Thanksgiving Thanks, by Jaida

Thanksgiving Thanks, The leaves turn orange, red, and gold.   Thanksgiving Thanks, Summer has passed Leaving Autumn, wet and cold.   Thanksgiving Thanks, The forest is Full of color, and critters with food in a stash.   Thanksgiving Thanks, I eat pie, turkey, and potato hash.   Thanksgiving Thanks, Thank you, Thanks, for reading for…

T I M E

Is it mine? Can I rewind? Slow it down Smell the ground After the rain Erase the pain   Slowly Treasure each moment Of sunshine Of smiles Of good times   The unraveling Of life, Of ties Of things I thought were mine Makes me return to the Divine The only one who can Remain…

Reality by Jaida age 9

You look down, armor covers your body. A sword is in your hand. You go to fight another land. When you and your army get there, you see a deep crack in the ground. You start war. Someone hits you with a sword on your unarmed arm. You fall into the crack. Splash! You land…

Summers at Grandpa & Grandma’s

Can I just write a poem About something beautiful Not educational or earth shattering Just a smattering Of word paint Watercolor for the soul Like a sunset or fruit bowl The sound of nothingness While looking at the stars Or the deafening roar of a waterfall Drowning out the dark   How the soothing sound…

The River

A Poem By Jaida, 9yrs  old                                                                                                  …

Laughter

Sometimes I just need to laugh I need to hear something hilarious From a crazy lyricist Need to forget the world and its weariness The same One who made tears also made laughter So when this world seems to spin faster and faster Please pour me some happy hereafter   It’s ok to be serious…

Inside Out

The outside is frayed Worn, faded Sometimes we see this As an extension of our inner being Wearing a smile to counter our appearance Of less-than Comparing ourselves to those “above” And falling short Because we look on the outside Can we turn it inside… out? Spend more time cultivating kindness Than shininess and spotlessness?…

You’re Beautiful

You’re beautiful Yes, you You who have a screw loose or two You who have a crooked nose Or got left out of the who’s who show You’re beautiful You are unique You are chosen   Why do we see ourselves as not enough As unnoticed Or unloved As though we have to reach the…

Go…Go…Go

Go…go… go… If I stop I might Find out what it means To really be alive   I might fall into the pit Of relaxation And stay forever On vacation   Better keep it up Better not slow down Better always wear a smile Instead of a frown And I’m feelin’ like a clown Busyness…

Ode to Facebook

Look at my life It’s perfect Don’t look for the dirt, it’s Under the carpet Cause dirt is ugly And my life is beautiful, meaningful, worthwhile Right? I’m fighting to be worthy Of my headlines   Inconvenient reality I sweep under the rug Unless it’s provocative, relative I’ll reap some more “likes” And feel relevant…

Love is the Glue

Love is the glue You are part of my mending Liquid love pouring from my eyes As I Realize How blessed my life is Because of your acceptance Care Still there After all these years The joys the tears You refuse To give up on me And I thank you From the bottom of my…