November 29, 2011

Remembering 'Tuffy'

Filling one’s heart with emotion
brings life to its mind and body
succumbs a feeling of loss
with passages closed and sealed

One becomes engrossed with tenderness
a purrfect bliss between two souls
that combines two loving hearts
memories of a beautiful moment in time

Being of one thought that holds on -
my family is feline of joyous moments
for my home is purrfect and tranquil
since my human family is now on their own

Oh yes, my emotions are today overboard
I am full of tears at times as I remember -
I must gather my wits and move on to a new day
wondering why my sensitive mindset is what it is…

as I remember ‘Tuffy’

November 18, 2011

Young Love

Memories of a young yesteryear
dreams come throughout the night
so long ago - tears you fight

Restless mind with turmoil’s unrest
wondering why thoughts drift to and fro
why now - do memories come and go

This is what was known, our time of song
happiness shared so many years gone by
young love forever not questioning why

Scenes come again to ones drifting dreams
aged years are consumed with memories of those
with blended hearts - thought one would never go

Truly trusting my heart was yours
knowing all was safe that day
never dreaming you might go astray -

from young love

November 12, 2011

Tuffy's Going Home ~

The owner of a Mother Cat moved away leaving her with three new born Kittens. The Mother Cat moved two of her Kittens, but left this Kitten behind - age two weeks. People who care for the welfare of animals took this Kit in, caring for his every need so he would survive. Today he is 6 weeks old and went to his adopted new home, adopted by a friends daughter. He has been tagged 'Tuffy' because he is one tough little Kitty Cat who survived for two days in the cold alone. God always know what He is doing when it comes to little lost Kittens. He brings them to Max and Gracie's neighborhood knowing all would gathered together to save their precious souls.

Breakfast with the big guys! Just before 'Tuffy' went to his new home...rg

November 5, 2011

A Father's Expression ~

My Son
Dedicated to
Arthur C. Ford, Jr.

I sailed out to conquer life
And knew the tides would rise,
I learned life was made of strife
As mother preached so wise

I have traveled pass to port
I have jewelry fine,
I have sat with kings and courts
And kissed her highness wine

I have danced, romanced for days
And still I paid my dues,
And mysteries were just a phase
I found resolving clues

I have answered prayers at times
As favors were fulfilled,
I've digested eternal rhymes
Now poems of thought are milled

But yet, I had let love depart
And life I had not won,
Until the Creator, who’s in my heart
Gave to me My Son

Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Arthur C. Ford, Sr., Poet/Lyricist, PA

November 4, 2011

Carry On...

Some days are long;
the road gets tough.
We give it our all
and that is enough.

Friends share our toils
and carry us through.
We learn about love
and generosity too.

We sing of the gift
of a warm embrace.
It lifts our burden
from a weary place.

We learn to look
for others in need.
With grateful hearts,
we spread love’s seed.

Some days are long;
the road is tough.
We give our best
and that is enough.

Karen O'Leary, Poet, ND

Author's Note:

I am so honored to receive this email from my dear friend and a fellow poet who took it upon herself to advertise 'Expressions' Poetry Journal. It is so nice to have genuine friends in my circle of people that I care about. Karen wrote the following email and sent it out to her friends...rg

Dear Poetry Friends,

Expressions Poetry Journal is a website managed by the talented writer, Rhoda Galgiani. She just published my poem, "Carry On", at her site. I hope you stop in and take a look, leave a comment, or consider submitting a poem of your own for consideration. Let show her our support! Here is the web address--

Thank you for considering this. Happy writing everyone!