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Gun Violence: Tears and Fears

girl weeping

Yesterday I watched the interview of an eighth-grade girl in tears as she admitted that she was afraid to go to school. She feared that one day she would go into school and never come back out. Sometime yesterday, that is exactly what happened to a young man in Colorado.

Submerged

woman swimming under water

In the half-light of morning
She struggles to lift the dark curtain
From her eyes
Daylight muffled by a pillow of clouds …

The Anole

anole

The anole stopped
and stared at me.
He didn’t seem afraid at all.
I turned my head and he was gone …

Looking Forward

Too often, when they become adolescents, our children feel they must decide on what they want to be when they grow up. Adolescence is just too young for somebody to decide what they will do for a lifetime. Setting goals and self-imposing rules at such a young age can hinder a young person's growth more than help it.

Scaredy Cat

Scaredy Cat
Photo Credit: A.R.T Paola on Unsplash

Cats have a reputation for being aloof. Still, when you rescue a cat, you likely expect that it wil become your companion. Sometimes that doesn't work out as you intended. You spend weeks or even months trying to coax your cat out from under the couch, the bed, or out of the closet without success.

The Dark Side of Loving a Dog

Bailey

Bailey

We lost our beautiful Airedale, Bailey two years ago. Bailey was a big dog. He was an Oorang, the kind of Airedale that some breeders say are ruining the breed because of their size.

Trickle Down Life

daisy
Photo Credit: Pixabay.com–GLady

Do we cling to life just to lose it at death or is new life just rebirth?

I Love You

Couple's sign-I love you
photo credit:pixabay.com/en/users/adinavoicu-485024/.

I love what I must cling to
As well as what I must set free ...

The Certainty of Uncertainty

between the devil and the deep blue sea
Photo Credit: Lubo Minar on Unsplash

One of life's ongoing torments is the certainty of uncertainty. Every decision we make comes with at least two, if not multiple choices, often leaving us between the devil and the deep blue sea.

On Waking

On waking
Photo Credit: Robert Nelson on Unsplash

I wish that at eight
It wasn't too late
For the poetry to rise to the top



Published Wed Sep 17, 2014 |