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Poetry Sunday: Born of Water

Poetry Sunday:  Born of Water

    Born of Water   I was born of water; body Surrounded by and made of creator’s tears, Unwilling to enter this landlocked life.     And whenever I can, I return home- To a vast sea, breaking against rock and shore. Spraying me with turquoise delight Swirling, swimming around my limbs- These disappearing […]

Poetry Sunday: Given Freely

Poetry Sunday:  Given Freely

  Given Freely   Sometimes in the most hurried, stressful situations, it is worth our while to remember that a smile can light up our world….it can light up the whole world.  One small act of kindness, can change everything around us.   So with that in mind, in a very busy airport recently, I […]

Poetry Sunday: Dear New Year

Poetry Sunday:  Dear New Year

  Dear New Year:   It feels good to write your name on this page….another year older, new numbers for this new year.  And the new numbers come easily to my pencil and fingers.  Most years, I will continue to write the old year, correcting myself numerous times as if I cannot let go….not fully […]

Poetry Sunday: Welcome Darkness

Poetry Sunday:  Welcome Darkness

Welcome Darkness     Welcome Darkness! I honor your possibilities. Nourishing me deeply, Your abyss shows me the power of the light unfolding.     The flame from one candle, one ray Illuminates the nightfall within and with out. Bringing meaning to my life, To the interconnectedness of the seasons shifting.     The shaded […]

Poetry Sunday: Word of the Year-TEND

Poetry Sunday: Word of the Year-TEND

    Tend   Ex-tending myself for far too long In-tending to slow and embrace ease But I was just Pre-tending.     Now Con-tending with the after effects of the stress. Unin-tended consequences none-the-less happening, When you have a Tend-ency to overdo it for far too long.     So now I must At-tend […]

Wishing You Peace

Wishing You Peace

“Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.” ~Helen Steiner Rice   I have decided to honor my inner voice and take some time off from writing and blogging. I will be back around the New Year.   During the season of Christmas and the Solstice I go deep within […]

Poetry Sunday: Dear Sky

Poetry Sunday:  Dear Sky

  Dear Sky     Dear Sky:   I bask under your brilliance, I sigh as you lighten through the hours.     I relax as you color my end of day, And I contemplate beneath your moon and stars.     Your colors emerge and delight; They renew my soul and sing to me. […]

Poetry Sunday: Judge Me

Poetry Sunday:  Judge Me

    Judge Me   Judge me righteous Judge me Sad Judge with your allegiance Judge me Bad     Call me liberal Call me snowflake Call me out For heaven’s sake     These words no longer puncture They cannot hit their mark They only move to inspire me To give my fire spark […]

Poetry Sunday: Dear Home

Poetry Sunday:  Dear Home

  Dear Home     Dear Home:   My hearth-my center-my solace! I come to you for peace, quiet and solitude. I come to you for centering. A feeling of belonging where I find shelter. And while I surround myself with colors and precious things, Where love is, that is all I need to be completely […]

Poetry Sunday: Outside The Box

Poetry Sunday:  Outside The Box

    Outside The Box     Soften the edges Erase the boundaries Ease out to see the light.     Release the strings And drop the hard surfaces Holding you in so tight.     Kick aside the rubble Of your shattered dreams That brought the darkness of the night.     Yes open […]

Poetry Sunday: He Watches

Poetry Sunday:  He Watches

  He Watches     P e r c h e d Ever alert Ready to spring into action Clever as he amuses himself Youthful exuberance all the way           to the                      tip of               […]

Poetry Sunday: Savoring

Poetry Sunday:  Savoring

    Savoring   For me, food was always an after thought.  Something I had to have to fuel my growing, in-constant-motion- child’s body.  Grabbing a bowl of cereal here and there; a quick sandwich.   And into adulthood, this still was the case.  I had my favorites, but still food was merely fuel to be gobbled, rushed, […]

Poetry Sunday: Breath of Life

Poetry Sunday:  Breath of Life

  Breath of Life   The wind blows through me; the breath of life. It restores me. The soft rustling, white noise calms me- Enveloped in a warm, cozy blanket.     Cool breeze on my skin like wading in a creek. Waking my senses, I rise to the scents and smells- New grass, fragrant […]

Poetry Sunday: Who Are You?

Poetry Sunday:  Who Are You?

    Who Are You?     The life of the soul is where I reside now; I am energized, I am in my truth, I am joyful, grateful, trusting.     On this journey with doubt and certainty- I am building a self, It is my life story, There is a vision of possibilities […]

Poetry Sunday-Life’s Happiness

Poetry Sunday-Life’s Happiness

    Life’s Happiness     For here the wonders of the world behold All wrapped with a stately bow, Forever in my heart will I hold My life’s happiness to be told.     ©Donna Donabella 2016       __________________________________________________________ I have debated about publishing this little poem as it was so short, […]

Poetry Sunday: Nature Speak

Poetry Sunday:  Nature Speak

Nature Speak   Dewdrops of rain kissing leaf and flower, Cool crisp breeze cleanses my soul. The hum of bee and cicada fills the air, Sun warms my skin, lulling me into a trance. The leaves bend with the wind, Keeping time with my heart. The flow of life all around me, As I stand […]

Poetry Sunday-Weaving A Life

Poetry Sunday-Weaving A Life

Weaving A Life     When I first looked at the spider, all I could see was a creepy vixen waiting to trap and enslave her prey.  But now, I notice the webs, the homes lovingly created to provide food, shelter and a home to nurture her young. A mighty creature, the garden spider goes about making […]

Poetry Sunday: Muddy Waters

Poetry Sunday:  Muddy Waters

  Muddy Waters     Muddy waters take me in Take me down to nourish my skin Skin made tough Skin made thin Through life’s adventures Through life’s sins.     So soak it up and banish all ills Fill me deep, realign my will A heart made true A soul made joyful A powerful […]

Poetry Sunday-Taking Back A Life

Poetry Sunday-Taking Back A Life

    Taking Back A Life     There is a change coming Riding high on this mighty wind. A soulful stirring A door opens I stand upon a threshold Pausing now- Eager to cross yet fear holds me tight in place.     The scent upon the breeze stirs my every cell Filling me […]

Poetry Sunday: How Far

Poetry Sunday:  How Far

  How Far     How far can a tree bend against the fierce howling wind before it breaks in two.     How deep can my spirit plunge into the dark depths as it witnesses these horrors against humanity.     How low can a people sink in the name of greed and self-servitude […]

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“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle

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