Friday, March 25, 2011

PICK UP THE PHONE (c) By Polly Guerin

Where have the laughter, the hidden smiles gone

The voice of communication now forlorn?

No ringing caller comes to chat
Or even discuss a personal spat

I can just hear by the tone of one’s voice
What troubles preclude their choice

To spill out details, an unhappy time spent
Or share the joys of life’s celebrated event

A caller can bring even on an overcast day
Something an impersonal email cannot convey

Keeping touch by email lacks emotion
There’s no vocal inflection or commotion

Abbreviated words on a printed page
Lack the wisdom of a spoken sage

As people choose to shortcut to email
The living element of communicating does fail

To connect humanity from the heart
So think before you email, before you start

Take a minute and pick up the land phone
So someone out there will know they are not alone.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WHEN SHADOWS FALL (c) By Polly Guerin

Into each life gloomy shadows may fall

It is the moment that we recall

When dark was the day of discontent

Trying to unravel what it all meant

Though life’s shadows may seem long

This passing cloud does not stay strong

The sun will break through the gloom

Clearing the way for you to resume

A positive outlook on another day

Rejoice in its portent don’t dismay

No one’s life is perfect or unmarred

The secret message 'do not get scarred'

Take it all in but think twice

Remember it’s a part of life

Don’t be hard-hearted and mean

At most it’s only a temporary dream

So when shadows fall and they surely will

Cast off the clouds be calm, be still

Be light-hearted and try to smile

This too will pass, only last awhile

Lift the sullen veil let the sunshine in

Renew, take courage and again begin

To reclaim your joy and start a new chapter

Remember, your happiness is what you’re after!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

FLEETING MOMENTS (c) By Polly Guerin

A passing smile goes on a mile
Sending waves of love to a child

The gentle touch of a mother’s hand
Reassures, let’s us understand

To trust in the hand that holds
The secret of our heart foretold

The beauty of sunset, sunrise
Assured each day to our surprise

The blue, blue spiritual sky
Its permanency does not lie

All is well you are not alone
The great creator is on the throne

These fleeting moments may surely pass
But a greater love will always last.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

TAKE LIFE GENTLY (c) By Polly Guerin

Summer Breeze painting by Dianna Willman
The soft mellifluous breeze
Filters through the trees…

On a mid summer’s night
Caressing my cheek so slight…

Like a gentle hand of love
Sends a message from above…

To pause, take life more gently
Do not go heavy handed but relently…

Be more sensitive and romantic
Embrace love be less frantic…

Slow the pace of treasured minutes
Stretch each day beyond its limits…

Etch each moment in a journal
Savor every item every kernel…

Celebrate every day as a gift
Time rushes by as we drift…

Away into the great abyss
May your numbered days be bliss.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

YOUR STORY (c) By Polly Guerin

Each page in the book of life

Tells of heartache, love and strife.

How well will you tell your story,

Will it celebrate life’s glory?

And be glad of the choices made
Was it one of courage and comrade?

Inspiring others to greater achievement
Despite lost victories and bereavement?

Did you champion of the goals of others
Be a faithful steward we’re all brothers

Were you creative even in miniscule tasks
Inspiration and pride of work was asked

Someone imbued with a generous heart
A first responder before you part?

If disappointment came your way
Know there is hope in another day

Write a new chapter on a positive note
Reconfirm affirmations on what you wrote
Each day a newborn page unfolds
Inscribing your account and goals

Make life changes on each page
Learn from your story like a sage.