Category Archives: Choices

Living in fear of

  LIVING IN FEAR OF… I recently met with another good friend One with whom we had vowed That friendship never would end. But there were twists in my life That turned the talk to What was happening at home… … Continue reading

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Inner Critic: Writers and Carers

  Inner Critic: Writers and Carers Writers especially have an inner critic. Inner critics are never satisfied. They continually plague the writer’s mind with questions, questions, question, what ifs, doubts… So it is for care givers. Many and many a … Continue reading

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Stronger than you think

  YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK  To all my fellow care givers. The day my dog got killed, right before my eyes, The driver never even apologized He just got out his shovel and scooped up the guts. “Don’t … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

  Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Just Get Along: from my notebook-in response to yet more outbreaks of violence and death -e.g., the (Texas) riots over yet another cop killing of a black man? Here’s what I wrote: … Continue reading

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Goodbye Regret: I’ve no more use for you

  Goodbye Regret Goodbye regret, I’ve no more use for you You used my time You sapped my strength But now I’m fine, Goodbye. I made amends, apologized, I started new but there was you Still harassing me, And there … Continue reading

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My Haircut: So Sorry

  My Haircut So Sorry Here’s my haircut. So sorry I look so shaggy. It was self-inflicted. * Well, maybe my haircut wasn’t quite that extreme, but… Just don’t feel I can afford the time to go out and find … Continue reading

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A Leek Affair

  A Leek Affair Someone told me after my reading of The Critic and the Poet that she liked my accent (Shakespearean), and I found myself wanting to write a Welch accent poem. That arises from my Grade 4 class … Continue reading

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