November 23, 2014

Dedicated to Dena
Dena Says I Can’t…
I hear Dena’s Challenge a calling
this is hard, but I am up and trying -
Have a creative mind I shan’t be bawling
can’t ask Dena why, cause I can’t be prying

 Writers never think letters and such
they just grab their eager pens and write -
I have a thinking cap I wear and clutch
I’ll accept this challenge - It bet’tr be right
Already at third verse, I’m ready and set
haven’t used that little letter Dena says I can’t -
Hey, this is great - I’m thinking I can’t fret
still haven’t used that silly letter yet - I shan’t

My write is at end - I'll visit the website 'Alliance'
all use’se guys can see I am truly sublime -
It is finished and I am happy smile’in a big grin
Dena my pal, giv’in me an A+ cause I did rhyme
- Rhoda Galgiani
Author's Note:
The Challenge is: Can't use the letter that is between N and P in the Alphabet!!! rg

November 20, 2014

Love’s Ribbon

Loving heart has no bound
for it loves you each day
its true moments are there
for love will never stray

 Loving heart always say
come to me feel my love
with me, there is no fear
a love will help you bare

Loving heart brings a dove
full of flutter and hope
spreads to the saddest world
happiness and good cheer

 Loving heart helps us cope
turn the black world around
bring joy to all our way
love binds like ribbon curled

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 16, 2014

'Dedicated to Rick'

Words Shared
Takes Meaning
Life has a funny way of opening
 her arms when you least expect it
As one walks on their daily path
they find the path has a new curve

The curve seems gentle and kind
as a social moment comes to view
It’s like a new adventure as one
explores the new connection

Friendships surface when least expected
This huge world now become small as
minds join and laughter becomes one
a comment or two becomes a memory

One who values a friend wears a warm heart
words shared between two takes meaning
Over time, the friendship will grow making
the world a bit nicer than she already was

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 12, 2014


Purity Inhaled

Take a breath
breathe air into the
dry lung that is alive
Consume wholeness
purity inhaled feels the
wellness coming to thrive
Look, see the beauty as
shadows dissipate the ugly rule
light shows one ways to arrive
Again, time conquers ones woes
His hand covers thee gently
teaching one how to survive
 - Rhoda Galgiani

November 7, 2014

Sowing Faith

Friends reach out
when you're in need
sowing faith is
the planted seed -
to one’s crying soul

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Dedicated to my new aquaintance 'Rick'...rg

November 1, 2014

Memory’s Book

Misty dawn’s light touches the windowsill
awakes the sleepy silent Whippoorwill
calls his heart to sing an early morn song
chants to others, he sings - come along
Take the road that leads to a peaceful walk
stroll together, we remember and talk
special events in our life come and go
nothing to change, happy with what we sow
All that crossed our life’s path was pure delight
as it was intended, life was just right
memories tucked away in the mind’s book
there for one to savor and take a look
The pages worn and torn by fingers touch
looks back fills the heart with love and such
- Rhoda Galgiani

October 20, 2014

His Glow of Light

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
a touch felt at the path of His glory
a mask that shows on one’s face is delight
words heard by all - a continued story

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
brings to all mankind sight of His true love
love that brings all new strength to their lost plight
faith grows - heaven’s light fills one from above

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
angel’s voices send their songs to below
lifts spiritual life to a renewed height
ridding all the pain from the souls of woe

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
falling rain brings blessed taste to ones lips
like a baptism to ones brow - forthright
His word forever written in the scripts

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
on a garden with magnitude of smell
flowers rainbow colored ever so bright
sins forgiven in heaven - saved from hell

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 11, 2014

 A Monsoon Kind of Day
Furiously the heat lingers
as the desert sun grasps
holding the drought,
plant growth ordained
to your part of the world

Desert spirits cry to be dampened
yearning for a moments relief,
as the riverbeds of one’s soul
rough from the carving heat,
lie still in their death

Over the rise the storm is coming,
wailing winds of magnitude strength
levels sparse renewed struggling growth,
as fury slams against the tall cactus
whipping the foreseen seasonal path as the…

raging winds of the monsoon come again
- Rhoda Galgiani

October 5, 2014

He Teaches You

Created instincts empowers you
renewed hope, follow your blessing
conquer your destiny, strong in faith
this lies in your heart
- Rhoda Galgiani

September 29, 2014


Sung in a Song

Words come to mind as in a song
Whimsical movement beat is long
Rhyme takes hold now fitting the tune
Voice sings a gentle quiet croon
All who hear the words of surprise
Some you can hear their quiet cries
Story told - sad turn of events
About young soldiers lived in tents
Cold and hungry they fought the war
Protect their country as they swore
Truce has come loud gunfire has stopped
White flag between them now is swapped
Words come to mind sung in a song
Senseless war ends - soldiers are strong

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 26, 2014

Grace Touched Me

Emotions tangle with the inner gates
brings one to a realization what is to be
with lingering momentum of stale memories
from years gone by, years of miscalculations

Strength opens a gate to new horizons
gives promise of change, promise of renewal
bright visions consume another gate
again, lighting up ones path of assurance

Faith penetrates the soul highlighting
the inner core that controls ones thoughts
settling the unruffled to become smooth again
new sensations now becomes joyfully entwined

Love of ones own mind and body
brings determination of what shall be
for all the twisted tangled webs
shall be of the past as grace touched me
- Rhoda Galgiani

September 21, 2014

 Season’s Cycles

 Summer has left us
Autumn is soon to come
Winter is snowy cuss
Spring takes forever for some
Each season excitement brews
Some like warmth of sun
Our season we can choose
Others what cold has done
Swimming is now gone
Leaves fall from branches bare
Snow is cold beauty yawns
Buds prepare for their grand flair
Birds return awaited nests
Seasons all anew
They will wait for their guests
Beauty came for me and you
- Rhoda Galgiani

September 17, 2014

 You Bring Me Joy
My heart sings of You
Not of man, but of You, Jesus
You bring me joy
You bring me salvation
Without You in my life
Of singularity, I would be lost
Thank you for taking care of me
Thank you for your love
 My loneliness is far easier
To bear with You by my side -
As I need not cry no more
- Rhoda Galgiani

September 12, 2014

Simulated Picture of Mama Cat and Four Kittens

summer’s backward glance
reluctant to say adieu
one lonely white rose
by Dave Austin
Editor's Note:

Dave Austin is a wonderful poet and animal lover. Received note from Dave - found 4 Kittens and Mama on their porch. Protecting and taking great care
of them...rg

September 8, 2014

Friend in Silence
Dedicated to ~ Flyman6213, Long Island, NY
Suddenly you came to me
it seems in my most desperate hour,
now the inner healing has begun

Silent words scroll across the page
words not so much of wisdom,
but words of silly joy

Alone was I searching for a friend
longing to share my worldly thoughts,
searching for someone to care

Silent words scroll across the page
words not so much of learning,
but words of silly laughter

 I look for you to share with me
my thoughts and feelings for that day,
for I know you shall not be my judge

 Finding my friend in silence
has filled an empty space,
sharing simple words in silence…

makes me smile
- Rhoda Galgiani
Written June 2003

September 2, 2014

My Heart Believes

Your breath whispers words
projecting loves light
shining upon thee
brings one a warm glow
to a longing heart

Promising love
joy stirs within
renews lost hope
with words spoken

Trust in you
a true heart
comes to me

My love
I share

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 29, 2014

Are You???
 When a blessing comes
it is tremendous joy -
So grateful for the love
His glow touches my brow -
like a halo!
- Rhoda Galgiani

August 26, 2014

A Day of Joy

Rainbow touched the sleepy valley below
Yellow streams within cast its glow
Bringing love to all who live there
Share their lives with someone who cares

Planting tulips with ruby red tips
As if the flower was touched by ones lips
Colorful blooms for all to enjoy
Brings happiness to every girl and boy

Evening comes slow but sure
Ends the day with love that is pure
As lovers wish upon a shooting star
Dreams of happiness will take them far

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 22, 2014

A Solitary Smile

How does one capture true love from
another heart that carries a frown that
hides their emotions from the world?
Or, how does one escape true love
and move within their own world not
concerned with the love of another?
Is life complete as one remains a single
shade on the painter’s pallet that drips as
paint does from the end of the brush?

Simple conclusion - it is acceptable for one
to remain alone, content with life’s path
and teachings of the world and her rules
as the heart accepts today...
with a solitary smile!
- Rhoda Galgiani

August 19, 2014

A Glorious Pause

Rhythm comes as the breath
releases thoughts of contentment -
a rhythm that brings joy to the heart
filling it with delightful pleasures

Silently the breath is consumed
again, life is digested deep within -
a pale glow come to light as the
breath’s strength nourishes

Serenity now becomes one with
a glorious pause at this moment -
whispers of prayer and then a
spoken word gives thanks

Protected and lead to walk
His path with guidance and shelter -
a soul is prepared with a touch of
His grace, from His forever home

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 17, 2014

 tears leave watermarks
souls displaying sad sorrow
the world’s eyes are wet
- Rhoda Galgiani

August 13, 2014

What Is…

What is around the corner for me?
I don’t know, I just have to wait and see -
Is it a special moment that I will tuck away
with sweet dreams of change to come my way?
I don’t know at this moment in time but,
until then I will continue to write my rhyme…

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 7, 2014

Gim’me Chocolate

Well, my entry is kind of bland,
cause I’m on a weight loss diet,
dessert is not good for this hungry hand

But, when I do have something sweet
it’s instant pudding, chocolate and yummy,
a creation that is quite a fulfilling treat

Open the Jello-O Pudding brand,
mix lovingly with one and half cups sweet milk,
fold in a half tub of cool whip with the other hand

Pour this mousse mixture into half cup dishes
chill just 5 minutes in your faithful refrig,
top with cool whip to fill your sweet wishes

Soothing my sweet tooth’s craving til
tomorrow when my tummy cries again -

Gim’me Chocolate!

- Rhoda Galgiani