November 29, 2009

Becoming ~

The evening sun sets reluctantly
as the mind rests full of knowledge
gained from the dying day

Thoughts draining the brain seep
into the structure of the body
that carries the blood surrounding
its darkened memory bank

A steady stream of thoughts flow within
the electrical impulses of the
veins maintaining flashbacks
of words and descriptions

Hang on to me for I crave learning
from you as I root serenely within your
creative mind being taught all there
is for universal safe keeping

Here with you I tread lightly every
heavenly moment gaining poise
and grace hiding those trials of woe
for another’s laden weary brow

Whispering knowledge bestowed to me
I feel chosen by the presence
of you and your coming moment
with my own luminary being

Winds of change embrace me
gloriously as a storm approaches
my berth shutting the moon and stars
light from the sleepy heavens

Without restraints I surrender to the
silence of my being as I rest my weary
mind again against the confused and
disarray of today’s wicked world

becoming content -

becoming me

What could be more peaceful than this???

November 26, 2009

The Letter ~

My Dear John:

Life doesn’t always flow
the way we think it should
We go day by day trying
to change what we could -

Believing the sun rises
with loved ones in our wake
We face disappointment
for they hurtfully forsake -


from, Rhoda

Honorable Mention
My Dear Poetry Contest
November 26, 2009 ~

November 23, 2009

My Mystery ~

I hold three magic rocks, in my hand
rolling them over and over and over
leaving this reality behind, far behind

A whisper touched my cheek
spreading warmth of a promise,
speaking a plan of what was to be

Gently circling around my tearful eyes,
opening them wide letting the promise
come in revealing the mystery of my love

Held by the arms of a power not seen,
being taught the lessons of lonely solitude
preparing for what is in store for my heart

I rise to the plan gently bestowed before me
dreaming of peaceful solitude made for two
as I come together with the one who is

my mystery -


Sixth Place Winner
A Magical Journey Poetry Contest
November 22, 2009 ~

November 19, 2009

Meet Southern Bell Gracie from AL ~

From what I hear, Southern Bell Gracie just loves the computer room and spends lots of time there with my friend Janet Thompson from AL. Gracie loves all the action there at the computer! She is not only a beautiful steel grey in color, but a sweet Southern Bell, for sure! Janet tells me Gracie is always ready to answer the phone for her while she is on the computer. Just like us girls, she has a gift of gab, too!!! Thank you Janet...

November 11, 2009

Who? ~ Featuring John Loving, III

'Intuition Print' by Theresa Lucero

I am the now
I am the then
I am the past
I am the when

I am the known
I am the unknown
the dreaded and the longed

Certain and uncertain
bleak and fogged

I am as certain
as the bible says
and as weak as
gamblers odds

I am as far away
as a millennium
and as near as
your next breath

I hold the answers
to many mysteries
I bring certain death

I am always coming
but never am I here
some await me with anticipation
some await with fear

For science and medicine
I am the cause and cure
for history
I am justice

I am something for everything
including style for artist

Like my twin fate
and I'm often
accused of being late
but Providence
is my master
and he decides
who waits

I am the destiny
the prophets seek
philosophers and fools
often speak

As time moves
as minds think
everything chases me
and eventually we meet

But when I reach my destination
I become a new creation
I who am coming is and was
become the past

Honorable Mention Winner
If I Could Talk to God Poetry Contest
November 17, 2009 ~

*Editor's Note:

'Expressions' is proud to feature one of her favorite poets
John Loving, III from MO. His expression comes not only
from his faith, but from the heart. When reading some of his
work, one may find urgency and yet his unique style always
shines, proclaiming peace spoken from deep within his soul.
You may read more of his moving and impressive work at

Dedicated to My Senior Friends...

November 10, 2009

Meet Master Quincy from CA ~

I am
to go -

You what?
You can't
find the
car keys???

This cute guy is Quincy from CA. He is a rascal his owner tells me.
As you can see from the picture below, Quincy also loves other animals and goes nose to nose many times with his donkey friend who lives close by. Quincy loves going for car rides to wherever! Carrie is a fabulous poet and you may read her at
where I met her a few years ago. Thank you Carrie Richardson...

Buddy -


- - - - - Quincy visits a neighboring best friend - - - - -

November 9, 2009

A Tribute ~ With Love

You came to me under
stars of light
alone, cold
shivering on a frosty night

Not knowing who you were or whence you came, I knew I would love you just the same

I took you in giving you warmth from my home,
knowing you’d be safe never again shall you roam

Somehow you coming was an omen outside my door,
little did you know the love you would restore

My precious feline was taken suddenly that fast,
you came to me so my love would forever last

Now you must leave for rules have been broken,
you’re healthy and your adoption has been spoken

I can’t change what roads you and I must take,
but please know unwillingly you - I must forsake

As I carry you close within my breaking heart,
please remember, my love for you from the very start -

my Mai Ling

The Mother Cat

November 6, 2009

Chanting His Love

He calls to me gaining
my attention as my head
turn towards his direction

My eyes clearly see his vision
capturing the beauty and
surroundings where he stands

A simple phase is worded in a
gentle way bringing a bonding to my
heart that will be filled with love

He calls to me repeating words
that penetrates my soul with
gentleness from his dedicated spirit

A silhouette against the light that halos
our dream like a mirage capturing the echo
of his voice penetrates deep within as the…

Whippoorwill chants me his loving song

Love, Do You...

Love, do you feel it as
it flows through the weakened
veins of lost stimulation?

Love, do you see it as
it clearly move in front of
glowing eyes of disbelief?

Love, do you want it as
it cries to open the heart
letting the emotions live again?

Love, do you believe it as
it promises to stand by your
side in honesty and truth?

Love, do you trust it as
it was carefully designed and
destined bringing you completion -

come now and rejuvenate with joy

Sequence of...

Moisture from the heat
of the moment gently trickles,
flowing in waves down the
momentum of the rhythm,
creating fire blazing within a
growing passionate movement,
from eternal longing that erupts

Heated hands touch a cooling
lost spot bringing warmth to
a departure of memories lost,
stimulating joyous sensations,
giving lasting depth bringing
life to the starving body that has
been longing to be nourished

Wild passion builds, peaking to an
exotic entanglement of day dreaming,
suddenly bringing to life expectations
that is only fulfilled in deep dreams,
of encounters within the depths of the
mind as the stimulus continues to
build within the walls of the desired

Completing the cycle of an occurrence
as the two bodies entwined in a love
sequence of…completes the joining
of the longing desirous soul,
the whimsical magic of the colors
of a spectrum of fulfillment is completed
as one lies in a day dreaming state -

with a fantasy lover, in love

November 4, 2009

Friends vs Texas Friends ~

1988 on the way to Vegas,
my daughter and I had to
drive down South to Rt. 10
because of a blizzard up North
It took us three days to drive
through the state of Texas!
I will never forget it.

FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Always bring the food.

FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad.

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Cry with you.

FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing,
playing dominoes or cards and just being together.

FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' back-ends that left you.

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'I'm home!'.

FRIENDS: will visit you in the hospital when you're sick
TEXAS FRIENDS: will cut your grass and clean your house then
come spend the night with you in the hospital and cook for you
when you come home

FRIENDS: have you on speed dial
TEXAS FRIENDS: have your number memorized..

FRIENDS: Are for a while.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Are for life.

FRIENDS: Might ignore this.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will forward this to all their
Texas Friends and those who once lived in Texas or wish they did!

*Editor's Note:

Sent to me by a true Texas friend, Ronald Bingham!

November 1, 2009

World Series Champions ~

World Series Trophy
Final Game ~ Yankees 7 - Phillies 3
November 4, 2009

Yankees vs Phillies ~ World Series
October 28, 2009

Hey, did I forget to tell you I'm a Yankees Fan???