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A Seed

  I was a seed searching for a place to root. Carried by turbulent winds to desolate soil I could have withered and dried. Transported by flighty fowl of feelings to distant shores, I may have drowned in oceans of … Continue reading

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Anemone In The Rain

I am like an anemone I close up in the rain waiting for the sun to shine then we will smile again. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Just Stop

Sit, breathe, listen to sounds you have not heard before. Don’t miss out on the beauty while always searching for more. Breathe wisdom from the silence, healing from the air learn to stop and learn to wait, when nothing more … Continue reading

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Twisted

How far back would we need to look to figure out what caused this crook. Were you bending, reaching for the light or curling away from some horrible fright. Yearning for safety or enjoying the sight, what caused this twist … Continue reading

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Where Dreams Can Grow

In your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go and sheltered so may thrive and grow. ~Louise Driscoll

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Some Place

Some place mushrooms grow wild, some place they are sold. Some place Rhodos grow like weeds or so that’s what I’m told. Some place cactus ten feet tall growing commonly, some place two inches in a pot is all the … Continue reading

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Just Like A Flower

Elderly woman pulling on bright white jacket over green pants and yellow blouse, embarrassed whisper to young friend, “I couldn’t have more colours on could I?” Reassured, “You look just like a flower!” ©1995 Sharron R. McMillan  

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Dirty Fingernails

There is no joy weeding with gloves on. I need to get my hands into the dirt feel it’s cool moisture, the scent of green on my skin. No gardener worth a seed would care more for clean fingernails. ©1993 … Continue reading

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Life Anew

Spring, Easter life anew for trees, for birds and yes, for you. You’ll see it in a thousand ways as minutes burst into whole days. Rest in that beam of sun and know another sunbeam soon will show. Even when … Continue reading

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Hope Full

I am without legs. I can not stand upon the pillar of cynicism that society pretends to worship. I am without arms. I can not hold together that which is determined to fly apart. I am hope and I dwell … Continue reading

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Labelled Boxes

Boxes… labelled boxes, Conservative, Liberal, American, Jew, Baptist, Aries, middle class, Irish, poet, rich, poor, white, green … we huddle together in the box we are most comfortable in because we are the same, we belong. It is comfortable and … Continue reading

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B.C. Rain

From streams on mountains to rivers below on to the ocean water will flow. From ocean to clouds then it all starts again life-giving cycle of BC Rain. ©1978 Sharron R. McMillan

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My Heart is Fixed, it is My Mind That Wanders. . .

What is true what is real what I see or what I feel, the questions burn a crooked trail though heart is strong, mind is frail. I straddle lines that mark the way one step, which foot will lead today. … Continue reading

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Leaning Into Life

Like the cedar leaning precariously towards light, roots pulled from what anchors it, risks uprooting completely, I too lean toward the elusive goodness of truth. Most trees, content to grow straight and tall accept the space they’ve been given, stunted … Continue reading

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Life Is Just Awakening

Life is just awakening, my favourite time of year. Buds of promise in our hair, scents of beauty everywhere. Something new to find each day, treasures on a rainy day. Dreaming on the garden swing, Life is great, it’s finally … Continue reading

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