Cloud cover

February 11, 2013

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Cloud cover makes it hard to see
Rays of light and energy
Remember warmth. Trust.
It’s there
just wait for it to show itself again

To give gifts to the world

Refresh

January 12, 2013

Conditions are not always welcome
But necessary and natural

A little rinse
Enough to wipe everything clean
Providing essential elements

restart
regrow
refresh

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Flying forward

December 26, 2012

Each taking a turn
to lead.
The currents assist,
creating a synergy
a common goal
Everyone does their part
Onlookers are awed by
grace, beauty, and accomplishment
Others join the movement
Impressed by the forward flow

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Dreams Float

November 16, 2012

Youthful dreams            fulfill promises  of a sweet delight.  crack   Anticipation is released.  Pour it in  The dream begins to float and fills the empty space.  The darkness starts to  freeze.  What once was soft, now is dotted with           unpredictable  mines of hardness.  What everyone         sees is perfect. The bubbles pop slowly. the hardness begins to fade  and flavors blend  delicious
Sometimes different perspectives melt together to compliment one another perfectly
The idea for this poem came from one of my fifth grade students when she described the hardness of the rootbeer in a float as stubbornness of a character from the Book Ida B. Thanks, Yesenia!

Youthful dreams
fulfill promises
of a sweet delight.

crack

Anticipation is released.

Pour it in

The dream begins to float
and fills the empty space.

The darkness starts to
freeze.

What once was soft,
now is dotted with
unpredictable
mines of hardness.

What everyone
sees is perfect.
The bubbles pop slowly.
the hardness begins to fade
and flavors blend

delicious

Following the Leader

November 14, 2012

Years spent creating crafting an ideal world  Weeks spent wondering if there is a better way Days spent filled with memories and laughter Hours spent teaching  Minutes spent   The mighty leader pulls the rest along  Always looking ahead  We all trust in his encouragement Frequently checking for signs of wear and tear  And maintaining a high standard  Sometimes delivering the news, or sharing new sights Transporting wishes and delighting in the joy  Choosing the right track to get to an ideal destination Following the rule, watching all the signals

I wrote this as a gift to my husband for father’s day. Parenthood, while welcomed and loved, has been quite a transition in our house.
Years spent creating crafting an ideal world
Weeks spent wondering if there is a better way
Days spent filled with memories and laughter
Hours spent teaching
Minutes spent

The mighty leader pulls the rest along
Always looking ahead

We all trust in his encouragement
Frequently checking for signs of wear and tear
And maintaining a high standard

Sometimes delivering the news, or sharing new sights
Transporting wishes and delighting in the joy

Choosing the right track to get to an ideal destination
Following the rule, watching all the signals

Keep it Safe

November 13, 2012

clues hidden to a guarded  mystery, if it is unlocked  the impact  may unravel more than  is prepared for  if you are  trusted with the combination you may peek at protected possessions kept locked up inside  Please hold my  secret  Keep it safe

clues hidden to a guarded
mystery, if it is unlocked
the impact may unravel more than
is prepared for

if you are trusted with the combination
you may peek at protected possessions
kept locked up inside

Please hold my secret
Keep it safe

Careful Choices

November 12, 2012

A colorful palette provides   the tools to make their mark  Careful choices are made some from necessity some based on a specific vision  The gifts of the artist opened during play some found on purpose some by accident every stroke contributes  to the final masterpeice  Permanently etched  on the pavement

A colorful palette provides
the tools to make their mark

Careful choices are made
some from necessity
some based on a specific vision

The gifts of the artist
opened during play
some found on purpose
some by accident
every stroke contributes
to the final masterpeice

Permanently etched
on the pavement

Playing the Game

August 23, 2012
The Game

The Game

Sometimes Things Change

June 3, 2012

Hope

May 17, 2012

Lilac hope


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