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Free Verse

Original poems and verse. Email me if you wish to contribute to the page!

A Simple Conversation

A Simple Conversation

A Simple Conversation is all that is needed but often we make it so difficult.  Sometimes, it seems easier to strike up a conversation with a stranger rather than having a conversation with those closest to us.  Silence between family members and friends can be the result of assumptions, hearsay, anger, hurt, confusion, misunderstandings and […]

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Finding Love

Finding Love

Finding love: Love is not all hearts and flowers although those things are nice Instead, love is work, commitment, loyalty, honesty; damn, loving can be hard Love is found in the wrinkle of a brow, the twinkle of the eye It’s found in the “be careful” or “call me when you get home” text Perhaps […]

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Angel or Pure Luck?

Angel or Pure Luck?

Angel or pure luck?  I’ll let you decide!  For this story, let’s go back to winter of 2005.  Picture in your mind the ground covered with 3-4 inches of fresh powdery snow.  It’s so new, nothing had been shoveled.  I pull into the gravel driveway to pick up my (almost 3-year-old) son from his sitter.  […]

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Hugs

Hugs

Hugs There are a million beautiful places to be, but the space I am often most grateful for is the one between two caring arms of a friend, a family member, a lover…anyone who, for just a moment, shows their concern, comfort, support, strength, joy, passion or love by taking the time to embrace me […]

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Don’t Carry Hate in Your Heart

Don’t Carry Hate in Your Heart Don’t carry hate in your heart, Listen, learn, empathize, understand You don’t have to agree, it’s true, But I know you are hurting; melancholy blue. Things happen for reasons—we don’t always know why, Choices made to fill a void, take a risk; aching to fly. Decisions can backfire like […]

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light

I have a fascination with the wonder known as light. I carry the light of Christ inside me, the Holy Spirit burns bright too.  Moonbeams dance on water, firelight warms me through. Sunbeams carry prayers up high and send God’s blessings down.  Starlight wishes give me hope, searchlights lead me home. Fireflies spark memories of […]

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The Gift of Love

“Love liberates, gives courage, allows you to rise from mistakes & failures; to celebrate the joys and successes.  Love allows you to forgive and be forgiven.  Love allows you to see beyond the superficial & imperfections.  Love is not easy, it takes work but is so worth it when you can embrace and be embraced […]

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In Simplicity Our Richest Stories Live

An abandoned railway in Paris, overgrown with vines and mosses Crumbling walls of a once opulent mansion–faded paper, broken glass Hidden pathways, neglected gardens colored only in browns & grays, My mind can only imagine the magnificent mosaic of color–now just a foggy haze. Ferris wheels, dance halls too, grand palaces, wondrous theaters–now silent: no more […]

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