Category Archives: Poetry

The Wooden Bowl


As a Zero to Hero participant my 20th task is to add a new page to my blog.

So I did.

“The Wooden Bowl”



WordPress Family Award

screen-shot-2013-12-04-at-7-45-33-pmI have recently been given the WordPress Family Award.   Thank you Kamalpreet Singh for the honor.

I would also like to recognize Shaun from Scotland for creating the award.

As a recipient of this award, my obligation to my Wordpress Family is quite simple:

  • Display the award image on your blog.
  • Link back and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers.
  • Notify each of your nominees of their nomination.
  • Share the inspiration and keep on blogging!

There is no possible way to choose only ten of the wonderful blogs I follow, but here is a good variety of the blogs I like and have connected with.  And the Nominees are …..

  • Blessings Through Raindrops – Her “about me” page says she is just a quiet person in a loud world.  Not hardly.   She is one of the few who still follows the Golden Rule – God, Family, Work.  Her commitment to her family (both at home and on WordPress) is addicting.   Her positive attitude and support is very refreshing in today’s society.   Charming blog.
  • 3-word Wisdom – This blog goes beyond the typical three words we long to hear “I love you”.  I have often thought of taking her three words some days and emphasizing them on my blog.  There are so many 3-word phrases that can be written about “That feels great” – “I hate medicine” – “Words mean nothing”, the opportunities are endless.
  • Serendipity – There are no words to describe this blog.  Read it, just once, and you will be a follower.   The emotional content is extraordinary.
  • 365 Days of Motivation – We all need a little motivation.  This blog has good content.  There has not been any activity in a month or so, but I hope they resurrect their writing soon.
  • Faith is the Key – Fellow Houstonian, and is probably sad about the downfall of our Texans as well.  This 22-year old is a brave soul living his life for Christ and spreading the word of God.  We need more youngsters like him to change the world.
  • Master of Disaster – A blog full of … you name it .. it has it all.  Poetry, stories, thoughts, songs.  His blog is an absolute pleasure to visit.
  • Beautiful Life – A personal application of all walks of life.  This blog will touch your heart and allow you to grow an appreciation for a different point of view.  Nothing pretentious about this blog.
  • Finding My Own Way – This blog belongs to a woman with confidence who shares her everyday news.  Some days it is very simple.   Some days it isn’t.
  • Mama Bear Musings – I was drawn to this blog because my boys sometimes refer to me as “Momma Bear”.  I am not really a fan of the aromatherapy tips but her other writing is a joy to read.
  • Just Breathe for Now – A new blogger.   With our help and encouragement maybe she will find a way to release herself.

I must also mention another blog that has sensational content but may not have the time to accept the WordPress Family Award:

  • A Soul’s Walk -Consisting mainly of poetry that will have you questioning your day to day moments.  While I enjoy reading the blog, I know not to enter into a debate, because I will lose every time.I hope you all enjoy the blogs I have nominated.

25 Years!

This post is dedicated to my brother and his wife, who are celebrating 25 years of marriage today. Congratulations!  May God continue to bless your marriage!   I love you guys!


You both were so young
When you each pledged your heart
You promised each other
That you’d never part

First came Aaron
Then Zachary too
And then Kacey Mo
Your house was a zoo

You grew and you learned
Through good and bad weather
Family is important
You must stick together

With the ups and the downs
Of life everyday
You didn’t let anything
Stand in your way

A love with two faiths
While some would ask why
When it really mattered
You’d see eye to eye

You give and you take
And you laugh and you cry
You’ve persevered
While others don’t try

By example you lead
Your family comes first
With a positive outlook
Never assuming the worst

For twenty-five years
You’ve passed every test
I’m so proud of you both
And I wish you the best

You both are still young
And have so many years
To accomplish your dreams
And battle your fears

With the love and support
That you’ve found in each other
As the husband and father
And as wife and as mother

I’m sure that you both
will rock in your chair
And look at each other
When you have no more hair

He’ll think you’re beautiful
And she’ll think your hot
Even though your both tired
You give it a shot (wink-wink)

You laugh and you giggle
Oh the bond that you share
you both are so precious
what a wonderful pair!

The ABC’s


Always there for me
Because he thinks I’m worthy
Chasing my far fetched dreams
Desiring to make me feel special
Everyone needs a man like him
Freeing me from weakness
Getting my every thought
Happy just to be with me
I don’t know how I got so lucky
Just being a silly girl
Kind of a loner at times
Liking silence in the noise
Moving mountains for me
No one knows him like I do
Opening his heart to those in need
Protecting those he loves
Quitting is not in his vocabulary
Running is not an option
Sacrificing his needs for mine
Triumphant at all he does
Unaware he is so awesome
Vividly knows his purpose
Wanting the best for his family
X-rated in the bedroom
Yearning for happiness
Zany for his Dallas Cowboys

Perfection!  But for the letter Z.