Category Archives: Poetry

Ashes to ashes

A fellow blogger, Mary Kendall,  (A Poet in Time) wrote a beautiful poem about sunflowers the other day.  All of her writing is so very beautiful.  It evoked some intense memories and emotions in me and I offered her a … Continue reading

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Weighing in on Time

Weight, oh, weight – why do you come round? I try hard to lose you but you always seem found. It’s not that I’m looking to be skinny me But a thinner version I’d sure like to see Now, I … Continue reading

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Tempus Fugit

It seems the days go faster as I live from day to day From sunrise to sunset, there is barely time to play Mornings rise and shine with hope and meander like a stream I wonder if I am awake … Continue reading

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Just under my skin…

Just under my skin lies a fear, a dread, that something awful is going to happen. I took a shower to relieve a sore shoulder muscle And out crawled the memory of the showers I took to relieve pain. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes – there are moments when…

Sometimes There are moments when It seems so unfair Why me? I guess I’m just like everyone else who feels sorry for themselves Sometimes I resent the spring and all the wonderful things it brings Especially when I am so … Continue reading

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Stronger, faster, fitter?

Fitness Used to be easier Four more, used to be achievable Push ups, sit ups, chin ups Are only a concept right now But I keep trying To take deep breaths And continue to move my feet I have to … Continue reading

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I am alive

Today I just don’t want to think Minute by minute I want to breathe Hear the wind Feel the sun Today I am tired I need to rest Need to just “be” Today There are no words There is only … Continue reading

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Six White Tulips

Six White Tulips Six white tulips sitting on the step The first I planted quickly and will grow so soon I bet Kevin called me over and he said, “Five more tulips sitting on the step”. Five white tulips waiting … Continue reading

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One week from now is my last chemo day

One Week Today One week today will mark the end Then I can heal, be on the mend What things await just down the road? You tend to reap what you have sowed How have I been throughout this time? … Continue reading

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My Sunset Post

The lens of my glasses wear the dirt of the day It seems the time has come  for me to put them away The world outside settles down – kids come in The noise of their play is now a … Continue reading

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