Category Archives: Poetry and Inspiration: Including Personal Growth and Self Awareness

Poems (photographs of my soul at a given point in time), meditations, even book reviews, and other ramblings

Teardrops for My Country: Repeal and Replace?!

Sing as Introduction: One morning I had an inspiration. I think it will last me all year long. It came out of my exasperation. That things seem to be so very wrong. Chorus: Repeal and Replace a congressman’s face. Rejecting … Continue reading

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From Grief to Growth: A Choose Your Own Ending Adventure

Gathering Music: Come Into This Place by William Schulz and Betsy Pusey   Come into this place of peace, and let its silence heal your spirit.   Come into this place of memory, and let its history heal your soul. … Continue reading

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Meditation: Sunshine Rain

As a lifelong teacher, I always taught my students the value of nature, like daylight, sunshine,trees, and the relaxed beauty of darkness. (We even gave names to construction paper like sunshine for yellow, daylight for white, topsoil for brown, and darkness for … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: A Train Ride

When my young sons and I left their dad in Houston after he accepted a job there, we returned to Oklahoma City to finish the school year before moving to Texas. The trip brought me tears and the realization that … Continue reading

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A Defining Moment: An Old Age Love Story

Jack’s life was no big deal. He excelled in business yet seemed to find affairs of the heart a bit challenging. Yet he eventually lived a love story that would melt the heart of the devil himself. On the way … Continue reading

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Poem: IQ for Me and You

I’ve got one, and you do too. The official name for it is IQ. IQ too often stands alone, like a good dose of ole’ corn pone. Looking at it alone is such a crime. Smart folks think it’s a … Continue reading

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Poetry and Inspiration: Keeping the Pace When Problems Hit

Got a problem?   Keep the pace    .    .    . In distress? Put hope on your face    .    .    .   When all else fails, don’t listen to the jeering. Stand up and move … Continue reading

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