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Lost Valentine



I walk the beach, our favored spot

Searching for my love.

Pink puffs on blue, sun bursting through

Hopes are riding high


Be this the day I see his face

Finding his way back

To hearth and home, his family

Awaiting safe return?


I see a man.  He’s coming near

Bursting is my heart

The gait is wrong, the build not his

Smashed to smithereens


The gulls are screaming, “Silly girl.

Spirits walk with God.

You look for him, but cannot see.

Open up your mind.”


“A special date, a butterfly,

Feathers, pennies find

A rainbow stretched across the sky

Messages of love.”

Put yourself in the other guy’s shoes

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Love Thyself


Be Still


Inner Voice

Twisted moments, fleeting dreams

Confusion, fractured thinking

Make a change or stay the course

Decisions weighing heavy


Seeking wisdom I must have

To excavate God’s message

Light one step before I fall

Or give me wings for flying


Life’s a crap shoot, nothing’s sure

Endure on Faith all blindly

Listen to the inner voice

Within the answer’s hiding

Another Soul

Another one has left this place

Never to return

As parent, friend and confidant

Strong until the end


It takes belief and open heart

Know that she lives on

Her home is peace, love, harmony

Painful body shed


Five senses do not see her soul

There behind the veil

Be still to view her messages

Love sent from afar


Rejoice she’s found her way back home

Angels there to guide

Another soul has left this place

Resting in the Lord.

Surviving Loss

Stand tall to do it all

Accepting help with grace

The sense of loss will fade

The healing’s not a race


Reach out to those in need

Give all that you can spare

Your heart will fill with love

While showing that you care


Be good to you!  Sing!  Dance!

In time the joy returns

Your world will right itself

As everyone learns


Enjoy each day with thanks

A gift is what it’s called

From up above it comes

Stand tall to do it all


Chasing the Dream When Reality Bites

Our spirit longs deep within to reach out for today’s desire, the one condition that would bring happiness.  The plan is to reach the goal by following the shortest distance between two points, a straight line.  The course is set and the starting pistol fires.

When I was a child growing up in the 1950’s, a pre-electronic era when dinosaurs roamed the earth, or so it seems to my grandchildren, I played many board and card games.  One that comes to mind is Mille Bornes, a French card game that is still being produced.  The object of the game was to win a 700 mile road race.  There were hazards, i.e. accident, out of gas and flat tire, that would delay the journey until a remedy card was found.  I still remember my frustration to have one of these obstacles slow my progress.

Life is filled with blockades and the unexpected.  As in the game of Mille Bornes,  the race to the elusive goal has many detours.  It is difficult to keep an eye on the prize when crisis and turmoil swirl at every turn.  The tremors of despair shake our once firm foundations.

But there are pleasant surprises along the way as the petals of our personal blossom unfold.  The key is to achieve balance.  Find ways to feed your soul today.  Do the simple things that bring joy.  My husband loves to cook.  My heart sings when I watch him put together a meal.  It was only 3 short years ago when he was in the hospital being blasted by two forms of chemotherapy and on a lactose free liquid diet for 19 days as he battled leukemia.  Today, after a bone marrow transplant, his zest for life is contagious.

Dreams are the seeds of creation.  As we journey through life,  we learn, grow, edit and take side trips.  There are great gifts along the way if we are open to accept them.   Keep the faith, shore up the foundations and keep moving forward.  Life is ours to color.  Today is a clean piece of paper.  Color it any way that you want.