A busy four days

Going far and near

A basket full of food

Sunshine leading the way


Friends we love

Family galore

Visions of hugging

Remembering those above


Thanksgiving Day

Has arrived and then

Where do the hours go

As the doors open and we are on our way


Now the mood is sparkling and bright

Christmas season is rushing in

Gifts and thoughts to all we love

Gives off  love all through the night


Once again the circle is here

Baking cookies and candy

Baskets full of presents we buy

Now who’s going to wrap this, oh dear


I wish  the season would stay

In each of our hearts and minds

Not only during the two months we know

But each and every day

Written by,

Terry Shepherd





A Lazy Afternoon


Ever have a day where you think others don’t seem to realize you exist? Those days where all is quiet, like a little mouse in your house. You hear the tiny crackles of the roof as the freeze leaves and the sun warms the shingles.



You turn the television on and surf through the channels; hoping for a show that will hold your interest for more than a few minutes.

You have everything done for the day. I am sure there is something to be found to do, but you really don’t feel much like doing more.

You gaze out the windows, a wintry day of listless colors in tans and browns. No one seems to be stirring in other houses near you. It is definitely a lazy Sunday afternoon.

You hear the buzzer of the dryer going off. You get up off your duff and go out to fold and put away the last load of clothes. As you fold you glance out the two back windows and discover you are not alone at all.


The trees are whispering

As  breeze flows through empty branches

Birds hopping from branch to branch

A squirrel playing on the fence post

A cat sits at the edge of your porch

Looking at what you are doing

You smile, as you see life still moves forward

You are the only one inside standing still.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd





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