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Poetry? Nah?

I have never liked poetry! It is probably because the poetry I was introduced to through the school years left me puzzled. I did not understand any of it. Continue reading

By Faith

About a week ago, I had a call from my daughter. She had come across something she had written many years earlier (in 1999) and wanted to read it to me. She has written some interesting, perceptive, and thought provoking pieces over the years, so I said yes, please read it to me. When she had finished, there was nothing said, until … “Melanie, would you mind sending me a copy of that?” Continue reading

“Just a Man”

So many of us (perhaps all of us) have experienced times when our lives made no sense to us at all. Perhaps it was the residual effect of a traumatic experience, or perhaps we just found ourselves in  a state of absolute confusion.  What does one do when life appears to be pointless? What does one do when one feels isolated from the world around us? Sometimes clarity can come from a total stranger. Continue reading

“Elusive Dreams”

“Elusive Dreams” is copied from my book “Just Thinking” (link via book cover over in right column). All the poems in the book are very easy to understand. Some may provoke thoughts about life in general, or perhaps about your own life experiences, but none will leave you wondering “What on earth was that about?”! Continue reading