Saturday, May 24, 2014

Air show photos Memorial Day 2014 by Gloria Poole of Missouri and Georgia

These eleven photos are photos that I, Gloria Poole, of Missouri, photographed today at the air show for Memorial Day here in Missouri, as a way of reminding viewers that Veterans who have served the U S deserve honor and praise because they sacrifice a lot to serve this country. Copyrighted images. Scroll past places where photos were stolen from this blog to all see photos. See about me pg and below photos.

. Criminals at remote broke into this blog as I was uploading photos and stole 4 photos from it. I pray they go to federal prison for breaking into my computer and my isp account. Help @FBI!

Also, see photos I put that I photographed in year 2012 Memorial Day on my blog at

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Writing for LIFE written by Gloria Poole,RN, artist of Missouri

Writing for LIFE

by Gloria Poole, RN, artist of Missouri and Georgia.Copyright.

Writing, drawing and painting

is how I redeem the time.

to overcome the sorrow,

of my life,

that's filled with

emotions scattered,

all around

like trash

that fell from

the trash truck.

Writing to redeem

my life

from the trash bin,

is a worthwhile endeavour,

. though hardly a lucrative one.

A writer I am,

. shaped and molded

. by the events of my life,

that were as

unmalleable as an

anvil and hammer

beating the stark metal.

into polished glitter.

When I can't sort

my thoughts into cohesive

words to put on paper,

I draw to focus

my mind on something.


Anything that distracts me

from the utter sense

of a wasted life.

A wasted life.

It's very hard to admit,

that all the dreams of

making the world,

a better place,

. evaporated.

like soap bubbles in the wind.

A world where

babies are born alive,

and gardens are plentiful,

and people are happy.

Where laughter

. and good times,

. are the norm,

and a feeling of

safety in the

love of GOD

just naturally rises,

like the sun,

until it's bright, golden

and shiny;

and illuminating.

A world with peace

and calm,

where the tiniest,

most helpless child,

is considered

as important

as the greatest King.

That world doesn't exist.

Maybe it never will?

People like me

have tried for centuries

to make a difference,

. to reshape the world

into a paradise.

But alas!

The first paradise

. of Adam and Eve is gone forever.

The primeval yearning

for supernatural beauty

. and conquering the world.

have created travel tours,

and cruises,

and flights to the moon.

I can't do those things right now,

. and so I paint,

and I draw,

. and I write.

To somehow,

record my existence

on earth;

to say, "I was here,

and I did my best,

but my best

was not good enough.

in many ways.

Drawing and painting

is not thought-intensive.

In fact, it sort of

empties the mind

of thoughts.

To make room,

for the blank canvas,

. or sketch paper.

. to create something:

to paint a scene,

or an emotion,

or a person,

or a pretend person,

to create beauty,

in some form.

To make art,

or write words

that touch the souls

of others,

to communicate.

Also, primeval,

the need to touch

the outstretched hand


to feel the charge.

of electricity and power,

. flow from GOD,

and to His created creatures.

wi-fi is not new.

prayer to GOD

ascended thru the heavens,

. and back again,

the same way

electricity spurts

from the sky

in thunderstorms.

The supernatural

manifestation of

. The power of GOD,

that what humans

think on earth

is known to GOD

. in heaven.

I paint,

and draw

and write,

and therefore I know

. I exist.

My heart has been broken

so many times,

it's like shards of glass,

tiny fragments,

bits and pieces,

that's impossible

to put together again. What's amazing about that?

It's the human condition,

of being to GOD,

as a one year old is

to an adult; of making wise decisions.

And so we all:

humans, love the wrong person,

and spend years

picking up the shards

of the brokenness.


There is a GOD,

Only ONE.

JESUS said,

"I and my Father are ONE."


Who put Himself

into the form of

a human baby

. to come to earth,

with a mission

in mind.

And HE grew in favor

with GOD and man,

and told the humans

. how to live.

What to believe

. Whom to believe,

. and that HE has

a heavenly home

waiting for all

. who accept

HIS offer.


The moral of the story

is that

this world is transitory

sort of a temporary


In preparation

for the after-life.

I know my name

. is written

in GOD's Book of LIFE

and that what I do

on this earth

is recorded

in heaven also.

My words

justify me.

And hopefully.

they put

footprints of mine

all over the world,

to cause people to

ask themselves,

"What was I born to do?"

I draw,

and I paint,

to teach the gospel

to promote life,

to share the

gifts of THE SPIRIT

given to me.

And to calm

my raging soul,

and battered brain,

like salve

. to a wound.



. and writing,

are my "medicine".

. they hold me in life.

while GOD does HIS plan

for me.

Written today 18 May 2014 by me Gloria Poole, RN licensed in Missouri but born in state of Georgia; from my own private apt in Missouri; at 11:14am; and copyrighted to me. Copyright Notice: I, Gloria Poole, also known as Gloria on art I create, and as Gloria Poole [which is my real, born with , legal name] and as gloriapoole ; gloria-poole ; gloria.poole; @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; G-L-O-R-I-A; gloria0817 ; gpoole817; gloriapooleRN at yahoo; gloriapoole.RN; artist-gloriapoole; gloriapoole-paintings; and other variations of my real name; own all rights to this blog and to al content, all words, all photos and all art on it. It may not be copied, nor transferred,nor downloaded, nor saved to disk or computer ,nor reproduced, nor printed by anyone but me, without my written and notarized signature on paper for a specific purpose.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Underwater sketch by Gloria Poole of Missouri and Georgia.

I, Gloria Poole, residing in Missouri but born in state of Georgia, own this blog and all content on it; and I am putting here a sketch I drew and painted and signed and photographed and uploaded for a reason. This sketch is obvious as to meaning I think. In the South, when anyone feels overwhelmed they say things like " I'm in deep water here"; or " I'm in over my head " ; or I'm drowning [figuratively]; or "I'm underwater, going down for last time". All of those are common ways of saying that a person feels overwhelmed. I was born in state of Georgia and visited the coast often [every summer] and so it's a feeling that has a physical element to it for me. I KNOW what being caught in an undertow means. I know what it feels like to be knocked down by a huge wave. I know what it feels like to be swimming and realize you have drifted far out to sea.

OK, I wrote that to get to this point. In life which is certainly one long continuous adventure, that emotion comes around intermittently. That fleeing of being a bobbing float on an ocean of water, of helplessness, seemingly impossible odds, is very overwhelming. I remember well having to swim literally for my life against the current to get back into shore when I was carried adrift even while splashing about in a safe level of water. If you look at this sort of abstract sketch, with all sorts of sea creatures [ eel; octopus; giant fish; seahorse; coral] in it, and a swimmer wearing a diving suit [also for surfing] with flippers, you see she was "prepared" for the sea. And yet you see her hands in a form of a prayer, lifted up together as she kicks toward the light in the top right corner of sketch. And her "star" is laying at on the ocean floor--her dream of deep sea diving or surfing or whatever evaporated from the odds. But she sees the light literally and is saved. The light of the sun can be seen from underwater. OK. So, when you are feeling overwhelmed by life, as if you are bobbing in an ocean of problems, challenges, difficulties, stressors [such as an octupus about to grab you??}, head for the light of GOD. PRAY! Then do something to help allay your anxiety. Almost anything physical will help. Load the dishwasher, mow the lawn, , go walkabout, take photos of everything you see--any thing to distract your mind for a while til your emotions calm down and you can think clearly.

Yes, of course, this is intended to be a LIFE-promoting post. NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER allow yourself to think of suicide. It's a sin against GOD, according to Exodus 20:13, King James Holy Bible. View the sketch then continue reading of a passage of scripture that I think is appropriate for this.

It is written, " if it had not been THE LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say; if it had not been THE LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us; then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us; then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul. Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. Blessed be THE LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of THE LORD, who made heaven and earth." Psalms 124 [entire chapter]. KJV.

HEAD for GOD's protection physically, emotionally, spiritually when you are overwhelmed. Another scripture says "The name of THE LORD is a strong tower,; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. " Proverbs 18:10, KJV.

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Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole/ gloria-poole / gloria.poole and other variations of my real, born with name of Gloria Poole; at my private apt in Missouri, 6- May-2014 at 10:04am.