Posted in March 2019, Shadorma

Family Peace

Rocks with hieroglyphic type wet imprints on them

Wet Footprints

Two hieroglyphics

Imprinted

Two symbols

Upon two rocks temporily

Ponder the meaning

Shadorma

Today my grand-son and I were outside in my yard taking some pictures of him before he left on a trip to do a show in Seattle. He is a music artist who performs hip hop. The grass was wet as it had rained earlier. As we walked back to go inside we had to step on some river rock I have near my patio. I happened to look down and saw that our shoes had left some strange looking imprints on various rocks. Two rocks in particular I noticed as looking like having hieroglyphic symbols on them, so I snapped a couple pics. Upon doing an internet search on hieroglyphic images I came to see a somewhat similarity to the symbols for Peace and Family, in some images of the Chinese alphabet, and family peace is something that I recently have been praying for. Is it too far fetched to think these wet shoe markings could be telling me we are taking steps towards Family Peace? I am not one who believes in co-incidences and I see meaning in many unordinary things. So I am led to believe perhaps God sent this as a sign to us.

Posted in Free Verse, November 2018

Mom Thoughts

Welcome Bear lawn statue

How fast the toilet paper goes

And the shampoo too

Food in the fridge

vanishes

Yet laundry and trash pile up

The house is filled with people

Chattering, moving,

Echoing life

To rooms once empty and silent

Peace is now hard to find

Among so many different

Personalities

Cupboards are looking bare

As is my bank balance

But my heart is happy

The kids are home again

Free Verse

(Inspired by my daughter whose four grown children are all living at home with her and my son-in-law again for awhile)

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Tanka

Different Perspectives

Strawberries

1. My Point of View:

“Childhood memories

Of my grandpa’s garden patch

Full of strawberries

And the giant apple tree

That hid me as I ate them.”


2. My Sensible Sister’s Point of View:

“You should’ve asked Gramps

Before your hands reached for

His prize berries

Your temptation caused you

To eat and run to that tree.”


3. My Mom’s Point of View:

“Eating strawberries

From her grandpa’s garden patch

Childhood thief flees to

Apple Tree Sanctuary

Her secret place to hide”


Triple Tanka

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 2 Challenge:

to write a poem that plays with voice. For example, you might try writing a stanza that recounts something in the first-person, followed by a stanza recounting the same incident in the second-person, followed by a stanza that treats the incident from a third-person point of view.

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 December 2017, Etheree

Childhood Christmas Memories

 Childhood Memories

Nuts

Tinsel

Popcorn Balls

Mincemeat Pie

Hard Candy in a Dish

Popcorn and Cranberries

Christmas Cards in the Mailbox

Family Gathering for Dinner

Snow and Ice Skating on the River

Family playing Card games after dinner

Etheree

Some of my memories of Christmas as a child growing up in the 1950’s