Random Thoughts
Volume 2
by Deanne F. Purcell

The hills echo and call my name,
follow me on my journey
to the top of the mountain.

Doves watch me from the river
and make a joyous wish.
Birds fly and sing overhead,
I love you, do you love me?
There is certainty in my voice,
and I hear it in my ears,
and my throat sings a happy tune!

SPRING

Sun, flowers, and grass,
green leaves and rain
arriving in the month of April
in two months school closes—

Welcome Spring
with green grass and leaves
and colorful flowers,
with beautiful scents
so refreshing;

I’m glad to be alive,
and loving—

soon it will be 8 p.m.;
wish it wouldn’t grow dark
so soon.


The Merry Month of May
The fifth month
with bright and pastel flowers
in bloom, not grown by be,
but by others in a garden,
or on sale at a florist,

brought to me as a token of
love or appreciation,
like the carnations I often bought for myself,
for a trip, or depression, or
to raise someone’s morale,
colors so uplifting.
I was born in May.


SUMMER

Green leaves in abundance cover the land.
Today, no sun shows,
only rain predicted.
But there is always hope for tomorrow.

Color me blue,
but not unhappy,
I follow my path,
past fields of green;
the shadows hide me from the sun,
for I may be burned to a crisp,
my skin is sensitive.

I must master my weaknesses,
learn how to deal with them,
be proud of my accomplishments,
make decisions I feel correct,
be honest about my gains and losses;
tomorrow is another day.

The birds fly low, sniffing the soft grass
that waits for them to come;
I know how that feels,
for I wait there, too,
for a new day to dawn,
and the sun visit me.

A friend comes to you, and stays,
out of love, out of need,
a friend to cherish,
a life-long friend,
from start to finish.

Friends, like flowers come in different sizes,
different shapes, different colors,
scents, sprays and bouquets,
separately, together.

Life has its ups and downs;
one day the sun will shine,
another the rain will pour,
both are needed for nourishment.
We were born with insides and outsides,
one day the sun will shine,
another the rain will pour,
both are needed for
inner and outer growth.

To Lift and Be Uplifted,
To lift my hands and pray
and be uplifted by God,
for Him to show and teach
me the best way to live;
for Him to show me
that I am good
and can always be;
to show that I can be a friend of
the best kind.

Sunlight
back yard
front yard
the stillness of morning
waiting to greet you before
breakfast on a Monday morning.
Eagerly we await the day,
a new morning on the horizon.

FALL


Autumn leaves turning,
coloring my world,
I am filled with awe
at the beauty,
it lights up my world.

August winds down,
September begins;
Labor Day, School begins,
Fall starts.
I love Fall—
Autumn, as some call it.
Leaves change colors,
then fall, crushed and brown,
and trees bare their nakedness.



Carousel
The carousel has gaily painted horses,
Children and adults, loving every turn;
they think, I have passed this before—
My! Am I dizzy!
But I stay on and go around
once more…


WINTER

Life is worth living,
no matter how long or how short,
our destinies in God's hands.
He holds us
from up above,
although for the present
we don't see him;
He sees us.
He wants us to pray,
to help others,
wherever and whenever we can.

Someday we will meet Him
face to face,
and thank Him for
showing us the way.

Happy are those
who have a song in their hearts,
gentleness in their souls,
who dream when they sleep
and wake to the glory of morn,
who worship God from
morning til night,
who wish for a better life,
and do not take for granted
the beauty bestowed upon them,
who pray for a better world
for others and themselves.

The hills echo and call my name,
follow me on my journey
to the top of the mountain.

Doves watch me from the river
and make a joyous wish.
Birds fly and sing overhead,
I love you, do you love me?
There is certainty in my voice,
and I hear it in my ears,
and my throat sings a happy tune!


Copyright by
Deanne F. Purcell

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by Anne's Place

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