Cherry Margarita #haiku #spring #haibun

  I sit behind closed doors. Drawing pictures of ballet dancers in pink .  Crumpled piles of discards about my feet. I’m reminded of cherry blossoms in spring. They dance through the cobwebs in my head and I am outside in spring’s kaleidoscope with no Co-Vid. *** Infused with sunshine cherry blossoms kiss still watersContinue reading “Cherry Margarita #haiku #spring #haibun”

Lens of Yesterdays #poetry #memories

  “Who is that?” My daughter asks as she filters through 100 year old snapshots. “I never heard their story. I was only a child when I looked at these photos last.” “Which side of the family are they from?” She looks for any family likenesses. “They look like dad’s family. I’m glad these didn’tContinue reading “Lens of Yesterdays #poetry #memories”

Treasure Hunter #poetry #alzheimers #elderly

a grey- haired journey we often stub our toes rattle our mind for memories caregiver regular  in tow treasures we seek but little do we find momentary peeks into a treasure filled mind ******* daily routine seasons change as you age  digging up treasure   Look into the mind of the elderly there are vastContinue reading “Treasure Hunter #poetry #alzheimers #elderly”

Freedom Cancelled #poetry #alzheimers

rose bud bloom decided on its own colour catching random raindrops she danced each spring a calla lily ivory  water cup opens like a scroll makes my heart sing dry dusty petals always winter a ballerina once no longer remembering **** a swan song the seasons changed her dance robbed of her wings  

Alzheimers the hidden treasure #caregivers #alzheimers #haibun

More than forty years ago,I took care of my first Alzheimer’s patient. Back then we called a patient confused. The trade marks were the same: little by little the mind ebbs and the memory recedes. I have learned much as I have looked through the window of an elderly person’s life. There is a storeContinue reading “Alzheimers the hidden treasure #caregivers #alzheimers #haibun”

In Christ Alone #easter #poetry

Who faithful carries burdens who in love bore the cross only one God’s Son willingly paid the price sin a heavy anchor none can loose its chains but by the eternal victor  you are free from pain why walk bent and broken you can be set free what a loving forfeit Christ’s death on CalvaryContinue reading “In Christ Alone #easter #poetry”

No Comparison #art #nature #poetry

I tried to draw a rose today but noise and life got in the way my pencil finally took control what it drew I hardly know “it’s good I guess” I tell the pad  I sniff the scent of rubber band I tried to draw a rose today crumpled paper, thrown away * rare beautyContinue reading “No Comparison #art #nature #poetry”

Photographer #atozchallenge #Uganda #acholi

    images of a moment a few held digitally others only close  suspended in memory the photographer reminds us  places where we’ve gone people who are close he brought us along celebrate the magic the aperture doth spy creative destination  captured with my eye * too wild to hold running with the seasons camera readyContinue reading “Photographer #atozchallenge #Uganda #acholi”

Freedom’s Dawn #Easter #Poetry

 look through storm clouds beauty to behold colors of the rainbow mercy to unfold hold not to the dark open up your heart before the Lord seek freedom make a fresh new start * nightingale’s song  lily raises its pure face morning glory * Easter is a time to be reminded of Christ’s sacrifice andContinue reading “Freedom’s Dawn #Easter #Poetry”

Fire #Uganda #Atozchallenge

“There’s a fire” a boy points it looks like dust the men go to check flames are raging inside a small school men and women rush saving everything they can “Get out before the roof falls” fire brigade of 25 children “pump pump pump” children carry 20 to 30 pounds of water I try toContinue reading “Fire #Uganda #Atozchallenge”

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