Monday, June 27, 2016

The Streets of London

The Streets of London

The streets of London
Lined with trees
Foliage, bright green,
 To autumn vibrant colours
To the winter’s frost
The seasons change
But one constant remains
They are good people here
Caring individuals who speak-up
When others err
Speaking out against injustice
We want that warm small town
Feel of neighbourhood

Cars people commuting
From work shopping and home
People going about life
Most people wanting to answer
The call to neighbourliness
Arms opened
With friendliness
And acceptance
Wide to refugees
Far and wide
Young people, Old people
And in between
Welcoming and warm
We want new blood to make us
Bigger, brighter, better,
Than before
Only through understanding
Tolerance and learning
Can we be
The richest city in the world
Only through community
Can we achieve
The truest riches of
Peace and harmony
For the then streets of London

Will be paved with love.

©Sheilagh Lee June 27, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Rose Moon ,Strawberry Moon

The Strawberry Moon occurs in the northern hemisphere on Monday the 20th of June 2016. The sun will rise at 4:45 a.m. and sunset will be at 10:34 p.m. but the moon turns on  June 20 at 7:02 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  It's the longest day of the year and Summer Solstice. Both of these will not coincide again until June 21, 2062 so enjoy tonight.

Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon 
Strawberry moon
A deceptive name
For it's amber
In its colour
Hot Moon, Honey Moon 
Long Night Moon
A Rose Moon by any other name
For Summer Solstice
Seventeen hours of sunlight
Followed by bright lit sky
The sun super high
The moon super low
Coexisting in one sky
Fragments of light
Across the spectrum
Creating amber glow
Filling the sky
With warmth
Bringing a feeling
Of peace and love
Look up, enjoy
For the Strawberry Moon
Will not be again nigh
Coinciding with Summer Solstice
Until June 21, 2062
So seek out its warm and guiding light
Let go of all the inner fight
Hold on to the peacefulness 
Of the night

Embrace the energy 
Dance and rejoice 
Eat and be merry
In the waning hours
Of the moon

                                                     ©Sheilagh Lee June 19, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Three Word Wednesday- Sassy

Three Word Wednesday- Sassy

Quick, adjective: fast, swift, rapid, speedy, high-speed, breakneck, expeditious, brisk, smart, hasty, hurried, cursory, perfunctory, desultory, superficial, summary; brief, short, fleeting, transient, transitory, short-lived, lightning, momentary, whirlwind, whistle-stop, sudden, instantaneous, immediate, instant, abrupt, precipitate, 4 she isn't quick enough to advance to the next level: intelligent, bright, clever, gifted, able, astute, quick-witted, sharp-witted, smart; observant, alert, sharp, perceptive.
Raw, adjective: uncooked, fresh, unprocessed, untreated, unrefined, crude, natural; unedited, undigested, unprepared, inexperienced, new, untrained, untried, untested, unseasoned; callow, immature, green, naïve, red, painful, tender; abraded, chafed, bleak, cold, chilly, bone-chilling, freezing, icy, icy-cold, wintry, bitter, biting, strong, intense, passionate, fervent, powerful, violent; undisguised, unconcealed, unrestrained, uninhibited, realistic, unembellished, unvarnished, brutal, harsh, gritty, graphic.

Sassy, adjective: lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky

The quick way he smiles

Melts my heart

Showing my raw emotions

Of desire and love

His eyes twinkle 

He says he loves

When I am sassy

And I flirt with him 

So I smile simper

And weave a spell

That keeps him by my side

Forever more.

©Sheilagh Lee June 15, 2016