Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Stories Coming Alive

Stories Coming Alive


The light beckoned
Calling gently
To come hither
It was all in my imagination
As I stared at the picture
But the stories called to me
The forest animated
Flourishing with life
Made me feel aware
As if the earth called to me
I walked through the forest
In my mind's eye
A world of wonder
Where fairies dwell
Magical creatures inhabited
Appeared before me
For an hour
Then for all time
As I took up my pen
The tales came alive
©Sheilagh Lee December 6, 2017



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday's Writing #No 23~ Wonder

Prompts: this week:  Treasuredbittersweet anticipation 

Wonder

The wonder of Santa Claus
Seen through children’s eyes
Brings back treasured memories
Of Christmases long ago
The anticipation of Christmas morning
The family gathering too
Seen through rose-coloured glasses
The bittersweet remembrance
Siblings gone too soon
Of parents gone too
Forgotten for a moment
Lost in the anticipation
Of the celebration

So long ago
©Sheilagh Lee December 5, 2017


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel 
At my lowest point
My heart broken
My spirit shattered
My body’s existence in danger
You came to me
I felt your hands
Take mine, lending strength
When I had no legs to stand
I felt you lift me up
I felt your love
Telling me
You can beat this too
I took those gifts
I soldiered on
I beat that cancer
But never forgot
You were the reason

I won
©Sheilagh Lee November 30, 2017

Tuesday Writings No.22-Ginger Plague

Prompts this week:Prickles, taste, hives  

Ginger Plague
At Christmastide
The smell of ginger
Is in the air
I love the taste but it hates me
Ginger gives me
More than hives
My throat prickles
Making it hard to soon breathe
My epi-pen I’ll soon need
Thank goodness for modern science
When every corner I turn
There’s ginger cookies
Ginger drinks hot and cold
Ornaments and gingerbread houses
Displayed proudly you see
Avoidance is impossible
It seems.

                                                                                                ©Sheilagh Lee November 30, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday's Writing #No 21- Not to be Denied

Prompts this week:  Pretentious, Femoir, Integrity


Prompts this week:  Pretentious, Femoir, Integrity


Definitions below:

pretentiousadjective

  1. attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.


    "a pretentious literary device"


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  2.                                femoir - noun (is a new word currently being debated as added to dictionary)

    a book or other piece of writing based on a female writer’s personal knowledge and experiences, 
  3. written from a feminist viewpoint

                              Integrity-noun

the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.


  1. "he is known to be a man of integrity"



  2. the state of being whole and undivided.


    "upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty"
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                             Not to be Denied

Pretentious people
Femoir, fake news
Are the cries
But the truth is
Those with integrity
Will not be denied
Admitting wrong doing
Taking their lumps
We forgive those
Who want to change

Condemning those who don’t

©Sheilagh Lee November 21, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I remember

It seems a million years ago
Or just yesterday
I’m conflicted you see
For I miss you just the same
As I did the day you left us
Taking your last breath
And with it a piece of our hearts 

I remember you everyday
Wanting to pick up the phone
And hear your voice
Just one more time

I wish you could see
The accomplishments your kids
And grandkids have achieved
Because of your teachings
We strive for success
And succeed doing our best
You taught so many things
But the most important things
Taught were to love life
Love family, be happy even
When times are tough
For with family
We can weather any storm
Happiness is at our call
Love you Mom
Now and always

Happy Birthday
©Sheilagh Lee November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday's Writing #No 20~Speak out

Prompts this week:  Urban, Pneumatic, Fortitudinous


People complain about urban decay
That blights the landscape
It’s nothing compared to the damage
Done by hurricanes, tornadoes
Extreme weather and the like
Pneumatic drills fracking
Causing earthquakes
How we are spoiling our planet
In our extreme greed
Someone must be fortitudinous enough
To act, speak out protest
These desecrations before it’s too late
©Sheilagh Lee November 14, 2017

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

In Memories~Lest We Forget~ Tuesday Writings No#19



In Memories~Lest We Forget






In memories they live
Black and white pictures
Faded and worn
Of days gone by
Proudly going off to war
Smiling and mugging for the cameras
Seemingly unaware of what they'd face
But their bravery
Determination and resilience
In the face of tyranny
Hardship and slaughter
Must be remembered
Must never be forgotten
For those young men and women
Fought to protect and preserve
Your rights and freedom
Lest we forget
©Sheilagh Lee November 7, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday's Writings -#18- Actor



Tuesday's Writings -#18- Actor 



Prompts this week: eminent, delusion, aggravate

An eminent person
An actor renowned
A fall from grace
It was our delusion
That he was different
But isn’t it funny
How it aggravates
That we thought we knew him well
When people knew

Spoke out, but no one heard?
But he is an actor after all
©Sheilagh Lee November 2, 2017


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday Writings-#No 17- Do Not Wrap In Cotton Wool

Do Not Wrap In Cotton Wool

Prompts this week: coddle, scold, coercive

People seek to coddle
Wrapping in cotton wool
Those who cannot handle reality
But a few scolds
Are not coercive
Are not harmful
Done that right way
Unless the child
Has grown to adulthood
Believing they can do no wrong
Then they may not be able to be saved
From their own behaviour
God save us from theirs.
 ©Sheilagh Lee October 24, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

For Gordon Downie ~ R.I.P. Gordon Downie

       A Canadian icon Gordon Downie has died and Canada is one nation in mourning for Gord  who made our country better with his thoughtfulness, his poetry, his love of his fellow man and his country and his courage. You inspired all of us thank you Gord. Let flights of angels sing you to your rest. 
      The people Gordon loved the most was his family and his band so to his beloved family and band I give my deepest sympathies. 

Please think about donating to the Gordon Downie fund for BrainCancer https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/braincancerresearch

I was lucky enough to get tickets last year to his last concert in London Ontario read my comments and poem  here in that blog post http://sheilaghlee.blogspot.ca/2016/08/the-tragically-hip-gordon-downie-poetry.html

Those of who feel as if we know him though we never spoke to him this is what I think he’d say.

Do not cry for me
But look for me in mountain high
Streams cold and deep
Blue skies, majestic pine forests
Fields of yellow wheat
In beautiful meadows
Sea to sparkling sea
In cities big and small 
In quiet places
Where I can touch the sky
Where man and woman can think
You will think of me
Read my voice
Play my music
Hear my voice and sing along
Smile and remember me
In love of country
In kindness to your fellow man or woman
Remember the wrongs
By speaking up to put them right
You honour me
And my essence goes on.




R.I.P. Gord Downie      6 February 1964 – 17 October 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday Writings #16-Someone Will Believe

                       Someone Will Believe

Prompts: spurious, euphony, pandemic

Spurious claims
A pandemic in politics
Around the world
Euphony
To those who wish to hide
Behind fabrications
Of false facts to base their claims
If they repeat enough

Someone will believe 
                                                                                                   ©Sheilagh Lee October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday Writings-No.15- Do We Believe?


Do We Believe?

Prompts:assess, subconscious, destiny



Does the past assess?
Everything we do?
Or can we escape
The ties that bind
Twist and knot
Into our subconscious
Hiding in deepest corners
Life is fairer
To some then others
Now they tell us
It damages our DNA
Nonsense we say
We hold our destiny
Not scientists
But do we really?

©Sheilagh Lee October 10, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tuesday Writings#No 14- Politics is not business


Prompts this week: lexicon, farceur, redaction

Tuesday Writings#No 14- Politics is not business

Some say he's a farceur
Who uses the lexicon
Of his idea of big business
To run a country
But a country is not a business
It is people coming together 
For common good and prosperity.
If you've run a company or two
Into bankruptcy not once
But many many times
And left people in the poor house
Redacting your past deeds 
Calling them fake news 
Should people actually trust
Anything you say?
©Sheilagh Lee October 3, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday Writings -Luminance

Prompts this week: luminance, essential, capacity


His luminance is here for all to see
If they but look
He is kind sweet and loving
Has a sense of humour
That makes me laugh
He cares deeply for his children
He loves and looks after me
With tender loving care
I need him
More than he’ll ever know
Sometimes I just listen to him breathe
At night and know I am safe
For his capacity to encompass me
He is essential for my well being
For his love makes me
Happy and whole

Able to face anything
©Sheilagh Lee September 26, 2017



Monday, September 18, 2017

Tuesday's Writing #No 12- Free Press

Tuesday's Writing  #No 12-  Free Press
Prompts this week:  scribe, clandestine, toxic
Prompts this week:  scribe, rescind, toxic

Free Press
A scribe covering politics
Fights the toxic attitudes
That try to deflect actions
By declaring fake news
Even though true journalists
Have education and ethics
Clandestine meetings take place
Reporters are told it didn’t happen
The politicians still continue
To hound, deflect and deny
Truths with innuendo
Half-truths and outright lies
The truth will still come out
The people rely on the press
For the facts you see
And the free press
Shall be defended 
©Sheilagh Lee September 19, 2017