What’s the date today?????

The other day I was talking to someone and they asked the date.  When I said the date I was shocked.  I realized the year was almost gone.  Did I get my to do list done?  Did I still want the same things?  No things change.   But bottom line is did I pay attention to each day as it is here or did I waste it?   I still have four months left in this year to work on my to do list and to  appreciate each day for itself.

Another year almost gone

After all four more months is not that long

Where did the year go it seemed so fast

Now it is almost in the past

Did I accomplish all I planned to do

Hopefully I got done even a few

I still have some time left

For those goals to attain that I set

A bit of wisdom I have gained

That some things I thought are not the same

So still some time for changes to be made

Now that the view is a different shade

I have to start watching each day

I need to pay attention before it goes away

Enjoy each one as it is here

Because everyday should be clear

To enjoy as it comes and goes

Because if we get another one no one knows

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Letting go is sometimes one of the hardest things to do.  But there are things and people and circumstances in our lives that may call for such a drastic move.  Sometimes something can be so important for you and to you but can also be best to let it go because it causes more harm than good.   It can take years or it can take a day but when it happens it frees so much wasted time and space in your life. 

Most of the time it isn’t as hard or as painful as we would expect it to be.  After all something or someone that is critical to our growth and can control us so much it changes us and not always for the better, you would expect pain and trauma.  And yes there is some of that maybe a lot for some and not so much for others, but it is the relief of the burden of it and the releasing of the guilt of hanging on to something so tight. That will unlock that door of freedom.  The power of that is what helps heal any ill effects of what we so greedily hang on to even as we see and feel the destruction it may cause. 

The effect of letting go is on the most part in most cases a wonderful release of clutter, interference from enjoying life to the fullest, and a waste of time and space and energy.


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I sometimes catch my thoughts come out in rhymes. I was working in my garden and these are thoughts that just popped out!

May all your gardens get plenty of rain and sun to make them grow healthy and with abundance. Have a great day!

Into the garden I have not been of late

Just too tired to go thru the gate

I get outside and find my tools

I look around feeling how Mother Nature rules.

Just as I finally can come out to play

Mother Nature has to have her way

Rain Rain Rain we have had not

And just as I got started that is what I got.

Now as disappointed as I am

We needed the rain and as soon as it can

So Mother Nature and I worked side by side in the soft mist for a while

But then she took over and poured down hard for that is her style.

Object I will not for the rain we need

Mother Nature came through she did indeed

She could have waited and let me play

But then it is her that has the last say.

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I wrote this in March after another friend passed on.  She will be missed, then my dear Aunt, that one was harder yet.  I notice as I get older I see more people I know and love pass on.   It is just a fact of life that it will all end in death.

This poem contains thoughts that came from observing the common factors they all seemed to share.


I have seen the into the eyes of death through a loved one’s eyes,

Or at least a tease of what could be soon to come in disguise.

Glad to say a reprieve is here,

But I see they see the end in the clear.

So what do I notice of this one who may walk away soon,

they are much closer to their life’s high noon.

Fear, yes I see it there,

but in this circumstance it seems fair.

Sadness, yes of what they will leave.

Glad of the big impact they made they do believe.

Loneliness, yes it is a journey you go alone,

knowing you will never again come home.

A better place we all hope to arrive,

But still most of us want to hang on and survive.

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“I will know what I need to know, when I need to know it, and IF I need to know, why I need to know it, and that is if there is anything really to know!  (LG)


As soon as we can talk the questions begin in life.  They are never ending.  We search for the answers.  We search everywhere if necessary.    Sometimes we find the answers and that is it.  The end!!  Is it a good end, sometimes, sometimes not, but it is the end!

Then there is the answer that brings more questions and grows a life of its own.  The more you find out the less you know or worse the less you want to know.

There are the questions that have no answers, which can bring more questions.  At what point do we decide if it is just a waste of our time and precious brain power to find an answer to every question?  Well I for one have decided several things which again brought on more questions than answers.   So in the end does it really matter?   No it doesn’t most of the time.

Is it really that important to know it?  So many times it is not!

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I now realize that part of my problem with writing or I should say, lack of it  lately is I have not taken the time to slow down and look around and see all there is to see.  I used to be good at that.  The world has so much beauty if we look I think.  And if  I stop to look and enjoy some of  it instead of always being in a hurry,  I will be calmer and more at peace.

This unedited poem was written at sunrise on a beach of Kauai.  A beautiful place to be at 4:30 am.  I am up usually anyway so I took my note book and went out and sat on the beach and waited.  What a great way to start out the day.  Now to make it a habit again.   I hope this is the start of the writing flow again!

Sunrise, Sunset,

every day is the best yet.

Life without them would not be.

Take the time and look and see.

That is the problem,

that is the key; no one stops just to be.

Rushing here rushing there,

no one can be aware.

There is so much in between,

hurrying around it can’t be seen.

Making your vision narrow and hurried,

only adds up to too much worry.

When you stop it appears,

the disappearance of all your fears.

It is all right there in front of you.

Now you have to decide what to do.

Change your ways and take the time.

and so much more in life well be fine


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Sleep Poem (or Lack of)

Good Morning!   Good Morning!

I have been up since four.

The problem with that,

is sleep I need more.

Again another night with this thing I lack.

It seems that I have lost that sleeping knack.

So I open my shades to look outside

and today I am grateful to be alive.

It is a decision I make everyday

because I could be grumpy in every way.

But life is too short and still so much to do

although sleep is a benefit I wish I knew!


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The Spring Bonnet is on!

March 25, 2015

I want to write.   I don’t know why I am so tied up.  This last year or so has been full of unexpected things, some wonderful, some not.  But it has put a block on the writing but I have been doing many things to clean out old “junk” in my life including the block.  But for now here are just some thoughts on Spring.

So today I open the window and let the cold side of cool air blows in, looking at a great view of Mother Nature anxiously removing her winter coat and putting on her Spring Bonnet!   The rain is on the side of a hard drizzle whispering her song.  She sings of the passing of winter which makes her weep she says.  But secretly she smiles; glad to be rid of the old grouch winter.  She thrives on the song of the sun and the gifts Mother Nature puts out when it comes out.  Even the rain wants to be warm and free of the cumbersome things needed and required to do to protect oneself from Old grouch winter’s wrath.   Oh it has its beauty and its wonder and its fun!  It is still so much work and many times rewarded with havoc.

Spring even at its coldest shows hope and promise of wondrous things blooming everywhere shows us the way to summer and fun and games in the sunshine.  Yes the rain is happy.   Miss Spring, no matter how temperamental she may be at times is here!


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When a Writer Hits the Wall (A REBLOG)


This “writer’s block” has hit me this year again.  I have been tackling other areas in my life that needed tending too so that has helped keep me busy at least and not get totally off the path by stewing over the fact that I haven’t been writing much but I have used this time to get ready to do a lot more writing.

I am not going to make a New Year’s Resolution to start writing on a more regular basis because that is not how writing works.  For me at least I know it comes to me on its time and terms.  I just tweak it.  I will always try to write but I can’t promise it will come out.


When a Writer Hits the Wall

My name is wildwriter. I have that name because my writing is still in wild raw form. I am learning to tame it and put it into the graceful art of a beautiful book as it belongs. Sure the ideas are good most of the time and stories and poems spill out easily. Imagination is not usually a problem.

I think books are beautiful. They are gifts to all of our senses. They can take you anywhere in the world or universe or beyond. You can be anything and everything you ever dreamed of just by getting into the character of a good book. Every sense is stimulated. Your imagination peaked beyond everyday usage. You learn, you feel, you understand, you cry, laugh or get angry.   So many feelings can be brought out.   It is a great therapy.   Books are one of man’s greatest creations.

I am a writer. I have to keep reminding myself of this because sometimes a writer comes to a wall and it seems of  late I keep running into it. But my head is not so hard that a few rams into the wall and I realize I should climb over it before I knock myself out.

So here I sit in front of my window looking at a beautiful mountain, which should bring motivation, trying to climb the wall.   Where it will take me and will I be able to climb it,  right now I am not sure except I HAVE TO CLIMB THE WALL, of that there is no doubt.

I have no story in mind, only lots of thoughts and ideas, no motivation for any certain one at this time but I have this burning desire to sit and type and type and type. Of course I would hope at the end of all that typing would be a completely edited and finished fantastic book. And that is my dilemma. How do you go from A to Z without the perfect prompt, that perfect story to reel everyone in? And then how do you tell it just right so that people will want to finish it. I picture it. I see my manuscript being read and an agent calling me telling me they are going to get it published. I see myself signing the paper work after a million and one questions. I question everything. I hear the sigh of relief that this meeting is over even though they are anxious to do it. They know my book is good.

Yes I picture it all. There is the celebration of the book sales, the excitement of seeing my name in print knowing that people all over the world will now read my book and are taken where ever I send them. And then again the mad dash at the keyboard to put out the next one. My hair has grown long and wild. My eyes are bloodshot with big bags under them from lack of sleep. The vision of me is surreal as I watch myself. I am on a roll my eyes are glazed over from the words coming from what is left of my mind.

The sheets of typed paper are stacked high all over. The letters flow like water from a stream coming over the rocks down off a snow covered mountain. The letter to the agents typed, the synopsis, the first 3 chapters perfected, yes it plays like a good movie over and over in my head. BUT, and that is the problem, and the only word that comes to mind at this moment.

I am a writer and I have the story to tell, I just can’t seem to find it right at the moment. I know this is a common condition with writers. Many “hit the wall” at times. What do they do? I have heard lots of ideas but not one that works at the moment. I see myself hunched over the computer from exhaustion. There are four words on the page after what seems like hours of typing. They are: “I AM A WRITER!”

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Art is something that is different to everyone! It can be paintings, sculptures, pictures, books, poems, and music, and dancing. It can be made from many things and it can be many things to different people. Some people will look at something and not see art; some will look at the same object and see a beautiful piece of art. It is definitely in the eyes, ears, and other senses of the beholder. There are too many forms of art to list. So to all artists and their arts I want to shout out how grateful I am to have you and your works in our lives. And I know it is not an easy life. It takes hard work and discipline and dedication and a love for the work. And the pay is not always great! THANK YOU!


Art beautifies your life.   It stimulates your senses and brings out many thoughts and emotions.

So today I picked three different types of art that I would like to give some appreciation for the gift they give to art lovers.

I want to Congratulate Juan Abeti on his on-line magazine Xcelsior. It is a tribute to art by letting artist share their work, and giving the readers opportunities to see many different styles and forms of art. It takes a lot of work and dedication and time to do this. His magazine can be found at: http://madmagz.com/magazine/full/376303/hbgfd

I also thank him and his magazine for publishing my poem “Save the Poem” in the poetry section. This is a unique magazine and I am honored to have had a place in it.

Dancing is Poetry in motion!

The other artists today I would like to Congratulate and rave about are Kora Stoynova and Simeon Stoynov. They made the Finals at the World 10 dance championships!!! They are graceful art in motion!   They teach and work hard to compete and it shows. I have had the pleasure to watch them live several times and it is wonderful to see art in their movement.

Art for the ears!

I also want to thank the music world. Something that I use a lot is music. It is wonderful and can be healing and a balm for the soul. There are all kinds of styles of music available for all kinds of people. It doesn’t matter if you like my taste in music or I like yours because there is so much to go around for every one of all different likes.


So next time you see a picture or painting you like,  or hear a great song, or see some wonderful dancing or any other form of art that stimulates your senses and brings a smile to your heart, remember to think about the artist and what they had to do to accomplish that.

If you are not sure yet of the type of art you like there are museums, books, and other means to find some. Art enriches your life with pleasure. Enjoy some today!


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