I give you this gift Intending it to lift You, as it did me In the making, you see..
All the hours that went Into this present I sent My thoughts were of you And the time really flew
Love was in my heart Right from the very start As for you, I truly care My love, I want to share
The true power of thought Is not so often taught
What we do, and do not see
Everything is an Energy
Imbued in this small thing Is the joy that you bring To me, when I think of you And my love is in there too
With this gift, I impart A pure energy from my heart Love & Light, powerful rays May God bless you, always
Trina Graves – 10th December 2018
About This Poem
I had already written ‘A Handmade Christmas’ a few days earlier, but what I thought I could use as a short poem to give at Christmas turned into something way-too-long, but I was happy with it, so I knew I needed to write another!
With the intention of writing something that conveyed the thoughts that go into making something for someone you love, and the power of thought, this poem was also short enough for me to make into tags for my handmade Christmas gifts.
Evelyn was the very first With a love so strong and pure A mother’s love is limitless Continuing on forever more
Doreen’s love has been steadfast As girlfriend, fiancee and beloved wife You’ve shared so much over the years With all the ups and downs of life
Trina, your only daughter Has loved you all her days Being together changes over time But the closeness always stays
Love comes in different forms In many ways it is shown It’s what life is all about Through love we all have grown
These three women of your life Will always shower you in love Whether here on this Earth Or from the Heavens above
Trina Graves – 18th October 2017
About This Poem
As you can see from the date of this poem it was written a year ago today. As mentioned above, I wrote it for my dad to go inside his birthday card. Today he is 82 and I have just got home from visiting him and my mum. Yesterday I wrote another poem that sort of continued on from this one called: Three Sons – To Be Proud. I am not sure yet if I will be sharing that one though as there is a lot of personal information about my brothers in it, so I need their permission first.
I used to only occasionally write poems for my parents on their birthdays, anniversary or mother’s/father’s day, but over the years they have come to look forward to what they call my special cards. I always include some sort of family photo arrangement which they always love too.
We all have a Super Power The strongest there can be Universally given to all Young and old, you and me
It can penetrate all substances Fly around the world in no time Melt even the coldest of hearts And cease the hurt of any crime
You can build up its strength With the more that you use This Power is Invincible Blasted to wherever you choose
Our Power brings forth good Showering others in it’s rays Bringing joyfulness as it lands Empowering in abundant ways
It’s rays can heal all disease Illnesses fatal and those slight The person receiving the Power Just has to believe it is right
This Super Power has no limits Even dying cannot stop it’s depth It is the only thing to penetrate The two worlds of life and death
Superman or Superwoman Superbaby and Superchild We need no special outfit Just let your imagination run wild
Shine your Green Lantern or any colour Be The Flash that shows the way The true Guardians Of The Galaxy Will then appear and they will stay
LOVE is our Super Power LOVE will always save the day LOVE is God, the ALL-THAT-IS LOVE unites us in every way
Trina Graves – 12th August 2018
About This Poem
I awoke this morning with this title imprinted on my mind, although I gave up watching Superhero films many years ago I knew that the poem I was to write had to feature them!
There are three things I can think of that may have given way to this theme: I have been wondering how I can write to attract and appeal to a younger audience, and have some fun topics. Also, somewhere over the past few months I read about why there is such a fascination for Superheroes at this present time. The article (I have not been able to find it, but if I do I will add an update) said that it is because people have an inner-knowing that we do indeed possess Super Powers and as more of us become Aware and Awake these powers will manifest more easily.
I think this has been the fastest I have ever completed a poem: title, writing the poem, making the picture and doing the write up all in a few hours. The longest part was finding the right photograph! I knew I had one of my grandson dressed up and climbing a door-frame which I thought would be perfect, but then I discovered this one taken on the same day and thought was even better! I also would usually leave a poem for a day to re-read with fresh eyes, but I feel an urgent need to get this one ‘out there’ TODAY!
Our lives are blessed with loved ones Which makes it harder to bear When they are taken from our sides And are no longer there
We miss their smile, their warmth, their love And sink deeper into our grief We’re told that time will heal the pain But still there is no relief
At quiet times we may feel their presence But pass it off with a rebuff We think that our minds are playing tricks As if we’re not suffering enough
The key to it all is an ‘open mind’ With this you’ll know the way If your mind is open you’re willing to be Ready to accept miracles each day
Our loved ones are not that far away Although it can be hard to believe Just reach out with your thoughts and love And be open for the gifts you’ll receive
Love is eternal it never dies When we pass, it’s all that we can take The love we share is never lost The bond will never break
Trina Graves – 7th October 2001
About This Poem
Love Is Eternal was my very first attempt at writing a sympathy poem. It was also the first poem I intentionally wrote. I have always been drawn towards sympathy poems, not because of the loss of anyone close, but because I find most of them to be so uplifting. Looking back now, I can also see that this was part of my life path.
In January 1992 an uncle died. He was my mother’s oldest sister’s husband, and as I grew up he seemed to me to be a dominant man with old fashioned views of women. However, a few years before he died I spent some time working with him (my father had his own business, I worked in the office and my uncle helped out in establishing the marketing) and got to know a different side of his character. Now, I easily see where his views on women came from, as along with it being an older generations views, he only had the experience of brothers and sons.
At the get-together after his funeral there were two printed out poems that were passed around, I read them and liked them so kept a copy. They were: I Am Standing On The Sea Shore (Luther F. Beecher, but often credited to Bishop Brent) and Death Is Nothing At All (Henry Scott Holland).
I read these many times and found them so uplifting that I began to look for more inspirational words, quotes and poems. And I started to write them all down in a special notebook with my favourite family photos on the inside covers. Thus began my quest on my spiritual path, that would lead me to begin my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website in 2010 and to write my own poems.
It is only in writing this now that I have realized: the influence he had on my life while he was alive was small, but since his passing, it has launched me to where I am today, because he also gave me a message in 1994 (through a medium) which has greatly affected my writing. You can read more about this with my poem: ‘Insight.‘ I think I should point out that he was not a ‘Spiritual’ man during his life, at least, not that I knew of.
How do you view sympathy poems? Are they something you only read when a loved one has passed or missed? Or, like me, do you find them uplifting and reassuring to speak of life continuing on?
Teach Only Love To those closest to you Family is a learning core Of bringing love through
Teach Only Love To friends both far and near Love is the strongest connection Give it to all, who you hold dear
Teach Only Love To all the children you meet The future of our world Lies always at their feet
Teach Only Love To each stranger passing by Just a friendly greeting and smile Can uplift a spirit so high
Teach Only Love To all your colleagues at work Kindness will soothe and ease Even those who seem to irk
Teach Only Love To all those who’ve done wrong Forgiveness and compassion Will guide their steps along
Teach Only Love To all animals of land, sea and air No matter what the type Creatures of God deserve your care
Teach Only Love To trees, plants and flowers Nurturing nature enhances life Bringing many blessing showers
Teach Only Love To all landscapes of planet Earth Appreciate all the aspects And know its true worth
Teach Only Love In your ideas of cosmic life One day we will all meet And it is love we want, not strife
Teach Only Love For the law of attraction will bring Your thoughts and beliefs to manifest Creating your world and everything
Teach Only Love It is by example you go far In teaching the love of God For that is truly what you are
Trina Graves – 24th July 2018
About This Poem
As you can see I wrote this poem yesterday, I have been meaning to write a ‘quote’ poem for a very long time now, so yesterday I decided to get on with it! I had a short-list of quotes to choose from and two jumped out at me, both from A Course In Miracles: Teach Only Love For That Is What You Are & You Are The Light Of The World (I will post this tomorrow).
I wrote the poems in my usual way, this one first, and thought of posting it yesterday, but I didn’t have a picture made to go with it, so rather than rush to do this, I chose to leave it till today. So, this morning I began to think of what I could write about for this poem, but I had no idea!
With that on my mind I began to check through my emails, and one was of a post by Amira, a Haiku poem called Space, on reading, I thought of what great timing this was (law of attraction) as my poem had a verse about cosmic life and it has been on my mind to write some poems soon on this topic. I wrote a comment telling Amira I believe we are not alone and went on about Lightworkers, forgetting this linked also to my second poem!
Before ‘meeting’ Amira, and starting this blog, I was hesitant to be open about my thoughts on some topics, and to share poems such asInsight because I know many people would not believe such things. But, since we began this sharing connection, and with all the encouraging comments I have received (onAmira’s blog) it has been far easier for me to be open with the stories of my poems and to just follow my intuition and write anything!
It is so fascinating how we can meet some people and instantly know there is a connection that will develop into more, and even change our lives. This hasn’t happened for a while for me, but I certainly felt this with Amira from the very first email we exchanged! Who knows where our connection will lead?!!! Bless you Amira.
God is in the flowers God is in the trees God is in the butterflies And the birds and bees
God is in the sunshine God is in the storm God is in the snow and frost That makes you wrap up warm
God is in the good God is in the bad God is in what makes you happy And what makes you sad
God is everywhere you look And everywhere you go God is your best friend always Because God loves you so
Trina Graves – 19th May 2000
About This Poem
On a sunny May morning in 2000, I was staring out of the window on a bus travelling through the countryside of Oxfordshire, just appreciating the beautiful views, and these words just came into my head. I knew the simple words were for children and I would one day share them. Previous to this I had only ever written two things and they were not poems, so this was unusual for me. When I arrived at work, I was thinking about the poem and the first customer to walk into the photography shop was a man wearing a very large cross around his neck. I took this as a sign telling me the words were truly inspired from spirit. When I returned home later that day, I had no problem remembering the words to write out.
The concept that God was in the ‘bad’ was relatively new to me, only coming across it not long before in the book ‘Conversations With God’ by Neale Donald Walsch. I had found his books very enlightening and thought provoking, this concept was one I was learning to digest. Previous to this I always believed (as taught) there were two sides: good and bad, or, God and devil. But, at that time I didn’t really think about it and just put the poem away.
Over the years I gained greater understanding through the Law Of Attraction, mainly as taught by Abraham-Hicks, and found out that God truly is in ALL things. There is no source of evil or bad, it’s just that we are in the habit of blocking the ever-present flow of goodness. How much we allow or block affects our degree of perceived love or fear. Even in the darkest of times and in the people who may be seen as evil, there is always a spark of light buried within.
I have an Etsy shop – SpiritualQuotesTLB – that sells instantly downloadable prints, bookmarks, 10 item poem packs and 100 quote sets. (not just my own poems) This picture is available as a print or bookmark for children.
They have gone alone on a journey To the most exotic faraway land They’ll see crystal clear, vast seas As they walk along soft golden sand
They can explore dense areas of forest Abundant with magnificent plants and trees Or stroll through a quaint picturesque village Basking in the sights and the pleasant breeze
They might be feeling adventurous And go climbing to majestic mountain tops The view with be spectacularly awesome Surrounded by the beauty that never stops
They might just want to sit and chat Catching-up with a friend they have missed Or, once again feel the loving embrace Of a beloved, and be joyfully kissed
With no limits of health to stop them And absolutely no chance of difficulty They can do anything they desire or wish Being their true selves and ultimately free
They took all they needed with them Backpacking, they didn’t need much Off-the-grid, but I don’t need to worry As it seems, they may not keep in touch
I will lovingly think of them often, but continue With my own life, knowing each and every day They are experiencing an awesome adventure Now young at heart, they can relax and play
One day I will put on my backpack Filled with all my experiences and love And I too will take the final journey We will be re-united in Paradise above
Trina Graves – 11th June 2018
About This Poem
For a long while now I have liked to think of death as though the people we know and love have gone on holiday/vacation and it’s as though we have gone back to a period of time when we could not so easily contact them – being older this is easily remembered! So this idea has cropped up a few times in my poems.
I know the ‘backpacking’ was on my mind because my oldest granddaughter and her girlfriend were going backpacking in Asia mid-June for a few months. I awoke one morning with ‘Backpacking In Paradise’ on my mind and it kept coming back to me. It seemed a very fitting idea to use for a sympathy poem, because when we do leave there is not much we can take with us for our adventure ahead, except for the love, experiences and wisdom we have gathered – from giving and receiving – during our lifetime.
Thousands of years have gone by With many Master-Beings from on High Sent down to teach the people of Earth The Message they knew at their birth Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha are the same Although to different peoples they came Their Message through centuries echo But at our core we already know We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite
Watching over your life and mine Are Celestial Beings from the Divine With hearts of gold and wings of pure white Unconditional Love is their Heavenly delight We each have our own Guardian Angel too Always at our side to guide us through Whispering gently into our inner ear The Message, we already know, so clear We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite
There have always been people around Who through their own life path have found The Message, wanting to show and convey To others, so they can find their own way They bring forth the wisdom and sing God’s praise Gurus, Teachers, Authors, there are many ways To teach what we already believe in our heart The Message they lived their life to impart We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite
All around us and everywhere Is another dimension, always there Where we come from and we will go At the end of this life, an eternal flow Spirit is our true and pure essence Opening up we can feel their presence Showing us The Message anyway they can We came already knowing the plan We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite
Star Seeds and Indigos are names given To some children who are now living Among us, bringing their insightfulness Showing The Way, our lives are blessed But also children with a ‘special need’ Are here to teach, our hearts to heed For they bring The Message loud and strong There never is anything with us ‘wrong’ We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite
We all have a connection to our Source Remembering this we can stay on course But we tend to get pulled by Earth’s density Spiralling down, tangled in the nitty-gritty Recognizing this is a lesson to learn And then to our Inner Guidance we can turn The more we connect, the stronger we’ll be And The Message we’ll remember and see We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite
Embodying The Message our lives will arrange The course of history to make a great change No wars or conflicts, expressing we are One What we do to another, to our-self is done We do not have to agree on everything Respecting diversity, the truth will bring Enlightenment to our heart and mind To everyone we’ll be loving and kind We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite
Human Beings come in all colours and size Living The Message we open our eyes To seeing the beauty in One and All Negative filters of the mind’s eye will fall Being The Message the veil is raised No more shadows will be cast on our days Setting love as our moment-to-moment priority We’d be living in joyous, peace and beauty We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite
I Am One ~ United with you God is Love flowing through
Trina Graves – 17th December 2016
About This Poem
As you can see from the date of this poem, it was just before Christmas. I had written a couple of Christmas poems a few days earlier but wanted to write another, so as usual, I prayed and asked for guidance and immediately I knew the title was The Message. I then asked for ‘the message’ and after writing it down I knew it was going to be included with each verse. I then wrote the rest. With the last little bit on the end I was unsure whether to include this, but after questioning myself, I knew it was part of the poem.
You came here with a message You came here with a plan Somehow you would contribute To elevate your fellow man Everyone of us is unique No two are ever the same Your exclusive inner calling Is your Souls indelible aim…
Music touches everyone’s Soul In so many different ways Relaxing, enlivening, provoking thoughts Bringing emotions to everyone’s days If composing or playing music Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You
Books are an unlimited way To share, teach and inspire Enabling the use of imagination They aid to focus your desire If eloquence through the written word Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Book Still In You
Art has an abundance of forms To push your creativity Whether the artist or the viewer There’s more going on than what you see If expressing yourself through art Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Art Still In You
Performers delight us all In the myriad of ways they choose Entertaining on stage or screen Audiences are enthralled whatever they use If sparkling on centre-stage Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Performance Still In You
Websites and Apps are relatively new Communications that exponentially grow Transmitting to the entire world Positive energy can ultimately flow If lighting-up through the network Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Website Still In You
Speeches can be timeless Simple words touching eternity Enthusiastic depth of feeling Give hope, strength and clarity If articulate public speaking Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Speeches Still In You
Inventions change the world The Universe will eternally expand Ingenious minds can create great things When placing their vision in their hand If creating inspired ways to help others Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Invention Still In You
Charity affects all humanity A kind, giving nature shows a pure Soul Working tirelessly, even behind the scenes Contributes benefits to the Whole If supporting with your time and assistance Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Charity Still In You
Healing is a Divine offering Coming through an abundance of ways A doctor or nurse in modern medicine Or a channeller of Spiritual Rays If nurturing health and well-being Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Healing Still In You
Charismatic people can shine through Life’s challenges, doubts and fears Their presence influences others To be optimistic and wipe away tears If radiating positive joy Is what you came here to do Share your passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Charisma Still In You
Love is the greatest blessing To give and to receive Above all else it is the one true gift That survives us when we leave No matter the other reasons Love Is always what you came here to do Share your true passion with the world Don’t Die With Your Love Still In You
Trina Graves – 9th November 2016
About This Poem
I, like many others around the world, felt a change when the wonderful Wayne Dyer made his transition to the other side. His loving presence is now so much closer to us all. From his humble beginnings to becoming the world-renowned author and spiritual teacher, he was, and still is, a source of abundant love, wisdom and inspiration.
I love so many of his enlightening quotes and this one was an easy choice to use for a poem. I began with a list of ideas to cover, obviously music was the first and I also wanted to include websites and writing to remind myself to ‘get on with it!’ I have a close friend who is an artist so that gave me another verse, and performers of stage and screen were an obvious option. The rest just came out in the writing.
I believe we are all here for a reason, whether it’s to become known worldwide or just in a small family group, it makes no difference – everyone is important and has a vital part to play in this game of life.