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Everyday heroes can be role models too. An eighty three year old woman has become mine. From stage 4 cancer and prediabetes, from an ample butt and tubby tummy to a skinny jeaned slender picture of health. She had her role model in the form of her similarly aged neighbor who glided by her windowContinue reading “Everyday Heroes”
Dreams changed as I slept in The four poster bed. It. was part Of the antique Bedroom set I purchased From the mother, Who said it had been In her family for Four generations. They were kind And happy people. I wonder, just wonder And hope. the bad karma in This foreclosure Dissipates with the Continue reading “Bed Head”
Her room was empty, Except it was not. Filled with the trappings of Her life like the abandoned teddy she received from her First boyfriend, The now barren desk she hammered out Her last minute essays, The blue fairy curtains That captured her dreams, And the small empty trinket box She once kept her bicycleContinue reading “Mother’s Lament”
To find the peace and happiness That is the gift to other’s bliss And the gift to my own as well. As someone who was never To speak, I learned to shout With another language. Talking alien, I got my point Across the oceans Of inequality.
Going to fetch my mother And bring her back to help me. It’s bittersweet As I had to humble Myself and ask for help But still to make her feel Needed. For sure, I Can do it on my own But want some nurturing. Hope it doesn’t come to fists But sometimes the trek isContinue reading “The Catharsis”
A shout out to all the comedians, The actors and musicians, Who work to bring a smile Along the long, long mile On the way back from tragedy. Helping us not to be sad you see. So when they’re failing with our stony Faces, let’s lighten up And and tap in rhythm Of the bandContinue reading “Tap Out”
Who is in Our Dreams?
In all my years I never thought The war would come to pass; Even though I lived in the army show I never thought, alas. The story that sticks well with me Is the one of the farmer girl Who found a fallen soldier In the barn, for sure. She snuck him homemade bread AndContinue reading “Who is in Our Dreams?”