A couple of Haikus written just for me by a fellow blogger:

Talented Mary
Writes beautiful poetry
She has a big heart

Mary loves haikus
Like drops of dew they sparkle
They nourish the soul

Thank you for the wonderful poems, David!

Check out his blog by simply following this link: http://toofulltowrite.wordpress.com

Maybe he will write you a haiku, as well!

“My Last Wishes”

WRITTEN AUGUST 15TH, 2009

To all my dearest friends,

To those who care and those who do not,

When it becomes my end,

Will you be there for me like I have thought?

When my body is laid to rest,

What will be said of me,

Will you all see I have always tried my best,

To be the best I could be?

When I am done with this life and move on,

Will you all truly miss me,

Will you gather, one by one,

Over my open casket, remembering who I used to be?

To all my friends so dear,

While I am lying on my death bed,

Will you all be near,

When I am pronounced dead?

Will you sing songs of wishes,

Will you hold my limp, lifeless hand,

And give me goodbye kisses,

Would you all take a stand?

To all my friends I love,

Please stay by my side,

As you watch my soul fly like a dove,

To what lies beyond the sky.

“Changes”

When I am with you,

It seems we are only friends,

Two people without a clue,

Like the beginning of the end.

You have something you must say,

I can see it in your eyes,

We didn’t mean for it to be this way,

A little sugar… too much spice.

Why can’t we get along?

Why do we constantly disagree?

Our lives are an unfinished song,

Will it end with us meant to be?

You do not open up,

To me, who you used to adore,

You make me feel like I have screwed up,

With your thoughts behind a deadlocked door.

I do not want to be alone,

Or blamed for your own ways,

I refuse to throw you another bone,

Or waste away the days.

“One Last Step”

If I had,

One last step,

Would it be,

Forward or backward?

Would I choose,

To see future,

Or see past,

Let me think.

I step forward,

What’s the point,

To see what,

I mustn’t know.

I step back,

Simply to remember,

What already happened,

My wonderful memories.

What’s the point,

To see future,

I only have,

One last step.

So I decide,

I stay put,

I am satisfied,

I’ve done well.

Random Entry:

Do not let others’ actions bring you down under any circumstances. Do not allow yourself to fall into any persons’ trap or stoop to their level. Only allow yourself to learn from them and move on, with your head held high, with your dreams and good intentions still in tact. Everything and every person enters your life for a reason, and no power can ever change this.

“Flight of a Dove”

WRITTEN IN AUGUST OF 2009:

What is love,

A feeling unexplained,

Visualize the flight of a dove,

Love is uncontained.

My heart is in a vise,

Held by ball and chain,

Wouldn’t it be nice,

To feel love again?

Try me,

Cry with me,

Love me,

Die with me.

Try me,

Sing with me,

Put your trust in me,

Dance all night with me.

Help me to love all,

Every living being,

You are the only one I can call,

You make my heart sing.

I have tried wishing upon a star,

Nothing came of that,

My mind races like that shooting star,

Around, around, and back.

You are my only solution,

You are my one true love,

You are my imagination,

You are the flight of the dove.

“Backed Into a Corner”

It started with a dream last night,

And remains in my head like a hoarder,

This thought is fusing in my mind,

I am backed into a corner.

Why have I lately thought so much?

A thought which appeared out of thin air,

A thought that I cannot touch,

I know the answer that lies there.

I do not want these thoughts again,

I want to live free of this mind bomb,

A thought that has become so bland,

While I appear to the world as calm.

I fear I will never be absolutely gratified,

But isn’t this the human way?

I do not think a life can be stratified,

So perfect, organized, and array.

I must move the obstacles out of my corner,

Therefore I can escape,

I would like for my life to have no borders,

Can anyone relate?

I’m ready for the “One Lovely Blog Award”:

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First, I would like to sincerely thank Uzoma for nominating my blog for this award. Words cannot express how grateful I am. Check out his blog to find a very talented writer who I hope to see published soon. Congratulations on your nomination, Uzoma! This is completely new to me so I hope I am posting this correctly. I appreciate everyone who stops by to read what I have to offer. I have met so many people from all over the world in such a short period of time and they are all amazing writers. I now consider them my friends and it is hard to pick just a few nominations but here goes!

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. List seven random things about yourself.
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award

SEVEN RANDOM THINGS ABOUT MARY:

  1. I have played the acoustic and electric guitar for about 5 years and that is where some of my poetry comes from, songs I have written.
  2. I have a dog named EmJay, a ferret named Princess Bubblegum, and two cats, one named Butters and the other is Shadow.
  3. I have to always keep some sort of journal nearby because thoughts for poems come to me at all hours of the day, even in dreams. I have been writing since I was about 11 years old so I have many journals!
  4. I was married for 8 years before my husband passed away at the age of 33 from a pulmonary embolism.
  5. I enjoy living life to it’s fullest. I like to be very spontaneous Every moment should be remembered and it is not the quantity of time that matters, it is the quality.
  6. I love movies! Some of my favorites are the Back to the Future trilogies, Pulp Fiction, and all of the Disney/Pixar movies (that’s the kid inside of me).
  7. One of my favorite quotes is “No one ever said life would be easy, but they did say it would be worth it”. So true.

THE NOMINATIONS:

  1. Uzoma
  2. Charleszero1
  3. Sharmistha Basu’s Poetries
  4. Poetry Blog of Mine
  5. Sirrah
  6. J. Karen Carr: A Writer’s Journey
  7. Sakshi Vashist

  8. The Mind of Eboni Sade’
  9. Under The Jew Fro
  10. Your Life. BETTER.

  11. LUGGAGE Lady

  12. URBAN WALL ART & MURALS

  13. JEAN-PAUL GALIBERT

  14. CANADIAN HIKING PHOTOGRAPHY
  15. Unbound Boxes Limping Gods

Re-blogged from mycybernovels.wordpress.com . This scares me a little.

Sharmishtha Basu (author) writes

It appears nature had the last laugh, after twenty years of research the scientists are claiming that genetically modified seeds give lower yield, genetically alter the plants and don’t assure safety. The traditional style of agriculture outperforms these.

Fortunately Indian farmers have not started using these seeds for main crops like wheat or rice. The scientists are saying that the output of these seeds gets lesser with time, not only that they are not flexible, resilient or genetically diverse to fit in to climate change which brings extreme, unpredictable change in weather. They may cause irreversible change which may not be very welcome. Like toxin or allergen production, reduced or altered nutrition standard. Hope the message will be spread real quick.

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