Sunday, January 13, 2019

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morning star bright
clouds drift and birds fly
yet still you shine
© gillena cox 2019



Best Wishes for a happy and creative 2019
Sunday Smiles




Blog hopping today with
Poetry Pantry # 435

AND


Haiku My Heart
bright


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #19 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
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REVISIT
Sunday Standard 19
Sunday Lime 19
13 January 2017









Friday, January 11, 2019

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[Cherries From My Garden]


[For Her A Rose Hat. Grandma's lil sweetheart featured in this one]



[Sketch 1}



{Sketch 2]



[Jasmine -tanka]

your sweetness
with letters of alphabet
night blooming jasmine
i pour into glass bottles
sample of your gift

© gillena cox 2019



Blog hopping today with

Week 45, Year 8

AND



HATS OR CROWNS


ENJOY THE MUSIC
Sway with me Rita Hayworth





REVISIT
11 January 2017
11 December 2015
11 December 2014

Sunday, January 06, 2019

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sunrise -
wishes for a little Magi
in every deed
© gillena cox 2019


Best Wishes for a happy and creative 2019
Sunday Smiles




Blog hopping today with


Poetry Pantry # 434

AND


Haiku My Heart
wisdom


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #18 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
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REVISIT
Sunday Standard 18
Sunday Lime 18
6 January 2018




Saturday, January 05, 2019

2887


swaddled with pure love
Jesus in our hearts
eternal joy
© Janice Garey



DAY TWELVE, of the ELEVENTH celebration of, the 12 Days of Christmas, here at Lunch Break, with 'Mary Did You Know' as our carol of choice.


All poems remain the copyright of individual writers


Healer of mankind
No hurt is too big for you
Praise you Greatest One!
© Chelle Angelini

the gifts of Magis
they came inspite
of Herod
© Willie Bongcaron


Call me disciple.
Teach me to hear in all tongues.
Make good use of me.
© Susan Chast


dark church
the crib and the cross
in candle's light
© Marta Majorka Chocilowska


family of peace
Mary's gentle kisses
to her baby boy
© gillena cox


shepherds
adoring baby Jesus
this warmth
© Mary Davila



glowing for world
Nativity scene
under dark lamppost
© Mamta Duseja


students of her son
she knows not all are faithful...
a kiss was the sign
© Pat Geyer


convent memory
a teacher collecting coins
for baby Jesus
© Mohammed Azim Khan


sands of time
a countdown begun
the babes hour glass
© Linda Lee L


cross to bear—
searching baby Jesus' eyes
does Mary know?
© Michael Lester


a child hidden
in a barn lit by a star...
to become the King of Universe
© Tomislav Maretic



turtle doves
the baby starts
to babble
© Stella Pierides


night's coming
in his mother's arms
baby's laughter
© Nicole Pottier



At long last the hour has arrived
Jesus forever in heart
farewell
© Sanaa Rizvi


completely out
in the open country
Jesus' first crib
© Ernesto Santiago


Our sins
Asking Jesus blood
About peace
© Otteri Selvakumar

market full
of Yule logs ... my home
of eternal silence
© Sasa Vazic





Thanks for making this ELEVENTH celebration a success
Credits to: Marilyn Ashbaugh, USA. Michelle Angelini, USA. Shanna Baldwin, Hawaii. Willie Bongcaron, Philippines. Ralf Bröker, Germany. Bidur Prasad Chaulagain, Nepal. Susan Chast, USA. Marta Majorka Chocilowska, Poland. MaryDavila, USA. Susan Delphine Delany, USA. Mamta Duseja, India. Pat Geyer, USA. Nina Grace, USA. Deborah San Gee, USA. Janice Garey, USA. Mohammad Azim Khan, USA. Patty Hardin, USA. Vibeke Laier, Denmark. Linda Lee L, USA. Michael H. Lester, USA. Tomislav Maretic, Croatia. Stella Pierides, Germany. Nicole Pottier, France. Bryan Rickert, USA. Sanaa Rizvi, Pakistan. Alexis Rotella, USA. Sumana Roy, India. Ernesto Santiago, Greece. Otteri Selvakumar, India. Saji M Saji, India. Adelaide Shaw, USA. Sasa Vazic, Croatia.

MUCH LOVE
gillena cox, Trinidad and Tobago.
[Founder/Coodinator The Twelve Days Of Christmas at Lunch Break]


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Friday, January 04, 2019

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handful of cherries -
the ladder no longer stands
under the tree
© gillena cox

DAY ELEVEN, of the ELEVENTH celebration of, the 12 Days of Christmas, here at Lunch Break, with 'Mary Did You Know' as our carol of choice.


All poems remain the copyright of individual writers


in a manger...
there came
the Three Wise Men
© Willie Bongcaron


into mystery,
wonder and pain. Loving you,
we learn how to love.
© Susan Chast


Midnight Mass
a new believer falls
to his knees
© Marta Majorka Chocilowska




a new covenant
born in a lowly manger
His light reveals the Way
© Janice Garey


Mary and her baby
Gods promise
And gift to all
© Linda Lee L


baby Jesus—
His first words written
by the gospel
© Michael H. Lester


so cold outside
people and animals gather
around the newborn
© Nicole Pottier



Pristine as a red, red rose
guides me on path to righteousness
Jesus
© Sanaa Rizvi
·

early spring
the additional sunlight - I enjoy
what Christ brings
© Ernesto Santiago



THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING - DAY ELEVEN
MUCH LOVE
gillena





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Thursday, January 03, 2019

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Slowly picking sugar plums
as my faith is renewed,
Virgin Mary.
© Sanaa Rizvi

DAY TEN, of the ELEVENTH celebration of, the 12 Days of Christmas, here at Lunch Break, with 'Mary Did You Know' as our carol of choice.


All poems remain the copyright of individual writers



To this child of light,
I fell hurting myself today
Heal me with your love
© Chelle Angelini


in a manger...
peace amidst the widespread
arms of war
© Willie Bongcaron


What parents knows their
children's destiny? Their love
and trust helps you thrive.
© Susan Chast


nativity scene
old monk on the ladder
fixes a star
© Marta Majorka Chocilowska


morning light -
in The Bethlehem Stable
a new covenant
© gillena cox





Past few days, I didn't see the girl in shabby clothes, always begging for money at the signal.
A lovely smile always reflected on her face, surely not washed from many days, the moment a single one rupee coin landed in her hand. So clear, it meant a world to her. On inquiring, she said, she was happy because on giving it to her mother, she will get to eat her favourite bhakri. One day I asked her, why she was not attending school. She sobbed and in a very sad voice said that her mother was sick and so not working from past one month.
And today while was I wondering how rich brats throw away things, either they don't like them or the best - worst reason being, they are bored of them, suddenly I watch that familiar smile waving at me. There she was, all set to go to school. The girl's mother, now well, managed to get her admission in a nearby local school after getting work at six households.
Yes, a smile waving, dressed in an old school uniform, was the loveliest highlights of my today's early dull, cold morning.

blowing of
harsh cold winds
a miracle enough
to keep hearts
warm with peace
© Mamta Duseja




swaddled with pure love
Jesus in our hearts
eternal joy
© Janice Garey


He told us ten times
she knows the slate should be clean...
we shall not never
© Pat Geyer


Bethlehem too busy
counting citizens...
missed the baby’s birth
© Linda Lee L


baby Jesus
wrapped in a threadbare shawl
stargazing
© Michael H. Lester



on the way
lit by stars
holy crib
© Nicole Pottier


praise be to God!
on us—His favor rests
in a stable
© Ernesto Santiago



THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING - DAY TEN
MUCH LOVE
gillena






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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

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a good book
holds the Living Word
but much more could be written
© Janice Garey


IT'S DAY NINE, of the ELEVENTH celebration of, the 12 Days of Christmas, here at Lunch Break, with 'Mary Did You Know' as our carol of choice.


All poems remain the copyright of individual writers


Christ takes care of me
in my confusion and fear
So much for a babe!
© Michelle Angelini


on New Years day
in a light sudden drizzle -
heaven's presence

this urge to raise my hand
in spontaneous thanksgiving
© gillena cox


I would hold your lamb
Dew and fur comforting me
Revels, mysteries
© Deborah San Gee


fruit of the Spirit...
she knows these all are needed
to live a good life
© Pat Geyer


Mary bathes
baby Jesus by the river—
moonlight
© Michael H. Lester



I wake, unhesitant
as cherry blossoms sway in wind
Jesus’ path.
© Sanaa Rizvi







THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING - DAY NINE
MUCH LOVE
gillena



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