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The Gift of Knowing, Final Bidding

In the morn he woke quite quickly He avoided her and swiftly Left his home in which she slept The night before In her presence barely sleeping He remembered insane whispering And his blood was cold as ice As was … Continue reading

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Am I Hallucinating?

Am I hallucinating? I sit here watching the news and I am completely baffled. I am unquestionably stunned by today’s events in Boston. I live in Newtown, CT. It has been a little over 4 months since the shooting here … Continue reading

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When Mary said, “YES!” Annuciation of the Lord

I was thinking of the Annunciation, a Catholic celebration of when the Angel of the Lord came to Mary and told her of His wishes to bear and birth His son.  I was thinking about how it must have been … Continue reading

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Agony in the Garden, Lenten Reflection

There was an assignment at the retreat today to take a part of the Rosary and see how it is present in your life. I, obviously, wrote a poem. Agony in the Garden The tribulations I face Are but a … Continue reading

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A Poem for My Brother in Heaven, Words left Unspoken

I wrote this poem for my brother Billy who died six years ago. Sometimes I wish I could speak to him again and tell him the things I never said. So this is for him. A Poem for Billy, Words … Continue reading

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I am a Snowflake

Snowflakes softly settle Air clean, crisp and sweet A New England postcard Clearly pristine Purity encompassing All I would achieve If I were a snowflake Appear now But soon leave Sitting still For a time Resting without Interruption Armed with … Continue reading

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An Unusual Change of Perspective

Funeral today Not the last for this week Another friend passed His body, too weak As I sit and I think I’ve been in the middle of death First the children in town Then lots of old friends And I … Continue reading

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This Girls Life

She’s searching for a place to call her own. She’s on the verge of learning all the Wasted time she’s known. Her faith is broken down She’s got nothing, she wants more Passing up the triumphs, she had had so … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye, Friend’s Death Too Early

I wrote this poem for my friend who passed away from cancer. He was a father, a husband and a friend.  Clearly too young to leave this earth. We will miss him. Saying Goodbye Silence Breathing softly Slightly sobbing Processing … Continue reading

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The Dearly Departed

The Dearly Departed Is it true, That when our time is done We take a last breath And begin again? Our beliefs are instilled in us Some early, some late. But I think that we all, Ask this question of … Continue reading

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