Lady Bug in Pansy

Free Verse

The harp sways my body to dance, my arms stretches heavenward

O God, your love tickles my feet off the ground

My heart beats drums to the Promised Land

Your Grace lifts me higher, sweeter than good wine, better than gold or diamonds

Moving to and fro, there’s nothing holding back, fluttering like a lady bug

Your Love – Song of Dance satisfies!


A Free Verse Challenge

Inspired by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis

Compassionate Nonresistance

When in battle with evil, vindication seems the immediate quick solution.

There is a better reaction.

‘By not resisting to evil’ will surprise the adversary and extinguish its evil intent solely  by an outpouring of compassion and forgiveness.

That’s called ‘turning the other cheek.’


“In the blink of an eye everything can change,

So, forgive often and love with all your heart.

You may never know when you may not have that chance again.”

-Unknown author-


Here Comes Summer


Lunch outdoors with a friend

“A friend is a second self”   Aristotle


Fresh picked seasonal flowers from the garden

stacked into a metal watering can to place on the patio table

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”

Coco Chanel


Hosting a spontaneous get-together with family and friends

and indulge in favorite foods and refreshing drinks

just shoo away the ants!


I would love to hear about your favorite things that make you summertime happy!