Gossip

Gossip, unlike river water, flows both ways.
~ Michael Korda

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Stepping Over The Line

If I step over the line
from witty to mean,
from sarcastic to cruel,
or even obscene.
Tell me.

If my thoughts wander wide
from knowledge to pride,
from wisdom to obsession
or even repression.

Tell me.

We know where that line is
but sometimes forget,
we can help each other
step without regret.

And those who are public,
who speak for us all
need to be told
when their words appall.

Tell Them.

©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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Writing


Writing is self-indulgent, she said.
I smiled, but thought,
“So is eating but we have to do it.”
Maybe she doesn’t
but writing to me is as necessary as eating.

©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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Who Is Crazy

 

Whenever you look at a piece of work and you think the fellow was crazy, then you want to pay some attention to that. One of you is likely to be, and you had better find out which it is. It makes a lot of difference. ~ Charles F. Kettering.

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Blackberry Time

Time to pick blackberries.
Pop a few berries in your mouth
– warmed by the sun,
fresh off the vine
while dreaming of blackberry  juice,
homemade platz,
pie with ice cream –
then pick, pick, pick.

 

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After The Rain

Garden is grinning from apples to tomatoes,
smokey skies have changed to blue.
One night of rain has polished the forest
and pasted smiles on the gardeners too.

©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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Character


Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man’s character,
give him power.
~ Abraham Lincoln

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Shade

In the shade of the old orange tree. . .

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Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

You no sooner get your head above water than someone pulls your flippers off.

           ~Unknown

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Justice

Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.
~Amos

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Kindness

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
~ Malayan Proverb

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