Photograph, Poetry

A Thanksgiving Eve Poem

Twas the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the field.Turkey Face
Every turkey was scurrying, unwilling to stop and yield.

The moon shone bright, as visions of stuffing danced in their heads.
They gobbled as they ran, for this was the night they came to dread.

For tomorrow would soon come, and their fates would be sealed.
With mashed potatoes and trimmings, their glory’s revealed.

Thanksgiving Turkey 2014Happy Thanksgiving!!!

What are you thankful for?

Animals, Photograph, Poetry

Turkey Dreams

Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away!

wpid-wp-1415931216150.jpegIn early November
our thoughts turn
to dreams of turkey.
With grateful hearts
and joyful thanksgiving,
we wait in anticipation dreaming of turkey.
Stop and listen!
For something turkey this way comes!
A delicious bird
cooked golden brown
oh, the turkey dreams.
Not a thought is given
to his ultimate demise,
he now lives on only in turkey dreams.

~Mark Schutter 2014

Just having some fun!  Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and don’t stress too much about the preparations as most likely it will all work out in the end, so enjoy! Now, what are you thankful for? ~M

Art, Life, Photograph

Be Grateful

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

Happy November,  focus on your blessings this month. What are you grateful for? I challenge to you to come up with one thing everyday that you are thankful for.

I will start. I am thankful for my family,  and a wife that always goes above and beyond what is expected.  ~M

#30DaysofThanks #JustBelieve #GraceWins #HopeLives

Art, Life, Poetry, Writing

Simply Being Thankful!

Thanksgiving 2013The twisted road we travel

On the journey of life

Comes a time it unravels

Black and white

Dark and light

Mystery blinds our sight

Things we chose to ignore

Focused on what is within

We could see so much more

Yellows and blues

Reds and greens

So many other hues

Gratitude rises at the beauty around

Simply being thankful

In heaven a joyousness resounds

Mark Schutter ©2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Art, God, Life, Writing

Gratitude – These Are Those Days

fwf1And how could we endure to live and let time simply pass if we were always crying and yearning for those days seemingly lost to the past to come back? 
If we did then how would we know that every day in a life fills the whole of life with expectation, memories and gratitude and that these are those days.
Gratitude gives.
Gratitude does.
Gratitude lives.
In our hearts and minds, yet often is so hard to find.  We stumble, we fall, we search , we crawl and then we sometimes say, “dammit all!”  For yesterday’s are gone, vanished like the mist.  Forever lost to eternity forever to be missed.  But then within our dark, today shines a light into our hearts.  Around lives and breathes, the wonders and glory of all we need.  A soul is compelled to say thank you and for beyond what we do.  A precious love from above that towards us moves and forever we should express our sincerest heartfelt gratitude.
Mark Schutter ©2013

This was written from the prompt – Gratitude from Kellie Elmore for Free Write Friday.  Free writing is a stream of consciousness, no editing, no proofing just writing!  Please check out Kellie Elmore’s official site or click on the Free Write Friday Image for more information. Post your submission with a comment and link to your blog on Kellie’s blog, post on twitter with the hashtag #FWF, Facebook and join the fun!

Adventure, Animals, Art, Writing

Freedom Reigns- Memorial Day 2013

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“Freedom Reigns”  ~M ©2009  Ink Wash and Crayons  11×14 inches

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan

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On this Memorial Day, thank you to veterans past and present for your service and sacrifice!  God Bless! ~M