Friday, August 31, 2012

this is where you can purchase some of my stuff!

http://www.zazzle.com/karenlkalmenson

i am very excited at this new venture...new stuff will be posted daily....please check it out

thank you☺♥☻

Thursday, August 30, 2012

inside a jumble

lost in a jumble,
i start to mumble,
thoughts are swirling,
as i tumble.
is that the sound of hope
in that distant rumble

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

the sun, the moon, the stars

the sun,
the moon,
the stars,
in sync.
it does not
get better
than that,
i think

pteribird and ring toy

i sure do love my
funny toy,
shaped like a ring
it is so much joy,
my mommy laughs
although i make a mess.
that is because she
loves me, i guess☺♥☻


photo courtesy of my trusty, if anyone says it is obsolete,pffffffffffffffft,blackberry

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

we love

we love, then we lose, but to love, we so willlingly choose♥♥♥

a walk

a walk alone,
a time to ponder,
lost in reveries,
as i wander.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

did you ever

did you ever dream you were a butterfly,
on the lightest of wings, so high
you could fly.
a life so short, yet so very grand.
in sweet silence and comfort,
you are ready to land

Friday, August 24, 2012

inside the heart of a child


inside the heart
of a child
the heart of man
grows.
fill this heart with
compassion,
so that kindness
it knows☺♥☻

Thursday, August 23, 2012

this world


the world, a gift
so lush and green,
no greater beauty
ever seen,
now it is receding
and it is up to us
to restore,
or this glorious orb
will be no more


all photos courtesy of my trusty, i don't care if it's obsolete, blackberry

you, asked

you asked me why
i told you so.
a lie is a lie
and you gotta go.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

this

this unending, swirling infinity.
do you believe it is run
by a divinity?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

parrotflowers

parrot flowers,
sunlight's haze
as the hours wind
down.
she rests for the day☺♥☻

Monday, August 20, 2012

dogletter

i wait for you to come home each day,
though sometimes you are too tired
to play.
just the sight on you in my space,
puts a smile on my doggie
face.

sincerely,
fido☺♥☻

photo taken 30+ years ago of my bucky boy, rest in peace, bad doggie

if i loved you

if i loved you,
would you
love me.
would we look
forward to
each others
company.
would we have
what it takes
to make it last.
or ignore the
present
in favor
of the
past?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

family

Feeling
Amity
Makes
It
Love,
Yeah
☺♥☻

searchdog

I am a search dog,
that is what I do,
if you are lost.
i will try to find.
you.
if your heart is broken,
i will help you heal.
this is no mere token,
this dog and this.
is real☺♥☻

if together

if together we do not stand, and let all the gossip and snark get out of hand, then we will stray from our common path, and the animals will feel the hater's wrath. we are one, and we can disagree, but our hearts are still joined to heal society☺♥☻

Friday, August 17, 2012

we love

we love, we lose.
much we cannot chose.
we savor our highs,
we try to heal
our blues.
hold onto each moment
that puts a smile on
your face.
it is easier, then
to cope,
...
when sadness
takes its place

Love is, and for that we are forever grateful

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

clouds

clouds drift
and clouds
float by.
billowing pillows
that touch the sky.
makes me want to
sprout wings
and learn to
fly☺♥☻

photo courtesy of my trustworthy, beyond obsolete(and i still like it anyway, so there;-)blackberry

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

the little creatures

the little creatures dance and play,
as the sun goes down,
they say farewell to the day.
they sing to the moon,
dance under the stars so bright.
under the warm cozy cushion,
of this sweet, summer night

how small

how small we are,
in the larger scheme.
our nebulous existence,
perhaps a dream

photo taken with my trustworthy, even more obsolete than yesterday(but i still like it;-) blackberry

Monday, August 13, 2012

youness

your you does not depend upon
what you wear, how old you are
or how you style your hair.
your you does not care about
the salaries you do or do
not make.
your you know what is real,
and disregards the fake.
your you is what keeps you
going, on that one day
ending, roll.
your you touches the heavens.
your you is the soul☺♥☻


photo taken with my trusty, ever obseleting(but i like it anyway;-)blackberry

Sunday, August 12, 2012

today is world elephant's day

today is world elephant's day,
we raise our trunks
hip hip hooray♥♥♥

Saturday, August 11, 2012

we need to find

we need to find, that peaceful space. an easy, safe...a haven place. it is inside us, it is our soul, ever evolving,  even as we grow old ♥

perseid

wishing on this wonderful world of stars,
that peace and compassion are near,
not far.
that animals and children,the ill
and the old,
can live safely in a world,
with a new heart of gold♥

Friday, August 10, 2012

i know

i know the battle
is forever uphill,
some people are cruel,
and will always kill.
but do i quit,
give up the fight,
when there could be
so many more,
who will do
what is right.
and in those moments,
despondent and dark,
hope reigns supreme,
and ignites
that spark♥

Thursday, August 9, 2012

when i was a little girl

when i was a little girl,
i dreamed of a happy,
better world.
though mine was sad,
alone and gray,
i wished for all pain
to go away.
decades flew by,
and i still
try

upon

upon the earth mother's sweet palette,
manunkind has taken a mallet

photo taken with my trusty, soon to be obsolete, i still like it and think it is cool, blackberry

first nation's people

to first nation's people, all over the world, this is your day, your flag is unfurled. we stand together, we stand hand in hand, for all indigenous peoples across every land☻♥☺

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

i miss

i miss my peace, love and rock and roll...all this hate has taken its toll

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

the eyes...inspired by a very special blind dog

the eyes are eyes,
and with vision,
they be,
but it is the heart,
in all its glory,
that can truly see♥.

Monday, August 6, 2012

he cried, she tried

he cried
she tried,
the truth,
denied.

groan, to dark

grown,
too dark,
i cannot see.
perhaps there
is nothing
in front of me.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

soar

soar to the heavens, dance with the clouds, spread your wings freely, fly happy and proud☺♥☻

Friday, August 3, 2012

i am but

i am but
once upon a moment.
once upon a time.
as superfically
glossed over,
as this rhyme.
and in this depthless
reality,
i am stranded, lost
a world casualty.
a world lost in anger,
hate and fear,
acknowledging the words.
but refusing to hear.
and in that vacuum.
that empty spin,
the cries of the anguished,
lost in the din.

and now

together,
the little ones
rest their heads.
together in comfort,
so ready for bed

Thursday, August 2, 2012

the infinite

the infinite is defined,
as that which cannot
be comprehended
by the mind.

for my old friend, inspired by a photograph i just saw

for my old friend,
as we share
your final days.
your love and loyalty,
the greatest praise.
i hold you close,
as you gently respire,
each breath a gift.
from a soul, so very
much higher.
i am thankful for this moment
and all that came before,
my life was saved when
you came in the door.

i sit

i sit here,
lost in
empty reverie,
avoiding what was.
afraid of what
will be.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

letter to humans

dear humans,


we did not ask to be born,
neither did you,
we mind our own business,
but it is evil you do.
you humans think that you
are above others such
as we.
yet you are cruel
and kill so savagely.
signed,
the other species that live here, too

make today

make today
worth it,
make the day
last,
there is no
guarantee
of the future,
the biggest
trap
is the past☺♥☻

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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