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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2012
5-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 04/30/2012 10:02:37 PM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 04/30/2012 10:02:43 PM PDT by JustAmy
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Graphic by MamaBear

MAY

The wind is tossing the lilacs,
The new leaves laugh in the sun,
And the petals fall on the orchard wall,
But for me the spring is done.

Beneath the apple blossoms
I go a wintry way,
For love that smiled in April
Is false to me in May.

~ Sara Teasdale ~


2 posted on 04/30/2012 10:09:44 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: All



Graphic by MamaBear


3 posted on 04/30/2012 10:12:08 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy; Alamo-Girl; Joya; Amityschild; Captain Beyond; Cvengr; DvdMom; GiovannaNicoletta; ...
Thanks Tons, Amy. Here are some unorthodox pseudo-Haiku from that strange space between Quix's ears:

His light Falls
As the dark creatures
Slither out of existence


Blackness crept
Across the globe
As enlightenment


The Trumpet Sounded
Light Bodies Rose
To meet The King


Refugees in the desert
Desperate, hungry
A banquet appeared


Gestapo knocked
The door down too late
Angels came earlier

4 posted on 04/30/2012 10:30:24 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: JustAmy
 May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

ODE TO MAY

May has come in flowered lei
With many rainbows on display
     And fields of green
     Are quite serene
Unlike the brown of summer's burn

The smell of budding orchards sate
The air with nectar 'round my gate
     And birds and bees
     Are searching trees
And every flower, shrub, and fern

The bees for honey for the comb
The birds for twigs to make a home
     They buzz and sing
     And often bring
A rhythm to the poets ode

Oh May, we thank you ever more
You touch our hearts and you restore
     The waking sod
     Our faith in God
And peace where e'er we abode. 

                  Aloha F.H.

5 posted on 04/30/2012 11:59:07 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: JustAmy

Friends, if you please, take a seat or your knees,
and I tell you now what I shall do,
I’ll paint from my palate and sing you the ballad
of one Michaleen Oge Perue!

Our hero, in brief, was a leprechaun chief,
Who would hide all his gold in his crock,
And if by some chance you might catch him a glance,
His shillelagh might give you a knock!

Oh, he left for a while the Emerald Isle
And blasted off into the blue
There is no comparing to one so daring
as Michaleen Oge Perue!

Now, his searching for gold was getting quite old
and for further adventures he sought,
for his name to soar among legend and lore,
and then into his head came this thought:

“For a wee man to sail’s not far off the pale,
But what a grand thing, now, to fly!
Now, an aeroplane is just too mundane,
I shall catch me a star from the sky!”

Oh, he left for a while the Emerald Isle
And blasted off into the blue
There is no comparing to one so daring
as Michaleen Oge Perue!

Now, he found for himself, a corner and shelf
On a rocket ship there on the pad,
But he learned with a whistle, he rode on a missile,
And things went to worse, from bad!

“Ah, what a disgrace! I can’t get to space!”
And with a wail of wild despair,
He grabbed two flat things and he used them like wings
And jumped off over County Kildaire!

And he glided back home, wanting no more to roam,
But what a story to tell, he had,
As he goes roamin’ throughout all the gloamin’,
Of his adventure there on the pad!

Oh, he left for a while the Emerald Isle
And blasted off into the blue
There is no comparing to one so daring
as Michaleen Oge Perue!

Copyright (C) 4-12-2007 by JSR

6 posted on 05/01/2012 12:04:00 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: JustAmy

Hi Amy :-)
Nice post, I like poetry.
I wish I could write some ...oh well :-)


7 posted on 05/01/2012 12:33:22 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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Who You’re Meant To Be

May 1, 2012

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” Quoting those words of St. Catherine of Siena, the Bishop of London began his message to Prince William and Kate Middleton at their wedding in Westminster Abbey. Many watching on TV were deeply touched as the bishop affirmed their choice “to be married in the sight of a generous God who so loved the world that He gave Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ.” Then he urged the couple to pursue a love that finds its center beyond themselves.

From Romans 12, the bride’s brother read: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect” (vv.1-2 NRSV).

That royal wedding reminds us all, single or married, of two great truths: (1) God’s great love for us expressed in the sacrifice of Jesus and (2) God’s desire that we find life’s greatest joy and transformation in our relationship with Him. Aren’t those the keys to becoming the persons God meant us to be?

Although I may not understand
The path You’ve laid for me,
Complete surrender to Your will—
Lord, this my prayer shall be. —Sherbert
We become who God meant us to be by giving ourselves completely to Him.

Read: Romans 12:1-2,9-18

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice. —Romans 12:1
Bible in a Year:
2 Chronicles 26-29


8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:01:12 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; LUV W; Lady Jag; lonestar; ..
Happy May Day to Amy's Place!
I worked all morning
making you all this cake!
I wish it was so! LOL!


Happy May Day to Amy's Place!
Thank you for your pretty
May Day opening and
and the sweet Pledge, Amy and Lori!
I have a hair appointment today
See ya sometime!


9 posted on 05/01/2012 8:38:13 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: fish hawk

Lovely May poem, fish hawk! Thank you for sharing your
talent with us! Please post more when you can!


10 posted on 05/01/2012 8:42:53 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: The Mayor; All
Philippians 4:7

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

“And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

11 posted on 05/01/2012 9:28:06 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Quix

I Love your Poem, Quix!!


12 posted on 05/01/2012 9:33:40 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Quix



13 posted on 05/01/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Kitty Mittens

THANKS MUCH

For your kind words.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: jaycee
Thanks for your beautiful pic and blessings.

God's best to you and those you love.

Photobucket

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15 posted on 05/01/2012 9:39:48 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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May, May, The Merry Month of May!








Happy May Day Everybody!



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

16 posted on 05/01/2012 9:59:28 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

Beautiful Pic, Dear Sister in Christ!


17 posted on 05/01/2012 10:38:28 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Why THANK YOU! :-)


18 posted on 05/01/2012 10:40:17 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: fish hawk

Beautiful Poem, Fish Hawk.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 10:41:57 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Wonderful Opening and Pledge Posts, Dear Amy and Dear Lori!
Thank you, and Thank you to All FRiends for the Pings and Posts.

I Hope this Pic doesn't Look Irreverent; it's So Sweet to me, Lol.


A Thankful GratiTuesday to Amy's Place

20 posted on 05/01/2012 10:55:50 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Amtrak Day





Lei Day in Hawaii .. see Fish Hawk's post #5





Mother Goose Day





National Dance Day




21 posted on 05/01/2012 11:07:05 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Quix

* big smile *

Thanks for sharing that which is found in the strange space between your ears, Quix. :)

Wishing you a happy May.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 11:25:14 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: fish hawk




Happy Lei Day, Fish Hawk.

Thank you for sharing your "Ode to May" with us.
It is wonderful.

Wishing you a beautiful day and a wonderful month.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 11:29:18 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL

Thanks for the fun, Sarge. This is cute and funny .. thank you for sharing it with us.

Hope we see more of your poetry in the future.

Have a delightful day and a beautiful May.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 11:36:50 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Bobalu

Thank you,Bobalu.

It is fun to find poetry and graphics to post for all to enjoy. I hope you will come back again soon. Hopefully, you will see something you enjoy.

Have a Terrific Tuesday and a Marvelous May.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 11:39:31 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor

Happy May Day, Mayor. Thank you for sharing ODB again this morning.

A beautiful way to start each day and a wonderful way to start the month.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee



Mistress Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With cockle-shells, and silver bells,
And pretty maids all in a row.


Happy May Day, Jaycee.
Happy Mother Goose Day.

Thank you for the pretty cake ... it looks delicious. :)


27 posted on 05/01/2012 11:53:02 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

A Blessed May to you and yours, too.

BTW, You have a small gift with a string attached, LOL, in FREEPMAIL.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 11:53:28 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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Wishing You A Beautiful Month

29 posted on 05/01/2012 11:58:46 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Quix

You are welcome, Quix!

Thanks for the graphics!!


30 posted on 05/01/2012 12:36:51 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: left that other site

Beautiful picture, Mary Lou!


31 posted on 05/01/2012 12:37:41 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Kitty Mittens

Its precious, dear Kitty! Never Irreverent!! Love it!


32 posted on 05/01/2012 12:40:29 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

Love your Holidays.....just wonderful!! Thanks much!


33 posted on 05/01/2012 12:42:54 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

Awww thanks, Amy. I will BBL!

Nice thread today!!!


34 posted on 05/01/2012 12:46:40 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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What a lovely graphic, LTOS! Thank you!! Wishing you a Merry Month of May!!


Once I saw a little bird
Come hop, hop, hop;
So I cried, "Little bird,
Will you stop, stop, stop?"
And was going to the window
To say, "How do you do?
But he shook his little tail,
And far way he flew


Have a Happy Mother Goose Day.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 1:04:00 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee

Thanks, Jaycee.

I’m hoping to recapture some of the fun and comfort that we had. It seems that the thread has lost a lot of the feeling of a place to relax and enjoy our fare.

Hope to see you later.


36 posted on 05/01/2012 1:34:09 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens




Thank you, Kitty.

That picture is so very sweet. Thank you ... never Irreverent!

The rose is red,
The violet's blue;
Pinks are sweet,
And so are you!


Happy Mother Goose Day!


37 posted on 05/01/2012 1:42:33 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee
(((((Thank you, my Sweet FRiend!)))))


38 posted on 05/01/2012 1:46:04 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Happy May Day, Meg. Thank you.



A cat came fiddling out of a barn,
With a pair of bagpipes under her arm;
She could sing nothing but fiddle cum fee,
The mouse has married the bumblebee.


Happy Mother Goose Day!


39 posted on 05/01/2012 1:58:00 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy
Thank you, Dearest Amy!

(((((Many Hugs!)))))


40 posted on 05/01/2012 2:00:15 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens


Just because SHE'S so sweet!
Thank you for the angel
holding the kitten!
((((HUGS))))



(Can you believe I found the "name Kitty" in my files?? I was thrilled. Must have saved it some time or other and forgot it....LOL!

41 posted on 05/01/2012 3:23:58 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

Flowers for You, Amy!



42 posted on 05/01/2012 3:50:26 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Thank You, Dear FRiend!


43 posted on 05/01/2012 6:09:22 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site


Mary Lou!
Goodnight!



44 posted on 05/01/2012 8:20:44 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy
A cat came fiddling out of a barn,
With a pair of bagpipes under her arm;


Just Beautiful! Thank you, Amy
I enjoyed your Holiday post.

45 posted on 05/01/2012 8:46:10 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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How Sweet, Dear Jaycee!
I Love that Precious Pic, and "Kitty" with the Little Heart after it!

(((((Thank you! Hugs, Love in Christ, and Caring Prayers)))))

This Kitten Looks like she is Waving Goodnight, Lol:



46 posted on 05/01/2012 9:47:56 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

That is cute.


47 posted on 05/01/2012 10:05:44 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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Are You Tuned In?

May 2, 2012

When I was growing up, I stayed with my grandparents for a week or two every summer. They lived on a street that dead-ended into some railroad tracks. I would often awaken several times on my first night as the box cars rumbled by or when an engineer blew the train whistle. By the end of my visit, however, I had grown so accustomed to the noise that I could sleep straight through the night without interruption. I had tuned out the sounds.

There are other interruptions that I don’t want to tune out! I love it when my husband unexpectedly brings me a cup of coffee when I’m working at the computer. And it brings me joy when I receive an unexpected call from a friend.

Sometimes we’re tempted to tune out “divine interruptions” of the Holy Spirit instead of listening to His promptings. He may nudge us with a realization that we need to ask forgiveness for something we said or did. Or persistently remind us that we should pray for someone who is experiencing a crisis. Or convict us that we have never fully shared Jesus with a person we care about.

When the Holy Spirit indwells us, He teaches us, convicts us, comforts us, and guides us into truth (John 14:16-17,26; 16:7-8,13). Are you tuned in to the interruption of His voice?

Holy Spirit, help us hear
Your inner promptings, soft and clear;
And help us know Your still, small voice
So we may make God’s will our choice. —D. De Haan
Make the right choice: Obey the Spirit’s voice.

Read: John 16:7-15

The Holy Spirit . . . will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. —John 14:26
Bible in a Year:
2 Chronicles 30-32


48 posted on 05/02/2012 5:50:19 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: MEG33

Thanks, Meg.

I enjoyed doing the holidays ... With it being Mother Goose Day, it gave me something different. I hope everyone enjoyed the Mother Goose rhymes.

Today may be tough, tho. LOL


49 posted on 05/02/2012 6:37:09 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee

Thank you, Jaqycee.


50 posted on 05/02/2012 7:49:58 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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