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Never Saw Her Smile Before

Posted: July 31, 2010 in Tenderly

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I have known her for almost 20 years and never once have I seen her smiled. She wore a frown most every where she went and spoke very little to me, usually just the social graces of Good morning, hello!

I could try again but I have grown tired trying to be nice and getting “Blood from the stone”

Never Saw Her Smile Before

Nothing seemed for her amusing

Every word to her was abusing

Violence never but always

Emotions were tensed at my slightest gaze

Rosy cheeks she had never shown

She frowned as a child and though she has grown

All is the same, no fun or jest

We tried everything possible, we did our best

Her teeth were pure white with no cavities

Each one in place and had no buccal maladies

Ready to speak but only stern

She was like red hot coals ready to burn

May be it was me I thought but from what I saw

I was like all others, we committed no flaw

Let nothing cause us to disturb her peace

Every time someone strayed we bid them to cease

But still with all we did never a smile

Earrings hung and made up face but all the while

Fixed on her face was and emotionless glare

Old to all who knew her, disturbing who ventured too near

Right from my house I was looking and surprisingly through the door

Elation was on her face, guy in her car, I Never Saw Her Smiled Before

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My Soft Floral Pillow

Posted: July 30, 2010 in From The Blogs

This acrostic was inspired from an entry posted on one of my regular reads. The imagery is always so good with the short little messages that are hidden in the writer’s works and can bring out new ideas to old things. Here is what I felt after reading about the “Pillow”

My Soft Floral Pillow

Mommy always washed and put it there for me

Yellow flowers adorn my pillow and it was soft and comfy

She washed it in detergent that smelt like a bouquet

On nights I felt like I was in a garden when I knelt to pray

For years this same pillow heard my cries

Tear drops were cushioned when they left my eyes

For years this same pillow caressed me to sleep

Lullabies weren’t necessary and I slept with not a peep

Once I was grown this pillow knew it all

Right turns, wrong turns, ever success, every downfall

All the things I whispered in the night

Love at play and the lovers’ fight

Priceless was this pillow now with all it knew

I felt comforted, cushioned, cared for and loved true

Last night when I roused from a nightmare

Lifted my head from my pillow in despair

Once again this pillow ended my demise

When it hushed my fears and persuaded me to close my eyes

Your Amazing Grace

Posted: July 30, 2010 in Facebook

She wrote in her facebook this warm message to share with her friends and one of them is my friend too. I want to share it but with an Acrostic that it inspired shortly after reading it.
“LORD, open my heart, temper my mind, filter my ears & sweeten my lips..so that in me will flow Your Amazing Grace” Thank you Juliet for sharing

Your Amazing Grace

Your guidance Lord I shall never depart

Open my soul, open my heart

Use me as your conduit to lead even the blind

Resolve my doubts and temper my mind

And if I’m bombarded with temptations and fears

Move me into safety and filter my ears

All the glitz and glory may cause lies and slips

Zealousness and bitter redress so Lord sweeten my lips

I am your servant Lord a vessel to be

Nurture carefully

Groomed me with your graces that I may

Give others your blessings one day

Reach down then dear Lord and make me right

And give me the benefits of your healing light

Come upon me Lord with your warm embrace

Enter this vessel that in me will flow Your Amazing Grace

How Can My Love Tell

Posted: July 30, 2010 in Love

It can be the harshest thing to do, being untrue to your love by misrepresenting the facts but worst to be untrue to love by defiling the sanctity of the relationship by being with someone else. Perhaps this is made even worse to lie to your love about doing it. If you are in a relationship then you mustn’t under any circumstance do anything that constitutes inappropriate intimacy and sometimes this can be a hug. Of course, there are innocent hugs but there are also hugs that say, I wish…

How Can My Love Tell

Honestly I lied

One untruth then I cried

Wept like a child

Couldn’t control it, my emotions ran wild

All I could think to do

Never should I ever tell you

Maybe it would go away

Yes, then I could stay

Loving you forever dear

One look at you though and it was too much to bear

Vows of honesty meant more to me

Except I laid with a stranger regrettably

There was no love and I cannot understand why

Exposing myself to that stranger and now living the lie

Love forgive me, it was a stupid thing to do

Let me spend my life love, making it up to you

I’ll Never Say Goodbye To Love

Posted: July 29, 2010 in Love

I used to sing a song from the Carpenters every time love seemed to elude me. T one stage I was convinced that time had gotten away and there was no one out there for me. The poets and songwriters seem to think there is someone for every one but I was getting lonelier with each day. Then I realized that until you can have BFT – Belief, Trust and Faith all given from the Almighty, love will never be possible.  There will always be doubts

I’ll Never Say Goodbye To Love

It’s that time already, now love must go

Last day upon us, last time to know

Love’s smiles and laughter, the touch of love’s hand

Now it’s goodbye warm feelings and hello bland

Emotions are bursting, ready to get out

Very hard to cry in anguish, very hard to not shout

Every feeling of despair is upon me, not wanting to go

Rains from the clouds match my eyes, they too know

Separation for any length of time seems an untimely end

And every goodbye seems a possibility, you can’t pretend

You can’t presume togetherness either, for you one day

Got to hope for the best but expect the worse, that’s what they say

Only I pray the worse is behind us and the best yet to be

One more chance to earn blissfulness for eternity

Dreams of happiness that will one day come through

Belief, Faith and Trust is what I’ve learnt to do

Yesterdays were the building blocks of many tomorrows

Every brick laid then to shut out all sorrows

True love works hard at barricading threats and dangers

Omitting none of the cunnings from family, friends or strangers

Love is leaving today but true love never dies

One tear appeared and before I knew it, swollen eyes

Venom of doubts rushed me but with BFT from above

Eyes are dried, I am confident I’ll Never Say Goodbye To Love

Daring Jet Ski Ride

Posted: July 28, 2010 in Tenderly

You shouldn’t go to the island unless you take on some of the adventure. There are many things you can do and perhaps the most fun was riding the Jet Ski. You are not likely to hit into anything and if you should fall, the life jacket will keep you afloat. The Jet Ski is designed to come back to you or move around in circles, passing through where you had initially lost grip. No real risk. But, I have always been scared of black water

Daring Jet Ski Ride

Don’t jump! I had jump before and was in place

And now my cousin jumped too, to fill the space

Right after he did we all went over

I was not outfitted with a security vest prior

Numbered in five the team jumped in

Get the girl! one shouted before rescuing

Jet ski would-be, me and soon again we got on

Everything was better this and before you know it, we were gone

The lesson was finished and I took a turn

Skied like a pro, it was easy to learn

Keep it upright and stirred all about

I heard the not so brave tourists clapped and shout

Remember me, my cousin cried, let me try

I released my grip for a moment but soon I

Dared to take on the stirring control again

Enjoyed my ride fully even when it started to rain


My Cherie Amor

Posted: July 28, 2010 in Best Wishes

How special is this day and that person who was born on this day many years ago. It was a delight to have written this to her and I hope that she is able to see it today but if she doesn’t, no real matter, the sentiments I send to her every day in every year. May God continue to bless her.

My Cherie Amor

May flowers bloom from your green thumb

Yesterdays’ tunes be the best you hum

Children follow the guidance you give

Home be the perfect place to live

Every prayer be answered as you kneel

Relationships be of love and the loving you feel

In darkness there be shinning lights

Evenings usher in the starry nights

All God’s blessings I pray for you

May these earnest prayers all come true

Our Father in Heaven watching from above

Reside with my sister and on this Birthday show her my love

Our West Side Story

Posted: July 27, 2010 in Love

We wake up from sleep in very many ways, not just from a night’s rest or day time siesta, but from a stupor or a period of darkness. What ever the kind of sleep that we are experiencing, it is my experience that jarring a person to any form of slumber is not a good idea.

Our West Side Story

Oh wake up my friend you are fast asleep

Up from your slumber and from there leap

Rest tomorrow for now I am here

Wake up and stretch and show that you care

Eyes are on you baby, they’re waiting to see

Sleep no more my love show them your glory

They never saw you at play never saw you cry

Show them now baby and don’t be shy

I know the dispute of good and bad

Don’t care for the stories which make you sad

Efforts to rouse you seem hopeless, you are so far away

So unmoved by the fireworks, so discouraged by the mêlée 

Though we want you to come out, we rather that you

Open your eyes when you feel it’s due

Raise up your head only when you dare

Your time is certain baby whenever you care

Allow You An Eternal Peace

Posted: July 27, 2010 in Tributes

May God give me the words to express the grief ii share with one of my fb friends and her family at the lost of her grand mother.  I never knew the grand mother and I only know Tamara through some brief comment I saw on facebook and it is enough to know that her friend speak very highly of her and she cared dearly for her grand mother. May these words bring some solace to Tami, her family and the friends of Grand Ma Margarite

May the Lord

Allow You An Eternal Peace

At first your eyes had grown dim

Locked tightly now,  you’re with God, in a peaceful place with Him

Loved all, loved strong and loved me best

Oh sweet gran you have earned  your Eternal rest

We laughed lots together, you and I

You winked at those you liked when they passed by

On times in the kitchen you loved stirring Cou Cou

Usually you played with others and loved playing peek a boo

And I watched you granny, how you loved to smile

Never a frown, rocking in your chair and singing all the while

Everyone who asked got no, you never wanted to cut your hair

The stories and jokes you told us from your rocking chair

Everyone loved your Black cake, they all craved for it, but me

Regretfully I don’t like Black cake but everything else was yummy!

No one knew if you were kidding about the milk man

Asking if he brought any bottles yet, so with our concocted plan

Lightheartedly answered, he did and responded four

Putting ourselves in deeper because you said, “he forgot one more”

Eyes seem to tell stories and yours granny, they were saying goodbye

And I wasn’t ready for you to go and from then I started to cry

Can’t be selfish at this time though, to want you here

Eternal Peace awaits you and one day we’ll all be there

Written by Khaidji

Margarite M Ingram

Posted: July 27, 2010 in Tributes

The following is a double acrostic poem in tribute and to the memory of Tami’s grand mother. Tami is a facebook friend who dared to share her grief with us. I pray that these words can in some way, however small, help.

Margarite M Ingram

Margarite Muriel Ingram was precious to all

A joyous, humane spirit who welcomed each call

Readily she encouraged others to laugh and smile

Giving all her blessings if you would just stop awhile

A second child, elder to eight 

Remembered by all for how she would communicate

In life she always understood the importance of family

The need for us to take every opportunity

Every chance to show interest in what others do

Making time accessible for her children and their children too

It is her affectionate nature that we remember most

Numerous days she gave us laughter when we were close

God has selected to take His servant and she heard His call

Right away she made us ready for her leaving, she told us all

All signs signaled her final departure, her time here will cease

May God keep you in comfort and Allow You An Eternal Peace


written by Khaidji

Same poem new Acrostic highlighted

Margarite M Ingram

The Beautiful Soul

MargariTe Muriel Ingram was precious to all

A joyous, humane spirit who welcomed each call

Readily she encouraged others to laugh and smile

Giving all her Blessings if you would just stop awhile

A second child, elder to eight 

Remembered by all for how she would communicate

In life she always understood the importance of family

The need for us to take every opportunity

Every chance to show interest in what others do

Making time accessible for her children and their children too

It is her affectionate nature that we remember most

Numerous days she gave us laughter when we were close

God has selected to take His Servant and she heard His call

Right away she made us ready for her leaving, she told us all

All signs signaled her final departure, her time here will cease

May God keep you in comfort and Allow You An Eternal Peace

Please see the Card here


written by Khaidji