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Nancy E Tracy Jul 2018
103 Degrees

The sun dropped fast behind the trees
And cooled the squirrels, the birds, the bees....
And me

And soon enough the shade where I, at peace, reside
An audience to nature's Summer Night
A performance, in perfect harmony
A witness to a magical delight
A concert that touchs where the soul abides

July 17, 2018
6:30 PM
Nancy E Tracy Feb 2015
There is no end to love
except a broken heart
My kitty has been missing for five days
Nancy E Tracy Jul 2018
Adam and Eve in the garden
Eve said "Sir, but begging your pardon"
"This apple, you see, just fell down from that tree,
but I tasted and it's just delicious."

"My Father said  we're not to eat it
But he's not around here today
so, just give it to me and I'll try it
Delicious, is that what you say?"

Now, the next day, when God was out walking,
{He was looking for Adam and Eve}
He couldn't believe they were covered in leaves
So he told them "Sit down and start  talking"

"The serpent beguiled me" said Eve
That left Adam with nowhere to turn
He said  "Eve said 'lets try it'  and I don't deny it
I took a wee bite just to please."

"The fault is on Eve can't you see Lord?"
So all humans were banished from paradise
'Cause ADAM just couldn't say NO...
Women's POV ,  limerick
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2014
This morning I heard myself say,
"Don't go 'cause you won't get away"

"You'll never get anything done,
You'll be sitting there reading 'til dawn.
You're dishes will sit in the sink,
Your body will stink,
'cause it's all gone to hell,
Sitting 'round in you're petticoat pink" ? lol

But I logged on anyway......

Nancy E Tracy May 2018
Rain on the roof
Lightening in the sky

Little blossoms bow their heads
and dare to wonder why
Nancy E Tracy Mar 2017
If your soul is aching and you need a friend
Call on Jesus
Call on Jesus

If you're down and troubled, need a helping hand
Call on Jesus
Call on Jesus

He'll take care of you
He'll be there for you
He'll lead you all the way
out of the darkest day
Call on Jesus
Call on Jesus
Just a little encouragement for my friends
Nancy E Tracy Sep 2014
Pearls of wisdom
from the heart
When you leave me
when we part

Like a bird my spirit flies
to be beside you, there it dies

a thousand deaths
in hell to burn
'til you return
This was written for my Niece
Nancy E Tracy Mar 2015
One has to speak their language - Cats
a snotty, snooty breed
Don't try to tell them what to do
Don't get them down when they are treed

They'll come down when they want to
when they hear the opening whirr
where can opener meets cat food
they'll walk out of that tree as if it wasn't there
and swish their tail as if to say
"it's nothing"

But, Oh, the softest love they have
when on your lap they softly purr
or stroking all that silky fur
and all the stress of passing days
so soon becomes a milky haze
and flys away, forgotten now
She loves you dear, there is no doubt
Adopt a pet today... there are so many, so many who need a home and love. they were put here for us to take care of
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2016
Come blow away the deary leaves of Winter
          scattered everywhere

Wash the dust from all the dead and dying
          green of spring magnifying

Bathe the Earth in Rainbow
          colored hope
Nancy E Tracy Nov 2014
C o r n e r s!
e Are Corners
            ­  life
s  e  m  i  t  e  m o S
A r e
Lost a beloved Friend the other day, Sharp!
Nancy E Tracy Nov 2014
Dear Quin:

There's Love that makes the world
Go 'Round
There's Love that lasts Forever

And you are such a clever guy
You fly so high
You touch the sky
you make us smile and makes us cry
with poetry and wisdom

But Love For You is so Profound
sometimes it knocks us to the ground
or causes us to spread our wings
and try for higher, greater things

You're poetry is in our Hearts
When will we leave you? NEVER
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2015
A poet is a nightingale
Who sits in darkness in the wood

He sings to cheer his solitude
With sweet sounds noone's ever heard

"In His Land of Dreams"
Nancy E Tracy Jun 2015
Dark and gloomy days on end
with no apparent hope in sight
fortunes fleeing (lamps alight)
on fairy wings into the night

Out of darkness sinister
with teeth like sharks to minister
that sweeping blow with the sharpest knife
that rips and tears the soul apart
then plunges terror in the heart

Those words from out Golgotha's pits
of pending dangers lurking near

Diagnosis: Cancer

Then just a whisper wafts by here
and sets a message in the ear
"I will never leave you nor forsake you"

A friend was diagnosed with cancer today.  There are so many new treatments out there now that there is great hope
Nancy E Tracy Apr 2017
Of all the gems
the best of gifts
you'll ever give

A Diamond is a girls best friend
Nancy E Tracy May 2017
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable Dell
Embrace me, you irreplaceable Dell

Just one look at you, my Windows open up wide
You and you alone are always right by my side

I love all the Rom and Ram about you
Above all, I give a Dam about you

Don't be a naughty baby,
Do the magic that you do so well

My sweet unbreakable Dell
Just Fun  :)
Nancy E Tracy Sep 2014
Fair thou art
If Shakespeare could but
glimpse thy face

That gifted bard would mourn
poised quill held dry

Incompetent to match thy grace
Original name Beloved
Nancy E Tracy Feb 2018
On Valentines Day
I don't belong
The love I've had has come and gone

No roses now delighting me

No heart shaped box of sweets
To bring me joy, it seems

But memories beside me sleep
To waken only in my dreams
Still Happy on Valentines Day because of CHOCOLATE!
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2016
There's Love that makes the world go 'round
There's love that lasts forever

But, Love for you is so profound
Nancy E Tracy Aug 2015
Want to be Happy?
Forgiveness makes freedom yours
And opens those doors

To truth, peace and love
a pathway you will treasure
Joy beyond measure

And all who know this
Know forgiveness comes from love
It can't be ignored

The truth yours at last
That love comes from Christ Jesus
All you do is ask
I John 4:8  God is Love
Nancy E Tracy Nov 2014
eetsy eetsy, tiny feetsy
in the attic dark and creepy
who could be there? Looking at me
Is it Procyon Lotor?

He comes watching every winter
will he really dare to enter?
Enter at my chamber door
Seeking mischief as before?

Comes the creature wild of feature
Fuzzy furry in a hurry
looking for me wanting near me
Only this and nothing more


Will they hate me and berate me
loving Rhyme the way I do?

Poetaster they will call me
Death, disaster pray befall me

I will be the way I will be
always 'till the end of time so
You can hate me all you want to
You have your way, I'll have mine

Poetry by definition

A highly developed form and
of heightened language and rythm
to express an imaginative
of the subject
Procyon Lator - raccoon  (My pet raccoon) penned with tongue in cheek hope ya know :)
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2014
"You're old" they said, "Not worth your salt"
That's what the young folks say.
"Get a life" they said, "Go back to bed"
"you're only in the way"

I'll get a life as soon as I have finished raising kids
Have finished doing dishes, have finished making beds

Have finished playing "Taxi" to you and all your friends
Have finished paying bills, have fininshed meeting ends

I'll "Get a life" when I am done
with work I have to do
To help down at the shelter
and  at the churches too

With PTA and parties
vacations and the like
I don't have time..........there is no time

For me to get a life.
I wrote this when I was active in our Poetry Society and it won a  prize
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2015
I was hungry
          and you gave me bread of life
I was thirsty
          and you gave me living water
I was lonely
          and you said to me
          "I will never leave you nor forsake you"
I was tired
          and you gave me rest
I was afraid
          you said "fear not, for I am with you always,
          even unto the ends of the Earth"

Everything I need comes from you
Thank you Father
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2014
Here they come now!

Giggling up the sidewalk

On their way to my front door.

Masses of costumed grimlins,
Screaming bundles of fun!

On their way to my front door.

Sticky faces,
Painted faces,
Horrid hairy masks that hide happy faces,
Upturned faces,

Grinning ear-to-ear in anticipation of some goody
Tossed into each sack,

On their way to my front door!
Written in 1986 but since Halloween is coming I couldn't resist putting it on here.  Hope you like it
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2016
Here they come now!

Giggling up the sidewalk
On their way to my front door!

Masses of costumed gremlins
Tumbling, Pushing, Squirming, screaming bundles of fun.

On their way to my front door.

Sticky faces, Painted faces, Horrid Hairy masks that hide happy faces,
Upturned faces

Grinning ear to ear in anticipation of some goody
Tossed into each sack

On their way to my front door!
Have a fun Happy Halloween!
Nancy E Tracy Nov 2016
I know that we can thank the Lord
For all the blessings we receive

For home and Family and Food,
the wonders we do not perceive

But may the Lord
Our dearest friend
Thank us for what we've given Him?
Happy Thanksgiving HP Poets!  Hope you all have a wonderful day
Nancy E Tracy Jul 2015
There's a hole in my heart
Where once she resided
Another friend gone
A new grief ignited

A lifetime of friendship and kinship repeated
A thread of gold woven, the work is completed

Our lives knit together
Of long golden threads
It's strength lies in Heaven
My heart lies in shreds
I lost a cousin by marriage yesterday.  Friends, appearing in and out of each other's lives over a period of over 40 years.  She will be truely missed
Nancy E Tracy Nov 2014
It's over
and darling, it will never be the same

It's really over
I can't deny that it was only just a game

Feeling your arms around me
is just a long forgotten dream

'cause things are never what they seem

you gave me all that you could give
I've lost my reason now to live

because it's over
It's over
Nancy E Tracy Sep 2018
What a perfect place for a treehouse
In the limbs of that old tree
I'd spend all my time just dreaming
Of what a wonderful time it would be
To be running away from the pirates
Who were after me!

While looking for a place to hide
I'd look up and see
That treehouse snuggled high above
The perfect place for me.

The only way up
Not the way you would think
Was a little old Elf
Sitting there on a shelf
Saying, "I'll give you a boost for a drink"

So I pulled out my cup
And went looking
For water was surely nearby

He said, "Water's not my favorite drink,
                   I'll have a cup of Rye"

I had no Rye to my name
Thinking quickly on my feet
"Let the pirates give him a drink of Rye"

When they go up,
I'll say "Goodbye"

What a perfect place for a treehouse,

If I were only 10 (again}.
inspired by being outside in this wonderful weather we are having right now
Nancy E Tracy May 2018
I love my neighbor

I love myself

There is on shame in love

Then why is it so hard for some

To to just go on and say it
Nancy E Tracy Jan 2015
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
Only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate;
Only Love can do that."

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 1929 -1968
"His words ring as true today as when he first spoke them" Abby
Nancy E Tracy Apr 2017
I should be in love today
Fly me to the moon
Happy endings come my way
Good fortune coming too

Spring is

Life in color fills the air

I should be in love today
If a certain guy
Could love me too

I could be in love with you

Now all I need is a musician guy...........Oh ..Bur-t.......
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2014
We were fish in the sea
sheep on the hill
when that dark, dreadful day came to pass.

There were some in their beds,
some out of their heads,
while the government sat on it's ***.

It came out of the  East
swift like an eagle
and covered the earth in a flash,

All things froze with a "Beep"
when the Net started falling
and out in the street you could hear people calling

"What just happened?" they wondered
while everyone pondered
Bill Gates wrung his hands in Dispair,

"Just what have I done,
now everything's gone
with the whole world as one
I was just having fun
now, my money's all gone
it's certainly not any fair!"
Boo Hoo
Nancy E Tracy Dec 2014
Release me HP, let me go
I love you more and more and more

"But I have promises to keep
and miles to go before I sleep"
Something to make you laugh, I hope. Thanks to Robert Frost and
Ray Price (I think)
Merry Christmas!
Nancy E Tracy Aug 2015
If it's 63 degrees
in your town
in August

Don't ask me why
can't tell ya

You'll know you're in Texas
Believe me
Oh, Hell yeah
Nancy E Tracy Jul 2015
"The finest thought
runs the risk of being irrevocably forgotten
if we do not write it down"
Arthur Schopenhauer
Nancy E Tracy Jan 2015
He was tall and quite attractive, just like you
He was so well educated and his eyes were baby blue

He was everything I wanted
He was everything I needed
Fell in love with me completely
Said he couldn't live without me

Just like you
Just like you
Just like you

Now we're making plans together
Of the future home we'll share
I'll pretend I really love him
I'll pretend I really care

Just like you
Just like you
Just like you

When we fall asleep at night  I'll lie there dreaming dreams of you
While he never knows my secret, while he never knows the truth

Just like me
Just like me
Just like me
I think I've been listening to too much country music
Nancy E Tracy Feb 2015
Hypnotize me darling with your eyes
Mezmerize me lover with your sighs

**** me with the magic of your kiss
Kindle in me fire that's truly bliss

Break away the boundries that have kept us far apart
Heal the broken pieces of my unforgiving heart

Put it back together like it was
and fill me now and always with  your love
Nancy E Tracy Mar 2015
The sweetest words you'll ever hear
"I love you Nanny"
Nancy E Tracy Mar 2017
Dear Friend, received your letters, they were late
They came (in box) on Tuesday, with that date
Demands that I should read them instantly,
was not a polite thing to say to me.

In view of ways that did proceed from you,
I say goodbye, Adieu, Adieu, Adieu
Iambic Pentameter  practice
Nancy E Tracy Mar 2015
Gentle ballerina dance
dance your way around the world
with bold precision dance
with graceful arms unfurled

Tip toe to the passion of the tune
whirling, leaping maelstrom of romance

existential exercise of poetry unwritten
fluttering, a butterfly of souls unduly smitten
with love of life and dignity stirred all up into one
resounding splash of destiny
the last breath of a swan
for my world traveled, ballerina friend Marilyn on her birthday.
Nancy E Tracy Nov 2014
So full of life and vital things
upon the brink, I spread my wings
and close my eyes and look ahead
at all the things I've never said

at all the things I should have done
of prizes that I've striven for
and hopelessly have never won
of friends I've made
who've come and gone

Of mountains that I should have climbed
instead, on cushions I reclined
and thoughtlessly I drank the wine

of Apathy

So now that clouds have drifted by
and all alone, I lift my eye
and see the way to heaven's door
and know that life's worth fighting for

Next time I see a mountain high
I'll bound right up and touch the sky
I'll seek the prize and win this time
I'm not afraid, I'll take what's mine

won't rest on laurels in the sun
I'll fly to where the work is done
  and if it's worth the price I'll give,
of all I have, so we can live
in peace, I'll comfort anyone
who needs my help
to get things done

I'll thank the Lord for what he gave
his sinless life our souls to save

I'll hold my friends much dearer still
I'll share the wine, we'll drink our fill

No Apathy
Nancy E Tracy Apr 2017
Love Yourself

Not because nobody else is going to do it
but, because when someone else loves you,
it is so much easier to love yourself.

And when you love yourself,
it is so much easier to love others

And you are loved by me

Nancy E Tracy Apr 2017
You lose nothing in
the Loving Hands of Jesus
You gain everything
Nancy E Tracy Jan 2015
Talent, good looks and all the rest
Tall, adorable, he was the best

Kind and decent, owns his own business
Man of mystery, wild and ****

The things you want
in the man you marry

They don't always necessarily




Choose wisely girls.....
Nancy E Tracy Dec 2014
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
don't sit there with a frown
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
'Cause Santa Clause is Comin' to Town

Christmas Time Is Here
What a wonderful time of year

Hope all on HP get a lot of presents
Have a White Christmas
and Drink a cup of Cheer

and everything your heart desires
may come to you my dear
Merry Christmas to all the wonderful poets on Hello Poetry
Nancy E Tracy Sep 2014
Sits She waiting in a nest
of finest silk strung here to there
and in the garden
over by the waterlilies
sits the mate whose name she bare

Wed they in June
5 years ago
in Copper Corners by the bay
and children 3 had She and He
with names like Do and Re and Mi

Loved He her
and She loved He
idyllic life had they
came then Charlotte (sans her web)
and stole She's He away

From what I know
they're all there still
at least they were today
I had already posted this once when I first came to HP but I would like to post it again for the  Fairytale Challenge
Nancy E Tracy Oct 2016
There's not a man
Who doesn't know
There's more to life than this

That God is gently waiting by
to greet us with a kiss

He truly only wants your love
Forgiveness has been won

His Love is free
our sins nailed to a tree
All done for us by his son
Nancy E Tracy Sep 2014
Dear Lord please take our sins away
and chase the storm clouds from this day

Bless us with your strength to be
Examples of your love
Nancy E Tracy Apr 2015
I've been kicking you
From Behind for years
And STILL you do not notice
Not Haiku :)
Nancy E Tracy Apr 2017
Fields of Bluebonnetts
Suddenly appearing

New birth upon us
Songbirds we're hearing

Daylight is lengthing
hearts are strengthening

Dance to the music of life
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