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

Fall in the Forest

It is fall in the forest, but spring in my heart As I smell the air I live without a care! I tromp in the leaves, and romp as I please. It is fall in the forest. Autumn colors my … Continue reading

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Teardrops for My Country: Repeal and Replace?!

 I wrote this in my anguish one day after hearing the news about cutting aid to after school programs and Meals on Wheels. (I’m a retired teacher and of course, a senior!)  My laundry list of concerns is still alive … 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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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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