A Found Poem – Closing National Poetry Month


  A Found Poem   Flightless wings know very well Authenticity lives in death The song of May reminds us that Mother’s Day is near and a Mother’s fear grows more today Because The Promised Land no longer sows Bluebells in the sunshine Beside the old Trail of Hope Where I used to collect my dreams one by one But despite the awful things That … Continue reading A Found Poem – Closing National Poetry Month

Happy Teacher’s Recognition Day!


The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer. -Alice Wellington Rollins Thanks to all teachers who inspired me to think and question.  As an educator I tried to help students know the importance of asking … Continue reading Happy Teacher’s Recognition Day!

The Words I Love #2


These are some of the words I truly love: There’s gorgeous, grandiose, and green then there’s soothe, silly, and savvy and of course, omnipotent, and magnanimous along with mini and mania, but best of all are verbs like kiss, kissing, and kissed. These words I will forever miss. Since this first poem I have added some more words I love.   There’s lenience, tolerance, and … Continue reading The Words I Love #2

Quote


“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than knowledge that is Idle.”                                              -Kahlil Gibran Way too many of us have acted on the knowledge we have acquired in our lives. But many of us are as idle as an old Jalopy. The world is being tortured emotionally with so many threats. It seems that even Mother nature insists on teaching us some valuable … Continue reading Quote

What Shapes Us


“The same law that shapes the earth-star shapes the snow-star. As surely as the petals of a flower are fixed, each of these countless snow-stars comes whirling to earth…these glorious spangles, the sweeping of heaven’s floor.”                                                                                                                         – Thoreau What Shapes Us This law I believe applies to all things live. Can we all be glorious spangles? Perhaps not. Perhaps yes. I hope yes! Are … Continue reading What Shapes Us

A Philosophy on Life By Sam Berns


This young man is amazing. Right now I have nothing to complain about. Yesterday I was asking myself the why questions. Being a worry wart, questioning is what I do. But this video (that by the way I happened to stumble upon accidentally) made me realize (as I ultimately always do) that I am so blessed. As a mother, this was a little difficult to … Continue reading A Philosophy on Life By Sam Berns

Are you thinking what I am thinking?


Are you thinking what I am thinking?   Today has been very perplexing. Are you thinking what I am thinking? I do not understand what is happening! Are you thinking what I am thinking? Someone requested that I not worry. Hah! Are you thinking what I am thinking? Yes often our minds are our worst enemy! Are you thinking what I am thinking? I am … Continue reading Are you thinking what I am thinking?