#Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, #Summer, Covid-19, Poetry, Shadows, Social Issues

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

My morning write ~

Trees Standing

it’s somehow like the trees already know what is happening here

a sense of sadness, grief and heaviness

the sheer weight of it all

or is it just me

who I see in these shadows on the ground?

#Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, #Summer, Covid-19, Death, Revolution and Peace, Social Issues

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

george-floyd-photo-1

Do you know his name?
George Floyd

an innocent black man
held down by force
until he died
face down in the street
“I cant breathe”
“Mamma”
“I cant breathe”
murder
in front of our eyes
undeniably
he takes his last breath
and awakens a spirit
unleashed
as people stand up
saying enough is enough
rules need to change
policing redefined
back to community protection
we are not a war zone or battlefield
demilitarizing our police
from 9/11 terrorism mind set

us against them
rise people rise
now is the time
take new steps
to the light
to freedom
to civil rights for all
we are all equal under the law
freedom rings

Now he is Free

Will you remember his name?

#Lake Ann, #Summer, Covid-19, Journal Writing, Loving Spirit, Ozarks, Poetry, Revolution and Peace, Social Issues

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

SKY & I

I deeply breathe in
the same air as mighty oaks
I pause
and hold onto the fresh scented summer air
I feel
the winds as they rush wildly through
Underneath nature’s sky dome
sitting side-by-side with forested trees
looking up in beauty
while white summer clouds
move over Lake Ann’s cove

We are one ~
sky & I are the same
trees & lake waters & God’s green earth
the wind & I are too
I choose life
I choose love
Now together!

Family, Loving Spirit, Social Issues

Passion Flowers

photo 1 (1)passion flower photo 3 (1)passion flower photo 2 (1)passion flowerWritten   for    dVerse  Poets  3rd Anniversary!

Writing and sharing with this group has always motivated me to write more than I could have ever thought possible.  I have made so many friends from all over the world and have the privilege of reading their poetry and sharing comments with so many others.  Our dVerse Hosts have such rich knowledge and skills, so valuable in mentoring others. 

As a teacher I know . . . there is no better way to learn than by doing!!  By simply writing more, I have learned so much.  Each week I look forward to the new writing challenges and exploring the many different forms of poetry!  Thank you for making me so very welcome!  CHEERS!

Life is made up of beautiful moments

Some we may not ever see, hidden & invisible

We say all things are possible!

And every individual can achieve

If we can only change

If we can only focus on renewal

If we can only live with passion – – –

I say, renewal may show us a path

Helping enrich ourselves and our community

Not simply for change sake

But by allowing and nurturing

Creative souls!

By the very act of being creative – – –

We bear fruit

We share our entangled stories

We write our telling words, word by word

We do truly grow

We do richly become

We know we do change

We continually renew ourselves

And we renew our thriving Diverse community too!