Sunday, November 28, 2010

A little turkey and a lots of thanks.....

 After all the cooking, cooking, cooking, spending time with friends, and shopping; things have quieted down enough to have time to reflect.  With Christmas around the corner and the year hurrying to an end, I am happy to say that I made it through a challenging year and have a lot to be thankful for. 

A loving family, friends, and a job.  It's easy to take employment for granted, when you have a job to go to every day.  Sometimes it's even easier to not like your job or to not always enjoy the tasks that must be done,  but all of that aside.....I am still thankful.  I recently read this and realized just how thankful.  So I hope & pray that all who read this are blessed to be around loved ones, have had your share of turkey; but most importantly- you have had time to reflect and give thanks.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Requiem for fall

The last few weekends I have been volunteering with Free Arts of Arizona . I have been partnered with a Professional Artist, who has been teaching different styles of poetry to a group of girls .  A couple of weeks ago, we did Requiem poems.  Here is mine-

Requiem for fall
Every year I long for you
Cool breezes, rustling of the leaves
Rainbow of colors, painting the gray cement

As I walk, I remember kicking the light paper, hearing them crackle & crunch underneath my feet

I remember wearing coats & sweaters, that were packed in boxes that carry the perfume scent of moth balls

Smell of hot cocoa, waffling through the air surrounds me, while the heat of my cup warms my hands like gloves
The taste of melted chocolate soothes the bak of my throat with sweet bitterness

I long for your return to a part of the state that you have never visited,in a way that I remember.... I long for you, I long for fall

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Fall.......

Every year during this time, I long for Fall.  The leaves cascading down to the cement and the crunch you hear when you walk over them.  I miss the cooler temperatures that make you want to buy a steaming hot chocolate to warm your hands; along with the outer wardrobe of hats and gloves!  Instead, my Fall is different. Last year, I went searching for the Fall that I long for and this is what I found.....