September 17, 2016

A Note from Rhoda...

Dear Readers:

I have been posting since 2009 and I need a break! For those of you who know me, you know I write from the heart but, what I think also might appeal to the reader. My work is Fiction not Fact. My emotional writing is not my emotions they are words of a poet on any given subject from love to loneliness or walking down a dark path to nowhere hopefully with a solution at the end of the paragraph to pick one's spirit up.

What prompted this statement is a conversation I had with a neighbor. I guess he doesn't realize that my work is not Fact about Rhoda and her life, by the way is a very happy soul especially when she is within her own dwelling with Gracie. He said, I am all over the place with my emotions and I am overly sensitive. Well, that may be true, but that makes me the writer that I am. I can write on any given subject with the reading public in mind as to what might touch them. I may not appeal to all, but the reader that I do appeal to gains in strength from reading me.

So, taking a break - there are over 850 postings. Please take a moment and read some old stuff from this overly sensitive writer who might touch your life or fulfill your heart in a way that you will see your light and move on in the right direction...

Hugs from,
Rhoda Galgiani

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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
are dim as one pushes another
away from ones heart

A goodbye
is a shallow rejection
an ending to ones future

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

A goodbye
is a final door closing 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

June 22, 2016

The Cure

The cure is faith for a broken soul, 
take a moment to calm the heart - the goal 

Faith brings to one a joyous glee,
as one is free from deep within thee

The cure is everlasting love,
faith brought to one from above

Faith is real and written in stone,
trust your heart you are never alone 

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 20, 2016

Where Would We Be?

Breezes touch the heart with renewal
brings new spirit to the heaviest burden
Carried so long within its structure
a lighten load now is bearable to carry

Misty rain showers the brow of the face
washes away the lines that carried memories
Renews one’s mindset to fresher thought
surrenders to what is to be - at that moment

Sun rays brings warmth to a tired body
comforts its inner core that will rest the soul
Rejuvenates something that was lost
restores life to one’s heart - now lifted

Stars light one’s path to the glorious heaven
promise is the word from one who created
It is said; forever is there for all who believe
it’s called trust, faith and love - for without this

Where would we be?

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 14, 2016

A Trance...

Heavens stars danced captured moonlight
floated like a melody in summers night
I watched, I froze - all passed me by
- Rhoda Galgiani

June 12, 2016

This Heart...

There comes a time in one's life
when the cloud that covered
one's mind suddenly opens -
new rays bring light of happiness
light of reform, light of rebirth

Slowly, the mind is restored as
faith again takes the painful load
that consumed the tired brow of dismay
surely, restore one's life with glad tidings
of calm, that the day will be - as promised

Clear skies with delightful moments one
endures the joy returned in a bountiful leap
again, new vision to eyes once dimmed
by gloom that surrounds the world on
an everyday dislocated weary basis

It is a time to rejoice, to cheer
with glee at the discovery of what
He had envisioned for one's life
quickly shadows of the darkened hall
disappeared, His promise is the light

Gracefully restored as it should be this heart
again is full of love, full of a bright glow -
until the next time but, also with a new
reasoning within one's mind how to
calmly handle grief as it arises

Combating the Devil who casts his hate
creating a painful lost life, His glory teaches
one how to cope and come to terms within
 their own peace again, one step at a time...
for this heart was shown just that - by Him

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 9, 2016

I Shall Adore

Sweetness fills the air
for those who take a moment
to breathe in its fragrance

Visions of beauty grasp
those eyes who take a moment
to see the worlds wonders

Memories are imbedded
in the mind who take a moment
to savor His creations, His work

Here is my moment -
that I shall adore

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 8, 2016

Your Inside Person

To be successful
one must take care
of the person
deep within

No one or
no tears will
take care of
you – only
you can do that

No one can
see inside your
soul – or feel
your pain

with Him
we shall

- Rhoda Galgiani