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Keep your smile

For anyone who has ever needed to keep their smile… 🖊



They float across the quiet waters,
rays of sunshine warm their skin.
The breeze guides the tiny boat,
leaves rustling nearby sing their hymn.

He holds her in his arms,
intertwined, they drift along.
Lazy smiles, two souls complete,
Nothing, anywhere, could possibly be wrong.

~Sarah Elle Emm


Glimpses Poem

#poetry #love #forgiveness #loveyourself

Soul Warmer

Soul Warmer

Poetry inspired by my daughters. #SarahElleEmm #poetry #daughters #motherhood #poems #love


Bird of Paradise Flower


you run down the leaf
of times you
scorched my skin.

Like a crystal ball
you torment me,
revealing the past,
hurts within.

Keep falling.
You can’t bring me down.
I’ve already been to the bottom.
missteps and bruises,
nothing’s easily forgotten.

But something else makes me pause,
to notice you glide down the leaf.
The mysterious way you blend into the world
yet caress the colors beneath

Reminds me of your healing touch,
how if we’d never met,
I couldn’t appreciate the good, the love,
the happiness,
the pink sunset.

I might not hug, kiss, embrace,
or linger before saying goodbye.
I might not get how sweet it is
to hold his hand in mine.

If you hadn’t traveled my cheeks before
the way you run down the leaf,
I couldn’t feel each breath,
each kiss,
each pulse connecting the beats.

descending the leaf, my face
familiar with every bend.
Without you I couldn’t fully smile.
So do what you must.
Tingle my skin.

My little ol’ plan…

Little Blue HeronLittle Blue Heron

I love when I find time to go for a quiet, morning walk.  I try to plan ahead so water, one form or another, will be on my route.  Of course, I can only do so much planning.  I can put the bay, a pond, or the ocean on my route, but I can’t plan what might be awaiting me in that water.  Finding this Little Blue Heron fishing for a morning snack sure brought a smile to my face.  I don’t know how his breakfast plans worked out since I only paused for a moment and didn’t want to intrude, but if making me smile was somehow part of the master plan of my life, I certainly did appreciate the role of this heron.  And, I think I’ll keep ‘walking to the water’ as part of my little ol’ plan. 😉

Lunchtime with Osprey

Osprey with fishOsprey

I don’t know what it is about spotting Opsrey with headless fish, but I act like a kid on Christmas morning. A grin spreads across my face, my heart jumps to full speed, and immediately I abandon my vehicle, bike, or veer from the path I’m walking to snap a photo.

I am a very exciting individual, I know. 😉

This Osprey was looking around, probably annoyed I was intruding on a fresh seafood lunch. Don’t worry, I didn’t hang around long…just long enough to take a photo, smile ‘like nobody was watching,’ and to enjoy the moment…And it was a really good moment. 🙂