December 9, 2018

A Christmas Though to Allt...

Joy at Christmas is love
as the cold season spreads
we shiver as we feel
winters beauty once again

Love for peace it shall come
strong minds will over take
smile at the passerby
or simple nod will do

Peace in our hearts shall spread
season for all is bright
let us not forget Him
and celebrate His birth

- Christmas cheer from,
Rhoda, Gracie and Sissy 

December 2, 2018

Love Comes to All

Lonely heart yearns for you
one wonders where you are
promise of our togetherness
hasn't come to view as of yet

One asks and you shall appear
that is what has been told
years go by - where are you
moments without you, I am lost

Faith is the key so they say
without it promise never comes
continuance with what is inside 
faith is always to remain

You are there and in a moment
the wait will disappear
together we will begin to live
love comes to all...who believe

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 30, 2018


Bare are the autumn limbs
leaves begin to abandon their nest
ground shimmers with dryness
leaves tumble by its lonely trunk
Cold days with windy movement
one shivers as they long for warmth
winter season is just a start
of cold months that come to us
One dreams of spring to come
happy in heart we remember
buds burst with their beauty
fulfilling our longing and hope
Until then we shall once again
continue our nature's journey
as one ages it becomes easier for
the hustle and bustle is behind us 

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 25, 2018

As Fall Goes Into Winter...

As Fall Goes Into Winter  

Leaves upon the ground
brown dry blow'in in the wind
comes this cold fall day
with blueness deep in the sky

Christmas lights appear 
in the windows close by
those eager for the second
holiday event to begin

Kitties watch the leaves
tumble from corner to corner
of the window sill where they sit
hope to join in the outside fun

Not today - it's too cold
maybe tomorrow a stroll outside
a rustle and bustle they both
playfully look forward to...

winter's playful stage is here
for all of us once again

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 18, 2018

Peace to All

Warmth within the soul
runs high this time of year
starts with Thanksgiving
with the thought of turkey
and all the trimmings
and leads into Christmas
as we remember all the gifts
laughter and joy comes as
one is grateful for the season
that claims the hearts
it begins seasonal peace
as we greet each other
smiles on faces as we travel
the paths of our lifestyles
gentle hellos to strangers
on the busy street
we might ask if one needs help
or assistance today
all are lifted by the atmosphere
that surrounds the human race
this year peace comes slowly
as one widens their own births
to grow with acceptance thus,
peace in the heart continues
to grow until one day...
all will be right with the world

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 8, 2018

I'm All Fixed!!!

Me Kitty Patched!!!

Being uneasy can go a long ways
from slight to overwhelming
my fear is gone thanks to Him
and tremendous support from all

Total success was my surgery
large cataract 1 hr and 5 min to remove
usually 30 min - nurses gave great care
that put me at ease and peace

I am so grateful to all
next eye when it is ready
will be a 'piece of cake', for sure!
that's what they all told me...

their words ring loud and clear

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 26, 2018


Yes, I have Hazel Eyes!

Fear can run deep as the mind wanders
gaining control of ones mind
takes thought
 takes discipline
takes training

Any age one can control and be trained
to change their thought process daily
practice control
practice to focus
practice calmness

Is this easy - no, for sure
but, with dedication
one can gain confidence
one can accomplish goals
one can grow

into the solid person
one is meant to be!

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
I am going in for Cataract Surgery on November 1st ~ Yes, I am scared!
Not from the surgery, but from the antiseptic and loss of me being in control...
I know I will get through this and I have tons of support - my friends say it's a
piece of  'cake', they have gone through it and not to worry...wish me the best! rg

October 22, 2018

I'm Here!!! ~ haiku


temperature drop down
cold wind chill breeze comes today
winter shouts I'm here

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 13, 2018

Time Slowly Passed ~

Day draws to an end
with thoughts put to rest
time passes with a swift turn
that will bring tomorrow's glow

When time slowly passed
days to be seemingly long
years pass as time caught up
wish it would slow just a bit

Clocks are mental fixtures
lets us know when and where
minutes gone will never return
hands will always move forward

Taught long ago time shan't return
use the moment at hand wisely
for it is precious and by our choosing
can defeat us or bring us glory...

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 10, 2018

The First Snow

One waits for the first snow
a blanket of pure white
brings thoughts of youthful days
promise is a delight

Happy times snowballs fly
chilly fun in the air 
snowman has a cold smile
eyes of coal is his stare

Long ago memories
come in our sleepy dreams
as we age stays with us
youth remains so it seems

One waits for the first snow
will come now very soon
it's fluffy and pure white
no more a wintry gloom

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 7, 2018

Calm is the Spirit

The journey seems long
as we travel the unsettled roads
twists and turns of dreary dreams
contemplate a dismal day ahead

Brightness within the eyes dim
clear vision has a haze of questions
the mind is strong and brings clarity
not letting silly thoughts overcome

Daily issues overtake us 
some become heavy to bare
others dim with gentle thoughts
clears path for a positive attitude

Calm is the spirit
gentle is the ongoing stride
one walks with strength knowing
He has shown us the way

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 9, 2018

Mind Thoughts...

The hush of thoughts covered by clouds
dreary conclusions shimmer in a peeking sun
the mind wanders about aimlessly
searches along its own lonely path

Questions continue to come into view
yet remain unanswered - again
so many unsaid stories drift in circles
but, conclusions remain silent today

One ages with grace and ease
day by day so on and so forth
toils with events that surrounds a stable figure
that doesn't achieve completion sought

Today is but a moment of one's time
the difference is questions are asked
just waiting to hear the answers
from those with the courage to respond

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 1, 2018

An American Hero...

John Sidney McCain III
1936 ~ 2018

August 16, 2018

Queen of Soul...

Aretha Louise Franklin
1942 ~ 2018

a soul was lost
she was taken today
He wanted her near
this was His way
sorely missed our
'Queen of Soul'
world says prayers
tears take their toll
days past on but a
bit sad and blue
recorded voice forever
there for me and you

- Rhoda Galgiani

August 3, 2018

Guarding My Lost Heart

Dedicated to ~
Les Castellana
Tamworth, NH

Old friend and lover
comes to mind
thoughts of the past
tugs at my heart

Moments shared
one misses true love
implanted deep
into the heart

Happiness in the mind
peace within the soul
life moves on gently
past always to remain

Sharing your love
brings joy to my being
you will always remain
a deep shadow...

guarding my lost heart

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 31, 2018

Blooming Hearts

Quiet images along the shore
stroll at their own pace
silent thoughts hinder moments
positive erase negative once more

Breezes clears the mind
images become crystal clear
a step in the right direction
becomes stable and kind

Daily grind will consume
spirits suddenly weaken
believe faith is the key
His love will always remain...

within your blooming heart

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 26, 2018


People talk
breathe utters nonsense
those who listen accept quietly

No opinions
no logical understanding
no intelligence

If one dares
to question words spoken
they are trouble makers

So...all remain
quiet on the scene
today and everyday

Intelligence never
grows with certain people
who remain dormant

Not choosing
to live in silence
I will question and learn

Just an opinion
not very popular...
how about you???

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 23, 2018

Long Island Weather..~ haiku.

breezy is today 
sun bright we come out to play
later rain is wet

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 20, 2018

I Love You...

I touch your cheek with tender thoughts
moments we shared with delight
slows the pace of worldly treads
hold on to each other real tight

What else should be shared
love is full deep within
carried throughout the day
loyalty between two does begin

Precious love from dawn to dusk
happy thoughts remain throughout
joy carried from me to you
let me laugh and cry and shout...

I love you

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 17, 2018


Fear -
succumbs us at times
quickly without introduction
why it comes we don't know
maybe an event from childhood

Fear -
is a real confining gesture
grabs our being holds tightly
mind shifts thought only to come back
shivers overtake, spine begins to sweat

Fear -
with right thoughts can be overcome
one who work the mind in a calm manner
trains one's thought pattern to understand emotion
learn how to deal with continued evil patterns

Fear -
can be overcome with work and fortitude
time is on one's side with patience
love of thy self is the golden reward
learn to take care of one's own mind and...

trust of one thoughts will overtake fear

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 15, 2018

His Love Is Always With Us!

Warmth within - a feeling of calm
joy come to thee as promised
with continued faith that grows

Alone - one is not alone
the mind must absorb that truth
for without it - one would be alone

Time moves on for all who carry woe
somehow we get through our doubts
somehow we manage to endure...

for His love is always with us
that shows us the way

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 14, 2018

Rhoda's Bookshelf Goes Boom!

Suddenly a boom
bookshelf on the floor
hours of poems to see no more
walls old - mollies fell out too soon!

Books aligned all in a row
could see books published so proud
a crash burst my pages so loud
sad to see mess pages lay so low

All is well books I will store
could have fell on my head so hard
or happened when I was out in yard
little sad I am but, won't fall no more...

all fixed by Rhoda

July 3, 2018

Nature''s Promise ~ haiku

nature lifts us all
green foliage brightens our way
promise seen today

Rhoda Galgiani