Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Rhyming Prayer for Easter

I feel it is time to change the focus of Rhyme Me a Smile. While I may highlight news articles as inspiration occasionally, my poetry has become an integral part of my spiritual journey and I feel called to begin sharing those thoughts here. The poem below was inspired by my discovery of New Thought (a spiritual belief system) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which its adherents subscribe.

image by aopsan

Make Me a Twinkling Star
by Rachel Hoyt

I wish upon the stars tonight.
I pray I may,
I hope I might,
Give the world
All love and light,
Help push darkness
Out of sight -
Kill with kindness,
Accept fright,
Cherish oneness,
Sparkle bright.

I wish to spread your Divine light,
To twinkle for you day and night.

Copyright © 2016 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Two Tricube Poems About My Firey Personality

I decided to try out a new poetry form, the Tricube. A few hours later, I found myself staring at these two poems, wondering which one conveys my sentiments more clearly. I would love to hear what you think.

 image by Sailom

by Rachel Hoyt

I try hard
to tone it
down for you,

But flare ups
and blow ups
just happen.

My soul won't
its heartfire. 

Copyright © 2016 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
On Fire
by Rachel Hoyt

I'm on fire
all the time,
burning bright.

You love to 
watch me burn
and add fuel,

Then you say,
"Keep the heat
to yourself."
Copyright © 2016 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Weight Loss Isn't As Easy As It Used To Be

Eat It Up
by Rachel Hoyt

The shelves are stocked against you
with profit packed flavors -
trademarked tastes of the sweet life
you've limited time to savor.

Just one bite? No, that won't do.
Who would eat all the rest?
It was bottled and boxed to cure your strife,
cooked up just for you, the guests. 

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Trying to be/get/stay healthy is no piece of cake: