Posted in Choka, February 2018

Tragedy

Wanted poster for Camilla thief

Tearful eyes speaking

“Goodbye my Camellia

Fairest flower of red.

Before us you were wisked

Away by a thief,

A mischievious marauder

Living in a tree

Near your fragrant scarlet blooms.

His greed became your demise.”

Choka

I just saw that pesky gray Squirrel who is a frequent visitor to my yard snatch a beautiful red blossom off my new Camilla plant I just bought!

As I watched, frozen in horror, he scurried up the tree to sit on a branch munching on it for his mid morning snack.

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Posted in Choka, January 2018

Teen Years

Vivian 19th Birthday

Grand-daughter’s nineteen.

Seven years of being a Teen.

I’ve seen the changes,

Been part of many dramas

Teen years often bring.

Prayed that she would find herself.

Been there through all the

Tears, smiles, anger and hugs.

Glad to have played a part.

Choka

My oldest grand-daughter turned 19 today!

She is a such sweet, loving girl who is growing up to be a fine young women. I am very proud of her!

Posted in Choka, December 2017, Scripture

What is HOPE?

Hope Advent Candle

Hope is a Promise,

Hold fast to it without wavering.

Hope is Living, through God’s

Mercy in Christ’s resurrection.

Hope is Grace and God.

Hope’s in you and me.

Hope is an Anchor,

That’s sure and steadfast-cling to it.

Hope is ours for the Future.

Choka

Based on scriptures: Hebrews 10:23, 1Peter 1:3, 1Peter 1:13, 1Peter 1:21, 1Peter 3:15, Hebrews 6:19, Titus 2:13

Posted in Choka, November 2017

Reluctantly,

November Goodbye scene

Tonight with sadness,

I shall say “Goodbye November.”

Month of gratitude,

That causes us to reflect

Upon our blessings,

And give thanks for our life.

No other month does this.

November, I shall miss you,

In December’s hectic days.

Choka

Posted in Choka, November 2017

Unexpected Sunshine

Sunshine

Dont you just love it

When those gray skies turn blue,

Raindrops disappear,

And inexpected sunshine

Comes shining thru,

Making a drab day turn new!

A smile can do

A very similar thing

Into life, as light it brings.

Choka

This poem was inspired by this mornings burst of sunshine! The weatherman had predicted rain and cloudy skies all day and so it was as I awoke this morning , but then, suddenly, as I sat drinking coffee staring out at the rain falling upon my patio, the rain stopped, the sun broke though the clouds, and behold! It was a new day

Posted in Choka, November 2017

Richly Blessed

Stop, look around you.

Blessings come in many sizes,

How many do you see?

And how many are unseen?

Big and small blessings,

That live within your heart?

Treasure them all.

For if you have even one,

You are rich my friend!

Choka

Posted in Choka, November 2017

Ephemeral Joy

Brown Leaf in Fall
Photo by Vivian Marcin

In the days of my youth

When time was of no essence

No thoughts for the morrow

Entered my lofty world

As I grew vibrantly

In the fresh breezes of life

Enjoying the sun’s kiss 

Until touched by Autumn’s breath

I felt the brevity of life

Choka