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Third of June

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 I don'tIMG_0956
 Love you
 For dates and flowers
 For Hallmark holidays
 Or all your hours
 I don't
 Love you
 For expensive gifts
 Or diamond rings
 For poetry or
 Songs you sing
 I don't
 Expect a lot
 From you
 A little time
 A hug
 A kissIMG_5786
 A daisy picked
 From roadside ditch
 Walking together
 Along a beach
 Celebrating any
 Newfound niche
 Remembering our
 Favorite foods to eat
 Thinking ahead to
 Fill true needs
 Advice to put
 My mind at easeIMG_6053
 A little help
 A smile to cheer
 A thoughtful word
 A listening ear
 The warmth and comfort
 As you hold me near
 A moment laying
 In a grassy field
 Us holding hands
 A friendship that
 Will never yield
 Dancing under
 Starlit sky
 Sacred moments
 Just you and I
 Sharing secretsIMG_6384
 Joys and fears
 Prayers and laughter
 To overcome the tears
 Soul support offered
 Through the years
 These simple kindnesses
 The constant glue
 Proof to show
 Our love is true
 Having intimacy
 The way we do
 A closeness thatIMG_6365
 Faithfully grew
 And if all fails
 I hope you know
 I do just love you
 For being you
 For love is not
 Just a list of what
 You do for me
 And me for you 
 Love is a choice
 It's our sacrifice
 It's our serving
 Each other as
 Husband & Wife
© Keely MylesIMG_0381
  May 14, 2015
  Dedicated to Mark
  On the third of June 2015
  Happy 15th to US!

 

 

 

 

 

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threads of grey

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splendid threads of grey
tie life together in
the sweetest ways
so thankful for
these maids
who have loved
for all their days
whilst natural colours fade
the truer beauty overtakes
soon in graves they’re lain
yet their purpose still remains
for their love has never changed
such wondrous threads of grey

© keely myles
october 9, 2014

“Grey hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.” ~ Proverbs 16:31

Just Goodness

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Some people shape thought
Parents, teachers, musicians
They write on the soul

Children are sponges
Let them soak in just goodness
Sun, food, water, love

Let them dance and sing
Give them fullest offering
Life that let’s them grow

© Keely Myles
August 10, 2014

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Raffi and me! This summer I was truly delighted to meet a man who’s voice often echoed in the background of my childhood. 😀

ZAO Family Adventure

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two crazy moms
10518602_10154470997695215_4040527802458181435_owith two willing sons
and three guides
setting off to take
a mountain on
we bowed our heads
in commencement prayer
then started off
on the boardwalk trail

Paradise Meadows’
a sight of grassy knolls
us getting use to
our tall backpacks
and nordic poles
so far so good
an easy climb
then pausing for lunch
in just no time10536665_10152314477686378_1144532806311994349_o

Lake Helen MacKenzie
a lovely pitstop
where whiskey jacks
swoop and hop
a happy cloud
we spy aloft
in high spirits
again set off
strolling along
a rolling path
identifying unknown plants
like narrow leaved cotton-grass
the forest thickening
as we pass
there we see
a thorny devil’s club
we get a look
but do not touch
we just keep on
ascending up

by pretty streams
and bunches of lupine
this team of seven
continues trooping
an opening displays
lovely views
of Castle Crag
soon arriving
at Circlet Lake
setting up camp
boots unfastened
eating our dinner
yummy taco salad
staying up late with
loads of laughter
then hitting the hay
because there will be
more packing after10467146_10154470992520215_4891318234362968925_o

though day two will be
less overwhelming
we’ll still be trekking along
to Mount Jutland base
to do some exploring
and a swim in
Amphitheater Lake
listening to our voices
echo back, echo back
eating a delicious
hummus snack
reading Psalm 104
with eyes tear-filled
such wonder at the Lord
the blessing and power
of His Word and world
spending duo time
with just our sons
enjoying the quietness
and some fun
watching a water beetle
get swallowed
10549224_10152314481076378_2865345857004526173_omoments silly
moments hallowed

trailing back to an
earlier night of sleep
to prepare ourselves
for our biggest reach
still too excited
couldn’t shut our eyes
instead staying up
watching the night sky
hearing little creatures
scampering by
finding bits of trail-mix
accidentally dumped
finishing off a scattered nut

finally a guide coming
in dark for us to wake
freaking him out with
my cheshire face
coffee ready
we’re ninja quiet
spooky darkness
mildly enlightened
by odd morning fragrances
but we’re pressing on
to higher places
we are the first
to hit the slopes
things are brightening
just like our hopes
steep upward climb
to the first height
10531438_10154470995285215_7854702959237552332_oby breakfast time

absolutely enjoying
a most marvelous
sunshiney morning
overlooking Georgia Straight
and a divine sunrise
our views still widening
spying Denman and
Hornby Islands
so beautiful as the
sun’s rays highlight it
eating sweet potato
porridge mush
it was superb
with that dried fruit
a few running off
to do their
10494481_10152314477736378_4272493792347415805_omorning business
we set off again
when they’re finished

mountain pass opening up
to rocky ponds
we’re all recharged
and marching on
through less trees
subalpine lichen
growing free
cairns marking
the safest pass
slogging on over
skeeter rocks
learning how to
step secure
pausing for a photo op
10530471_10154470995855215_5502997482796750380_oMoat Lake below with
heart shaped land
and cabin spot

we sight a deer
overtop a cliff
it’s antlered head peeking
it’s hoof prints leading
the way across the first
patch of snow today
a crevice reveals
a dizziating drop
baring sheer cliffs
with waterfalls
like dragging nails
across a chalkboard
leaves arms and spine
chilled with prickled nerve
a guide diverts us
from the curve

10551670_10152314481541378_4153162934017165097_othe mountain looks
too fierce for
us to climb
at this angle it
blows my mind
over the next crag
again it opens up
to a wider path
than i thought
rocks galore
of greenish glow
ramble upward
a patina road
trudging on with
the heat beating down
there’s just no way
we’re stopping now
but we must
come to halt
to wire a boot that’s
10557509_10152314479926378_9159216018329230449_osole had flopped
we hope it will hold
from here on out

snowbanks flowing
straight off edges
the thought leaves me
rather breathless
wildflowers of
extraordinary design
dot color across the
near barren alpine
slow and steady
steps sideways
sticking feet into
footprints already made

a final push
nearly there
at utmost height
in amazement
we stare
hallelujahs!
and high-fives!
the thrill of it
such immense surprise
there’s more mountains?
on the other side
we see Vancouver Island’s
highest elevation
with our own eyes
before us in the distance
the Golden Hind

we revel in this
glorious feat
we scribe our names
10495326_10152314482501378_1110289478627699942_oonto the sheet
after taking in
the victory with
reverence and awe
we celebrate with
a delicious lunch
of salmon lox
as i have my
appetite so satisfied
i see something that brings
such personal delight
beneath me on
the place i squat
a ladybug has
shared my rock
an intimate gift
from God above
i’m overwhelmed
by His lavish love

we are all compelled
to give Him praise
it has been such
an epic day
things that truly
bless the heart
but those darn shoes
finally fell apart
10551449_10152314483026378_7797291706410291949_osuch awesome times
with our sons
memories for
a whole life long

© Keely Myles
August 2014

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