FEAR & RESILIENCE

Paddle-Board-on-the-Beautiful-Blue-Ocean

Stretched beyond imagination Strung so tightly Stress to the breaking point Plucked like a guitar string The highest pitch possible Hard to believe you could ever be normal again But suddenly the tide changes The hand wrapped around the tether that pulled so tight Loosens the grip ever so slightly And like a rubber band […]

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What’s the Worst Thing that Can Happen?

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Q.  What’s the worst thing that can happen? A.  NOTHING! NOTHING! Nothing is the worst thing that can happen… Not Doing Not Trying Not BEING! Standing in the center of nothing and being swallowed whole As the vortex chokes And I sob with the memory of all my nothings When I look back over my […]

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THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY

    THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY   There is a sadness in the air.  Even the birds can sense that humanity is hurting, suffering.   I look and I see mourning, and if not mourning I see fear disguised as anger and prejudice.   The coming together eases it a bit, but I wish in […]

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I Will Win the War

What is it I don’t see? What is it that lives so deep inside that it permeates any thought to change There is a resistance Something that had seeds planted These seeds have grown and put down roots Roots that are strong Roots that hold on for dear life while I try to pluck them […]

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Cold Hard Dead Exterior

Are you dead on the outside only…I wonder You stand alone No one else in sight You don’t need anyone At least that’s what you tell yourself Never let your defenses down Don’t let anyone in Put on the cold hard dead exterior and maybe they will walk by For who would want to touch a […]

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It is Time

On any journey, it can be just as important to see where you have come from as it is to see where you are going.  I like to look back…I don’t stay there…I just notice.  It is a reminder of where I am headed. This poem was written 8/15/12   Peace. Quiet stillness. Gray sky […]

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I Swim Like a Manatee – Well…Almost!

I am not a swimmer. That is what I have said my entire life…and so; I AM NOT A SWIMMER. But I want to be a swimmer. So much of what I do is really hard on my body and the older I get the more I know I need an activity that that is […]

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