Posted in Shadorma

Friendship and Food

Old friends

Sharing lunch

And bits of wisdom

Seasoned with

Laughter and tears

Met with an ol’ friend today

Banquet of blessings

Shadorma

Posted in Tanka

Rumors

Wispy feathery clouds in the morning sky

Some words spoken

Float past us like wispy

Feathers in the sky

Nebulous clouds bringing doubt

Uncertainty and confusion

Tanka

Posted in Tanka

Finally…:)

LOVE brick, Orange poppy, summer sunshine

Happiness realized

In my little world today

Promises fulfilled

Day’s filled will sunny smiles

Summer finally woke up!

Tanka

Summer is finally here and I am doing my happy dance! Temps in 75 to 80’s today and all next week! Yay!!

Posted in Choka

Summer’s New Normal??

Sleeping cloud

Summer’s been sleeping,

Wasting her alotted days

Procrastinating.

Weather man keeps promising

Tomorrow for sure

We’ll see her warm sunny smile,

Yet so far it seems

She keeps on hibernating.

Will tomorrow ever come?

Choka

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Sheltered

My shadow

Living

In the shadow

Of good things yet to come

Sheltered by His shade on my

Right hand

Cinquain

The Lord is your keeper;

The Lord is your shade on your right hand.

Psalm 121:5

Posted in Haiku

By the Wayside

Tiny yellow flowers blooming in an obscure place.

Bringing some joy

To those who have none

In an obscure place

Haiku

Many of us are in an obscure place right now. Walking unfamiliar paths, trying hard to find hope in the midst of all the new normal, yet, if we look, many times we will see little splashes of joy scattered along our path, tiny seeds planted to encourage us as we navigate through these challenging times.

Take some time to look for them today, usually they are found in unexpected places and just at the time they’re needed the most.

Posted in Acrostic

Tribute to Caregivers

Hands

Comforting words soothe those

Alone in a world of pain and grief,

Reminding them someone cares.

Each day they do their best to

Give of themselves,

Inspiring others with their dedication,

Valiantly enduring their own woes to

Encourage others to overcome theirs,

Reminding people they matter,

Silently making a difference daily.

Acrostic

( poem written in honor of my grand-daughter who is a dedicated caregiver)


Do you wonder why It is hard to love a person who works with Older Adults?

We come home late and are too tired to cook.

We work extra because we know there are sick, lonely, or depressed residents who need us.

We don’t always want to talk when we come home because we have talked all day.

We don’t want to work around the house when we come home because we have moved all day and many times it is hours before we get a break.

It may seem that we have left all our caring, our hearts, and our love at work, and then come home without any left.

But we don’t tell you that many times at work we are scared.

Scared we are missing something. Scared we will let our residents down. We have to deal with angry families who only see one side, and they fuss at us when we are doing our best and following regulations set by the state.

We don’t tell you how the staffing shortage makes us frustrated and overly tired, not to mention “wearing more hats” because less people are allowed inside.

We juggle so many things at once. We love the job we do, but we are stressed and scared of what we might come in contact with – and the unknown.

It is hard to love a person who works with older adults, but know this: Your healthcare worker needs your love.

They need your understanding – your patience. They need to know that you “get it”, especially when their hands are tied concerning guidelines.

They are working with LOTS of people at one time, all day, and have many other requirements to tend to, and still have to keep a smile on their face and try to please everyone.

They have to clean, disinfect, and wear a mask all day in an already warm environment.

They wash their hands so much that their hands become dry and cracked.

They have to document. Everything.

Therefore, They need you to do the hardest thing YOU may ever do, which is to love a healthcare worker.

These workers are the “forgotten” ones in healthcare. They need your love and support.

(–Author Unknown)

Posted in Cinquain

Anticipating

Chairs set up in the yard ready for summertime visitors

Waiting,

For summertime.

Looking for the sunshine

To chase away the dull gray days

Of life.

Cinquain

July 5th and it’s still cloudy, gloomy, chilly weather outside. We are ready for some warm, sunny days, but still waiting for summer weather to arrive. Hope it does soon.