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Loch Ness Monster

In honour of Robbie Burns Day here is a wee Scottish poem

Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster,
I’m ‘ere to say,
‘as not been captured
to this very day.
It appears now an’ then
way out in yon lake,
an’ we Scots believe it
fer our country’s sake.
He’s a tourist attraction,
but ‘tween you an’ me
it’s highly doubtful
that you’ll ever see
his big form lurkin’
long neck and huge tail,
bigger than life,
more sleek than a whale.
Scots call ‘er Nessie,
an endearment term,
fer many years now
‘er myth has been firm.
Many hours pass by
as folk gaze at the lake,
the peace and quiet’s good
Fer their soul’s sake.
Like Scottish highlands
Nessie beckons y’ see,
saying cum fer a visit
an’ try to see me.

Jean Kay
January 23, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

Sunrise Jan 1 2014

Sunrise January 1st

It’s sunrise on January 1st,
what does the year ahead hold for me?
I envision success in lots of ways
and will just have to wait and see.

There are enough clouds this morning
to make a very interesting sky,
darker ones represent challenges
which temporarily pass us by.

A splash of pink shows warmth and promise
of good things yet to come.
A tiny patch of turquoise sky
may have been missed by some.

But I saw what was beyond the clouds-
a glimpse of vast open skies,
showing me that opportunities
can unfold before my eyes.

New beginnings demand dedication
of energy, effort and time,
and following through with intentions,
even when it’s an uphill climb.

As this new calendar year starts
with unfinished business from months ago,
it’s time to resolve what can be salvaged
and let all the rest of it go.

Happy New Year

Jean Kay

 

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