Miracles Encased In Courage

Tops of the trees
bend and sway
in time to
life’s circumstances
unsettled currents
may bend and break
a few of
the delicate
tiny branches
the root
of the tree
never waivers
embedded deep
within earths soil
underneath
winters blanket
encased in courage
fed by faith
the hope
entangles
suffocating fear
and doubt

KJS©

ASundayswintermorn

Countdown Continues!

The morning sun was just peeking over the roof tops ~ my hubby had just filled the feeders, and this little guy was so proud of his “sunflower seed” Thought I would use him for my December 16th countdown! Have a GREAT Monday everyone! It’s a chilly -21 here in Burlington Ontario Canada! EH 🙂

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A Prayer for the Sparrow (God’s Love)

Dear Lord,

 

Please ~

 protect the little sparrow

for on this winter’s day,

he hides within the little spruce

concealed from all harms way!

 

Please ~

shield him from the bitter winds

against the stormy gale,

the cold wet snow that blows and blasts

oh offer him a safe warm dale!

 

Please ~

let him find the food I’ve left

to keep his belly filled,

for this my little gift I give

even though it’s frosty chilled.

 

Please ~

As the night begins to fall

and branches fill with snow,

help him find his way to rest

till morning light begins to glow

 

 

 

KJS©

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The Heart Goes Home For Christmas (Season’s of the Heart)

The Northern lights 

they call her home

 

Cry of the wolf 

forlorn he weeps for her

 

Stars are brilliant with life 

awaiting her return

 

The frozen north anticipates 

new breath of life

 

Warm summer breeze 

longs to caress her face

 

Pulling her back

to familiar senses ~ beings of once a time

 

Sun kisses northern lakes 

in hopes to glimmer the eye

 

Ache – is strong it pulls the heart 

towards the country of sunsets

 

Tis autumn leaves brilliant 

with spectacular shades

 

Time is short 

the chill of winter is lurking 

 

Drawing closer with every eve

restless turns anxious

 

Will the heart make it 

back in time?

 

Whistling wind brings first snowfall 

with flurry it arrives!

 

A blanket of fresh white linen

covers earth to keep it warm

 

Reflection dancing lights 

twinkle in brilliance against the snow,

 

For shadows of footprints

 not seen by naked eye 

 

Drifting satisfying from the wind

the soul has come home 

 

She has made it safe 

no more her heart will roam!

 

KJS©

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Catching Memories (Footprints of Christmas)

Hints of paths 

Decembers snow

my heart knows to follow

when cold winds blow

~

All but one 

too many draw near

snowflakes of memories

are melting I fear

~

Captured magic

in moments of time

try to drift over

my journey inclined

~

Traveled often

as not to hide

keeping footprints visible 

to hearts passing by

~

Untangling thoughts

of Christmas past

sharing the joys

making them last

~

With arms linked together

hearts trudge through the snow

my mother and I 

catching memories as we go

 

KJS©

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Dedicated to my loving mother ~ my friend.

Merry Christmas mom love you!

 

Sometimes these old photographs are the best! I will never forget this snowy winter, when we were snowed in! It was such an adventure for us kids! The footprints you see in this old capture are my dads. Later on my mom got my Auntie Katie to do a canvas. It still hangs on the wall today!