Wednesday, August 31, 2016

walk gently repost

walk gently
walk gently upon our precious earth,
spread love and goodness
a lifetime's worth
share only what you wish
to receive
be forthright and decent
try not to deceive
avoid those who
by toxicity live
just keep on walking
away, as you forgive
do not look back
the past is done
point those feet forward
a new day has begun.


from here i see a world
that looks both
large and small.

Monday, August 29, 2016

butterscotch moonlight

butterscotch moonlight
so sweet the time
the velvet touch  of silence
we were the rhyme.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


the lives
shout out.
where did
we go wrong
what is it all


while sorting through
the muck of decades....

Friday, August 26, 2016


where there is kindness.
there is love.
where there is love,
there is life!

the wisdom of the gentle mallet

the wisdom of the
gentle mallet
muted message
pastel palette.
words softly
with a
say what
is meant
and where
the messsage


we strive for peace
we strive for calm
for sweet release
a gentle balm
as storm clouds gather the fort
our wits would rather
gently comport.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

at what

at what point does the concept of ethics awaken from its slumber and shout out
"i'm still here"

Monday, August 22, 2016

once upon a birdie and butterfly

a birdie happened upon
a little butterfly.
he said, oh like me
you can fly.
yes the little butterfly
we are quite alike
you and i.
then the butterfly
said goodbye.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


clean the path
that i may see
from eyes
not sullied
by reason.

as she passes by

as she passes by,
little beauties

from deep

from deep inside
his rotted core,
harsh truths
are found,

Friday, August 19, 2016

the sage of age

how to embrace
that which we never
to open our lives
to that which
comes with it.
to see with the wisdom
that comes from layers
of memories,
that float like
dust then
until time
or will
sweeps them

Thursday, August 18, 2016

myself, i asked

are you who
you would
admire if
you just met.
or are you waiting
for the who you
aspired to.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

oh still

oh still the world
the heartbeats
the endless
we seek solace
in those pockets
of kindness
hoping to fill
them with love
and surround
the ailing orb
that struggles to
as we too soldier on
through the sorrow
and pain.

silent suns

silent suns
the rain
does shine
the clouds they
up in
the winds
whip wildly
every which way.
weather or not
we start

Monday, August 15, 2016

circus berserkus repost

Circus berserkus

the circus is in town, what do you see?
as i look out at you, and you look in at me
do you see me as a large, roaring captive toy,
or do you look into my eyes, just know pain, no joy.
do you giggle and point as you mill around my cage,
in my terror annoint as i seethe in rage.
do you not understand that my roar is a shout:
open up the cage door and let me out.


our personal journeys
the steps we take
each positive
a lifetime
to make♥


there are so many poems
about a butterfly
poems written by those
who write
better than i.
but would it be considered
a little off,
one wrote a poem
a little

Saturday, August 13, 2016

to pass by a flower

my eyes first truly opened
when i could no longer
just walk past a flower.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

but love we are

but love,
we are.

today is world elephant day!

let us raise our trunks to honor and save our precious eles!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

by hearts in green

by hearts in green,
each petal soft moment
a cushion for those
who follow.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

world lions day

today is world lions day
let us roar.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

up, to down

dear down

you exist only to
remind me of the
way i am going.


Monday, August 8, 2016

by flower nests

her heart,
by flower
nest a wall
he built to
keep her


the heart, never silent
beats for all of those
not heard,
though speak they do
without a
single word.

happy daze

happy daze

when a diner was a diner
and the food...
oh well,
if you lived 
to tell!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

pink pretty droplets

pink pretty droplets
of dew.
kissed by a morning
we once

Friday, August 5, 2016

it's just an...

they smiled as they pulled on his head.
what if i move it this way,
they were amused as they twisted
his little arm...
it does not have feelings like us
so we cannot do it harm.
if we do not give it water
nor food to eat,
what will happen then,
will it collapse at our
if we throw it against
the walls of our ship,
will it stand up
or will it slip.
it runs red liquid now
perhaps it is blood.
we need to find another
this one is a dud.
oh why bother
what are they worth
these things that call
themselves man,
on this little planet
so away they flew from wherever they came.
the it on the floor...
they did not even name.

so before you say
just an animal,
(any animal)
dog, bird, or cat
read the above
and think about that!!!

amore more

love is eternity's heart.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

your truth

your truth,
be it told
whether you
are young
or you are old.


where love is found,
within that palace,
you dwell.


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greetings! i have managed to incorporate my eternal woodstock 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...waking up in the morning. i find inspiration in too many things to list, and far too many more to remember. sketching, watercolor painting,poetry and photography are 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.