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Monday, February 17, 2020

Silent pauses

Silent pauses in the day
Calms our souls and makes a way
For the angels with their light
To guard and protect us ..unto night

Silent pauses along the way
Give us chances to carefully sway
From the wrong and to the right
Careful thinking gives us insight

Silent pauses when we speak
Keeps us  humble ..keeps us meek
Makes us notice.. what we can miss
If our anger starts to hiss

Silent pauses on the road
Reminds us things: as good as gold
Patient driving... keeps us safe
Speeding can bring us  to our grave

Silent pauses here or there
In our home or anywhere
Will alert us and help us see
God is present in you and me






Good morning.. how many of us are in a hurry each morning..? We just have to do this..or that.. and have to get out the door..fast..fast ..fast....

I know, sometimes, I get into that nasty habit..called routine..Routine seems to make us go quickly through things, without thinking.. There are things we do every morning the same..

When we are doing our daily morning routine.. what are the thoughts we have going through our head.? Are they thoughts of hurry, hurry ..hurry.. We have overslept.. or today we need to go in early..? Run, run, run?

What if.. just..what if...we slowed down a little? Each morning.. before we looked at a zillion emails and texts and tv and computer.. we just stopped and listened and prayed ( if we do that) and allowed the untouched silence of God to enter our souls.. We don't have to say anything..or even think...just be still..

What would happen if we did that? Do you think we should try? Wonder, would we find that our days become more blessed..more meaningful..?

And then at night .. before we jump in bed.. can we, then, go into that pause moment..Just a moment of two..complete silence, wonder, awe of how wonderfully blessed we were during the day.. and just acknowledge that blessing and say thank you to the Giver of all good things..What if we just took a moment or two to do that in the evening. .Nothing formal..just a slow down.. a quieting . .a silencing.. just a few moments or two.. God isn't impressed by numbers..or minutes or hours.. Let's slow down.  Love you: Joy

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Something new...

In between my poems, I will start to write a little bit so you can get to know me... .Presently, I live in North Carolina...I work from home..I rent an in-law suite....

I love all of God's creation and believe in angels.. Jesus and in Mary and the saints..

I respect everyone's right to worship or not..It's not for us to evaluate souls.. but it is ours to love and spread love to others.. there's already too much hatred in our world..

Today ..our weather was nippy.. Squirrels and birds were ready for the tiny morsels.. I set out..

My four kitties were less rowdy .. I love them all. .their names are  Orion, Gracie, Lucca and Crystal..

Till  tomorrow.. I wish you a blessed night ;)

Signs of Spring

Soothing sounds and melodies
Come from creatures in the trees
Spring is coming  and we hear
All that's caught up in the atmosphere

Budding blooms and grasses peek
Through hardened ground that tries to tweak
Attempts of seedlings pushing through
Doing things they're meant to do.

So we embrace it all the change
Coming from the sunny exchange
While rounds and rounds of molecules
Break the rank and despise all rules.



Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Oh, the sun shines..

Smiling through the sky so blue
The beautiful sunlight's peeking through
Whispering wisdom through its rays
Singing songs that wake our days

Glowing through the molecular blend
Protons, neutrons, atoms send
Rays of sunlight, golden glow
See the cosmic, seasonal .. show

Every morning and nearing night
Awesomeness shines out from this light
Softer showings emerging from this sun
And warming the hearts of everyone


Sunday, February 2, 2020

Before the light of day

Hours slip away before the break of  dawn
Before you know it..all this silence will be gone
Beautifulness and endless sounds of peace
Speak to me as the predawn hours start to  decrease

Everything around me seems to hold a supernatural sound
And everything echoes within  me..that..God is truly around
Though nothing animate seems visible to my mortal eye
I feel the Infinite One breathing life and hope ....I can't deny

So I sit in wonder and awe before the light of day
I soak in the awesomeness of the Almighty One passing by
In the elements and molecules and everything that is
God is speaking to my heart .."My love is so much more than this.."

Friday, January 31, 2020

It's so simple...

We only really need
To put aside our greed
And strive with all our might
To turn darkness into light

It really isn't hard
To pick up broken chard
But it is quite a plight
Changing wrong into the right

We all must really let it go:
The awful pride ..and our ego
And embrace without a  dread
A selfless life of love..instead

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Good night to all

Night is here it's here it's here
Stars are shining with  light sincere
Glowing  dancing and doing their thing
Sparkling through the silence they sing..

Crickets start to stretch their wings
And a beautiful music from them rings
Soothing and softening all the air
Creating a calmness like a prayer

Angel beings all hover around
Quietly watching ..there isn't sound
Standing and staring and watching us all
Waiting and listening for every call

So I say it and extend to all
A blessed good night a kiss so small
Through the elements and through the breeze
Angel beings do carry it please

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Brrrrr

Frigid temperatures are all here
And it's good .. to be sincere
Rather have coldness and the chill
Than some heat which is unreal..

Birds are chirping all the same
Frosty figures bless my pane
Smoky vapors slowly rise
From the earth and in the skies

Crispy coolness kisses us all..
Plants and creatures slowly crawl
Through the elements in the wind
Welcome wintry weather  again

So I'll sing it sing my song
When I get up; and all day long
Winter's here and here it'll stay
Still spring time flowers come our way

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Wintry weather

Chilly breezes usher in
Wintry whispers start again
Finally winter's here it is
Making all our air so crisp

See the icies in the wind
Spreading out with veil so thin
On the plantlets..on the trees
Silhouettes that ride the breeze

Graying skies, are .talking low
Cooling temperatures bringing snow
Something's awesome something's sweet
In their sprinkles on our feet

So we bid a huge goodbye
To those temperatures..once so high
And we embrace it as we should
Wintry weather cold and good

Monday, January 13, 2020

From the uninvited..

You walk around in riches..and are as happy as can be
So is it any wonder that you cannot notice me
I wear my same day clothing and I say my same day stuff
Have you ever known the struggle or the endless nights so rough

Why condemn me for my sharing for my opening up to all
Would you rather me be silent pretend I have it all
I've listened to your stories of how  you give and  give
Yet you never even noticed that I haven't a  place to live

You walk around in riches..and are as happy as can be
So is it any wonder that you cannot notice me
I wear my same day clothing and I say my same day stuff
Have you ever known the struggle or the endless nights so rough

Oh you sing  your hallelujahs; and you're present in the pew
But how often do you do it: what the good book counsels you
It's all for fame and glory and for the recognition too
Would you even know the value... of hiding what you do??

You walk around in riches..and are as happy as can be
So is it any wonder that you cannot notice me
I wear my same day clothing and I say my same day stuff
Have you ever known the struggle or the endless nights so rough

We are the humble army.. the population of the poor
We see you walk, right by us;  though, you pride yourself on more
It's all for gaining numbers for that army of "the elite"
But do you think that Jesus wouldn't love us on the street

You walk around in riches..and are as happy as can be
So is it any wonder that you cannot notice me
I wear my same day clothing and I say my same day stuff
Have you ever known the struggle or the endless nights so rough

If church was something more than ...the four walls you embrace
Do you think that you would know it... would you think it a disgrace
If I told you ..you have it wrong now...that it isn't in those walls
That you'd find your Beloved Savior..He's not  selective with  His calls

You walk around in riches..and are as happy as can be
So is it any wonder that you cannot notice me
I wear my same day clothing and I say my same day stuff
Have you ever known the struggle or the endless nights so rough

It's true..that.. I haven't bathed in: that pool you call the way
But, I carry Him,  in my spirit: the One who made the day
And though, I cannot quote it.. that great Book you shout out from
I know that God is loving and has sent us His Only Son

You walk around in riches..and are as happy as can be
So is it any wonder that you cannot notice me
I wear my same day clothing and I say my same day stuff
Have you ever known the struggle or the endless nights so rough

I cannot keep it,  flowery...or sugar coat it for you
There's an enormous crowd of Christians, who have it wrong: so true
There's nothing in the Bible that says crowding into a church
Will bring you more salvation than those left outside... for sure..

You walk around in riches..and are as happy as can be
So is it any wonder that you cannot notice me
I wear my same day clothing and I say my same day stuff
Have you ever known the struggle or the endless nights so rough

If I could give you anything from this poverty that I know
I would give you all.. my vision ...that can see beyond your show
I would speak to you the secrets that were spoken long ago
And show you that the Gospel wasn't meant to give  control

You walk around in riches..and are as happy as can be
So is it any wonder that you cannot notice me
I wear my same day clothing and I say my same day stuff
Have you ever known the struggle or the endless nights so rough


Sunday, January 12, 2020

All things are changing

Where is the winter ..oh.. I'd like to know
Is there any cool weather..some sprinkles of snow
Oh.Where is she hiding ..is she anywhere around
Where is that cold weather..where can she be found

Springlike ..the  feeling... oh..the air fools us all
Though dates say its winter..the spring sends the call
The Daffodils, the violets; the robins appear
Where is our dear winter is spring really here..

Thunders and lightnings and tornadoes galore
January is present ..but look out the door
The trees are now budding and seedlings do sprout
Oh.tell me what's happening..what's it all about

Like signs on the highway and warnings we read
The Heavens are calling.. oh people take heed
Tis time to be thinking: to be readying for all
We seem to have everything but we're on a recall



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What's it all for ?

All of this fighting..and...all of this war..
Can anyone tell me: what it is all for..
Why can't we all settle without violence or hate
We're needing an adjustment.. it's getting too late

It's not only the bombing but the hateful remarks
That create so much tension and terrible sparks
You think it's the machinery and the bombs in the air
That is disturbing each  nation .oh reader beware

For it's the lying and cheating and the uncaring  heart
That creates all  the tensions : the destructive start
Before ever a bombing ..or any war plane can fly
We have been destroying each other .. how awful ..oh my

So if we're going to try  settling  this tragedy of war
Our resolutions must start here at own country's door
For we're  embarrassing each other before all of the rest
Condemning and fighting like a nation unblessed


Saturday, January 4, 2020

What about the wars ..right here?

There is warring all over and warring right here
Ominous and frightful..and causing us fear
Ruthless and careless and provoking true hate
Will love be able to change it..our unquestionable fate...?

I see it in the newscast..and I can see it in posts
People are boasting about what'll help the most
The left side and the right side and those in between
No one is ever loving.. if you know what I mean..

Families are all fighting and coworkers are too
Arguing and fussing over what we should do
Blocking and unfriending and being unkind
So much of this activity is hurting my mind..

Cursing ...and yelling and saying: "I am right"
"Disagree with me".."and we are going to fight"
It is awfully ironic and and .oh..so unfair
That we don't love our family ..like "those people out there"

Not that.. standing up for  others... is ever so wrong
But what about the relatives ..we've  avoided so long
Why is it so important to stand up and protest
For wars  at a distance ...while denying family requests?


Friday, January 3, 2020

The Almighty Media Twist...

In it's early stages..communism used media ..to brainwash the masses

We are becoming too much accustomed to thinking that it's okay
To detract the name of another or to stomp on the ones in our way
We are applauding the great dereliction of those we have come to hate
I don't know what we're all becoming but our conversions may be too late

We have all so lowered our standards to so much awfulness
We are no longer reading the gospel but the opinions of the press
If it is found inside the media or the latest fanatical groups
We believe it..like we should be following.. we're not really sheep.. oh no?  oops

Splashed across the screens of our computers are slogans of awful hate
Down with any kind of authority..  But.. not with the socialistic ingrate
WE have lost our love for our country but  have accepted a diluted mix?
Who has gain control of our consciences..it's the almighty media twist.

We have all so lowered our standards to so much awfulness
We are no longer reading the gospel but the opinions of the press
If it is found inside of the media or the latest fanatical groups
We believe it..like we should be following.. we're not really sheep.. oh no?  oops

The very things we think we're condemning we have accepted in other forms
Have we all become so blinded   we can't see: brainwashing ..soothes and warms?
Like a wolf, inside of a sheep's clothing,  the radicals  will rob you blind
And before your realize its's happening ...all your freedoms are left behind

We have all so lowered our standards to so much awfulness
We are no longer reading the gospel but the opinions of the press
If it is found inside the media or the latest fanatical groups
We believe it..like we should be following.. we're not really sheep.. oh no?  oops