!! (Exclamations)

!! (Exclamations)

 
 
Inspired by punctuation, here’s a poem for your perusal:
 
Joining 
 
 
!!
 
(Exclamations)
 
Uh-Oh! Oh No!
Egad! So Sad!
Exclamations fill the gaps,
Conveying our response to ills.
They are not a memory lapse.
 
Wow! Indeed! I don’t know what to say!
Awesome! Not Bad! Outstanding! Hey!
Supportive salutations,
Our words, reflective acts
Convey congratulations,
Worthy pats on our backs.
 
Exclaiming is a shout out loud
Expressing our delight.
Woo Hoo! Whoopee!
Xena’s Yah Yah Yah just before a fight.
But I wonder how an Angel
Exclaims when things go right?
 
For heaven is our final bliss.
Exclamations, all the glory!
Such a simple punctuation
Rapts up our earthly story.
 
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Quogue

Joining Alphabe-Thursday, letter Q

Visited Long Island this past year and enjoyed scurrying around the small community of East Quogue, NY (pronounced kwog).
The Long Island Exchange site gives a short background of the original inhabitants:

The Native Indian name of Quaguanantuck was shortened and changed to Quogue soon after the lands that form the town of today, changed hands and became European settler territory. Western civilization has never looked back since in this town that upholds sturdy values and the charm of colonized estates.

Took a photo of an isolated beach and played around with my phone apps….
can imagine the life led before the settlers came to stay.

 

Blue filter

Stylized effect

original

Come on Spring, I’m ready!

 

Mosaic Mosaic

Can’t help during this Lenten season to focus on a spiritual theme….A poem for your perusal:
Linking to Alphabe-Thursday Letter M

 
Mosaic Mosaic
 
When Moses moseyed into the desert and served
With a mosaic of rag tag peoples,
His leadership, style, and presence: reserved.
He, a conduit between mankind and temples…
 ~
A mere glimpse of all mankind in those desert years-
One tiny nation set aside and preserved.
That mosaic imbued with commandments and fears
Showing humans could never be God deserved;
Because mercy, grace and love rule the mosaic,
Only God can mesh the human and Spirit.
His Son did the weaving, scripturally prosaic.
All that’s required of us: just believe it.
 ~
Yes, we make up the bits and pieces
Of Christ’s holy mosaic.
Now shine, as your tiny bit meshes
With the total picture: the perfect Mosaic.
 
 
Lent, Valentines Day, President’s Day…February holds lots of celebrations♥

Lenten Hymn

 

Lent begins February 13th, Ash Wednesday. Joining Alphabe-Thursday Letter L this week, as well as Inspire Me Monday
Here’s an instrumental and lyrics to address the occasion ♫♪

Or access the instrumental on my song page: I seem to be having technical difficulties with the blog audio!

Turn Away
A Hymn for Ash Wednesday
1. Turn away from sin and
follow the Gospel says the
one applying ashes
to your forehead Ash Wednesday.
 ~
Heed and obey. Just let the
(Turn away, turn away……turn away)
Lord come and stay in your heart.
Let the Spirit lead you
Home to the Lord. Repent and
 ~
Chorus
Turn away from evil.
Follow the Gospel to do
Good in your life.  Seek peace
And a clean heart.
 ~
2. Mark of the cross is on you
Ash from the past has found you
As you make your way back
Into the pew this Wednesday.
 ~
Read to know more. Open your
(Turn away, Turn away,…… turn away)
Mind and explore what faith is
Let the Spirit lead you
Home to the Lord. Repent and
 ~
Chorus
 ~
Seek God
Turn from selfish actions.
Tend to your response
To His call to reunite your
Heart and soul.
 ~
Chorus
~
God has a plan of action
Pay His son close attention.
He is your heart’s attraction
Clear your heart’s main affection.
Make an examination
Call to reunite your heart and soul.
Chorus
 ~
Follow the Gospel and just
turn away sin.
 ~
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Jeep!

Reminiscing over this past September’s wedding events♫♪

Joining Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe Thursday Letter J
The Photo Gallery:Adventure

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

and Saturday Snapshot

Image

Over the river and through the woods…

Oh, how that Jeep endured the many broods!

Family, friends, through all types of moods.

~

Two Hundred acres of timbered trails

Hauling fire wood, camping gear, through the dales,

Exploring, fording streams, passing all the trials.

~

Until, bumperless, with holed floor boards, no window shield,

Battery burned out, no longer able to pull sleds over the field,

Was put into storage, no power to wield.

~

Dilapidated, de-palpitated, unable to come to life…

Hauled away, stored at my brother’s and his wife.

Then, a daughter’s engagement, and an idea come to life.

~

Who knew my brother had the skill?

T’was up to the last minute for him to fill the bill.

Success!  It runs again to escort the Bride… Doesn’t it look swell!!!

Happy Trails♫♪

FYI: The Forever stamp goes up a penny Jan. 27….stock up now!

Change Is In The Air

 
Participating in Alphabe-Thursday letter C
Check out other entries!
 

1. Listen in as I tell a tale
Of why change is in the air..

~

Refrain:
Feel the shift
Of attitude and understand my place.
I have learned
The ultimate in understanding grace.
 ~
2. Used to be that I thought my plans
Were the ticket out of here.
My puny plan just would not congeal.
But I kept on,  I’d persevere.
 ~
3. People prayed that I’d find my way
But I scoffed at them. They were weird.
I walked a straight line and faked the good life but
 I really never really understood.
~
Refrain
 ~
 Always set the cart before the horse
Instead of just believing.
Evidence is all around me.
Now I have the chance
To change my core.
 ~
Revised refrain:
Feel the lift
Of attitude and understanding grace
I have learned
The ultimate in knowing my own place.
 ~
4. Daily now I look up to the sky,
I imagine how He’ll appear.
I see the world thru diffr’ent eyes,
The chaos holds no appeal.
 ~
5. Navigating thru my life of trials
Is easier you can see.
The change in me is so much better now,
no regrets and no “what ifs “ for me.
 ~
Revised refrain
Change is in the air 6X
 ~
 

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Wrestlin’ With A Heart Attack

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The poem is formed to have cow horns in its midst…hope it doesn’t take away from the lyrics♫
An entry for Alphabe-Thursday letter W.  Check out the other entries!

 
Wrestlin’ With A Heart Attack

Blond and blue eyed in her jeans, gripping the wheel of her jeep,
Casting her eyes down my way, making my heart leap.
She passes by smiling, and tapping the horn, it beeps.
I’m on the side lines
with high hopes she’ll notice me.
Wrestlin’ with my heart, she hamstrings  me.
 ~
       I                                            that.
wrangle             wrangle
this, and
 
I’m                                  that.
all                        gine
a-twist. Ima-
~

 Hallways are crowded, yet I feel alone of all things.
Books by her desk, she grabs her bag by its purse strings.
She stops to talk, and I am saved by the bell, it rings.
I’m on the side lines
with high hopes she’ll notice me.
~

Wrestlin’ with my heart, she hamstrings  me.
 ~

  I                                            that.
wrangle             wrangle
this, and
 
I’m                                  that.
all                        gine
a-twist. Ima-
~
I’m wrestling with a love attack.
She has me up against my back
She’s tied my heart.  There is no slack.
My hope is, she’ll notice me.

~

Wrestlin’ with my heart, she hamstrings  me.

 I                                            that.
wrangle             wrangle
this, and
 
I’m                                  that.
all                        gine
a-twist. Ima-
 
~

I’m wrestling with a love attack.
She has me up against my back
She’s tied my heart.  There is no slack.
My hope is, she’ll notice me.
Wrestlin’ with my heart, she hamstrings  me.
~

(mixed)

So wrangle this, and wrangle that.
I think I’m whipped,
 ~
 
She’s tied my heart.
There’s no going back.
 ~
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