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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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I’ve Published a Children’s eBook

Benjamin Boo wants to be a Super Hero. But Benjamin Boo has problems. He can’t do anything that a Super Hero can do. In this little picture book, Benjamin Boo gets help from his friend, Ernie Elephant, to find out what it means to be a Real Super Hero. 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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Interview Tie – FunFauxFoto©

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

This was, actually, the photo challenge for last week, but these pictures so fit that challenge. Yesterday, in my attempt to circumvent the pity party to which I had succumbed, I continued volunteering at the Oklahoma Special Olympics at Oklahoma State University. … Continue reading

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When You Feel Sorry for Yourself. . .

Okay – I have to admit it – I’ve been having quite a pity party since I got the word in March that I was being hit by a company-wide layoff. I had worked for the company almost five years … 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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