December 27, 2017


Winter freeze chills to the bone
sudden drops to the twenties
what a shock to the system
and downer to the brain

Winter cold covers the ground
all comes to a sudden stop
what a shock to the greens
and downer to their roots

Winter is low point to earth
around the corner is hope
what a shock we went through
and downer we endured...

Spring brings beautiful growth
temperatures rise from the sun
warm the frozen greens and roots
Mother Nature keeps her promise

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 25, 2017

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas
from our House
to Yours...

Gracie (top) and KiKi (bottom)

December 22, 2017

Baby Jesus

Love comes together this time of year
Christmas spirit touches our hearts
time now slows to hear the cheer
lights look forward to the new year

Smiles come quicker than before
hearts are happy full of cheer
wish happy holidays at the door
beautiful moments this time of year

Many remember the day He did come
a manger where He laid now was warm
angels sound heavenly music to some
announces to all our Lord has been born

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 19, 2017

6 Days Til Christmas...

People you meet along the way
wish happy holidays sweetly they say
with joy and smiles upon their face
strolling the avenue with a quick pace

Shopping and busy in the store they go
gifts for family they search high and low
store decorations are beautiful to see
bring happiness with a joyful glee

Holiday season brings peace and joy
people celebrate the birth of a baby boy
our savior came to save the world
he watches over every boy and girl

Go about your way and shop till you fall
but never forget the meaning of it all
the birth of our lord he loves us so
waits in heaven one day we will go

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 14, 2017

Sun's Gift ~ haiku

expected  snow came
stark white cold fluffy and bright
gone - sun melted it

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Haiku is a Japanese Form of Poetry
consisting of 3 lines with set syllable count
1st line = 5, 2nd line = 7, 3rd line = 5
Subject is about Nature only...rg

December 11, 2017

Play with Snowballs ~ Think of Spring!

Promise of snow comes this way
as winter seem slow this year
some laugh they say that's Ok

Others, winter can't come too soon

they cheer for the beautiful new season
it's just around the corner they croon

Each year we deal with the cold wet snow
playing with what falls in our pockets
create snowballs throw fast as they can go

Soon we'll see the buds peek to the sun
spring flowers will delight and cheer us all
but, dreams of snowballs brings happiness...

as the cold is forgotten by everyone

- Rhoda Galgiani

December 3, 2017

Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

Love consumes those of faith
they call to Him in prayer
Awesome is the moment 
all know He will be there

Wind swirls spread His truth
to people who will listen
Brings peace to His world
morning wakes with glisten

Hallelujah Hallelujah

All sing praises of Him
voices loud and clear
Joyous are His people
they know He is so dear

Hearts full as people wait
together share faith in Him
He knows all will come home
those who believe..surely win

Hallelujah Hallelujah

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 28, 2017

Earth Has Housed Love

Beauty that surrounds all who choose to see
brings gratitude for the life that was given to live
Time moves swiftly with touches like whirlpool
swirls of tender motion that bring gentle shivers

Morning light shines upon a land that waits
a simple thaw is yearned for just once more
Grasses reach for strength that is upon them
they yearn for daylights time clock to remain

Gentle winds caress the now barren branches to
move in a silent direction to a no where promise
Silent bare growth wait the new birth of a season
that forever comes to repeat itself year after year

Sun now returns to its evening bed that waits
rest is needed to consume duties for tomorrow
Birds take flight to their homemade nests
they will cuddle together with secure security

for earth has housed love for all ~ one more day

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 26, 2017


The evening is brisk as stars wait for dawn
clear skies for all to see beyond the heaven
quiet walks in ones heart thoughts flow beyond

Hope comes to one who takes their quiet time
arranges life to flow in the right direction
smiles become one who drifts into subline

Ever lasting truth becomes ones way
learns with trial and error to understand
it starts at birth for some - they say

THE life puzzle design

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 23, 2017

from the Galgiani's...

KiKi (l) ~ Gracie (r)

Wishing you all a wonderful
Happy Thanksgiving

 Rhoda, Gracie and KiKi

November 21, 2017

As the World Moves On

Quiet are the thoughts of the mind
one wanders within their own being
gentle were the movements as one
strolled the paths of wonderment

Questions consume the trail of thought
as to why the world is what it is today
for the memories of yesteryear are real
days of gentle hours of thought and growth

Or was it really -
maybe the mind hasn't moved with time
one became stagnant for the feet refuse to walk
as the world progressed to a modern mode

Ordinary reminders of years gone by
the reality of what was is no more
for modern generations have captured us
spinning the level headed into confusion...

as to what it is to be - now and forever

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 18, 2017


He see your sins...He forgives you anyway
He hears discontent...He forever loves you
He gives direction...He leads you on a path
He waits for all of you...He holds open arms
He speaks a message...He trusts you will hear
He trusts faithful to come...He prepared home

for those who see His glory
brightly before them...

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 15, 2017

Growth ~ Haiku

mist caress branches
rain nourishes trees structure
light leads tall growth to heaven 

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Haiku is a Japanese Form of Poetry
consisting of 3 lines with set syllable count
1st line = 5, 2nd line = 7, 3rd line = 5
Subject is about Nature only...rg

November 12, 2017

Mother Nature Roars

Sunday morning is clear and crisp
frost has finally come for a while
not wanting it this past year but,
in the cards for it is nature's style

Love the cold clean winter months
seems to refresh all that is around
prepares the earth with lots of water
for spring buds to sprout their crown

Days are short - nights very long
going about ones daily chores
look forward to the snow just ahead
locking all the window and doors -

as Mother Nature does her thing
with her loud howling roars!

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Scroll down and see added note on 'Shadow' - ty...rg

November 8, 2017

Love in the Heart

Love an emotion only some do feel
it is either there or it is not
blessed are we who carry the heart
for those who have not obtained it shall
parish forever with loneliness and hate
towards their fellow man

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 7, 2017

No Regard for Life...

Gun control will not fix this -
Mental Health will!

Space for me to write but,
 with the current events of today
my heart just isn't with it as
it is broken by a lunatic who
had no regard for life...
let alone for God

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 2, 2017

Close Our Doors to Hate - Period!

Closed Doors to Those Who Hate Us!

Terror comes to the innocent
without warning life is destroyed
Open doors to our country
brings hatred to our people

Long ago terror was just a word
never was one to fear the outside
Maybe an argument with the family
then it was over - peace regained

When will it end - it won't
if we continue to let those of hatred in
Safety and freedom should come to all
I don't feel safe anymore, do you???

- Rhoda Galgiani
World War II Baby
New York

November 1, 2017


Midnight dark above the world
massive interjection to one
who allows to see deep enough
depth is shallow to eyes that wander

Thought consumes one
as sight become creative
generalities stand concrete
scetched into the mind

Midnight dark above the world
brings a time of peace to the patient
quiet solitude contemplate structure
leads one in the right direction

Thought becomes one
alone peaceful and gentle
visions are put together as
the puzzle of life promises...

from His blessed heaven

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 27, 2017

Rho's New Aquarium

Water is cool to the touch
swirls with crystal blue hues
Filter is humming its tune
fishes swim happy in twos

Brings back memories of long ago
when life was young and free
Joyous times movement was pure
little fishes swam with glee

Now the chore is done
aquarium set up is complete
Off to the fish store to
fulfil this adventure so sweet

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Went to the Thrift Store and bought a 10 gallon aquarium
for $10 - hmmmm, am I thrifty or what? Of course - I am
not going to tell you how much it will cost to set up!!!
So far bought two red Mollies and two black Angel fish - 
Gracie and new baby KiKi love watching the little fishes...rg 

October 26, 2017

Do'in the Happy Dance!

Dance to the music of your dreams
Laugh as if there is no sad tomorrow
Sing with a happy joyous heart
Live as a newborn spirit renewed

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 22, 2017

I Remember, I know!..

Lord you touched my soul
with your love and grace
You will bring me home
to your special place

Gently open my eyes and ears
to all that is glorious around
Soon a wave of peace will come
cradles me with a lullaby sound

Trust in your words bring blessed faith
with love to make me ever strong
My heart is full I thank you so
your love shows me how to belong

I feel one day I will be with friends
who left me alone not long ago
Happy again we will laugh and play
as we did - I remember, I know

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 14, 2017

Autumn's Promise ~ Haiku

leaves are turning brown
yearly sign of nature's wrath
promises new growth

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Haiku is a Japanese Form of Poetry
consisting of 3 lines with set syllable count
1st line = 5, 2nd line = 7, 3rd line = 5
Subject is about Nature only...rg

October 12, 2017

Balance the Emotions

Streaks of grey over came the day
dark agenda not wanted to appear
Swiftly move on in a forward way
not giving in to formation of a tear

Why does common dullness appear today
nothing has happened to bring one gloom
A mind set has positive outlook I'd say
push out the ugly away from this room

One shall not give in to evil thought
life is short and will end too soon
Happiness all around me it is brought
sweeps moment away with a gentle tune

Why do days appear dreary and down
out of nowhere thought go from high to low
One doesn't know for all is sworn sound
a mind strong won't let peace and joy go...

from someone who is learning how
to balance the emotions of it all

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 10, 2017

My Name is Shadow...


He comes to me daily
looks at my eyes gently
waits with patience
he knows my ways

He's smooth and sleek
grooms with endurance
takes pride for all to see
walks with a superior stride

Two months ago he appeared
not wanted at this home
but, what could one do
cries were too much to bear

Neighbors worried about
the other smaller animals
but, they ran and hid
fear was put to rest

One gave in and filled his desire
fullness silence the cries
prayers on his behalf are said
to protect from the elements -

 Neighbors named him 'Shadow'

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note: Two months ago a short haired black male cat appeared at my window. So thin his ribs could be counted one by one. Against all the rules I fed him - neighbors complained to me worried about the birds and squirrels...but, I couldn't let this kitty-kat die. To my surprise - my neighbors today brought him food and named him 'Shadow'! Thank you all...rg =)  11-13-17 UPDATE: Shadow is all filled out with lots of food from me and a neighbor Richie. I put a bed out for him, a big planter on its side with a heavy towel in it. Hope he takes advantage of it. Shadow now lets us pet him and scratch his head. What a lovely animal he is. I am trying to tame him so he can be adopted...rg =)

October 9, 2017

Clean Renewal ~ Haiku

dreary is today
drips of rain touch my window
his tears give clean renewal

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Haiku is a Japanese Form of Poetry
consisting of 3 lines with set syllable count
1st line = 5, 2nd line = 7, 3rd line = 5
Subject is about Nature only...rg

October 8, 2017

I'm Too Busy...

This statement is from an email my neighbor
(the one who wants to read something happy)
sent me...I love it!

Love is such a simple word - only four letters
how powerful are those letters L O V E
Think about it - it's easier to love than hate
care about rather that disreguard
too many of us turn the other cheek
but, will complain about situations of dislike

Me...I'm a fixer - some people don't get that
some see that as being nosey, but it isn't true
it is caring about another persons welfare
it is of concern as to someones well being
but, if one doesn't respond to an open hand
then the hand is closed and one walks away

I will always be there for my fellow neighbor
(and also for the one who wants to read something happy too, even though
he is stable and totally together)
but, mainly for one who needs someone a
perfect example is our friend who lost ED
we are there for her and her grief - forever
because we love her and feel for her

So, I am sending love to all
knowing many of you will send it back
again, L O V E a simple word to bring hope,
peace, joy and happiness to all who feel it
let's feel it together - even feel it daily when
we are out and about with a nod or smile

I know I do and I will continue to do...
How about you???

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 6, 2017

Bright Thoughts!

Sunshine across the sky
blue glow fills my heart
thoughts of wonderment
today is good from its start

Feelings of joy consume my soul
moments instilled learned long ago
staying away from those in doubt
they bring me down and won't let go

Happiness comes to those of sound mind
good will is learned by those who love
prayer is peaceful to those who speak
faith is internal born from above

Sunshine across the sky
comes to me in a sweet glow
heart is full and ready to share
love to those as we learn to let go 

- Rhoda Galgiani

October 4, 2017


Dedicated to a Neighbor
'Who Wants to Read Something Happy'...
I Tried!!!

Happiness is to be put before us
sadness is to be put away
smiles shall caress our faces
to bring joy to some let's say

Unexpected events shall come again
it is up to us to mourn as we know
for all who leave us would want to say
carry on with a smile unafraid to show

Life is good if we choose it to be
grateful for our blessings from Him
blue skies above show us the way
heaven's path is our forever win

Love is shared by those so sweet
moments of kindness - a gentle hello
brings us glory today if we let it
feelings many of us will not let go

- Rhoda Galgiani