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Words We Carry: Essays of Obsession and Self-Esteem – FREE!!!

Originally posted on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo: Get this book FREE Now Here! Blurb: “I have been a great critic of myself for most of my life, and I was darned good at it, deflating my own ego without the … Continue reading

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Silence

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”   – Confucius “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”  – William Penn “Music and silence combine … Continue reading

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bond-less day

“Parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.” – Jim Morrison * bond-less day no, they say you never miss what you never … Continue reading

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cuddling oblivion

Inspiration comes from all around us. On several ocassions, I have been inspired by one or more of the blogs that I follow. The following poem was inspired by a title on a post by Lotta Wanner. If you are not … Continue reading

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Mind’s eye

Originally posted on 31 December 2011 “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”  – Martin Luther King Jr. “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”  –  Hiram Johnson   Mind’s eye My father fought A war Years … Continue reading

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The other side of the story – National Adoption Month

After reading an article on National Adoption Month, I wrote the following poem. The author of the article blames adoption for her issues. I remember as a young child praying each night that either my ‘real’ mother appear as ‘the … Continue reading

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Cadeau de la clé / Gift of the key

Thank you Christine over at http://journeyintopoetry.wordpress.com for inspiring this post. Stop in and meet Christine if you are not already following her. Read and be inspired as I am. * “We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.”   … Continue reading

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Loss for words…

“Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.” –   Johann Kaspar Lavater “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do … Continue reading

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In the dark there was Leone

“Can miles truly separate you from friends…if you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” – Richard Bach   “You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can … Continue reading

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Mademoiselle

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”  –  Stacia Tauscher “Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.”  –  William Stafford Mademoiselle Ambre Ambre une poupée … Continue reading

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