Category Archives: Poetry

A Better Mother’s Day Card

Yesterday, I mailed my mother a standard Mother’s Day card. But today, I felt like that card just wasn’t good enough. So today I mailed her this letter. I thought I’d share it because some of you might feel the same … Continue reading

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Nether-land

Dedicated to anyone who is dealing with dementia. Nether-land Where do you go, o’ mother? Where does your mind rest? When your words in this world, unfurled, are not from your breath. Where do you go, o’ mother? What do … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Duty To A Child

A duty and a promise to my children – Zachary, Tessa, and Hayle A Parent’s Duty To A Child Remember what they forget; and forget what should be forgot. Cheer them when they are up; and lift them when they … Continue reading

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Today, I Stopped

“The highest form of wisdom is kindness” — The Talmud This morning I came upon a car, broken down on the side of the road. Forty years ago I would have ridden past, too young to know. Thirty years ago … Continue reading

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Chapter 46

Today I turned a page And a new chapter leapt From the unread, to read; Forty five lost, not kept. I turned another page But I cannot turn back No hope to again read Those pages written black. Each page … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Eye

“This poem is dedicated to My wife, Melissa, My mother, Lorraine, My stepmother, Zona, And every mother out there. Happy Mother’s Day!” If you ever wondered what she sees, A mother, paused with muscles sore, Looking far away. Then know … Continue reading

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I Did Not Finish

Dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, and anyone who was taken out of life’s race too soon. I took a run today; The day warmish, time I cherish; Birds circling, a stream gurgling; But I did not … Continue reading

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