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On Being Mother

Today is my daughter’s eighth birthday. A day of fun and celebration, and it is also a day that brings much sentimental nostalgia. Being “Mother” can sometimes be the most difficult job in the world. We get lost in all … Continue reading

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Saved by Insignificance

As Christmastime quickly approaches, I am busy trimming my trees, sipping homemade egg nog, and wrapping presents.  Every year I select a certain “palate” for my gift wrap.  This year I was inspired by a set of vintage postcards, dating … Continue reading

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The Stranger

THE STRANGER I never met the old man, and most likely never will. To most a faceless passerby, a nameless figure, Nothing more than a stranger. Sitting in a field surrounded by dandelions, The warm gentle wind more suffocating than … Continue reading

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Today My Life Changed

TODAY MY LIFE CHANGED Today my life changed. Everyone said it would. Part of me awakened. Parts of me died. The agony! I screamed. Today my life changed. Today my life changed. I can no longer…just be. Someone grabbed my … Continue reading

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“A Farewell to Love”

The oldest known valentine is still in existence today, a type of poem known as rondeau, written in 1415 by Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. “A Farewell to Love” … Continue reading

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February Poetry

Every month, the Pine Mountain Poets have a “challenge word” that directs the poetry topic. The word for February is “Ribbon.” Here is my poem…it is about my daughter. RIBBONS IN YOUR HAIR My little girl’s smile shining bright. Blue … Continue reading

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Writers Should BE the Poetry Hollie Queener (Great Post Tuesday)

Writers Should BE the Poetry Hollie Queener (Great Post Tuesday).

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Writers Should BE the Poetry

This poem captures the essence of what it means, to me, to be a writer: One must love everything, be forgiving of shortcomings, question every lesson, and most of all one must stay true to themselves. With every character vying … Continue reading

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How to Receive Inspiration

I met with my poetry group yesterday. I find that writing poetry keeps me focused on fostering the creativity within. The following are thoughts on how we receive inspiration for writing. “Through All That Happens” As you unfold as an … Continue reading

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