Momentarily suspend disbelief,

and separate yourself from reality.

Bend your mind to see different points of view,

look at life with childlike wonder,

reach into your imagination,

bring forth amazing fantasies.

Weave stories and dreams

into a collection of color,

a vibrant tapestry

of temporary escape,

where you can relax,

lose yourself in the delicate intricacy,

and believe in impossibilities.

A Work of Heart

A constant moving canvas,

always a masterpiece,

but never quite completed,

a lifetime of work

that keeps building

and growing.

Family moments, and memories,

loves lost and found,

mistakes made and lessons learned,

each experience another brush stroke,

adding more beauty,

colors intricately blending

into a powerful portrait,

unique and personally made

by the artist who breathes it into life.


Tearstained eyes

don’t cry any more.

Cold numbness sets in,

heavy heart weighs down

a tired aching soul.

Age doesn’t matter;

the burden of sadness

puts more years on

than actual trips around the sun.

One day to the next is


steady resolve sometimes takes hold,

and others are filled with deep despair.

Time marches on,

making the need to dwell on loss

more of a memory.

But one never completely forgotten.


Storm clouds fill my mind,

anger smolders, barely checked,

thoughts reigned, nothing’s right.



Seek light in every situation

Hold your head high and be who you are

Imagination is a beautiful & amazing asset

Never lose your sparkle

Each day is new; start fresh & make the most of it


The first one is big,

each one after easier,

you just need to start.

Desperately Seeking Sleep

I want more,

but can’t ever seem to get it.

It sometimes creeps up on me

when I least expect,

one moment doing something,

and the next coming to,

fuzzy mind and thoughts,

wondering what happened,

a little drool on my chin

where my mouth came open

and betrayed me.

I can fall into it quickly,

but it’s also an elusive venture,

making me a walking zombie,

craving rest and coffee.

The journey is always ongoing

as I search how to turn off my brain,

watching endless late-nights shows,

fighting off the urge to mindlessly snack,

and hoping the end of this road

finds me snuggled up comfortably,

steadily breathing,

and finally peacefully dreaming.



She bounces around like a Tigger,

full of energy

and fun doggy vigor.

Her eyes shine with smart laughter

and sweet loving trust

as she brings her favorite toys out to play.

She will do most anything for a treat

or bite of food,

and there are many tricks

in her repertoire;

all she needs is the word,

command her attention,

and she’ll always be your best friend.

Her long fur can be a nuisance

(we can almost make another dog

from what she sheds),

but it’s part of what makes her

the beautiful Aussie that she is;

she’s black and white,

with brown mixed in –

the perfect blending of

a triple threat of colors.

She’s a little wary of people,

but a fierce protector

who barks when she’s bothered,

and knows when she needs to guard.

We couldn’t have chosen

a better furry and loyal companion

to watch over our precious daughter.

Love Song

Sweetly sing your song,

tug at the strings of my heart,

breathe love with your words.

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