Posted in Free Verse, November 2018

Thanksgiving

Fall Oak Leaf

Thank you God

For the trees that wave

Good Morning

To me

As I gaze in wonder

At he whose wings beat wildly

While he drinks nectar

In the rain

The breeze brings

a brown leaf to greet me

Upon the window pane

He stops briefly

As if to say

We are both aged

yet

let’s keep moving, seeking,

Another day of life

As if on cue

future minded squirrel

scurries past

gathering acorns

supplied by the waving trees

Ah, so much life surrounds me!

I give thanks

For all that be

and for eyes that see

thru the window to the world

Just outside my door

Where all God’s creation breathes

And lives

And encourages me

To do the same.

Free Verse

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 Monoku, October 2017

A Visit and a Gift

African Violet Plant
Little surprises are best

Monoku

Feeling blessed. Grand-daughter stopped by with this little plant for me. She said she was thinking of me and saw this little plant and got it for me. What a nice surprise it was! She’s such a thoughtful, sweet girl! 

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

Posted in Choka, September 2017

Pause to Praise

Praising God
Is your life full

Of good things sent from the Lord?

Abundantly blessed,

Crowned with tender mercies?

Have you been divinely

Healed, Forgiven, Redeemed?

May you never forget

To always praise the Lord daily

For everything He does for you 

Choka

Based on Psalm 103:1-5

Posted in Christian, January 2017, Rhyme, Scripture

Standing Ovation


This very place

Where I once stood

Weak and frightful

Wondering if I could

Now I stand

And all’s well and good

I’m feeling strong

As I hoped I would

This brings the thought

Had I not in Him stood

If life now

Would be this good

It would not

For its understood

In His great strength

Is my livelihood

Rhyme

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  (Jesus) John 15:5 

 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13