Category Archives: Poems

After Death

Days so busy. . . Much to do. What’s accomplished? Not a clue!   List gets longer By the minute. Does that list Have rest time in it?   Call retirement And another. What’s available For my mother?   Call … Continue reading

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Decisions… Coffee… Chocolate!

Decisions that affect right now Decisions that affect today and tomorrow Decisions that affect your future life   The brain is inundated by the need to make decisions Immediately. . . Sleep on it? Yes!   Decisions are still here … Continue reading

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One Tiny Seed

  One tiny seed a flower grows One tiny drop a river flows One blade of grass a lawn will make One ray of sun the gloom will take   One little smile a day will brighten One kind remark … Continue reading

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Be Happy for Me

Be happy for me When I am able to pull myself out of bed Even though my world is crashing down around me.   Be happy for me When I can hope for a job Even though the school year … Continue reading

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Creative Threads

For such a long time – day in and day out The brain has been stagnant with rot.   Too many decisions, too much stressful life Ties creative threads in a knot.   Then comes an event that threatens to … Continue reading

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Sinking

Another door closed The trail is blocked and futile The path is quicksand It sucks her down To struggle is useless She knows   But still she resists the urge to surrender   –Dawn Cawthon Behrens

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It’s a Matter of Color

  The white trainer Cannot hire the black lawn professional for her yard The brown manager Cannot hire the white trainer for a job The red artist Cannot order art supplies from the brown manager The yellow art dealer Cannot buy the … Continue reading

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The Race

Her gait is awkward Progress is laborious Straining to focus on the target Stumbling as she manipulates her body down the track Determination evidenced in each muscle of her face and body She hears the words of encouragement The cheers … Continue reading

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Waves

  As the waves lap endlessly over the beach, Small particles of sand are moved and carried away. So goes segments of the soul As the waves of doubt and fear Persistently advance and withdraw… Fragmenting the psyche Conveying away … Continue reading

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Earthly Angels

  Amid the numbness and the chaos, Angels soon appear. Family and friends surround With words she needs to hear.   “You’re really smart.” “You have great skills.” “You’ll beat this, we feel sure.” “We’ll help you any way we … Continue reading

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