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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I M U R

i am
you are
but we
can be!

we are

http://www.zazzle.com/we_are-137082971877958454

We are babies
But that cannot stay
This will be our
...
World one day
What that world
Will be is
Up to you
So think before
Anything you do

what we do carries on
long after we are gone♥

Friday, November 16, 2012

we are the innocence

we are the children
we do not want
to die.
we do not understand,
but yes we
can cry...

dreaming

dreaming of a world less complicated,
to misery it has itself chosen to be
relegated.
dreaming that people will simplify,
just learn to get along,
just takes three letters
TRY!

kindness and tolerance

kindness and tolerance
go a very long way,
our troubled world
needs to find this
TODAY!
 
rainbow greeting card
http://www.zazzle.com/the_rainbow_greeting_card-137150807418590550

the holidaze

the holidays will soon be here
some cards i created to
spread love and good cheer
☺♥☻
photographs and watercolors

http://www.zazzle.com/songs_of_joy_cards-137748148309189343

http://www.zazzle.com/happy_howlidays_to_you_greeting_card-137486554556406967

http://www.zazzle.com/seasons_greetings_card-137820329007786604

http://www.zazzle.com/holiday_greetings_greeting_cards-137800711161395897

http://www.zazzle.com/happiest_of_holidays_cards-137018102020478737

Thursday, November 15, 2012

spill...for the animal victims of BP

this is where i spend my day
sometimes looking for food
or for frolic and play
the water is so dark now
i cannot see a thing
i am so hungry
i cannot move my wings
what happened to
my homeland
where i live and breed
what will happen to
the fish
upon whom i feed
i am feeling so tired
i cannot lift my head
in this muck and this mire
i do not want to be dead

that silent

that silent moment,
when there is so
much to hear.
so much to see,
so much to fear.
wishing that the
comfort of madness
was near.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

the little creatures

the little creatures
bow their heads,
and snuggle closely,
it is time for bed.

posters
http://www.zazzle.com/moonhorse_posters-228279860549000640
notecards:
http://www.zazzle.com/moonhorse-137929464724107080

a rain soaked

the rain soaked morning,
washed away.
a dewy silence
and state of play.

we are blessed

we are blessed each day that we can do
we are blessed for each moment,
be it false or true.
we are blessed with a planet once
filled with life so lush.
take a breath and see it.
and enjoy the rush
☺♥☻


my online store, celebrating the beauty of our world
http://www.zazzle.com/karenlkalmenson

Monday, November 12, 2012

your

your inner torments,
unresolved.
the ability to get
along with you,
is dissolved.
your desire to hurt,
your blatant stealth,
but in the end
the person you are
hurting most,
is yourself!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

today we honor

today we honor those who have served,
put their lives on the line, be they active or
reserves.
today we honor the men, woman, animals of war,
who fought so that wars would someday be no more.
we hope that these battles will soon be won,
that peace will rise, and wars, be none.
we salute those who have left us, and those
who remain.
trying to make sense of the madness, the sorrow
the pain
♥ KLK

for my father on veteran's day


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

Saturday, November 10, 2012

squid pro quo

if  you want to get
you have to give back.
if and when you decide
to grow up,
i will cut you some
slack!

my online store

http://www.zazzle.com/karenlkalmenson

my little store needs some props,
sure hope that soon the need
for shameless self-promotion,
stops.

Friday, November 9, 2012

leaves, rain and snow

a mixture of moments,
a clatter of sounds
lost words of atonement,
with no ears,
around.
photo taken 11-9 with my trusty, oh so tired, blackberry
notecard
http://www.zazzle.com/leaves_rain_and_snow-137433151211517701

and when...

and when the stars come out to play,
we can all dream of better days

http://www.zazzle.com/and_when-137701848365732096

so quiet, the night

so quiet the night that needs no rest,
that finds itself lost in its own spiritual
quest.
so quiet the night, so hard to grieve
the struggle outlasting,
its own need to breathe.

want to cry

want to cry,
but will smile instead.
so much sadness
in my heart and head.
will try humor until
it sinks in,
i am so tired of these
blues and
their best bud,
chagrin!

how things turn out

how things turn out,
how they start,
the eternal complexities
caused by the heart.
the ability to feel,
to hurt, to know
that those feelings
do not matter,
to people
who keep you in tow.
or perhaps they revel
in causing you sorrow,
then realizing when it
is too late,
there are no more hearts
to borrow.
but repeat this pattern,
is what they do,
there are other people
out there they can hurt
besides you.

u r u

you are you,
i am me,
we are as
different
as can be.
but in our hearts
we are family ♥

poster:
http://www.zazzle.com/friends_flowers_ball_and_butterfly_print-228554669092836783
greeting card:
http://www.zazzle.com/rescued_greeting_cards-137018466151669376

Thursday, November 8, 2012

your heart

your heart is wisdom, each beat is a world, where kindness reigns, and compassion lives, unfurled ♥

do we

we could sit still,
close our eyes,
watch all it crumble
and be surprised???
or we could rise up,
and make a stand
for our earth mother
and all her children,
as ONE heart,
ONE land.
...
you have to chose
do we win or
lose!

winterblunderland

 ♪november 8th, it is snowing,
outside, the winds are blowing,
so pretty to see, but still a
calamity.
slipping in a winterblunderland♪
photo taken 11-8 with trusty, frozen blackberry

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

miracles i do not expect

miracles i do not expect, but the continuing, abject, wholesale cruelties and slaughters that run fast and far too loose over our landscapes...no, this should be long ended, and relegated to history's forever growing hall of shame.

as my life winds itself into endgame, i cannot just sit here and accept this.

neither should anyone else out there.

fight for kindness, humanity, compassion toward our earth and all its inhabitants.  barbarities will always exist in small pockets, but these pockets have overrun the world.

be part of the change, not the deranged!!!

inside a heart

inside a heart,
chambers of
fear and strength,
each beat a lifetime,
however short its
length.

http://www.zazzle.com/best_friends_and_sisters_cards-137422946418405532

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

the holidaze will soon be here

♪songs of joy♪
http://www.zazzle.com/songs_of_joy-137748148309189343

songs of joy, sweet words to say, for this and every holiday♥

Monday, November 5, 2012

when you open your eyes



when you open your eyes,
open your heart, too.
the world is much more beautiful
when you do ♥
http://www.zazzle.com/little_baby_parrot_poster-228337188997988815

i dreamed

i dreamed of a world,
where extinction
was never,
i woke up to
a world where
extinction is
forever :(

Sunday, November 4, 2012

the rainbow

the rainbow searched for a place to go.
she searched so high, she searched so low.
she wished to shine over paradise,
spreading peace and love,
she was very nice☺♥☻


notecard:
http://www.zazzle.com/the_rainbow-137150807418590550
poster:
http://www.zazzle.com/the_rainbow-228609235013899797

a few kind words

manatee mother and calf
the touch of a caring hand,
with
a few kind words,
not spoken enough,
but loudly, heard

Saturday, November 3, 2012

live it!

if you think you are too old,
think again...

live it
breathe it
dream it
believe it ♥

i am...reposted

I am but one small human, on an ever morphing landscape. I have seen so much and yet so little. So many technological advances, extraordinary in nature, and so much cruelty, a partnership born from the most evil of places. I know I am of no consequence in the larger order, but the larger order is of great consequence to me♥

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hghIE45OfQ&feature=youtu.be

we light a candle

we light a candle,
we carry the torch,
for our glorious planet,
now barren and scorched.
manunkind on a rampage,
playing more than the tool,
by killing all others, he
kills himself,
stupid fool.

procontact

contact, be it face to face,
or fingertip to fingertip
across cyberspace
basic human needs
that can never be erased.
the need to connect,
though methods change.
a part of our psyche
we should never rearrange.

love is, and for that we are forever grateful ☺♥☻

Friday, November 2, 2012

an old friend died today

an old friend died,
today.
it was not unexpected,
many would say.
but his passing yields
memories,
when he was still there,
lost years and lost moments.
in our sinks,
wilted hair.
sweet moments now seen,
when it was then,
they were pain.
but moments they were
and they will not
pass through,
again

rest in peace, larry T

gratis tude

in gratitude,
for what i did
not lose,
feeling blessed
yet sad,
for those who
have it bad.
praying and hoping
so, that all
badness soon will go.
but knowing all too
well,
that there could not be
heaven,
without hell

the blanks, filled in

the blanks filled in.
each dotted i.
each t is crossed.
i don't know y

Thursday, November 1, 2012

the land scaped

the land escaped,
the mountains, streamed.
she ran ahead,
lost in her dream.
and when reality,
attacked her head.
she wished herself
away,
instead
http://www.zazzle.com/indoor_outdoor_friends_print-228536844900702485

an aging hippie's lament

i miss my music
i miss my weed
i am so tired
of all this
corporate greed
and politics
so mired in crud
even dirtier
than woodstock's
mud
i do not want
gel in my hair
i want to grow it
as long as
my underwear
which in those days
it was the style
not to wash it to often
wearing that funny
yellow smile
i want my bong
my VW bus
theses SUVs
are just too
much fuss
peace and love
21st century
but the 60s
are the best
part of me

shelter dog


i am a shelter dog,
and what is clear
i do not want to
die in here.
take me home,
let me live,
you will never regret
all the love i give.
so when you walk by
my cage,
look twice.
i have a heart of gold,
and am very nice♥

http://www.zazzle.com/we_are_dogs_greeting_cards-137953460266869575

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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