Friday, December 26, 2008

I Believe...for Sunday Scribblings

I believe in the magic
that curls into our house

whenever Kylie comes to visit.
I believe in the power

of “Amazing Grace”
to make me cry;

whenever I hear it,
I think of my dad’s funeral.

I believe in the laughter
bubbling in our home

on Christmas day.
I believe that teenagers

will take over
and it will be a better world.

I believe in Buffalo wings
to erase problems

and the chemistry
of a simple kiss goodbye

in the morning
and another one

later in the melting day.
I believe in words

that float in the airwaves,
recline on clean white paper,

or knit themselves
into the poetry of our lives.

I believe in the sky of his eyes;
he believes in the earth of mine.

26 comments:

Molly said...

Oh yes, Amazing Grace has the power to make many of us cry. For me, my popaw's funeral.

Beautiful poem, thanks for posting it!

Granny Smith said...

Oh, I love this! You have said in beautiful poetry what I tried to say in lame prose distributed between photos. Thank you for your post!

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful array of believes.
Of all believes, one must first learn to believe in himself :)

Happy Weekend!

latree said...

I love the last two lines...

anthonynorth said...

Some beautiful things to believe in there.
And put so marvellously.

gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful poetry of life..

Thanks!

guts wrenching out....

rosey said...

This is so lovely. I'm so glad I read it

Lucy said...

what is it about amazing grace that can just knock us to our knees with tears?
this was such a lovely poem linda! cookies erase my problems, but buffalo wings are a unique mind eraser!
love the kisses again in the morning, that was my favorite part! :))
glad u had a magical Christmas.

BJ Roan said...

This is my favorite part:

"I believe in words
that float in the airwaves,
recline on clean white paper,
or knit themselves
into the poetry of our lives."

Well said!

quin browne said...

you never fail to provide a beautiful piece of work.

Devil Mood said...

It's so cute - I love how you included not only the big things like Earth and Truth but the small ones too like wings :)

I was at Christmas concert the other day and they ended with Amazing Grace, I was truly moved.

keithsramblings said...

I'm with you most of the way! I'll watch and see as far as the teenager thing goes!

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Wonderful words, never heard of the Buffalo wings thing before though...

floreta said...

love the lines, especially the last two!

present said...

Lovely poem.This is beautiful.
"I believe in the sky of his eyes;
he believes in the earth of mine."

gel said...

just lovely assortment of believing "candies."
I believe in kisses, too

Rethabile said...

My friend Phil would agree with you about Amazing Grace: Amazing Grace

neilina said...

Oh! This is just lovely. Wonderful write!

paisley said...

not only do you believe,,, but you are thankful....

Annamari said...

"I believe in Buffalo wings
to erase problems" :)
it's true

Tumblewords: said...

Charming, lovely and wise! Love this piece...

William H. Balzac said...

Wow..I believe too.
How good to read..This poem just makes one happy to be alive and breathing and sharing and loving..all!

Happy New Year.
(I've been spending my day w/some poetry by others..you're my last visit for the day.

I'll be back.)

Cheers,
~x~William.

Pretty Me!! said...

and the chemistry
of a simple kiss goodbye


so sweet :)
lovely poem Linda :)

alotus-poetry said...

I absolutely adore the last half of this poem!! It's so simple and well-written. Your word choice is wonderful. I can't choose the right words to describe this. You are a wonderful wordsmith. I'm so happy that you've visited me again, dear Linda. :) Thank you for stopping by and for also sharing this lovely poem of yours!!

rob kistner said...

"I believe in words

that float in the airwaves,
recline on clean white paper,

or knit themselves
into the poetry of our lives."

Just beautiful Linda... ;)

Melody said...

I love your belief in words on white paper, the sky in his eyes and the earth in yours are breathtaking!
Thank you and Happy New Year.

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