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

June 7, 2016


The wind is whistling, whipping
the trees, taunting and teasing as
the clouds cluster creating beautiful,
images that is insanely intense.
Calm comes calmly again
restoring radiant rapture that leads
to a Heavenly haven called home. 

- Rhoda Galgiani

June 3, 2016

Private Thoughts


Boredom works
on the mind
creating a secret that
became personally private
thus, leaves one to question
thoughts real purpose
- Rhoda Galgiani

June 1, 2016


Knowing - deep in our hearts
we shall come around again in time
we salvage what truth is for we
shall draw upon it twice as much

Knowing - deep in our minds
faith is the key to our sanity
we lean to those who bring us
safety with their heartfelt love

Knowing - deep in our beings
a sanction is waiting to comfort
leading us to a light of fulfillment
and joy with others who know - Him 

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 30, 2016

The Vision

Eyes shine like stars
the miracle of love
is dream from afar
look no more a long
time dance begins

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 27, 2016

A Heart's Uncertainty

When is it my time?
I have read words in
saddened poetry crying,
when will I find the love
that shall come to thee
willingly, longing to unite.

When is it my time?
To be held, to be comforted
when the daily toils overcome thee,
my time to feel a burning love again,
to join together our hands not for
stability, but for a bond.

When is it my time?
To gaze into eyes that show the
love without a single word spoken,
a look of love that succumbs us two,
the sensational sensuous feeling that
comes over their entire bodies that yearn.

And, when is it my time?
Not to worry for another moment,
of events that is a heavy burden to
thy mind of one that harbors the fear of
this journey in a devastating world that
threatens the existence of thy heart…

that is apart from thou arms.

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 24, 2016

Seeds of Life

A Hampter's Wheel of Life
 Life wheel turns every second
memories of dreams where destiny roams
a small time on earth our seeds grow -
- Rhoda Galgiani

May 21, 2016

Winds of Time


Movement enthralls the
moon, stars and heavens
as the winds of time
converse daily with us all

 Calling to every living creature
giving instructions to their grace
with precision, with elegance
from their given birth in time
Flows of wind currents
capture curvatures of essence
swirling gently that creates
memories from a gentle breeze
Winds of time take one
on to greater stimulated glory
as the minutes, grow into hours
recording a lifetime of events -

as time captures us all
- Rhoda Galgiani

May 19, 2016

We'ze De X Smokers!

Ed - He'ze de bad boy!!!
Upon standing on our lawn
here at the senior complex
chatting just as we always do
the subject of smoking came up!

My neighbor Richie suggested
that I post something funny
about the subject- I said yeah,
but, that isn’t easy to do!

When I moved here I met Kathy
and I was smoking at the time
she said, I can’t be friends with you
Rhoda because you are a smoker!

I found out that she was upset with
her boyfriend Ed because of his smoking
- he would quit and then start up again
no matter how loud she yelled at him!

The complex sent out a letter that there
is no more smoking in the apts., but to
no avail the smokers are still clinging
to their butts thinking no one notices!

Well, it is what it is - my neighbor smokes
and my closet is so full of smoke and
tobacco stains that I have to spray the
closet daily to get rid of the smoke smell!

Let’s make this long story short, I am happy
I quit in 2001 - but took it up for a few months
when I moved here in 2003 - Kathy and I are
friends - me quitting (again) was a good thing!

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 17, 2016

A Gift

Time will band on morning star
hopes and dreams will linger
flames shooting by comets
lovingly - this moment a gift

- Rhoda Galgiani

May 14, 2016

Words Shared Takes Meaning

Life has a funny way of opening
her arms when you least expect it
As one walks on their daily path
they find the path has a new curve

The curve seems gentle and kind
as a social moment comes to view
It’s like a new adventure as one
explores the new connection

Friendship surface when least expected
this huge world now become small
Minds join and laughter becomes one
a comment or two becomes a memory

One who values a friend wears a warm heart
words shared between two - takes meaning
Over time, the friendship will grow making
the world a bit nicer than she already was

- Rhoda Galgiani