March 24, 2017

Serenity Light


Slowly she walks to the clearing
leaving tall rugged trees behind
her breath is in a labored state
she hurries to the wooden bridge

Escaping turmoil of decades
she turns quickly to see the path
she traveled, empty as her life
no one to follow her footsteps

Moments of freedom caress her
plan of flight for so long now real
she quickly runs across the bridge
she reaches for her waiting light

A bright new dawn now comes to her
promises of a brand new world
she claims her found visions today
her night dreams were of darkest form -

serenity light gives bright dreams

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 14, 2017

Our Destiny


Golden hues cast their
spell over the setting sun

Another day has passed
Warmth leaves the soul as the
evening breeze swirls swiftly by


Longing to dream just a bit longer
to take in the treasures of today
casually drift into the awaited peace
that shall come, peace that will soothe
the body and soul for another day

Visions of today clutter the mind
that brings pleasure to the lips
Memories have developed from
today carefully being filed along
with others of days gone by

The heart is full with the
life that is taken for granted
Dare do we question the events
of the daily routine that is before us
It is said, how dare we...


for our destiny -
has already been chosen

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 12, 2017

Through You, I Survived...

Dedicated to My Mommy Rhoda
With Love from Gracie...

How could your soul not love me?
My grace fulfills my name
for I came to your loving arms,
for warmth and care to ease my pain

How could your ears not clearly hear?
The love as my feline breath purrs
or feel the joy when you hold me
close to your love that cures

How could you not feel in your heart?
 Knowing He brought me safely to your home
a heart that completed my chosen fate,
with you my desire does not want to roam -

for through you, I survived

Love from,
Gracie Galgiani

March 7, 2017

Spring


Spring is just around the corner
she came to visit me today
sunshine and gentle breezes
whisper throughout the meadow
as if, she wanted to say

Come see the birth of spring
hear nature’s gentle song
within the birds wings
it’s a clear blue sky
see them gliding along

Garden work to do
plant with loving care
water brings the growth
blooms with delicate hues
spring glows everywhere

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 3, 2017

Effort in Strength



Movement within the mind
rearranges thoughts from
here to there - delusions
remain as they fight to over
come past experiences as
the heart struggles to survive
thus, mind and heart combined 
effort in strength, she wins.

- Rhoda Galgiani

February 27, 2017

His Gift of Love



My heart is full with love of thee
touching my soul as He comforts me

Carrying burdens upon my back
He tenderly sends strength which I lack

My grief sometimes will make me cry
I look to His heavens asking why

My woe will soon leave as burdens lift
remembering His love and His gifts

Today might be sad a tear I do shed
wiping it away hearing what He said

Through Me all is possible do not fear
blessings come to you - for loving Me so dear

- Rhoda Galgiani

February 23, 2017

A Memory Tear

A Message from Gracie...

There comes a time when heart strings hum
when they remember long ago someone
who touched their life with simple strings
with lines of lace and special things

Memories of days of young and free
when life was happy deep within thee
not a care as one grew each day
learning about life in a simpler way

Time has past and lessons were learned
some are good others to be yearned
passing thoughts live in thy soul
forever remembered special to behold

A tear crest the eye, but not a moment sad
memories of joy ever so glad
words express those wondrous years
remembered thoughts shall bring that tear -

of happiness

- Rhoda Galgiani

February 9, 2017

Lost Valentine

from Rhoda  and Gracie

Valentine pure ruby red
stir memories of a lost love gone
that promised to be forever from our
moment of sunset to our then sleepy dawn

Through time, hearts lost its love
with dreams dying in vain
moving to another life that knows
no special love shall remain

Valentine ruby red glow
gone with an icy cold wind
as time erased the meaning of
love that was taken from within

Cherishing thoughts for a moment
one sits alone and dreams for awhile
memories of lost love thoughts bring
tears with a saddened, but bright smile -

that hides a lost Valentine

- Rhoda Galgiani

February 6, 2017

Thoughts of a Heart


Embrace lightens the heart with ease
Love from the start fulfills one well
Shadow dance an art that does please
Captures the lost part of one’s shell

Reach out to hope and destined love
Learn how to cope with your own faith
Take a chance grope a flying dove
Don’t dangle from rope of past wraith

Love that has died shall fade away
Tears have now dried eyes see sun’s ray
Stolen truths that lied stay where lay
Heart opens up wide brighter day

Ending ones dark night now sees glow
Dawn a bright light comes with the sun
Morning beam hold tight so we know
Love is all right heart now has won


'All Fours Rhyme' - Created by © Rhoda Galgiani June 6, 2012
16 line poem - Each line, 4th word from beginning to rhyme
with next line 4th word, etc. Each stanza 4th word is typed
BOLD to be recognized - Rhyme poetry: abab, cdcd, efef, ghgh
Subject optional - Meter is 8 syllables per line

December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


From our house
to yours...
wishing you all 
a Merry Christmas
and
Happy New Year
filled with love and joy...

Rhoda and Gracie
Galgiani

Happy Birthday Jesus



In the silence of the night
He comes to us, bringing
heavenly love and warmth
 within His glorious touch

As we accept His gift and
cherished love that surrounds us
we gives thanks to Him for He
brought to us His Son today

Our hearts receive His purity
light that shines upon a new born
in the hay, the light captures our
souls to bring us understanding

As we honor baby Jesus and his
birth we give thanks to you Father for
your blessings and our gift of life as
we bow our heads and give our hearts -

 to your Son Jesus

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 20, 2016

Rise Up - Haiku


his light is calling
drawing spirits to heaven
house cleaning earth’s sins

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 16, 2016

The Heart


Emotions of the heart
are strong emotions -
of emotions

Feelings from within
are deep feelings -
of feelings

Love that comes suddenly
is suddenly happiness -
 of happiness

That I pray
will come to me from
someone I am searching for 

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 13, 2016

A Memory Tear


There comes a time when heart strings hum
when they remember long ago someone
who touched their life with simple strings
with lines of lace and special things

Memories of days of young and free
when life was happy deep within thee
not a care as one grew each day
learning about life in a simpler way

Time has past and lessons were learned
some are good others to be yearned
passing thoughts live in thy soul
forever remembered special to behold

A tear crest the eye, but not a moment sad
memories of joy ever so glad
words express those wondrous years
remembered thoughts shall bring that tear -

of happiness

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 6, 2016

His Glow...


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

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 1, 2016

Forever Home of Glory



Thoughts come about with passion
that consumes the gentle being of me
Visions of yesteryear darting, dancing
within the mind that brings me glee

Maybe it is the season of rebirth
that touches me with grace and love
Or, maybe it is the realization of oneself
that now comes forever more from above

Grateful am I for this turn in my life
a turn of rebirth, a turn that makes me whole
My path with guidance, a journey of faith
that prepares me with joy and peace in my soul

Age come to me but, with a new understanding
thoughts bring me wisdom to complete my task
My tack is to join Him when He says it is my time in
His forever home of glory that does not wear a mask 

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 26, 2016

An Autumn Glow


The frost and the cold of an autumn morn
comes swiftly as the lazy sun rises in the east
bringing sunlight to the barren trees

Warmth taken by the chill of the season
one gazes through leafless naked trees of grey
remembering the days of warm summer past

Pulling a scarf tightly around the neck
one feels the brisk daytime air and hurries to
complete chores wanting to rush inside again

The autumn glow lingers bringing those together
for a brief, but friendly chat as they scurry along
preparing for a holiday treat with feast knowing -

their harvest finalized the autumn glow 

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 23, 2016

The Hollow Heart



Emptiness fills the hollow heart,
descending the love of plenty
to overflow tenderly from
the walls of the gilded spirit

Drawn away by the serpents
of unfeeling, unconcerned
windows that don’t see into
a world of love around them

Life goes on as they say just as the
willow grows her new spring leaf,
so shall love rejected continues
to nourish…me

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 22, 2016

Sunlit Dreams


A Dream Catcher at Sunset

Morning sunshine peeks through her window
brings brightness and warmth to her
sleepy body as she stirs waking from
a delightful dream of yesteryear.

With a heart filled with happiness,
from memories of past love, coiled with
excitement and adventure, she yearns to drift again
to a place where memories are treasured with delight.

She grasps the moment that reflects on a younger
image, with youthful appearance, vibrant,
outgoing, carefree existence of one who laughed
with joy which consumes every moment of her life.

Capturing the warmth of the sunlight,
spreading her arms to welcome the new day,
she peers out the window to view the wonders
before her, grateful for a chance to continue…

to breathe in her world of sunlit dreams.

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 16, 2016

In Solitude


Anger swells with the growing
rage of the day by day
unrest of the one lost

Soon the unrest will
 dissipate and becomes solemn
within one’s own peace

For it has been taught
so harshly the tools
of the living trade

I now take my tools and
choose to craft my own life…

in solitude

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 14, 2016

The Light of Truth


During a time when faith was swallowed
by the forces of a dismal withdrawal from life,
thy solitary mind could not expand or fight
a reality of what was before thy body lost

Beaten down by confusion, by a confinement
of the thought process, longing to be within
oneself, the desire to dwell among a peaceful
existence that was sadly drawn away

Striving to achieve the wellness of a spirit,
the soul continues to survive the hindering
black weight put upon the body that must
carry a burden heavy to the bewildered mind

Praying to break the chain that confines the will
of thy captured being of beings, the grace of
one shall over come the blackened hold that
entwined the arms that reach out to the world -

as the light of truth shall overcome

- Rhoda Galgiani