Tag Archives: Poetry


“What makes a life extraordinary?” Laughing when scared                                                                                   Singing when lonely                                                                 Loving when abandoned Yet Never turning away from the future Never ceasing to be better Never shying away from the difficult, the dangerous , the delicate chores of living … Continue reading

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According to longtime friend David Crosby, Joni Mitchell suffered a brain aneurysm in late March, and has not been able to speak since. “Nobody found her for a while. She took a terrible hit,” Crosby says. To me, she represents … Continue reading

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“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.” Khalil Gibran Happy Mother’s Day

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Love in 10 Lines

The lovely Angie at Family Love Does More has presented a poetry challenge. https://familyanswersfast.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/love-in-ten-lines-challenge-poem-blog-family/ Love in 10 Lines Paternal love eluded. Maternal love exalted. Love awakened by attraction. Love promised in commitment. Love united in marriage. Love expanded with children. … Continue reading

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“Leave tonight, or live and die this way “ Tracy Chapman From the coffeehouses of Boston to the Grammy Awards, she told a story that still resonates. Released in 1988, her premiere album featured the song “Fast Car”. A haunting … Continue reading

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A Reason. A Season. Or a Lifetime.

There is a lovely poem, author unknown, that has been around for quite a while. The poem alludes to the fact that every person who comes into our life is there for one of these three purposes. The season and … Continue reading

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One of the most iconic photos of my generation was this one, called “Afghan Girl” by Steve McCurry and featured on National Geographic Magazine’s cover in 1984. It is often referenced in the world of photography as a perfect example … Continue reading

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