Posted in Cascade, Choka, June 2018

Ensconced in Memories

Chair, memories

Sitting in my chair

Remembering times spent

With you over the years

The good times and sad times

I count as blessings

As each time was as glue

Molding us together

Creating special memories

For us to hold and treasure.

Choka

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Posted in Choka, June 2018

Ever Upward

Original mixed media by Leonas Designs

On Excelsior!

Higher and always upward,

Though shades of night fall,

Your youth shall bring victory!

Though sadness and sorrow

Threaten in the storms of life,

Carry your banner high!

Faint thee not! Excelsior!

Your help comes from above!

Choka

(This poem was inspired by reading “Excelsior” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Posted in Choka, June 2018

Take a Moment

Bench, Lavender flowering

Come and sit a spell

Take a time out today

For a flower smell

Drink in its fragrant perfume

Let the aroma quell

Your anxious heart today

Come and sit a spell

Take a time out today

Enjoy this moment in time

Choka

Posted in Choka, June 2018

Wanderlust

Winding road

Do you have a plan in place?

Or are you plain wandering?

Just crusin’ thru life,

Taking any road you find,

Looking for shortcuts

Hoping to go somewhere.

An aimless wayfarer

Never seeking direction

Stuck in the vast maze of life

Choka

If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there. —Lewis Carrol

Posted in April 2018, Choka, NaPoWriMo 2018

Seashore Sunset Senses

Sunset at Depoe Bay, Oregon, photo by Vivian Marcin 2018

Breathing in so deeply

Scents of seaweed and crisp air

As gulls seranade

And ocean foam caresses

Sand covered toes

Sunset glistens like gold

Shimmering on waves

That meet rocks and waiting cheek

With a salty kiss goodnight

Choka

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 26

challenge is to write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Try to be as concrete and exact as possible with the “feel” of what the poem invites the reader to see, smell, touch, taste and hear

Posted in April 2018, Choka, NaPoWriMo 2018, Scripture

A Rebellious House

Closed door, sorry we’re closed sign

Dwelling in the midst

Of closed eyes, ears, and minds

Rebellious house

Shuttered ears are deaf

To the truth knocking

Closed eyes can’t see the truth

Through shuttered windows

Mutinous minds existing

Behind hostility’s doors

Choka

Poem based on this scripture:

“Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.” Ezekiel 12:2

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 20

Prompt: write a poem that involves rebellion in some way.

Posted in April 2018, Choka, NaPoWriMo 2018

At The Zoo in 2002

Kangaroo at the Zoo

Off the marked trail

Grand-daughter chose to peruse

Running with the Roos

Not recommended by Zoos

Gave Grandma a fright

To see her run with delight

Trying to catch the Hoppers

But G-ma was able to stop her

Caught her before they bopped her

Choka

At the Zoo with all 4 of my grand-kids.

There is an area you can walk on a path near the kangaroos. Signs say “Please Keep On Path”. Youngest grand-daughter age 2 breaks loose of my hand and takes off running to try to catch a kangaroo! Thankfully I caught her before the Roo did!

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 17

Prompt: write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time