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NEW POETRY BOOK

 

POETRY

It’s hard to believe, but I finally did it!  Here is my first published book of poetry – available on Amazon.com .  This book is forty years in the making.  But, in the meantime I kept writing poems and sharing them with different internet poetry websites and here on my own blog, which are also included in the book.  If you are interested in reading it I have a free promotion from tomorrow until Friday (April 17-19).   When just getting started as an author it is difficult to get established without any reviews or prior public exposure so all reviews would be greatly appreciated!  Oh, you can also get either an ebook or a paperback!

 

Here is the only villanelle in my book which I’d like to share with dVerse  <a href=”https://brudberg.me/category/dverse/

I Really Believe You Were Meant For Me

-a villanelle-

I really believe you were meant for me.
When two hearts meet and join as one
There is no denying our unity.

Together, the sun shines eternally
As our fingers touch in unison,
I really believe you were meant for me.

The moon is aglow shining on the sea
And dancing with you, Oh what fun!
There is no denying our unity.

Our souls came together the day that we
Climbed the mountain and declared it won.
I really believe you were meant for me.

Remember the day that we laughed in glee
As we called each other honey bun?
There is no denying our unity

Together we be for eternity
As God’s gift for a job well done.
I really believe you were meant for me,
There is no denying our unity.

Jesus Blessed Me

 

 

I wrote this hymn a few years ago – even wrote some music to it, but not being a musician never could get it right.  It anyone would like to write some music to it, feel free.  I only ask that my name always be attached to it, as it is a personal account of the three times Jesus actually came to my aid and 1) soothed my soul; 2)actually saved me from great bodily harm, if not death; and 3)healed me, body and soul, in church.

Jesus Blessed Me

I was hurting, pain was great, my soul longed for comfort,

All anguish, grief and despair, haunted my rapport,

Then Jesus passed to me peace beyond measure,

Peace beyond understanding, He gave his love to me.

 

Threatened darkly, beaten down, menacing terror strong,

I called out with all my might, reaching to my Lord,

Then Jesus came to me, Jesus came and to me,

Jesus came and saved me, He saved me from all sin.

 

Body racked with so much pain, barely able to stand,

My soul cried out to Jesus for his touch to me.

Then Jesus came to me, yes Jesus healed me,

Jesus came and healed me, He healed me of all pain.

 

With God’s help Jesus came and healed my wounds and heart

With his everlasting love he changed my whole life.

He saved me, He healed me and gave me His peace.

Yes, He saved me, healed me and blessed me with His love.

                                                                     Lessandra Grimley 2017

 

This Is The Day……

I was going to write another blog about my travels to Great Britain, but after waking up to the news of yet another terrible tragedy – this one in Las Vegas, I feel a need to share with others my thoughts on what is going on in the world right now and how we can center ourselves and help those around us. 

The end days are here.   What and how should we react to this news?  Pray. 

 Before any new beginning there comes an end to that which was.  Pray and meditate.

People are made up of the old and the new – old cells, new cells, old thoughts and new thoughts.  As the new prepares to come in we shed the old.

Right now, the earth and all Life on it are going through a great, massive cosmic change.  The energies which make up our minds, bodies, emotions and spirit are changing.  Humans cannot detect these changes, but they are as definite as the visible changes that go on in a baby as it grows,  young adolescents as they (visibly) grow taller and fill out, their minds become more mature and so on.

 People never stop growing and changing, both within and without.  Right now, the energies of change are very potent, very radical, especially if one hasn’t been doing their inner work.   How can one take care of their inner work, or in another way of putting it – work on becoming a better person with more positive traits and letting go of any negative energies, like anger, distrust, hate, controlling, manipulating,  and the list goes on.   Pray and meditate

Pray to whom?  To your God, Creator, Yahweh, Allah, Divine Intelligence – whatever name you want to give to the Power that created you.  There is something somewhere bigger than you or me.  There is the ALL.  All of us together unite as One- and there is no power greater than this.  ALL can’t come together for the force of good unless we let go of the negative energies that keep us from connecting.

And negative energies/dark energies can take hold of anyone at any time in these days of increased cosmic energies UNLESS a person protects her/him self with light.  If nothing else, imagine a cocoon of light coming up from your feet to the top of your head, and imagine the top of your head being open to Divine light (prana, chi, or whatever name you want to call this Universal energy).  Do this each day and every day.  And, of course, there are the angels that are there and can be called on at anytime!

As we all know and can feel, the moods of negativity hit us almost daily, especially if connected to TV or social media.  People are becoming more intuned to one another, more sensitive to one another, and what one person feels transfers over to a group of people.  You’ve seen how it works: a person posts on social media a criticism or angry message and many people read it, and become angered and critical about what was written.  Respond to negative remarks with positive comments or thoughts – no anger, no criticism of what the person has said and no agreement or disagreement to his criticism.  It is very hard to help another person to overcome negativity when we ourselves have negative feelings, emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. What can we do about it?  Pray and meditate.   We are here to learn to understand others, forgive others,  love others, tolerance, to help others grow in maturity. But first, we must work on ourselves and as we learn about ourselves, and learn to forgive ourselves, then we automatically help others because our positive energies/vibrations  go out to others in the same way as the example I gave earlier of the baby or young person growing – you can’t see these energies making change, but they most certainly are!  But, once again, protect yourself with Light, particularly in these times of great change and darkness.      Peace and love to all.

My Trip to England – Chester

Chester  is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. It is well known for its Roman city wall, the oldest and longest defensive wall system in Britain; and the Chester Cathedral Wikipedia

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Chester Cathedral, Chester, England

Click here for the history of the Chester Cathedral, its many modifications from as far back as 1093, and  its fascinating architecture which includes all the major styles of English medieval architecture.

 

                                         

                                         


The Water of Life, statue by Stephen Broadbent can be seen in the cloister of the Chester Cathedral.

The city is encircled by almost two miles of city walls.  Fascinating to walk around the city from the top of a Roman wall that has been there almost 2,000 years! The Chester walls make up the most complete Roman and medieval defensive town wall system in Britain.

  One of the statues in the ARK exhibit at the Chester Cathedral.

Here is a print I bought while in Chester by local artist, John Donnelly.  This is a view of a portion of the city wall with the clock tower in the background. John has been stationed on the wall painting his views of the city for the past twenty years.

Skywatch Friday.

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Travel Photo Thursday

Just Be ~

From whence do I come?
From whence do I go?
Nay, for I say, as surely
As the wind does blow,
As surely as the sun shines,
So then shall I be.
                         L. Grimley

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A beautiful place to contemplate, meditate and just be,Sholom Park is located in Ocala, Florida.

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Art, Castle and Digs in Scotland

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I spotted this wonderfully happy mural on a building in Glasgow as I was about to embark on a tour through the Highlands.

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Inveraray Castle

There is actually a young family that lives here in the castle. The 2012 Christmas episode of Downton Abbey was partly filmed here.

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And the digs!

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