Thought For Today

Friday, December 18, 2009

Jungle Dreams for Jack and His sister Kate


This was written for a dear young man, Jack, his sister Kate, and his parents.  He is an amazing young man fighting the battle of his life.  Please pray for Jack, and his family and for all those in need of Help and Healing.   The story is how he had his hair shaved and had some fun while doing it. They shaved a cross on the top of his head for a while and took pictures.... So of course I had to rite a little something to bring some smiles.  (His site didn't have spell check and cut and past didn't work so... sorry about the typo's on his site) You can visit CampJack here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/campjack/journal

Jungle Dreams
I'm back again to tuck you in
And say I love your style
That handsome cross on your head
I bet it made God Smile!

Jump in bed you sleepy heads
And dream such great BIG dreams
Fly over stars to jungle lands
Slide down those bright moon beams

Prayers go up and pillows call
Angels watch close over head
When eyelids close the magic starts
Amazing dreams now fill your head

Leaves of trees look like umbrellas
And vines are licorice strings
A cute orangutan runs like a cheetah
Wow! So many mixed up things

Something swings from branch to branch
It must be some kind of monkey
Hold it now I hear it roar
It's got tigers stripes how Funky!

In the water a Hippopotamus
Gosh he's big and wide
But hold it now he's lifting his head
His neck looks like a giraffe I cried!

A hyena laughing what fun I hear
As I look up it just can't be
These animals are just crazy
It's a snake laughing up in the tree

What next I think. This is fun!
Let's explore and see some more
A big red frog opens its mouth
Hold your ears, Out comes a Lions Roar!

Such silliness, how it makes me smile
That panther hops like a frog
What's that pretty little bird I see?
A parrot that sounds like a Wart Hog!

Ms. Zebra's got an elephants trunk
And Antelope's with a lions mane
Great Rhinoceros has a Lemurs tail
Mr. Centipede has a head of a crane

A 3 toed sloth makes a spiders web
And now something's licking my toes.
Oh how cute an ocelot
But with an Anteaters nose!

That Gorilla's looking up at the sky
She opens her wings and flies away
I love this magical jungle I'm in
I hope to come back some day

Ahead I see a Light getting brighter
A tap on my shoulder I feel
I turn my head and rub my eyes
It's my Moms, and they are real.

Boy what stories I have to tell
In the magical jungle I've been
With Wild animals and Crazy trees
And our Kate is even a Queen!

Sweet Dreams to all at Camp Jack and Camp Kate.

Written for all Campers with
Love and Light,
by Nina P





17 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How sweet Nina... I will keep Jack and his family in my prayers.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

tarzan said...

Such a joyful post Nina, I know Jack will love it! Thank you for sharing his story with us..... I will hold him and his family in my prayers......

AutumnLeaves said...

Nina, you just have such a beautiful and loving spirit. I love visiting you. May Jack be healed.

debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL POEM NINA
JACK WILL LOVE IT...AS I WAS READING ALONG WHAT POPPED INTO MY MIND IS THE WALLS THAT ARE SO MAGICALLY PAINTED WITH EVERY ANIMAL YOU DESCRIBED AT ST. JUDES.
I WILL BE PRAYING FOR JACK AND KATE AND HIS PARENTS AND ALL THE OTHERS THAT NEED TO BE HEALED.
THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US TO JACK.
MERRY CHRISTMAS.
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE

septembermom said...

What a fun, sweet poem for Jack! I pray for his healing. Your jungle sounds like any kid's idea as the best play to imagine and play. Well done Nina :)

Clytie said...

I bet Jack and his friends and family will love this poem. I went to the website and am inspired and refreshed by this little guy with the great big personality.

Thank you, God bless you.

Caroline said...

Nina...such a touching poem. I will say prayers. Thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes. I could not agree more about living life to the fullest! Thank you for blessing us with your beautiful words, light and wisdom!

XOXO

Renee said...

My prayers are now added to yours for dear Jack.

Be well darling boy.

Love Renee xoxo

Joanie M said...

Great poem! I will certainly keep Jack in my prayers. I'm sure they prayers you said for John helped put him in remission. How could I not return the favor!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice piece of writing. And I hope Jack is better already.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I'm sure that the children, and especially Jack, were absolutely delighted with this lovely flight of imagination!!! Your poetry is lovely!! Jack will be in my prayers! Merry Christmas! ~Janine XO

miruspeg said...

It goes without saying Nina that I will be sending all my love and light to Jack.
Such a delightful poem that will not only bring a smile to Jack's face but everyone who reads it.

What a enormous heart you have Nina.
Bless you dear friend.
Hugs
Peggy xxxx

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Thanks for sharing that, Nina. I actually dropped by to wish you a blessed Christmas!

Silver said...

What a sweet and fun poem for Jack. You have such a good heart.

hugs,
~Silver

Laura Hegfield said...

Nina,
What a wonderful gift for Jack and Kate. I've been following their story too. I think as much as we all give to them and their family, they return to us exponentially, simply by shining their bright lights into the world.

Bright blessings to you,
laura

Joy said...

Absolutely beautiful Nina! Fanciful and just so beautiful. You have such a big heart. Lots of good energy and peace to you...hope you are enjoying the season and all that is in it:)

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