We cloth our religion in temples With walls that keep us away From ones we think of as sinners Who don't deserve our time of day. But what if we pulled down walls, Worshiping God in the open air. Then we could love on everyone, And we'd find God with us there. God calls on... Continue Reading →
Ode to Grandchildren: A Clogyrnach
Grandchildren bring us such joy, As we give them so many toys, We give them free rein, And we don't disdain Their complaints. We enjoy. Written for the Saturday Mix Lucky Dip from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie, a poem called a clogyrnach, a Welsh type of poetry. I though I would try it. Clogyrnach Besides being another... Continue Reading →
Living in a Democracy Means the World to Me
We are so painfully divided as a nation. I just want to hang my head and cry. Somehow we must find common ground, So with other Americans we willingly identify. Nothing should separate us from each other, Not race, ethnicity, or political ideology. There must be ways to disagree peacefully, Without hating those who share... Continue Reading →
Oh, the Places a Plane Can Go! Three Things Challenge
I think of traveling to exotic places, Where there are soothing streams of water. They can be big cities or small islands, As long as they are beyond our border. A plane streaking through cumulus clouds Brings me such anticipation to be there, To walk the promenades beside the sea, As though I had nary... Continue Reading →
Everlasting Love: Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille
Everlasting love! Love that survives beyond death! I won't forget you! Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevreville from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie for January 22, 2020. The prompt is Everlasting Love. I thought of how much I love my husband, a love I believe will live on after us. But, right now, I will love him so... Continue Reading →
Make Each Day New: Saturday Six-Word Story Prompt
She loved each new day given! Written for the Saturday Six-Word Story Prompt from My Random Ramblings. Today's prompt is New.
Offering A Little Comfort is All We Can Do Sometimes
A dear friend asked me to give words of comfort for the family at the funeral of her 22-year-old son. He died last Friday night in a car crash. This is the second funeral in which the same person has asked me to speak in the last five months. In August, it was the home-going... Continue Reading →
Joy at the Sight of the Robin: Three Things Challenge #121
I looked through the glass in the window, Watching the beautiful robin alight. The leaf swayed under its weight, And everything in life just felt right! Nature was doing its wondrous thing, And we all must do our part. Let's help the birds remain, By taking climate change to heart. Written for the Three Things... Continue Reading →
LET ME EARN MY PAY!
I must learn how to balance my love of writing my blog and a job. I know tens of thousands of you do it every day, but as always, I tend to obsess over getting the teaching right. Therefore, it takes up a lot of my time, even though I only teach two courses. Yet,... Continue Reading →
To Travel Again: RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku
Travel dreams await! Want to march down unknown paths. Please, Lord, let it be! Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: dream and march.