House of Heart

When all that I want is so far away
and all that is left is solitude,
I chant your name through warm
currents of breath or sharp ice
shadows of entities.
I’ve etched my likeness into the stars
a dreamer in fields of flowers
a bouquet of affection fragile jonquils
pressed against a heart.
Tethered to cloud banks of silvery sleep
we meet in fantasies and the
sweetness of a lover’s suffering.

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Now Is The Time ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Now is not the time,
to fold or to crumble
though the whole earth
has started to rumble.

Now is the time,
to hold on fast
to the truth and hope
that will out last.

Now is not the time,
to give up or abandon
and become to the world
a friend or companion.

Now is the time,
to be tough and strong
for the Word of God
will right all the wrong.

Now is not the time,
to cave in or to fold
for now is the time . . .
God wants us to be bold!


Ephesians 3:12

In whom we have boldness
and access with confidence
by the faith of him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Rise and Shine

Peacock Poetry

I decided to walk before doing anything else this morning and, as always, this was a good decision. Seeing the day wake up before my eyes continues to be one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. How do you start your day?


Venture out before sunrise

Inhale the scent of newness

Receive the view with unspoilt eyes

Complacent are the clueless

Hear the rustles, sense the thrills

Perceive the fresh resilience

The self-acceptance that I feel

in nature, is pure brilliance

No need to push or over-try

We’re here to shine our trueness

Venture out before sunrise

Inhale the scent of newness

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God, My Joy ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

God, my Joy,
my Cheer, my Delight
You fill my soul
with Truth and Light.

God, my Elation,
my Gladness, my Glee
You give me strength
just knowing Thee.

God, my Jubilation,
my Thrill, my Blissfulness
You fill my heart
with true happiness.

God, my Serenity,
my Contentment, my Rapture
I am so thankful
my heart You captured.

God, my Joy,
my Blessedness, my Pleasure,
You fill my soul with the . . .
peace of Your splendor!



These things have I
spoken unto you,
that my joy might
remain in you,
and that your joy
might be full.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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The Wreck of the IJN Chokai

Pacific Paratrooper

IJN Chokai, 1942 -by: Paul Wright

Chokai was the last of the four-strong Takao class of heavy cruisers built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in the late 1920s. Imperial Japanese designers worked for several years under the restrictions of the Washington Naval Treaty to make warships that were superior in quality to their American and British opponents, but the tonnage limitations imposed by the treaty made designs that would satisfy the General Staff almost impossible.

In WWII,  Chokai participated in several of the early operations in Southeast Asia, including convoy escort, assisting in the Hunt for Force Z, and the destruction of ABDA forces.

In March 1942, the IJN made a raid into the Indian Ocean with impressive results. The British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, the heavy cruisers Cornwall and Dorsetshire, and the destroyers Tenedos and Vampire were all sunk. Additionally, several ports were raided on the…

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River Wisdom

Peacock Poetry

Every time that I jog passed the powerful part of the river Birs featured below, I feel compelled to stop and inhale the energy! Yesterday, as I made my riverside pit stop, it was almost as if the river was tumbling forth with snippets of wisdom and I decided to create a poem out of what it was saying to me!

Rapid Flow

You’re coming on in leaps and bounds

Your surging forth, outpouring

So breathe it in and stand your ground

Your life is far from boring

You’re taking some gigantic steps

Some clumsy and some brilliant

Not living as the world expects

Self-love makes us resilient

Beside this river I have found

a flow that’s reassuring

I’m coming on in leaps and bounds

I’m surging forth, outpouring

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