Monthly Archives: October 2010

DEPRIVED

We lived less than a block from a substantial small town library. I was never taken there nor encouraged to seek its gold and hadn’t the sense to know that if I’d become familiar with its contents how enhanced my … Continue reading

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THAT’S HOW IT SEEMS

Only the moon hangs in the sky. It doesn’t always hang there but seems to when it has almost finished its journey across the space it moves. The stars twinkle and melt or quietly disappear. The sun may come up … Continue reading

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THE PAINTED BIRD

There is a painted blue bird that inhabits the bottom of my cereal bowl and it clings to a painted branch. Each morning I cover him up with my choice of Wheaties or Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies or various … Continue reading

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THE TOPS OF TREES

If you’re walking around here this time of year right after sun rise you can see the tops of trees begin to glow with autumn. Muted colors suddenly become spectacular sliding slowly down the trees ‘til every branch is lit.

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THE GREATEST PRAISE

If you send out enough poems over the internet you’re bound to receive an accolade every now and then. The greatest praise comes when you’re informed “I put it on the refrigerator.”

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WATCH OUT!

The sign reads: WATCH OUT FOR WALKERS — a sign posted where the old folks live suggesting caution to those who pass the ambling elderly. A more propitious sign might read WATCH OUT FOR DRIVERS — ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO LIVE … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

I woke up from a nap one afternoon in October arguing with the words of a hymn I was taught many years ago and had not sung for eons: “You should never be discouraged, take it to the Lord in … Continue reading

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FOILED

He had hoped to finish off twenty-six baby rattles this morning. On his way to the shop that was his plan. But it didn’t turn out that way. He just couldn’tdo the last five. He was too weary. Being an … Continue reading

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NAP TIME

As I recall I resisted the Sand Man’s coming when I was small and did not like to close my eyes in sleep. I counted sheep ‘til I could go no higher and then against my will I yielded only … Continue reading

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BECAUSE ANOTHER

I climbed the hill, hoping, and the well was dry. I climbed the hill, thirsty and the well was dry. It was not a good day and I went away deprived able to survive because another brought me water.

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