Looking Back #suffering #hope

Behind me shadows of frozen pain I choose to forget It was many winters ago now. Life was empty and what little I had was slipping through my fingers. “You have cancer” were words I could not bear to add to my void. The scepter of fear wanted to rob days and precious memories thatContinue reading “Looking Back #suffering #hope”

Tomorrow’s Hope #Covid-19 #faith #children

“I was just thinking about a friend of ours.” Bethany looks at her lion friend. “Who is that Bethany?” “Her name is Christine. Several of her children have attended our class.” “Oh yes I remember her. The last time I saw her she was very sad.” “Many of her tribe didn’t want the baby inContinue reading “Tomorrow’s Hope #Covid-19 #faith #children”

Rebirth #easter #love #sacrifice

It was a chrysalis; a pod that holds a baby butterfly. I looked up in the tree above. “You fell didn’t you? How can I get you back?” There was no answer, no help. I carried the chrysalis to my cave and put it in a very safe place. “What should I do with you?Continue reading “Rebirth #easter #love #sacrifice”

Fragile #Elderly #atozchallenge

 fragile skin fall crackles beneath feet blue eye question  sky hidden behind clouds arms reach for emptiness wind blows yesterday your toes wave at me another good day *** People may not know it but skin is a barrier to disease and in the elderly skin is a battle front.  Broken Skin breaks and tearsContinue reading “Fragile #Elderly #atozchallenge”

I Want To Die… #devotion #prayer #Covid19

A wave pushes me under look in eyes of anathema there’s never been love’s glow my spirit is weak I tremble alone you hand me the knife “Do it. “ die- get it over with there is one heard my cry in the wilderness *** The words pour out. One woman echos the words ofContinue reading “I Want To Die… #devotion #prayer #Covid19”

Sands Of Time #life #hospice #poetry

I draw an endless line I’ve forgotten where’s the start fingers know the texture lines drawn upon my heart * countless beyond measure the sands beneath my feet a child’s toes remember sea memories so deep * I’ve drawn an endless line forgotten where’s the start at times I’ve lost all hope those lines haveContinue reading “Sands Of Time #life #hospice #poetry”

Why We… #women #moms #wives

There are moments in our lives (too many to count) the flames scorch our brow a touch leaves a bruise even those close our hearts twist and use But  in stone there’s etched hope with strong fingers we must choose weak days there will be “give up” is not in our vocabulary   It doesn’tContinue reading “Why We… #women #moms #wives”

Charlotte #wordsoflove #death #poetry

The words in bold I pulled from a gravestone poem written by a grieving husband to his wife who had passed so young.   Charlotte I spoke your name in harmony with the lark now the marble holds memories cold I caressed your hand through the bitterest of fights now I seek your shadow as you slumber at night * silveryContinue reading “Charlotte #wordsoflove #death #poetry”

Seek and You Will Find #poetry

You cant see my toes squish, wiggle in the sand and where the tuba blows Ill whistle with the band you cant know my thoughts though a smile you might see some things can be taught not my giggle and  glee you wont hear the whispered hush goodness daily do I pray God is where I putContinue reading “Seek and You Will Find #poetry”

The Road #atozchallenge #poetry #children #uganda

Red dirt road to the village river claims it eve’s storm barely make it home no light for feet or tires prayer alone to guide us if I wax poetic I can look over my back road over- run with soldiers entire families gone children walk through blood red stain never removed I can lookContinue reading “The Road #atozchallenge #poetry #children #uganda”

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