Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Secret place called Story Land

Let me take you by the hand to a Secret place
I call 'Story Land.'

Hold on tight as we climb the Moutain where
my Cabin in the woods stands with pride,
waiting for the time I choose to visit.

This is my secret place where I go to think
and write.

This is my Haven of utter delight.
My mind is clear here as I write stories of love,
happiness and old stories written from long ago.

Let me take you a walk in the forest watching carefully
where we stride watching for Fairies, Fireflies and

The Fairies will surround us at night holding
hands, dancing and watcing the fireflies as they light
the way.

They will surround us in a circle and sing lightly
of songs of love so bright.
Their wings glisten in the wind as they dance to the
sounds of the dark of night.

Lets go deeper into the forest, I would like to
introduce you to my Wee friend who is a little

He guards his 'Pot of Gold' with his life as he sits
at the end of the Rainbow deep in the dead of night.

Everyone knows of the Leprechaun that sits with his
'Pot of Gold' at the end of the bright Rainbow.

Who would ever know that it ends deep into the forest
and the Glen, ending with my Wee friend the little

Do you hear the rustling of the leaves under the grand
old Oak tree?
Can you hear him tip toeing up to me as he giggles so
Listen carefully and watch as he appears quickly dancing
his magic dance and then he will disapear.

If we find him he will grant us one wish and then be gone
in a defining flash of light.

You ask me what I would wish for and I reply, "Why, to
be able to write poetry that will hold everyone's attention
for a while as we stroll through a mystery of Earths'
utter delight of the secrets of life and the Universe as
they unfurl.

Suddenly with anticipation of the rustling leaves my
Wee little friend jumps out with glee to see me visit the
Forest once more knowing where he lives.

He gleefully jumps up and down repeating over and over,
"Just one wish you can make! One wish and then I can escape
deep into the grand old Oak tree!"

I smile as I bow to him, telling him my wish for words
to come to me to entertain my Friends to be.

Rubbing our eyes filled with 'Fairy Dust' we see that we
are magically sitting on the old flowered Sofa so comfortably
back in the Cabin once more.

Leaning back and looking at you; I see in your eyes that
you can't believe what you just saw is true.

You can't believe that we took a walk in the forest and
saw beautiful Fairies, little Fireflies lighting the
way for us in the darkness of night to see my Wee little
friend Mr. Leprechaun.

"Unbelievable," is what you say as you breathe in deeply
not knowing what to say.

"Did we just talk to a Leprechan? Did we just see Fairies,
and Fireflies in the forest under the moon? " you ask?

"I assure you that we did and now that my wish is granted,
I am ready to write a Story of utter delight."

Welcome to my Secret place called 'Story Land.'
Come back again soon, and you will see that all the fairy
tales told long ago are really very quite true.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

Author of: 'A Chosen Journey' found at: Click on Books, type in the title and click on the book then you can browse through a novel of mystery and love.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I took a walk to the Park today just to breath in
the warm fresh air.
I heard birds singing songs of life.
I saw a Lark sitting in a tree singing songs of
love looking for a Wife.
I sat down on the Bench, leaned back and closed
my eyes taking in all the sounds.
I could feel the vibrations of life surround me
as I heard children laughing, birds singing and yes,
even old men mowing their grass.
The smell of grass wafted to my nose with such a
wonderous smell.
The clouds are in a mass hanging over our heads
bursting full of rain.
The heat has brought the rain to cool our beloved
Earth down.
I opened my eyes to a wonderous sight of dark clouds
hovering over me with the sun shining brightly behind
those dark clouds.
I stood up and admired the Sun, the clouds and the
the birds singing love songs in the sky up above.
I began to walk quickly back home before the showers
While walking briskly I began singing happily,
"Singing in the Rain," with a bright smile on my face.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

'We were Strangers Passing By'

When I saw you strolling by, I knew you saw me smiling as you walked by.
We were Strangers in the Street not knowing who we might meet.
You looked my way and flashed a smile, I felt shivers down my spine.
I knew then that I wanted you forever in my life.

We were Strangers just passing one another in the Street.
I wanted to know your name, I wanted to walk with you hand in hand.

Days went by before we would see one another on the Street.
Your eyes caught mine and I knew then that we would have to meet.
I felt excitement in your flashing eyes as you smiled at me crossing
the Street.

We were Strangers just passing one another in the Street.
I wanted to know your name, I wanted to walk with you hand in hand.

You stopped me and asked my name, I told you "Jenna is my name and
that having fun was my game."
You said your name was David and I smiled.
I told you that I loved your name.
I held back my thoughts from wanting to say, "Let's be serious
and not play mind games.

We were Strangers walking together down the Street.
I now knew your name, I wanted to walk with you hand in hand.

You asked me out for Dinner tomorrow night.
You said you felt that you knew me forever and didn't want to let me
out of your sight.
We enjoyed that night as you held me in your arms.
You lovingly kissed me as we said good-night.

I laughingly agreed that you had caught my eye.
I couldn't tell you that you sent shivers down my spine.
I couldn't tell you that I knew you were mine.
We walked together for a while sharing our lives and ambitions
for about a mile.

You told me you that you were looking for someone to love.
I told you that I knew I was the one.
You held my hand, oh so tight, you wouldn't let go for the
rest of the night.

We were Friends walking together hand in hand.
I wanted to know all about you and your lifes plans.

We shared our plans and our goals, together we agreed we would walk
hand in hand.
Hand in hand into the night, hand in hand throughout our

As time went by we bacame engaged, I was so happy I was going to be his
He was the perfect Man for me. We loved strolling together in the night.

Then one day someone knocked on my door.
Standing there were two Officers looking sad.
I quietly asked them what was wrong, one said "Have a seat, we have bad
news to give you tonight.
They shared with me the nightmare of my life.

They said my David was hit crossing the Street in the night.
He was holding my picture in his hand and on the back it said, "My love
forever to hold tight."

We were no longer Strangers walking down the Street.
Now he was in my Heart but could never again hold my hand.
My heart was broken, my life torn to shreds as I dreamed of him tightly
holding my hand.

As I slept fitfully throughout the night, I felt him so near but out of
I cried and cried out his name praying to God that it was a dream.

I woke up the next day, wiping my eyes and repeating his name.
I heard him call out my name, I heard him say,
"Jenna, the love of my life I will be with you when you walk in the night.
Have no fears for I am near, I am in your heart, I am in your eyes, I am
in your thoughts there are no good-byes."

We were Lovers sharing our dreams but disaster destroyed our lives in just
a moment of time.
Fate stepped in and ruined our plans; but somehow I could still feel
you in my heart as we walked together into the night with me whispering
softly calling out your name.
You come to me in my dreams sharing our love in the still of the night.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Looking Into the Mirror

While applying my make-up I looked into the mirror
not recognizing the young face that I used to take
for granted.
I searched for the young woman that I used to be;
quite beautiful and enchanting.
Age is changing my features and adding lines to my
face much to my dismay.
Does this make me more mature and natural looking
as they say?
I search my face for who I used to be and what I looked
like back in the day.
The days when raising my children was my love of life
and choice.
The days that I didn't have time to notice the beautiful
face that I once had but let it slip away without even
acknowledging the beauty that I felt.
I felt beautiful sharing my life and love with my children
and forgot to see what I looked like, now making my heart
Life has a way of changing things, it quickly does it's magic
or so it seems.
Memories of a beauty whose face once just beamed.
Where did I go? Who did I become? How do I erase the lines
creeping upon this face?
Smiling, I make a mental note to call my Plastic Surgeon for
one more session of Botox to put my smile back in place.

Written by: Tamara Lesley
my novel can be found at:, title: A Chosen Journey

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

'Smelling the Roses'

Walking in the garden today,
I bent to smell the roses.

My thoughts were of you and
some of your delightful poses.

The twinkle in your eyes and
the sparkles in your smile
makes me feel indisposable.

My heart is with you where
ever you are even though
you are never far.

My thoughts of you are forever
like the scent from the roses.

Hanging heavy with full flowered
blossoms they bloom to their hearts
They give off a scent that
Heaven has tenderly chosen.

A love so strong sent from Heaven
above as I kneel here to smell the
beautiful roses.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

Monday, July 12, 2010

'Idle Chatter'

As you sit near, you hear me say,

"Did you forget to wash today?'

Dry the dishes and go to bed.

Put out the cat, you better obey!

I mutter and mumble, don't know

what I say.

Please utter a prayer for me today.

You look at me so feeble with age,

You shake your head and don't know

What to say.

Just touch my hand and share your light,

And then I know I'll be all right.

In my mind as I wander away, I long for

Things of yesterday.

I wrote this poem after visiting a Nursing Home and an
elderly lady rambled on, living in the past. My heart
went out to her so I wrote just what she said.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

''The GOD Source Is You'

Open your mind to the Oneness of God and to the
profound abilities of the human mind.

For in God there lies a secret passageway to the
mind through opening up to eternal, external
thought coming from within and without accepting
the super conscious mind source.

Accepting the GOD spirit within you allows your
thoughts to be limitless.
The totality of the GOD source is you in perfection
for in life there is no death, only a crossing over
to the world from whence we came.

Where our thoughts crystalize and the imagination
manifests that which it seeks.
Where your thoughts for tomorrow, are in existence
in the here and now.

Time no longer has its boundaries either in the mind
or in life itself.
The totality of the GOD source is you in perfection.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

'A Mother's Love'

As we sit on the worn park bench,
I cuddle my child and feel so rich.
I am thankful for sharing our secrets
on this old bench.

She turns to me asking how we grow up
not to be afraid of the storms.
I whisper softly in her ear,
"You are not afraid because you know that
I am here.
I will always protect you and keep you safe
because I will always be near."

I leaned down to give her a kiss when she
jumped up and running from me saying,
"Ha-ha Momma, you missed."

I laugh gently out loud, looking to the
skies for any dark clouds.
I am protective of my loving child,
and offer a prayer of thankfulness out loud.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

'Vibrational Frequencies'

'Vibrational Frequencies'

Have you ever been alone and felt someone near?

Have you ever been overwhelmed when you thought
you heard someone whisper in your ear?

Did you lose a loved one that is trying to reach
you through your thoughts, just to tell you that
they are near?

If you have then you have felt a loved one coming
through with their vibrational frequencies. They just
want to let you know they love you, and are only a
heart beat away.

Say "I love you" and feel their love surround you
without fear.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

'As Time Goes Quickly By'

'As Time Goes Swiftly By'

Born as a baby the clock starts ticking,
ticking endlessly and waiting for no one.
We take our first steps and then we are off
and running with time at our heels.

Going to school and sharing lunch and fun
with the children at school we notice that we
are growing up and time is slipping by.

Becoming a teen-ager we can’t wait to grow older,
we want time to pass by quickly so that we can
make our own choices and our own mistakes.
Make no doubt about it, time does go by swiftly.

Soon we find ourselves married, and with children
we look back and wonder where the time went.
We remember when we were just children laughing
and playing without a care in the world.
Yes, time does goes by quite quickly.

Now, our children are almost grown and we ask our
selves when and where did the time go.
Was it by trickery or merely a passing of time without
our paying attention to it?

Time goes by quite quickly and soon we are in the
middle of our lives looking back wondering about
the mistakes that we made; the good and bad
choices that we made along the way.

Growing older each day we are reminded that time
is slipping quickly by and we hold our breath and want
to cry for all the bad choices that we made.
As time goes by, we know that the end is near
and pray that somehow we touched the lives of those
we hold dear.

We pray that they never forget us and hold us in their
heart and that they don’t make the same mistakes as

As time goes by our lives pass before us remembering
the good and bad times and we are thankful for our time
that life has allotted us.
For you see, time does goes swiftly by.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Marriage is a contract that binds two hearts as one, accepting the other’s faults and good deeds they have done. Dreaming and anticipating that two halves combine, makes loving one another grow bewitchingly with time.

Many situations may arise that cause tempers to flare and knowing one another teaches us to care. Fighting the despair and agony of ones actions’ gives us two reactions that we can share. There are two paths to take, and deciding is your choice. Your will is your own, and the chances that you take will lead in the direction of love or utter hate.

Patience is a virtue and forgiveness is divine, that will bring you closer as you love with time. You may choose hatred and you will see that ugly vine that entwines you like a snake and squeezes your love dry. The only action that is required if your marriage is to survive, is to stand the test of time and try to forgive and remember love can survive.

Marriage is an institution that is built of many memories, some even bitter sweet. The idea that we are perfect and that the two compete, must be deleted and learn that giving is receiving just what we deliver to the one we find so sweet. Partners for life is our journey that can be traveled together if we only try. Love is forgiving and sharing happy times, along with discord and hard times that we endure.

Life is more than living for ones’own happiness, and must be shared quite willingly if we are to forget the little things that cross our path and make life hard to bear. Compassion and sympathy the two of you must share to learn the lessons of love that you chose to share. Listen and feel the heartbeat of your life with the company that you keep, for they are the ones that love you and never will retreat.

Give love a little time and water it with care. Soon you will find two old hearts sitting in a chair, knowing that they gave their love many chances to survive and won the battle that so many failed.

Listen and learn my friend, Marriage is work, give and take, sharing laughter and love makes your Marriage work.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

'Eyes of Love'

Looking deep into your eyes tells me you love me, and there will be no lies.

Say you love me and hold me in your arms.

I am yours forever with all your charms.

As you look into my eyes you will see my love for you will never end.

I will love you 'till the Stars fall from the sky.

May God keep us together as we blend our love.

As we grow older you'll still hold me in your arms.

I will be your Lover and Best Friend, one on whom you can depend.

Look into my eyes and see my love for you will never die.

I will love you with all of my heart until the very end.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

'A Prayer to Teach Your Children'

As I close my eyes for the night, I ask dear lord for a prosperous life.

May my light shine throughout out the years and share your love with those who will hear.

Blessing upon my family and friends, good health to all my prayer begins.

Open my eyes with the morning light, open my heart to a wonderful life.

Bless me dear lord for I am yours, a child of God asking for guidance tonight.


written by: Tamara Lesley copyrighted: 2001

'Today's Thoughts'


I saw a kitten just today,
Or was it only yesterday?
My old memory just fades in and out.
Help me God, I want to shout.

Growing old is such a task,
Why is this happening I want to ask.
My hands are gnarled and racked with pain.
I know that you are here to feed me again.

Slowly I chew much to your chagrin,
And then I dribble down my chin.
You wipe it away with disgust,
But in your heart you know it's a must.

I know what you're thinking. It makes me sad.
I only wish I were with my Dad.
Someday I think, and then I smile.
I know that it will be just a little while.

I'm coming home Dad to be with you,
I'll leave this body far behind.
And like a drop of dew our light will shine;
forever more our love will bind.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

Written for an elderly person in a Nursing Home talking to her Nurses Aid.

'Journey of Love'


Let me take you on a journey to places you’ve never been. Close your eyes as we sit and let me hold your hand. Listen carefully to your heart as it beats with mine. Together we will travel hand in hand through time.

Breathe in a little deeper now as I do the same, for I am releasing my love as we play this game. There was a time when we first met that I knew not your name. Yet, it didn’t matter as I watched and listened word for word, your actions were the same.

No pretense of who you were, nor who you wanted to be. I was just content with you sitting there with me. I opened up my heart to sing songs of love and hope, wanting for this to go on. As you kissed my hand good night, I sighed with wistfulness for the day that you would be mine. My heart was fluttering with delight of finding a Prince in the night.

I dreamed that night of sitting with you, as you held my hand. I remembered word for word the conversation that we had. I trembled with anticipation that you might be Mr. Right, to share my life with, as we walked hand in hand.

As we sat on the porch swing and you held my hand, I loved looking into your twinkling eyes, and your easy smile. Just being with you made my life worthwhile. I felt comfort in your presence and the plans we made as well. We talked about the past and our dreams of the future as we accomplished many things.

I felt my heart skip a beat as we met each day. Knowing in my heart that you were the one, and prayed that you felt the same way. Love is a gentle road that leads two lovers hand in hand to a promised land that forever more you would hold my hand.

Our day of becoming man and wife truly frightened me, knowing in my heart that not all love is meant to be. So many have tried and failed at love, as they became selfish in their ways, and forgot that they are one and parted their ways.

I made a promise to myself that we would never part though hard times may fall. I would work on my shortcomings and try not to be at fault. I am your Princess and you are my Prince to lead me through this life and love only me as your darling wife.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

'Anger and Emotions'

Anger is a feeling from deep down inside,
it will eat away at you until you scream
and fight.
Anger is a vicious way to react to life.
Anger is a bad attitude that needs adjusted
by changing your heart and finding a loved
one to join you in your life.
Replace love in your heart and leave the
anger behind.
You will find happiness resides inside, if
you will only let the light in and smile.
Love is the answer to all the hurt you feel,
open your heart up and allow happiness to
let your feelings subside.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

Friday, July 9, 2010

Joe's Cafe'

Sitting alone in Joe's Café staring at my coffee I slowly stirred it with the little plastic straw that the waitress with the short brown hair placed before me. Absently I was waiting, waiting for whom I did not know. I only knew that the terror of lonesomeness was killing me just as if I had twisted a knife in my heart.

These feeling's were real although very infrequent. I stared at the coffee, willing someone to come sit with me. I wondered why they would when I looked like a drowned rat after standing in the rain before deciding to enter Joe’s Coffee House.

I watched indiscriminately as a few couples walked in laughing and enjoying a joke between themselves. The loneliness was there, aching like a pain in your heart that you can't get rid of.

Jealousy is my name today, how I longed to be one of them in their crowd. Wiping tears from my cheeks and sitting there after three coffee's, I saw him enter. He seemed uncertain as if he wanted to be here. I prayed to God that he send him my way.

I thought there is a man that could pique my interest, an ordinary man, indescribable yet attractive to me. Our eyes met and I lowered my head ruining the moment. I cursed myself for not smiling.

Nevertheless he meandered to my table and asked if I were waiting for someone. I assured him that I was, but that he could sit down for a while. Shrugging with half a smile he sat down and apologized for intruding.

Looking into his eyes as quickly as I could I saw an interest for my thoughts. He asked what I was doing sitting here by myself. I hoped that this was a sincere caring question from a man that I had not a clue about. Still, I hoped that his interest in me was genuine.

I answered looking for companionship and a friend that I could pour my heart out too. He said that his heart was aching for a friend and perhaps we could fulfill each other’s needs.

He slipped his hand over mine and I felt a chill as if I were sitting in the morning snow. He smiled slowly at me as I dared to look him in the eye and smile back. The ice was breaking between us and I felt that we were beginning a friendship that would last as long as any one else’s, and perhaps forever.

He said that he was a writer and never seemed to find the time to go out. He had made himself go to Joe’s tonight. He needed to relax and find himself a new horizon to set his sights on. Thoughts of new books were coming rather slow these days and he was despondent for that reason.

I almost laughed if that was his only trouble in this world. I needed a friend that needed me; I knew that I could fit his expectations. After all, I was attractive when I smiled and wanted to be interesting. There were many things that I had done, and many places I had traveled so I knew that he would find me intriguing.

I glanced up at the dark night sky for we were on Joe’s night terrace and I thanked God for my fortune and my lucky stars. Perhaps this was my Knight in Shining Armour? Perhaps, but he needed to be a little oiled and polished to satisfy me. However, I knew he was for me.

I was so thankful that God had answered my wish. Unknowingly I had pulled him to me that night with a will that I had never experienced before. My thoughts and beliefs in me had brought him to me through my faith in God and my Angels.

Sitting there the silence between the two of us were many golden moments. I relished it and I am sure that he did so also. It seemed as if we were reading each other’s resume and the answers were complimentary to what we needed. Our silence was beckoning us to leave and get to know one another more intimately. He suggested that we go back to his place that was right around the corner. Nervously, I agreed. For some reason I was not afraid of him and knew that this was the man of my dreams.

Leaving with a stranger that had no name was not my style, however; I felt safe in his arms and he lovingly caressed my hair staring into my eyes that had lost their fear. We went to his place around the corner. The little brownstone was small and unobtrusive but it was his style. There was a gentle elegance about it that I new that I could fit into.

I admired that he grew ivy on the brownstone and had tiny pink roses twining up the wall. He smiled and unlocked the door waiting for me to enter. I entered and was mesmerized by the beauty and serenity that I felt. Our fate was sealed and we were content to have found our true love from just a wish and a thought of better things to come.

Cautiously I allowed him to remove my coat as I took in the view of his home quickly. His computer still on, had a screen of fish swimming lazily by. I sat down. The sofa consumed my tired body as he made me tea. I felt like the fish, lazy and comfy.

I was finally home. His feelings showed the same thoughts. Now, was the time to get to know one another. He whispered something in my ear, which I did not hear, but it didn’t matter. What is in time but a fury of words, and a time of emotions to pass between two people looking for solace? We exchanged some of our life and decided some of it could wait.

Hanging up his coat and closing the door, he sat beside me and handed me my tea. I knew then that he had also given me his heart as I had given mine to this total stranger from Joe’s Café. It fleetingly drifted through my mind where I would be were it not for Joe’s Café; for I had been at the end of my rope with sadness.

Thankfully I had found solace in a man that would hold me dear to him and not push me nor ignore my thoughts. We together were going to work on a story line on our wonderful meeting in a little nighttime Café.

I knew in my mind that things were moving way too fast but somehow it felt right. In my heart I could feel the love between us like a comforting white cloud in the blue sky. Cuddling on the couch we made plans to move my clothing over tomorrow to begin a new life of love, friendship and romance between the two of us.

Love was all consuming and just what we both needed. I thanked God in my heart for leading me to Joe's Cafe' the same night that my new lover decided to get out of the house for a brief moment. I knew that this was meant to be and that we would marry one another and grow old together.

Sometimes you can find love at strange places and awkard times. When you find it, you will know it just by the feelings of energy that pass between one another. Love was in the air and we both knew that we were meant for one another.

Written by: Tamara Lesley


I know I'm an old woman it's plain to see,

But that's not who I am when you're looking at me.

I am that little girl named Rosalee, with long brown hair dangling down my back.

People said I was quite a brat, but I don't think I was really all that.

I am strong-willed it's plain to see.

I know what you're thinking when you're looking at me.

I used to be pretty so I was told, but you'd never know it now that I'm old.

I look in the mirror, and who do I see?

That same child named Rosalee.

Though wrinkles march across my face,

Rosalee, as a child I still embrace.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

To A Dear Friend

May the summer send love your way and may the showers cry your tears.

May the sun express your happiness and the moon erase your fears.

May each smile that you receive be passed onto the next, for the beauty in your smile surpasses all the rest.

Written by: Tamara Lesley
copyrighted 2003

The Loss of A Loved One

Though our minds mingle through the mist of time,
I am yours and you are mine.
My light is love there is no doubt.
I swirl around you;
you know I am about.
There is no tomorrow for it is today,
fear not for I am not away.
I hold your love within my Grace,
I am around you within your space.
Have no sorrow, say no good-byes.
I am in your heart,
I am in your eyes.
I am in your thoughts,
There are no good-byes.

Written by: Tamara Lesley

God's Children

Gods Children

This story was started by Big Daddy Cash and I finished the story after The Lord is my Shepherd, and that’s all I need to know.


A Sunday school teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible, 'Psalm 23.' She gave the youngsters a month to learn the verse.

Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line.

Then came the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation. When it was his turn, Rick stepped up to the microphone and said proudly;

"The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."

The congregation all laughed and clapped for little Rick. He took a bow and went to sit down. Susie stood up and said; "The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want." Just then little Rick stood up and said; "Hey, wait a minute why shouldn't I want, doesn't God want me to have everything that I want?"

He was very serious so the congregation grew silent and waited for the Sunday School teacher to answer his question. The teacher stepped up to the microphone and said;
"Yes, little Rick God does want you to have the things that you need and yes, sometimes the things that you want."

Little Rick said; "Now, what else does God have to say from the Bible?"

The teacher motioned Tommy up to recite a sentence from Psalm 23. Tommy took his place in front of the microphone and cleared his throat so loudly that the speakers screeched loud enough for everyone to hold their ears but they all had a good laugh about it.

Tommy took a step back and began reciting the rest of Psalm 23. He said; "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters."

He turned to hand the microphone to Ronnie when little Rick took the microphone again and said clearly; "Why would God make me lie down in the green grass if I'm not tired and then lead me to the still waters if I am not thirsty."

It seems that little Rick was thirsty for the knowledge from the Bible in Psalm 23. Ronnie walked up and took the microphone from little Rick and said; "If you will listen to all of it, you might learn something. God just wants you to rest and have a drink of fresh, clear water."

He continued; "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."

"See little Rick!" Ronnie began, "He let you rest so that you wouldn't be tired and, then he took you to his path into his arms, for his name is God and he loves you." Little Rick nodded like he understood what Ronnie was saying.

Patty stepped up for her verse. She recited; "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadows of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

Little Rick shuffled his feet for a moment while his eyes filled widely with terror and said out loud; "Man, there ain't no one gonna lead me through the shadows of death, I'm gettin' outa’ here!"

Little Rick bumped into Patty knocking her down as he jumped across the alter and ran for his life out of the Church and ran all the way home. The Church congregation didn't know whether to laugh or to cry.

The Sunday School teacher stepped up and said; “If that doesn't scare the devil out of him, I don't know what will." The congregation laughed nervously thinking this little memory game had gone down the tubes.

By then Patty had picked herself up off of the floor and dusted off her pretty little pink dress and proceeded to recite Psalm 23 word for word without anyone else interrupting.

"Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

Patty smiled sweetly and bowed. The congregation clapped for her and then Ronnie stepped up and said;

"I don't know about you guys but I was just about to run home with little Rick. Then God says that I have to eat with my enemies and wants to pour oil over my head. I hope to God, that goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life after going through all of that. I think that we deserve to live in the house of the Lord for ever after enduring every thing that we would have to do."

The Sunday School teacher took the microphone and apologized for not explaining what Psalm 23 really meant to the children. She said that she was just trying to get them to memorize parts of the Bible. She was laughing and crying at the same time and said;

"I really don't know what convinced me to be a Sunday School teacher but, I have learned one thing and that is to make sure that the children understand where the Bible came from and what the verses mean. It is made from stories from long ago, and the verses were written by men just as the men in the Church. I will go to little Rick's house now; I believe that I have some serious explaining to do."

Everyone in the Church clapped for the children for learning their verses and smiled at the Sunday School teacher as she left the Church to go find Little Rick and explain just what God meant by 'Psalm 23rd.'

Tamara Lesley

Tuesday, July 6, 2010



Touch me gently for my skin is thin,
My bones are fragile, they'd never mend.
My mind may wander from time to time.
I cry for forgiveness for words said wrong.

My old body still holds my spirit within,
Calling for freedom to just begin.
So as my life force ebbs away, my prayers are
That you lift my spirits from day to day.

A smile and a hug from time to time,
Just a moment's attention lets me feel life all over again.
As you care for me you think it will never end.
I'm sorry my dear on you I depend.

You feel my fear, my longing to leave is just as severe.
For the comfort you share will be there for you when
You're in my chair.
When I take my last breath I leave you with love.

I know your gentle care will come full circle from Heaven above.