Sunday, May 20, 2018

PAD 17 love shadorma


I love You
You are IT for me
Way, truth, light
Hope, joy, peace
Sending You hugs and kisses
Thank You, loving God.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

PAD 17 love


Not Peas and Carrots

We’ve loved each other for nearly forty years,
but we don’t go together like peas and carrots.
I like to travel, he likes to stay put.
I’m a writer, he doesn’t like to read.
I like to do things, he likes having done them.
I have dreams and plans, he goes with the flow.
We’ve gone through all our wedding vows;
good times or bad, sickness or health,
richer or poorer, better or worse or worser still.
We’re more like oil and vinegar, best when shaken.

Friday, May 18, 2018

PAD 16 Favorite


No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies—No bake,
I do not make them for fear of eating myself sick.
I’ll bake other cookies, muffins or cake.
Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies—No bake,
They’re so good they’re bad—No fake.
Eating them is one habit I couldn’t kick.
Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies—No bake.
I do not make them for fear of eating myself sick.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

PAD 16 favorite


Favorite Names

My nephew’s wife is having a baby.
Family members are putting possible names in the hat.
Figuring they were cool up-to-date millennials,
I perused popular names for ideas.
I suggested Olivia, Jasmine, Elena, Mia, Jewel, Ruby and Emily.
My sister reminded me that they might have a boy.
Why didn’t I think of that? Prophetic? We’ll see in August.
So I picked Jaxon, Nathan, Levi, Jeremy, Xavier and Zachary.
Then she told me they are going for traditional names like
Joe, David, John, Mary, Ann and Sarah.
Oh, well. Still praying for grandkids.
Maybe someday I’ll hold a baby Xavier or Jasmine.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

PAD 16 Favorite


Red Orange

R ed orange is a daring color.
E nergy of orange and passion of red
D eclares its presence boldly

O range exudes fun
R ed grabs your attention
A nd red orange beckons with fun and enthusiasm
N ature doesn’t produce red orange abundantly
G od uses it in sunsets, tulips and tanagers
E licits sensuous fun—red orange

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PAD 15 metaphor


Tightrope Walker

I am a tightrope walker
Trying to stay on the narrow way
But a clumsy clown

You are my balance.
You are my center of gravity.
You are my safety net.

Monday, May 14, 2018

PAD 15 metaphor


She was cellophane.
Simple, transparent, keeping things fresh.
Strong in some ways, easily torn in others.