April 28, 2017

Chocolate Fantasy


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

- 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

April 20, 2017

I Moved My Lips...

Now that I have got some pet peeves off my chest
I better start posting something enjoyable...
Thank you for reading my posts and maybe
you will consider passing a few
‘Thank You’s and ‘Your Welcome’s’
along to family and friends - maybe
the jester will renew some good
will toward others...


I Moved My Lips...

Now that I have spoken
the words seem to run true -
Let’s all come together
speak some words sweet from you -
Words from a special heart
speak sentiments of love
Comes simple from the start
you’ll be blessed from above...

World War II Baby
- Rhoda Galgiani

April 17, 2017

Manners! Where Have You Gone???


I don’t know, I guess I am on a roll for whining!
My friend and I were walking to the parking lot
when we saw a painter coming towards us -
we moved over onto the grass and he passed us.
When he passed by I then said “Your Welcome”
and he turned and said, “Aaaaa, Ohhhhh” and
continued his walk to one of the apartments.

Well, this seems to be America today as I see it.
I have noticed there is no communication between
people let alone a mannerly jester between anyone.
How hard is it to say “Thank You” to a stranger?
How hard is it to say “Your Welcome” if indeed
someone does take the time to voice a mannerly
comment to you? I don’t know, I guess it’s difficult.

I truly believe we all must teach each other manners
again in our new world. Oh, I know the words are in there,
just hard to form our lips in a mannerly way, it seems! I
do believe it all starts at home - re-learning to each other
as we realize this country is deteriorating in many ways.
And, this saddens me for sure as I just don’t get it. I do
believe in voicing a sincere ‘Thank You’ if at all possible.

I have made it a point to say “Thank you” to the cashier
at the grocery store and also mentioning the great service I
have received. If there is no response I then say “Your Welcome”
 and the clerk whose mind is somewhere else comes alive. Sure
 enough they will say “Oh, sorry” or something to that effect and
 we both smile at our conversation - I then walk away happy!

Living in a Senior Community I find many old people
have lost their manners. All they want is to be served
and catered to. Well, I am not walking down that road! I
also believe very strongly that if one can ‘hold their hand out
to accept something from another, then they surly could move
their lips to say Thank You'. Now really, how hard is that?
 World War II Baby says - not that hard at all! Try it!!!

- Rhoda Galgiani

April 14, 2017

A World War II Baby Speaks!


Communication today is far from yesterday
where has the talk gone - oh, I know
into a little speaker with a listener
on the other side of the conversation

In some cases this instrument is so
important for emergencies and such
but, for everyday talk I don’t think so -
people don’t see each other anymore

As time goes on I just can’t get
with the program and use my cell
phone only going to my parking lot
that is - in case I stumble and fall

I don’t know - I guess I just liked
America from long ago when life
was just a bit simpler, pure and
honest being a delight to grow up in

I have to admit for me it is
very difficult at times being
A World War II Baby...

- Rhoda Galgiani

April 11, 2017

A Glorious Win!


Touch of His hand upon the brow
brings comfort to a empty soul
As confusion now swiftly fades
positive thinking is the goal

Life may lead one lost and alone
but, faith within does speak out loud
Rids discontent from events lost
brings one out from under a cloud

Solitude can answers one's woes
with quiet steps of a gentle walk
The mind is cleared from disarray
light shines brightly one hears His talk

Touch of His hand upon the brow
brings peace and guidance once again
Love in the heart felt all around
tells one it’s a glorious win!

- Rhoda Galgiani

April 8, 2017

Inhale


Have you ever noticed how a feeling
can come to one through the innocents of
nature’s flight that can send you reeling?

Look homeward and see His smile
as His creations fly within a silent sound
telling us He is with us all the while

A simple message seen with our eyes
that calls to all who adore, He says,
I am watching over your silent cries…

take a moment to inhale - Me

- Rhoda Galgiani

April 4, 2017

New Dawn of Reality


A thousand mile journey completes
the destiny of thy awaited fate.
Scars upon the burning soles of thy feet
reminds the traveler of the harsh toils past.

No more shall there be such a journey,
for the toll has been paid and the
goodness of the future is at hand.
Peace shall come to thy longing spirit.

The beginning of a new and uplifting
day has arisen for thy who has
waited so patiently, for it to come.
Lessons harshly learned are forgiven.

Silent no more, thy shouts with joy
at the coming of the new dawn of reality.
Happiness to start afresh is waiting thee.
Penetrating wounds have been put aside,
for thy wounds have silently healed.

Glory to thee who shall live again,
who had the strength to set forth
on the path to a new beginning,
for this wondrous world awaits you.
Your beginning has just begun to live.

- Rhoda Galgiani

April 3, 2017

Love Opens


Love opens the door to one’s heart
if one is brave enough to let it in

One doesn’t know how lonely they are
as feelings were suppressed for years on end

Afraid to open their eyes so they may see
blocked the sunlight darkening deep within

Learn how to live accept love’s gift
Taking a chance on emotions again

Ascend life to higher rainbow peak
Love can cure detained sadness within

One must be ready to take a chance
to complete a cycle determined by Him –

for love is the answer He has sent

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 30, 2017

A Weak Moment...


Lingering this morning I think of yesterday
chores completed from last week I’d say
Time gets away from one who has no pace
minutes run into hours for me such a waste

Being a senior with time on my plate
where is life is going and through what gate
Each day seems to be the same oh same
hours passing swiftly for me oh what a shame

My life was all planned with children and such
gave up my life for them and home was my touch
Now I look back no one seems to notice or care
my life is certainly not taking me anywhere

But, that is ok for I am happy within myself
going at my own pace with friends on my shelf
Without them how dreary I would certainly be
here at the Senior Complex where I live you see!

Please don’t get me wrong for complaining today
It’s just the mood I’m in and today it’s my way
My Gracie is here on her ‘blankie’ asleep
she takes care of me if and when I do weep

Thanks for reading and being there for me
without my word on paper, oh where would I be???

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 28, 2017

A Day of Spring


Rain comes with sprinkles of solitude
covers the ground with a glorious awaking
earth yearns for the flavor of wet purity
she cried longing for the dawn of the spring

The sky is dim as the rain produces growth
flower roots from deep down yearn to climb
another season is upon us yes, spring is here
birds chirp as squirrels scramble for their food

Lingering inside the walls one peers out
a smile shines upon the lips for this day
although dark at time, knows the sun will shine
as spring does her glorious thing again this year

- Rhoda Galgiani

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

Love from,
Gracie 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