Poetry to Inspire

PEACEFUL SUNRISE

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PEACEFUL SUNRISE

Watching sunrise
through the trees,
still and quiet
nary a breeze.

Let this peace
that I can see
fulfill my day—
enriching me.

Sky is changing
brighter now
embed this view
in me somehow.

Take a photo
that may do
so you can see
this peaceful view.

Picturesque
in every way
very grateful
to have this day.

Jean Kay
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CELEBRATING CANADA

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CELEBRATING CANADA

Let’s celebrate Canada every day,
not just July 1st each year,
remembering how fortunate
we are to be living here.

We have so many opportunities
and also the freedom to choose.
Participating is what’s important,
no matter if we win or lose.

We can express opinions
on all topics to which we relate,
by word of mouth or in print—
that’s a big reason to celebrate.

Natural beauty is evident
in this vast country of ours,
rivers, lakes, mountains, forests,
meadows – I could go on for hours.

Appreciate all your surroundings,
both near to you and far,
whether you’re walking close to home
or going for a drive in your car.

Take a quiet moment
to be grateful, to feel at peace,
it empowers body, soul and mind
and allows stress to be released.

Celebrate with family and friends,
associates and neighbours too.
Be aware of your surroundings
and treasure each unique view.

Jean Kay

Have a safe and wonder-filled long weekend everyone.

INNER LIGHT

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INNER LIGHT

Through aches, pains and challenges,
I can shine my inner light,
giving a message to others
that everything is alright.

My light triggers positive response
which energizes me.
Sympathy, pity and negative vibes
build up negativity.

I try, at all times, to be positive—
in my thoughts, speech and reactions,
creating a lifestyle that works for me
and not detouring into distractions.

Being with like-minded people
supports me, in all my roles.
I don’t waste time with Nay Sayers,
just be with those who feed my soul.

My inner light is powerful
guided, supported, cared for.
When opportunity knocks, and it does,
I willingly open my door.

Jean Kay
http://poetrytoinspire.com

This is the poem I shared on Canadian Business Chicks Nest BLAB session. The candle drawing was part of the poem’s creation.

Remembering D-Day

D-Day poem

A tribute to D-Day

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LONGEST DAY

Longest Day

Photo by Jean Kay

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flower garden 2016
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STAY SAFE

STAY SAFEMore Poems at http://poetrytoinspire.com

Mother's Love

My Dad

 

My family

That’s me – bottom left

MY DAD’S BIRTHDAY

This would have been my Father’s birthday,
he was born in 1908.
A quiet, gentle, caring man
and as Husband and Daddy – first rate.

He loved my Mother very much,
he was courteous and kind,
soft-spoken and supportive—
which are the ties that bind.

We were a family of seven—
three girls, two boys, Mum and Dad,
all born and raised in England,
then to Canada, “opportunities to add”.

He helped a lot of people
to understand their spiritual self,
by sharing his knowledge of the Bible
and the textbook – Science & Health.

He left a legacy of love
with all who knew him well.
That’s the best legacy to leave,
still felt in stories we tell.

Happy Birthday Dad.

Jean Kay

 

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