Christmas Flowers

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And when he walked in with a bouquet of Christmas flowers,

she wrapped her arms around his neck,

placed her head on his shoulder, grateful 

and they stood there for a long time holding on

silently praying for each other

and for the healing

of our nation.

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

I’ll Be Resting in My Garden

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I’ll be resting in my garden with my eyes only half closed

dreaming, aware of the earth’s spin

and of poems floating

through the clouds.

I’ve decided to take a summer break, which for me does not include hiding on Instagram and Twitter!

I will still be here, only less often. In addition to trips to the beach and the mountains I will be on photographic journeys.

Did you know that was my other hobby?

I’m also making time for something I’ve really wanted to do……and that is reading, as in reading books!

Reading outside is even more amazing. Now where did I put my sunglasses?

Poetry, Additional Writing, and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

The Strength of Spirit

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Some men know how to rebuke the thunder, pulling down the noise, even silencing the destruction of kings and sovereigns.

And yet they will hold you when you cry, write a poem when you’re blue, simply leaving a line or two. And some men too, know the power of flowers.

It is the strength of spirit, in a sensitive guy……

    

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