Poems/Thoughts/Quotes and Dreams

22 January 2011  “Quotes”

The following “quote” I found on the blog of Deborah Brodie, a Freelance Editor, Book Doctor, Writing Coach and Teacher of Creative Writing.   It resonated with me as I feel the urge to write meaningful stories which touch my heart.  Then that, is what I will do..

“Forget being able to ‘write about anything,’ I think writers should write about what they love, what engages their hearts and minds most fully, deeply and truly. This may well turn out to be what you know, but it may also be what you need to learn. Writing then becomes the mental fuel that feeds the spiritual hunger.”

Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of Breaking the Bank
and The Doll Shop Downstairs 

   Don Brown, author/illustrator of
All Stations! Distress!:

  • “William Zinsser, On Writing Well: ‘There’s no sentence that’s too short in the eyes of God.’

23 January 2011   “Quotes”

Here are a couple more quotes that are more in apt with this blog:

“When you have come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: there will either be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly”


“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

-Gloria Steinem


 29th  January 2011

Thought I would share a poem I wrote  earlier today, which sprung up in my head after a comment was made by a friend.

Loosen Up

 Loosen Up and be Free                                                                                                                    

 don’t listen to the harsh,                                                                                                                  

be yourself it is the key,                                                                                                             

 take your time never rush.


Look at yourself and understand,                                                                                             

 loosen up by letting go,                                                                                                                 

 put your trust in anothers hand,                                                                                                  

and the joy begins to flow.


Look in the right direction,                                                                                                           

see wonders all around,

  loosen up for you will learn,                                                                                                       

there are friends to be found.


Life is what you will make it,                                                                                                  

release the pressures of the day,                                                                                               

  loosen up and invite,                                                                                                               

 letting go and walk away. 


No more stress no more pain,                                                                                                  

loosen up and you will see,                                                                                                         

there is sunshine no more rain,                                                                                                    

  oh the joy of being free.

Copyright: Diane

31st January 2011

The following was my first attempt at Poetry written for a friend.

Behind the Door

In your heart, behind the door,

there is a warm and soft place,

where treasures remembered are kept,

bringing a smile to your lips a tear to your eye,

and dreams for you to enjoy.

Yes in your heart, behind the door

lies memories of a time gone by,

a special moment, a loving word, a thought,

where a tender hug, a beautiful smile,

are there for you to remember.

Yes in your heart, behind the door,

a special place will always be,

of fun filled outings of long ago,

or a time spent sitting quietly,

having known the pleasure of ones company.

Yes in your heart, behind the door,

loved ones never to be forgotten ,

will remind you from where you came,

and guide where your destiny lies,

remember always their faith in you.

Yes in your heart, there is a door,

where loving friends come knocking,

with open arms to comfort you,

and tender words of wisdom,

to sustain you in this time of need.

Yes in your heart, behind the door,

remember like the seasons,

life will go on, like the sun you will smile again,

for you have a warm and special place,

to remember all those treasured moments.



22 April 2011

More Inspiring Quotes happened across my path

“The truest greatness lies in being kind,

The truest widsom in a happy mind.”

 By Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“Better keep yourself clean and bright;

 You are the window through which you must see the world.”

By George Bernard Shaw


 “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”

-by Mother Teresa.


“Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement, the greater part of life is sunshine.”

– by Thomas Jefferson.


                                  “If you are patient in one moment of anger,                     

                                      you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”

–  Chinese epigram


7th May 2011

I am feeling in the mood to be moved………….

“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!” 

-By Max Lucado

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”

By Oliver Wendelll Holmes.

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”

-By Sir Winston Churchill.

“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.  We grow old by deserting our ideals.  Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”

-By Samuel Ullman

“The novel is an event in consciousness. Our aim isn’t to copy actuality, but to modify and recreate our sense of it. The novelist is inviting the reader to watch a performance in his own brain.”

By George Buchanan

“For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I’m surprised where the journey takes me.”

-by Jack Dann


13 June 2011

I originally put up a post in memory of a lovely lady but took it down.  When I saw it the next day it seemed to personal…… so here is the poem I wrote for her….. a small tribute to a lovely lady, who was always kind and smiled on me.

                                                   Our Audrey

We miss your warm smile, we miss you dearly,
A gentle sweet lady we have known as Luvjulie.
The Lord above has seen fit to take you,
Saving a special seat for the privileged few.
Yes I believe you will smile on us again,
Your star a guiding light our darling friend.
And as always you will guide us home,
And for sure no one will feel left alone.

An angel warm, bright and sincere,
It is our time now, to offer up a gentle prayer.
To applaud all that you were to each of us, each day,
This sweet, loving, joyful gentle lady.
For most of us we never met her,
For all of us we know her, and hold her near.
The lord will smile on our dear lady,
For she is our special friend, our dear Audrey.

I like to think she knew how much she was thought of


17 June 2011

More inspirational Quotes I came accross:

“Learn the art of patience.  Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become axious over the outcome of a goal.  Impatience breeds anziety, fear, discouragement and failure.  Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.”

Brian Adams.


“Never regret yesterday.  Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.”

L Ron Hubbard


“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”

Luciano de Crescento


“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

Allan K Chalmers


“I am imagination, I can see what the eyes cannot see.  I can hear what the ears cannot hear.  I can feel what the heart cannot feel.”

Peter Nivio Zarlenga


“Your world is made of your memories, and your memories are given to you by your world.  The whispering voice of happenstance is always in our ears.  This is the world.  This is the way things are.  Look. Pay attention. Remember.”



21 February 2012

“If a bird is flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind, but if it meets danger, it turns and faces the wind, in order that it may rise higher.”

Corrie Ten Boom


1 April 2012

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”       – by Allan K Chalmers

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.  Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.”     – by Glenn Clark

“In every person who comes near you, look for what is good and strong; honour that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.”     – John Ruskin

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain.  An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.”       -by Harold B Melchart

“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations, I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.”     -by Louisa May Alcott.


06 May 2013

“The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”         -by Edward Gibbon

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”    – by Henry David

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act, Sow an act, and you reap a habit, Sow a habit, and you reap a character, Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”         -by Charles Reade

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors.”     -by Jim Morrison