Y - yesterday, we had this bright future
O - owned by us
U - under African Skies
T - they promised us the world, in
H - hindsight it was never theirs to promise
D - daily grace are attained from God
A - and that is the only surety in a world where
Y - young people are still being used as pawns
In South Africa, we celebrate Youth Day every year on 16 June. It commemorates a pivotal point in our history 16 June 1976 in the fight against apartheid.
In memory of all those who perished during the tragic events of September 11th 2001
and in honour of all those who risked or sacrificed their own life for the sake of others.
Sirens lament, a September song
Echoing sadness of memories so strong.
Prayers for the souls of those taken away,
Thoughts for their families, in our hearts to this day.
Evening came early, the night stayed so long.
Morning started so bright, but went tragically wrong.
Blue cloudless skies, the sound of a plane
Eternal reminders bring that day back again…
Remember it all, let it not be in vain
Emergency crews, just ordinary guys
Laid their lives on the line as hell rained from the skies
Every last one of them selfless and brave
Valiant heroes with one aim – to save
Each one forever remembered with pride
No hearts left untouched by the many that died.
There’s one lasting hope as the world now remembers
Heartfelt wishes that peace could arise from those embers.
**Written September 11th 2008**
H ope and faith
A re in my heart,
P erhaps this year,
P erhaps a new start...
Y esterday is gone.
N ow I look to 2010,
E ying the dates,
W ondering when.
Y earning for health,
E veryone's worried.
A nother day gone:
R ainy and blurried.
©2009 Danielle White
Alluring atmosphere announced Adeleke Adeite’s arrival
Under God’s unfailing, unadulterated, ultimate umbrella;
Given golden grains, grace, glee, glory and glow… gifted.
Understanding, unbelievably unashamed…unbeatable,
Sold to sincerity, soaked in sympathy, sings sweet songs,
Tested with thorns and thistles, trusted with terrific talents.
Full of grace and gratitude
Over the birth of this
Stand up and celebrate her
Unique ability to make all welcome and her
Zany zest for life, love, and laughter.
Always giving generously of her heart and wisdom.
Nodding off from time to time to rest her weary soul, but
Never faltering in her faith – in humanity and her
Exploration of new ways to learn and grow so she can
Share her brand of sunshine and God’s love with everyone she meets.
60 years! And many more we wish for her,
Those of us blessed to know her are forever
Honored to be her beloved friends.
Written as a toast for my former business partner and forever friend's upcoming 60th
I love you darling for your devotion and unconditional love
We've had a special relationship since the day we met
I've only to ask for help my dear and you've been there for me
Lying with you everyday you whisper tender words in my ear
Later we'll make love and I'll fall asleep in your loving arms
Lovely romantic gifts such as chocolates, candy and flowers
Over the years you've given me to show how much you care
Valuable than gold are the memories we've shared my love
Evermore to be in my heart and remembered each year from now
You're my sunshine in the morning and my stars at night
Our first kiss is one that I'll remember the rest of my life
Until I met you I didn't know what it meant to be loved
As I walked towards you down the aisle on our Wedding Day
Looking very proud as you stood there in your black suit
Waiting for me to join you at the altar with a smile on your face
As I stood beside you there, together we recited our vows
You and I were now joined as one, as husband and wife
Since that day we've been on a journey side by side for life.
Valentine's Day is very special to us because it was the day that my husband proposed to me as well. It's a time for Lovers.
Hands holding champagne
Allowing all wishes to sparkle
People dancing under Mylar balloons
Pop corn with sweet caramel
Yankees caps with silver trim
Nobody dislikes silly buffoons
Everyone can be one of them
With the New Year's party colorful hats
Yell and be extravagantly festive
Ears deafened by loud music
America celebrates in Times Square
Rome calls for peace everywhere
Entered in Carol Brown's Happy New Year Poetry Contest
Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci
Hail happy morn, fresh blooming now as a fragrant flower
All golden streams I see your sun, rising sweetly this hour
Presenting your new found pearl a first day and a new year
Polished, serene and full of tranquil light the lucid air
Yesteryear is dead and gone, new today again man dreams
Nestled in your petals clasp from which love's pure nectar streams
Empower us again, for fogs and winters mist has failed
Wellspring of hope and love behold, by God's decree prevailed
Yon golden light has warmed our hearts, and we again rejoice
Eternal dreamers in resolutions we chart new stairs
Arouse to prospect beyond each star, abandon earthly cares
Resound your promise like the sun, permit our lusty voice.
[Inspired by L'nass Shango's HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL]
New morning on warm wings of light I rise
Golden as your swan bright sun
To see the world with dawn's fresh blooming eyes
The shadowed night now is done
The sand begins to flow again, the clock
Another circle shall sweep
From the barn chimes an accurate cock
Stirred the world from foggy sleep
The new year is began, fresh dreams abroad
The bells all peal with God's love
The potter gathers again each grailed shard
Like winds gather clouds above
And each field seeded with dreams shall flourish
And each vessel overflows
For earth's satisfaction from needs cherished
In heaven's kingdom now still grows.
Many people dream of having what you share...
Verisimilar love &
Enthusiastic promises of "Death Do Us Part"
Satisfaction of compromised love!
But only few stick together throughout the journey....
Father dearest, I love you so,
As only my soul can really extol
The extent of my appreciation!
Hear my precious heart throbbing,
Eternally grateful for all you did,
Rising to every challenge on the way!
Hope, faith and freedom you showed me,
Ambition and selfless commitment, too!
Peace and tolerance you dearly espoused,
Probity and fair play were your watchwords!
Yes, you were always a man of your word!
From day one you encouraged and helped me.
Every time I faltered, you were there.
Self-confidence, dreams you instilled in me,
Transforming my deep doubts and fears
Into courage, yearnings and aspirations,
Vowing to make me the best that I could be!
Angst gave way to optimism and enlightenment.
Love, you said, was God’s gift to mankind!
Infinite were your patience and attention,
Sources of quiet confidence and inspiration.
And you always demonstrated integrity,
Leaving behind deceit and dissimulation,
Ugliness of thought, word and action.
Truth triumphed in everything you undertook,
Ever loyal, steadfast, indomitable, supreme!
You are my lofty paragon of true manhood.
Our Father in heaven, I know, smiles upon you!
Unique you are, Dad, I salute you with love!