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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 […]

Poetry Sunday: And So I Wait

Poetry Sunday:  And So I Wait

And So I Wait     The waves crash in on me and swallow me up. Grief washing over my heart and pulling me deeper into the abyss of my profound sorrow.     And as I drown in this place of never ending tears, there is a void where I feel nothing…. Nothing but […]

Poetry Sunday: A Most Extra-Ordinary...

Poetry Sunday:  A Most Extra-Ordinary Life

    A Most Extra-Ordinary Life     Though your smile fades from this place it shines deep inside of me and all who have known you, loved you.     Your life’s breath, extinguished here on Earth, now a forever light that burns brighter through me, around me and into the ethos.     […]

Poetry Sunday: This is for us…...

Poetry Sunday:  This is for us…..

    This is for us……     I scratch the earth to plant a seed, and watch it grow and bloom and green.     And I scribble these words across a page, to capture my heart as I wrinkle with age.     You splash fine colors on a canvas blue, with red […]

Still On A Break…

Still On A Break…

“Solitude is not a port to drop anchor, but only a port to rest for a while!” ~Mehmet Murat ildan     My shoulder is healing from the overuse and abuse I had given it this summer.  But I am realizing that I still must rest in order to heal.  That means I will still be […]

Blog Hiatus

Blog Hiatus

“It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi        Due to an ongoing shoulder strain, I am unable to do much typing or work on the computer, including reading and commenting on other blogs.  So I will reluctantly not be blogging for at least […]

Midweek Poem-Innovate

Midweek Poem-Innovate

    Innovate     Words fall, swirling around my brain today As the world softens about me- Bringing up new ideas to spark This New Year–this new path.     Stretching, Opening a bit more. Integrating all of me into one wholeness A word drifts around my periphery.     Speaking its name. A newness, a change […]

Midweek Poem-The Best I Can Do

Midweek Poem-The Best I Can Do

    The Best I Can Do     A growing anguish churns in my belly- Like acid, it rises through me cutting like a knife.     I feel the deep pain of our growing divide. There is no way- I can find across this chasm.  And my head aches trying to see it; to […]

Poetry Sunday-Inner Critic

Poetry Sunday-Inner Critic

    Inner Critic     Inner Critic (IC)~You can do better, Donna.   You know and so do I.   I don’t want to hear excuses.   I just want to see results.     My dear Inner Critic, I know you mean well, but I beg to differ with you.  I am not […]

Creative Quest

Creative Quest

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ~Steve Jobs       Recently, I took part in a week-long Photo Quest (#celebrateARTlife ), put together by Whitney Freya.  I find when […]

Poetry Sunday-Finding My Core

Poetry Sunday-Finding My Core

    Finding My Core     I stand here at my center while all around me seems to be falling apart. Senseless violence. Memories of loved ones, now gone, bubble up to open the wounds of my heart.     And it is in these times I seek my core, a need to express […]

Midweek Poem-Yesterday

Midweek Poem-Yesterday

  Yesterday     Some days I sit with melancholy moods. Slipping back to yesterdays, where memories are strongest, yet so very far away.       And I long for those days, such an absence, aching now to regain playful flashes.       But they seem gone, those firsts…. riding a bike with […]

Poetry Sunday-Dear Imagination

Poetry Sunday-Dear Imagination

    Dear Imagination:     You come to me on crayon-colored rainbows scrawled on envelopes and walls. You ride on the wind with swings flying high, and bike spokes pinned with cards, clapping like hoof beats. You roll down hills laughing so hard you can hardly breath. And you plunk down in a meadow plucking yellow and […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

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

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