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BIG BOYS CRY

No, mom, you were wrong I’m a big boy and I cry. Tears came to my eye and a lump to my throat as the widow’s hand lingered softly on the flag, and her daughter broke into sobs at their … Continue reading

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YOUNG LOVE

There was Jennifer My first true love She was fifteen and beautiful I was twelve, awkward and shy We two would grow and grow apart To mature loves, Have seven children Three  hers, four mine, and none ours Had I … Continue reading

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TRIBAL THINKING

Hello, stranger. You are different from me. Go away. Your skin is darker than mine. Go away. Your heavy beard, your strange beliefs in God, your sexual beliefs. Go away. I should feel safer now, and I’m alone. But I … Continue reading

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HOME ALONE

Welcoming a rare April sun filled day, my coffee and I shared the patio at mid-morn in relief from the cocoon of rain-free rooms. The quiet is marred only by distant traffic hum, and I revel in the back drop … Continue reading

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POET IN RETREAT

Sometime things go from bad to worse As I venture thoughts to written verse The words so lovely in my mind Don’t translate well in scribbled line The scenes I paint with careful words Drop into chaos like fallen birds … Continue reading

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APPARITION

  She appeared at night from another plane< somehow a vision in my bedroom door clearly herself in that white dress that had graced her teenage self so long ago visiting, I think, to see that I was well. My … Continue reading

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QUIET BLESSINGS

The God that loves us all does hear my gratitude spoken even beneath my breath, knows that my head need not be bowed to be lifted to God’s strength, my faith in life’s goodness and my thanks to that constant … Continue reading

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