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TRUMPED! a 2017 inauguration day poem

 

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10 things i’m grateful for today 160811

  When I’m having one of those days, I find it helpful to be conscious about how lucky I am. This is one of those days, and here are ten among the many many things I’m grateful for.

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hide and seek

  This poem is dedicated to pattymac3636.

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small joys r/hide up on the shelf

  This poem was born in May 2016. I tend to write poetry in despair. This piece is different. More hopeful about the possibility of emerging from pain and reclaiming the joy and laughter that’s always stored somewhere, even though we sometimes mistakenly believe it’s beyond reach.

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castle towers

 

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lobster claws

     

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the albatross

  I’m not sure where this poem came from or exactly what it means, but it emerged and took flight as a result of a prompt in a writing workshop. So here it is.  

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empty pages

    Awwww, go on then, read the poem…

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never on sunday or any other day of the week

      “Do you believe in God?” He asked. “No,” I replied without thinking. Later, I reconsidered. I feel the existence of some form of higher power, spirit, universal energy/power/force. It’ hard to identify and name. Whatever it is, it does not belong to Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism or any of the others.  While I believe […]

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deal yourself a new hand

    One night I found myself in tears wishing I were somewhere other than where I was. The next morning I dragged my spirit out of a ditch and told myself to get on with it. I wrote the poem below as part of that process. Don’t like the cards you’ve been dealt? Deal yourself a […]

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