a title for a poem
to celebrate International Women’s Day
is an easy choice
let’s call it Joyce
Joyce represents love
and the feminine aspects
in caring for family
by nurturing from the heart
how she loved her family
and cherished each member
was the gift of her lifetime
and we will always remember
how it felt
thank you Joyce
even your name contains Joy
for thru love, joy and peace
our gratitude will never cease
as you live on in our hearts
gagi     03/09/23

My Beautiful Covid Dream

My Beautiful Covid Dream
there was a group of young women
all dressed in colourful flowing gowns
out on the grassy slopes
of a residential area
perhaps a college
they were laughing and dancing
a happy celebration
a few young men turned up
friends to cheer them on
then came the theme of the rose
each had a different colour they chose
and these were used to enhance
their playful, joy-filled dance
up a slope
down a slope
playing hide and seek
then came a time
to co-design
a way to remember
each had a plaque
not too large
upon which they placed their rose
and beside each rose
in their own prose
they wrote how it represented life
somehow the plaques were sealed
in a shiny clear covering
that instantly dried and preserved
their discovering
of what truly mattered
then a large group plague
appeared with a purpose
and magically somehow
each rose resurfaced
a column of roses
and beside each one said
who they were…
i am love
i am a friend
i love life
i am …
each a brief definition
of how they chose to live
with a statement that anchored
all they wanted to give
perhaps a class tribute
to encompass all they had learned
from love,  life, friendship
and joy
gagi     03/04/23


thank you daughter
thank you night
thank you water
thank you sight
gagi     02/03/23
to the Talking Angel