Copyright

Art & Poetry copyright © 2011 Atlanta Marie Carrera

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Seasons of our Life


Bring flowers in the springtime.
Share laughter in the rain.
Free hearts to reach each other.
Touch souls to make us one.

Warm breezes in the summer,
Fill spirits full of life.
A harvest full of color,
With fruits from Mother Earth.
 
In fall we know our Graces,
Crisp leaves in fragile flight.
Enlightened now by wisdom,
The  autumn of our life.
 
The frost of winter on us,
Pull close to feel the warmth.
A sea we crossed together,
While safely in your arms.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

White Roses


"White Roses" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
I shall see you at His table
in a garden
where white roses bloom.

You are dining with our Savior
among the flowers
of purest white.

Enjoy the feast of endless blessings
shared with friends
and flowers of light.

Smell the scent of ageless roses
surrounding sweet
eternal life.

You are at peace with all the roses,
ever blooming,
ever bright.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

When Angels Fly

"Spirit of the Sun" by Atlanta Marie Carrera

When Angels Fly
by Atlanta Marie Carrera

When Angels fly,
their feet never touch the ground.

They surround your soul
in a spiritual embrace
with a love so pure,

because their feet never touched the ground.

(for A3 or A4 if you count the dog)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Our Love


"Love Hearts" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
Our Love
by Atlanta Marie Carrera


We have a love that’s never ending
We have a joy that’s pure of heart
Two souls entwined in perfect union
Joined by God’s grace for all of time

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bluebird


"Tree Swallow"
Collage by Atlanta & Jenny Carrera
Bluebird
by Atlanta Marie Carrera


Hear the bluebird singing
A joyous trumpeting sound
Heed the message he’s bringing
Finding answers in your prayers
 
Follow the bluebird flying
Through the baby blue sky
Upwards towards the heavens
Connecting us all as one
 
Delight in the beautiful freedom
Smile with a happy heart
Release the spirit within us
And rejoice in the boundless love!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thank you God

"Sun Swirl"
by
Atlanta Marie Carrera
 
Thank you God for the joy You give.
Thank you God for the love we live.
Thank you God for your blessings strong.
Thank you God as we sing Your song.


In Your name we have found our way.
In Your name we gather to pray.
In Your name doors open wide.
In Your name we are by Your side.

Thank you God for Heaven to come.
Thank you God for knowing Your Son.
Hold us now and guide us through.
Give us strength as we come to You.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

God Gives Me Strength

"Bonsai Tree"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
God gives me strength.
Angles help me.
I pray for peace.
You make me smile.




(for Maggie's 4 part breathing exercise
turned into a prayer & song
4 syllables=4 count
think words instead of counting
1st line breath in/notes go up the scale
2nd line hold breath/notes stay same
3rd line breathe out/notes go down the scale
4th line 2 breaths up then 2 breaths down/notes up then down)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Love's Lullaby



"Flying Hearts" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
"Love's Lullaby"  by Atlanta Marie Carrera 
Come rest your head
and lean on me,
let angels sleep,
and love will dream.

A lullaby
of soft refrain,
a breath of hope,
a gentle wind.

I sing to you,
sweet child of mine,
a peace comes soon,
a quiet cry.

I hold you close
and whisper love,
a lullaby
upon your heart.

 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

In the Garden

"Garden of the Butterfly" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
In the Garden
In the garden,
once the rain is gone,
I feel the gentle breeze,
drying up my tears,
Innocence retained.

In the garden,
as dawn breaks into day,
I watch the flowers bloom,
the fresh scents overtake,
Radiance remains.

In the garden,
when I close my eyes,
I hear the children laugh,
playing at their games,
Joy regains.

In the garden,
a taste of bittersweet
still lingers in my mind.
The butterflies take flight,
and Love sustains.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Wishes

"Tree of Gold"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
Christmas Wishes

May your joy shine bright
like a child's delight
on a Christmas morning.

May your family pray
in a simple way
for the memories they make.

May you use your gift
to give others a lift
Along the way.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Child of the Light


"Tree of Life" by Atlanta Marie Carrera


A child of the light,
slipping into the setting sun.

A brilliance of white,
transforming darkness into life.

A spirit of love,
joining us all in prayer as one.

A freedom above,
Celebrating in unending joy.



(For my sister, Teresa)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

God's Grace

"Shield of Faith"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
God's grace shines down upon this child,
an innocent whose slate is clean,
surrounded now by love supreme,
protected through this very sin.

What does this world now hold for him?
A life of struggle, trapped within,
a lowly state in human terms,
but souls are meant for bigger things.

Our judgement skewed by limited view.
Open wide our hearts to you,
and feel God's Grace upon this earth,
and fear no more from all this hurt.

(for Jackson)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

For what was Lost

"Fleur-de-lis"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
For what was lost that used to be,
I pray for love in tragedy.
Surround our souls with healing force,
and give us strength to find ourselves.

With hugs and tears, there are no words.
Spread now the light and sound the gong!
so blind will see and deaf will hear.
Our actions speak, so all is clear.

Let faith bring peace upon this earth,
and comfort hearts that bleed so deep
New futures rise and hope endures,
from what was lost that used to be.



(for Abby & Jeremy)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Windsong

"Fly Away" Stained Glass by Pat Miller
Windsong Glass Studio on Etsy
Windsong

Can you hear the Windsong's words?
It speaks to me with doves of peace.
Can you feel the joy it brings?
It's made with love upon its wings.

Sun shines through the colored glass
and brings to life a vivid path.
Following dreams from vibrant birth,
creations from inspired earth.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Call to the Angels

"Sky Hearts"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
Call to the Angels
by Atlanta Marie Carrera

Angels of Mercy,
Compassion and Love,
tend to our needs,
and open our hearts.

Angels of Healing,
easing the pain.
Angels of Prayer,
surround us as one.

Angels of Song,
speak to my soul.
Angels of Hope,
reach deep within.

Guardian Angel,
lift me up high,
joining with others,
in glory and light.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rest Now and Find Peace


Rest now and find peace.

Come to the gardens with me.
Rest now and find peace.

Angels attend to your needs.
Rest now and find peace.

Leave your troubles behind.
Rest now and find peace.

New life begins in my arms.
Rest now and find peace.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Open Your Heart

"Heart Clouds"
By Atlanta Marie Carrera
Open your heart,
and set yourself free.
Release your love,
move closer to me.

Beyond our words,
your spirit’s found.
Through silent hugs,
our souls are bound.

Follow your heart,
wherever it leads,
sharing your love,
with those in need.

God knows your heart,
your essence within,
so open your heart,
by trusting in Him.


Chorus:

Open your heart,
let love flow in.
Open your heart,
let love flow out.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Kissed by an Angel

"Angel's Heart"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
Spirit of love
heart filled with peace

Kissed by an angel
kissed by an angel

Showered in light
touching your soul

Kissed by an angel
kissed by an angel

Weightless and free
Joyful in song

Kissed by an angel
kissed by an angel

Timeless compassion
never ending grace


Friday, July 25, 2014

River of Hope

"Golden Heart"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
Hope flows like a river
inside your heart,
a fire in the water,
desire burning bright.

Draw strength from its current.
Find love in its depths.
Life’s joys in the ripples,
bobbing up and down.

Reflections of sunshine,
bathing you with light.
A babbling of meaning,
your spirit hears.

Float with the river,
through every bend,
as it carries your soul
beyond river’s end.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I prayed

"Communion Prayers"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
I prayed for strength.
Heavy burdens came my way.
Now I am strong.

I prayed for courage.
Then I faced my greatest fears.
I'm no longer scared.

I prayed forgiveness.
Not til I forgave
did I feel forgiven.

I prayed when lonely,
and in my despair,
I felt God there.

I prayed for love,
and when I let go,
God's love came to me.