[Haiku] @ 3am

It’s amazing we get by
On few hour’s sleep
Care take for my man
Who shakes counting sheep

The choices we make
To have and to hold
One cannot possibly guess
How love can unfold

The burdens we bear
Making it well worth the cost
Projects together
Our time is not lost

His heart beats with mine
The times that we share
Does not cost a dime
And priceless compare

His skin may seem thick
And few are his words
He gets to the point
No mistake he’s been heard

How blessed am I
To have won his affection
Our tender moments
They sure beat the rejection

Those who are clueless
who refuse to grow
Such love seems impossible
yet thankful I know…

‘Tis now three thirty
The nights curtains blackening
The shaking has simmered to
Slow slumber sighing

To love is a choice
Where we often win
To think that he was fearful
I wouldn’t like cats.

No rhyme? such a sin!  End with a grin and a wink and it’s back to sleep I go….snow moon

…back to sleep I go. #snowmoonandsea #winkwink


[haiku] Clutter

dadSo today we declutter

My husband and I

I found this painting

Canvased from my memory

Just two days after

I returned from my home town


It had rained a lot back there

for January

lots of people came

to commemorate his life:

our dad, her husband, their friend


The day after his service

We went to the mall

Debarking the car

Mom and I froze, stunned


Dead winter sky exposes

a rainbow’s promise

Offering us lasting hope

Of life hereafter


 Moment cast in time

Three years have since passed

Gave the painting to my mom

mem’ries don’t depart

clutter oh clutter

depart from my heart


letting go of attachment

to things  – not my dad


This year I will be [blank}ty

He’ll be ninety-four

Oh, would that I could, just once

knock and open heaven’s door.








Our words reveal what’s in our hearts. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. He who guards his mouth preserves life. Words give Grace to those who hear. The tongue of the wise brings healing. Joyce Meyer gives the best full discussion of actions and consequences of our spoken words.

What power am I exercising today?

wordsProverbs 12:18 James 3:5 Psalm 141 Proverbs 18:21 etc etc not called The Book of Life for nothing! Rash and harmful words bring harm to the one spoken to…. Some of the worst persecution I have received has been from other believers.

And.. who have I hurt with my words? Hurt people hurt people. Prayers for strength in awareness in my words and voice tone: to be uplifting, positive, truthful in love. #fast #guilty #forgiven

With the upcoming New Year and my awareness of the word storms around me (and within me) I am narrowing my focus and paying more attention to the unspoken and spoken.

* This morning in my meditation I read that everyone will give an account and the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.

Fortunately we have phases, opportunities and choices to make amends for words spoken from our own pain – for some it may not necessarily be careless but very much intentional… following that verse I also read that it is also by our words- we will be acquitted and ….”

#hope #fast #gentle #sure#whew #meandmybigmouth #spititout #shutupalready #wordawareness #constantcommentisabrandoftea #notfunny #sarcasmisalwaysattheexpenseofsomeone #vomit