Category Archives: poetry

Let’s All Be Love Dogs

I’ve had a bit of a vulnerability hangover since posting my last time. I spent two days working on attitude adjustment, but I still feel the need to take a step or two back. I discovered this poem by Rumi … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes

Here’s the entire Beatitudes for the Weird. Be blessed!

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#artheals

On that note, I see a shift in my corner of the world. The Asheville Wordfest, which did not occur in 2016 due to the father of the organizer, is currently being planned for sometime in the very near future. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Creativity

Dealing with chronic illness is a creative project: chronic healing.Chronic healing is dancing with the chronic illness monster.–Kate Wolfe-Jenson Kate Wolfe-Jenson is a creativity celebrant who blogs at http://www.wolfe-jenson.com and http://www.journeydancing.com. She founded Creative Experiments, Inc. since creative experiments had … Continue reading

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There’s a Hole

Sometimes the world feels inhospitable. You feel all the ways that you and it don’t fit. You see what’s missing, how it all could be different. You feel as if you weren’t meant for the world, or the world wasn’t … Continue reading

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

We ate at the church soup kitchen Remembering the last time the family had gathered for a three-course meal We went back to the mobile home On the grounds of the house we had had to rent out All of … Continue reading

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Six-Word Memoirs and Other Short Items

I’ve seen these around, and I’d like to try one. Filled with fear, I love much. Today’s Daily Poem to act justly   to treat fairly or adequately   to show due appreciation for   to acquit in a way … Continue reading

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Sitting and Waiting

You don’t just think about bad things. You ignore all the wires and paraphernalia And focus on the part of your loved one Still present in the midst of all the pain.   You don’t worry about the anger and … Continue reading

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Gambling

We met in a world Where everything is a gamble. Not Las Vegas, but online dating. You had a daughter and family That were part of your package I traveled to meet you, not telling anyone what I was doing … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here

If You Could Be Anybody, Who Would You Be? Jane Addams She changed the world By organizing their communities If it weren’t for her, we wouldn’t know we were poor. And we wouldn’t know there was something we could do … Continue reading

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