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Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire….. Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.


#Haiku – 007, The Gentleman


 “I’ve not planned my funeral. I’m not the Queen. A procession through the streets of Stockwell would be nice, I suppose. But when I go, I’d just like everyone to say: ‘He lived longer than anyone I knew.'”  – Sir Roger Moore 1927 -2017

Suave and quick witted

Continued Bond’s legacy

Spy and gentleman





Chris Cornell 1964 – 2017

I was shocked to hear about the sudden death of Chris Cornell. When grunge rock took over the music scene in the 90s, Soundgarden emerged as one of my favorite bands from that era. Chris had such a powerful voice and style. He was part of Temple of The Dog, a band put together as a tribute to Adrian Wood, former lead singer of Mother Love Bone.

Chris also was a member of Audioslave, which had members of Rage Against The Machine.  Prayers for his family and fellow band members.


Death is imminent 

Expected and unexpected 


If we have today

Then we should live

With every fiber of our being

We should live


4 Line Stories: A Disturbance In The Force


On the verge of defeating the rebels once and for all

The Empire sensed victory

Seasoned Jedi, Luke Skywalker, wore a confident smile

A love smitten Darth Vader was galaxies away, preparing to propose


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Fifteen Years 

Fifteen years younger 

Lightning struck twice

My eyes glued to the screen 

Not understanding anything 

Smoke and fire from the towers

Burning for hours 

People failing 

Not movie fiction

Desperation and panic

Onlookers in disbelief 

America’s clock stopped 

Silent streets 

Lives lost 

Survivors lost within

Devilish acts

Heinous minds

So much confusion 

Fifteen years older

I remember that day

Probably will never forget 


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Lena (A Jazz Note)

Simply stunning 

And not just on the silver screen 

Her presence was captivating 

Full of soul and grace

She epitomized elegance

Gifted, talented 

Covering the spectrum of entertainment 

Inspiring activist 

She was a jazz note in human form


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 Lena Horne 1917 – 2010


A Flower

You caught my eye in a movie musical

A story of love 

Sweeping romance 

The Flower Drum Song

Although I was young

You swept me away 

I wish I had the vocal prowess

To carry you away

Every once in awhile 

You come to mind 

And I think about how you made me smile

Thank you for the gift in that light 

The Flower Drum still beats

To my heart’s delight 


photo credit: – actress Nancy Kwan