We Are a Family

We are a family… a family sharing a loss.
We share life, love, finances,
Celebrations, births, and weddings…
And at times like this
A hard and sad loss.
How do we get through this?
We get through it together.
Tears, confusions,
Our shoulda, coulda, and wouldas
Overwhelms our hearts.
How do we find comfort?
With one another.
Through the sleepless nights
We find our way together.
God, we find our way with You.
As a part of our family, God,
We lean on You to make it.
And we will make it
Because we are a family.

3-31-2000 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: MKFL

Opinions Are Not a Fault

Someone once said,
So I once did.
Why pretend?
It can’t be hid.

It’s only a trick
To which you know.
As soon as I learn it
You’ll go.

So why agree
On something so false.
Having an opinion
Is not a fault.

We are all different,
Special and unique.
Thinking for ourselves
Shouldn’t make us a freak.

Working as a team,
That’s living together.
The more we share,
We’ll last forever.

12-4-1993
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: For all of us and God.

A Happy Moment

A happy moment… just what is a happy moment?
Is it a moment when you feel peaceful and secure?
When you feel as though you could sail in slow motion for days,
Upon waters as blue as the ocean,
With a shimmer of a crystal sea,
As a glorious breeze blows through your hair,
And tickles your flesh?
Is it a moment the world seems to smile with you,
And children laugh and play for hours,
As the creatures of God’s earth
Symphonize in melodious harmony,
Within the beauty of earth’s nature,
And lovers walk hand in hand,
As they watch families share in joy?
A happy moment can be so many things,
In so many ways and places.
It can be the treasure your heart seeks.
A happy moment is us together,
You loving me,
Me loving you,
Us loving God,
And God loving us.
When God is a part of what we are,
He is not an outsider to our love.
When God is what we live for to share,
That is a happy moment for me.
Thank you for sharing this happy moment with me.
I pray we share many more together… with God.

8-27-1998 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Still Be Friends

A note to you my little friend,
     this poem is just for you.
I really hope that we stay friends,
     and I know that you do too.
All the fun that we could have
     would be a total blast.
Though all the troubles we may reach,
     our friendship, it will last.
Music, writing, poems, and books,
     a lot of things to share.
And when you need a real good friend,
     I’ll always want to be there.
Together we will have some fun
     and never let it end.
And when the world has lost its life,
     we will still be friends.

4-8-89 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)