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Never expecting too much of life Is like preparing to be surprised. When all it throws at you is bad news, it comes good! Then you popped your head above the parapet to say Hello, it’s me, I’m here! Where’s … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Life

The riptide pulled and weighed us down, swimming in our shoals. It bent us in our will to win, oh weary, sorry souls. Oh tiresome, terrifying days when scholars moved to preach that all of Christendom was ours, but always … Continue reading

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A Lion is Born

(For Leo) It was amid an Indian summer, deep in the season’s golden glow when we would normally expect the crisp and still of autumn’s chill, beckonning a hint if winter’s snow. For two days there had been no cloud. … Continue reading

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Grasslands

A poem inspired by two people: Rumi – ancient poet extraordinaire Craig – Grassland Scientist and almost poet, but nonetheless extraordinaire and a photo… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I see you there, underneath the sky, that huge and glorious high. And in-between, a … Continue reading

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You Rock

Unlike the rose, whose life is all too short; whose beauty, transient, strikes the heart with olfactory refrain, intoxicating ache, to caress my right brain with melancholic pang, you… you resist the tides, whose rhythms, trying to change, never seem … Continue reading

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Rose Petal

You came to me from rose vermilion red; so rude and flushed with health you seemed to be. I was surprised when I discerned instead your disposition was no longer free; that, whilst you were so moist and soft, I … Continue reading

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Listen, You!

Listen, you! Listen, look, observe Read the post or question Carefully No more than we deserve! Listen, you Pay attention, please Read the post and inwardly Digest Before you post your sleaze If we talked You may give sharp retort … Continue reading

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An Easter Message from Good Friday, Good Fortune?

Easter is a time, in the Christian calendar, that celebrates sacrifice, but most important of all, forgiveness. I didn’t plan to write this article, it just came to me, prompted by some unlikely sources. It has given me another interesting … Continue reading

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Message from Mother Earth

I woke to feel no breath, as if at birth, so I could hear the breath of mother earth, as she heaves with sighs of lives foregone, telling us we need to change our song, review the wiles of new … Continue reading

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Ninety Two

(First Draft) There is one I know (though there are some, when they are ninety-two, are good as done), but she is good for another ninety-two, refusing the acknowledgement of age; denying understandable excuses; rejecting even a hint so to … Continue reading

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