Tag Archive: Poetry


We have had a few days where it got warm,  well warm after what we have dealt with.  Then we had ice and I mean horrible stuff! We would chop and chop when the sun warmed it and then while we rested each evening,  it would freeze up all over again.

I know before long it will be just and ugly memory.   Soon we will  be seeing  joy spread across our country and gardens bloom once again.  It will fill us with hope and warmth,  which is where I am at today.

Some of you who  follow me on Facebook know the story,  as do most who have read my stories from long ago.  You know I got hurt bad but I survived.  I have loved and lost only to love again.  It really is just basic life isn’t it. Ups and downs,  give and take.

 

  Well the electric bill is so high and 100 gal. of propane cost over $440 and lasts but 3 weeks if we are lucky.  We live on a fixed income, as we are both retired and the checks we get each month are divided up for all of our bills.  Sometimes we can do something fun and other times we find fun close to home. We are better off than many but still poor when it comes to income brought in, so when they refused to bring me more propane on Friday or even to let me order another 100 gal.because we had a $160.00 balance and no income till 8 days later I had to ask the town for help and then I had to do what I tried not to do. I had to ask for fuel assistance.

Now if you know me you know that  it angers me to have to request help.  I am hit by someone doing something wrong and left unable to make the income I used to depend on and they go about their business,  still driving a bus and making good money.  I guess I go from angry to sad but on this day something changed.  I mentioned to the woman taking our application for help that maybe when I hit 60 I could get the Social Security I worked so hard for, as I was the surviving spouse. She looked at me and asked if they said those exact words to me and I answered yes.  She asked me to go home and call the government office as she believed it meant my ex-husband  had died and I was entitled to it now.  Well I did and they confirmed he had indeed passed away and I would now get his check if it was more than mine.  So I made an appointment  for after my birthday and in between surgeries to bring in my marriage certificate into them so they had proof we were married the required amount of years.  Now remember I drove a rig over three million miles and worked hard and missed out  on so many things others enjoyed,  because I LOVED trucking.  So once I go in with this certificate,  I will find out if I can come off State aid and really that is all I am praying for.  I want to be independent again.

While going through paperwork looking for a piece of paper I thought I had thrown away in 1995 I came across so many documents I would no longer need. So out came the paper shredder and I began to rid myself of all that really no longer mattered.  With each piece that got fed through the blades, the weight of it all was not only freeing but sad.  I guess after having a restraining order for over 15 years on him and holding on to all of our records just in case I would need them was 14 years too long.  I made a dent in the massive boxes of trucking paperwork we had amassed in our 15 years of marriage.  The first load was placed into the compost bin where it will sit and be covered by kitchen scraps and breakdown into something good.  It will become beautiful rich soil, for new life to grow  in.  I could not think of a better way to deal with all of this.

So with all of this on my plate I will wander in and out of my blog adding a new one here or there as time allows for and a few interesting blogs from those I follow.  I will do more of this purging and cleaning and letting go and spend my days feeling free from worry.  I will smile more I am sure.  I am sad he destroyed so much and in the end himself but I will pray for him to finally be able to rest in peace, as it is what I wish for each and every troubled soul.

I will continue to read your blogs in my readers,  WP and Feedly and try to keep up,  as I love you all and what you do is important.  You keep it real, you show us pretty places and you write so eloquently. I love the poetry and the stories you tell and I will forever be thankful for the kindness you have shown me.  I am not going anywhere just trying to get my act and home in order so I can have the procedures done and put my feet up in the sun with all of you and enjoy what life has in store.

Talk again soon

 

Originally posted on Busy Mind Thinking:

Tirelessly he worked
He worked all night and day
To write upon a stone
All the things he did not say

He would place this at her head
So as she sleeps beneath the ground
He can find his voice
For in life it made no sound

The things he should have told her
He took for granted that she knew
Until he read her journal
And found it was untrue

Regret is his companion
Now that she is gone
Unspoken words they linger
Crying in mournful song

All the love he’d felt within
He had never voiced aloud
He loved this woman more than life
Of her he was so proud

But these words had never left his lips
And now it was too late
A lesson to those that read the stone
Don’t let this be your fate

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Do you like writing poetry? Give this a try!

Originally posted on Virginia Views:

Daily Prompt:  Colors

Write about anything you’d like, but make sure that all seven colors of the rainbow – red, orange yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet – make an appearance in the post, either through word or image.

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You might think the color of winter is gray

but look beyond the forlorn landscape,

at twigs and slash left over from another day.

There are the pines and bushes still ever green,

the sky a mix of blue and tinged in shades of red

And the colors of the rainbow can be seen

in orange tinted clouds floating overhead.

Have you missed the midnight sky of indigo

or violet shadows strewn among dried leaves?

The colors of winter are nature’s tireless show

to bring us summer memories.

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A beautiful piece of work.

Originally posted on who could know then :

a song, video and words to explain my silence in December.
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the too familiar turns and bends…
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and statue still are the trees standing sentry tall
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astride this white and weary Winter road,
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my incessant journey of so many dreary and crippling seasons
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recalling the somber memories etched decades deep
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in gnarled bark and devoted wood.
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how the infinite canopy arches in graceful bows,
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laden branches kneel in gratitude to the peaceful sleep of snow.
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i follow the trailing in frail voices of family i’ve lost,
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of those i long to remember
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swirling in the sliver of pause between
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this world and another.
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there is no hesitation in
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passing through the Gate of Melancholia,
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i wrap my solitude close in December’s silent shroud.
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disowning my voice in…

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Night Beauties

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BUTTERFLIES and poetry

Originally posted on Source of Inspiration:

Butterfly of the night
flutter drawn to the light
I watch your dance with pure delight
with muted colors you take flight.

Moth is such a miserly name
for such a one of night-time fame.
You and your partner fly in game
dodging the drops of summer rain.

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Originally posted on Live & Learn:


20 October 1944
US Army Air Force Base
Italy

Dear Son:

I hoped I would never write this to you.  In a little less than an hour, I’ll be strapping myself into my old plane and pointing my nose westward.  I’ve seen the orders.  I think it will be for the last time.  And, so, suddenly I find my life stripped away, like the branches of an old, black tree.  All that matters is that I write this to you.

I know that you won’t remember me.  Not really. When I spent three days with you last year when you were 6 months old, and although you can’t yet understand it, I loved you more then than you might imagine loving anybody right now.

Now listen to me.  This Life, know that it is precious.  You’ve got to grasp it, every little whiff of it that passes by you. It…

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Wonderful poetry.

C.P. Cavafy

Originally posted on iggandfriends:

I wake with a mind full of angels

Of white feathers and halos

And of more.

Swords and fire

Fierce love.

Messages from heaven

Protection.

Adoration.

I rise, mind still buzzing

Glance out the window

Watch in wonder

As three swans gracefully swim past

Floating serenely on the sea

White feathers gleaming in the sunlight

Heads dipping in among the waves

This year’s cygnet protected

With a fierce love

I watch and wonder

What message God will send

By his angels

This Michaelmas tide.

swans at michaelmas

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.  Psalm 91:11

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Trail of Light

Originally posted on Source of Inspiration:

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There is a madness to life
that seems without resolution.
Must we accept it or become
hardened with indifference or fear?

There is a trail through this
world of woe, lit by the light
of love. Walk in peace, dear ones,
for he who walks with the Lord
is guided and protected every
step of the way.

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Originally posted on Ramblings From A Mum:

am I forgotten
amongst metal frames corroding
endless corridors, starched white sheets
remnants of my meals, dried upon the
pale blue gown I wear
I never liked this colour blue

are you aware of
the breath you draw, is the exhale
breathed of me – as you daydream drying plates
looking onto fields of green, I’m amongst those
who soil their pyjamas and weep, take that rubbish away
- I do not like your jelly

I wonder if you notice
your visits are rare – in my head I see you smile
hear your voice, why have I so many bruises
the colour of petrol on my skin that’s paper thin
- I tell them they have to move me more

so will you come and visit
sit and read to me whispering – ‘you’ll be home soon’
back where I belong, where I can dry your plates
I’ll…

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Originally posted on Ramblings From A Mum:

See the smoke
hear the noise
what has happened
look around
people screaming

people falling
debris scattered
look around
world is changing
who are trusted
what’s the reason
look around
innocent children
loving parents
daughters sons
look around
peaceful running
shattered silence
no more cheering
look around
stop the hatred
cease the death
what’s the point
look around
we are sorry
we know your pain
how can we stop it
look around
bombs in boston
you ran for fun
not for your life
look around
we are sorry….

To those whose lives have been taken away so cruelly and quickly. My thoughts are with all the families, who tonight won’t have their loved ones by their side. My sincere condolences and thoughts are with you all.  xx

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Originally posted on 20 Lines A Day:

FROM THE POET’S BILLOW:

The Pangaea Prize is awarded for the best series of poems ranging between two and up to seven poems in a group. Judging will be based on poems as individual entities as well as their cohesiveness – that can be in terms of common themes, images, narrative or however else you would like to group your poems. All poems must be previously unpublished.  There are no restrictions to length or style.

The winning poet receives $100 and will be featured in an interview on The Poet’s Billow web site. The winning poems will be published and displayed in the Poet’s Billow Literary Art Gallery, at least one of the winning poems will be nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Finalists will also be considered for publication and nomination. If the winning poet qualifies, two poems will also be submitted to The Best New Poets anthology.

via Pangaea…

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Originally posted on 20 Lines A Day:

The NFSPS (National Federation of State Poetry Societies) sponsors 50 poetry contests each year. Each state sponsors its own contest, and we would like to invite you to enter the Ohio contest this year. You do not need to be a member of the NFSPS to enter. Below are the particulars:

Your poem can be on any subject and in any form. There is a 40-line limit. First prize is $50, second prize is $25, and third prize is $15.

I am printing the contest rules verbatim from the NFSPS website. Some will apply to non-members and some will apply to members. Unless you happen to be a member, your attention need only be directed to the rules for non-members to enter the Ohio contest.

Contest Rules:

1. All poems submitted must:

a. be the original work of the contestant, unpublished in any form, including electronically, not placed on exhibition…

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MY DAY

Originally posted on 20 Lines A Day:

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My Day

 

It starts with waking

Then I watch the yard as daylight arrives

This place is so amazing

I can hear the Blue Jay cries

I hear the others chatting just outside the window

They flit from branch to branch

They pick up and crack seeds I put out the night before

Should I forget them they will actually fly into the window

No not by accident but to get my attention

They are as spoiled here as the dog and cat are

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Hi Everyone!  Alex over at Worldly Winds has bestowed upon me this award. Thank You Alex you have been there since the start of my endeavor into the world of Blogging.  I love your two spots where you leave some of the prettiest of poems.

 

I will list the followers who are deserving of this award

 

Alex over at http://worldlywinds.com/ of course SHE IS A STAR and it is time to see her star area grow!

Carol over at http://carolwelsh.wordpress.com/ Her photos inspire me as do her poetry selections

Nancy over at http://notsofancynancy.wordpress.com/ She has been telling us the most beautiful story of her families history.

Brenda over at http://beebeesworld.wordpress.com she shares gut wrenching stories of sadness and loss, I adore her for her strength you see her and I both have so much pain she writes and I usually just add photos Brenda I wish your STARS  to grow as you have in your blogging xo

Desert Rose over at http://echosfromtheabyss.wordpress.com/ for being with us and wishing me well on my journey

Linda over at http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/ for always being there to comment and tell me she has enjoyed a post I have added, Thanks Linda!

Emily over at Hoof Beats and Foot Prints at http://bellaremyphotography.com/ she has always left me wonderful messages after seeing a post she liked thanks so much.

Cathy over at http://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com/ You are always there ready to brighten my day and you have taught me so much as we share are love of gardening and life an ocean apart.  Thanks so much Cathy.

Deb over at http://romancingthebee.com you have made me appreciate Bees here in my landscape for the Yummy Honey they make for the hive owners, oh and THE FOOD I can not say enough on what you have shown us through your blog to do with this nectar  Thanks!  Continued success to your and your newly released cook book

Cindy over at http://cindyknoke.com/ for finding me and sharing herself and the places she has been and always being so kind.

Dor at Virginia Views http://countryliving4beginners.wordpress.com for also reading and commenting on my posts thanks you for the chats we have had

Lindell over at http://poeticlicensee.wordpress.com/ for always taking the time to read and comment on my very busy spot here on WordPress  thanks so much and for your beautiful poems as well

Susan over at http://letterstorosa.wordpress.com/ for being a new friend here at my blog and also for her stories from her families history her and Nancy as well as Brenda all make me want to start to share mine too Thanks so much again.

Bette over at http://4writersandreaders.wordpress.com/ who also inspires me to add words with my photos Thank you her and Susan live close by one to my right the other to my left up here in our pretty area of this country we call home

Lily  over at http://apronhead.wordpress.com for her love of photography and for sharing her HUMMERS with me

Dave over at http://thephoblography.wordpress.com/ for sharing your country with me and always stopping by mine you may need a bigger award I have posted TOO MANY  thanks so much

Jenny over at http://ramblingsfromamum.wordpress.com/ for always being so supportive Thanks so much

Naomi  over at writing between the lines http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/ for our conservations on many subjects Thanks

Damaris over at http://italyhouse.wordpress.com/ you are so kind and I love what you share of yourself and world HUGS

Jen at http://marcatodesigns.wordpress.com for her passion for life and BEADS I love what you do but you know that :)

Rita over at http://ritaroberts.wordpress.com/ she doesn’t probably know this but some day I would love to be a part of a DIG we do know how to swing a detector and dig but you can’t find what she did as bones from ancient things are just under us EVERYWHERE always wanted to do her JOB lol Thanks for the follow Rita :)

Marisa over at  http ://myyearlongjourney.com/ I love the blog you have as I too have been on a MISSION

Boomie over at  http://boomiebol.wordpress.com for being there from the start with pretty words as well xo

Pat over at http://patwoodblogging.wordpress.com/ I LOVE YOUR STORIES and they help me get to where I can write my on HUGS as we are both on missions to free our abodes of STUFF

http://dogdaz.com/ Thank You and the rest of you listed here know how I adore dogs and Pets :)

Jamie over at http://grandmothermusings.com you have been there from the start as well I love your Musings :)

Anne over at http://mylifeuncutalmost.wordpress.com you always made me feel welcome XO

Maggie over at http://maggiemendus.wordpress.com thanks for always being there XO

Lori at http://www.unblockingmymind.wordpress.com also a part of our 20 Lines family

Bill at http://www.misterwhidbey.com  you must check these writers out and join US

Tim also contributes to 20 Lines check him out!  http://www.timzauto.wordpress.com

Nizy over at  http://nackynice.wordpress.com  check her out too!

Patrick over at http://hikingphoto.com/ for with your BIG camera you inspire me and many others to get out and capture life  and in my case on a VERY SMALL CAMERA   :)  Thanks for  sharing your world I see you do not do awards but your many followers will agree you deserve them

It really all blossomed so to speak from here with so many writers and a wonderful vision from the sweetest lady MELISSA who began this safe place for us all to share   http://anexerciseindiscipline.com/  The BIGGEST HUG is sent to you for allowing me to share photos with you and the rest of the followers Thanks so much

 

OK I am going to end this list now as I must get something done around here it is one month till Christmas I must get some pretty gifts ready for the store.  Enjoy this NEW Award Post it proudly and Collect the Stars you Deserve and Thanks again Alex for bestowing it on me XO

Please if I have missed you on this TELL ME as you can clearly see I have so many of you to thank and I want you all to have STARS before 2013 ARRIVES

Love and Peace to all of you

Eunice

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We went walking in the woods out back

Originally posted on 20 Lines A Day:

Beautiful Walk

 

The woods today smelt like rich earth

Mushrooms and acorns everywhere

Fuzzy caterpillars were seen as well

Tracks left by deer

Scat left from who knows what

There were leaves on the ground

So many still have yet to fall

See fall is really taking hold

The nights colder the sun more precious

Animals looking for shelter

Food as well

So glad I have a home and a warm blanket

A place to lay my head safe from the cold

I just wish everyone else did

 

 

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20 Lines or Less is on FACEBOOK are YOU

nutsfortreasure:

Do you have a FACEBOOK ACCOUNT? Join us there “Like” US would you

Originally posted on 20 Lines A Day:

Follow us!

 

We would love to have you there.

You can post your Poems and your Photography there.

Make friends with others.

Check in for Challenges too.

 

I said I would help out and the first way is to LET YOU KNOW

 

Hope to see all your faces over there.

 

Peace and Love

Eunice

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i was never insane – poe

Originally posted on absterabbi:

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