Posted in Syllable Lune

National Freedom Day

Statue of Abraham Lincoln

If you possess it

Hold it tight

Freedom is precious

Syllable Lune

National Freedom Day in America commemorates the 11th Amendment which abolished slavery signed by President Lincoln on February 1, 1865.

On this day we pause to give thanks for the freedoms we have, and pray for those peoples who do not have freedom, for even though slavery was abolished all those years ago unfortunately it still exists today worldwide.

National Freedom Day February 1st

Posted in May 2019, Scripture, Shadorma

Arrayed Like a Lily

Golden Calla Lily plant in bloom

Wonder not,

Nor worry today,

Nor even

Tomorrow.

If Overmorrow arrives,

Give thanks to God

Shadorma

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Matthew 6:34

(Inspired by “The Word of the Day” on Dictionary.com which is “Overmorrow”)

Posted in February 2019, Syllabic Verse

Count The Days

Roses and rose petals on ground at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR
Roses and rose petals on ground at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR—June 2012

We count our life in years,

But what about the days?

All the seconds of life?

Cherish all the minutes.

It’s in those moments,

Memories are made,

Chances are taken,

Changes often happen.

Treasure every breath.

Celebrate each day.

Give thanks for your life.

Syllabic Verse

My grand-daughter messaged me today to tell me I have lived 27,365 days so far! Where did all those days go?

It seems a lot longer when you view your life as days rather than years!

It’s pretty amazing to think about, and so inspired the thoughts for this poem.

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 October 2017, Triolet

Give Thanks

Sunset
Dont let this day come to an end

Without a word of thanks for it 

Whether you faced foe or friend

Dont let this day come to an end

Until a word of thanks you extend

Thank God for life-every bit

Dont let this day come to an end

Without a word of thanks for it 

Triolet