Monday, July 31, 2006

A COOLING SUMMER RAIN

Guess what?
We finally got rain
I am estastic!!
I am hoping it will
Rain all night long
Till the morning dawn!

A COOLING SUMMER RAIN

A cooling summer rain came down from the skies
To kiss my lips ... to touch my eyes
To relieve a pent feeling of deep lassitude
And replace it with feelings once more renewed
To heighten my spirits and replenish my soul
A cooling summer rain can play such a role!

A MOUNTAIN SMILED AT ME

A mountain smiled at me this morning
As I went passing by
Deep in carpets of purple sage it stood
With a twinkle in its eye.

Serene, it surveyed a vast domain
Of meadows, spacious green, of crystal ponds
And waving fronds
Of lush grasses on the plain.

Then it gaily waved to the distant hills
And then waved back again
With cheery greetings in the golden sun
Fresh washed in the recent rain.

Then all around God's handiwork
As far as the eye could see
With voices strong sang a delightful song
Which was shared with me.

My grateful heart echoed back
As I journeyed on my way
"How good it is to be alive
And, oh! What a beautiful day!"

Sunday, July 30, 2006

YOU CAN HEAR MUSIC EVERYWHERE!

You can hear music everywhere ...
If you have a heart that sings!
You can hear a melody...
In ordinary things ...

In the whisper of the wind ...
Through the branches of the trees ...
In the chriping of the crickets ...
In the humming of the bees ...
In the chatter of the squirrel ...
In the whir of tiny wings ...

You can hear music everywhere ...
If you have a heart that sings!

In the rhythm of the raindrops ...
In the rippling of the stream ...
In the lilt of children's laughter ...
As they romp upon the grass of green ...
In the warm voice of a friend ...
And the comfort that it brings ...

You can hear music everywhere ...
If you have a heart that sings!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

WHAT YOU GIVE

The outer world
is like a mirror
reflecting back
whatever you give
from within.

Give love and the world
loves you back.

Give peace and the world
becomes more peaceful.

Give light and the world
will be a little brighter.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

There is a time for sunrise when we look forward to
the beginning of a new day.

There is a time for trust when we just know that
someone will be there to hold our hand in times of
need.

There is a time for disappointment when no one is
there with us and we are afraid.

There is a time for playing when we enjoy spreading
the music flowing into the fiber of our being.

There is a time for silence when we search again
for light in the days our lives.

There is a time for happiness when we can see in the
eyes of our children the promise of the future.

There is a time for grief when our heart is broken
by the loss of someone dear.

There is a time for rest when we just need to get away
from everything and relax.

There is a time for questioning when we cannot
make out the puzzle and mystery of our lives.

There is a time for loneliness when everyone is busy
and no one takes the time to let us know they are
there.

There is a time for celebration when we can share
with our friends the joy they've brought into our
lives.

There is a time for trepidation when we get nervous
about what is happening to us.

There is a time for stillness when we are at peace
and take the time to treasure forgotten gifts.

There is a time for patience when there is nothing
else that we can do but wait and see.

There is a time for wonder when we hold our
breath in awe to the beauty of creation.

There is a time for confidence when we know that
we can make a difference and be somebody in the
world.

There is a time for tears when we just need to disclose
the hurts we feel inside.

There is a time for laughter when we feel free
to be ourselves and play our foolish games.

There is a time for sickness when we are confronted
with the limitations and failures of our body.

There is a time for unity when our strength is being
together to achieve the same goals.

There is a time for freedom when we need to find
our own path along the way.

There is a time for uncertainty when we are anxious
about our tomorrow.

And there is a time when time is not a certainty any
longer and we can expect our life
to end at any time.

That is the time for the sunset when we meet God
with all the times we have lived in His creation.

COMING RAIN

We need rain
Too much heat here
Today is cooler
so nice
got rain last night
maybe more today... hoping

COMING RAIN

Only slightest lean of tufted grass
From East to West
Hints of moisture blowing in.

It promises relief
from scalding heat inside
Desert dryness on our hill.

West winds blow the wind away
But East winds give a whispering
Of hope that rain
will begin at last.

The earth sits open mouthed and waits.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

GOLD

The cloud's of last night's storm
hang grey above the brown horizon.
The thin sun slices in between
with concentrated light
that flahes gold the symbol
on the farther church, temple or mosque.

Is it a Cross, or Star of David,
or another sign of another faith
or Majesty of thought?

If it leads us into harmony
and peace...
does it truly matter
if each gets there his own way?

PERFECTION

"You're afraid you won't be perfect"
I'm afraid you'll think you are.
What would others have to be
to live up to your expectancy?

The narrow rim you have to walk
is far too sharp for me.
I'll drop down into a warmer neighborhood
of sinners such as me.

It is a genial atmosphere
of helping other sinners
to be their best in their humanity.

Who needs perfection
if their be gentleness
and quick and kind
accessibility?

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

MY HOME

I live high in the mountains
where the clouds come down at night
to fill the hidden valleys
till the break of morning light
where the autumn frost lies heavy
over the fields of grassy sod
and all Nature in her glory
clings forever close to God.

The sun creeps over the peaks
his paint-brush dabs in array
the storms lift to the heavens
omnipotence has full sway!

Why worry about life's troubles
or wrestle with daily toil
when I can be strengthened
where peace reigns in my world!

MY OTHER SELF

I am always finding new discoveries
about who I am
each day
What about you?


MY OTHER SELF

Oh, part of me is mischevious and merry
possessed of a gypsy heart
that in rollicking , laughing abandonment
scoffs at my gentler part ...

Where did she come from?
this other self
that pounds like the ocean waves
until my mind can scare contain
the way she misbehaves ...

Tell me, shall I finally choose
the gentle and quiet ways?
or the capricious elfin-heart
that leads me quite a chase?

Yet, can I not be two-in-one?
for one is such a persister!
perhaps the staid could gently mold
her Romany-blooded sister!

Monday, July 24, 2006

I'M OK

I am back home again.... had the most wonderful trip!!!
it was so great having time to myself .... with no cares about anything...
I had so much fun!
and it's back to work tomorrow...
not so sure I'm ready for that...
but life is good...
so ... it will be fine ...
I wrote this as my plane was landing ...
guess I'm just feeling glad to be me...
after all... that's all I can be...

I'M OK

It is okay to feel exactly what I feel
think exactly what I think
and look exactly like I do.

Everything about me is okay today
exactly the way that I am
and exactly the way
I want to be
and this feels so very good
just happy to be me.

It feels so good
to accept myself
and be me
just
as I am today.

All my thoughts
and actions
and emotions
are
right
where they belong.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

ADVENTURES

I SIMPLY LOVE TO TRAVEL
TO VISIT EVERY PLACE
AND MEET The WONDERFUL
MEMBERS
OF THIS
GREAT
HUMAN
RACE!!!!!

TILL WE MEET AGAIN ...... ADIOS.... CHEERS...
I AM OFF ON MY ADVENTURE
WHO KNOWS WHAT GREAT PEOPLE I MIGHT MEET.
WELL... OFF TO BED FOR ME....
I HAVE TO BE UP AT 4:00 AM...
BE BACK JULY 23rd...... SEE YOU!


MARGIE

SOUNDS OF SILENCE

I am taking a break...
all this packing
and unpacking
is making me
tired and
weary

So I wrote this to get away from all that packing and unpacking

SOUNDS OF SILENCE

Once I could not stand the silence
upon waking
I turned
on the radio
in the car
the radio on
never quiet
always
had to
have
other voices.

Always
there were
someone else's
thoughts
and words.

I'm not sure
why
I never
sat
alone
with myself.

Quite possibly
there was
nothing
within
my silence
that I
could recognize
and that
frightened me.

Or
perhaps
there was
so little solitude
within
me
that
it
just
frustrated me.

Now it
is so different.

Silence....

within it
I'm held fast
and ravished
by
my thoughts
brought
to a passion
penetrating
to my soul
calling it
ecstasy.

I become weak
from
silence!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

FRIENDS

We must share ourselves
because our hearts
are
so big and strong.

You tell me
who you are
and
I tell you
who I am.

There have been
moments
in our lives
when we were
so full of joy
we felt
we would burst
unless
we shared it
with another.

There have been
moments
in our lives
when we ached
longing for
someone
to listen
and understand.

Joys are doubled
when shared
with a friend.

Then two hearts are happy
two people
laugh and sing.

Pain is lessened
when shared
with a friend
who cushions the blow.

A friend is for sharing.

In a friendship
there is
the magical warmth
of the human heart
that surpasses
the power of medicine.

QUOTES

It was kind of strange....
My blog was missing for a while...
I went to post a few quotes... and blank... nothing there....
Hope it doesn't happen again...

I should be doing things to get ready for my trip...
Well.... this will just take a few minutes...

Anyway.... here are the quotes....

When you carry out
acts of kindness
you get
a wonderful feeling
inside.
It is as though
something inside your body
responds
and says.... yes
this is how
I ought to feel!
-Harold Kushner

It is one of the most
beautiful compensations
of life
that no man can
sincerely try to help another
without
helping himself
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most I can do for my friend
is simply be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow upon him,
If he knows that I am happy in loving him
he will want no other reward.
-Henry David Thoreau

Often with the poorest people
you cannot completely
alleviate their problem
but by being with them
whatever you can do for them
makes a difference.
-Brother Geoff
The Missionary of Charity Brothers

Those are a few of some of my favorite quotes.
Take care everyone .
Margie

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE.... DON'T KNOW WHEN I'LL BE BACK AGAIN

I do know when I will be back though...
and my heart is light and free....
I get to spend time
with just me
I am looking forward to it so.

Hi to all my bloger friends....
I just want to let you know I will be gone from July14th till July 23rd.
I will miss you all.
Oh.... by the way.... I am going to Nova Scotia. Canada....
See you when I return.
HUGGGGGGZ!
Margie

MYSELF

I choose to be my own best friend
A person I can trust.

I must develop within me
A being strong and just.

Who else can always be on hand
As no one else on earth
To understand and guide
Or share a secret mirth.

I cannot hope to change the ways
Of any living soul
Myself alone can I remold
To fit my destined role.

I take what others choose to give
And never ask for more
Whatever they might give to me
I shall welcome at my door.

I need to know I am the one
On whom I can depend
Then I am worthy to become
Another person's friend.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

CONNECTED TO MY HEART...KNOW THYSELF

CONNECTED TO MY HEART

Since I started writing this blog...
which was actually less...
than a month ago...
I have met some of the most amazing people...
I go to your blog...
and you come to me...

what you all share and write astounds me...
your words lift me up...
your words of beauty...
and truth...
and words that...
make me laugh...
I love to...
laugh...

I feel like I am getting to know ...
so many of you ....
I like you ...
and like the idea ...
of becoming friends ...
with you ...

To me ...
the best description ...
of a friend ...
is a connection ...
of the heart...
you have ...
connected ...
to my heart!


KNOW THYSELF

We only find ourselves
in everything we
feel
and
see
the more new friends
I know
the more I'll learn
of me!

THIS MOMENT

Regardless of what has past
this moment
this day
is our everything.

It contains all the things
we need to be
happy.

We can think
and talk
and remember
the joys
of the past
for
they are
a part of us.

We are
what the past
has made us
and
we shall be
tomorrow
what we make
of ourselves today.

And
may we find
fullfillment
in the faith
that
tomorrow's
memories
will be
even happier
than today's.

Monday, July 10, 2006

MY POOR FRIEND FRED

Ouch! sore head
want to stay in bed

Feeling kind of blue
know just what to do

Call Fred
oh no!
it can't be so
his wife says he's dead!

First... head was
aching
now
heart
is breaking!

Hate monday morning blues
don't you?

Now must get
out of bed
for
poor dear
Fred.

Flowers
are
on the
way
right
away.

Oh dear
Fred
dang it!
you are
dead
and not
the reason
I wanted
to get
out of bed!

Rest in peace Fred!
oh.... by the way.... there is no Fred. I was trying to be like Ogden Nash. Ha!
Well... I tried....

CLOUDS

Each kind heart is
like a sun...
That shines upon the
passing crowd...
How sad I feel on
selfish days...
When I have
lived behind
a cloud!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Hmmmmmm!

Don wrote a very beautiful poem that was passionate...
and just a touch "steamy"! I told him I was going to try and write
a poem like that. He said "Why not... give it a shot."
Passion is better than sitting around being sad...
yes, I am sad today... missing my friend...
but, being sad is ok... sometimes it is what the soul needs... for a little while...
so, here goes with my poem...
Not " steamy" like yours Don ...as, I am a little bit shy!
Just romance!

Hmmmmmm!

oooh you move my very soul!
so sensitive to the touch...

my eyes are closed
but not quite tight

hmmmmmm
i can only utter those words

and i will call your name
at a whisper

to let you know
you're not just another

you are mine
like no one before you

the playing never stops until...
need i say more?

you know how i get
you just know
hmmmmmm!

MY CAT

I was feeling so very, very sad
about my friend Mary that died
I wrote a poem about how I felt
but I will not share it
too sad for anyone
but me.

Must be the Sunday morning blues
everyone is gone
needed somoeone
and there she was
my cat.
(Ever since my dog died last year... my cat is always there next to me)

I wrote this poem about her.

MY CAT!

I love my cat
black and white
and a little
fat!

She seems to follow me
wherever I go
she makes me happy
I love her so!

She sleeps in my bed
sometimes next to my head
I hear her purr in my ear
she is sweet and
gives me cheer!

But if she nibbles
on my toes
I say "ouch!"
not does!

Smokey is my friend
till the very end
on her pretty little head
as she lies on my bed
I will plant a little kiss
my sweet cat... pure bliss!

I want to stay in bed
too early to start the day
but Smokey needs to be fed
she makes me happy... so it's ok!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

HAPPY THOUGHT

It is the most beautiful morning here!
the birds are singing
and after the rain
everything is so fresh and clear.

I will share this little poem before I head out for a walk.

HAPPY THOUGHT

When I think a happy
thought...
It colors everything
I see...
It sends out rays to
touch the world...
And everything
shines back...
at me.

A DAY TO ALWAYS REMEMBER

When the day comes
that you might feel so tired
it is hard to
put one foot in front of the other
when all you have done
seems to get
you nowhere
that will be the time
to just
hang in there
that will be the time
just to
hang in there
one more second.

That will be the day
you will
see a sunrise
or
a sunset
or
a rainbow
or
a smile
from a little child
and
you will know
that it is not
all about
the struggle
you have been up to
or
the results
you want to get.

You will know
that it is
all about
being touched
with
the joy
of this day.


It will be a day you will always remember!

MANY MOODS

Sleepless in Colorado
Well, I guess it's a good time to write a poem.
maybe then sleep will come... hope so.

MANY MOODS

To me the world's a funny thing
a world of moods, the best is spring
a mood short lived, but many know
a mood recalled for many more
though short lived this mood will reign
as a lover's mood of bliss and pain
The one we lose and never find
the one once loved and left behind
a tragic mood but bliss is there
for heart's sincere... true love will fare.

Friday, July 07, 2006

THINKING OF YOU

Do you ever have regrets about
not telling someone how important
they are to you?
or were to you?
Maybe a friend?
or a special love?
Probably many people
can relate to this poem.


THINKING OF YOU

How long has it been
since I stepped off
the treadmill
long enough
to really say
how much
I think of you.

How often my
thoughts
turn to where
you are
and what
you are doing
and what
your thoughts
are
at this particular moment.

One would think
that when
something
means all to us
we would have
more time
to give.

But we tend so
to save the best
for last
and
so it goes.

Not enough time left
to do what
we really
want to do.

And that is
to share
your lightest mood
or your
deepest thoughts
to convey
somehow
that someone
really cares
and thinks
of you often.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

YOUR SMILE

My friend that passed on recently always had a smile on her face.
How I miss that smile.
Even in her days of deep physical pain...
she would still smile.
I wish she was still here and I could share this poem with her
it is for her.
She is not here
so, it is for all of you.
(the poem is really about who she was...her charcter... her peace of mind)

YOUR SMILE

Your smile makes me remember
sunlight
even when the skies
are cloudy.

Your thoughtfulness
is like cool water
when I am
so thirsty.

Your serenity
is balm
to my ruffled feelings
when everything
seems in chaos
and I wonder
who encouraged you.

Then I realize
your own strength
came from
within
where your source
of all good
centerd and stabilized.

And I want
that kind
of peace
and I want
that kind
of spontaneous
joy!

And I know that
I can
have it
if I
take the time
as you took
the time
to just let it be.

To let go
the slight fears
and petty little things
and find
instead
hope
and cheerfulness
and genuine
love.

Those
things
that made
your splendid
SMILE!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

FIREWORKS IN MY HEART


It is early here
and I can already hear the people cheer
The sun is not yet setting
the fireworks will soon start... I am betting
tonight I will not go out
I will stay in and think about my day... what it was about
I had a splendid day
my heart was brightened in a special way
by the many people I shared the day with
I worked and had no time to sit
as I worked... the people around me were so glad
not one face was sad
as I worked I heard the people cheer
the joy was so near
and then it was not the same
it was coming to the end of the game
the game was tied at four- four
my heart was sinking to the floor
it was up to my son
to get the winning run
I saw him at the bat
my husband said "look"
but I could not do that
I knew how much he wanted to win
I closed my eyes... and put my face in my chin
I was thinking of the poem "Casey at the bat" .. . Casey struck out
"don't do that... don't do that"...I wanted to shout
and then it happened... for my son
he won the game... with his homerun!!!!



This was a very special day for me.
I am so proud of my son... and so happy!
My son has been in a slump for a while now.
This made his day.
I had the best fireworks today...the joy of seeing my son happy!
FIREWORKS IN MY HEART!!!
(Oh, I was working in the concession stand)
And.... that is my son in this picture with me...
not exactly baseball attire.... more like prom attire.
He is my hero though!

I'LL LOVE YOU

This poem is for my better half
We have been together many years
through many tears
but our love is still sweet and strong
like the sun shining
all day long.
(I guess that was a pre-poem to this one)

I'LL LOVE YOU!

All the days of my life
I will love you
though there be sorrow and
tears
all through the
years
I shall be true
when we cannot
see the way
I'll near you stay
I shall be true
all the days of my life
I will love you.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

REMEMBERING THAT DAY

My last post was about friendship...
This will also be about friendship...
My friend that recently passed on was so near and dear to my heart...
We were friends for about twelve years. (way too short a time.)
My friend was a huge part of my life... and I have a huge void...
now that she is gone...
from my life.

It was last July when my friend...
found out about the cancer...
I remember the day so well...
My hear sank to the bottom hearing this...
It was less than a year later when my precious Mary died...

During the time when Mary was battling cancer...
I saw her neartly every day...
We had the best and worst of times together...
The best of times were just being together...
The worst of times were when she sufferd so much...
I would cry so hard driving back home...
That I could barely see my way home...

My friend is gone now..
but never gone from...
my heart.

In this poem I am remembering a very sad day...
a day with my friend Mary.
(almost exactly as it happened)

REMEMBERING THAT DAY

I remember that sad day
it is so vivid... just this May
You were so weak
you could not speak.

I wanted to take
your pain away
to erase it all
on that day.

I sat beside your bed
while you slept
I gently stroked your head
while I silently wept.

The nurse that tended to you
was caring and kind
That helped ease
my worried mind.

You could not speak
I wanted so much
to hear your gentle voice
but you were too weak.

I stayed with you
throughout the night
As I prayed the pain would leave you
I prayed with all my might.

When the morning came
you were not the same
You asked me,"Did you spend the night?"
I answered
"yes, I had to share with you the morning light."

I knew
your pain had lessened
I felt free
what a blessing!

I left your room
no longer full of gloom
But when I later returned
you were so weak
you could not speak.


My friend Mary died less than a week after this day.