Invincible Summer

Invincible Summer

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“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

Albert Camus

For Gin, who taught me the Blessings of life.


Everyday is a Good Day

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Everyday is a good day
each moment a blessing,
each breath a prayer of thanksgiving

Just as the sun lay to rest
with Grace,
Courage and

In my heart, with you
everyday is the best day.

As the day ends the skyline of Boston was a glorious perfection. Its magic light suspended the burning sun who’s going to leave.

Together they traveled many miles and like floating clouds will drift apart. There will be no tears for no one is gone. The days will be silent not forgotten for as long as each sacred moonlight glow. Only happy times linger just as the sun rises.

The memory of that day with Gin & John will forever be with me. That day was a good day !


For Gin

© drakiey 2015





Toronto, Canada -  Scotia Waterfront Marathon 2014
                                                         Toronto, Canada – Scotia Waterfront Marathon 2014
                                                                            © djmrakiey / All rights reserved

“When you think you have given it all, when you don’t even have the strength to stand tall, think of it as just the beginning, of the pain you will endure until finishing.”

We Are Like Nature


We Are Like Nature

Look around you,

like clouds, your thoughts

change shape as it passes through,

and disappear without a trace.

Nature is a mirror,

a teacher and inspiration.

Walking through the world,

the metaphors of connectedness.

lead to understanding the mystery of life.

© djmrakiey 2013 / All rights reserved

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Yellow Train

Sunday Post: Toys

Sunday Post: Toys

Yellow Train

They dream of a yellow train

moving along the tracks

alive with engines and carriages

 Leaving behind restlessness

amidst the haunting silence of  uncertainty

they live in a playroom of lost toys.

A blast of air signal their journey

big people in a yellow train with

no worries for tomorrow.

© djmrakiey 2012 / All rights reserved

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Everyday Life

Every day Life

Searching beyond concrete structures.

What is unknown is wearisome.

The soul will take the route of towering peak

to find rest in its quest for love and happiness.

Newport, CA

Every day Life

Under the Watchful eyes of a Lifeguard

the lines of uncertainty

life flows.

It is a blessing of protection,

shelter from the raging sea.

Newport, CA

Every day Life

The graceful wind a prayer of thanks.

Oftentimes remembrance of who we are

inspire greater heights of glory.

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Dearest child of mine

Dearest child of mine

I have this little angel who left her wings to be with me.

Her smiles brighten my days.

Tiny hand in mine, I saw rainbows through the rain

 It is the soft voice of sacred trust.

Of all the sweet little things she shared

 It’s her childish scribbles on the ground,

  I ♥ Mom ~ Dad,

  So precious, I am moved.

Dearest child of mine

You are my little angel who left her wings to be with me.

© 2012 djmrakiey


You are special

Gin & Daniel, CA visit

Gin & Daniel, CA visit

You are special

I want you to know.

Your smiling face

forever in my heart.

You embraced and defied all odds.

Against the unrelenting heat of the rising sun,

a pattern of melting blues rest behind your steps.

Amazingly, you’ve turned  this test into an art.

And soar above the clouds of eternal spring.

Reflecting on the tranquil beauty of your courage.

Let me say, You are not alone.

Take my hand and together we will

run through the hail of storms.

For my sis

© 2012 djmrakiey