Sunday, July 23, 2017

From morning devotions

Thank You, God

Thank You for this wonderful day.
An early start. An early a nap,
 A friend in need of a ride.
Prayer time with other friends.
A quiet time with You.
Crossing to-dos off my list.
Making plans for fun days.
Thank You for loving me.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

From morning devotions

Foggy Morning Prayer

I’m feeling very foggy at 7AM.
Thankfully not 5 AM like yesterday.
Lord, please guide me as I make my plans.
You have a much better perspective than I have.
Sometimes when I get up in the morning,
 it seems I’ve forgotten how to live.

If I could do anything I want to do,
I don’t know what that would be.
Nothing appeals to me right now.
Lord, remind me to focus on You.
Please, help me wake up
and get more enthused about living. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

SCWA entry wordle

No Greater Love

The lonely woman dreamed illusive dreams
Her bitterness engulfed her like a flood
Her sordid past did hammer her with screams  
And fenced her off with memories of blood

The storm of guilt condemned her without end
It crackled through her veins like burning fire
It bugged her that she didn’t have a friend
She went full tilt into the mental mire

Her neighbors thrived on each exciting scoop
Her finger hesitated on the dial
She wouldn’t call that gossipy vile group
One golden thought did bring about a smile

With speed, she fell upon her knees in prayer
Beneath the moon, she met His loving care 

Thursday, July 20, 2017


A plume of white water
Waved from the azure ocean
Against the indigo sky

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Oahu photo

Tall slender palms
Silhouetted against an amethyst sky
Looking like giant whirligigs 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

PA repair

Through the Fog

A stirring in her heart and mind, a cry
A nudge, a poke, a groping through the fog
A search, a hope for a repair, a sigh
The flow of thoughts come jammed like stream with log

A quiver and a try to find her way
A wrinkle grows impossible to fix
The crushing weight of time’s demanding sway
Patchwork of light and darkness in a mix

She goes full steam ahead and gathers strength
So like a blasting rocket, she won’t stop
The charm compels her swiftly go the length
She plugs along and pushes for the top

Her hands grasp other hands in simple peace
At last she breathes and laughs in sweet release 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Poetic Asides Betrayal

Cell Phone Betrayal

I hadn’t seen her for a year.
We settled in to a Scrabble game,
as our custom. Then her cell phone rang.
She answered. A couple more turns.
The cell phone rang and she answered.
Mid game and guess what.
Several more times the cell phone rang
and she answered. We finished the game.
and then the next. Talked little.
As I listened to one-sided conversations,
I felt betrayed.