To  communicate
 Exchange ideas 
Express  opinions...
When did our daily interchange 
Become vulgar talk...

 Seems I have 
Missed the train 
Because I can  express
 My  feelings without profanity 
& others do comprehend...
Words are reflections 
Of our inner  self
 Of how we feel  about
 Ourselves & our  company
 So let us police our  expressions...
Polite company does not
 Spray the air with vulgar  words...
 Adults consider the  audience
 & still communicate ... Well... 
Let us have self esteem
& Still express our  thoughts...

 Trash talk spews
As our society 
Goes into the garbage  heap
 Along with our attitude about who we are 
And who everyone else  is...

 March 2013
 By ann t evans 

the bible


Reduced to being
an epic adventure
with 15 second blurbs
on national TV
making stars of folks…

Well, I live in a time
when all things
can be digested 
into segments of stories
and consumed by… consumers…

Let me tell you
of the Bible & lead you
into the secrets of daily life guidance…
there are golden nuggets
that must be studied to be mined…

The depth, width, & inspiration
that are found there in the Bible  
cannot be condensed but
must be read with prayerful thought
& seeking guidance… of your spirit…

Go to the original version of the Bible
read the full, true story 
of historic, Spirit filled mankind
where God leads, guides, & inspires
where man fails, seeks redemption, & prays…

Read, seek guidance, read, pray,
come to know God’s full story of life 
in the original, complete, one & only Bible,  
not the shortened, epic, TV production
but the Spirit filled, real, inspired Bible…

Not all things are best when condensed some things
must be consumed in the full, rich, flavor of research
of seeking, of study, of taking time
as long as you come to the source, the Bible,  
there is value in the condensed for viewing version…

March 2013
by ann t evans

Luke 8:4-15

Musical interlude  

Have you noticed
 that the music you listen to   
expresses so very much  
of how and what   
you feel about things...

 Our attitudes    
about time, place, daily events,   
and ourselves  
is so easily enhanced   
by the songs that we choose to listen to...

 How you feel today  
can be helped or hindered  
by the music that you choose
 to listen to... just think...  
it is your expression of now...
The music that I select  
can do many things for me...   
it can enrich and uplift me thoughts,  
it can drag down and  
help me wallow in self pity and loathing...

 It can remind me of happy times  
or of sad, lonely, bad times...   
It can bring me joy or sadness  
just by the music that I select  
to listen to... just think... just think...  

January 2013  
by ann t evans  







Must be made  
almost hourly  
to join 
or not to join  
someone else's 
enjoyed adventure
on the internet...

I have hit my limit
 of things  
I want to do  
on & with  
the internet, my computer,  
so 'sorry, no'  
I will not be joining...

 Personal choices
 that's what I have
 to do the
I want to do  
with my time,   
my selected, limited,   
computer time...

 So here goes  
once again...
 'sorry, no...'  
I have numerous, too numerous,   
so that is where  
I stand, as of today...  
this minute... thanks anyway...  

For with each  
app, each thing  
I join  
I give permission  
to use my information  
and personally,   
I have limitations... limits...  

January 2013
 by ann t evans 
January roller coaster   

Living in northwest Alabama  
during the last four years  
gives me chills  
gives me thrills  
as we ride from 72 degrees  
to 34 degrees  
from one day  
to the next... with icy rainfall...  

then comes another front  
pushed through by
 that fickle jet stream  
we wait  
with baited breath  
to see what comes next  
from Mother Nature...
Reports are in  
that last year was  
the 'mildest' since the year  
my sister was born  
and I scratch my head  
why didn't I feel this...
But then I live in  
northwest Alabama  
almost in Tennessee  
almost in Mississippi  
not quite there...  

My years living forty miles
 south of Atlanta, GA,  
have made me used to  
a truly milder climate  
filled with warm days  
early summers  
early springs and  
truly mild winters...   

But then again  
I do remember  
the long winters from  
my youthful Alabama days  
and the biting cold  
with winds shifting 
from Northern cold  
to Southern warm... and back...  

January 2013
 by ann t evans 
Ode to left overs!  

Don't ask me why  
but I truly 'love' left overs  
and savor the after the holiday  
items that remain in the refrigerator...
It tickles me to be able  
to go to the frig and load up a plate
 and zap it in the microwave  
with turkey, dressing, corn, etc. etc...

 So simply call me 'nuts'  
if you must but I suppose it simply  
reminds me of the past  
and numerous family gatherings...

 When the refrigerator was loaded  
with so much stuff  
we ran out of space  
and creatively stacked things...

 Oh, leftovers, how joyfully  
do I sing in my heart  
as I stuff things in my refrigerator  
and stack, stack, stack food stuff...

 Call me 'nutty', call me 'strange'  
but all I ask is left overs  
from a family gathering  
and the joyful zapping of numerous meals...

 Thanks, sister dear,  
for bringing your sack of food stuff  
so I can fill my refrigerator full  
& remember numerous past seasonal gatherings...

 December 2012
by ann t evans 


sparkle day


Sparkle day  

Last night was  
an up and down night
 as often happens  
when a stormy day  
so this morning
 I decided to make it
 a 'Sparkle day'...

 Out came my  
red sparkle top 
and my warm striped  
athletic pants  
and suddenly the  
gloomy day  
uplifted and 
my attitude changed...

 A warm, invigorating shower
 and my red with heart shapes knee socks 
Cheerios with peach yogurt  
apple juice in my new 'A' cup  
and a three stripes warm up pants  
with hot pink warm up striped jacket  
and my day brightened  
even though the overcast day had arrived...

 So I would recommend  
a 'Sparkle day' be added  
to your calendar whenever  
a rough night passes your way  
my thoughts flash to the young girl  
I recently saw in a grocery store  
who wore a sparkle top at 10 am...  
I mean it made me smile and  
added a bounce to my step...

 I mean what fashion dictate states
 sparkle is meant just for night  
and holiday parties  
'Sparkle' should be allowed  
the need is there  
and, folks, that meets  
my personal needs... it is my red sparkle top...  
December 2012  
by ann t evans  

Hello germs!  ( flu or virus or whatever you be)  

Today I greet thee
 because someone  
decided to be out and about
 when traveling with you as companion...

 Dear germ  
I'm not too happy  
with your companionship  
but then you didn't ask me...

 So ibuprofen is my  
best friend today  
with chicken soup 2nd best  
and pajama clad I sanitize...  

With antibacterial can in hand
 I groan & float from room to room  
swiping down all things  
where you companions may abide...

 'germs be gone' is my mantra  
as my day progresses  
whomever (whoever?) went out to distribute you
 should have stayed home in quarantine...  

But I shall not be out and about  
carrying germs from here to there  
I pray that others who carry germs about  
will think twice and not venture forth...

 December 2012
 by ann t evans 




Faster than  

a computer...
 must be my status  
for over the years
 I have managed  
to 'crash' any number  
of computer systems...

 Generally speaking
 I explore the  
outer limits  
of most systems  
that I purchase  
within a short time...

 Exploration of  
hidden things...  
I am used to locating 
the 'how to' of making  
changes to standard environments...
 To modify the default...

 Seems once  
we, customers, get comfortable with  
how to make things happen  
on our computers they,  
those super smarts, decide to make things  
so you have to relearn how to...

 But then it might just be
that learning challenges us  
to get from our point A to  
someone else's point B  
through a heck of a lot  
of why didn’t they leave it alone...

 And while we are at it  
super smarts change the names  
of things and thus, help  
isn't a heck of a lot of... help...
 so computerland is a constantly changing
 challenging, hidden treasure hunt world...

 December 2012
 by ann t evans 

  Christmas rush

What happens around
the almost December time
is that the days rush by
doesn't matter what
you have to do
the days rush by...

Savor the hours
the minutes
the together time
because the days rush by
very soon tomorrow
will be yesterday...

So I did not believe this
little fact of daily life
until the
days rushed by
and now time
is more precious...

So I fill my time
with friends and
things to be done
and treasure each day
because as we all know
the days rush by...

November 2012
by ann t evans