December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas NY from UT...


Our Mommy & Daddy are -
Carole and Paul Wolfram, UT

and Happy New Year, too!!!

December 24, 2012

A Little 'Expressions' Humor...

'Expressions' thought these pictures were so funny and that you also might enjoy the sense of humor we saw in them...

Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Dena M. Ferrari, NC

December 18, 2012

Christmas Greetings from 'Cool Leo'

Hi my name is 'Leo' and I am eight years old.

I live in England and I am sending lots of
Christmas Wishes to all you American's -
Yes...and that means to those
 Kitty Cats Gracie and Max too!!!

But, most of all I want to wish my Dad a very
Merry Christmas because he loves me sooooo much -
And besides, if I don't he may not give me my Doggie Treats...

Love and Doggie Kisses,
'Cool Leo'

Editor's Note:
'Leo' is owned by Poetry Buddy - George Ellison, England

December 15, 2012

A Mewy, Mewy Christmas!

Mommy can I have this one??? Pleaseeeeee!

Special Christmas Mews from
(Max says Bah Humbug!!!)

December 14, 2012

 Wishes You a Safe and Glorious Holiday Season
with God's Blessing for the New Year...

Rhoda, Max and Gracie

December 13, 2012

My Name is Simba...

Hi - My name is 'Simba' and I am a boy Ginger Cat
I love sleeping on fresh clean laundry...
My Mommy is sooooo good to me!!! oxox

Editor's Note:

A darling picture of 'Simba' was submitted
to 'Expressions' by Dena M. Ferrari, NC
The owner of this adorable Kitty is
Sarah Moore, Dena's Daughter...rg

December 10, 2012

Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Carole Wolfram, UT

December 7, 2012

Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Carole Wolfram, UT

November 26, 2012

Karen O'Leary ~ A Poet With Flair

 Faith Life

that grows each day,
spiritual sparkle
that touches the lives of others
with light

© Karen O'Leary

Karen O'Leary is a published poet. To see more of her work
search her name and enjoy this poets specialty of creating
with short form poetry. Karen O'Leary writes from her heart...rg

November 21, 2012

A Special Blessing from NC...

A Requiem Blessing for Cheri Rae Christenson
A Daughter, Sister, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother and Friend....
Tie Cheri's favorite colors of ribbons in a tree…
Let the winds carry your thoughts to her
A Blessing for Cheri 
If any time be sacred, it is Now.
If any place be Holy, it is this Place.
Cheri had a purpose and she accomplished much…
She pushed the limits and fought for her right to see new life brought forth.
May we remember her as the vibrant woman she is
When we look at her children and Grandbaby
May we show her our hearts…and in ours...
Never farther than a thought…
Cheri, you came and touched so many hearts
In so many different ways.
You gave so much, and asked very little in return.
There is an emptiness as if a part of us is missing,
But we are sure with time you will show us how to be whole again.
We know you are safe now, and nothing can harm you.
Remember, although we're apart,
We will always be together…
Bíodh sé amhlaidh! Pronounced: BEE-O-shay-Am-lee (Welsh)
A Blessing for the Family
May you know that you are all thought of...dearly.
May all you do…reflect the joy of light…
That Cheri gave to each of you.
Know that she is closer than a whisper on a soft breeze…
And the laughter of a babbling brook…
And the caress of the winds.
As long as Cheri is in your hearts…
She will always be...remembered…
And loved…
Brightest Blessings to you and yours…
Bíodh sé amhlaidh! Pronounced: BEE-O-shay-Am-lee (Welsh)
Our Deepest Sympathy... 
~ Dena and Peter
Dena and Peter Ferrari, NC
My heart and family thank you both for these blessings...rg

My Beloved Sister

Cheri and Granddaughter Elle
'The Love of Her Life'
Prayer for Cheri
 (Rhoda’s Only Younger Sister)
The Lord has welcomed Cheri home
She is now an angel above
She watches over those she loves
Embrace her memory today

Lord gives strength to her family
Be assured His comfort they’ll feel
Remember all the love she gave
The Lord has welcomed Cheri home 

She does not want tears to be shed,
Only wants to be remembered
Keep a place for her in your heart
She is now an angel above

Do not let sadness overwhelm
Remember the love we did share
Feel her essence surrounding you
She watches over those she loves
Realize she now is at peace
Beautiful gardens she walks through
Hummingbirds frolic before her
Embrace her memory today

By Christina R. Jussaume, MA
Cheri Rae Christenson
January 3, 1945 ~ November 20, 2012
Reno, NV
Christina - my heart thanks you...rg

November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving...

November brings a special day
with thought about my family
remembrance of Thanksgivings past
with laughter in everyone’s heart
November brings a special day
with early rise to prepare ‘Tom’
remember who wants the drumstick
and who insists on the white meat

November is a special day
as family arrives from their homes
excited at Mom’s on this day
full of love we all can not wait
November is a special day
wait for the turkey to be done
sit at Mom’s decorative table
‘Tom’ is now ready to be served?
We’re going to a restaurant!

Blessings from our House to Yours
Happy Thanksgiving from ~

Rhoda, Max and Gracie

November 13, 2012

God Bless America ~

How could anyone not love this Soldier
and his compassion for this cat?
God's Blessings to all our Military...

November 8, 2012

'Fuzzy' in the Weeds ~

 Photo by Carol Bales
Cats At Their Bowls Lapping
Imagine Angela,
after all these years,
rising and gliding
to check on my pie, 
wouldn’t that be something?
Angela, come to Chicago,
and bring all of your cats.
I’ll watch those cats 
in your lap napping,
you in my lap napping,
the cats at their bowls lapping,
and I in my chair laughing.
Angela, bring all of your cats
and come to Chicago
to make Coquilles St. Jacques
and Jefferson Davis Pie.
“If ever I cook dinner for you,
it will be Coquiles St. Jacques
and Jefferson Davis Pie.”

© Donal Mahoney

Donal Mahoney, a native of Chicago
lives in St. Louis, Missouri. His poetry and fiction
have appeared in The Sound of Poetry Review
and other publications in the United States
Europe, Asia and Africa
'Expressions' wishes to thank Mr. Mahoney
for his submission and his love of Felines...rg

November 4, 2012

Featuring Poet Jan Henson ~

'7 year old female found by Jan Henson
when she was 18 months old living on the streets...

Come on in
Sit by the fire and drink your warm milk
I will brush you ‘til you are like silk
Sit on my knee and cuddle down so you can sleep
A watchful gaze for you, I will lovingly keep
A purring song you make
Warm love from you I take
Here’s your twin

© Jan Henson, England

Lucky Leaf Poetry Form - Created by Christina R. Jussaume 08-22-07
The form should be center aligned to give the shape of a clover
Syllables are 3, 3, 9, 9, 12, 12, 6, 6, 3 and 3 - It can be any subject
with or without rhyme - There can be one or more stanzas

November 2, 2012

Incredible Photo...

Photographer Unknown...
Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Elsie Catterson, LI, NY

October 28, 2012

Featuring Donal Mahoney's Poetry ~

My Name is Fuzzy ~ Photo by Carol Bales

Feline in Winter

Some days you think the cat will stay till summer comes, 
this Prodigal Son you've fed for years, this feral cat
who comes and goes and comes again when hunger strikes
But he just eats and leaves your porch, 
despite the pillows plumped for a Sultan’s duff. 

He disappears in falling snow 
only to appear again outside your door at dawn, 
his green eyes dancing when he sees you bring 
his mound of kibble, topped with tuna, 
and his bowl of milk. Some days he mounts  

the pillows for a nap. At noon, however, 
he begins to yowl. He wants out again 
to parade triumphant down the walk
his tail an exclamation point. He romps 
across the snow and fits beneath the fence

He's gone again. Out of sight.
He plans to spend another evening  
where the feral cats hold services.  
They yowl and fight and copulate 
till hunger strikes and then 

this Prodigal Son comes back and sits 
outside your door with tail wound round
and waits for you to bring his kibble,
topped with tuna, and his bowl of milk.
Then, he's gone again. Out of sight.

© Donal Mahoney

Donal Mahoney, a native of Chicago, 
lives in St. Louis, Missouri. His poetry and fiction
have appeared in The Sound of Poetry Review
and other publications in the United States, 
Europe, Asia and Africa.

'Expressions' wishes to thank Mr. Mahoney for his submission...rg

October 23, 2012

Sic'em Big Boy...

Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Dena M. Ferrari, NC

October 22, 2012


Your heavy desire
only allow you to see
what you are looking for
Travel the road with questions
look high and low along the way
seek the answers do not soar

Confusion causes doubt
clear the mind step by step
take a stroll to the truth
Grow within the lost heart
harsh lessons are now learned
go back to trustful youth
 Sing to the heart with love
answers will reveal doubt
from a wing of a dove
Drift to places of peace
calm the minds doubtful side
joy will come pain will cease

© Rhoda Galgiani

First 3 lines are from my fortune cookie - rg

October 17, 2012

Adorable to Love...

How Could You Not Love Me???
Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Jan Henson, Poet ~ England

View Jan's Poetry in the Writers Forums at the Writers and Poetry Alliance
Search: nefertari

October 15, 2012

Dear Diary
A Day at the Seashore

Ocean breeze caresses the shore
Brings a breath home again once more
Gently dusts white sands
As the sea shell lands
 Reaching hands
Touch and score

Ocean breeze kiss the sea’s white crest
As waves crash with a hardy zest
 Loudly as thunder
Fish swim deep under
They wonder
Where to rest

Ocean breeze comes to quiet calm
As branches relax on the palm
Sun sets in the west
Nature comes to rest
Night is blessed
Sings in psalm

October 8, 2012

Featuring ~ Raul Moreno, Poet

Austin Whinery (pictured)
'Expressions' is Proud to Feature ~
'I'll Be There'
by Poet Raul Moreno, OK 
To read more about this Poet
You may Google - Raul Moreno Poetry

A Single Tree Lives Alone in the Meadow
A Short Distance  

A mile is a short
distance unless you
times it by another -
Joining the walk
together is a bond
that should have
been there from
its beginning -
One should not have
to walk alone when
that short mile is
within another’s path…

Dedicated to the Senior Citizen

© Rhoda Galgiani

October 4, 2012

Love Me? Love You!

Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Barbara Dyson, NV

September 29, 2012

A Single Pink Rose

A single pink rose came to love my heart
Given with promise forever shall be
Bonding between two from the very start
A single pink rose became love from thee  

Given with promise forever shall be
Words spoken from one heart to another
A single pink rose became love from thee
Happiness fulfilled came from the other

Words spoken from one heart to another
Gentle moment’s love that was newly found
Happiness fulfilled came from the other
As two come together forever bound

Gentle moment’s love that was newly found
Bonding between two from the very start
As two come together forever bound
A single pink rose came to love my heart

September 26, 2012

Love ~ Kitty Cat Style...
Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Dena M. Ferrari, NC

September 25, 2012

Doggie Confessions - Dog Lovers Get It!

Submitted to 'Expressions'
from a true Doggie Lover
Carole Wolfram, UT

September 21, 2012

I'm Mr. Max...

My name is Mr. Max
I am a Maine Coon Cat,
I’m almost 17 years
Let me bring you all cheers
Life has been good to me
I am happy full of glee,
Mom Oh, you know who I mean
cares for me this entire scene
When I was a tiny Kit
at the shelter, she came to get,
well actually, she adopted my Sis
came back for me she couldn’t dismiss
So, off we went to Mommy’s home
we were adopted never to roam,
that was 17 long years ago
my Sis has left me that is my woe
I use to be a big boy of 23 pounds
I am old and weight comes off in bounds,
my Mom she worries, I say, ‘Don’t fret’
I’m not ready to go just yet
So, this is my story I am loved a lot
I thank God Mom came for me she sought,
every Kitty should be so blessed
being adopted is the very, very best
Max Galgiani

September 14, 2012

Give Me a Moment...

Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Vernette Hutcheson, LA

September 13, 2012

Hope is a word we use to
get where we want to be
but, sometimes people
use the word too freely -
forgetting to put a search
within the word - to find
what they are hoping for...

September 8, 2012

A Sea's Score

Evening mist touches one’s lips with a soft kiss
Beams of moonlight gleam with a heavenly touch
Cast a hollow glow in the salted sea mist

Sea breezes stir the salted air in one’s hutch
Grasp violence the sea blankets with its wrap
Captures in her finger’s with a tightened clutch

Waves crash the shoreline with her foamy white caps
Sea takes again white sand with her stormy wrath
Captures sea creatures pushed to shore in her traps

Shore is wildly blown from the wind in sea’s path
Violent rages as she claims again her shore
Drowns all - she commands nature its final bath

Those in her salty wake feel her declared war
As the sea casts her spell to even her score

Terza Rima Sonnet - This form of poetry has an eleven syllable count in each line
and a rhyming scheme of aba, bcb, cdc, ded, ee

September 2, 2012

Anjana to Their Rescue...




 When hurricane Hannah separated two white tigers from their
mother, Anjana came to the Rescue. Anjana, a chimp at TIGERS
in South Carolina became surrogate mom and playmate to the
cubs, even helping with bottle feeding, according to The Sun.
But, here's the truly amazing part - This is something
Anjana does all the time, having helped raised
leopard and lion cubs on several occasions.
Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Vernette Hutcheson, LA