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Waiting for Change

Silver Birch Press

We all wait for something at one time or another. I wrote this poem based on a prompt with the theme of "waiting." It is semi-biographical...

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Vanishing Twin

The Muddy River Review

In 1997, I had a seven-centimeter tumor removed from my left ovary. It contained bone, hair and teeth. Today they consider this strange tumo...

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Lament of Trophies

The Effects of Grace

I wrote this poem based on the song "The Old Rugged Cross." So often our shame is a trophy we carry until we lay it at the foot of the cross...

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Mocking Song

Wildflower Muse

So often we allow the words from others play over and over again in our head. We listen to the mocking as if it were truth. We need to rise ...

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Therein Lies the Sweetness

Carnival Literary Magazine

On page 36 of Carnival Literary Magazine is a poem I wrote after my son, who was a bouncer at local bar, found a drunk female patron on his ...

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Missing Childhood

Electric Rather

For so many reasons beyond my control, I lost my childhood. Missing Childhood focuses on my feelings of loss.

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A Sonnet of Bipolar Woes

Electric Rather

Bipolar disorder is about as difficult to understand in the early days of diagnosis as a sonnet is to write, so I put the two together in on...

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Naming My Birth

The Blue Hour

I wrote this poem after my mom told me once again about my grueling birth. I must repeat "Once again."

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A Wife's Concession


A Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty inspired me to write this poem.

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