March 30, 2007

More Poetry Poker Responses!

Here are the latest Poetry Poker responses we've received. The poems were submitted by Stephanie and TJ Smith, mom and son poets. Thanks guys, these poems are Great!

Pure sunshine filters down through the trees,
Casting dappled shadows in muted colours onto my face and hands.
Pure sunshine filters down through the trees,
Casting warm shapes of pure happiness onto my skin.

-By Stephanie Smith

When the sunshine is out I think of you all day.
I hope you have lots of fun in all you do and say.
Wherever you will be I'll be there to care.
You're the best in all my life, especially our love in the air.
You have a tree in your garden, which lots of birds like to use.
You have bird feeders hanging from it, for all the bird's food.
All the colours in a rainbow, they make me think of you.
Your hands touch me in most loving ways, gentle in all they do.

-By TJ, age 6

March 23, 2007

Poetry Poker Response

Colleen from solidenergy was the first to reply to the Poetry Poker Game. Thanks, Colleen, it's a GREAT poem!

Sunshine returns with the Spring,
bringing happiness to the heart,
outdoor work for the hands,
lush green colors to the trees.
Gratitude to sunshine after a long winter.

March 10, 2007

To better health and wealth...

Sara Levinson wants to help heal the world... and she is doing it one sip at a time by promoting Xango and Mangosteen.

What is Mangosteen? It is a fruit from Southeast Asia that has proven to have many healing properties. "It wasn't until 40 years ago when scientists first put Mangosteen Fruit under the microscope that they discovered a brand new group of Phytonutrients we now know as Xanthones. (pronounced zan-thones) Xanthones are 100 times more powerful anti-oxidants than Vitamin A, C & E and have also demonstrated tremendous healing properties in peer-reviewed scientific studies from around the world. Naturally occurring, these supercharged anti-oxidants, are found more abundantly in the rind of the Mangosteen Fruit than any other food source on earth."

What is Xango? Xango is the company that distributes Mangosteen by enlisting people who have had direct benefits from this product to sell it to people they know and get to know by spreading the word.

If you are interested in learning more about Mangosteen or Xango, visit Sara's website at

March 7, 2007

Poetry Poker

A friend of mine went to a coffee shop in Salt Lake City and she learned a cool new game that I wanted to pass along to everyone. It's called "Poetry Poker."

Poetry Poker is when you are handed a random set of cards. These cards all have an eclectic group of words on them and with those words you're supposed to write a poem. The poem doesn't have to be "good," the poem doesn't have to follow any specific order, but the purpose of the poem is to force you to write and be creative; to see what you come up with.

I thought the idea of "Poetry Poker" was a Great idea (obviously, otherwise I wouldn't be writing about it, now would I?) I want everyone that is reading The Sunshine Journal right now to give a try at Poetry Poker. I'll get you started with the words: Sunshine, Happiness, Trees, Hands, Colors. Let's see what you come up with; this is meant to be a fun exercise. When you're finished with your Poetry Poker, send me a copy at and I'll add it to The Sunshine Journal. I know there are some creative folks out there, spread what you created and spread a little sunshine (I'll even let you remain anonymous if you really want to!).