Friday, 29 August 2014

Just Excuses


Sorry, I have been rather distracted lately and have not been as regular with my blog postings. I am working on getting another book published and it is in the final stages of editing so I am eating, sleeping, living with that book constantly.  I cannot seem to get my mind on much else these days and that is beyond silly.  Guess they call this the "one track mind syndrome" and I have it bad.  It is not as if the book is in "stall motion"! It is just me and I know that!

I do have other very interesting projects on the go. I am just too lazy to get going on them. I know the book is just a poor excuse so shame on me!!!!   You cannot beat time. You have capitalize on every moment you have and make the most of it.    I am just stalling and I have is no decent excuse for  it. Nobody can move my projects for me except me! So bear with me while as I stop making up excuses and get on with living again.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

In Memory Robin Williams

When Depression Wins

He made us laugh all through his life
It was his glowing passion
Yet behind that silly grin there lurked
That demon of depression.

That depression got the upper hand
And he lost all will to fight
All his problems overwhelmed him
When the darkness shut out light.

With age and fate against him
And gloom would not dispel
When the torrents of bleak anguish
Did forever rise and swell.

He tried to hide his feelings
His  problems and his  pain
But gloom and desperation
Had established their domain

He sought relief where ever
Illusive though it be
For just a glimpse of childlike peace
To end the misery.

But it’s really  not that easy
To camouflage the truth
No matter how hard we try
We can’t recapture youth.

Rest in peace Robin and keep smiling into forever!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Red Sun Phenomenon

A Red Sun in the Heavens

I’ve often watched a sunset
And marvelled at the view
Of clouds of pink and purple
And colors of every hue!

But what I saw last evening
Was a sun that was red! Instead!
I’ve never seen a sun like that
Hang suspended overhead.

Some said it was humidity
Some said it was just heat
Some said it was all that smoke
But I just thought it neat!

For I was watching a red balloon
Hung out there in the sky
An ornament for us to view
Our heavens to beautify.

Amid all our strife and conflicts
We need to sense delight
To know that life’s worth living
And our world can still be bright.

So that red sun last evening
Was a sign from God above
That even when we misbehave
He won’t withhold His love!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Prairie Floods

Flooding Prairies

Those twinkling stars of heaven
That wink and blink and tease
These days just hide in darkness
Determined to displease.

They peer from behind the shadows
Of clouds that make them dimmer
They peek and sneak in secret
With just a scanty glimmer

The clouds just weep in torrents
With tears that will not stop
Raising surging waters
And flooding every crop.

Those raindrops they all gather
In fields and streams and lakes
They have done so  much damage
All earth below them quakes.

They’re flooding every highway
And all valleys in between
In relentless surging rushes
Overflowing each ravine.

How do we save our homes and crops
And end this devastation
If all this rain does not stop soon
We may be asking for flotation

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Paying it Forward


With the weather kind to us, and the sun smiling down on us, and it is indeed difficult to feel anything but grateful for all our blessings.

I watch the news and see people are flooding on the Canadian prairies, burning in the far north and and in the American south, fighting typhoons out in the Philippines and living through horrific wars and strife in other parts of the world.

Here in our peaceful area, I hear our people complaining about oppressing heat! Granted I do not enjoy the 30 above heat either. But I am one of the fortunate ones. I do not have to actually go out and work in this heat.  If I did, I would be complaining too, but luckily, I can hole up in an air-conditioned building and wait it out. So my complaints could easily be classified as "juvenile whining".

Not so for the  problems of the millions of the really unfortunate people who are facing "real" problems. They cannot escape their hardships no matter what they do !!! My heart goes out to them, but that is of no consolation to them! We can only watch their suffering on a TV screen and empathize and sympathize and wish that somehow the world would right itself (but it doesn't!)

So to those of us who can, let's snatch the moment and make something good out of it --- for ourselves, for others out there.  Let's plant our piece of good where we find ground for it. If that stifles one senseless complaint and puts a smile on even one face, then we we have done "our part"!
In this world, that is all we can do. But it is better than contributing to the depression with complaints about things that are of little importance!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Search For Peace

Desperate Search For Peace

Searching for truth in a sea of doubting
Amid the frothy waves of life’s unending trials
I battle fear to maintain confidence
But simple buoyancy evades me still.
Desperately I flounder 
As I sink ever deeper beneath the brine.

The shore of wisdom slips ever further
From sight – and panic now grips the mind
All signs have vanished that had meaning
Survival struggles have lost appeal
It’s just “defeat” that now seems real!

Should I really forego the combat
To maintain serenity, faith and pride?
Is it really worth all this turmoil
This endless strain that just won’t yield?
Would it not be so much simpler
To accept the inevitable and make that the “truth”?