June 30, 2010

Music of the Sun ~

A spiral wave descends,
notes of musical rapture
dances within the wind,
creates an unclouded
moment of peace’s solitude,
a moment of given grace

Eyes that glitter and shine,
as sparkles of sunlight
touch my inner mind,
a musical fanfare,
that vigorously peaks

captures my body again,
twirling, spinning
me around with an
uplifting dance of
pure pleasure delight

Music of the Sun
enhanced my rhythm
as it contains me,
bringing a
sensation of joy
sensation of love –

from His promised world

June 27, 2010

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

I Long to Say...

I long to say what is within a word,
a word that says what I show
with loyalty, with light
always a part of His glow

I long to say what is within a book,
a book that says what I was
with faith, with spirit
always a part of His world

I long to say what is within a song,
a song that sings a story
with harps, with joy
always a part of His word –

that is a lyric waiting

Author's Note:

Free Verse Form of Poetry written without using the letters U, M or E.
Any Form is acceptable...

June 22, 2010

Mai Ling - Seven Months Later...

Reggie (l)- Mai Ling (r)

Last November, Mai Ling was adopted by Linda Saroglou, LI, NY. Because of circumstances here at my apt. complex, it was necessary to give up my Mai Ling. For seven months, Linda and her daughter Kristi have been in touch with me as to the welfare of Mai Ling. Linda on many occasions has comfort me and my grief as I took this extremely hard, giving my pet up. Linda has a 14 year old male 'Reggie' so this is Mai Ling's new Beau, so to speak. Kristi has two cats of her own, so it is now a houseful of frisky kitty cats and a house full of love.

Linda and Kristi treated me to a great lunch yesterday at Ruby Tuesday's and through encouragement, I went for a visit to their home to see Mai Ling. Of course, I had tears, but to my amazement - Mai Ling looked at me like "Who are you?" Yes, she has forgotten me. It is sad, but it is wonderful that she has accepted her new family and feline buddies. I now can put my own 'guilt' to rest and move on with our lives, as I enjoy living with Max and Gracie.

June 18, 2010

Wildlife, A Slow Disappearance ~

There comes a time in ones life when
all around them doesn’t matter anymore,
peace is all that one really is concerned with,
as one dreams beautiful dreams of their lives.

The world today is moving so fast, spinning
on its titled axle of grief with the oil slick of
the mass ocean and the starving of the fowl,
sadly man has overstepped his bounds.

Quiet moment is a luxury today as the hustle
and bustle of metal movement surrounds the
human who walks upright above the animals
who try to survive our over produced world.

Centuries ago we join them only to destroy
their nests, to take from them the innocents
of their lives within our humanly paths,
taking from them their breath and freedoms.

Man and their selfish acts have hindered the beauty
of this planet, continually destroying the natural
habitat that was ordained to be their world, planned
for their comfort during a lifetime here on earth -

a lifetime when wildlife should not be
fearful of mans technology.

June 17, 2010

'Missy' (r) Still a Winner ~

Crystal Tears

Winter snow covers
Shelters while you are dreaming
Eyes weep crystal tears

April 1, 1996 - December 5, 2007

Second Place Winner
Seasons Senryu Poetry Contest
PoetrySoup.com ~ June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010

Every Moment by My Side ~

In Memory of "Beloved Aimee"
November 15, 1988 - June 16, 2004

You came to me knowing how
dearly I needed you to comfort
my heavy heart, too ease my pain,
helping me to contain my sanity.

You gave to me your strength
desperately I needed, to make sense of it all.
You seem to know as you caught my tears
yesterday and again my tears of today.

Such a special friend you were to love me
unconditionally every day of your precious life.
Without question you were by my side,
always my loving steadfast companion.

Beloved Aimee forever in my heart
memories of you shall bring me joy,
along with tears of laughter as I see visions
of you in my dreams at my days end...

Sweetly I dream Aimee, until we meet again.

Poem by Rhoda Galgiani
Written with love for Carole Wolfram, UT

June 15, 2010

He and Me

He watches over me,
I take a breath and He
Purifies my soul.

He protects me,
I stumble and fall
He catches my spirit.

He comforts me,
Wrapping a gift around
My heart and mind.

He loves me,
Telling me so with His
Every heavenly word.

He and Me,
God, my Father -


Fourth Place Honorable Mention
Poem of Faith Poetry Contest
PoetrySoup.com ~ June 15, 2010

June 14, 2010

A Monsoon Kind of Day - AZ

Furiously the heat lingers
as the desert sun grasps
holding your drought,
your growth ordained
to your part of the world

Desert spirits cry to be dampened
yearning for a moments relief,
as the riverbeds of your soul
rough from the carving heat,
lie still in their death

Over the rise the storm is coming,
wailing winds of magnitude strength
levels sparse renewed struggling growth,
as fury slams against the tall cactus
whipping the foreseen seasonal path as the –

raging winds of the monsoon come again

Eigth Place Honorable Mention
Monsoon Poetry Contest
PoetrySoup ~ June 16, 2010

June 12, 2010


Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room
on each side.

With a 5 lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and then hold them as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute and then relax.

Each day you’ll find you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After several weeks move up to a 10 lb potato bags.

Then try 50 lb potato bag and you will eventually try to get where you can lift a 100 lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight out for a full minute, (I’m at this level).

After you feel confident at this level --

put a potato in each bag!

Author Unknown -

June 8, 2010

The Wilderbeast's Quest ~

Eyes search as he travels through dark shadows of his forest
Hoofing through thicket over laden growth he searches for life’s light
Bringing truth to the Wilderbeast hidden in darkness

Fifth Place Honorable Mention Winner
Sijo Poetry Contest
June 8, 2010

Author's Note:

Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry in Korea. Sijo have three long lines. Each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables, with the middle line the longest. The first line states a theme, the second line counters it, and the third line resolves the poem.

Kitty Play Time ~

My Kitties hearts I did
touch today as they romped
and played with me,
tickling, chasing them
around the room
such fun we have,
us three

Moments of joy we share together
tossing the little toys in fun and play,
they hop and jump chasing each other
bringing back the toys – meow they say

My Kitties fill my heart with lots of love
waking me up each morning with hugs and purrs,
it’s 6 am; they want me to get up, come play,
but most of all to open that can of wet food, cuz…

wee’ze hungry, Mom, they say!!!

June 7, 2010

Who says Love can't Conquer World Peace?

God's smallest creatures show no fear amongst love...

New friend of 'Expressions' sent these pictures to enjoy. Thanks Iolanda Scripca, CA

June 5, 2010

Surrounded by Love ~

This is my dear spiritual email buddy Carole Wolfram, UT. She is surrounded with love for sure, by Chaise, Danielle and Ella. We have been friends for a number of years and many time my Kitties send emails from NY to their Doggie friends in UT. Carole is a huge supporter of 'Expressions' and voted for this blog everyday when
the Blogger's contest was on. This picture fills my heart with love.
Oh, Carole is married to a great guy - Paul...He's the Daddy!

King Oscar ~ I had a Bad Day

I've been a bad boy. I got frisky and tore the wood on the patio. I couldn't help it, I was bored to pieces. Sorry, Mom! It looks like someone let the cat out of the bag to 'Expressions'. Now everyone knows! Dang!
I'm so embarrassed -

Oscar a Dachshund is 12, owned by Iolanda Scripca, CA. You may view her fabulous poetry at poetrysoup.com by doing a name search or visit her website at www.scripca.com

A Baby is a Baby, is a Baby ~

Can you 'Not say Awwww' when looking at this picture?
I can't. Even though this isn't a Kitten or a Puppy,
I had to share this special photo with you...Pure love!

Sent to 'Expressions' from Carole Wolfram, UT

The Best Poem in the World ~

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

'And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'


Author Unknown -

'Expressions' is spiritually uplifted by Barbara Dyson, NV

June 2, 2010

'Expressions' is 1 Year Old - Kitty Years - That's 7!

Happy Birthday 'Expressions',
Happy Birthday to Youuu!

What a Glorious Year We've Had...
Thank you for your comments and ongoing support!

Rhoda, Max and Gracie

Lying Love Lies ~

Love has turned its head away
bringing distance to a crying heart,
lies spoken, the body begins to sway

Your desires wandered from the start
love disappeared in a moment's lust,
plunging my soul with your poisoned dart

Crying pain crushed my frail body’s bust
changing its blood flow from a dying cell,
as truth showed you my broken trust

Your lying love lies promised never to tell,
your secrets I now live with, in my own empty hell

Second Place Winner
Beautiful Form Poetry Contest
June 2, 2010

Author's Note:

Terza Rima form of poetry is a verse form composed of iambic tercets (three-line groupings). The rhyme scheme for this form of poetry is "aba bcb cdc, etc." The second line of each tercet sets the rhyme for the following tercet, and thus supplying the verse with a common thread, a way to link the stanzas. The only time the form changes is at the conclusion of the poem, where a single line that rhymes with the second line of the final tercet stands alone; the rhyme scene at the end of the poem looks like this:
"xyx yzy z."