Amazed…

I am amazed at how we could all
Look up at the open skies and see
Something different from each other.
In response to, ‘What do you see? ‘
No answer given would be wrong.
Perception is a way of understanding,
Or interpreting something.
It is a mental impression.
With this said, we ought
To see and accept each other
In spite of our differences.
You Say Potato, I Say Patato
You Say Tomato, I say Tamato
Neither way is wrong.
I’m amazed and I welcome
The experience of another mind.
I’m amazed how we view
The color purple
And yet refer to it differently.
God is truly a God of diversity.
I am in awe of His magnificence.
Amazed…

Jeanette Telusma

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A Vision

A while ago.
I saw myself dancing
In a large open space with
Blue skies above.
All dressed in white.
I heard such beautiful sounds.
With such grace and happiness
I kept dancing.
As if before my King.
All in a vision.

Jeanette Telusma

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A Smile

It’s amazing how a smile can brighten one’s day.
Coming across all sorts of trials and tribulations
Could dampen anyone’s spirit
But one smile could be so uplifting.
And really, it doesn’t cost a thing, nothing!
To be quite honest, it actually does both parties good.
The receiver is pulled up to a higher place.
The giver feels great; he or she feels genuinely happy
To know or have an inkling of causing another to Smile.
It could be all it takes to shift even an atmosphere.
A smile causes beautiful movements, it’s enriching,
It’s inspiring, it gives strength to move forward.
Simply, a Smile.

Jeanette Telusma

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Determination

Determination is
As lovely as carnations.
It is the foundation
Of succession.
Avoid dehydration
Which could cause negation.
Steer clear of stagnation
It could cause a forced vacation.
Compensation upon arrival of the finish line
Should be the only thought in mind.
It is great aspiration that drives one there.

Jeanette Telusma

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A Cold Christmas

Supposedly, Christmas ought to be cold.
Certainly not in my neck of the woods.
A few years back we visited New York.
We were determined to experience a cold Christmas.
Well, we got there and enjoyed the atmosphere
In a very familiar way.
It was cold but not Snow cold.
We were in search of a cold Christmas.
We were in search of Snow.
This strange question popped in my mind.
Were we destined to experience Snow?
Could it be that we were only built for tropical weather?
Things that make you go hmmmm…..

Jeanette Telusma

Sunrise

I woke up this morning with a planned thought in mind:
Visit the beach to watch the sun rise beyond the horizon.
I did ❤️
It was breathtakingly beautiful as usual.
Despite this fact the sun was surrounded by clouds.
A little thought in my mind wanted to drift away with me
(focus on the clouds)
I almost wanted to turn my gazed towards the clouds.
Appreciatively I refocused my attention on the sun.
It was imperative that I stayed in touch with why was I there.
I was there to see the sunrise.
Oh my was the sight so magnificent. My mind sifted.
I stood in awe gazing at it and got lost in time just taking
Photos as it progressively rose higher and higher.
This was truly a sight to behold.
In spite of the clouds it rose so gracefully.
The atmosphere was tranquil!
There were people of the same mindset sitting around, some with children, others walking by, and of course there were some in the water…
The birds were flying by without a care in the world.
I felt liberated. I felt at peace. I felt the presence of God!
I felt compelled to do several sets of stretches.
It felt great being out by the beach watching the sunrise
Connecting with nature is non comparable to anything
I could think of at the moment 🤔
Peace and Liberation at its best!

Thankful

Almighty Creator,
I am forever indebted to You.
I am because You are.
Apart from You there is no existence.
No words or acts of gratitude could ever
Repay You for all You’ve done.
The very breath that I take is because of You.
How could I not take time out to express my gratitude.
I take this time to dedicate my thanks
To You, Almighty Creator.
Thanks for granting direction in my life.
Thanks for giving my life meaning.
Thanks for Your fortress of protection.
Thanks for my identity that lies in You.
Thanks for being a light unto feet.
Thanks for the Wonderful Shepherd that You are.
Thanks for being my Abba Father.
One I could always call on.
My heart is filled with reasons to thank you.
But yet, a million reasons could never compare
To all You’ve done, is doing, and will do.
Although this is true, I still take this time
To Thank You with all my heart.

Topic(s) of this poem: thankfulness

Jeanette Telusma

At The Beach

There are times our inner man longs for the beach.
It craves for Salah moments, beautiful and peaceful.
Living near the waters would be my hearts delight.
Such a place would mean waking up in the wee hours of the morning.
I would sit and breath in the fresh air that engulfs the atmosphere.
I would gaze into the distance of the sea pass the horizon.
Imagine walking until you reach where the sky and sea meets.
Imagine for just a moment, walking across the ocean…
Into the vastness of the early morning light.
Pure delight…
This is where I pen away. This is where my thoughts run.
The scent, scenery, the sensation, all in one.
What a Magnificent Creator

Jeanette Telusma

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This is where I plan to be this Thanksgiving week ❤

The Start of A New Day

Right before dawn the atmosphere shifts.
My senses heightened with anticipation.
I’ve waited patiently for this day to arrive.
The start of a new day.
The sun beams with such radiance,
I’m compelled to open the curtains that serve as barriers.
Oh the sweet smell of exhilarating fragrance.
As the sun streams in I notice every corner exposed.
Every dark corner must show it’s self,
for a new day has come.

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No longer able to hide under the covers.
The barriers have risen up to let the sun through.
It’s time for the start of a new day.
As I stand and witness transformation in the air,
I’m filled with great joy, peace and aspiration.
With this new shift I’m convinced change is always good.
It signifies a new leaf on life, a new level of maturity.
Somehow it confirms what was felt from within.
Prior to this point, it was hard at times.
But I kept on moving forward
because I knew it would all work out for my good.
I am much wiser now, muscles toned.
Confidence is now my middle name.
I stand on a firm foundation, not of my doing.
A new day has come and I welcome it with all my being.

Jeanette Telusma

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My Son, My Daughters…

No other can compare.
I see myself in you
when I was once your age.
If only I could protect you
from the hurt and pain
that comes with living.
With every passing minute
do know that it’s within hurt and pain
your strength, patience and character
becomes fortified as a mighty tower.
My hidden desire is to always be
there to lead, guide and protect.
But if this one wish was granted,
how would you ever truly grow.
One thing is for sure my prayers
will always be surrounding you.
My prayers will summons a host of angels
to always be by your side.
May they be present to harken to your every call.
May grace, love, joy, peace,
protection, provision, and happiness
be yours always.
May they chase you down.
May God always grant you supernatural favor.
May Goodness and mercy follow you all
the days of your life and may you
dwell in the house of the Lord.. Amen.

Jeanette Telusma

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