October 14, 2017

Autumn's Promise ~ haiku


leaves are turning brown
yearly sign of nature's wrath
promises new growth

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 12, 2017

Balance the Emotions



Streaks of grey over came the day
dark agenda not wanted to appear
Swiftly move on in a forward way
not giving in to formation of a tear

Why does common dullness appear today
nothing has happened to bring one gloom
A mind set has positive outlook I'd say
push out the ugly away from this room

One shall not give in to evil thought
life is short and will end too soon
Happiness all around me it is brought
sweeps moment away with a gentle tune

Why do days appear dreary and down
out of nowhere thought go from high to low
One doesn't know for all is sworn sound
a mind strong won't let peace and joy go...

from someone who is learning how
to balance the emotions of it all

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 10, 2017

My Name is Shadow...

'Shadow'

He comes to me daily
looks at my eyes gently
waits with patience
he knows my ways

He's smooth and sleek
grooms with endurance
takes pride for all to see
walks with a superior stride

Two months ago he appeared
not wanted at this home
but, what could one do
cries were too much to bear

Neighbors worried about
the other smaller animals
but, they ran and hid
fear was put to rest

One gave in and filled his desire
fullness silence the cries
prayers on his behalf are said
to protect from the elements -

Today...
 Neighbors named him 'Shadow'

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note: Two months a short haired black male cat appeared at my window. So thin his ribs could be counted one by one. Against all the rules I fed him - neighbors complained to me worried about the birds and squirrels...but, I couldn't let this kitty-kat die. To my surprise - my neighbors today brought him food and named him 'Shadow'! Thank you all...rg =)

October 9, 2017

Clean Renewal ~ Haiku


dreary is today
drips of rain touch my window
his tears give clean renewal

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 8, 2017

I'm Too Busy...


This statement is from an email my neighbor
(the one who wants to read something happy)
sent me...I love it!

Love is such a simple word - only four letters
how powerful are those letters L O V E
Think about it - it's easier to love than hate
care about rather that disreguard
too many of us turn the other cheek
but, will complain about situations of dislike

Me...I'm a fixer - some people don't get that
some see that as being nosey, but it isn't true
it is caring about another persons welfare
it is of concern as to someones well being
but, if one doesn't respond to an open hand
then the hand is closed and one walks away

I will always be there for my fellow neighbor
(and also for the one who wants to read something happy too, even though
he is stable and totally together)
but, mainly for one who needs someone a
perfect example is our friend who lost ED
we are there for her and her grief - forever
because we love her and feel for her

So, I am sending love to all
knowing many of you will send it back
again, L O V E a simple word to bring hope,
peace, joy and happiness to all who feel it
let's feel it together - even feel it daily when
we are out and about with a nod or smile

I know I do and I will continue to do...
How about you???

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 6, 2017

Bright Thoughts!


Sunshine across the sky
blue glow fills my heart
thoughts of wonderment
today is good from its start

Feelings of joy consume my soul
moments instilled learned long ago
staying away from those in doubt
they bring me down and won't let go

Happiness comes to those of sound mind
good will is learned by those who love
prayer is peaceful to those who speak
faith is internal born from above

Sunshine across the sky
comes to me in a sweet glow
heart is full and ready to share
love to those as we learn to let go 

- Rhoda Galgiani



October 4, 2017

Happiness...

Dedicated to a Neighbor
'Who Wants to Read Something Happy'...
I Tried!!!

Happiness is to be put before us
sadness is to be put away
smiles shall caress our faces
to bring joy to some let's say

Unexpected events shall come again
it is up to us to mourn as we know
for all who leave us would want to say
carry on with a smile unafraid to show

Life is good if we choose it to be
grateful for our blessings from Him
blue skies above show us the way
heaven's path is our forever win

Love is shared by those so sweet
moments of kindness - a gentle hello
brings us glory today if we let it
feelings many of us will not let go

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 2, 2017

Stand Up to Hate...

Las Vegas, NV

Now is the time to band together
whether it be at home or away
America has changed drastically -
who and what is America today

As a proud World War II Baby
I remember the innocent violence
and remember warnings from the Police
not beatings, not killings all around us

Las Vegas - my home away from home
sadly I watch the news about the Strip
and the horrible killings that took place
an unknown, a 'lone wolf' - shooting

People today seem to lose it
maybe too much pressure or news
on television or violence in movies -
I don't know, I just know America
today is a place that became...

our living hell

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 28, 2017

Our Brother, Ed!

Ed's Freedom...

Together we come in a circle of friendship
we chat, laugh, sometimes shed a tear
but, overall we're a group of togetherness

Sometimes our chats get loud and yes,
sometimes chats spoken softly with thought
but, mostly they're talks of a simple nature

The other day one of us has left
suddenly without warning gone to the wind
not a believer - our faith knows he is with Him

Saddened friends left behind remember
his silly ways, his stubborn ways, yes, his ways!
You could take him or leave him...

we chose to take him with unconditional love

Dedicated to:
Ed 'Sam' Hennessy
February 25, 1936 ~ September 24, 2017

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 22, 2017

Believe...


Blessings comes to those who believe
believe, you say?
yes, believe as you see it

Many beliefs come in their own way
is it right?
yes, if it is what you choose

Faith is so important to us
this gives us hope?
yes, Faith is Trust

Let us have Faith
it gives us Hope
as we carry Strength to...

Just Believe

 - Rhoda Galgiani

September 17, 2017

Time...


Time moves in mysterious ways
sometimes slow, sometimes fast
gone forever as hands flow
maybe to a dimension not desired

Time from its beginning controls
without one to ask it is there
shows us the minutes, the hours
of our lives that guides our path

Time replenishes our desires
renews our thoughts and wishes
for our time may be a healer
or perhaps one's sentence

Time can be a friend if one allows
when one chooses wisely their destiny
thoughts disarrayed may be aliened
to show one respect that is justified...

this is solely promised

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 4, 2017

A Fun Labor Day Picnic...


Friends come together with special comfort
fun day of enjoyment fun day of peace
all minds don't wander for they are steady
the hearts are joyous within their release

Day of warmth with a breeze or two
whisks away any ill odor and thought
to bring pleasure to those in company
taste lots of goodies someone brought

Great picnic we shared a glorious time
all full of laughs with smiles in our hearts
day remembered more to come next spring
neighbors with friends together from the very start

Happy Labor Day...

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 4, 2017

Upon Our Brows


Grace comes to those with a loving heart
as one waits for a moment to comprehend
the vision before them - the light of truth
shines in our eyes to complete their view

Our dreams a reality for those who believe
joy fills ones soul as it should for those
who carry His faith shall endure deeply
as written, as promised for it is our truth

Deliverance from Him the heart is lost
grace is gone for the promise now shallow
regain faith from the loving devine as the
light from above shines in all its glory -

upon our brows

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 31, 2017

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 glow with depth, to bring 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 16, 2017

Me!


Gently felt His touch this day
as I busily go on my way
grocery errands quickly to run
outside I feel His warm strong sun


Brightness filling a noonday rhyme
taking one along quickly in time
shopping needs to be swiftly done
caring for oneself - being one

Happiness fills this single heart
He guides my life from the start
need not to worry, fret or frown
never going to let life get down -
on me! 


- Rhoda Galgiani

July 14, 2017

Simplicity




suddenly, a touch brought
the frown to a smile
without warning the
stranger turned it around
epidemic now shall spread

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 9, 2017

Let Us Remember

Remembering My Children
 with Picture I Found Online

Remember family and its past
brings joy that fills the heart
Memories appear within the trees
stories that created colorful art

Feisty children and their pranks
they grew up so fast it seems
They played and ran everywhere
such joy they bring in dreams

One longs return to peaceful times
family laughed and enjoyed the fun
But, time moves on in different ways
remember ~ when we were joined as one

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 8, 2017

One Who Seeks...


Movement all around consumes
realizing a moment is not still
bring thoughts of structure
to the area at hand

Building a safe haven
a magnificent glory to all
for the shelter to ones soul
protects til heaven is reached

Sounds of nature consoles
confusion of a rushed world
to bring peace and comfort
to bring an ideal moment

A mind that wanders adds joy
gentle thoughts carry the body
through torn structures at hand
one who seeks peace is awakened

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 5, 2017

Solitary Life Complete


A kiss makes the heart young
again and wipe out the years
Moments of passion and love
will dry away the tears

Without love within the heart
one struggles with loneliness
Longing for one to come to thee
willing to hold and caress

Dreams forever remain in ones heart
for as long as the mind shall roam
Strength becomes lonely solitude
brings peace to ones single home

Without strength to withstand it all
one would fly in circles of defeat
They try to understand their world
to make their solitary life complete

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author’s Note:
First two lines from my fortune cookie...rg

July 1, 2017

Rejuvenation


Upon a journey my feet do troll
through mysterious paths of dreams
longing to regain a long lost soul
happiness found quickly it seems

Visual memories past through the mind
from many years lost long ago
emotions search the strength to be kind
peace returns although seems very slow

Flutters become a waiting heart
as thoughts consume days past
reality brightens the mind to start
one hears words of joy at last

Without past memories that do delight
they bring hope when days are grey
happiness stirs the heart just right
gives rejuvenation to all so they say

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 30, 2017

A Plan and Goal


Bright and sunny the day begins
young leaves twinkle in the light
Perfect day all will enjoy and win
comfort becomes the mood just right

Tomorrow predicts overcast with gloom
weather just can’t give us a break
Day will reminds us of a darkened doom
almost like going to the weathers wake

Let’s smile and feel happiness today
for it is what it is that touches our soul
He shares his rainbow for that’s His way
for He’s the one with a plan and a goal

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 28, 2017

My Beach Fantasy



 S untaned, brown, oiled and steamy
U nderwire tan lines giving sculpture and beauty
N ever ending longing for the salt and the sea
T ainted evil thoughts on a beach just for me
A lways ready to swim and not tell
N o ones business my love making is swell

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 26, 2017

Survival ~ Haiku


branches intertwine
confusion echoes within
tears ease grieving bark

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 22, 2017

A Morning Ritual


Happy Birthday Gracie ~ Now 9 Years Old

You wake my senses with love and charm
as you caress my sleeping form
that brings me from a deep slumber 
you wake me to light of an early morn

Sleepy eyed I look at you
excitement stirs in your heart
knowing I am now awake
brightens your  kitty play to start

Each morning you come to me
paw touches my closed eye or cheek
some days you lean against my side
you find your own safe place to sleep

And, some morns I wake up on my own
I wonder if you forgot me that day
how silly am I for there you come
you hear me stir as I get up on my way -

my Gracie

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 19, 2017

Hoping for a Win-Win


Thoughts come in sort of a weary way
day gloomy but, summer will come someday
Tree limbs gliding with a windy breeze
refresh so sweetly all the young trees

Quite thought as mind moves along
emotional memories come in a song
Alone is thy self as life made her plan
pretend to draw dreams in long lost sand

Watch the movement of the daily grind
emotions come and go within the mind
Another day of peace and quiet again
this is life hoping for a blessed win-win

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 16, 2017

Awsome ~ Amazon Store Card Customer Rep


Speaking to a young lady today
as I tried to get an account number
straightened out - the moment
was inspiring just to listen to her

Completely knowledgeable
about the conversation that was
at hand she completed the
task with up most speed

Her manners were impeccable
her voice calm and comforting
as you can guess I didn’t have a
clue as to how to correct my issue

The young lady is Alexis from
FL state far from where I roam
I would love to meet her in person to
give her an old white lady 'fist hug’

Just to show you -
manners and common courtesy
 I am happy to say is not totally lost
to the general public after all...

- Rhoda Galgiani