road trip

hittin’ the road

in an hour’s time

goin’ north again

to Chicago

not for sight seein’

for staple removal

it’s been two weeks

and a few days

post-op

already

hope the snow holds off

a little longer

and the wind isn’t too strong

sunshine would be nice

and blue skies

to say, “It’ll All Be OK”

from here on out

praying through it

and breathing

in and out

until then

goin’ on a road trip

a day trip

to Chicago

© 2011 Turquoise Tangles

snow prayers

my youngest son

is yearning

longing

dreaming

wanting

wishing

and praying

for snow

since it wasn’t today

maybe tomorrow

in his eight year old mind

he’s waited long enough

for snowballs

snow forts

snowmen

and snow days 

please God

let it snow soon

for him

I want to see his smile

and join him

in snow play

now I’m prayin’ 

for snow

too

© 2011 Turquoise Tangles

kudipeaches: Poem Recipe

kudipeaches:

Poem Recipe:

  1. Take a blank white page and a black ink pen
  2. Stare into the lines on the page
  3. Think a thought not thought by others
  4. Swivel your Ls and Ms and Gs ‘cause they’re your favorites in cursive (admit it)
  5. Bake those thoughts between the lines
  6. Let the meter , or lack there of, simmer on your tongue
  7. Ask yourself, “Is this a poem?”
  8. Your immediate response should be “No”

And there you a have a poem


©2011 KUDiYAH CA’LYSSe.  All Rights Reserved

LOVE THIS! 

Christmas is comin’

as night falls

my heart hurts

I have a lump in my throat

and it was a good day

it was

I’m just having a hard time

with Christmas this year

and I love Christmas

the decorations

the music

the presents

the giving

more than getting

the fun of it

the joy

the laughter

this year I’m just not there yet

hope it kicks in soon

it’s not about Santa for me

it’s about the birth of Jesus

I’ll focus on that

and hope

for the peace of Him

to lift the burden

from my heart

© 2011 Turquoise Tangles