Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Friday, September 30, 2011

It Just Dawned on Me

Today it dawned on me

As it did you

and you....

and you

and you

Today it dawned all over all of us!

And because we were here to see that dawn,

we have another day to live

to laugh

to learn

and to love!

And that's poetiquejustis

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Today I am a Be Leaver

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll

Gathering thoughts

Like leaves in a basket

Piles and piles of thoughts

Thoughts that have fallen from my tree
and yours
and some thoughts that have blown in from far away

Some are bright and beautiful
and some are sad

some may need a little work

And there are times it feels that the thoughts are all gone

A fresh breeze comes through
and once more
thoughts are falling all around!
Gather your thoughts!
They make a nice place for friends to play

Or warm the autumn night
Gather your thoughts
and give them a home

and that's poetiquejustis

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

To The Core

One more bite of the apple….

Neil Diamond

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Lots of my friends and I whirled in to our 60’s this year

Some are sailors

Some are still rockin’ out

Some are living in Costa Rica,

making new friends and finding 14,000 things to be happy about...

Some are living five miles from where they grew up but finding something new in life every day

One thing is for certain

Everyone is looking ahead

Maybe that is why we are still friends....

We all want to play it again, Sam

Win another round.....

Take another bite of the apple

Heck- we want to own the orchard!

Neil Diamond wrote:

"Just go out there and face

What you did before

Did it once

You can do it once more”

In your twenties or thirties?

Get going!

Forties and fifties?

Keep going|

Sixties and beyond?

Now you know what you are doing so

take another bite of that apple!

And that’s poetiquejustis

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Streets Where We Played

Whenever I think of yesterday, I close my eyes and see, That place just over The Brooklyn Bridge That will always be home to me.

M Hamlisch, Marilyn and Allan Bergman

Our family has a love affair going with New York City

You put any one of us back in to The City for more than a few hours

and we lose all the r's from our diction and start asking for "a slice" instead of a piece of pizza.

We can- and have- walked the length of Manhattan and back in a day

and we remember when Chelsea and SoHo were places you did not go-

let alone pay millions for a flat

This is all in our DNA

Our family settled there over a hundred years ago

It was only recently though that I started to wonder if they loved it as much as we do....

Take my grandmother

she grew up running along the sunny shores of an Island in the Bay of Naples

and then she came here

and the streets were crowded and noisy

she would have to walk quite a ways through the streets of New Yorkto see the Ocean again

I wonder if she ever did

I never asked her

I wonder if she missed the scent of lemon trees in the air

or the lapping of the waves against the sea walls of her island

Home is a very hard thing to find

And it is an even harder thing to leave

You can leave cities, and houses, and even people

But home is something that sticks with you

until you find it again.

Have you found your home?

Good for you!

Hang on to it with all your heart!

and let's remember those who left their home

so you could find yours

And that's poetiquejustis

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Little Something

Time for a little something

A A Milne

Today, I need a little something

A little

A little laughter

I need a little cottage

Where the wildflowers can watch me grow

I need a little

A little rest

A little quiet

Today, I just need a little something

so I will have

a little something to give

I know there is a little something around here somewhere

Today, I am off to find it

And that is poetiquejustis

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A special edition of Poetiquejustis

Ryan Lynn Hendershot, 4 1/2 years old

On September 27, there is a very special Festival of Children event, and one of the organizations it will be assisting is the the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Would you support our son Cassady as he rides the Carousel of Possible Dreams at South Coast Plaza to raise $10,000 for the Pediatric Research Foundation (PCRF) in honor of Ryan by clicking on the link and donating now?

Line after Line

Do the thing, and you will be given the power.


How do they do it?

People who harness the power?

Who decide to lose 100 pounds….and do it

Train to win Olympic gold….and win

Learn how to play Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on the piano?

How do they do it?

I think I have figured it out.

They begin.

And each day they begin again.

Each day is a new starting line that has moved

a few feet beyond the starting line of the day before,

until the starting line


the finish line

and that's poetiquejustis