18 LITES AND AN OLD CANOE - By: Chloe Herakovic - 23 years old. I love this poem!
Near shingled shack with dormers blue a tribute laid against the sod 18 lights and an old canoe
Thick weeds around the edges grew maple whispers the curtains prod from shingled shack with dormers blue
Music jackets; burnt butts a few midst clammy suits a sandal odd 18 lites and an old canoe
In violet hour fire's last breath drew grey minute mice their tiptoes trod and windows close their eyelids too
When secrets hush and sins accrue and virgin boys discover God far from stern eyes unasked undue looming against the gray taboo burdens of youth and logic's nod the shingled shack with dormers blue 18 lites and an old canoe.
(copyright protected by Chloe Herakovic)
Enjoyed by Diane - and others I'm certain.
'MAKE GOOD USE OF THE MOMENT'...
Another Sunday morning the sun has shown its face Another sparrow's landed Another day's in place.
Do you rise and start the coffee Do you walk easily and with no pain? Do your eyes see so you can measure out the spoon-fuls Do you enjoy the sound of rain?
Can you smell the brew? Is your child dressing? Are you healthy too? Did you count that blessing?
Will you rejoice this day; will you do your best? Will you do something kind Will you pass the test? Will you, with your will and might Thank the chance to say 'good-night' again so when the coffee's there - steaming hot your memory's living when you are not!
Diane Stirling-Stevens April 6, 2008
Written while sipping my coffee and listening to our birds outside the window. Nevada
PATRIOTIC POETRY; THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BY RED SKELTON
who've come from Mexico; Cuba, and are of different faiths. My own story about being engaged to a black man (and I'm white), as well as my memories of never noticing a person's color - being concerned with their faith if it was different from mine, is on this web-site. This beautiful 'bluebird of happiness' will take you there, if you'll just click him. The music is suited to my memories, and it features the voices and talent of those who were often 'mis-fits' by society's standards, but sheer genius in my opinion. Diane
I've created a music list of 100 seasonal melodies you might enjoy. I'll be adding family pictures as I take them this coming year of 2008 - celebrating the holiday again! Click these presents, and receive the gift of holiday songs from me to you. Diane
I'm also partial to Easter music all year round.
So of course I've made a musical blog for that as well. A few pictures now; more later... These beautiful eggs know the way to the site - click them, and enjoy. Diane
Once you've read the poetry (which I hope you enjoy),
please visit my page of those we remember; those we miss. Just click this burning candle, and you'll find pictures and words written about those we no longer have with us on earth. I hope the music gives you the same calm it gives me. Diane
My blogs are not updated daily; they are all about things that interest me and/or topics on which I feel competent to discuss and give out ideas and useful information.
Each blog has music; each blog has some type of tribute to either my family or to others who have web-sites that I link to for valuable information and insight.
My blogs are geared toward the positive - I keep negatives out of my life, and from the things I write on my blogs.
The I-net; it's that one little candle that reaches out and burns brightly for all of us. Diane - Nevada
POETRY TO MY EARS - IT MIGHT NOT RHYME, BUT IT SURE HAS REASON!
NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION
This is probably the best e-mail I've seen in a long, long time. The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. This guy should run for President one day...
"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights."
ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.
ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.
ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.
ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. (This one is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't expect everyone else to take care of you!)
ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.
ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.
ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.
ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. (AMEN!)
ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.
ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from! (Lastly....)
ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!
If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible people of the United States speak out because if you do not, who will?