Where Moss Grows

I’m part wood nymph.  I require mountains and warm, dense patches of moss to thrive.
~Vera Farmiga

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Sleeping in these days

Cocooned in cotton flannel sheets,
wool stuffed pillows and duvet,
mohair wool blanket. . .
who can crawl out of
such a cozy nest
when it’s still
dark and raining
out.
Not me.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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And Still It Rains

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Rain barrels overflow,
streams, rivers, lakes
flow down the driveway
and still it rains.
Could we contain
even half this water now
our summer would never
be too dry.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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New Year Puzzle Finished


Finished our puzzle yesterday.
Nice to start the new year by finishing something,
maybe finishing will be this year’s trend.

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year
To all those who follow my blog
and those who make my day
by Liking my words
and making comments
on my thoughts.
May Peace be with you
in 2019

Sharron R. McMillan

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A New Year Waits To Be Written

A new year, like a new journal,
begs to be filled with all there is to say.
It’s OK to not fill up every page,
every minute, every gap in conversation
and it’s fine to start a new year
and a new book,
even though all the hopes and aspirations of the past one
never were fulfilled.

Time to close last year’s diary,
put it away where what was never written
will somehow fill up the blanks
between what was.

Open a new, clean, untouched book of days.
Go ahead – leap into the new year
as if you’ve planned for it –
as if it’s pages need
what you have to write.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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End of the Year

The year is dying
nothing can be done
its days were numbered
from day one.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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A New Year On Its Way

Peeling off the pages
of unused calendars,
wondering at spaces
left unwritten
in my journal,
counting down the days,
the hours
until
a new calendar,
a new journal,
another chance at
noticing, experiencing
and recording
all of it.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Don’t Put it All Back in the Attic

Generosity that moves us to give more than we take,
happy greetings to those we never noticed before,
desire to be with those we love
even though they are annoying

Don’t put it all away
with the baubles and ornaments.
Spirit of Christmas was never meant
to be just one day of the year.

Let’s hang onto it for a few more days and maybe,
we will become the world
we all can live in
peacefully.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Today I Have A Thankful Heart

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
~ Cicero

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Have A Mary Christmas

My soul praises the Lord
For He has been mindful of me.
Blessed is she
who trusted
that the Lord’s words to her
would
be fulfilled.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Light a Star to Guide Us

Sometimes I wonder why you seemed to take so long
to send a saviour to our earth when things had gone so wrong.
So many years of killing, of terror for the young
hate and destruction and so little hope left hung
on a star some were still watching
and they noticed when you came
some knew where to find you
and some even knew your name.
But it’s been a long time since
and we bow our heads in shame
that after all you did for peace
it seems we’re still the same.
And I wonder why you’re waiting
and what you’re waiting for
will you stop all of this killing,
all the terror, like before.
Will you light a star to guide us,
will you bring us peace again,
will you tell us where to find you,
and will we even know your name.

©1999 Sharron R. McMillan

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Give Love This Christmas

 

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Down through the ages men and women have learned the lesson of the manger.
A simple place, a simple message to those who simply believe it –
God loves us and sent his perfect son to an imperfect world
so we could know love.
Love is the gift.
Give love this Christmas.
Wrap it in a box, bake it in a pie,
shine it through the darkness of your loneliness.
Hang your expectations on the branches of a tree,
wind unending love around your disappointments,
allow tears of grief
to mingle with hope
and celebrate the gift given that first Christmas.
Celebrate Love,
perfect Love.

©1999 Sharron R. McMillan

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Peace Whispers

It was a whisper
that floated past
milling crowds
of travellers,
buyers,
sellers
and settled in the hearts
of quiet shepherds,
men of wisdom
watching the stars
and a young girl
in a barn.

Peace. . .
rarely found
anywhere else
but in the hearts
of those
who stop long enough
to accept it.
Peace.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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