Tuesday, August 6, 2019

New Release~ Poetry in Motion ~A Forest of Feelings

New Release
Poetry in Motion ~A Forest of Feelings

Available in Kindle,E-pub,and Paperback now at Amazon 
A forest of feelings embracing joy, love, passion, sadness, and political commentary, feelings of nature and personal opinions 

Friday, May 17, 2019


I know you're waiting
For that ride 
Your love is coming 
To take you away
I'm happy for you
you'll have no pain
No more worries, or woe
Youth will find you again
My heart bleeds 
For my mother 
Is going home
And I'll miss you 
Forever more

©Sheilagh Lee  May 12, 2019

For June

For June

If I could have picked
A mother-in –law
She’d have been
A lot like you
A giving mother
With a sense of humor
Who taught her children
To be clever and kind
To be generous
Without a thought
To express themselves
Without worry or reprisal
That debate was lively conversation
Within a family
No ill will was thought
That acceptance to the family
Was because love abided here

©Sheilagh Lee  May 17, 2019

I miss you ❤️

RIP June

Saturday, May 11, 2019

If I had wings

If I had wings

If I had wings
I’d want to fly
High up in the sky
To touch the heavens
To see your smile
Just one more time
To hear your voice
But even now
I close my eyes
I hear your voice
Your wisdom echoes
Deep within my mind
I see the smile
That could have launched
A thousand ships
But that chose
To birth and raise
Six children
How lucky we were
To have such a tender soul
To teach and guide us
Thank- you Mom
For everything and know
We miss you still.
©Sheilagh Lee  May 11, 2019

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Forget Us Not

Forget Us Not

The sky dark and fiery
A solemn crowd stood round the cenotaph
The old, the young and in between
Old men and women in wheelchairs
Pushed by the young
All bundled against the bitter wind
Remembering days of old
Stories told by family
Throughout the years
Of great-grandfather, great-grandmother, great aunts and uncles
Grandmothers and grandfather, aunts and uncles
Those newly indoctrinated into the club
Of wounded and dead veterans
Ceremony took place
Heads were bowed
Prayers were said
As heads were raised
The heavenly sight was seen
The clouds lifted
The winds stilled
Light trickled down
A single ray of light
Shone round
In all heads a voice was heard
We sacrificed our futures and lives for you
Forget us not
The bells pealed out
A hundred times
Forget us not!!
©Sheilagh Lee  November 8 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

A different story

Go for a boat ride
He said
The ocean’s calm
No sharks are near
We paddle bravely
Then I see
A whale
Bigger than the sea
It’s a trick of the light
My friend says
An illusion
We’re safe
He insists
I know this whale is huge
He can tip us into the sea
And devour us
For my friend’s name
Is Jonah
You see
And in the tale
The whale tells is a different one
Then you and me
©Sheilagh Lee  March 16, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

Giving Thanks

As the sun sets
On the day
We gave thanks
For our blessings
Give prayers
Hoping that tomorrow
Will be a better day
Offer help to those who need
Say prayers for others
For only through community
And love of our fellow man
Do we truly prosper

©Sheilagh Lee  August 27, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sweet Harvest

 In a forest of feelings
We now know
What is good and evil
Because we ate of the apple
Why do we feel?
Such shame and such guilt?
We’re not evil
We just enjoy the fruit
Sweet harvest
Fragrant tasty fruit treats
Apples by the barrel
Cider, apple pie,
Apple crumble, apple crisp
Caramel apples and crisp apples
So yummy
Sweet treats soon to be created
And consumed
For that we give thanks.
©Sheilagh Lee  July 30 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018


Freedom an overused word
Often mistaken
For something different
What is free?
You  ask
Freedom are words
I am able to speak
Without retribution
Protests I can make
To right wrongs
The right to be me
Journalists that ask questions
And get answers
Even a holiday
To a seashore
Or pleasant place
From work and strife
All are freedoms
I value
In a liberated society
©Sheilagh Lee  July 27 2018