Sunday, September 28, 2014


probability is
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her heart around they orbit

her heart,
around they
her lovelight
is their
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Friday, September 26, 2014


worlds whirl by
while we spin,
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do you fly to hide
or fly to seek.
of which one or
do you

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

the distance between

the distance between
knowing and the
vast unknown
can never be truly
but a bridge built
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hunger for knowledge
an open mind
kindness can
make for a better

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

i never

i never found a gentler space.
i never found a happier place.
i never saw so sweet a face.
garage eagle love

Monday, September 22, 2014

in a world of quiet

in a world of quiet
there is no sound.
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in a world of noise,
no music.

lift up your gaze

lift up your gaze,
and shine your beauty
all over the world.
queens botanical gardens

every day is world rhino day

We are rhinos and we love to graze
In the sun, we laze
but poachers will not
leave us alone
if you want a horn
grow a one of your own!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

as the lights go out

she holds her head up
as the lights go out.
her love of life still
she fades so ever quietly
as others mill around her.
she holds on for those
whose life she fills.
she sees them growing
she breathes a little
does not want them
to see but what she was,
as what she is draws


i live in my own world...
the food is better,
the people are nicer.
and ALL the animals
are safe and happy.

she sits

she sits in quiet
while her mind
rolls out the reels
of a life lived without
some wounds that
never heal.
what she expected of others,
dueling with her own
self respect.
plowing forward without
looking sideways,
a gaze too goal focused and
in her fears of the tomorrow
that will come too fast.
a life filled with hidden regrets.
no longer buried in the past.
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the pain

the pain of an open heart
is worth the joys that only
an open heart can
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Friday, September 19, 2014

on closer look

from far away,
so soft they seem.
on closer look...
not so.
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must we trade our innocence

must we trade our innocence
for that
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taste of
when all we learn is
what we have

the inner rumblings

the inner rumblings
and the din of
no way to sit still
from the inside,
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i forage i romp
i run i play
this is how
i spend
my day.
at queens botanical gardens

Thursday, September 18, 2014


a world without bees
would not be.

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they walked through

they walked through miles
of flowers,
sweet fragrant colors
a balm for their souls.

at queens botanical gardens

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

how will you fill my flower cup

will you fill my flower cup
with smiles and cheer.
will you fill it with love.
be you far or near.
will you keep on filling
as my petals fall.
i ask as i marvel
at the magic of
it all.
while walking

they watch but they do not wait

they watch but they do not wait.
they cry but do not deny.
they live in what they can do
not their limitations
as they run out of their given
lifespan rations.

Monday, September 15, 2014


behind this placid
floral smile...
lives a lifetime
stretched for
many a mile.
local  beauty

Sunday, September 14, 2014

i hold

i hold my breath
i count to ten.
then i count
all over again.
beach bird

Saturday, September 13, 2014


to stop and really look
at what you see...
a treasure you might
anywhere there is an open heart

♥meet mikey♥

my name is mikey, full name mikey macnoblebird...because i a noble macaw. i had a bad life before a helping wing parrot rescue took me in and taught me how to trust again.

i about 15 years old and i was so unhappy, mistreated and poorly fed before jeanne, jen et al saved i has plucked out many feathers). i stops plucking because the rescue feds me good and loved on me.(my new mommy thinks i looks like a punk rocker).

in that spirit i here to help my new mommy and daddy not be so sad about losing their little pteribird and so they can love and spoils me!

and yes, they needs retraining!

and yes, mommy already tooks too many pics and videos.

♪so nice to meets you all♪

yeah maybe i says clucktweet too

Thursday, September 11, 2014

how many

how many moments of silence
will it take,
before a world of peace,
we make.
in front of the building

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

change can

change can come when
open minds, driven
by the kindness of hearts,
cause a contagion of
gentle compassion.
even reaching those
once mired in the
wrongs of
what was.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

in the world

in the world of never asked,
answers are seldom

Monday, September 8, 2014

the little girl prayed

the little girl bowed her head and prayed.
that all the cruelties would go away.
she hugged her toys close to her
as she cried silent tears,
and hoped so hard that the
rest of the world
would hear.
with softness so sweet

i took a walk

i took a walk into
the periphery...
and this i saw.
because i looked.
on the way home

your velvet embrace

safe in the soft,
gentle warmth
of your velvet
with love
and contentment,
i burrow
my face,
on the way to and fro

Sunday, September 7, 2014

a field

a field, adrift
in life's great
local beauties via cell pic

Saturday, September 6, 2014

do your dreams

do your dreams continue
when you are awake.
planting fields

Friday, September 5, 2014

i see

i see the love and goodness
that you radiate.
your inner warmth
and sunlight.

planting fields

Thursday, September 4, 2014

joan...for joan rivers

you made us laugh at
ourselves and at you.
this something you taught
us all to do.
to take life as it is,
with a twisty smirk.
no matter how life
could do its dirty work.
we saw the loving heart
that you tried to hide.
in spite of your sometimes
acerbic wit,
we all saw inside.
and now the world
is a less funny and more
nobody will ever
take your place.

to love

to love.
to experience the
spectrum of emotions
that love brings,
brings us closer to
the divine center
of our better

namaste, love and light

love and light.
peace-filled days
and blissful
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014


rain drops
each a part
of nature's
heart and
and in her sweet
skies over staten island
daylight strong.
all needing each
other to

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

little bug

little bug
on plant long.
his life so short.

a new life

a new life,
not afraid
to open
up to the
planting fields

road meander

road meander,
through patterns
and old.
do you follow the
or cling on to
that which
fear and insecurity
have sold.
planting fields

Monday, September 1, 2014

for miles of smiles

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I am a proud senior, forever hippie, who has incorporated the peace and love vibe into the technosphere of the 21st century. Gratitude and love of all beings is what I live for and how I live. My husband and I are guardians of pteribird in heaven and magic Mikey a special needs senior parrot, whose intelligence and love is beautiful and humbling. Blessings