Tender Mercies

Family might grow these in a real Tender Mercy Garden Sometimes it is friends ~ Whoever steps up to offer respite for our tired and wearily ragged souls Try to understand They adore you and want you alive safe and thriving Be aware of their weariness in the event you overextend them Allow spaces Allow […]

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Mayday Mayday Mayday

… and the Great Spirit steps in. I’ve left my Florida lake cottage for San Francisco. My first-born daughter. Her precious husband. We are together and within a few days we will fly to Santa Fé, New Mexico. We are deeply excited. We go to art galleries and watch lovely documentaries and movies. It is […]

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I’m Tired

Can it be that human suffering is growing exponentially each day I waken? Could the suffering get any respite from this cruel world? Could we educate our young to ease the suffering as a gift to humans? Why is it deeply ingrained to cause hurt? OR Am I only seeing one side or that I […]

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Fearless & Free

 April 29, 2017 Prompt: My friend is turning 65 on May 1st. This is how I see my friend, Shelley Carroll ~ fearless and free. She is amazing and I learn from her every time I am around her. 

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Specimens. Under glass. Bound. Ensnared. Unidirectional. Captured. Marked. Why? Frozen in time A raw collection A time of forced connection. Studied ~ mothering. Touching. Reaching. Breathing. Earthling-mandated rape of the soul The callousness of bondage rules. We will do this together. We will make this work. Traversing toward total, absolute freedom. Zoo. A human zoo. […]

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Stomping home to pray. I sequester hunger for spirit. Eyes lift bearing one quivering heart. April 19, 2017  Meldrum Poetry Workshop Prompt: Colin’s meditation; Avoidance causes suffering in the Eight Noble Truths

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Possible book collections: Filling the Other Half of My Heart A Heart of Half Finding My Place Grounding One Way Safe Harbor Quest  ~ my father’s legacy of deepest regard Shards of Romance ~ a book of romantic poetry Teaching ~ we are all teachers Life ~ Filling the Empty Heart through Marriage An Addicted […]

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Frida Kaylo

“You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep. You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes […]

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HELD by Jeff Foster

In my short time on this planet, I have known great sorrow, plunged into the depths of oceanic despair, been thrown so deeply into my loneliness that I thought I would never return. I have tasted the ecstatic joys of meditation, the fierce intimacy of love, the savage pains of heartbreak, the excitement of unexpected […]

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Bastille of Hope

Lost yet found I volunteer as one in personal Recovery choosing to do service in an arena in which I am naïve ~ intrinsically naïve. Invited by a chair leader somehow finding the right place. A front desk angel welcomes and directs my journey. Anticipating fragility and anguish I find myself traversing deeper and deeper […]

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Dear Death

Imagining I am at your Door the Door of Death ~ for I believe our lives are fleeting blips on a giant screen covering vast landscapes  of time ~ Yet, back to Dear Death (may I call you Dear Death?) Now, I know you are the Great Equalizer, since no one person can escape you. […]

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Fawn’s Piano

By Donald Leslie Meldrum, PsyD of Clinical Psychology & Poet   To aspire and inspire The breath fresh and clean As notes become chords And melody becomes harmony. It is the transition that grips the heart The hidden beat, the pulse of music The flow measured as the fingers fall And what emerges unshackled, is. […]

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