Off your Chest

Peacock Poetry

When we withdraw and hold our energy back in order to maintain the status quo and not cause fuss, we deprive ourselves of expression. Not only that, our reticence to reveal is sensed and can actually cause an unspoken heaviness. Of course there are times in which withdrawing is exactly the right thing to do, but mostly it’s better out than in I say!

Storm in a Teacup

You can sense a storm brewing

Even if it remains withdrawn

and contained

presuming that its inner brooding is being

cunningly disguised

There is a tangible tension,

a growing grey mass

that presses on the temple and temperament

of those in its midst

They feel it.

They feel you.

We are meant to burst open,

to flood with tempestuous tears

to shower the porous earth with our sentiments!

Indeed it is a relief for others

when the intensity

gets released.

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A Thankful Heart ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

A thankful heart,
starts with a song
sings its gratitude
all the day long.

It knows God,
is in control
for He reigns
in its soul.

A grateful heart,
starts with praise
expresses it thanks
all of its days.

It believes God,
is its creator
it knows there is
no One greater.

A thankful heart,
sings all day long
to its God . . .
who makes it strong!


Psalm 33:21

For our heart shall
rejoice in him,
because we have trusted
in his holy name.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Creative Conversations

Peacock Poetry

I am so grateful to have some fabulously creative and inspiring females in my life and get so much out of ideas sharing and illuminating conversation. Recently I had one such conversation with Marianne Hermsen, a business alignment coach and retreat facilitator (amongst other things) and our energetic interaction boosted me for the rest of my day!


It’s so much better when we’re two

We share imagination

It’s others that propel me to

great heights, not isolation

When we converse I’m filled with bursts

Of energy vibrating

Creating from a burning thirst

The passion starts pulsating

Ideas come from our shared fun

Suggesting and inventing

Connecting to the greater one

Is how we’re circumventing

When we combine what’s me and you

in full collaboration

It’s so much better when we’re two

We share imagination

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A Plate of Grace ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there’ll be no turkey with dressing
I’m only going to serve a plate
of gratitude for God’s blessings.

As a substitute for candied yams,
we’ll feast on His loving kindness
taste the sweetness of His favor
as we reflect on His righteousness.

There’ll be no rolls and butter,
instead, we’ll eat of the Bread of Life
with gratitude we’ll give our thanks
to Jesus for bearing our strife.

In place of mashed potatoes,
there’ll be praise piled just as high
we’ll sing our adoration
in place of having pumpkin pie.

The only beverage we will drink,
will be from the one True Vine
with humility on our lips
our thanks will be as sweet as wine.

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there’ll be no traditional dinner
instead I’ll serve a plate of grace
to anyone who is a sinner!


Psalm 7:17


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