Tuesday, May 29, 2018

be still

be still the light
that shines
where there was once
only darkness.

Monday, May 28, 2018


find joy instead of jaded and life will appear more magical

softly yellow

softly yellow
sweet touches
of stripes
by tigers bestowed.

Sunday, May 27, 2018


he does not ask
nor has he seen.
words quite spoken
from her head
nor the
photos taken
then off


who is shy
not me

Friday, May 25, 2018

do pigeons meditate

do pigeons in those silent moments
ponder as they plan to
do they evaluate in an
existential sense
where they are going
and where they went.

memorial day

memorial day

memorial day

On memorial day we honor those who have served
The army, air force, marines, the navy , the reserves
We honor those who fought so that we could be free
To enjoy our careers, our friends, our families
We honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice
So we would not pay the worst possible price
To be enslaved, our freedoms torn
Into a lifeless world our children would be born.
This is not about being in favor of war
We all hate the bloodshed, the pain, the gore
This is about people who did what had to be done
Here is hoping that one day,
Wars will be none.

and this includes our four legged friends,
of loyalty, love and valor
even after the end♥


do alstroemeria
dream at night
and if they do,
is it about the light.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

if a rose you were

if  a rose you were
and you could
touch all those
who are gone
those you
miss so much.


this is part of my time
it will not last
these moment sublime
are slipping past.
but each phase of my life
i will embrace
even as the petals slowly
fall around

Saturday, May 19, 2018

be not

be not
for by love,
you will

Friday, May 18, 2018

lovely when

lovely when falling
lovely when sunshine
behind the clouds,


squidflower thought
in moments sublime
how life was really
quite like a rhyme
in its
meter and mysteries
todays and future

Thursday, May 17, 2018


what i watch
what i see
where i go
who i  be.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

home you seek

the home you seek
beats within your heart
wherever the road
takes you.


.every moment in the presence of nature's beauty is the gift of a lifetime 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

the power

short lived the power of
a flower,
but mighty is its

in this secret

in this secret,
shaded place
we come to roost.
recharge our bodies,
give our spirits
a boost

stand tall

stand tall
even when
you fall.

Monday, May 14, 2018


monday arrives,a pain in da ass
tuesday follows,this too shall pass
humpday wednes full of glee
thurs demurs,
friday sure don't bother me
saturday sunday hooray yippee
that all she wrote so shame on me

flowers through raindrops

the world she sees as
flowers through raindrops
swaying on windows
to hope's gentle

Sunday, May 13, 2018

when asked

when asked a question,
the flower replied.
you don't know the answer,
well neither do i.

about to

about to burst
with secrets
no longer

Friday, May 11, 2018

we join

we join each other
we squabble and love
our lives are varied
and are more of the

beauty, she found

beauty she found
on her edges, frayed
discolored by time
she was once

with love

with love, the world opens like butterfly wings

Thursday, May 10, 2018

road tulips

cars etcera
step aside
when mother
nature comes
along for
the ride.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

dream too far

if you dream too far
from where you are
you forget that under
your feet,
sits life

Monday, May 7, 2018

familiar street

familiar street
steps taken
beneath my

Sunday, May 6, 2018

buddy curly tail

little buddy
with looks
and charm
that will never

though head bowed

though head bowed,
her spirit rises
silent and

moth hat purple flower

moth hat purple flower
with gentle leaves
beneath her chest.


a little life,
a candle flower
glow so soft
head held,

Friday, May 4, 2018


your love a string of golden stars
you take with you
wherever you are.

buddy says

Buddy says
Wouldn’t it be nice
if we could sit still
Enjoy life
and simply chill.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

gimme dat

gimme dat
gimme dis
you can
get more
if you share

as i watch

as i watch spring's crowing glow
the red white and greens
i marvel at the wonders that
existed before and will when
i am no longer here to
revel in their gifts.
as i watch each bud unveil
the new life it carries
no questions asked.
my eyes engulf,
my spirit drinks in
hoping to never forget
this beauty.
never enough
and never
too much.


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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