Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PAD 18 temptation


Chocolate Calling

Chocolate calls
From the cupboard
Getting louder
And louder
Till I succumb

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

PAD 18 temptation


Thou Shall

It’s not so much doing the don’ts that tempt me,
but not doing the dos.
Sometimes I don’t feel like
Caring
Loving
Praying
Giving
Serving
Forgiving,
Persevering
Being Patient
           Kind
           Gentle
           Thankful    
Sometimes I’d just as soon hide away
and do nothing.
I have to rely on Jesus
like 12-steppers depend
on their “Higher Power.”

Monday, May 21, 2018

PAD 17 love


Haunts

I think of those boyfriends of the past,
how we spent so much time together.
Inseparable. Crazy about each other.
Seems odd how two people can be so close,
then so far apart.

I don’t know what their lives are like.
They are no longer a part of my life.
But they are still a part of me.
They each left a little piece of themselves
for me to carry around till the end of time.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

PAD 17 love shadorma


I love You
You are IT for me
Way, truth, light
Hope, joy, peace
Sending You hugs and kisses
Thank You, loving God.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

PAD 17 love


Not Peas and Carrots

We’ve loved each other for nearly forty years,
but we don’t go together like peas and carrots.
I like to travel, he likes to stay put.
I’m a writer, he doesn’t like to read.
I like to do things, he likes having done them.
I have dreams and plans, he goes with the flow.
We’ve gone through all our wedding vows;
good times or bad, sickness or health,
richer or poorer, better or worse or worser still.
We’re more like oil and vinegar, best when shaken.

Friday, May 18, 2018

PAD 16 Favorite


No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies—No bake,
I do not make them for fear of eating myself sick.
I’ll bake other cookies, muffins or cake.
Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies—No bake,
They’re so good they’re bad—No fake.
Eating them is one habit I couldn’t kick.
Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies—No bake.
I do not make them for fear of eating myself sick.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

PAD 16 favorite


Favorite Names

My nephew’s wife is having a baby.
Family members are putting possible names in the hat.
Figuring they were cool up-to-date millennials,
I perused popular names for ideas.
I suggested Olivia, Jasmine, Elena, Mia, Jewel, Ruby and Emily.
My sister reminded me that they might have a boy.
Why didn’t I think of that? Prophetic? We’ll see in August.
So I picked Jaxon, Nathan, Levi, Jeremy, Xavier and Zachary.
Then she told me they are going for traditional names like
Joe, David, John, Mary, Ann and Sarah.
Oh, well. Still praying for grandkids.
Maybe someday I’ll hold a baby Xavier or Jasmine.