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Soon Enough

When, when, when? When all we want, all we need to hear, what we hope for, what we fear. By the time we’ve found other things to do, other things to wait for, other words to hear – soon enough … Continue reading

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It’s Spring

Tears from heaven wash the trees, then blow dry with a cooling breeze, while chickadees and sparrows sing telling all the world, “it’s spring” Once more the woods are painted bright, the day goes on for half the night, Mother … Continue reading

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Eagles

Eagles speak to me of spirit, my father, strength and power, being above the mundane things of this earth, seeing with eyes of spirit. My spirit always reacts when I see or hear eagles. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Dear Rachel

We still have flies, mosquitoes and ants, invasive species of unwanted plants, though chemicals fail to eradicate we’re closer to your predicted fate. Fifty years after you wrote of your fear DDT’s gone but Monsanto’s still here. Now we have … Continue reading

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Why Trade

You trade your trees for a view, green for just a bit more blue, muffled forest for city clatter, quiet walks for telephone chatter. You’d rather have a black-top street than wild flowers at your feet, a perfect  world without … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Anticipation

Tweet, twitter, Instagram, call, text, web cam – get it done, see it now, never wait, don’t know how. Envision, dream what you desire, watch tiny sparks light a fire. Half the joy of wanting is the thing that seems … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds of Life

Hard to describe the sound of a happy fire on a chilly morning – like the sound of my heart when I have my head underwater, or wind through a cracked open window, air sucking in, flames bouncing, wood crackling … Continue reading

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Poet In The Tub

It’s not that easy writing in the tub book edges are wet, blue lines smudge but fluid inspiration is best written when it flows. Submerged in tepid water thoughts unclog and ideas gel, but by the time I’m toweled off … Continue reading

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The Play

The play ended on an unhappy note not how we wrote, nor as we’d hoped. But as the curtain dropped to the floor I heard the closing of a door and knew this drama had just begun, off stage right, … Continue reading

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Mysteries In The Woods

How do birds fly between branches in deep woods without hitting anything, how do elk with huge bodies and gigantic racks manage to disappear through denseness without mishap, where do all the animals sleep at night, and how do they … Continue reading

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Sunrise In Nanoose

Crows caw in fir trees. Creamy white sky underlined with hazy pink horizon, above a zig-zag border of mountains stretching as far as the window’s view. dove coos her morning song as flocks of gulls head inland from the bay. … Continue reading

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Forget-Me-Not

Sky blue forget-me-not creep along looking for inconspicuous places to bloom. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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The Spot Of Light

Always look for the spot of light. It is there somewhere though out of sight. A tiny flash, a  steady ray will always help you through the day. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Living in Poverty

Just because you don’t have money doesn’t mean you are poor. Over 80% of the world’s population lives on less than $10 a day. If you have someone who loves you, if you have shelter and food, clothes and water … Continue reading

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Good Morning Mr. Sunshine

Good Morning Mr. Sunshine, how did you wake so soon. You scared away the little stars and shone away the moon. I saw you go to sleep last night before I said my prayers Lo in the west you sank … Continue reading

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