Tag Archives: fear

Giving Birth

Remembers the marriage built on vague hopes and dreams. Giving birth, first to her children and much more slowly herself. Pushing against both dark fear and pain. Knowing only that it was time to bring new life into the world. … Continue reading

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Half Way

NaPoWriMo 2019 – Day 15 Szooo, little one, you are half way through your journey of making poemz? Yes, have to laugh at how frightened I was to begin. But, you have done thisz szo many timez. I am, how … Continue reading

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On Tree of Life

On Tree of Life Watch myself climb carefully onto branch of long-ago other life. Shaky splayed hands wrapped around cracked bark, which still holds clear sparks of memory. See her there, woman I was, curled tightly on living room sofa. … Continue reading

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Stray Thought 11

“It’s okay. I understand. You followed the words and they took you back to the very beginnings and that scared you. I’m here to remind you that fear is only a feeling, never a fact, and the words will always … Continue reading

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Dialogue on War and Peace

Dialogue on War and Peace What is War? Humanity marking it’s territory like any other creature. Drawing a line, then saying, “You don’t look like me, don’t think, or speak like me. You don’t belong in my space. If you … Continue reading

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Single Truth

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #281 https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/ reap, single, cheat, feeble, lean, siren, preen, leap, flee, seal, truth, climb For Sundays Whirligig: Wordle #93  http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/ siblings, meek, prowls, spring, inhale, fear, pressed, remind, sleep, hungry, lamb, wolves For Poets United: … Continue reading

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A Quiet Foe Is A Dangerous One

For Creativity Challenge Day 38:  Relief http://1sojournal.wordpress.com  A Quiet Foe Is A Dangerous One What would relief look like today? A smile, a kind word, instead of the anger and hatred. We are divided, standing toe to toe, hands clenched … Continue reading

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For Creativity Challenge Day 33: Public http://1sojournal.wordpress.com Question Soon to be leader, tweets about building up nuclear arsenal. Raising level of public fear and disquiet. Will the public realize that creating fear is only done by that one who might … Continue reading

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Love With A Capital L

For Creativity Challenge Day 32: prayer http://1sojournal.wordpress.com Love With A Capital L Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m afraid of the darkness that swirls around me. That seemingly is overtaking the people of this country. Tearing it apart, creating divisions that … Continue reading

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Take Back

For Creativity Challenge Day 7: Opposition http://1sojournal.wordpress.com For Poets United: Poetry Pantry #330 http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/ Take Back I am an old woman living alone, remembering. That night, so long ago, when the women on campus participated in a ‘walk about’ to … Continue reading

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