Saturday, September 06, 2008

Happiness is ...

Happiness is...
A walk in a garden
Smelling the roses, the hyacinths
seeing the mums announce fall
buying fresh vegetables and fruits
After a recent operation
And to eat them, too!

Happiness is walking on a quaint street
with interesting shops
loaded with soaps, creams, and smiles
drinking cool water or coffee
after a while
Sampling a wine with a chip or two
happily laughing with you

Happiness is waiting
at the airport and you arrive
with arms outstretched and
to my side,
holding you
and hearing you say
I missed you
I love you

Happiness is picking a brush
a pen
creating an image,
dashing with hues,
and meaning
conveying the intensity,
the feeling and looking back
saying alright!
Surprised when other
like it too!

Happiness is a making
a difference
saying someone is
affirming them and
finding they needed
to know that they
drying a tear
saying a prayer that is
giving a hug,
calling a friend,
believing the best in others,
and having faith
that God will work it out
even our failures and

Happiness is living,
knowing you don't have to feel good
to be happy,
happiness is in a child's prayer
that no matter how little
God cares, about
our boo boos,
about our fish,
our uncle who hurts,
Grandma's stomach,
daddy and mommy, and
and about a Mom who needs to say
I love you.

The faith of a child,
the eyes of a child
help you see that
is an attitude,
happiness is
happiness is hope,

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The San Juan Star

An Ode to the Star
Light a candle
What stories did I read
there? Yeah, not in order
the one on Rayos Gamma,
Cerro Maravilla with
its villians who defrauded
us not only of hope but
of decency and honor
Then Marisol Malaret being
crowned, others
the Best Dressed in town,
Damas Civicas,
the Supplements, the scores
from all the sports
from National League
to Pee Wee Football
Dug up reviews of
High School musicals
Ricky Martin
to tiny advertisements
which took a
magnifying glass to see
Do I now have any copies?
Famous writers
Pulitzer winners
Overseas Press Club deliverers
While others were
shouting- maybe
it was the language
the difficulty and
cutlery of a second language
It whispered
level headed the news
that rocked and shook
our country
It laughed with
Beetle Bailey
Made us dream with
Prince Valiant and
settle with Dr. Morgan, MD
What was the Star?
A light, a flash, a meteor?
Whatever it was we
thought it would last more
but alas
it has succumbed
Goodbye dear friend.
How do you bury a Beacon?

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Closing Prayer at the Democratic Convention

It was said by my Senior Pastor, Joel Hunter, at the Democratic Convention. Go to this link at Northland a Church Distributed to see it:

He has received a lot of flack for it, yet he stood his ground and went to the convention to give the benediction. Personally I thought it was a beautiful and heartfelt benediction. I thought a lot of you would like to see it, especially my dear Democratic relatives.

I'm an independent myself, only my ballot knows for sure.