If you look for Me at Christmas
You won’t need a special star-
I’m no longer just in Bethlehem,
I’m right there where you are.
You may not be aware of Me
Amid the celebrations-
You’ll have to look beyond the stores
And all the decorations.
But if you take a moment
From your list of things to do
And listen to your heart, you’ll find
I’m waiting there for you.
You’re the one I want to be with,
You’re the reason that I came,
And you’ll find Me in the stillness
As I’m whispering your name.
Merry Christmas, dear Blogging Friends.
May your day be filled with
love, hugs, and opportunities
to reflect on the real Reason for the Season.
Thank you, Abigail Gronway for sharing on your
Blog: Dark Side of the Moon, this poetry idea:
Scansion – a Than Bauk
This Burmese form is shorter than the haiku, but more structured.
It is written in three lines, with four syllables per line and a descending step rhyme:
Crazy type news.
Let’s gripe loudly!
?!!!! 420,000 government workers – working without pay?!!!!
Wake up, America!
Tomorrow is December 21, 2018
It’s the longest cold night of the year.
All the stars are a’peepin’
And folks are a’keepin’
Their lights on o’er here.
It’s the Winter Solstice tonight.
All the folks are surprised by
The moon as it shines by
At 4:00 pm clear.
It’s the shortest day of the year.
It’s the Winter Solstice, my dear.
I am going to try my hand at this Scansion shared by Abigail Gronway on her
WordPress Blog: Dark Side of the Moon
Created by George Ellison
The Daisy Chain may contain any number of lines.
The last word of each line becomes the first word of the next line.
Finally, the last word of the last line is the same as the first word of the first line, completing the chain.
Like the Wreath, the Daisy Chain requires no meter, rhyme, or mandated line or stanza length.
Abigail added, “I threw in a little twist of my own: a poem within a poem. The first word of each line can be read together to give the theme of the whole.” That REALLY makes it challenging! Try it!! Here’s mine:
CHAIN OF DAISIES
Daisies are a little like angels.
Angels with a certain white flair are…
Are an invitation to serenity.
Serenity with a heart of golden yellow.
Yellow gold at the core.
Core of gold is a gift from our Father in Heaven.
Heaven is where serenity lives always.
Always seek that peace in your imagination.
Imagination can be real now –
Now that you’ve see the chain of daisies!
Greeting from our Creator
Good morning, dear ones!
Our pets are a part
Of the center of our heart
We love them in a way
That only pet-owners can say.
We talk to them in words
That seem to others quite absurd.
And spoil them with treats,
Adding to their food cheese and meats.
Their smiles make us smile
And we walk with them a mile
In freezing weather and snow
To keep them healthy, you know?
We picture them as family
Part of the kids for you and me –
And know their presence is a treat
Bringing joy to all they meet.
So in this Christmas time of year
I’m sending greeting from over here
To help you know – no need to guess –
.Why we love our pets!
Riding the BART
That is our son there
Leaning endearingly on
His wife, Monika.
Not a simple ride –
It is a happy BART train
Headed for ‘Frisco
Doesn’t it look like
A day in San Francisco
Would be quite a blast?
Wait for me, dear ones.
I just want to come along –
Oh, for this one day.
Christmas shopping in
That beautiful place
Sounds like Paradise.
But maybe I should
Spend my money locally.
That’s what merchants say.
Is your shopping done?
I have barely just begun.
What gift do you want?