October 21, 2016

A Winter's Plan

Colorful leaves upon the trees
gently feel the autumn breeze
winter calls to their weakened limbs
chanting musical seasonal whims

Beauty touched by mother nature’s hands
with solid gold, red and yellow bands
chill comes with a seasonal change
her return again seems not so strange

Soon the trees will turn all white
eastern seaboard feels a pure delight
winters return ends a colorful parade
mounds of snow banks now to be laid

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 18, 2016

It is what it is...

Dedicated to: Les Castellana

Thoughts of you come to mind
tears penetrate the eye that causes
blurred memories from long ago

Does the heart still feel the pain
after dual decades of departure
the true answer at times is, yes

Love never dies, it only goes dormant
within the heart that dreams of renewal
and yearns for the happy moments return

Saddened yes, but the empty heart continues
for it has accepted its own completion
it is what it is - during this lifetime

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 15, 2016

With Him

Dreary is the start of day
one wakes to echoes that do say
come hide inside a human shell
know ones darkness fully well

Above the light is dewy dim
when a lost soul is far from Him
staggering trails left behind
looking for His peaceful sign

Clouds caress a gloomy sky
draw patterns, we stare and sigh
lifeless art floats swiftly away
will come back some other day

Faith must stay within one’s heart
believe and trust Him from the start
all faithful will find His promised love
we know He will take our sins above -

with Him

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 12, 2016

Sweet Dreams with Vision

Wipe away the far away fears
one can see clearer without riddled tears
Peace becomes one as calmness arrives
clear vision come as positive thoughts rise

Let no one rule your homespun roost
for your own decisions rise you to boost
Until one shares your bills and warm bed
don’t let anyone get into your head

Now that the word easily has been said
continue a path to the homespun bed
Seek sweet dreams with vision to behold
for decisions you make are yours to be told

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 11, 2016

Discovery Comes

When does the dusty road turn
that leads one onto their quest
Sometimes it is a gradual event
as one finally comes to rest

People seek all kinds of goals
fulfilling their life with glee
As they roam from here to there
hiding from what they do flee

Take time to search deep within
as joy comes to one who learns
Sometimes it is a crawling slow pace
but, discovery comes to one who yearns

-  Rhoda Galgiani

September 13, 2016

I Wake...

Alone waiting
for the warmth
of a morning sunrise
my soul missing the glory
God’s divine touch
of another day

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 12, 2016

Feeling Love

Nature gives me joy
having fun of my own
I love God’s work
all fills me with peace
and love

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 10, 2016

A Goodbye

A goodbye
in any language is bitter
when it is said out loud

Thoughts along the way
dim as one pushes another
away from ones heart

A goodbye
is a shallow rejection
an end to ones future

Thoughts along the way
are diminished as black
dust covers a bright light

A goodbye
the final door that closes on
something that shall never be

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 7, 2016

New Beginning Will Arise

 Many a word has come to rest 
from a place of sleep upon the breast 
lying dormant words longed to rise 
wipe away doubt from ones confused eyes

A gentle spirit touched ones lips 
as if to say, the heart will now slip 
onto a woven path, that guides one true 
time has come life changes are now due

One step at a time to learn a new role 
again a new friend is a reaching goal 
for life has come around once again 
take it slow stop wondering when -

for new beginning will arise

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 22, 2016

Faith Seed

Visibility to the light our understanding hearts
regain the faith seed we must grow for
God is above us all...

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 13, 2016

My Son John

He is gone and I try to write about him.
Words just don’t come as I’ve tried.
Although the feelings are deep down inside
They cannot come out as if to say,
I'll hide so the pain will go away.

Trying again as words come out wrong.
I miss his calls; him singing that silly song.
You are ‘My Sunshine’ he would sing
Laughing I wait until his next call
Then he would sing his song all over again.

I use to say stop calling so much
As we have nothing new to say.
Haunted by words down deep within
I pray for just one more call
To hear that silly song all over again -

from My Son John

January 5, 1962 ~ August 12, 1996
20th Year Anniversary

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 8, 2016


Light within the window
calls me back home
Time to settle down
no more need to roam

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 5, 2016

For Tomorrow

Sensation penetrates the troubled mind
as if to sooth, to comfort the turmoil of
conflict that came before the darkened brow

Life of confidence, of one’s serenity is
shattered just for the moment at hand
a moment that is taken for granted in life

Ray of light shows a stumble is one’s road
bringing one to their knees just for an instant
not forever as the saddened mind would suggest

Life has its woes that brings one to shed tears
something tells the dark heart not to worry
God’s there to wash one clean for tomorrow

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 3, 2016

God Has Pity...

It is known by those
who shan’t believe His truth
hands and knees will burn
nevertheless, He will have pity

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 29, 2016

Comfort the Shadows

Beyond the wall a wave comes in
Washes away all human sin
Forgiveness comes in a night’s prayer
People close their eyes in despair

The people have no protection
From the now stirring infection
As disease comes touches the shore
Calm at the moment is no more

People pray to their God above
Asking for guidance and His love
Comfort the shadows of their wrath
Bring warmth and healing to their path

Beyond the wall a wave comes in
Destroys human life and their kin
Cries of their fear is heard worldwide
Help the people no place to hide

World come together show your love
Bring hope by the wings of a dove 

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 22, 2016

Surround the Lonely Heart

Diamonds created from an uncut stone
buried within the earth’s surface,
once found they are cut and shaped
with facets of purity

Rare is the Diamond that sparkles
with a magnitude of brilliance,
catches a sad eye for clarity
with hues that glow - blinding

Diamonds fill the heart - the purest
of love is given as the soul surrounds
its glowing depth, bringing a moment
of silence to the heart that feels

Rare is the substance that one takes
for granted, purity and love may be
shared as the Diamond opens the heart
to the facets of life as gifts of love -

surround the lonely heart

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 17, 2016

Echo of Laughter

Journey of sound -
echo of laughter excited
sweet hope soothing
my ears - in the end
 resists a fickle fairy tale

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 13, 2016

Reason to Rhyme

Looking at the pages of writings from long ago
I ponder my thoughts and wonder where I will go
Should I write something new that is of now
or post words of old that taught me how

Words come so easy to one with gabby thoughts
seems there is a rhyme, but free verse is what I caught
Like I am talking to you in a moment of peace
we chat about the world or events brings a release

So I read my past poetry it shows a younger me
words of sad tears and then some smiles happy to see
‘Expression’ I contain which is a blessing I do carry
so happy to write because it releases the weary

Now I post these thoughts with love in my heart
for all of you who read me from the very start
Thank you friends for your moment in time
I am joyful for you give me reason to rhyme

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 11, 2016

One's Thoughts...

Thoughts enter the mind
Coming from nowhere
Thoughts enter the dreams
Memories from long ago
Thoughts enter the soul
Long for answers - none given 

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 5, 2016

Warmth of the Night

Evening warmth
bring dreams of him
fooling oneself
in believing
lies will
become truth

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 1, 2016


Haiku Form of Poetry
5, 7, 5 Syllables

earthquake shakes thy roots
tree trunk shattered by her strength
cherry blossoms come

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 28, 2016

Whispering, I Will...

He carried me for so long,
me as His baggage hangs limp,
bewildered, broken and shattered
with a spirit of broken dreams that
lived in the chilling darkness.

Crying from the depths of a doomed
dimension the body sweltering from
the heat of confusion and despair,
battles the torments of the fingers that
grab the mind that plants lies and decent.

A light of brilliant glow appeared
within thy spirit to warm the soul,
brings new comfort to the beaten body,
whispers - I will lift you up in glory,
I will show you the way for faith is…

the love you have been seeking.

- Rhoda Galgiani