Category Archives: Choices

Upon Looking Back

  Upon Looking Back Upon looking back At the turmoil of my life, I can see it all n ow, What I couldn’t see then: I did have the strength, I did deal with everything. I did grow stronger In … Continue reading

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Dreams from a Painting

  Dreams Dreams, dreams, day and night, Can’t get that dream out of sight Dollar bills, beauty house, Fancy car, gorgeous spouse, Picket fence, rose garden too, Come on Fate, make dream come true. Win, win, lottery win, Give my … Continue reading

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There is Hunger in the World

  There is Hunger in the World There is hunger in the world To be loved A hunger to be acknowledged To belong There is hunger in the world For quiet And a hunger everywhere For peace (Well, not everywhere, … Continue reading

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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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