Posted in Digital Art, Inspirational, Poetry

Hearts are Made to Be Loved

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Happy Hearts

Hearts are very fragile

so handle them with care

Caress them softly with loving words

and let them know you’re there

Hug them firmly when they’re feeling low

with a smile and words of praise

Lend them a strong and helping hand

when they stumble along the way

Remember that hearts are not perfect

and have a tendency to stray

Especially when they’ve been ripped apart

by careless words we say

So if you want a happy heart

that is happy and complete

Be tender and compassionate loving and kind

to every heart you meet

Sandi Staton

 

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Posted in Digital Art, Writing

The Haunted House

Haunted House

Admit it. There’s something in the core of our being that is drawn to abandoned houses, dilapidated mills, and old barns. At least it was for my brothers and me. As kids, we’d ride our bikes through narrow, wooded country roads searching for a deserted house. One sunny afternoon, we hit the jackpot!

Even now I can see it sitting far off the road, Its sagging roof nearly hidden by trees, vines, and tall weeds. Even in the sunlight, the house appeared dark and sinister, its broken windows, like hollow eyes, glaring intently. In spite of the overwhelming feeling that we shouldn’t be here, the sound of stones hitting the house, and a radio playing upstairs, we climbed the rotting steps and slowly opened the creaky door. Suddenly, crows cawed overhead, as if warning us to turn around and run for our lives. Of course, that was all part of the thrill, our minds seeing and hearing things that weren’t really there . . . or were they?

 

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Seeds of the Heart

  Harvest Time 

Seeds of the Heart

If you want to reap a harvest

of happiness and joy

 Plant with hardy seeds of  love

that nothing can destroy

Pull out the weeds of bitterness

that creep within your heart

And weeds of hate and anger and rage

that rip the soul apart

Water your harvest every day

with patience tolerance and peace

And brighten with a sunny smile

and a beautiful harvest you will reap

Sandi Staton

Posted in Digital Art, Writing

Beware

Beware

Beware

When darkness falls and shadows lurk

Beneath the moonlit sky

When gusty winds turn icy cold

And bats begin to fly

When trees like monsters twist and bend

And hover overhead

When moans and howls pierce your soul

And all the earth seems dead

When your pounding heart nearly bursts

Within your heaving chest

And your blood curdling screams and frightful shrills

Are choking you to death

BEWARE

Sandi Staton

 

Posted in Digital Art, Poetry

Autumn Blessings

Autumn Blessings

Autumn

Children laughing and jumping in leaves

Wind howling through the trees

 Moon casting shadows on the ground

Jack-a-lanterns carved with ominous frowns

Owls screeching in the dark

Lovers strolling through the park

Scarves and mittens and rosy cheeks

Running and giggling and hide n’ seek

Cookies and milk and off to bed

A story told and a kiss on the head

These warm fuzzy feelings of comfort and cheer

Are the wondrous signs that Autumn is here

Sandi Staton