Monday, December 31, 2012

more wishes

happy, humane and healthy new year to ALL beings, far and near ☺♥☻

Sunday, December 30, 2012

wishing

love, peace, friendship and waves of kindness to cover all ☺♥☻

years

years come,
years go,
days are numbered,
this
we know.
some are for never,
some never to
forget.
each in its own time...
the best one yet

☺♥☻

sayonara 2012



the last day before the "m" word of 2012,
hope into a better year we shall soon
delve ♥


happiest of holidays from the footsbird family!

Friday, December 28, 2012

in sadness

in sadness i sit,
by words confined,
lost in the convolutions
of a once not
broken mind.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

i start to

every time i want to try,
instead, i close up
and start to cry.
overburdened by
the futility of it all,
wrapped up in tears,
i sit,
and
stall.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

the footsbird family

these are my humans,
they love me so.
they watch what i eat,
... they watch as i grow.
what can i say,
i love them,too
in my parrot way.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

joyspreadingfar

spread joy, laughter and hope,
so the season never ends ☺♥☻

Monday, December 24, 2012

the little girl closed her eyes and prayed

the little girl closed her eyes and prayed,
that all the pain and heartaches would
go away,
that great wonders of kindness
she might wake up to instead,
of all the sadness and sorrows
she took with her to
bed.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

So dreary the colors of confusion

we are of

we are of the sea, sky and sand.
we are not the only,
we are part of the land.
we exist like all others,
all animals are our
brothers.


http://www.zazzle.com/footsbird_ballet_poster-228414946784979013

when

when things grow dark,
those moments when
you both think and feel,
so overwhelmed
and nothing seems real.
undig that hole,
you have dug for yourself,
the light awaits...
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Friday, December 21, 2012

the

the phonies, the posers
the games they play,
don't let them steal
your breath away...

the airwaves

the airwaves sparkled with a mighty roar,
peace had landed, there was no more war.
all beings danced, as in gratitude they wept,
a cloud of kindness lit the darkness
as the earth gently,
slept

a moment of silence

a moment of silence,
to some a lifetime
of grief,
as we go about our
days,
they get no
relief.

Today is the tomorrow that we wished for yesterday


Thursday, December 20, 2012

sym

 symmetry is as it is perceived, created by some, so others, believe...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

sanned

a grain of sand, with peaceful intent
can turn a beach into kindness,
when sent ♥


photo taken with my now retired, but always trustworthy, blackberry

Monday, December 17, 2012

when do we

when do we wake up, or perhaps we do not,
laboring under the assumption that what can
be was once, not.

(( ♥ ♪♥ )) find the music of your heart and live the tune

for the lost children

to all of those who do not
see today,
whose lives were cut short
in a most evil way.
we wish we could give
back all those stolen years,
see the light of your smiles,
instead of our tears.
we weep for the good times,
and
the life that you
will miss.
as you sleep with the angels,
the world embraces you
with hearts and
a kiss.

lonely meanderings

lonely meanderings,
life's winding road.
sometimes i do not
think that i
can take
this load.

that simple

that simple, yet profound moment, when all silence rings with sound and music fills every inch with comfort ♥

http://www.zazzle.com/my_best_friends_ear-137788458308764290

Sunday, December 16, 2012

we are the

we are the power,
the power of
ONE,
where goodness reigns,
and change has begun
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, December 15, 2012

and now

and now,
the time to
reflect and heal,
this terrible thing
that happened,
still feels
surreal

elevate

pretty images,
here i share,
to save the heart
from its despair.
to elevate our spirits,
to rise above,
to embrace the wonder
of life and love




http://www.zazzle.com/karenlkalmenson

Friday, December 14, 2012

we sit

we sit in horror, shocked at the news,
enveloped in sorrow,
in the deepest of blues.
our hearts so heavy,
unable to comprehend,
why this goes on
and why it does
not end

letter

dear world,

you can do better than this,
instead of bullets,
greet the day with a kiss.
find joy in laughter,
no time for tears,
let kindness matter,
erase all the fears.
the clock is ticking,
and not in our favor,
please find your
gentle persuasions,
a better world
we will savor

mass-sicker

a planet soured,
twisted and sad,
inhabited by a world
of humans,
gone mad.
 


prayers and healing energies sent to the loving circle of the innocents massacred in connecticut today!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

pteribird

my name is pteribird and i was sick as can be,
my human parents treated me so tenderly.
they watched each breath, every morsel
of food.
i am getting stronger, i am one
lucky little dude.
one day at a time, as my
mommy would say,
sure hope this sickness
goes far far away.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ageling

i am older than dirt,
my body hurts.
but i will never
lose my dreams,
with them i will
forever, flirt.
i will dream about
a motorcycle
not yet bought,
but not yet is
not never,
that is the wisdom
that age has taught ☺☻

Monday, December 10, 2012

holidays are near

the holidays are here,
time for good cheer.
also time for tolerance,
and thinking, so clear.
embrace those who
are different,
who do not agree with you.
we can learn from each other,
a happy, loving stew ♥


http://www.zazzle.com/karenlkalmenson
my happy online store,
gifts galore!!!

stardust something

stardust something
we once were,
tarnished now slightly,
as we demur.
waiting for the magic
once again,
sure wish those days
did not have
to end

forever woodstock nationed ☻♥☺

we like

we like to like,
to laugh heartily
and revel.
we prefer a
world of
soft clouds,
and land
breezes,
level.

whose agenda

whose agenda do you follow.
whose toxic mixtures
did you swallow.
the bitter taste of so nasty
a drink,
you would see yourself
destroying,
if you ever stopped
to think.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

mercurial entrepenurial

you spend your time,
bobbing up and down.
don't you think you
would do better,
with your feet
firm, on the
ground.

Friday, December 7, 2012

do you

do you judge love
do you quantify it.
if it does not
fit into your mold,
do you
deny
it?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

we try...for some friends going through it

we try and yet you push us away,
we get someone different every day.
the anger, the guilt, your engine
thus driven,
you slap away the heart and
the hand you are given.
so in that spirit,
we say goodnight,
life is too short for
so futile a fight!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

would i

if i could,
no changes

would i do.
it was a painful
ride,
but along the way
i met you

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

which

which way to go.
i do not know.
but whichever way
i choose,
the same results
will
show.

Monday, December 3, 2012

the little creatures looked up

the little creatures looked up,
stars in great numbers.
as they tucked in their heads,
and prepared for
their slumbers ♥

friend ships

friend ships do not sink,

they float us up high
and away from the brink

notecards:
http://www.zazzle.com/friend_ships-137869370217638761

chances...we take

we took a chance,
opened our hearts
to both the happiest
and the saddest parts.
but this is the choice
we will always make,
love is the only
path to take♥

Saturday, December 1, 2012

for all my friends taken by AIDS

to all my friends,
who are no longer here,
you are in my heart,
and forever,near.
as you fought a battle,
not meant to be won,
your life may be gone,
but your spirit
can never be
undone.♥

we laugh we cry

we laugh, we cry,
we think, we plan.
it all works out,
if we do the
best that
we can!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

i want to thank

i want to thank my mommy and daddy's human friends,
as my humans thought that my little life would end.
they gave support, dried my mommy's tears.
oh well, i guess my parents need me here.

signed,
pteri tea rose max a.k.a. pteribird, pt-bird....
clucktweet   ☺♥☻

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

glorystory

glorystory
lost and found.
years gone slowly,
never to touch ground.
in the moments,
caught up, confused,
no time to be aware
of what you may lose.
breathless, floating,
sinking fast....
nobody told you
that it would
not last.
lateral awakenings,
hazy yet real,
why did it take
so long,
to be able
to feel ?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

our animals speak

our animals speak in many ways,
and their hearts and minds always
have something to say,
if you learn to read them,
blessed you are.
to be welcomed into a world
not very far♥

Monday, November 26, 2012

life is

we will always walk together,
no matter the pace.
life is for loving moments,
not for running a race ♥

fashion faux paws...a dog's eye view

link for above greeting cards
link for above poster
 
 
we are dogs,
not social statements
or expressions of style.
just the thought of it
gets us riled.
we love you, stand
by you,
hearts filled with compassion,
we are forever friends,
not elements of fashion.

signed,
all dogs all over the world!

Friday, November 23, 2012

thank you

she looked at the world
through a globe of glass,
unable to touch or be touched
it did not pass
and in this moment of isolation and
total alone,
she dwelled in the silence
for which she could never
atone.
days passed rote performance,
one step at a time.
her real self, so dormant,
in the back of her mind.
each day just a repeat,
a clone of before.
wake up, get dressed
move it,
get out of the door,
she waited and waited,
to either fade or revive,
and then she met him..
and at last,
was alive

the world according to pt-bird

i love to watch my mother chase this ball,
so i throws it down the hall.
making that old woman move
her old arse.
oh you humans are
such a farce
clucktweet
;-{D>


signed,
pteribird

GP yes!

the heart decides
which way to go,
the brain says yes,
or the brain,
says no.
together they steer
toward uncharted
isles,
with apprehension,
and many
smiles!


greeting card:
http://www.zazzle.com/the_rainbow_greeting_card-137150807418590550
print:
http://www.zazzle.com/the_rainbow_print-228609235013899797

i do not ask

i do not ask,
i do not look.
it is better not
to open that book,
since you show
no interest in mine.
best to return the favor,
i so opine.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

beauty surrounds

beauty surrounds,
from within and
without.
with gentle grace,
true beauty,
shouts


posters:
http://www.zazzle.com/freespace_blue_poster-228252722139747830

gratis-tude

i am grateful for the chance to say,
that i have woken up to greet
another day ☺♥☻

twist and turns

twist and turns,
stuck im these shoes.
wearing them too long,
call them the blues

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Love never says goodbye, only see you later...

if you

If you look into another's eyes, you will find a path to make you wise <3

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

summer daze

summer daze. in the park.
warm and languid, even after dark.

on my zazzle store
http://www.zazzle.com/summer_daze_card-137803545646205507

if dogs ran the world...

if dogs ran the world,
there would not be war.
people would greet each
other with smiles,
at the door.
children would in safety,
run and play.
we could learn so much
from canine ways ☺♥☻

photo of the bucky boy, taken 35 years ago

Monday, November 19, 2012

we hope

logic dictates,
chaos rules.
we who wish
for better,
are perceived
as fools.
but wish we do,
we fight,
we try.
we hope we see
some victories
before
we
die.

http://www.zazzle.com/hour_whirled_greeting_cards-137911278668920989

if people

if people truly understood the meaning of live and let live, tolerance and the embracing of difference, the lives of animals and humans would be enriched beyond all possible measure and dreams ♥

photo courtesy of my trusty, now retired, blackberry

under

under brighter skies,
bluer seas,
mountains high.
deserts wide.
jungle ripe,
lush and green.
peace flag flying
a joy to be seen.


photo taken in central park summer 2012 with my trusty blackberry

Sunday, November 18, 2012

can we say

can we say
it will be OK,
if not tomorrow,
then
why not,
today  ♥

http://www.zazzle.com/tree_trunk_mousepad-144508228900867135

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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