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




Winter Falls

Cloudy day
Niagara Falls, Canada in Winter


After a cloudy day,
After the white gray skies

No matter how hard the rain falls
No matter how chilly the fog is, the clouds will go away.

It is there just for the moment.
It is there for the time being.

Soon the sun will break through.
Soon sadness will leave.

Only blessings and peace will remain
Only beautiful memories will linger
Always and Forever.


For Lizz

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Blood Moon

Blood MoonThe earths shadow
drifting in waves
the luna in umbra
I am the Blood Moon

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A lunar tedrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began on the night of April 14 – 15.

The next Total lunar eclipse:
Total lunar eclipse: April 4
Total lunar eclipse: September 28




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Please be patient.

I am an aged relic, a distant memory.

A witness to cycles of defeat and glory

Through unfriendly skies,

I rise again

for one more roll in the distant horizon.

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The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonicjet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons. Source:

Boeing B52 D Stratofortress

The B-52 is considered the longest servicing front-line military aircraft in aviation history. With air-to-air refueling, B52s are truly a global aircraft and have flown nonstop around the world, some 24000 miles. B-52 bombers were considered the weapon the enemy feared most in the Vietnam War. B-52Ds would fly too high to be seen or heard, dropping over one hundred 500lbs bombs each.

The BUFFs (Big Ugly Fat Fellows) have survived wars, modernization and remained in the active Air Force Inventory for almost 50 years.


55-0679 is on Loan from the US Air Force Museum – March Airfield Air Museum, CA


Under the Lilac tree

Under the Lilac tree

Under the lilac tree

A purple sunset inspire the soul

to release the past

embrace new ideas

new relationships,

new perspectives.

Sweet flowers alone bring

visions of future


Richness and

plain perfect beauty of life.

It wasn’t so long ago

the cherished thoughts become the loveliest bouquets

Under the lilac tree.


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Seasons are different

Autumn colors

Winter is like a blanket,

white cover on the ground.

Spring is like a flower,

sweet blooms of pink … yellow .

Summer is like grass,

shifting in the wind.

Fall is like a yellow leaf,

softly dancing in the air.

Seasons are different no matter how hushed,

immutable as it gradually pass away.

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The fire that goes down at sunset


The fire that goes down at sunset

takes a part of your life.

Everything that you have in this moment

is just enough.

When thoughts veer toward colorless darkness

Know in your heart

Soft orange,

Bluish red skies

Pink clouds …


“I have everything I need at this moment …

My world is full of abundance.”

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The Sun Life’s Nourishment

Sta. Monica Pier CA
Sta. Monica Pier CA

The Sun

Life’s Nourishment

Learn from our sun

It is light.

Look at the beauty in the world.

It is a creative force of great strength,

courage and hope.

At the start of day,

Close your eyes,

Bask in its light,

Imagine your soul ascending alongside it.

Without the sun’s golden light,

the spirit suffers.

When we take time to bask in the sun our spirit soars.

radiant in its Blessings.

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Inside Princess mind

Inside Princess mind

This is Princess

One late afternoon, she stood silent on the hard hot pavement.

tired … lost and uncertain where her next step will be.

A tag on her neck showed how far she was from home.

Was that a tear on her eyes ?

No soft whimper or growl escaped her dry mouth.

Only the palpable fear of unknown on her quivering flesh.

I took her home and

wondered what was Inside Princess mind as she looked outside.

Late at night, she was picked up by the local county animal care.

A week later, Princess reunited with her owner.

Today . . . this image of Princess bring back memories … and

I often wonder what was inside Princess mind then.

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