Friday, November 27, 2020

Bed Of My Soul

 

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Janine Daniel1/12/2001 6:34:13 AM
11/3/2009 4:01:54 AM
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Bed Of My Soul

Bed of my soul
Made from dark rich earth
Where I become whole
A comfortable place to grow
A serenetic glow
A sweet tranquil bouquet
Where I nurture, weed and water
It every single day

Love is my favourite ingredient
I fertilize my bed with care
I water it in deep
Always keep it within reach
So if my soul is drooping
Feeling parched or dry
Liquid love does wonders
When heartily applied

Weeding is a must
Without it my bed gets choked
My soul would become dust
Blown away by a gust
So out goes all the thorns
Along with any aggravating prickles
My soul needs air to be free
A choked soul cannot breathe

If I look after the bed of my soul
Treat it just right
Then I think it just might
Help my soul to grow
Into a beautiful tree of wisdom
Then I can depart seeds from my heart
A guarantee my soul will last
Forever and ever

Janine Daniel

By: Janine Daniel

Author's Comments

Bed of my Soul, not an easy topic to write about.


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Janine Daniel1/12/2001 6:34:13 AM
11/3/2009 4:01:54 AM
153
AuthorEmailWeb
Janine Danielspinnys@hotmail.comwww.spinnys.com

Total Comments: 1

Comments

Shannon Wendler1/12/2001 7:22:49 AM
mmmmmmm......good stuff I like the last part,

If I look after the bed of my soul
Treat it just right
Then I think it just might
Help my soul to grow
Into a beautiful tree of wisdom
Then I can depart seeds from my heart
A guarantee my soul will last
Forever and ever

Shannon

Friday, November 20, 2020

Bed Of My Soul - Unmade (second try)

 

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Janine Daniel1/12/2001 6:36:07 AM
6/12/2007 3:28:51 PM
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Bed Of My Soul - Unmade (second try)

Bed of my soul
Wrapped up in sheets
Pillows for comfort
Of snow white soft fleece

Remove the top layer
Of padding for sleep
My soul reaches out
For a soul mate to keep

Bed of my soul
Of double bed size
Two beating hearts
Where soul dreams reside

Under my bed
My soul it does hide
Whispering secrets
Too shy to confide

Bed of my soul
Two souls merged as one
A blending of minds
Our dream time begun

Janine Daniel

By: Janine Daniel

Author's Comments

My second attempt with this topic. What do you think?


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Janine Daniel1/12/2001 6:36:07 AM
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Janine Danielspinnys@hotmail.comwww.spinnys.com

Total Comments: 2

Comments

Shannon Wendler1/12/2001 7:20:41 AM
You have such a creative mind Janine! Nice little twist here with this topic!

Shannon
Daniel A. Staffordaqmstaffo@mailbag.com1/12/2001 12:41:38 PM
I like the metaphor here, too. It's a sweet poem and a unique perspective.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Bauchan the Leprechaun

 

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Janine Daniel3/31/2006 3:50:15 AM
4/4/2008 2:48:50 PM
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Bauchan the Leprechaun


My name is Bauchan
I'm a friendly old chap
I'm a wee Leprechaun man
and I love to laugh
while dancing a jig
and changing my face
I can look like a pig
or a long necked giraffe
when you least expect it
I can make you laugh
when you're quiet or serious
or just taking a bath
if you feel a bubble
well right up inside
and out bursts a guffaw
to tickle your sides
that's me..... old Bauchan
who did that to you
I can tickle your funny bone
or turn your ears blue
I can make you laugh loud
'til you can't laugh no more
or laugh rivers of tears
and roll on the floor
yes.... I love to laugh
and I'm a friendly old chap
now I'll stand on my head
while you give me a clap


By: Janine Daniel


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Janine Daniel3/31/2006 3:50:15 AM
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Janine Danieljanine@spinnys.comwww.spinnys.com

Total Comments: 5

Comments

hrdina904/7/2006 4:37:09 AM
Oh how cute this is Janine, you have a wonderful knack of tickling the funny bone, I bow down to you and thank you for the laughter you bring. (bowing)

Lori
Janine Danieljanine@spinnys.comwww.spinnys.com4/7/2006 4:39:12 AM
This poem won the Spring Poetry Contest 1st place award at Poetry Club Literary Angels, March 2006
hrdina904/7/2006 4:40:47 AM
Way to go Janine, you so deserve this award with all your talent, I never doubted that it would go to you.

Lori.
dhicks4/7/2006 4:41:45 AM
Congrats Janine, this is simply an awesome write!! Very deserving !!!

Dennis
MidnightRose4/7/2006 4:42:38 AM
That is our Aussie Lady!!!! What a fine writer

CONGRATS!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

The Story Of How Spinny Got Her Name...

** Read the comments, this is how I found out why Janine was called "Spinny". ** 

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Daniel A. Stafford7/7/2000 1:23:06 AM
9/17/2020 11:49:10 PM
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Poets' Ache Review

I often wonder where this deep melancholy or strenuous joy I feel resides.
Where does this come from, this deep sense of soaking up the moment 
Before it's gone away, once again too soon? To see romance in the 
Light of the moon, or beauty stark and crystal clear in a fleeting moment
I can never truly share the experience of nor capture as well as I might wish?
No matter how I strive to capture this jewel of pure feeling that sweeps over me
With the power of an ocean tide.

I see magic moments at every turn, longing to run them through over and over 
To wring from them every sense of perception they might yield and then 
Take the world by the lapels with words and stare into their eyes asking,
"Did you see how grand and glorious that was?"

In the deep times of the night, I settle for the precious few moments
I can enliven for our tomorrows and glance up at the moon and stars in
Wide-eyed wonder at their incredible glowing show. And wonder,
"Why am I allowed to see the glory if I cannot pass every drop on?"

I shall be forced to content myself with sending forward the brief glimpses 
I am allowed to salvage in these meager few words.

And so I choose the grandest I can find and hope it is enough.

Because I miss you so much.

AquarianM

By: Daniel A. Stafford
(C) 07/07/2000

Author's Comments

Just something I think is present in most any poet. I can only describe it like this, but I think most of us see an inner beauty in moments in life, snapshots in time, if you will. And try very hard to convey that forward to enrich the emotional content of the lives around us and after us. To leave a little peek of something grander behind.


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Daniel A. Stafford7/7/2000 1:23:06 AM
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Total Comments: 2

Comments

Janine Danielspinnys@hotmail.comwww.spinnys.com7/7/2000 4:16:55 PM
I know exactly what you mean. I see something that I think is absolutely amazing and want to talk about it with everyone so they can share my experience. If no-one was with me I try and show them with my words. It's like when I draw a picture too. What I'm doing then is telling a story with my picture instead of the other way around. Sometimes I get so carried away with telling the story that I make people's head's spin! That's why I got called Spinny...:o)
Daniel A. Staffordaqmstaffo@mailbag.comwww.whizzyrds.com11/19/2012 10:13:40 PM
Janine, I'm looking at your comment 13 years later, wondering if you'll ever read this reply, and thinking two things: 1. I love the story of how you got your lovely nickname "Spinny." 2. I had already known you for four years when I wrote this, and now it's 12 years later, and OMG, that's like, FOREVER in internet time. It just goes to show what a wonderful and lovely friend you are. To this day, I miss your poetic voice, and if you ever take a break from singing, please, please, please write some poetry again my dear friend.

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Baby's Breath incl.photo of baby Indeya

 

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Janine Daniel9/21/2000 4:13:03 PM
10/5/2009 4:17:31 PM
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Baby's Breath incl.photo of baby Indeya

Last week I held an angel,
Her mother placed her in my arms,
Her name was Indeya Lotus,
And I beheld her magic charms.

She gazed up at me intently,
I saw a brightness in her eyes,
Her tiny hand reached out for mine,
Grasped my finger then she smiled.

I touched her cheek so softly,
Loved the smoothness of her skin,
I held her close and cuddled her,
Felt my love surge from within.

To hear her gurgling laughter,
Was a really special treat,
I loved the smell of her baby's breath,
It was wonderfully fresh and sweet.

My beautiful baby grand daughter,
To my chest I held her near,
I'm very happy to meet you Indeya,
I whispered softly in her ear.

*Photo no longer available*

By: Janine Daniel

Author's Comments

Last week my daughter Trudie came here for a quick holiday
and I got to meet my grand daughter for the first time. She
is 7 months old and a little darling. In this poem I tried
to express the wonder of meeting her for the first time and
holding her in my arms.


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Janine Daniel9/21/2000 4:13:03 PM
10/5/2009 4:17:31 PM
217
AuthorEmailWeb
Janine Danieljanine@spinnys.comwww.spinnys.com

Total Comments: 17

Comments

Claudklugecc@jps.net9/21/2000 6:50:31 PM
Congrads on your new Grandchild.
Your expression of love is very
touching indeed. Give her big G'day
from me.
Daniel A. Staffordaqmstaffo@mailbag.com9/22/2000 4:08:17 AM
Janine, This poem is so lovely! Your joy in your granddaughter shows
through sweet and clear, and it has that natural, smooth flow to it that
the best poems always do, because there is that something "right" with
them. I hope Indeya reads this later in life and realizes she was welcomed
into this world with open arms by her grandmother, a magical lady.
Congratulations!
Trudienirvana60@go.com9/24/2000 6:12:59 AM
What a wonderful tribute to your feelings. I thought it was a beautiful ode to your meeting. Yet another brilliant work.
Congrats!...
MellyMoo10/4/2000 4:04:41 AM
I also had the pleasure of meeting your Grand-
daughter and I must sau that you have captured
the exact emotion one feels when meeting a new
addition to a family.... I too also hope that
Indeya is able to read this when she fgets older
and know that she is very muched loved...
Well done Spinny and keep it up.... :o)
Shannon Wendlershannon7112@earthlink.net10/5/2000 8:35:47 PM
Awwww this is a wonderful tribute and very touching indeed. I like the title on this Janine. Good work!
Jillian Stonejillian2486@hotmail.com10/5/2000 8:39:30 PM
Lovely poem.........wonderful title with so much meaning.
Maxine Transuecuddles356@hotmail.com10/5/2000 8:43:04 PM
Very sweet and wonderful...Maxine
Philip G Bellphilip@bell-redbourn.freeserve.co.uk10/5/2000 8:45:44 PM
This is beautiful - nuff said!
Andrea Neumann10/7/2000 8:54:36 AM
The reading of this poem takes me back, to when my 2 daughters were born and the feeling I got when I held them
for the first time.
John Stewartjrs_66048@yahoo.com10/7/2000 10:23:01 AM
A very pretty poem. Filled with meaning from within.
John
foole10/7/2000 10:57:59 AM
Adorable, Spinny!
Geez, better not show her to Casey,
or else he'll be bugging me to take
a trip south - WAY south!!
Shiela10/7/2000 11:00:11 AM
That's beautiful Spinny........

Both that beautiful baby and the poem.
Brian and Dee10/7/2000 11:02:54 AM
Awesome!!!..
poeticpiers11/22/2005 6:38:58 AM
I too am enchanted by babies Janine no greater pleasure exists for me than to hold a baby.

Ivor
Alaura dus11/22/2005 6:40:49 AM
awww... how sweeet :) My girls aren't quite to the age that they would make me a grandmother... but it's not too far away. I look forward to the experience, and having a baby to hold again.

Enjoyed your poem, Janine :)

~Alaura
solante aretino11/24/2005 2:19:36 AM
This is so nice. I am always afraid I am going to drop them or something.

sola
MrLeslie11/24/2005 2:21:10 AM
Awww lady Janine, this beaut of a poem touched my tough old heart and even my soul. A treasure.

Beautiful writng lady artist! A gift.

Well done again!

MrLeslie.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Autumn Splendor - re-written

 

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Janine Daniel7/28/2000 1:28:46 PM
3/15/2008 5:20:19 PM
233

Autumn Splendor - re-written


Silent .....
majestic .....
golden and serene
are the words
that came to me
when I discovered
this beautiful scene
Autumn splendor at its best

Even a great artist
would be put to the test
to copy it so
in all of its making
would be to beat God
at his own creation

A flurry of leaves
across the ground
a gentle breeze
blowing on my neck
a sea of color
of russet tones
Autumn splendor at its best


By: Janine Daniel

Author's Comments

It's Autumn here in Australia now. It starts on the 1st of March.

I re-wrote this, 2006.


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Janine Daniel7/28/2000 1:28:46 PM
3/15/2008 5:20:19 PM
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AuthorEmailWeb
Janine Danieljanine@spinnys.comwww.spinnys.com

Total Comments: 5

Comments

Sue Alliebttfly9@yahoo.comhttp://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Garden/98438/9/2000 10:18:43 PM
Janine, Such a beautiful scene!
MidnightRose3/10/2006 3:05:24 AM
Wow! Talk about painting a bright beautiful picture for us with words! And with the actual picture displayed makes even more vivid Janine.

Is this a picture you took? Just stunning!

~Amy~
dhicks3/10/2006 3:06:44 AM
Wow Janine, simply awesome write. Cheered me up today :)

Dennis
lhrdina904/7/2006 6:43:46 AM

Janine, oh my, your words are just beautiful and the picture you have found seems to fit it perfectly, you are an amazing writer with such grace for bringing words to life.

Lori
Mindings4/7/2006 6:44:47 AM

For colour, autumn takes some beating and your words really reflected this. A classic season poem from J9!

Philip

Friday, October 23, 2020

Are You A Tuggedy Muggle?


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Janine Daniel7/1/2001 9:56:42 AM
5/4/2009 1:40:07 PM
133

Are You A Tuggedy Muggle?

Are you a tuggedy muggle
With two big cloppedy feet
When you walk do you trip and fall
And tumble down the street?

Do you wear all your clothes
With the buttons at the back
And when you're very, very cold
Do you wear your cat as a hat?

When you eat your dinner
Do you splash it on the floor
Do you flip it here and everywhere
Then say I want some more?

And when you watch the TV
Do you laugh and boo and hiss
Do you throw your arms around that thing
And give it a smoochy kiss?

Well I'm a tuggedy muggle
And I'd really like to say
I love the way you do these things
Do you want to go and play?

By: Janine Daniel

Author's Comments

A bit of fun writing for children. Well...... are you are tuggedy muggle?


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Janine Daniel7/1/2001 9:56:42 AM
5/4/2009 1:40:07 PM
133
AuthorEmailWeb
Janine Danielspinnys@hotmail.comwww.spinnys.com

Total Comments: 4

Comments

Philip G Bell7/1/2001 11:37:33 AM
Awww that's nice, you wrote a poem about me! lol

Phlippity Gibbet
Shannon Wendler7/1/2001 11:40:17 AM
Hehehe......this is pretty cute! Never heard of that expression before Tuggedy Muggle!! I think this one is for sure about my two boys and hubby!!

Great write here Janine!
Rachelle Wiegand7/8/2001 10:01:14 AM
Squish...Squish.....oooghhhh....Janine, What is this stuff that got on me ? lol....This is really cute! May I print this out and read it to my boys? They love ANYTHING that makes a mess!!

Enjoyable, fun read!!

~Rachelle
Sharron8/8/2001 6:30:04 AM
Oh a Tuggedy Muggle I am ... catch me when I fall!

Sharron lol

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Angels Within Us



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Janine Daniel4/19/2002 5:44:36 AM
11/2/2009 7:13:23 AM
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Angels Within Us

We must nurture our angels within us
Because we hold a vast well of love
So deep and pure that when in an embrace
We can override all the pain and suffering
So hold out your open arms 
And call a plea to the human race 
We are all but children in our hearts
So gather to us all the little children 
And let us show them this
That there is life after suffering and pain 
There is a soothing gentle rain 
And warmth in the sunlight of their days
Laughter can be theirs again 
So please show them how 
When they think all is lost 
The secret is living now
Tell them .......
Put away your tears and sorrow and open up your heart
Love yourself ...... be true to yourself 
Then you can make a brand new start 

By: Janine Daniel
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Pamela D.5/5/2002 9:41:06 AM
Yes Janine, 

A great big group hug : ) to all of us. 

"Love keeps us together." 

Beautiful title, words, and meaning.

Thank you for your prayers.

Pam
John Woods5/5/2002 9:43:20 AM
I'm all out of words today... I saw a few washed out on the tide when I walked by the beach earlier, but I'm a little lost for tides of my own at the moment. So please excuse me if I keep my reply simple... yes. (I think that covers what I feel about this)

hugs, John
Minnetta5/5/2002 9:45:12 AM
Wonderful Janine :) I like this one very much :)
Debbie5/5/2002 9:47:09 AM
Oh, Janine, this is incredibly touching!! ((((((hug))))))) I got lost in your beautiful words of compassion! I agree, love yourself ... be true to yourself! Well said!
Cheyanne10/11/2005 4:32:14 AM
What can I say, the opening lines in this says it all,

QUOTE
We must nurture our angels within us
Because we hold a vast well of love


Very inspirational writing Janine. Touches the heart!
guardianofthenight10/12/2005 6:02:18 AM
Words of Wisdom!

QUOTE
The secret is living now
Tell them .......
Put away your tears and sorrow and open up your heart
Love yourself ...... be true to yourself
Then you can make a brand new start

~~AMY
Mark Wood4/19/2002 7:01:56 AM
See what I mean, that is so pretty and sweet. Woody
Marcia Ellen4/19/2002 7:03:53 AM
Janine, your children's writings have such appeal. Even to jaded older kids like me!! Kewl stuff here!! No doubt about it!! 

That Happy Chica 
Marcia Ellen
Leigh4/19/2002 7:05:57 AM
Janine,

This is a piece that every adult should read! I'm going to print it out-- I know a few people who should read it! A beautiful and moving write! 

Leigh
Daniel A. Staffordaqmstaffo@mailbag.om4/23/2002 3:26:25 AM
A wonderful vision to see and recall, a wonderful message to hear,
When the dark closes in, this is pure light.

Dan
Daniel A. Staffordaqmstaffo@mailbag.com7/4/2002 3:05:47 AM
Janine - I'm way behind on this, but congratulations on winning. I think this is one of the sweetest poems...

Dan
Janine Danielspinnys@hotmail.comwww.spinnys.com7/4/2002 11:35:12 AM
Thanks John for including this poem with the winners of May. :) It's very much appreciated.
lhrdina908/26/2005 4:58:49 AM
Janine, that is so beautiful, with this one I did not cry, but tears welled up and had that lump in my throat though.. fantastic job as
always..

Lori
poeticpiers8/28/2005 4:12:37 AM
This struck a deep chord Janine, after some years of working with abused children I know it can be so.
Immortal Princess8/31/2005 2:35:33 AM
That was very touching
Janine Danieljanine@spinnys.comwww.spinnys.com9/1/2005 9:12:50 AM
Nominated for Poem of the Week at Flowing Quills poetry forum, 1/9/05
Wanda Fable Weaver9/2/2005 3:15:35 AM
Janine, A beautiful write, and I do so wish there was not a need to work with ABUSED children. Our children experience horrors in their young and tender lives that would be difficult for adults to experience.

Keep writing about this, it is needful.

Wanda
MysticWings5759/2/2005 3:17:15 AM
This was a gift to read Janine, beautiful words full of wisdom. I truly enjoyed.

Janel.
ThaPoeticFire9/3/2005 4:01:31 AM
Janine J,

What a sad but touching write ...has a lot of truth within it ...

Robert
Aka TPF
Janine Danieljanine@spinnys.comwww.spinnys.com9/5/2005 2:35:09 AM
This poem awarded Poem of the Week at Flowing Quills Poetry forum, 4/9/05
SandDollar19/5/2005 2:36:52 AM
Congrats, Janine! Wonderful writing.

Annette
Alaura dus9/5/2005 2:38:43 AM

Congrats on the POW, Janine~! :)

~Alaura
Wanda Fable Weaver9/5/2005 2:40:03 AM
Janine, Congratulations on winning the gold with this delightful write.

Wanda
xXNitaXx10/13/2005 4:14:56 AM
A poem worthy of praise....This is so beautiful and uplifting.
Thank you Janine, for your heart is always full of kindness.

Nita
eternity711211/2/2005 4:27:34 AM
I have to quote the same as Amy and Cheyanne:

QUOTE
Tell them .......
Put away your tears and sorrow and open up your heart
Love yourself ...... be true to yourself
Then you can make a brand new start


QUOTE
We must nurture our angels within us
Because we hold a vast well of love


Janine this is beautiful, and so moving. I never knew words could touch my heart like this but yours did. crying1.gif As you know I adore angels and no one could say it better! 

Shannon