was all about you, you did not share
but now i have come to comprehend
your heart was broken and did not mend
your hurt and anger, lack of self esteem
felt alone and threatened by my dream
now time has passed and its toll exacted
damage done, sadly impacted
but that was then, now is all that matters
as we grasp onto the moment
the past just scatters♥

soft music

soft music come and heal my soul
the hurt, the sadness, the gaping hole
soft music what is it that you see
when you gently play for me?

what is a mother

a mother is someone who nurtures and cares
whenever needed, she is always there
a mother is someone who has a kind word to say
especially after a long, trying day.
a mother is someone who will protect
wind rain and elements, she will deflect
a mother swims in the ocean, soars in the sky
walks or crawls on our planet
her young always in her eyes
a mother is wild, a mother is tame
a mother was once a child
at times, she has no name.
but she is a mother
a life she has treasured
there is no scale on this planet
by which this gem can be measured

Friday, May 6, 2011

walk gently

walk gently upon our precious earth,
spread love and goodness
a lifetime's worth
share only what you wish
to receive
be forthright and decent
try not to deceive
avoid those who
by toxicity live
just keep on walking
away, as you forgive
do not look back
the past is done
point those feet forward
a new day has begun

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

when something good

when something good
happens on this earth
spread the joy
for all it is worth
help the positive
continues its flow
who knows,
perhaps the plant
of goodness
might grow
namaste, love and light
peace-filled days
and blissful nights

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

i will be

I will be your friend
Will you be mine?
Will you be gentle,
Will you be kind?
Will you treat me as
You wish to be treated
Anything less, would be
Self, defeated

Monday, May 2, 2011

companionanimals

they do not judge
they do not scold
they will love you
even when you are old
all they want from
you is love and care
and love is the easiest
thing to share ♥

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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