Sunday, February 14, 2016

Today's Blackout


C'mon, wake up, my friend!
My words go out into the world
To touch, a random smile,
A life of its own.

And more, potential
Is a window in the right direction,
As beautiful as possible.

Today's Youku:"Ultimate"

Turns my frown upside
When I feel unlovable
He's the ultimate.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Blackout

Have you ever heard of "blackout poetry"? I hadn't until recently. My dear hubs sent me a link and told me that he thought I'd be good at it. Time passed, and the link remained unviewed. So, he asked me again when I was feeling sad this week and urged me to give it a try.

He really does know me so well. He knows that I need a creative outlet. He knows, even when I am too modest to claim it, that I'm good with words. I have a poetic heart. (After lots of therapy, I'm getting closer to the place where I can say that without sarcastic laughter.) 

Words and I get along. :-)

So, blackout poetry is where you take something already written, such as a page from a book, newspaper, or in the case, a magazine. You select the message you'd like to express (or perhaps it chooses you?), and you black out the rest. 

Here's my first attempt. Hubs said it's long compared to what's usually done, but... it's my first attempt. It is what it was meant to be, I suppose. 




"I align with the life of the God in all.
I love to be present in the moment.

I'm witnessing the dawn of me.
I live in faith that just BEING is Grace.

My prayers right now, receive
and touch a mystery, a wilderness
of human experience.

They are all real."


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Today's Youku: "Beautiful"

Yes, I've got extra
curves, words, heart, smarts, sass and ass
And, I'm beautiful.

Today's Youku: "Mesh"

"Mesh", he said sweetly
One of many inside jokes
That mean, "I love you."

Monday, January 25, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Seeds

How are we cultivating the grounds of our hearts? God dreams bigger for us than we do for ourselves. "I dreamed myself a journalist once, when I'm meant to inscribe the truth of who I AM on the walls of my own soul."  heart emoticon

Seeds

Before, I dreamed of tomorrows
That have not yet become todays
I wonder which seeds, joys or sorrows
Were past planted, took root, and might stay.
Did I sow those seeds in better times
In dreams, and trust, and bliss
Or buried my essence with darker thoughts
And with faithless heart, insist.
One day, each seed in the heart blooms
Called forth and nurtured by breath
Revealed in their truth, they demand
A life before their own death.
Today, I choose a new dream
Scatter fresh seeds to sacred ground
In a fertile heart of hopefulness
And await a great joy to abound.
So bring on the rains of my gladness
To wash from me stains of all doubt
For my dreams today call forth Beauty
Letting this Love in my heart ring out.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cake

If life is like cake
May yours be sweetened with joy
And frosted with love.

Plans

So easy to plan
Yes, I shall do this or that
We plan, and God laughs.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

One of the Good Ones

Superb. Only word 
That captures the day I've had.
I only have thanks.

Making His Bed

One of my favorite sounds? A dog working so hard to "make his bed".

Dog, go make your bed,
Now tussle, wrestle blankets.
One snort says he's done.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Good Night

Tired, my peepers
My bed is there, whispering 
Goodnight, my good day.

Sorry, Not Sorry

I really love this. Like, really really love this. I saw it a while back, and I keep thinking about it.
I recognize that I've historically walked around in my life doing exactly this, apologizing for so much, when what I'm really trying to do is say "Thank You".
At times, it feels like I'm apologizing for my very existence, for taxing the folks around me with my various and sundry needs, my ups and downs, my presence and absence in your life.
I'm certain this stems from this faulty belief that I am not enough (good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, kind enough, patient enough, wealthy enough, blah blah blah.)
I call BULLSHIT on myself. No more apologizing for not being enough. I am enough; in fact, I'm MORE than enough! (And SO ARE YOU, by the way.)
I say THANK YOU for calling me on it, should I forget. And I say THANK YOU for your patience, understanding, and love.
Consider yourself hugged. heart emoticon

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Peas

Snuggled so sweetly
Two peas in their little pod
I love these damn dogs.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Birdie

Chirping, in its nest
Happy, its little greeting
Hello, feathered friend.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Onward

Monday came too soon
Holidays all packed away
Life, full steam ahead.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Random Input Welcome

What's my writing assignment for this evening? Need something consider, decipher, or otherwise ponder.

Guess I'll also think on it and come back to you.

Monday, February 2, 2015

God Speaks

God Speaks
I sow the seed in fertile ground
where angels came to play
I listen to the unique sound
my soul came here to say

I travel miles upon this Earth
with friends, sometimes alone
I often wonder do I birth
a gift that's all my own

God speaks to me in vibrant dreams
and teaches me my song
in stillness as my tears do stream
I had the answers all along.

- DG (2012)


I found this old poem that I had forgotten I'd written, loved it all over again, so had to post here.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

You Know You Want This Too

♡♡♡ I want more. More of you, more hugs and love and smiles and laughing so hard we snort. I want it all for us, by us, in front of us, welling up from inside of us. LOVE. That's where it lives, there inside, love. And our phones and computers and FB walls just aren't big enough to capture the totality of that there inside you, me, we, us. Come sit by me, I wanna hug my story into you and laugh yours into me and CONNECT. Connection is what matters. It's all there is, was, or should be. Connection is the TRUTH of us, TRUTH OF LOVE. Truth in our oneness, my dear traveling companions. Dont you want that too? ♡♡♡

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Friday, December 26, 2014

Just Pondering...

It's amazing how many people will not return a smile, and the special joy when someone DOES. Unexpected energy between strangers, happy to have a momentary connection. Faces alit with the shine of our brotherhood.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Reflecting

Reflecting on my Christmas tree. Twinkling lights and so many ornaments of meaning. God, I am so thankful for this contented heart, in this moment, in the center of much discord in my life. I give thanks for the many blessings of reason and love and friendship that show up in perfect timing. I give thanks for this feeling right now, which allows me to see past the sadness, offers strength when I am so weary, walking on to a new day. All is well, all is well, all manner of things are well. TYG!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Inside

I see me in you
Greater still to seek the place
I see you in me.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lazy Sunday

Rain is pattering
Lightning crackles arc the sky
Time for books and tea.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Again

Oh, insomnia
Brain bubbling, toiling, wakeful
Go on, hamster, run.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

In the Air

It whispered to me
The wind, it told me it's tales
Of cold nights to come.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Distance

I can allow people in my life to distance themselves from me, without automatically assuming that it's about me and something I did wrong. That just makes room for more GOOD to flow into my life! The actions of others do not define my self-worth. I am loved always. ♡♡♡

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Focus

So much to get done
Working hard to finish this
OOOH! Something shiny!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Engaged

Cheers to your love, dears
Celebrate your life, full of
Possibilities.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Finally

Frosty in the air
My breath a sigh of relief
YES, Friday is here!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Beginnings

The light comes anew
Pure potential unfurling
Spangled with rainbows.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Soon

The leaves, tipped in red
A prelude to glorious
Autumn explosion.

SMH

Can't open that box?
Honey, don't use a dog bone
Here are some scissors.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Finally

The breeze swept cooly
Across the back of my neck
So thankful for Fall.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Grateful


I'm just so grateful. My life ain't perfect, but it's filled with people and moments that just make me sit back and say, "Thank You God for all the Good that flows into my life."
Too often, I take it for granted, getting focused on stuff that really just isn't that important ("do these pants make me look fat?"), or distracted by things that are "off my yoga mat" (meaning: out of my control or not mine to do.)

I have LOVE, and that's all that really matters in the end. So, here I am, just being me, loving you just being you, and just saying THANK YOU for all the many blessings. Too many to count.

*hugs and love*

Relief

Muggy summer night
Happily then, I realize
Fall comes next, Thank God!

Humbled

I'm just so grateful. My life ain't perfect, but it's filled with people and moments that just make me sit back and say, "Thank You God for all the Good that flows into my life."

Too often, I take it for granted, getting focused on stuff that really just isn't that important ("do these pants make me look fat?"), or distracted by things that are "off my yoga mat" (meaning: out of my control or not mine to do.)

I have LOVE, and that's all that really matters in the end. So, he...re I am, just being me, loving you just being you, and just saying THANK YOU for all the many blessings. Too many to count.
*hugs and love*

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Reach

With stars in her eyes
She reached for the distant skies
And found her own heart.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Possibilities

Waiting for magic
And new friends, I’ve not yet met
Just around the bend.