|Posted by Jill Delbridge on July 20, 2015 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
of an Ocean...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ waves ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Before our eager
Eyes ( * *) ^
Jill Delbridge Peace , ONE Love & Poetry !
#poetry #peace #love #tranquility #creativity #symmentry
|Posted by Jill Delbridge on June 9, 2015 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
a living dream
that forever rewinds then plays...
awakening my existence - ablaze
over-brimming in pure joy and delight
an unquestionable bond of trust
made me believe
that Love could be bestowed
received and conceived
without physical touch
experienced so tender
yet, extraordinarily alive
an exhilerating zephyr
pure , fresh , and felt
yet , effortless -
feeling the closeness
of heart and mind
of what I feel...
I shall contain
the havens of my domain
transcending time and place
without a body or face
a faithful blossom
precious Love seeds
down my declatay
caressing my vital organ
again and again
in the rich fullness...of
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ☮ Peace ☮ ღ ONE Love ღ & Poetry Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
|Posted by Jill Delbridge on November 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
In this country ...power and money rules
and a vote is priceless
lobbyist-big phrama ,koch's, monsanto ,
and many more... grease
senatorial and congressional palms
for kick backs and personal favors
politicians are an over paid absentee
workforce with health care ,
paid vacations , and fringe benefits
a cake walk ...all on the citizens tab
couch surf , blog , and bitch
at the local coffee shop
and on the street corner
yet , about a 1/3 of folk don't vote
the have's campaign
and vote to maintain
their wealth and gain
churches and chapels
houses of faith
host bingo and raffles
keeping all the profits
while passing the collection plate
without paying taxes
meanwhile middle class
and working poor
as well as students
are over worked
taxed and underpaid
holding down two jobs
to pay back student loans
and the cost of living
mom's and dad's single
and /or married couples
with or without children
and they still struggle
to pay for essentials
ie food , child -elder care ,
shelter, and medical
just barely or never quite
making ends meet
an election year
is a powerful one
fate of our lives
for the next few years
is decided by our representatives
"Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike."Plato
|Posted by Jill Delbridge on May 27, 2014 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
DNA scattered upon oceans floor
remains wash up on a foreign shore
a skeletal jungle
birth out of hell
where sisters and brothers fell
their unrest souls wander round
riddled in bloody stains , crimes
of greed , abuse of power , and mutiny
desecration - disinterment of their dignity
re-scripted by a dishonorable country
lingering opaque haze
of a bureaucratic maze
and hush ups
casualties and fatalities
treated with disdain
pleas for justice await a revelation
haunting echoes ...
of machine gun rounds
and bombs bellow...
pleas of mercy
brutal imagery ...
of burnt flesh, blood shed,
maimed bodies , visions of atrocities
and the dead
loiter war-torn mentalities
their honorable lips sealed in red tape
of war and indifference
from which there is no escape
those who survived their stay
but, not living
no longer revered
discarded uncle sam tricks
Patriotic Soldiers who gave of themselves
loyal and selfless
representing and defending
now wallow and endure
an endless tour
fighting a futile war
for this nations
wrong doings and sins
Impossible to win
administered as placation
anxiously await esteem
to be redeemed
through it all they maintain
a dedicated regime
Saluting the flag at ease
Proudly in fatigues !
While I completely abhor war and I am against violence.
I RESPECT Our Soldiers!
In Honor of...
All the Men , Women , and mere Children who are still serving and protecting
and all who lost their lives on and off the battlefield ,to those who have survived and returned home w/ battle
scars !I PRAY everyday for Justice and World Peace.
I APPRECIATE YOU All ! MUCH Respect , Peace ,ONE Love, & BLESSINGS !
|Posted by Jill Delbridge on May 13, 2014 at 9:40 AM||comments (1)|
Sacred spheres coalesce
celestial and pastoral
luminary coronas fluoresce
and earth mother
Spirits of Love eclipse
exsistence lulling all fear
lustrous apex of grace,
awe , forgiveness ,
solace , and righteousness
vortex of consciousness
pinnacle of peace
of natures nostrum
stills ill will
teetering on the edge
of the universes ledge
anointed by HIS
divinity and reverence
ambrosial cosmos flow...
of Love ripple in my soul
awakening similarity's verity
connecting - vibrating ... ethereally
my spirit sails ...on an harmonic frequency
Spiritually I transverse the land of Galilee
and the heavens simultaneously
|Posted by Jill Delbridge on April 27, 2014 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
an impressive - statuesque tree
dances in the wind gracefully...
your roots are firmly planted
in the earth
gently cradle nest’s of baby birds
your lovely leaves wave ...
to passers by
fragrant breezes fan appeasingly
in brilliant shades of emerald green
Autumn gold , crimson , and melon
a honey bees nest snuggles
safely between your boughs
squirrels collect acorn treats
as they scamper up your trunk
woody branches filter the cities smog filled air
Lovers kiss beneath your shade
carving their initials in your bark
a wise owl resides deep in your core
hooting a nightly lullaby
woodpeckers dig holes
where ants and insects
make the crevices their safehavens
humans build campfires from fallen twigs
a matriarch to wildlife
and a treasure to mankind
|Posted by Jill Delbridge on April 27, 2014 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
street corner entertainers
float atop rain - water
oblivious to their surroundings
mesmerizing ...Spiritual trance
inebriated on the elixir of dance
of self - expression
an artistic collaboration
amid the pandemonium
|Posted by Jill Delbridge on March 27, 2014 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Lest we never forget
to respect ...
Mother nature and her resources
flora , fauna , birds , bees ,
sea life , waterways , and trees
to uplift ...
the voiceless , downtrodden
vulnerable , lost , and forgotten
those whose lives
are riddled with compromise
diseased and homeless
to quell the rumbling
hungry bellies of innocence
universe is spinning...
out of control
we need to unite soul to soul
every woman , child , and man
for the future of all the above
it is up to us to be mindful joining hand in hand
within harmony , compassion , reverence , and Love !
Jill Delbridge 4/22/14 ☮ Peace ☮ ONE ღ Love ღ ☼ Light ☼ & † BLESSINGS †
|Posted by Jill Delbridge on December 26, 2013 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
A HISTORY OF SOME
OLD ENGLISH SAYINGS
Compiled by Flo Deems
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Where did some of these old English sayings come from that we've heard all of our lives, but maybe never really thought about their origins? After all, we do know what they mean, right?
"SLEEP TIGHT" - back in the 1500s and maybe even before then, some people could afford to sleep on wooden framed beds so they were off of the floor. These frames had heavy ropes tied from side to side that supported the mattress. Over time the ropes would stretch, so they'd have to tighten them. Hence the saying, "Sleep tight." Later added to that was: "Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite."
"PISS POOR" - They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in the same pot to collect as much urine as possible. Why> Because once a day, someone from the family too the pot to the tannery and sold the urine. If a family had to do this to survive financially, they were called "Piss poor."
"DIDN'T HAVE A POT TO PISS IN" - Worse than the above were some people who were too [poor to buy even the pot to collect their urine. And so they were the poorest and lowest of the low.
BRIDAL BOUQUETS - Although not a saying, here's the origin of the wedding custom of having the bride carry a bouquet - Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May! So they still smelled somewhat good in June. However, since they were starting to smell again, brides carried a bouquet of flowers, hoping to hide their body odor.
"DON'T THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER!" - Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of bathing in the nice clean hot water. Then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children could take their turn in the bog bath tub. Last of all came the babies! By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.
"IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS!" - Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.
CANOPY BEDS - Related to this situation is how canopy beds were developed. With roofs like these, there was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. So people constructed beds with tall posts over which a sheet could be hung to offer some protection.
"DIRT POOR" - Floors in many houses were simply the dirt that the house had been built upon. Only the wealthy could afford stone or slate floors.
THE NURSERY RHYME: "Pease porridge hot, Pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot Nine days old." - In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung on a long iron arm over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not have much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving the leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme.
"BRING HOME THE BACON" - Sometimes people could obtain pork and this would be a special occasion. So when they had guests, they would hang up their slab of bacon to show off. This was a sign of comparative wealth, when a man could "bring home the bacon."
"CHEW THE FAT" - Whenever a family did have some bacon and had guests, they would cut off some to share with their guests. They would sit around the fire and "chew the fat."
TOMATOES WERE CONSIDERED POISONOUS! - This delicious fruit that masquerades as a veggie was considered poisonous for about 400 years. Those with money had plates made of pewter, which in those days had a high lead content. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, eventually causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes.
"UPPER CRUST" - Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.
"HOLDING A WAKE" - Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.
"SAVED BY THE BELL" - also "A DEAD RINGER" - and "THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT" - England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive! So they would tie a long string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.
Now, aren't you glad you know the origins of these sayings and customs? And aren't you glad we live in modern times? Even if bed bugs have made a come-back!
|Posted by Jill Delbridge on November 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM||comments (0)|
Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:
It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.
ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.
BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?
CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.
COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!
UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.
GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals
INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.
PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.
SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.
WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.
FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.
BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.
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