Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Morning by Balisha Balisha

Waking up this morning....I'm in my cozy bed,
I heard a birdie singing and this is what he said...
"Good morning dear Balisha...I'm visiting from above,
The skies are clear and beautiful and I am full of love.
I came so early to cheer you up and make you feel OK..
Some other friends are here with me and this is what they say"..
The little wren (my favorite) brings songs so full of joy...
The robin with his winter being oh so coy..
The black bird on the too shy to come down..
He squawks his message from above..his face is in a frown.
The chipmunk  out of hiding he gives his little grin...
The possum shyly gives a smile....and turns to go back in.
The sun is  up ... gives me a nod  and stops to say hello..
A sunny day is what we need to warm us down below.
I turn toward the downy bed to rest a little more...
All is well today... a good day is in store.


  1. Bless your Balisha, what a beautiful poem. I pray you have a wonderful day.

  2. This is beautiful dear Balisha. You inspire and encourage me with your writings from your loving heart.


  3. How lovely, it is good to have a good day a head.

  4. I love your cheery, sweet poem...warm hugs to you on this cold day, my dear friend.

  5. Balisha - I just ran across your blog last evening and I'm not sure how I
    hopped over here. I wanted to email you but for some reason it wouldn't let
    me. I'm SO very sorry to hear about your ovarian cancer and how bad you're
    feeling. Your situation is very close to my heart because I lost my dear
    sister-best friend last summer to ovarian cancer. I am a firm believer in
    the Lord's ability to heal completely or change one's circumstances and I
    will keep you in my prayers. I also believe that you made the right
    decision about your treatment, Balisha. My sister's cancer was caught a bit
    earlier as she was stage 3. She did have extensive surgery and several
    rounds of chemo, but she made the decision to not continue it the last few
    months of her life. I do not want to seem like I'm being morbid or
    anything, and certainly not EVER giving up hope. But I want to tell you
    that you HAVE been given a gift. The Gift of Time. Yes, it's hard for your
    family to know that you're suffering, but it's also a blessing in disguise.
    My sister was ill for 18 months. I quit my job to help care for her. Lisa
    was able to spend time with her two grown kids, time with our parents, time
    with her husband and time with me, and that is something that I will
    cherish forever. There was nothing left unsaid, nothing not talked about,
    nothing undecided, no love not expressed many times over. I HATE cancer and
    I HATE that she had to go through that, but if any of us are called home by
    the Lord suddenly, we don't get to experience that wonderful gift!

    I believe from reading your blog for quite awhile last night that you love
    the Lord and have your faith and trust in Him to help you face the future
    with hope and strength. I simply don't know what people do without the Lord
    God in their lives. Grab onto this gift, Balisha, and spend all the time
    with your family that you can and love them to pieces! I have a feeling
    that you're already doing that! I wish you peace that passes all understand,
    comfort, freedom from pain, filling your heart with the love from your family
    and from our Lord. May God Bless and keep you in His loving care!
    You and your precious family will continue in my prayers.

  6. I certainly hope a good day was in store for you.
    What a lovely poem, it made me smile very wide--I could see that possum and chipmunk and all the birds.

  7. My dear...we are here! Your poem is "simply" beautiful and so are you. You are loved.

  8. I am enjoying your updates as you feel able to post. Thank you for sharing. Your poem made me smile today.

  9. I hope Tuesday was better than Monday, and that you feel that human friends also surround you, too.

  10. What a lovely poem. I came to your blog from a post by Judy in Michigan.
    Prayers coming from Florida. I live in Ontario but I am lucky to spend the winter
    In Florida. Keep warm.

  11. Brilliant and inspirational poem Pat. Continuing to think of you from across the pond. blessings Barbara

  12. Just caught up with your last few posts. Having checked everyday I had thought your post of 11th was the last so did not check back so glad I saw your post on facebook. Love.

  13. Balisha, you are an inspiration to be so upbeat and poetic just now. I am so happy to read your words and see your poetry. Prayers today once again!.

  14. Oh Balisha, I truly believe nature heals! Keep watching those birds!

  15. Dear Balisha, Beautiful Hope you have a peaceful day and feel well :) Bobbie

  16. Cheerful poem. Mona sent me. Have a great day.

  17. What a beautiful poem Balisha! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better today. The beauty of our world is amazing and you have painted a lovely picture with your words. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Oh...this touched my heart! Could spring be around the corner? I would love that. And to hear the birds sing.

    I hope you are having a great day, Balisha!

    Jane x

  19. Lovely poem...and so good to know that you are finding joys here and there! Continued hugs...and, of course, prayers...

  20. John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

    Not one of us knows when, where, or how our end will come - but we have God's promises to give us hope - may He bless and comfort you, dear Patricia, and may you be blessed with another beautiful day. Your poem is from your beautiful heart - thank you from the bottom of mine! Love and prayers, Ruth

    1. These are my Favorite verses in Bible....Will be read at my funeral.

  21. Thank you for your comment
    you are so special and dear to me.
    Snowed in
    and also computer problems.
    But this one
    the Lord
    to hold you in the center of his hand...
    Love you, Ernestine

  22. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

  23. Having a difficult time believing this is happening, not just to you, Joe and your family but to all who care so much for you.
    My love to you, Balisha,

  24. A lovely poem - sending lots of love. Jx

  25. For you today, dear Patricia:

    The Canticle of Creation
    O Most High, all-powerful, good Lord God,
    to you belong praise, glory,
    honour and all blessing.
    Be praised, my Lord, for all your creation
    and especially for our Brother Sun,
    who brings us the day and the light;
    he is strong and shines magnificently.
    O Lord, we think of you when we look at him.
    Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon,
    and for the stars
    which you have set shining and lovely
    in the heavens.
    Be praised, my Lord,
    for our Brothers Wind and Air
    and every kind of weather
    by which you, Lord,
    uphold life in all your creatures.
    Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Water,
    who is very useful to us,
    and humble and precious and pure.
    Be praised, my Lord, for Brother Fire,
    through whom you give us light in the darkness:
    he is bright and lively and strong.
    Be praised, my Lord,
    for Sister Earth, our Mother,
    who nourishes us and sustains us,
    bringing forth
    fruits and vegetables of many kinds
    and flowers of many colours.
    Be praised, my Lord,
    for those who forgive for love of you;
    and for those
    who bear sickness and weakness
    in peace and patience
    - you will grant them a crown.
    Be praised, my Lord, for our Sister Death,
    whom we must all face.
    I praise and bless you, Lord,
    and I give thanks to you,
    and I will serve you in all humility. (St Francis of Assisi)

    God's Peace to you, sweet Lady Love to you and yours, Ruth

  26. Oh, Balisha, you have the most beautiful soul......such a sweet poem. May the joy the poem reflects carry you....thinking of you so often!

  27. I think of you every single day. Every single day I wish so much there was something, anything, I could do. I am so sorry you and Joe are having to go through this. I wish you peace and love.