Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Essence and Ode to Three Word Wednesday


Three Word Wednesday- Essence
Prompts :Goodbye, exclamation: farewell, adieu, au revoir, ciao, adios; bye, bye-bye, so long, see you later, see you, sayonara; bon voyage; cheers; noun: parting, leave-taking, send-off.

Memorize, verb: commit to memory, remember, learn by heart, get off by heart, learn, learn by rote, become word-perfect in, get something down pat.

Haphazard, adjective: random, unplanned, unsystematic, unmethodical, disorganized, disorderly, irregular, indiscriminate, chaotic, hit-and-miss, arbitrary, aimless, careless, casual, slapdash, slipshod; chance, accidental.


I memorized your face
Every line every nuance 
That you made is etched 
In my mind
The way you lifted your eyebrow
The way your eyes tilted
To echo your smile
The way you 
Placed your hands on your hips
When you questioned something
Someone did
Your voice husky, yet musical
Echoes with things you said
No haphazard remembrance     

Will do 
You kindness to others 
Always my guide
People insisted I said goodbye
That I should forget
But how do you forget
The mother who nurtured you
Loved you spurred you on
You don't 
You just use the things she taught you
Memories always keep her close 
So her essence can go on

©Sheilagh Lee June 28, 2017
           Ode to Three Word Wednesday&Thom
Thom gave us haphazard words
To play with, write our hearts with
Every week we wrote
Poetry or stories
Feeling our way
To feeling good 
About our offerings
Thinking we might
Be able to please
Someone with our imaginations
But now it's come the time 
To say goodbye
All I can say is thank -you
My fellow writers and Thom
For all you've done
To make me feel
A part of Three Word Wednesday
And how you're encouragement 
And comments have improved my writings
Thank- you




Sunday, June 18, 2017

For Dad

Dad
A word never empty
Always full of memories
Of you and how much you loved me
and all of your children
You weren't perfect no parent is
But your lopsided grin
Always made me smile
And know I was loved
Happy Father's Day Dad

We miss you

©Sheilagh Lee June 18, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Roses

Roses fighting nature's worst



Wind snow and rain



To come up again
Growing tall
They need support
Before they'll blossom
And bloom
Showing off their colours
 Anew




Pretty roses
The smell so fragrant 
It's carried on the wind
Bringing smiles to faces
Every June



©Sheilagh Lee June 12, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Dance


Three Word Wednesday- Dance

Prompts: Murky, adjective: dark, gloomy, gray, leaden, dull, dim, overcast, cloudy, clouded, sunless, dismal, dreary, bleak, dirty, muddy, cloudy, turbid, riled, roily, questionable, suspicious, suspect, dubious, dark, mysterious, secret; informal shady, sketchy.
Navigate, verb: steer, pilot, guide, direct, helm, captain, sail across/over, sail, travel/journey/voyage across/over, cross, traverse, negotiate, pass, map-read, give directions, plan the route.
Organic, adjective: living, live, animate, biological, biotic, essential, fundamental, integral, intrinsic, vital, indispensable, inherent, structured, organized, coherent, integrated, coordinated, ordered, harmonious.




Organic beings
Trying to navigate
The murky world
We live in
We stumble through life
Sometimes totally in the dark
Trying not to harm
Each other 
But ultimately we can fail
The best we can do is try
To give smiles
To those around us

Dance while we can
And laugh at ourselves
So life doesn’t get us down
And as mom always said
If at first you don't succeed
Try, try again

©Sheilagh Lee June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Remembering D-Day 73 Years Later

Remembering D-Day 73 Years Later

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Men some young, some old

Some in between
Scared, shaking in their skins
They find the inner courage
The stamina and the bravery
To go to war    
On distance shore
They battle waves
The wicked weather
To face tanks, big guns and men
Trying to take land
To end the war
To save their families
For tyranny and strife
To find peace
Who gave their all
So we could end the war
To have peace again
And enjoy the fruits of life
So on this day 73 years later
We remember their sacrifice
And every day
For their love of country
And home they forfeited
Peace of mind, fear and life
Some gave their lives
Others their peace of mind
There are now words to thank them

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Their sacrifice 

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And remember them forever
American, British and Canadian


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Londoners from Ontario, Canada







One and all remembered
Forever more
 ©Sheilagh Lee June 6, 2017








































Sunday, June 4, 2017

Courage

Courage

Courage, bravery, defiance
Strange words
When it comes to battling
The results of terrorism
People with bizarre ideologies
But if life goes on
What have the terrorists achieved?
Nothing senseless deaths
Bring out people to the good fight
Helping others their priority
Showing the rest of the world
How to overcome
Adversity, strife and mayhem
With generosity, love and light
They shall overcome
Showing people society can be good
As long as they filter out
The demons who seek to harm
Turning them in so they can’t strike
Before they use religion
Distorting it and turning inside out
To harm those who would demolish
For the sake of destroying
Spreading their evil ideology
These must be stopped
When they start to falter
Becoming ready to be prey
For the evil minds who then
Convert them to minions
Who care not for life
Just to destroy

It takes a village to raise a child
Let’s raise good people
With love and acceptance

And step in when we see wrong
Let's stand together strong
And brave
Don't let hate win
Love can lead the way

©Sheilagh Lee June 6, 2017




Chrissy Archibald a Canadian woman from British Columbia,was one of the first murdered in the London Bridge attack. Her family in Castlegar, B.C. released a statement through the federal government saying Archibald had been working at a homeless shelter until she moved to Europe to be with her fiance.Her family in her honour and those harmed is asking people to “Volunteer your time and labour or donate to a homeless shelter. Tell them Chrissy sent you.”

R.I.P. Christine Archibald, Kristy Boden, James McMullan, Alexandre Pigeard. Sara Zelenak, 


 Missing:  
  • Xavier Thomas, 
  •  Ignacio Echeverria, 
  • Sebastien Belanger,