Lucky the Lizard

Lucky the Lizard lives in a tree,

Never a fella as lucky as he.

Luck in the morning.

And luck in the eve.

A luck like this lizard, not a one could believe.

One day Lucky lizard took a trip far away.

He wanted to see sights, and have his heyday.

What could possibly happen to the chillest alive?

Through stones, bricks, and branches he jigged and he jived.

Lucky ol’ lizard climbed up a doorway.

Nothing and no one could get in his way.

He slithered and withered, straight up did he climb.

A journey of ages, what could be more sublime?

As luck would have it, he snoozed and he cruised.

To his next adventure, with nary a bruise.

The luck of this lizard just couldn’t be beat.

My poor Puppy Anna missed out on a treat.

And Perhaps, he went on to do commercials. Heh.

Look, another entry to The Daily Post Silhouette Challenge.

If Heaven had a Father’s Day

If heaven had a Father’s Day….I’d visit for a while.

I’d have my arms held out so far, my hug would stretch a mile.

In my Father’s eyes I’d see, the beauty of the day.

I don’t think anyone, or thing, could keep me far away.

I’d sit and chat with him about, all the days gone by.

We’d laugh and smile and reminisce, high up in the sky.

I’d have so much to share with him, I’d never want to part.

But all too soon the day would end, heavy in my heart.

Every moment from then on, I’d think of him so dear.

Sitting in those puffy clouds, smiling ear to ear.

I miss you more than words can say….Oh heaven if it’s true?

Would you have a day for us? To last the whole year through.

Happy Father’s Day…from here to there.

I love and miss you!

A Valentine’s Poem

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
How about you?!?

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
My husband is a sweetheart.
And that is sooooo true.

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
Daisies are my favorite,
And the mum is nice too.

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
A delicious surprise, in which
I say thank YOU.

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
I am so glad I posted,
And hubby pulled through.

Roses are Red,
Violets are blue.
For next year, maybe diamonds?
A carat will do. Just kidding honey!!!

Seriously, all I can say is WOW. It is JUST what I asked for (and who knew he actually reads my blog??? Hi Honey!).

Today, the sun came out and burned off the fog. Today, I was treated to a special gift of thoughtfulness. Today has been a WONDERFUL day (I could be a little high on cookie cake icing).

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! I hope it was special….and surprising.

The Shadow in Me

Sometimes, we catch a glimpse.

Of beauty.

Of life.

Our gazes wander and search.

For our fascinations.

For our dreams.

Maybe today, we catch our shadow.

Of who we are.

Of who we might be.

Our regal colors of intensity.

For our quest.

For our inspiration.

Maybe, we get lost.

We lose our way.

We lose our sight.

Our plans of peace, a shadow in our hearts.

Of what we want.

Of what we deserve.

But sometimes, our shadows emerge.

Our glimpses become clear.

Our hearts rejoice in the pureness of another day.

In all our glory.

In all our differences.

In every detail.

In every moment.

This poem is dedicated to my friend, and my mother-in-law, Sue Kelcey who has emerged from a brain aneurysm and stroke to tell the entire family and hospital floor how much she loves them. How special they are and to thank them for taking care of her since the end of September. Her heart filled with beautiful intention of getting home.

When I wonder why I am blogging, and what is it all for…..I think of her life journey. A journey that gives me inspiration to do what I do (and stop complaining already!).

I think of the pain she has been through. The struggle of physical therapy and her desire to hold hands with her family to celebrate life. Every memory, of every touch, and every touch, of every day; what kept her pushing through it all. I think of the moment this Sunday, when she hugged her granddaughters to her chest for the first time in months. Heaving sobs of gratefulness into their silky hair and squeezing them close with her one working arm. Every moment, every detail. It was beautiful. Hold on. You never know when your last day is here. Cherish the ones you have.

Encourage love. Encourage acceptance. Speak your heart. Live your dreams. Believe. The shadows are nothing but fear.

What inspires you?
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Photos from the Butterfly Conservatory at the State Fair of Texas.