Friday, August 26, 2011

Brightest Star

Mind full of my cares
Today’s errands
Tomorrow’s to do list

Hand tired, listless   
Loads of my laundry to do
Multi-tasking all the time

I look up to see gloden sun
Serenely splashing its yellow light
Across blue canvas, green fields.

Reminding me of cheerful spirit
of my frail aunt, a widow  
taking care of poor, abandoned
street children with laughter in her eyes
and light step in her gait

I keep still and breathe slowly
The quiet of the day  
Heart warmed by brightest star 
Author's note:   For In Tandem hosted by Jinksy and  Poetry Jam hosted by Mary.  The theme is Always Looking Up.  So,welcome to my other blog ~  Thanks for the visit.

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  1. That's what I like to hear - things are looking up. Thank you for playing Tandem, from any blog at all! LOL ♥

  2. What a fantastic take! This is simply wonderful! Like the image, your words leave me feeling better, hope renewed, and I breath a sigh of relief...Yay! This was great :)

  3. I like the simplicity and thoughtfulness of this... attributes that do come when looking up.

  4. One cannot help but be heartened by looking up to see the sun or the bright stars. And...your aunt sounds like a wonderful person.

  5. Grace,
    Very refreshing! A frail lady with outstanding strengths - a lesson to all the greedy and selfish
    Beautiful write!

    P/S Thanks for visiting.


  6. Oh I so loved this poem, and the inspiring story of your aunt. Yes, those are the heroes and heroines, those who maybe have little materially, but give out of the bounty of their generous hearts. People like your aunt inspire, and are my favorite kind of people. Just lovely. Thank you for this poem!

  7. I love it! I need to let the sun energize me too :)

  8. Wonderful connection between the illustration and the poem -- warmth comes out all over. A good reminder for me this morning.

  9. Very moving and hopeful poem Well done my friend.



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