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SUPERMAN

If I were Superman, I’d fly around the world backwards

To turn the time upside down

I’d go back to when my boys were small enough

To hold upon my lap

When we were all a family, my husband, boys and grands.

Go back, I say, to simpler times.

I’d lay beside the man I chose for better or for worse

To feel his heat and love forever.

 

Accept, Forget and Live for now.  This moment’s all I’ve got.

No argument from me.

But I cannot forget what was, my life, my love, my boys.

It’s burned forever in my heart.

The boys are men that need me not. My husband’s gone back home.

Life is good, but much is lost, never to retrieve

If I were Superman, I’d fly around the world backwards

To turn the time upside down.

Sail on, my Captain

Sixteen years ago I wrote the following lighthearted poem in honor of my husband Roger and two friends, Roger and Mike, who raced our sailboat in the 1998 National Catalina Race held in Westbrook, Connecticut.  They took first for the tall rig division in all three races.  Yes, readers, the sailboat’s name was Sloopy, the inspiration for the fictional 36 foot sloop that Liz and Garret live aboard in Murder in Mystic, Murder in Newport and Two Headed Snake of Key West.  Our Sloopy was fast and my husband could make a mighty Margarita.

I am sharing this with you in memory of my husband, who passed away on July 1, 2014.  Sail on, my captain.

 

The pressure was on

To win a glass cup

Each silently prayed

He wouldn’t screw up

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The guy thing, you know

Machismo, at best

The challenge would come

They’d be put to the test

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The good Lord was laughing

As they hoisted the main.

These three would need blessings,

And more, it was plain

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Wine made from water

Was easy for sure,

But Roger, Mike, Roger

Three races endure?

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The task was immense

But these were nice guys

He raised His arms up

And Sloopy did rise.

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She raced to the finish

Three bullets to boot

Miracles do happen.

There’s proof in the loot.

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The lesson each learned,

To celebrate life

Believe in oneself

Be good to your wife.

Surviving Loss

Stand tall to do it all

Accepting help with grace

The sense of loss will fade

The healing’s not a race

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Reach out to those in need

Give all that you can spare

Your heart will fill with love

While showing that you care

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Be good to you!  Sing!  Dance!

In time the joy returns

Your world will right itself

As everyone learns

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Enjoy each day with thanks

A gift is what it’s called

From up above it comes

Stand tall to do it all

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Memories Live Forever

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As the moments slip away
The landscape forever changes
I hold onto treasured memories
Those of days gone by

The best is yet to come
My life’s love would say
But the scales have now tipped
Things go the other way

Memories are what I have
Good, bad and ugly
But they are mine
‘Til the end of my time

I wish I knew then
What I now know
Unnecessary time wasted
Exaggerated insignificance

Take heart, dear friend
Make light of the unimportant
For life is too short
Memories live forever

Not My Time

Hollowed eyes, hairless heads

Fight the demon, Cancer

Shocked lives turned upside down

Reach out to find a cure

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Why you ask, endure it,

Treatment that can kill?

Because it’s not my time

To leave the ones I love

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Time, a gift, is precious

Time to spend with you

Time to finish lessons

Time to save my soul

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Earthly angels help us

Guides in whites and scrubs

Heal mind, soul and body

From early morn to dark

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The hollowed eye brigade

With lion hearts persist

To wage a war for health

Because it’s not our time.

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Free Two Headed Snake of Key West

cover key west      First chance to get a FREE Amazon kindle copy of Two Headed Snake of Key West, the third Liz Adams Mystery from May 16-18, 2014.  Download at http://www.amazon.com/Headed-Snake-West-Adams-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00I47OSEK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400200376&sr=1-1&keywords=two+headed+snake+of+key+west

If you review it on Amazon by June 14, 2014, I will give you a free kindle copy of your choice-  Murder in Mystic or Murder in Newport.  Just fill in the contact information below when the review is posted. 

Happy Reading!

 

 

Free to Good Home

Free To Good Home-

First chance to get a FREE Amazon kindle copy of Two Headed Snake of Key West, the third Liz Adams Mystery from May 16-18. Mark it on your calendar!

If you review it on Amazon, I will give you a free kindle copy of your choice-  Murder in Mystic or Murder in Newport.  Just fill in the contact information below when the review is posted.  Happy Reading!

Time for Summer thoughts and Garret’s Famous Key Lime Margarita

Fresh squeezed juice of 6 Key Limes

1 jigger of silver tequila

1 jigger of Triple Sec

1 jigger of Rose’s lime juice

Shake vigorously.  Pour over ice.

Float ½ jigger of Grand Marnier on top

Enjoy!  Repeat as needed!

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Comfort Zone

Living in my comfort zone
Never reaching out
Circle getting ever small
‘Til it chokes my heart

Gasping, struggling to fight fear
Ego stomps me down
Lifting eyes to brighter light
Trying something new

Inner spirit give me strength
Push the circle wide
View the world with freshened eyes
Cause my soul to dance

Living in my comfort zone
Never more shall be
Chasing all I dare to dream
Trusting wisdom deep

Round and Round

Round and Round

April 10, 2014

The gerbil wheel

Goes round and round

But never gets

To where it’s bound

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Forever chasing

Meaningless goals

Resulting loss

Selling our souls

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Steal the moment

Demand each Day

For time to laugh

Sing, dance and play

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The gerbil wheel

Goes round and round

We’ll never get

Where we are bound

FREEEEEEEEEEEBE

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