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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I Will Wait for Thee

Oh he crushed my breath in his Then he pledged his life anew As we lay there through the night Waking immersed in morning dew Oh! my love I will wait for thee ‘Til I draw my last sleep I will never forsake nor Will I rue my promise to wait for thee. August 6, […]

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Sausalito Alone

Weary On the wall between water blue bay and climbing vining houses unknown impressions of rock solid lives private and silent yet for their unsheathed windowed eyes staring blankly at nothing. July 23, 2005 Sausalito, CA with Kirsten & Rick  Stop waiting. Go forward.

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Her strong voice commanded Strength, direction, and sureness Followed by a hint of kindness At the beginning of our medical interview Prior to surgery in a teaching hospital. As things progressed her voice and eyes Changed Becoming clouded with interest and hauntings Of a berceuse, a lullaby of caring concern. In the end we were […]

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