Sunday, May 13, 2018

Beloved sister

Your laugh made me smile
Your kind heart
Reached out to all
To encompass them in your life
You were lively and fun
We were proud to have you as a friend
Even happier to call you family
We will miss you Grace
Rest in peace
                                         Beloved sister
                                                     ©Sheilagh Lee May 12, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Is a picture worth a thousand words?

They say a picture
Is worth a thousand words
But I find the words
Make the picture
A few chosen words
Descriptive and meaningful
Can paint a picture
Of beauty, anguish, or joy
Many situations to see
For words are pictures
A author's paint brush
It's creation to behold
In the Mind's eye
                                                                                               ©Sheilagh Lee March 14, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Tuesday writings~Mine to win

Prompts: underneath, victory, struggles

Mine to Win
Sometimes I wonder why
Others can’t see
The me I see
This hidden illness
That presents to most
As if I were
Like everyone else
I wish I was
But underneath this smile
This tender heart
If you look closely at my eyes
You’d see the struggles
That I have
How much pain
I don’t share
How dead tired I am
Because I try hard to see
The good and not the bad
Ignore the disease
That holds me captive
So I can beat it
In my own way
But from time to time
I forget to fight
Let darkness triumph
Then I look
In the mirror to see
Death warmed over
I purse my lips
And smile
For I won’t let fibromyalgia
Or my autoimmune condition succeed
My life is my own
To be happy or sad
I choose to smile
This victory is mine to win
                                                                                                                ©Sheilagh Lee February 19, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Writings - Two Hearts That Beat As One

Happy Valentine’s Day to my husband

Two Hearts That Beat As One
On a cold February night
Fair heart was won
A man gallant
Charming and sweet
Could have had fair lady
At his feet
Instead he elevated her
Took her by his side
Smiled his warm brown eyes
Her heart went pitter-patter
In answer to his
He gave the peace
From the uncertainty and turmoil
That she sought
Happiness filled her heart and soul
She never wanted to let him go
He felt the same
She was glad to know
So they began a journey
Together they could meet
Any strife
For life is the foundation
For two hearts  
 To beat as one

©Sheilagh Lee February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday's Writings #No 30-Peacock

Tuesday's Writings  #No 30-Peacock

You are a peacock
Always seeking the spotlight
The truth is you’re colourless
For the light that shines within
Is dead, your soul is decayed
I’d feel sorry for you
But this is all your own doing
You’re a prisoner of your own design
Only you can use the key
To escape within
 ©Sheilagh Lee February 6, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Tuesday's Writings #No 29~ Please

This weeks prompts: anguish, disease, vicious

(For my friend so long ago who committed the ultimate act I wish I'd heard your silent pleas. I still miss you and for those who suffer in silence )

We listen to your anguish
But didn’t hear
The underlying words
You were afraid to speak
The pain held deep within
Your heart and mind
That we couldn’t quite understand
The words your brain
Told you were true
Were lies to hold you captive
In these vicious cycle
Of depression and bipolar bursts
Hope and despair
Would that we could find
A cure to help all those who suffer
Admitting that it’s a disease
Not anyone’s fault
Please reach out
To friends and family
For we love you see
Don’t take yourself
From us in a final act

                                                                                                ©Sheilagh Lee January 29,  2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tuesday Writings #28-Happiness Personfied

Happiness Personfied

She is tiny and wrinkled
Her face, red and a little battered
Like she’s been through a war
She has,she tried so hard
With mother’s help to be born
But after many, many hours
Her mother worn
They pulled her from her cozy home
Into the cold bright world
She is a newborn baby girl
Long awaited and loved so much
She’ll grow up big and strong
The apple of her father’s, mother’s

And grandparent’s eyes.
©Sheilagh Lee January 24,  2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday Writings#27~ End Prejudice

Prompts this week : Impartiality, Enlightened, Educated.

End Prejudice
Words uttered having meaning
They cannot be tracked back
Rewritten with different meaning
Racism is racism
Shameful and demeaning
It should be talked about
Telling the person who utters it
No, this is not acceptable
Educate the children teach them well
So they can teach their elders
No more bigotry,
No more bias too,
Just a world where men,
And women are not judged,
By the differences they hold,
Let’s find the courage,
The dignity and the conviction,
To transform prejudice, backward, beliefs,
Into tolerance and impartiality,
It is possible to become more enlightened,
The words in back rooms,
Behind closed doors,
Still echo in the world,
Let’s end that hidden prejudice, too
For educated, open-minded people
Want to live in that world.
©Sheilagh Lee January 16,  2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday Writings -No#26

Tuesday Writings -No#26
Prompts this week: Denouement, Stardust, Turncoat
This is an imagining not anything I know personally.

The denouement of my life
Came when the stardust fell from my eyes
I saw them for what they really were
Not family, not people who loved me

But turncoats who thought of only themselves.

©Sheilagh Lee January 10, 2018