Hello all. I hope this post finds you all well, healthy, & safe.
A while ago when this pandemic first began I had posted that I had so much to say but couldn’t form the words to say it. I am still feeling that way but thought I would give it a shot. Expressing yourself through writing is very healing. It is the reason I like to write poetry and it is one of the reasons I blog, as it may be the reason for many of you.
The reason I decided to give it a try today is because of the past few weeks LIVE service messages. They were about how we are all going through a time of lamenting. Though in this time of lamenting we may be ignoring the process of healing. We all want things to get back to “normal” as quickly as possible. We want to get from A to Z as quickly as possible.
People are dying, committing suicide, fighting, abuse is prevalent (we hear about in domestic cases but I’m sure the animals/pets are suffering terribly too as we know many farm animals are), crime is up, we’re experiencing job loss and financial crisis. To top it off Continue reading →
I love animals! OK, no surprise. But I also love being creative and I can appreciate others creativity as well. I came across the image below and thought it was the coolest painting. This guy found such a creative way to honor the health care workers.
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and that means…push the pause button.
My sister’s birthday was this past week which got me thinking about her. She passed away a few years ago at the young age of 53. It was quite unexpected. I wrote the following poem shortly after that. It seems kind of fitting for what we’re all going through right now since the main message is about stopping and slowing down. It really is hard though, isn’t it? But it’s in times like these that we can be forced to.
THE WORLD DOESN’T STOP
The world is so busy
The world is so fast
Treating life like a race
How quickly time is passed
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back & relax. Me…I’ve been taking a pause to think about, SURPRISE, animals!
Seriously though, during times like these I sometimes wonder…what do others think of me because I’m worried about animals during a human crisis? People are dying, losing their jobs, social distancing, etc. I wonder if they are thinking who cares about animals?
But this affects animals too. People are dumping their pets or giving them up because they lost their job and can’t provide for them any longer. Or some are worried they will catch the virus from them.
Factory farm animals…well let me start off by saying I really do not like them. The fact that they are called a “factory” farm in itself shows no living being should be subjected to a life there. I just read about a bunch of chickens that were loaded up, gassed, and then Continue reading →
Cino was so enjoying the open window. She was just sniffing and breathing in the fresh air. Watching her really brought me joy. From that, the picture, and what is going on in our world currently, I wrote a poem.
One day we woke up
The whole world had changed
Our normal daily life
Has been completely rearranged
Businesses closing down
Celebrations put to a halt
Looking for someone to blame
Some say God is the one at fault
Many have lost their job
For others a loved one was taken
Emotions running rampant
There are many hearts aching
We’re meant to be together
Now we’re kept at a distance
Things feeling so surreal
It’s a whole new existence
For company and comfort
Many are turning to their pet
With the chaos around us
They can help us forget
Hardly any places to go
Stuck inside looking out the door
With the rat race put on hold
We’re reminded to…just…breathe…more.