Wednesday, February 27, 2013

i watch


i watch in awe and so
blissfully small,
at the magic and
the wonder,
of it all!

Monday, February 25, 2013

AGE

age does not say you cannot live...age says you have wisdom and so much more to give!!!

in a wave

in a wave of tired,
i rest my head.
no chance to sleep,
though it is time for bed.
with dancing torments,
chasing the light,
heart as heavy as lead,
i say
good night.
waiting for pretty dreams
to scare away
the frights.

sun shines

Sunday, February 24, 2013

i see eye

i see.
i hold.
to those

of us
who are
old,
each moment
is gold
☺♥☻

mist...in memory of lisa and for those in her loving circle



Mist
to those once with us,
who no longer remain,
we feel your loss,
and it causes pain.
but we know you are
in a place of peace,
with others, just like you,
whose troubles have ceased.
your tenure on earth
with us never enough,
yes we go on,
but at times it is rough.

Friday, February 22, 2013

eyes closed open

closing my eyes,
closing them tight,
wishing that everything
will be alright.
that one day we will wake up
and peace will be found,
cruelty forever banished,
a world of love,
all around

Thursday, February 21, 2013

thaw-ts

thoughts escape, feelings elude,
in sadness, draped
dancing with confused.
nowhere to turn,
no turns to spare.
just hanging on,
because i care.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

the night

the night is the voice of one thousand tomorrows...

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my paintings, photographs and poetry...in note/greeting cards, posters and many other guises.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

when

when kindness takes the helm,
miracles happen !

Monday, February 18, 2013

plus

never lose your optimism..it is precisely that that keeps me going and going...i believe that the pockets of good will triumph in small increments and that those victories shall be glorious!

ONE

behind the big names and the big press, there is an army of thousands on facebook, twitter and google +...networking homeless animals, signing and sharing petitions, and working with organizations and friends worldwide and local.

it is WE, the people, who make it happen...we who spend hours of time caring for and about those who cannot defend themselves.

we are a worldwide force...the power of ONE and we will get the job done!!!!!

can we

can we be two,
can we be one.
since i met you,
life has begun!

caged sky

through bars of fear, regrets and pain,
the bluest of skies, cannot be contained

photo taken 2-17

Sunday, February 17, 2013

for and

for and aft,
to and fro.
standing still...
which  way
to
go

soundlights

in the deafening
soundlights of introspection,
i hear an insurrection.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

one day

one day i awoke,
the world was free.
no wars, no hate,
no animosity.
no cruelty, no torments,
... no homeless and sad.
compassionate sanity
cured a world once
gone mad
☺♥☻

for our fellow residents on this blue, spinning planet


 love all life,

love all that

you are seeing.

blessed are we

to live with such

beautiful beings☺♥☻
 

Friday, February 15, 2013

fault mine

what do you do
when the fault
is your own,
when your wits
are sharp,
but you reactions,
not honed?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

we are puppies

puppies
http://www.zazzle.com/we_are_puppies-137907355627453244
we are puppies, and we will grow,
as will our love for you,
which we always show. ♥

valentine

have a happy valentine,
hearts aplenty,
love to find.
tender moments,
peace of mind.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

prayer

whatever deity you be,
i ask you with great piety.
please find a way to shelter
the lost,
the ones abandoned, like garbage
so tossed.
the ones now homeless because
their loved one is gone,
the ones neglected or spat upon.
the ones whose hearts beat as
loud as our own.
please find a way to get these
angels a home ♥

we were

we were twinkling star bright,
lighter than air.
now we live in a world,
that just does not
care.

embrace

embrace difference and be embraced by wisdom in return☺♥☻

Monday, February 11, 2013

activist song

i do not know you, you never touched my hand,
i never touched your paw, nor saw you fight to stand.
but i know your story and that is enough,
and i revel in your glory when life finally shows you good stuff ♥

slumbersounds

sweetest of reveries,
softest sleep,
wrapped inside blankets
and pillows warm
and deep♥

Sunday, February 10, 2013

temp-EST

the dark tempests of today cannot hold back the bright colors of tomorrow!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

snow

in the snow i want to play,
up i do not want to grow,
today ☺☻

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

love everlasting

photo on the right,taken on their wedding day!
they met when young, yet already knew,
so much they did, too much they
went through.
but together they found a way
to navigate,
all that life threw
upon their plates.
they had their moments,
when they felt lost and
deceived,
but in each other,
they always
believed
☺♥☻

happy 65th anniversary,
mom and dad!

dailies

we live our daily lives,
most times trapped in
the mundane,
but here we sit,
safe from many sorrows
and pains.
so in that spirit we know
that we are blessed.
and with that gratitude,
we will try to do
our best.
☺♥☻

Monday, February 4, 2013

how do

a picture of words is an image far reaching.
no sounds...no motions.
shadows and illuminations, a story opens
its doors.

to somehow translate this,
so that many more will find themselves reading,
though not knowing how they got there,
but unable to put this knowledge down.

a pigment not yet tested enters, overwhelms,
overcomes...in the velvet of its subtleties.



meady ogre

in mediocrity,
not understood.
unwelcome, unwanted,
not bad....perhaps
good.
it does not matter,
she started to say.
but the pain still
lingered,
no plans to
evade.

there is

there is no place where she can sit,
so from perch to perch she
choose to flit.
when flying high,
between dark clouds,
her loss of focus,
a darkened shroud.

to hold

to hold up my head,
in spite of it all.
to jump out of bed,
when back in,
i want to crawl.
to keep on going,
though all seems
for naught,
too old yet still
growing,,,
so sickens
the plot.

snows and shadows

snows and shadows,
winter's grace.
chilly silence,
this glistening space.

one of

we are one of many,
we are many of
a few.
there are just so many
hours,
and so much more
to do!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

i am...repost

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.

a musical tribute to planet earth☺♥☻
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hghIE45OfQ&feature=share&list=PL94AAB1A1D936473C

Saturday, February 2, 2013

in quiet times

in quiet times,
when no words
come through.
the head is spinning...
does not know
what to do.
the heart is pounding,
restless and scared.
she sits, and wonders,
waiting to feel
repaired.

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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