Posted in Choka, June 2019, Scripture

Life Walk

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Psalm 23 visual
Original Image— My Creative Bible

My joyful journey

Brings me beside still waters

Trusting my Shepherd

To lead through pastures of green

Peacefully I stroll

Pockets filled with promises

Walking with my King

Over mountains high and wide

And valleys deep and narrow

Choka

(Based on Psalm 23)

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Posted in June 2019, Nonet

Old Glory

USA Flag tattered
Image from Pixabay

I passed by an old friend today

Tattered, torn and weather worn

From years of dedication

He still stood proudly there

Though faded, not jaded

To remind me

Of freedom

My friend

Flag

Nonet

Posted in June 2019, Syllabic Verse

Blessings

Rocks painted by me and my grand-daughter
Rocks painted by me and my grand-daughter

Smile! Imagine Peace.

You Matter. Breathe.

Be Happy! And Dream.

Have Faith and Hope

Syllablic Verse

My grand-daughter and I had a “painting day” together today. We had fun painting inspirational rocks to put in my rock garden.

She was very creative and imaginative and turned two of the rocks into a horse face! 😊

Posted in June 2019, Monoku

Coming Home

My home patio

There’s no place like home

Monoku

Dorothy said it best: “ There’s no place like home”

I just got home from a 4 day visit to the coast, where I had a wonderful time sightseeing, spending time at the ocean beach collecting rocks and shells, meeting new people, eating great food staying at a wonderful Inn and just having a great adventure.

But, arriving home, walking into my cozy living room and relaxing on my comfy couch is the best feeling.

It’s nice to get away but it’s always good to come home.

And I am giving thanks this evening that I have a nice home to come to.

Posted in June 2019, Syllabic Verse

Buttercup Blessings

Buttercup in bloom

You matter

So bloom

Wherever

Whenever

You can

Alone?

So what!

Someone

Will notice

Your smile

Perhaps

You will

Cheer them

Along

Their way

Syllabic Verse

Yesterday on my walk I was tired from the uphill climb to get to the grocery store and then on my way back I was burdened down with the two heavy bags I was carrying.

I stopped to rest on a bench and happened to notice a solitary Buttercup blooming. The little waxy bright yellow flower brought a smile to my face as it looked so cheerful. Even though it was not very big, nor in a prominent place, it still bloomed and in doing so made a difference in my life that day.

Remember—You Matter—wherever you are, bloom where you are planted, and you will make someone’s day better.

Posted in June 2019, Senryu

Unusual Sighting

Crab in a tree

Once upon a tree

Crab leaves his comfort zone

Unhappily everafter

Senryu

While on a recent visit to an Oregon coastal town I came upon this unusual sight as I was out walking to the beach.

There, high in a bush, was a crab. It was not alive, but it looked real.

I was puzzled at how it had gotten there but I never did find out, so I imagined the positive and decided it must have went on an adventure one day, took a challenge from a seagull to climb a tree and ended up not being able to get back down.

The positive part is that it was adventurous, it left it’s comfort zone and took a chance, many of us don’t do that out of fear or complacity, and even though perhaps the crab didn’t end up with the happy ending he’d hoped for, at least he won at his life’s challenge and

had the satisfaction that he tried something new.

Something to think about….