Dawn's Awakening

April 5, 2012

Imagine

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — Dawn Huffaker @ 10:21 pm
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Easter Morning

Imagine


With eyes closed,

Imagine the following:

It is the first day of your life-

Never been sad,

Never been mad,

Never been hurt;

No shame,

No guilt,

No regret;

Free to be happy,

Free to be content,

Free to be inquisitive.


The blood of Christ

Has taken away all sins and regrets.

This is your new life, so:

Release the past,

Release the pain,

Release the people;

Open your mind,

Open your heart,

Open your spirit;

Live in the Now,

Live in the Oneness,

Live in the Kingdom.


Believe in the gift of freedom

That Jesus gave us on the cross.

Believe in the love that created us-

Unconditional and limitless.

Believe in the life that God’s grace

Has freed us to experience.

Be this help to those who are seeking God.

Be this love with those in your life.

Be this forgiveness so needed in the world.

Give thanks every day for this freedom!

Give thanks every day for this love!

Give thanks every day for this grace!

The Lord has Risen! Happy Easter!


2012 © Dawn L. Huffaker

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December 21, 2011

Christmas Unicorn poem

Filed under: Free verse,Poetry — Dawn Huffaker @ 12:47 am
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Christmas Unicorn
 

Over this hill, down over yon,

Lay the manger of Jesus’s birth.

Baby unicorn takes a nap-

Tired from the exciting day.
 

He dreams of the new Babe-

Recalling His smile.

Feeling safe with Him.

Knowing that He is special.

*—*

They say on Christmas Eve

All horses have unicorn horns.

Have you ever looked?

Do you believe?

Merry Christmas!
 

2011 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.


November 19, 2011

Nature through Poetry 2012 calendar is now available

Hi!  I wanted to let you know that the Nature through Poetry 2012 calendar is now available.  Each month has beautiful photography (taken by my mom) and a poem (which I have created) that goes hand-in-hand with it, thus giving nature a voice.  Here are a few pages from it:

Calendar cover

Calendar cover


January photo with poem

January page


February photo and poem

February page


All photos included in this calendar

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The calendar may be purchased at Lulu.com for $16.95 plus freight.  There are price discounts for five or more, and they often offer coupons that will cover all or part of the freight.  Here is the link:

http://www.lulu.com/product/calendar/nature-through-poetry-2012/18654349

Have a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

March 25, 2011

Four Small, Red Bricks

Four Small, Red Bricks

 

When I was a wee one,

About four years old or so,

My folks had a beautiful garden

On the south side of our rock house.

Everything grew tall and strong –

From white Dinner Plate Dahlias to

Sweet, yellow NK-199 corn.

I was mesmerized by it all!

 

One day, I asked my father

If I could plant my own garden.

He said that it was okay with him.

So, on the outside of the garden fence,

Four small, red bricks outlined

My very first vegetable garden.

I planted one carrot seed,

And one radish seed.

 

With love and water, they soon sprouted.

Each day, my mom would set me by my garden,

And I would look after them.

From nothing to something, they became,

And I was excited to see the green tops.

I asked her, “When will they be ready?”

She told me that I would have to decide.

What a decision! It was tricky, too!

 

For while I could see the leafy tops,

I did not know how big the roots had become.

When I decided that it was time,

I pulled them both.

I was proud of my first crop,

Even though from adults eyes,

My carrot was forked,

And my radish was pithy!

 

Gardening is still in my blood.

I am happiest when I see new, spring shoots

Peeking out from the sleepy, winter ground,

And I know that the world is coming alive.

 

2011 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.

July 28, 2010

GodLovedMe – a new website community for Christian women

I would like to talk about a fledgling website for Christian women that I am currently affiliated with. At this website, there is talk about any topic relating to women-from the fun stuff to the serious. There is a Friday night chat where members kick back and explore different topics. A Shout Out box is located on the home page where anyone can post observations or encouragement throughout the day. Finally, there are several blogs covering every possible topic (and more on the way).

There are blogs that answer questions about the bible. Members read previous posts, or ask a question for the staff to respond to. Blogs also cover daily Christian life, and for those times when a little extra help is needed like during an illness, a death, or a divorce. Anyone can come and fellowship with members who have been through similar situations.

They are members of all ages, occupations, and experiences. A vast wealth of knowledge is being created at this new website. Please stop by. The website address is: www.godlovedme.com

July 3, 2010

Freedom (4th of July)

Freedom

(4th of July)

 

 

The sun has walked below the horizon,

And the plants sigh, as the ground cools

From the heat of the day.

 

Car doors slam,

And motors rev –

Eager to be off.

 

Tires touch pavement,

And wander down the road

To find the perfect viewing location.

 

The sky slowly fades from blue to black,

As inky silhouettes stretch and chatter

About the fun they have had during the day.

 

At the appointed proper darkness,

Sparkles of light appear

Over the town.

 

Each flower of breathtaking light

Chases the other,

As they go higher and higher.

 

Freedom tickles their heels,

As they race across the sky,

Glowing with delight.

 

The sky soon fills with fireworks,

And the oohs and ahs from the crowd

Applaud their performance.

 

When the curtain of darkness at last returns,

The silhouettes sigh and smile.

Then, they load up and head back home to bed.

 

2009 © Dawn L. Huffaker

From the book: Flights of Fancy (SE)-Volume 1

All rights reserved.


 

June 19, 2010

Texas Tea Tsunami

Texas Tea Tsunami

 

Rig on the ocean

Drilling a new oil well.

Almost done-

Need to finish it off.

 

In the dark of an April night,

Powerful explosion

Wounds the mighty beast-

Chaos ensues everywhere.

 

Workers scared.

Workers scattering.

Workers wounded.

Workers dead.

 

Deepwater Horizon rig

Has suffered

A mortal wound.

Oil gushes everywhere.

 

Fires devour rig.

Workers in lifeboats.

Workers in water.

Rig below waves.

 

Texas Tea (oil)

Is all that is left.

From one mile down,

It rises to the top.

 

Waves and wind

Steer it towards the coast

All along the Gulf-

Another disaster brews.

 

Well can’t be capped.

Oil rushes out and up.

Sixty days and counting,

When will it stop?

 

Ocean being poisoned.

Sea animals being killed.

Plant life being suffocated.

Ecosystem being destroyed.

 

Black ooze now on shore-

Texas Tea Tsunami strikes!

Animals and birds poisoned.

Trees and plants dying.

 

Beaches tainted-

God knows for how long.

Clean up almost impossible-

Oil keeps returning.

 

People harmed

Businesses closed.

Livelihoods gone.

God help them.

 

Day by day,

Gallon by gallon,

This tsunami disaster unfolds

With lessons for all.

 

2010 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.


May 22, 2010

Internet Radio Interview with The1Essence

Filed under: Acrostic verse,Free verse,Interviews,Poetry,Writing — Dawn Huffaker @ 5:52 pm

 

On May 27, 2010 at 9:00 PM eastern time, I will be interviewed by the lovely The1Essence. We will be discussing my book Flights of Fancy.

This book is a collection of poetry that I compiled from letters and notes to friends and family over the past 25 years or so. Topics include nature, God, life, and emotions. There is something for everyone.

To listen to the interview live, click on the following link:

yhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/the1essence/2010/05/28/lets-talk-book-with-the1essence

A free e-book is available online for you to follow along with. Simply, click on this link:

http://www.dawnhuffaker.com/promotions/FlightsofFancySE.pdf 

Please join us if you can. If you are unable to listen live, there will be an archive of my interview at the above link at Blog Talk Radio.

 

 

Here are a couple poems from Flights of Fancy:

January 30, 2010

Night Made Day

Night Made Day

 

Night made day

By moon on snow.

Sleeping trees whisper

In their dreams.

Biting air keeps the animals

In their burrows.

Branch shadows glide across snow

With ease.

 

I look out with wonder

At the scene before me.

Magical it has become

After the mighty storm.

Nothing is as it was, and

The world is weighted down.

Only the wind can come and go

As it pleases.

 

What a blessing it is

To live in my mountain home!

God’s handiwork is so close

I can touch it with my own hands.

Indeed, I am made rich with the bounty

That is set right before me.

Nothing manmade can compare

With His Masterpiece.

 

2010 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.

January 12, 2010

Still Life Painting

Filed under: Free verse,nature,Poetry,Writing — Dawn Huffaker @ 10:58 pm
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Still Life Painting

 

The still life painting is

Slowly surfacing

To the top of

The dappled, sparkling snow.

 

Clumps of grass

Hide themselves

Like rabbits ‘neath the

Sleeping trees.

 

Shadows shimmer

To and fro

As a breeze

Flutters softly by.

 

Birds hop atop

The crusty surface

Leaving tracks

Showing their exploring.

 

Wings open

Catching cold air

Lifting to a branch

To examine their prizes.

 

Branches bounce, as they

Crack the precious shells

Of the newly found seeds

And savor the meats within.

 

Winter blue sky

Smiles on the scene below

Knowing that

Life isn’t still at all.

 

2010 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.

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