Friday, November 20, 2009

life is a short but wonderful journey

life is so precious
life is so grande
you better nourish and water it
the very best you can.

life is so delicate
life is so pure
it can breakdown those walls
let love from you pore.

life is a mystery
a puzzle at times
tomorrow is not promised
but forever is mine.

as i play in His kingdom
as i lay at His feet
what a day of rejoicing
when my Father i meet.

so take this sweet life
and it's presents too
make sure you're living it
the way He wants you to.

i try to.

thank you.

imagine living to be 95 years old! how wonderful that must be! cheers to a great man, who i barely knew but who was also my neighbour.

life is too short not to live it rejoicing!!

so i will lift up a praise and say a prayer tonight for him and for niamh.

be blessed.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

i am blessed...aren't i?

i can't lie
i've been feeling
low, lower than
i ever cared to
go, down to
the ground
without a foot
to stand on.
i've been
worked hard
verbally scarred
and never praised
for the things
i do.
not that they
need to. i mean
i woke up
this morning
did the usual
but there was
something unusual
about doing it.
i've let my worries
get the best
of me, i didn't give
praise or even
notice the new
day and fresh dew
i might as well
be blind for not
seeing life's beauty..
not noticing the smells
not listening
to the sounds
of God's music..
those jazzy leaves
crazy country cars
those soul sistas
and those rhythm
and blues guitar winds
that kissed my cheeks
and lifted my spirit
with their passing.
they say God
don't like ugly
but doesn't he?
bajans say
"he coming fah we
cause we sinnin"
but isn't God forgiving?
doesn't he Love
and everyone.
come on
let's not forget
to big-Him-up one
to give Him praise
give Him his due..won't you?
i think i
should stop
waltzing through
life without giving
praise where i can
i'm a woman
with so much
going on i
gotta share it
with someone
why not try
on earth 'fore
my soul kisses
the sky, it's the
least i can do
i mean, i'm
aren't i?

thank you.

oh challenges challenges, challenges, they never go away, but i've learnt how to laugh at you, how to pray and keep the faith, only grave diggers start at the top and it's time i started doing it His way, not mine, and not in my time...

today at work was hard but i made it through by God's grace..

it's hard to let go and let God be in control, but not doing that would be like fighting a losing battle so, i'm letting go..

life is so wonderful, i just don't want to waste a day!

be blessed people and listen to the music..

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

who moved my cheese?

i understand that i am not meant to understand
and everyday i'm learning that i need not always look to the sky to see you
you are everywhere
in everything
when i feel weak
when i feel strong
when i feel in between
it's not just me
but it's you
living in me
gee, i'm lucky.

thank you.

my journey is one that i will look back upon and be proud to see the woman i have become.
my journey will have hills and valleys, dead ends and closed doors that will make me a stronger woman.
my journey will break promises, be late, sometimes early yet be filled with positive energy.
my journey will lead me down long winding twisting turning roads that seem like they will never end but the woman in me will encourage me to carry on, keep going, i'm my own number one fan.
my journey will allow me to recognize when it is right for me and no one else, so please, give me space to learn.
my journey is continuing and i am growing in the meantime.

tonight i am grateful for truth.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


i'm troubled
bothered to the point that i toss and turn in my sleep
doubts and witches and werewolves in my mind creep
and i have a confession
i haven't prayed for days
i haven't asked for guidance
i haven't talked to God
why is it that when i feel weak i find it hardest to talk to you?
am i ashamed? afraid of what you might tell me?
because i know i am not quite at that place where i need to make that decision?
my energy, my inner and outer, my chi
feels like it's had enough already
i'm troubled
can anyone help me?

thank you.

i'm not feeling like the woman i know i am blessed to be..

Friday, March 27, 2009

..the rain this morning was a blessing..

Our Father,
who surrounds me everyday
i've had some things on my mind
that i'd like to ask today..

how did you make the stars
so beautiful and so bright?
that led those wise men to seek
our baby Jesus that night.

the golden sun that shines
and the crystal clear blue sky
the winds that bind us together
the rain that gives new life.

all the animals and creatures
the insects, birds and the bees
the seas and all the waterfalls
the amazon's magic and the trees.

Lord, what was on your mind that day
when you drew up my design?
my eyes, my ears, my mouth and nose
and my pearly whites..

the people and the places
all across this globe
the cultures, classes and religions
and the love that holds..
us together.

the poverty and the illness
God, yes! i question that?
the natural disasters and hurricanes
from Katrina to Iraq?

do you see your people Lord
rapidly destroying themselves?
is global warming really the fault
of an under-educated commonwealth?

and the leaders and the followers
the presidents and the kings
are they living up to your vision
of a good shepherd leading?

Dear Father,
i may never understand
your blueprint for my life
but i know i will be your humble servant
as morning turns to midday turns to night.
forever and ever

thank you.

i woke up this morning, head feeling kinda light, it was only then i realised..i grew wings over i have no choice but to soar...

(Go West Indies!)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

snatching JOY! (a line from L.M Ross)

he said "this poem is a light"
so i tried to make it shine
with all my might.

and every morning
took it for a walk
listened attentively
when it tried to talk.

kept all of it's secrets
laughed at every joke
forever fascinated
by every word it spoke.

he said "this poem's a lyric song"
so i desperately tried
to sing along.

and script the notes
for the music
compose the score
for others to play it.

they began to sway
to my tune so loud
from two to three
became a crowd.

he said "this is, to me, a blessing"
and i decided to
spread the lesson.

so the world could know
of God's grace
to remind them to believe
even if we don't know his face.

find some quiet time
so your heart could listen
to those sweet psalms
he's always whispering.

he always says to "snatch joy"
so i'm snatching vibes from
the girls and boys

the beautiful people
created by God
i write what i write
just because.

i'm blessed with lyrics,
joy and song
and my light shineth
all year round

so look for me
in the stillness of the night
i'm that big star
shining ever so bright

shining through
the morning's dew
ever shining
upon you.

thank you.

we should all try.

Friday, February 13, 2009


this one is..
for the hustlers
the bustlers
the 9-5 ballers...
the wankstas
the pranksters
the wanna be gangstas..
the leaders
the followers
the shot-callers...
the robbers
the clobbers
the up and down bobbers..
for the doctors
the lawyers
the bank tellers and the yellers..
the prince
the pauper
the middle class daughter..
for the virgins
the harlots
the judge and the jury...
for the teachers
the preachers
for the truthful deceivers..
the receivers
the givers and takers
this one is for the fakers...
this is for you...
the back biters
the fighters
the igniters
the writers...
the truth seekers
the readers
the imagination feeders..
the haters
the maters
the segregaters...
for the lovers
the mothers, fathers
the sisters, the brothers
the helping hands of others
the friends
the foe
the people you don't know...
for passers by
for the old
for the young
for the weak and for the strong...
this is their song
this is their praise
this is for the sinners
it's never too late.. seek God.

thank you.

i pray for peace.

written 12-05-08

Sunday, February 08, 2009

and then there was hope.

this sweet love power flowed
against my resistant winds
over unreachable mountain tops
healed my broken wings.

it came through a warm smile
through love's hugging and kissing
it came through an unexpected miracle
of a harvest blessing.

it gives faith to the faithless
It gives wealth to the poor
it puts food upon the table
and it opens closed doors.

it brought an end to wars before
and made friends out of foes
it came after those heavy rains
through the colours of the rainbow.

protects us in the darkness
keeps us safe and warm at night
watches over us as we sleep
opens our eyes to the sunlight.

if Jesus wanted me for a sunbeam
i'd shine all my glorious days
cause this love power has me filled
with wonderment, joy and praise.

and this feeling is so awesome
i could just go on and on
but i think i'll go spread the word
and leave my readers with this one...

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Matthew 6: 33-34

thank you.

today was hard but i made it through and that's all i could ever ask for. cheers to triumphing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

come In.

love has lifted me and dropped me
friends have abused and disrespected me
money comes as fast as it goes
and just leaves me here with heart woes..

give me a chance to touch the light
give me a candle to cradle at night
give me a hope string to pull
gimme a second to make multiple...

what else is there to write about
i've cast myself into a wave of self-doubt
as life has drained, dribbled and dragged me
but i know my God has not forgot me...

i feel Him each time i take a deep breath
i feel Him in the music cavity of my chest
i feel Him in the wind that brushes against my skin
i feel Him within...

thank God for a new day and miracles
saying a praise song for a poet's words that were so lyrical
joyful noises for people, places and things
i'm sharing blessings for EVERYTHING.

Amen and thank you.

how easily we get so caught up in life's challenges, how easily. this life here is a gift. God never sends us anything he knows we can't handle. my mindset tells me i will triumph over whatever and my faith holds everything together. holla!

and happy new year!