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WHO I AM – poem by Jean Kay

Day 30 of NaPoWrMo – the final day of an interesting process. I chose to share a poem I wrote on January 31, 2013

WHO I AM

 All of us are multi-layered,

a complex, unique mixture;

ever-changing, growing and learning,

never a permanent fixture.

 

Who we are is a perception

to others, of what they see:

our job, our skill, our relationships,

but is that truly you and me?

 

Do I know who I really am?

Am I sure who I’m meant to be?

Have I allowed others expectations

to mold my personality?

 

Nobody knows what I’m thinking,

nor what I’m about to say.

Only God knows my inner thoughts

and hears when I silently pray.

 

I’m a unique individual

on whom gifts have been bestowed,

and talents I’m to share with the world

before I reach the end of my road.

 

That’s who I am.

 

Jean Kay

January 31, 2013

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MORE THAN A HEART – poem by Jean Kay

Day 29 NaPoWriMo “Try writing poems that contain at least five words in other languages.” I chose Italian, although I don’t know it at all.  I started with a painting my son Dave created, his art can be seen at  http://www.amazedcreations.com

 

  “I love you more than a heart.”

my granddaughter said to my son.

It touched him so much he painted it.

My poetic tribute is now also done.

 more than a heart

 MORE THAN A HEART

 

Ti amo più di un cuore, in Italian

means “I love you more than a heart”.

That phrase coined by my granddaughter,

is a memory that will never depart.

 

Ti voglio molto bene, Maya,

I love you very much.

You are very creative

and have a gifted artistic touch.

 

You are mio prezioso ragazza,

which translates to my precious girl.

I’m grateful to live close enough

that I see your new skills unfurl.

 

Buon decimo compleanno.

Happy tenth birthday to you.

Remember to always be happy

in all you choose to do.

 

I’m blessed to be your Granny,

Sono felice di essere tua nonna.

 

Jean Kay

April 29, 2013

 

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PINK – poem by Jean Kay

Day 28 on NaPoWriMo “Today, I’d like you to pick a color. Then start writing, using the color as a guide.” I chose Pink.

pink

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WHAT YOU THINK – poem by Jean Kay

Day 27 of NaPoWriMo “I challenge you to think of a common proverb or phrase — something like “All that glitters is not gold,” then plug the first three words of the phrase into a search engine. Skim through the first few pages of results, collecting (rather like a poetic magpie) words and phrases that interest you. Then use those words and phrases as the inspirations (and some of the source material) for a new poem. Happy writing!” Here is mine.

 WHAT YOU THINK

 “What you think of me is none of my business”

is Terry Cole-Whittaker’s book title,

one I have often shared with those

who believed what you (others) think is vital.

 

Forget what you think you know about them,

it’s what you think about you that matters.

You are what you think so mind what you think

don’t let what you think be mindless chatters.

 

“Happiness is when what you think,

what you say, and what you do

are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi said.

Let what you think create happiness in you.

 

I write to find out what I’m thinking about.

Do you write to find out what you think?

What you think may differ from my beliefs,

so I’m interested in what you think.

 

Sometimes I think a word that you use

doesn’t mean what you think you say.

Mind what you think is accurate

in all uttered words you portray.

 

I wonder what you think about me now, but

“What you think of me is none of my business”.

 

Jean Kay

April 27, 2013

 

That was fun.

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CURSIVE WRITING – poem by Jean Kay

Day 26 of NaPoWriMo  I chose not to follow the prompt. Here is my poem

CURSIVE WRITING

 I read that cursive writing

may no longer be taught in schools

as it is becoming obsolete.

Let’s be careful with these new rules.

 

I, myself, print all the time

and have done for many years.

I’m not sure why I started

but that’s how each poem appears.

 

Most letters I have to, or want to, write

are printed from my computer

and I very rarely use a script font.

I could never be a handwriting tutor.

 

Books are written and read in print,

printed forms want print when filled out.

It’s only signatures that are cursive

so that will be taught, no doubt.

 

It’s sad to think that handwriting

may become an art of the past

or offered as an alternative course.

I hope handwriting will last.

 

So much electronics nowadays,

children only need to push keys,

but there’s something refined in handwriting,

a unique, expressive way to please.

 

Keep writing!

 Jean Kay

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HEART SONG – a ballad by Jean Kay

Day 25 of  NaPoWriMo – “Let’s try a musical form — the ballad. Traditionally, ballads were rhymed poems that told a story of some kind, and were often set to music. If you have any musical talent, it might be fun to try and actually make a tune for your ballad!”  Here is what I sang on to my page this morning. I must now write down the tune before it leaves my head.

HEART SONG

 

What song do I hear my heart sing

as I greet this beautiful dawn?

A song of love or a song of joy,

like the birds sing every morn?

 

When our sun rises each morning

I will let my spirits rise too,

though I don’t know what the day may bring

or what I’ll be guided to do.

 

I can be happy regardless

of challenges coming my way.

I control my feelings and my thoughts,

I know I can have a good day.

 

Love is my constant companion

there is nothing I can’t achieve.

I need to apply my faith and trust

and be true to what I believe.

 

So what song is my heart singing

as I greet this beautiful dawn?

Its’ a song of love that’s filled with joy

I will sing like a bird each morn.

 

Repeat last verse.

 

Jean Kay

April 25, 2013

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ONE SMALL SPARK by Jean Kay

Day 24 of  NaPoWriMo – here is my today poem

ONE SMALL SPARK

 

One candle can light an entire room.

How far does my inner light shine?

Am I a lighthouse for guiding others,

with a light that’s uniquely mine?

 

Am I shining out as bright as I can

or is my dimmer switch turned down low?

Like attracts like, so I must take care

to attract those with a brilliant glow…

 

By shining out at full power

overriding doubt, worry and fear,

remembering who I am and Whose I am,

so my direction will be clear.

 

Can one small spark make a difference?

Absolutely! I know that to be true.

My poems have inspired readers

to rethink their own point of view.

 

One good idea, like a small spark

has potential to ignite

into something big and positive.

Our instincts tell us it’s right.

 

We shine out through gifts and talents

and skills acquired on our way,

enabling us to reach our goals.

Let’s ignite that spark – starting today.

 

Jean Kay

April 24, 2013

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