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Fac, si facis

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Times Have Changed For Poets

Years I spent typing out my words on an Underwood typewriter with carbon paper between the pages, folding, sealing, stamping, mailing waiting. Waiting to hear from publisher, editor, friend. I had to include stamps for my own rejection slips. NOW … Continue reading

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Grace – Peace

Charis,  Shalom

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Highlighting A Life

Like the outline on a painting or the edging of a stole faults and failures only highlight a life of gratitude for second chances. ©2018 Sharron R. McMillan

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Ringing the Gong at Sunset

Nov. 11, 2018 at sunset, I rang our gong 100 times. It was actually a very moving experience for me.  I wasn’t going to ring the gong one hundred times, I thought I’d do a few gongs and call it … Continue reading

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Puddle

Fragments of thought splash the shattered cortex of my cerebellum, do not alight can not enter, only bounce about until settling somewhere inside my brain, lost forever in folds of intelligence, unable to decipher something so simple as a  puddle. … Continue reading

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Watching, Waiting

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Words In My Head When I Woke Up

“If we forget our past, we have no future.”

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Five A.M. In My Studio

I showed up, but not my muse – pen and paper, just a ruse. What to do when words don’t come, sit and stare, is all I’ve done. Thoughts skip in then disappear, no ideas, nothing here but sun beams … Continue reading

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Google Doesn’t Do It For Me

Not quite the same as standing up from my desk, reaching to the top shelf of my book-case, searching for the worn green cover, ‘The New Roget’s Thesaurus Revised Edition. Essential for Home, school, office.’ An old friend always there, … Continue reading

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Literary Writers

Literary Writers write other people’s words, use successful people’s names, recall famous people’s opinions. In other words, to be considered a writer one must parrot well what has already been written to somehow prove one is well read, clever and … Continue reading

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Layers

“… as we travel again between life and death, Waking and dream, blinking, while layers within layers, None better, none worse, unravel and knit up before us . . .” ~Jay Woodman

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Whatever Happened to Honest Debate

Honest debate used to be making points to substantiate my perspective, then listening as you argue yours. Now debate feels more like war – attack, retreat, attack with more deadly words and weapons of past mistakes until points disappear and … Continue reading

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Mainstream

  Where is the mainstream? Do any people really live there? ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Reciprocity

There is one word that may serve as a rule for all one’s life: Reciprocity. ~Confucius~ Reciprocity – the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit.  Wikipedia

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