Monthly Archives: May 2013

Muster Up

Dig deep to muster up the courage to face each day and not be discouraged. Dig deep for the demons and crucifyers await Tell yourself to show no fear though it overwhelms you You can get out of bed And … Continue reading

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Head In The Clouds

Originally posted on Michele D'Acosta:
When I was growing up my mother would say to me: “Child of mine you have your head in the clouds.” When I grew older I discovered that folks who write poetry are in…

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Perspectives

You say the movie is hilarious I say it’s crap You say the painting is evocative I say the colors collide into each other like yesterday’s lunch You say you dislike this poem because it has no objectivity And I … Continue reading

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Time Lapse

Even changing the linens is now a chore Due to ever increasing shadows And mobility issues galore Where once I moved with agility and grace Now body movements are slow and thoughtfully paced I will not name these age old … Continue reading

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You Have to Believe in Something

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
Stephanie Bane, author of  “We Have Peace” in the March 2013 issue of Brevity, reflects on the origin of her essay and on sincerity, naiveté, and the importance of faith. The sincerity of my essay – We…

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Faulty

You took advantage of my good nature But then I let you; so who’s at fault? Time has not lessened my anger or hurt; so who’s at fault? I try and try to let it go But still it sneaks up on … Continue reading

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Nobody Ever…

I’ve been thinking a lot about my parents since I returned from my trip to Dupo, IL to see my cousin Carla Emrich.  One of the things that keeps going through my mind is the statement:  “Nobody ever…”  So I … Continue reading

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Barb, Elvis & Me

My childhood friend Barb (also known as The Gad About) loves Elvis.  She even has a black velvet painting of him that used to hang in her living room.  I know because I’m the one who gave it to her … Continue reading

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Gum Balls Stud

Originally posted on Symplestuff in Life:
” IF YOU SEE YOUR LOVE AS A PIECE OF DULL AND TASTELESS CHEWED GUM BALL IT IS TIME TO RECALL HOW VIBRANT AND SWEET IT USED TO BE. “ Chewing gum has been…

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Tapes, Tapes, Oh My!

It’s hard for me to believe that I had so many boxes of VHS tapes in my bedroom at the trailer in Haleburg, AL.  That was the only way I could ensure that they wouldn’t get thrown away like so … Continue reading

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