Wednesday, November 30, 2011

have

have a wonderful, day
with spirits in flight
from the sun's awakenening
until the soft, moonlit night ♥
 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

inner peace so

inner peace so elusive
it runs and it hides
as the outside
intrusive
creates a divide

when the time comes

when our time comes
and our maker we meet
will we stand up tall
or stare down at
our feet
... if we live with kindness
walking side by side
we hold up our
heads and smile
and walk with pride ♥

Monday, November 28, 2011

in a quiet

in a quiet space
soft gentle sounds
air brushing past me
all around
a moment of silent
... reverie
and a prayer
for what lies
ahead of me

time makes

time makes the only rules
we must obey
but in every we moment
we can have our say
make our choices
... how this time we spend
as we rejoice
and wish it
would never end

Saturday, November 26, 2011

there is bliss

there is bliss in the presence
of love, profound
if you heart is open
it is all around
it is in the trees as
the wind rushes by
within that breeze
in each little sigh

Friday, November 25, 2011

at times i

at times i sit in
total amazed
at other times, in
disbelief, dazed
where is the secret
it is as plain as day
cruelty hurts all in
every way

when words

when words elude
and thoughts run wild
look inside
and soothe the troubled
child♥

the purple dragon

The purple dragon
Lives in the sky
she lives to play
she lives to fly
And though she admires
The world below,
she knows it is not
A safe place to go

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

to be thankful

to be thankful for the beautiful flowers
that count their lives by minutes and hours
as in their gentle radiance,
wondering if it all makes sense
be thankful for each breath
you take
because one day it is
the last that you will make
be thankful that in what seems chaos
and disorder,
there really is reason not just
a random marauder
be thankful that you can feel
and ideate
no need to look further,
all that can wait



photo taken by my trusty blackberry








Tuesday, November 22, 2011

at that...

at that moment
when words, elude
you stand at the precipice
afraid to be rude
integrity maintained
... comes with a price
and sometimes that means
not being very nice

Monday, November 21, 2011

freespace blue


Inside her mind
Colors, swirled
Patterns danced
Lifetimes, twirled

hyenas

we are tired from battle
the war just goes on
our nerves, at times rattled
we don't feel that strong
then we take a deep breath
......step back and regroup
rally our defenses
and gather
the troops ♥

query very

a question asked
an answer sought
the answer given
without a thought

Sunday, November 20, 2011

we march

if we march in place
we have nowhere to go
if we take a step or two
you never know♥

Saturday, November 19, 2011

in silence, sound

in silence, sound
restlessness
inner workings
what a mess
reaching higher
reaching deep
no wonder why
i cannot sleep

Friday, November 18, 2011

reflecting on a life
moving fast
each moment precious
but not built to last




photo self portrait taken
with my trusty blackberry

Thursday, November 17, 2011

grizzly family


we are a family of
grizzly bears
our life can be
... hard
but together we share

do you

do you know that place
where the heart is still
a smiling face
no tears to spill ♥

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

and when

and when the embers
no longer burn
the sun goes down
the leaves start to turn
the world on its axis
... round and round
the sun beaming slowly
warming the ground♥

compassion cake


 i would like to bake
a compassionate cake
to create a world of giving
and less of take
... where loving kindness
is the norm
not one where cruelty
attacks in swarms

dog♥

he will stay with you,
quietly by your side
when you laugh,
when you cry
when you do not feel like dancing
when you look like hell
this sweet doggie, prancing
will never tell
when life goes your way
when your way of life, goes
by your side he will stay
dog always knows

beginnings

anytime something
new begins
however it turns out
you always win
part of the joy
seeing where it goes
and enjoying each
moment
as the new venture
grows



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

the world is

the world is
but it is also
what we make it
it is what we put
in
... and how we choose
to take it

we open our eyes

we open our eyes
but what is our vision
do we see the world
with kindness,
or derision

Monday, November 14, 2011

counting down


blackberry sunset


what goes on



What goes on inside an elephant’s head
Do  they look at their world with fear and dread?
Do they see each day as another chance to live
Are they short on grudges, and long on forgive?
Do they revel in their planet and its natural wealth
Do they understand the importance of their homeland’s health
Do they go about their lives, day by day
In quiet reverence, with not much to say
We can barely understand each other
Perhaps we can learn from our
Elephant sisters and brothers
If we open our hearts and eyes
We might just  be pleasantly  surprised

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?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

elephant freedom

to bellow as loudly
as i can
without being disturbed
by the intrusion
of man

Saturday, November 12, 2011

how to

how to parse
the farce
when life
is sparse
how to endure
the charade
with no troops
in your brigade
how to decide,
it is best to hide
when the price you
pay
never goes away




birthday

today the one i love
turns another page
another year old
another year,
sage
with his heart so big
and his love, so strong
thanks to him, i am
and together,
we belong

thank you for
who you are


















Friday, November 11, 2011

k9 heroes

in their loyalty
they never fail
our silent, bravest
heroes
of four legs
and a tail♥

honoring our fathers, our veterans our future

They stormed the beaches
on that cold gray day,
they did not know what to do
nor what to say.

They ran straight ahead into enemy fire,
friends around them shot dead,
such scenario dire.

Yet fought they did,
for the freedoms they believe,
we are thankful for those who made it,
and for those who did not, we grieve.

For without these heroes,
we could not type these words,
stand for that which matters,
have our voices heard.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

now


be kind
it is so clear
we may only have
this one chance here
so give it all you got
... life is what you have
not what you have not
♥♥♥


love is at your fingertips
love gently brushes
by your lips♥

lone


how do you say
i need a friend today
someone to talk to
someone with whom
to play
to open the door
put out a hand
with no guarantee
that the door will
not be slammed
but if you do not try
no doors will open
at all
the phone will not ring
if you do not start
making calls♥

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

at times

at times defeat is what i feel
replete with sadness, so unreal
and then i dust off the
baggage, gone
and see the beauty
of the world
that we live upon♥

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

lightly

if you find the road too wide,
sometimes is it okay to hide.
and when you see that
it starts to narrow,
flit lightly above it,
like a sparrow♥

Monday, November 7, 2011

sky?

why are we here
what purpose do
we serve
are we hear to just
exist
... ... or are we here to
unbend the curve?

blessings

crisp autumn morning
laundry done,
breakfast and lunch
made
the day has begun
... i feel blessed
that a morning
routine such as this
is part of my life
and it starts
with a kiss♥

Sunday, November 6, 2011

love is

love is a gift
love never pretends
at times it may drift
but love never ends♥

Friday, November 4, 2011

wisdom we seek
for whatever purpose
it serves
without wisdom
we are weak
... and destined
to forever swerve

not hampered by age
not hampered by reason
today is the day
today is the season♥

the little black puppy


The little puppy
In his secret land
Just relaxing,
Nothing planned
As he revels
Insights and sounds
Filled with love
and compassion
For all that surrounds


do not be afraid to adopt
black dogs or cats
they are just as wonderful
as any other pigmentation!!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

where but for

where but for the grace
an aging face
a lost homeless soul
just looking for a
safe place
... a frightened,
unwanted
being, confused,
not understanding
why he/she was so
sorely abused.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

if you think

if you think in hate
that is what you
get on your plate
but if by love
your engine runs
then in your life,love has begun

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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