Friday, April 04, 2008

Happy Friday everyone! It is stormy here in Conway Arkansas with many tornado warnings so the sirens have made it exciting! I can't be on much today because of the weather, but I wanted to wish all of my wonderful friends as well as my AWESOME team members a FANTASTIC FRIDAY and WONDERFUL WACKY WEEKEND full of laughter and happiness! As Andrew and I welcome in the holy Sabbath this evening I will keep you all lifted in prayer for complete success in your goals and dreams, health, finances and joy of love in all your relationships.

To those of you who like or even love my poetry, I will be having a book published this year, maybe two and would be honored and grateful if you would support me by purchasing a copy. I have put the link of my poetry page on my sparkpage so that you can go and have a larger sample of my work. You will see I'm rather eclectic and diverse and write in myriad styles and formats.

Below is a senryu (singe-roo) set like haiku (hi-Koo) but dealing with human interaction and nature, done in syllabic formate of 3 lines and 5-7-5 syllables, not just nature in seasons...that I wrote thinking of my mother, and as myself as I grow steadily older...the only thing that changed is now I will (prayerfully) have my husband beside me and I won't be alone....hope you enjoy it. Hugs and affection! ~Pami

As Time Goes By (in Senryu story form)

Here she sits, alone
Pondering life's foibles
Mysteries unknown

As her mind dances
With dream-drenched old memories
Ghosting through her past

A momentary pause
As a butterfly alights
On brittle fingers

Wings softly flutter
Rich vibrant color of life
In gentle display

Enchanted, she breathes
Softly so as not to scare
Such a lovely guest

It's movement tickles
As it slowly meanders
Inspecting her hand

A neighbor walks by
Nods courteously, hello
She smiles back sweetly

Her eyes gaze skyward
Seeking her sweet visitor
She sees only clouds

Here she sits, alone
Pondering life's foibles
Mysteries unknown…

What do you think your future holds in store for you? Will you share your dreams with me?

My dream is to get my health back, and be within my weight range, have a nice little house all our own, where I can plant a garden, some fruit trees, and other plants that I love...and be able to work it myself. Maybe raise some free range chickens and sell/undersell the commercial market because $20 for a 3 pound free range chicken is, excuse the pun, for the birds! Maybe a couple of nanny goats for milk, I've never had goat milk, but I hear it's good for you! And maybe, just maybe God willing, a couple of horses to ride everyday! Our own built in bass, koi, pond, big enough to go swimming in if we want to on warm spring days. That's all I want out of life, that and my friends and family. I'm 48, and in bad health, but the Lord is more powerful than illness, and everything is possible through Him, so that's my dream.
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  • 46A39P
    Thank you for being so inspiring! Hugs, Jean
    4588 days ago
    Your writings inspire me. At one time I would lose myself in my writings and I am sure if I started again. it would be beneficial since I generally wrote about my feelings. Thank you for all you do.

    4588 days ago
    With your wonderful gifts that you have shared so freely with others the blessings you seek will find their way to you. It just sometimes takes a little longer than we would like so have patience and continue being the wonderful person you are.
    4590 days ago
    After everything you've gone through in your life, you deserve health, a house with a garden and all the trimmings along with all the love a human being can handle (and we know we can handle a whole lot!). You rock Pamijane! :D
    4590 days ago
    I know your dream will become everyone's reality eventually!!

    You can and will do this!!! :)
    4590 days ago
    We haven't had the storms they promised. How close are you to Clarksville AK? We were just there last weekend.

    As far as quilts - it is really simple. I will work on a typed document that is SIMPLE to follow. Now I do all my quilts with a machine - not by $70 at Walmart - so nothing super fancy.

    If you want to give me a couple of names/addresses for those of your friends are (hate to say this) the sickest. We will try to get them a quilt made in the next month or two. Just sparkmail me.

    4590 days ago
    I love thunderstorms too! I really miss them (we don't get them here in the PacNW, just lots of boring rain). Hope you are staying safe!

    Congratulations on your book! I will have to look for it. Your dream sounds wonderful too... I hope you are able to achieve it someday.
    4590 days ago
  • MELLY423
    Hi! I noticed you on Jean's page and came to nose around. I enjoyed reading your blog. Blessings and peace,
    Melly Anne
    4590 days ago
    You can say that again..AMEN...God is more powerful than illness :) thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry :)
    4591 days ago
    Whoo - Amen, sister! Thank you so much for sharing - your story, as well as your poetry. My dreams are simple, and thanks to the grace & mercy of God, I am living most of them. I have my husband who is a blessing beyond my wildest dreams, I have flower & rose & herb gardens, 4 grandchildren (step, but mine all the same), and a wonderful community of faith. My dream is also to live healthier - I have 3 herniated disks in my lumbar spine, arthritis in my back & one knee, migraines & an inflamed occipital nerve that put me in the hospital for 4 days. BUT, in January I joined a jazzercise group and spark people. It's been slow progress, but I've lost 12 pounds & I am much stronger than I've been in years.
    There is always hope where there is faith. I could not do it alone, but with God all things are possible. I will pray for you on your journey.
    Peace be with you,
    4591 days ago
    I also saw your huddle and stopped by. Your poetry is awesome. I thank God for you and the blessings that have been bestowed on you and thru you the world.
    4591 days ago
    Saw your huddle and wanted to stop by and read your blog. Your poetry is beautiful! As far as What do you think your future holds in store for you? Will you share your dreams with me?
    Not sure about my future anymore. I sure hope it involves my bipolar son learning coping skills. I want him to be happy, not trapped in the world that's in his own little mind. He knows he's adopted and I'm sure that contributes to his feelings. Not to mention his mind constantly racing. I just want him to grasp coping skills. I don't want anymore episodes if you will, not sure how many more I can take. Just want my baby to live a "normal" life and that's my dream.
    4591 days ago
    Stopping by to read your blog like you asked. The poem is is beautiful. I wish you nothing but the best on your journey.
    4591 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2008 8:48:21 AM
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    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me! You can do it!
    4591 days ago
  • 46A39P
    Happy Friday to you also Pam!!! :) :) :)

    You are SO gifted Pam! I love your poetry and attitude. You are greeting the day and are so uplifted, even when you are not feeling well. You are a strong woman! Thank you for lifting us in prayer...

    "What do you think your future holds in store for you? Will you share your dreams with me?"

    I am uncertain what the future holds for me, although I think there will come a time I will become caretaker to my in-laws. I don't know when, but see it down the line. My dream is to lead a good life, giving. My dream and goal is to ready my soul and prepare myself for when it is my time. My dream is to feel God's grace daily....More dreams to follow sweetie. Love, Jean

    Ps: Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poetry with us. You are special, God has gifted you and it's wonderful you use your gifts! :) xoxo

    4591 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2008 8:30:10 AM
    Well, Pami, you've done it again. I look forward to getting a copy of your book! As for your goals and dreams: they are all achievable. You have a wonderful outlook on life, and I know you will accomplish all of that, and more. Blessings to you and your family. Paula
    4591 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Your poem is beautiful. You are a very good writer. Take care of yourself and I hope you achieve all you are hoping for!!
    4591 days ago
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