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Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!


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My Lovelies Sunflowers and Daisies

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photo by Marie Lukasik Wallace  – all rights reserved 2016daisies

Daisies photo by Marie Lukasik Wallace – All rights reserved 2016

My Lovelies
Sunflowers and Daisies

By Marie Lukasik Wallace

Heart centered lovelies
Lovely arms flung open wide
Open to give to their tippy tips
Open to receive deeply
Being and flinging
Joy

Ahhh…we have so much to learn from these lovelies.


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Poets for Peace – The Wonder of It All

We have a Poets for Peace project going, and this poem is from a friend of mine, Gloria Escobedo Delgado.  Enjoy.

The wonder of it all

Upon arrival we walk to our favorite spot
As we have done so many times before
The sun with all its glory soon fades away
In its place black clouds come creeping in.
As if on a mission they’ve blown in overhead quietly and unnoticed
Instantly the sky is covered in night
In the distance shadows and sprinkles of twinkling lights
Stars, above all around then one by itself strong and bright
Some in formation as if at attention
Others – hundreds, the likeness of many loose diamonds
Delicately shimmering so very distant – lifetimes away

Before me is water as far as the eye can see
An ocean so vast so big so proud with its mighty waves
The water seems to go on forever

until into the bottom of the sky it respectfully tucks in its skirts

Choppy waves clap and flap then away they rush again
It is a windy night
The smell of salt water in the air
Out goes the shrimp clinging tightly to the hook
Destined for the perfect catch
Hello Mr. Sand trout
A golden beauty up late!
The seagull flutters by laughing dipping but not finding
He wont give up though
He knows all too well that soon he’ll get his.
Upon a happenstance I look up

What is it moving so quickly barely catching my eye
Oh wow a shooting star!
Look, darling! A shooting star!
O wait- its gone
how quickly it vanished almost as a vapor.
Then I ponder on all this beauty.
And think of the whole world of beautiful places I’ve yet to see
Alas many lifetimes could not suffice!
Looking around busied bodies about their business
Can it be true no one stops to take in the beauty
Then I wonder if per chance a person might say
That all these elements just happened per chance
Burning embers landing somewhere through flight?
In no way could one thus say!
Wait!!! Look up, look around for the very things of this earth
They testify of a Creator.
Alas, alas to no avail
No one cares to seek, to find, to know

So much beauty in life and still the word resounds in my head
The fool has said in his heart there is no God.

Awake to life, get to know the Creator, enjoy His creation

and the wonder of it all.


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Unquenchable Thirst for Peace

My body is restless

My tongue caked and aching with

an unquenchable thirst

for Peace.

 

Until  every voice is heard

until our homes and communities

are compassionate

and loving

 

Until our sisters  and brothers decide that

it is not about competition

but our hearts uniting and expressing

in collaboration

 

Only then

only then

will my tongue be satisfied

and my body at rest.

 

My heart continues to look for peace, and I will do all i can with word and deed to promote peace.  I truly believe this energy can radiate forward.

Namaste.   #poetsforpeace


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Texture Rich Restaurant – Tuesdays of Texture

Texture rich environment

Fills my curiosities

DELIGHH

 

As you can see, there was texture from top to bottom…everywhere you looked.  Because the restaurant was so full, and we were with guests, i couldn’t get a few of the elaborate fish tanks and a few other wicked cool textures….but you get the idea!

What’s in your world?    Show me!

You can also see more when you hop on over to Narami for more delightful textures.

Have a GRAND week.

Marie


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Take Time Collaboration

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poem & image copyright 2016 Marie Lukasik-Wallace

Here is some of our contributions so far.  If you feel inspired, add it to the comments, and I will add you in!  Hope you are living poetry and enjoying the New Year!

TAKE TIME

take time to be grateful
take time for smiling

Take time
to be of the earth,
let it nourish you
soak its sweetness in your bones

 
Take time
To be of the water
Let it drop on your tongue
And quench your insatiable thirst

Take time
To gather around the fire
Let family and friends
Warm your heart and soul

Take time
to fill your lungs
breathe in mindfulness
Let out peace

Take time
To just be…

 

Melting Impressions

When I pause
and take my time
to pay attention
to those things presented
to my mind
I find
as I grow older
left out more often
in moments colder
fewer stand by me
shoulder to shoulder.
As numbness creeps
from fingertips
it seems at times as though
I’ve lost my grip.
Once precious memories
begin to slip.
Heartfelt refrains
of Auld Lanng Syne
each passing year a spirit
a little more or less refined
reaching, reaching for that
touch of the Divine
Glancing back at footsteps
melting in the snow
impressions not indelible,
their value I do not know
and I would have someone tell me,
One who took the time
to know
before I go
Despite my flaws
that I tried
not to lead or follow,
but stand alongside
I would like to believe
I will be missed
when it’s my time
for my last sigh.

Take Time
To close your eyes
And listen
To a distant wind

 

These are my collaborators so far.    Feel free to come by any time.

Elizabeth at Tea and Paper;  Michael at Poetry Channel;  Marie at Writing Wings For You;  Equinoxio21

 


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Take Time COLLABORATION – Happy New Year!

Happy New year beautiful people!

happy new year 2016

Well my friends, it is a New Year, and what a great way to begin our year with a collaboration.    For this one, we are using the anaphora –

                                                     Take Time

What I love about this open ended topic is that we can write endlessly from any point of our lives.  I can write a stream of consciousness without stopping.   No rules!       Add your lines in the comments, and I will put them together to make a group poem.  No deadline…write what makes your heart sing.   What ambitions, hopes, dreams, goals do you have for this bright beautiful year?   Will you make more memories with your loved ones?  savor time?   Take some chances or risks?

I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR!!!

 

Here’s one of my contributions:

TAKE TIME

to be of the earth,

let it nourish you

soak its sweetness in your bones

 

Take time

To be of the water

Let it drop on your tongue

And quench your insatiable thirst

 

Take time

To gather around the fire

Let family and friends

Warm your heart and soul

 

Take time

to fill your lungs

breathe in mindfulness

Let out peace

 

Take time

To just be…

 

 

Namaste my friends,

and have a peaceful, joyous New Year.

Marie


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Reflective Sunday

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This summer as I was traveling across America, we came across this park at sunset in Springfield, Illinois. A serendipitous surprise gift. ..a metaphor for my new life adventure.

Sunset Park twilight
My soul meditation dance
Peace song in color

I can’t wait to continue to unravel my Chautauqua little by little for more of life’s gifts