December 28, 2014

Empty Nest

A mind
Lonely -
Framed painted picture
Swirl of lost colors
Painted blends become single hue
Design captured from its own grey
Tears moist brush
Brings movement
One completes cycle empty nest
Searches for light on a new path
Visions peek through cracks of life
Maps a direction to take
Search is -

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 23, 2014

 Best Wishes for a
Merry Christmas
and Cheers for a
Happy New Year

Hugs from Rhoda
Purrs from Gracie

December 17, 2014

Who's You's?

I met a man the other day,
 he said to me, 'Who’s you’s?'
 I said 'Who’s me?'
He said, 'Si, Who’s you’s?'
 I smiled with glee!
His voice was strong
 with an accent so clear
I wondered who he was and
what he was doing here.
His name is Miguel and
he is new in our town
looking for work so he can
hang his hat and settle down.
Says he likes the place
where he now dwells
down the street a ways
 in a boarding house by a
church with loud ringing bells.
So, off he went strolling
 down the crowded street
say’in 'hello' to all he
 would casually meet.
I wish him well in a new
country to which he has come
looking for the American dream
just like everyone!

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 15, 2014

Get Go'in

Today is the day you may
restart your beginnings -
It is Monday, a new week to
fulfill your awaited dreams

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 9, 2014

Lost Decades

Love’s strength is my faith’s companion the 
sometimes echo voices of one’s withered dreams 
My golden web of trust was robbed of its security
burning old stages weathered from life’s hand
With breath, I take the sigh as I spin me hopeful 
lost life the decades claim will become mine again

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
The words in this poetry that are in bold are Phrases from a poetry website I belong to.
The challenge is to create a poem using the nine phrases...rg

December 6, 2014


Red oaks in golden field
stand firm in north wind
bracing each other
two better than one -
entwined weathering storms 

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 4, 2014

The Learning Game

Knowledge will light
your way to doors
that open wide
thus, teaching you
interesting facts
that builds blocks of
for your future

Study the books
before your eyes
displaying skills
also, listen
to those who teach
for their knowledge
will expand your

Creative words
come to ones mind
that will be shared
with others who
want to explore
their own ideas
on a desktop

 - Rhoda Galgiani

November 29, 2014


Lord Help Man
Greed is the damage -
replenish now the past
with rich fertile action
make man aware - rebuild
our Lord’s healing way

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 23, 2014

Dedicated to Dena
Dena Says I Can’t…
I hear Dena’s Challenge a calling
this is hard, but I am up and trying -
Have a creative mind I shan’t be bawling
can’t ask Dena why, cause I can’t be prying

 Writers never think letters and such
they just grab their eager pens and write -
I have a thinking cap I wear and clutch
I’ll accept this challenge - It bet’tr be right
Already at third verse, I’m ready and set
haven’t used that little letter Dena says I can’t -
Hey, this is great - I’m thinking I can’t fret
still haven’t used that silly letter yet - I shan’t

My write is at end - I'll visit the website 'Alliance'
all use’se guys can see I am truly sublime -
It is finished and I am happy smile’in a big grin
Dena my pal, giv’in me an A+ cause I did rhyme
- Rhoda Galgiani
Author's Note:
The Challenge is: Can't use the letter that is between N and P in the Alphabet!!! rg

November 20, 2014

Love’s Ribbon

Loving heart has no bound
for it loves you each day
its true moments are there
for love will never stray

 Loving heart always say
come to me feel my love
with me, there is no fear
a love will help you bare

Loving heart brings a dove
full of flutter and hope
spreads to the saddest world
happiness and good cheer

 Loving heart helps us cope
turn the black world around
bring joy to all our way
love binds like ribbon curled

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 16, 2014

'Dedicated to Rick'

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

Friendships surface when least expected
This huge world now become small as
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

November 12, 2014


Purity Inhaled

Take a breath
breathe air into the
dry lung that is alive
Consume wholeness
purity inhaled feels the
wellness coming to thrive
Look, see the beauty as
shadows dissipate the ugly rule
light shows one ways to arrive
Again, time conquers ones woes
His hand covers thee gently
teaching one how to survive
 - Rhoda Galgiani

November 7, 2014

Sowing Faith

Friends reach out
when you're in need
sowing faith is
the planted seed -
to one’s crying soul

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Dedicated to my new aquaintance 'Rick'...rg


November 1, 2014

Memory’s Book

Misty dawn’s light touches the windowsill
awakes the sleepy silent Whippoorwill
calls his heart to sing an early morn song
chants to others, he sings - come along
Take the road that leads to a peaceful walk
stroll together, we remember and talk
special events in our life come and go
nothing to change, happy with what we sow
All that crossed our life’s path was pure delight
as it was intended, life was just right
memories tucked away in the mind’s book
there for one to savor and take a look
The pages worn and torn by fingers touch
looks back fills the heart with love and such
- Rhoda Galgiani

October 20, 2014

His Glow of Light

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
a touch felt at the path of His glory
a mask that shows on one’s face is delight
words heard by all - a continued story

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
brings to all mankind sight of His true love
love that brings all new strength to their lost plight
faith grows - heaven’s light fills one from above

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
angel’s voices send their songs to below
lifts spiritual life to a renewed height
ridding all the pain from the souls of woe

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
falling rain brings blessed taste to ones lips
like a baptism to ones brow - forthright
His word forever written in the scripts

Heaven casts a spiritual glow of light
on a garden with magnitude of smell
flowers rainbow colored ever so bright
sins forgiven in heaven - saved from hell

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 11, 2014

 A Monsoon Kind of Day
Furiously the heat lingers
as the desert sun grasps
holding the drought,
plant growth ordained
to your part of the world

Desert spirits cry to be dampened
yearning for a moments relief,
as the riverbeds of one’s 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
- Rhoda Galgiani

October 5, 2014

He Teaches You

Created instincts empowers you
renewed hope, follow your blessing
conquer your destiny, strong in faith
this lies in your heart
- Rhoda Galgiani

September 29, 2014


Sung in a Song

Words come to mind as in a song
Whimsical movement beat is long
Rhyme takes hold now fitting the tune
Voice sings a gentle quiet croon
All who hear the words of surprise
Some you can hear their quiet cries
Story told - sad turn of events
About young soldiers lived in tents
Cold and hungry they fought the war
Protect their country as they swore
Truce has come loud gunfire has stopped
White flag between them now is swapped
Words come to mind sung in a song
Senseless war ends - soldiers are strong

- Rhoda Galgiani

September 26, 2014

Grace Touched Me

Emotions tangle with the inner gates
brings one to a realization what is to be
with lingering momentum of stale memories
from years gone by, years of miscalculations

Strength opens a gate to new horizons
gives promise of change, promise of renewal
bright visions consume another gate
again, lighting up ones path of assurance

Faith penetrates the soul highlighting
the inner core that controls ones thoughts
settling the unruffled to become smooth again
new sensations now becomes joyfully entwined

Love of ones own mind and body
brings determination of what shall be
for all the twisted tangled webs
shall be of the past as grace touched me
- Rhoda Galgiani