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Christmas Peace

 CHRISTMAS PEACE

Christmas is not far away,
decorations are appearing.
Christmas trees are being put up,
it’s an atmosphere that’s endearing.

Having peace at Christmas
is a miracle in itself.
Everyone is busy
making sure there’s food on the shelf.

The stores are full of shoppers
trying to buy what’s on their list,
buying an extra gift or two
in case there is someone they missed.

Christmas cakes are all wrapped up
in cheesecloth soaked in brandy,
Christmas cookies are being baked
(a supply of them is handy!)

Celebrations of many kinds –
breakfasts, lunches, dinners.
Donating food to help the poor
makes all of us the winners.

Christmas concerts being performed
for the audiences delight;
‘O Come all ye Faithful’, ‘Jingle Bells’,
and the beautiful ‘O Holy Night’.

Santa’s are filling stockings
for all the girls and boys.
There are new ideas every year
for all the latest toys.

It’s a busy time for airlines
family visits are in order,
everyone’s got extra bags, and
security’s tight at the border.

I pray for peace this Christmas –
the peace that is meant to be.
Let’s all strive for peace of mind
to keep Canada glorious and free!

Jean Kay

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Friends

PEACE

PEACE

On Remembrance Day and at Christmas -
thoughts of peace are on our minds,
peace protected by our armed forces
and longed for peace of every kind.

Are you longing for, as I am,
all violence and wars to cease;
envisioning a harmonious world
where love and joy increase?

Are we peaceful in the way we live,
avoiding judgment and hurtful chatter?
Do we truly believe that love and joy
are what make our lives really matter?

They are the most important gifts
that we can give and receive
and the only way we’ll have peace on earth.
We need to truly believe.

Peace has to start with you and me
through love and respect for each other,
accepting that we have differing views
as we’re unique from one another.

I have my beliefs and traditions
and they feel right to me.
It’s not offensive if your beliefs differ,
we can share peace that’s meant to be.

Jean Kay
Poems by request
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The Power of One

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The Power of One

We watched a huge flock of snowgeese

happily grazing in a field,

where farmers had dug up potatoes

hopefully pleased with their yield.

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Thousands were there and more joined them.

The noise level was incredibly high,

all was good until a lone bald eagle

decided to do a fly by.

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Instantly they all took flight,

it was amazing to see –

the power that one eagle had

to change the tranquility.

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Photos and poem by Jean Kay
more photos on http://www.pinterest.com/jeankaypoet/snowgeese
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Grateful

Grateful

WORD Vancouver Today

WORD Vancouver Today

 

Windy, wet, bone-chilling weather

but because of it Good News!

WORD Vancouver is moving indoors

I’m grateful to those who could choose.

 

It’s no fun manning display tables

when you’re fighting cold winds and rain.

I wasn’t looking forward to going

but I am enthused again.

 

I’m participating in several ways:

setting up the Canadian Authors display,

manning their table, selling my books,

then exploring other venues mid-day.

 

As Conference Assistant for SiWC,

I’ll be at their table a while,

giving out info on the conference

and definitely wearing a smile.

 

WORD will be a more intimate event,

which I hope they will keep indoor.

It will give people more of a market-place feel

and they’ll take more time to explore.

 

WORD Vancouver Today –

come by for a visit.

 

Jean Kay

BEYOND THE BLUE

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Beyond the Blue
Off in two different directions
my sons chose for their lives,
both now grownup and successful,
happily married to good wives.
I sent my love along with them
and it keeps on coming back,
like my own private jet stream
across blue skies, or storms of black.
Up and down, in and out,
life experiences flow.
Parents can only stand by and watch,
with trust, as our offspring grow.
Jean Kay
poetrytoinspire.com

 

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