Outside Inside

Our inside output Does not need Your outside input So keep your output out Lest we put our input in! Little things about our English language humor me, like ‘parking in the driveway’ and ‘driving in the parkway,’ or how one sits up at night but sits down during the day. Similarly, the close proximity …

Orders

Once they stood in straight rows at attention, Awaiting orders from the high command. To keep their nation free was their intention, And so they bravely fought and took their stand. But order turned to chaos. Bombs illumined The battlefield now torn and stained with blood. The enemy they faced with great acumen Had vanquished many, …

Sensing the Sea

She gazed upon the backdrop, bright With hues of sky-blue-pink, And wandered, hardly knowing quite Where each new step would sink. The warm wind tossed her auburn hair, Dropped salt upon her lips, And brought to her the fragrant air, As if on laden ships. She paused a while and tuned her ear Toward the …

Why Struggle is Good For Us

Note to self: There is purpose in the struggle. Embrace it.

Writing With Hope

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Struggle allows us to ponder the direction of our lives. If we never reflect, we forget to challenge ourselves to be better. I hadn’t realized what struggle does to our character until I was listening to a podcast about the subject. It was Joe Rogan who pointed out something profound, something I hadn’t thought of before on the subject of struggle.

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SHE HOPES FOR MORE

I used to feel alone in this, but now I know other women feel the same way. I used to be discouraged, but now I know an inner peace that gives me an identity independent of the opinions of others.

The Reluctant Poet

—-MEMORIES OF THE PAST—-

By Charles Robert Lindholm

she’s so loving
and yet unloved
so caring
though she’s neglected
she’s giving
but never given to
a beautiful lady
who lives life unadmired

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