Eagle’s Flight

Photo by Maria Diaz

Today, I sat to write a post and I had nothing. My mind was blank, my heart felt heavy. As I was ready to close my notebook and throw the pen, the image of a soaring eagle crossed my mind. Then, I wrote.

Eagle’s Flight

Land of the Free

Land of the Brave

Beloved soil, beloved grave.


Sadness, despair, chaos everywhere

Tumultuous times

Ungodly affairs.


The eagle lands

Its tired wings

Signs of derail, never defeat.


A little while, a tiny rift

Its wings will flap

Its heart will heal.


Above the land, throughout the seas

The Eagle soars

In flight now, stronger it is.

From the Ashes

Photo by Maria Diaz

From the Ashes

From the ashes Eagle soars

plumage burnt,

through the fire it has flown.


In its beak, an olive leaf

In its heart

titanium shield.


As lion it roars, as lamb its soul

Made anew through the storm

Diamond eyes, beak of gold.


Beacon of light shines to the world

Stronger than ever

its grip has become.


Freedom and hope it found way above

Under God, one nation

Under God, one soul.

A Great Eagle’s Prayer

Photo by M.A.D.

I have not been able to write a poem in so long. As I watched the evening news yesterday, this one came to me, as a prayer for our nation.

A Great Eagle’s Prayer

Through the dark clouds

an eagle soars

A ray of light

its wings restores.

Following the sun

wings spread, sublime it soars

Higher and higher its climb

for land and freedom implores.

High in the sky Great Eagle sees

darkness is gone, freedom restored

For God has seen its bloody wings

flapping in prayer, closer to heaven.

High in the sky Eagle can see

the fragile land that lies beneath

Its vision keen, its wings are strong

in God it trusts, its heart has healed.

Stronger than ever the Eagle stands

in Faith, in Freedom, in Holy Land

For it has conquered darkness of soul

the serpent crushed, in God it trusts.

Awesomeness – Yes, Much More of It!

I had to dedicate this post to my awesome friends – Toni, Beth, Kathi, and RJ.  Well, last night, I had my first unofficial book signing, thanks to them.  I was supposed to meet two of them at a Portuguese restaurant, or so I thought, but when I got there, they had a surprise get together for me – great food, great conversation, goodies, and yes, books to be signed.  It was a night full of yes – you guessed it – AWESOMENESS!  My only regret is that I was so enjoying their company that I totally forgot to take pictures with my phone, 😦 so these after the event will have to do.

Flowers and goodies

Flowers and goodies

They presented me with the framed covers of Moonlit Valley.  Is that awesome or what?

They presented me with the framed covers of Moonlit Valley. Is that awesome or what?


Guys, I had a great time, wait no, the word is Super-Awesome time – I love you.

On a totally unrelated topic, but certainly full of awesomeness, yesterday I spotted an Eagle perched on one of the trees in front of my house.  I have never seen one in this area, so it was a treat. I hope that I get to see it again.

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It was eating a bird, yummy! Wait no, what are you screaming Mr. Eagle? OH, I see, I must correct myself, then – Mr. Eagle says that the bird he is eating is full of AWESOMENESS!