03 November 2013

Blog For Peace 2013


Peace in Heaven is not always quiet.
Somewhere, a senior super dog scratches himself.
He has been forgetful lately, always sleepy, 
and howls whenever I leave.
Somewhere, a growing pup limbers along with his weak legs.
He is not eating well lately and 
I kindda missed his running pace and I worry.
Somewhere, two senior ladies watch me in concern.
I dance to humor them but then
I completely forgot what I was supposed to do!
Somewhere, a lizard eyes me as I walk
just as a frog croaks his welcome
and a cat meows from the roof
and the two singing trees dance wildly
as the fragrant flowers hum a tune
all welcoming the sick Keeper.

Nothing will disrupt this topsy turvy madness.
Not cancer, not ageing, not death, not calamities.
Because in my place called Heaven
peace throbs in themes of empathy and acceptance.
Of loving and living within and without.
Of holding it in and holding out.
Of forever connecting . . .
. . . and listening
and hugging
and making time
and not losing hope.

Peace is not always quiet
but then 
who says loving is?

This is my 3rd peace blog.
I missed last year's global blog.
Funny how the death of a dog could make me sick, missed a lot of international blog events, missed a lot of blogs, missed a lot of friends, missed myself. . .  So this year I am playing catch up and doing this early before I forget . . . and dedicate this again for Mimi Lenox (the original Peace Blogger) 
. . . and for my Sumo who I will forever miss . . .


18 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful post this is, Lui.
No, indeed peace is not always quiet or calm, but it can always be in our hearts, right where it belongs.

Have a wonderful week ahead, dear friend. xo.

Gattina said...

I am a peace blogger too. I do it since 2006, except last year, like you. But instead of peace we get more and more wars and that's very sad.

DeniseinVA said...

Peace to you my Dear Friend :). A beautiful post indeed!

Paula said...

Peace! A beautiful post

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Hello Lui, so very nice to meet you! What a lovely post - and we send you comforting purrs on the loss of your sweet Sumo whom you will forever miss. We completely understand that sentiment. Peace to you...
~Maxwell, Faraday and Allie

Photo Cache said...

you just have a way with words. i hope you are healing smoothly and quickly.

emma and buster

Laura said...

Hello dear Lui, it has been a long time since last I visited you… Sending love and healing vibrations to you and your beloveds.

Michelle said...

Hi Lui

I'm sorry about Sumo. Losing a pet hurts just as much as losing a human. We love them and they are part of our family. Love knows no boundaries.

Peace wishes to you.

Travis Cody said...

Peace to you and yours on this and every day.

Tillie and Georgia said...

Hi Lui,thanks for visiting our blog. It is nice to meet you.
Sounds like you have been pretty sick and we send you purrs that your health will improve. We also send comforting purrs as we understand you miss your Sumo.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Michelle said...

PS I came back to read a bit more and saw about your RAI. I hope you are much better now.

My husband and mother have thyroid problems, so I recognised your drug names.

Living is certainly never boring!

I love your story about the woman and her dog. And I hope that by blogblast 2014 you are 100% healthy. In other words.. more prayers added ;-)

Lisa Gordon said...

Lui, I thought I had your email address, but...
I just heard about the typhoon that hit the Philippines today. I hope you and your family are safe.
Sending hugs your way, dear friend. xo.

january said...

lui, i'm happy to see you slowly going back to your regular routine. and i hope everyone in heaven is at peace even after the typhoon.

p.s. thank you for the kind and comforting words you left a couple of days ago.

-bea, lucky, january & leoncio

Viola said...

Hello dear Lui and all of you! :)
I love your post and I'm so happy you are back on your feet. I hope it's fine with Sweepy and Babur, and Petrocelli (was it not the name?)

but now I concern a little after hearing about the typhon that hit your country!! So bad for many people and animals! but I do hope you and your heavenly family are fine!

sending you lights and love
and yes, it's good to be a peace blogger! :) peace is love :)

viola :)
and
pusa ^^)

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

MY internet was down so I missed this years peace blog post. I am finally back online and am very worried about you and your animals after the massive typhoon has hit your country. Please let someone know that you are OK!

Cats of wildcat woods

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Lui, I have been reading about all the horrifying devastation and am praying for you, your family and all the people over there. God keep you safe my dear friend.

Jeanne said...

I am so grateful to hear that you are OK Lui! I had not heard from you for the longest time, and really got worried when I heard all the news about this terrible typhoon! I contacted Lisa and she sent me your blog url. I am not going to lose this again. So grateful...... Your post is just lovely also!

Mimi Lenox said...

Peace bloggers are such caring and wonderful people. I hear it in the voices of these comments..the concern, the prayers, the sympathy, the love, the friendship.

We all send prayers and hopefulness your way. I am sorry for your loss but know that you will get through this at your own speed and in your own way.

We are blessed that you are blogging with us again and honored.
Take care and please keep in touch.
This is a beautiful peace post and globe.

Peace to you and yours,
Mimi

#4282 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery @ blog4peace.com