remembering

Memorial Day


Weekend Speckled white and ash

Contrast green and soldiers seen

In uniform past.

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Birthday


A candle on her favorite food

Lit on this her 10th year passing

I sit and wonder in the quiet moment

No birthday song to wish a lasting

Wishes for the future gone

As the days have passed quickly

And you are not here to belong

At this table of celebration

Yet it is for you and only you

Leaving loved ones with their own

deliberation.

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Forgotten


Gray rustic canon

Hangs over winter’s river

Few could tell you why.

Many once gathered to fight

Forgotten, now a bleak sight .

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Driving across country from Calf – NC with 130.00 will not be forgotten as long as this song can be played . 😊

Hot Chocolate


Cold evening

Hot chocolate

Remembering

You

Thank you

For being my friend

Even if it had to end

Your friendship

Lives richly in our sharing

Cold evenings

Hot Chocolate

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Sunset


The sea whispers

Breath comes in and then out

In a distance it sweet roar

Crescendos in a swell

Of soft breeze travels through

I feel tranquilizing sleep

We try to linger in the unknown

We are just too human

So I fall asleep with feelings

 

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The Day


 

 

It felt as if eternity stopped in one day.

 

Everyone’s eyes were swollen from tears.

 

No one was talking, just listening, just praying.

 

A feeling of loss, and not knowing why.

 

A prayer for those you could not call.

 

Confusion as to what to do next.

 

You wait, you wait to hear, to hope,

 

To pray… 9/11 a day of eternity.

 

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Haiku


Twilight crest after

midnight storm gives way to verdant

grass, and hope appears …

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“Joy’s Song”


 

I remember “All Souls’ Day” with a song I wrote.

Written by: Christine McNeill-Matteson

Produced with Kip Haaheim Music and instrumentalist

vocalist;  Jonathan Matteson

Music written by: Daniel Myer

 

 

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Haiku


my grandsons and me

Walk free among verdant grass

Present will be past

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