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

June 14, 2017

Here Comes Summer...

I’s Ready...

Today the sun was bright
all well for the mind and body
it has been a long time coming as
one waited for the warmth to arrive

One can function in the cold with
bundles of garments that surrounded them
but, as the months pass one is ready to shed
ready to expose their outer shell to the sky

Today it came big, bright and fuller than the moon
whew we said, driving in our car to nowhere
as we remembered not of the months past but,
longing for the warmth to overtake our souls

Being human is hard for we jump here
and there as we search for our comfort
at first glance - the snowy cold is glorious
at first touch - the sun is what we longed for

that is until the temp goes to 95 degrees...
Ready? Here Comes Summer!

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 12, 2017

His Mysterious Ways...

One waits to be
included as they silently
move along -

Not a moment too soon
another calls to include
the one left behind -

God works in mysterious 
ways to take care of His own
doesn't He -

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 9, 2017

Confusion Rushes

Dark fear of an unknown place
crowds the shadows of her mind
deep confusion rushes through
mind channels going nowhere

Through a dreary damp night
her soul was called away
to a new place to complete
visions of her lost nightmares

Longing for the tide to turn
brings a calm to her mind of
insanity as thoughts drive her
to deep depths of darkness...

she weeps

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Why? I don't know, just a confusing moment I guess...rg

June 6, 2017


Sound penetrate ones ears
as the mind quivers with
vibrations of echos that weave
 in and out from lost voices that
revive young child thoughts

Sound from long ago buried in
shallow graves that yearn to rise
to be heard again, to bring joy
and a sense of security to ones
misunderstood puzzled dots

Sound in the deep soul remain but,
reach to be retrieved and heard for
all that was hidden is not there to
bring harm or discouragement only to
bring comfort to childhood plots...

while one plays in wonderland

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 5, 2017

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
I am to join Him when He says it is my time in His
forever home of glory that does not wear a mask

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 1, 2017

Continually Searching For!

Thoughts throughout time
overwhelm the mind
but, as time evolves
the inner being succumbs

One finds the pleasure are
so sublime that if one takes
a moment to indulge pleasant
thoughts of the past peace comes

If one has a vision of uncertainty
a moment of focus clears the clutter
the mind calms and comes to rest
with pleasures of forgotten memories

Thus, a calm mind is enduring
a calm mind brings one to focus
a calm mind brings peace within
a calm mind is what one is...

continually searching for!

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 29, 2017

Our Moments in Time...

Long ago, there stood a moment in time
that we shall all remember knowing
moments shall come around again

Moments of laughter, of joyous times
with one another as the children played
we all came together - as one

Younger days, we grew and longed
for a fulfilled life that was laid out
before us - our destiny - our fate

Memories of friends who shared thoughts
of new homes around us, planting of seeds
that grew and nurtured our growing families

Many know deep in our hearts, we
shall come around again as we passed
through our own moments of time -

we remember those along the way

Happy Memorial Day 
Rhoda & Gracie Galgiani

May 25, 2017

Without a Second Thought

Time is an ever-flowing adventure
for it moves forward
without a second thought

As the earth revolves
the sun rises and sets according
to the time clock of the universe

When we awake in the morning
we know the sun will rise
for we have always known

Just as we know the rain
wind and clouds will be there
on a timely basis

Time may move slowly
or swish swiftly by depending
on who we are or where we may be

Sometimes it creeps ever so slowly
we wish it would speed up
to get us through our hour of woe

Suddenly it speeds by and we wish
it would slow down to give us more
time to savior moments of serenity

Learning long ago time stands
not a moment still I will use time
wisely for time shan’t wait for me

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 20, 2017

Thank You Cedric!

Thank You
Dedicated to:
My Maintenance Man Cedric

I think of you with joy in my heart
a man who always carries a smile
our friendship flourished from the start
my trust in you stays all the while

If in need you come with a call
helping me to take care of myself
kind soul you most certainly are
a heart carried on a loyal shelf

So, I thank you my friend here today
knowing you are the best guy ever
for when I call you will come my way
I trust in you to help me whenever...

Thank you Cedric!

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 18, 2017

God Cleans House...Haiku

god’s tears covers earth
washing the world clean today
last week not enough

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 11, 2017

Not All Are Aimless...

Blessings come to those with an open heart
one with faith and love towards all others
many are blessed and don’t even realize
truth til a tragedy occurs in them

Grateful should we be from dawn til the dusk
but, many don’t take time to realize
good around them or the blessing that comes
the world move too fast for the aimless mind

Most of life is now taken for granted
some think blessings are deserved just because
we have earned it; ah, I don’t its think so
they come because He sees goodwill in us

Grateful for blessings - I wish for others
to take a moment to expand their faith
to see the light beyond the dark tunnel
not all are aimless...as we give Him thanks

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 7, 2017

With Love

Moments come with a thrill in the heart
unexpectedly a movement from afar arrives,
quickly turning towards the glow, we shiver
for our moment in time has arrived with love

Joy fulfills us with warmth of completion
visions overtake us giving new perspectives,
the world seems to turn around to a good place
as our lost empty spot is consumes with love

How has my heart wandered so long alone
from day to day with unfulfilled feelings,
all seemed Ok and normal to you and me
then it came and hit us squarely with love

One says where did this love come from
how did it arrive so quickly on this day,
the mystery has been all around us to
prepare us for a touch felt with love...

from His glorious heaven

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 5, 2017



Fear of an unknown place
crowds visions of the mind
Confusion rushes through channels
continues its twist to nowhere
Calm restores the bewilderment
a promise of peace to one’s soul ...

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 4, 2017


One with a sense of humor
will laugh throughout the day
taking with them joy and love
the way it should be, they say

Laugh with me for it is right
as the silly in us brings a special glow
laughing together, we spread bright light
shared smiles, the world will now know

- Rhoda Galgiani 

May 1, 2017

My Words - from a Fortune Cookie!

I Get's Rattled, but I Do's Make It!!!

It is now and in this world
that we must live -
through the convictions of
one's own mind and the
courage and strength one
conceives we shall survive

The world’s daily dark
shadow hinders on life
but, through continued
endurance the human body
becomes able to strengthen
warding off the evil spirits

In the end all shall come together
with love in our hearts and
joy in our souls for He is
going to show us the way
with passion and completeness
as it should be - from the beginning...

- Rhoda Galgiani 
Author’s Note:
The first two lines are from my Fortune Cookie - rest of the words from my heart...rg

April 28, 2017

Chocolate Fantasy

Chocolate morsels melting
Creamy delicate
Difficult eating a bit
Melts quickly in mouth
Making room for more
Resist not -

- Rhoda Galgiani

April 25, 2017

A Breeze

A stir passes in a breeze
touches whom it shall please
Bringing calm to one's heart
whispers songs like a lark
Flows slowly on its way
the breeze lyrics do say -

I love you...

- Rhoda Galgiani

April 21, 2017

Your Shadow's Shadow

The evidence of a
 higher power is
all around us,
as He showers His
cherished children
with glorious visuals,
glowing with a thousand
 hues coming from a
rainbow after a storm.

May His tears of joy
that He sheds peering
over the vast masterpiece
of this wondrous world
He created for us all, gently
wash away every earthly,
distasteful, disorder that
has come to be within
your living soul.

As we take into our spiritual
being the cleansing breaths of
purity He so lovingly gives,
realizing and consuming
in thought that there is truth
and salvation that surrounds
the body as a halo when we open
our hearts to receive Him knowing…

 You are never alone as He is
always within your shadow’s shadow.

- Rhoda Galgiani