Come Join the Dance

The band struck up a joyful tune With beat lively and fast; “Come join in, the host proclaim,” “We’ll party and have a blast!” But some of the guests ignored his words; Others just stood around. A few joined in the circle; Many were by fear so bound.   The band played a more gentleContinue reading “Come Join the Dance”

Powerful People

As Mr. Trump debates whether he will keep the US in the Paris Accord, I have this thought: We are powerful people. We can choose for ourselves: Will we give in to control? Or will we stand on our own? We can decide what is right; No one ever does that for us. Thoughts, feelings,Continue reading “Powerful People”

Let’s Do Some Math

There is a whole group of people in the world who work very hard… And still live in poverty or in “near poverty.”   I’m writing to recognize and honor them. They are almost never acknowledged when the powers that be talk about poverty and programs that help, so join me for a moment toContinue reading “Let’s Do Some Math”

Holes in the Safety Net

These are excerpts from an article in the Washington Post.  The url is at the bottom of my post, in case you want to read it in its entirety.  Meanwhile, I have some thoughts: “President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programsContinue reading “Holes in the Safety Net”

Writer’s Block

It seems  that there are so many fresh thoughts and ideas coming into my head; So much new information:  News items, results of studies and research… Yet the things that are solid enough to put on paper – or computer – seem old and stale. The new things are like trying to catch clouds OrContinue reading “Writer’s Block”

Don’t Give Your Power Away

I have been reading headlines about the increase of calls to crisis centers and all of the fear people have because Donald Trump got elected.  I myself was stunned and distressed when I woke up to that news last Wednesday.  I still find it quite dismaying.   The thought that helped me was, “You know,Continue reading “Don’t Give Your Power Away”

WHEN RAIN COMES

Sometimes rain comes softly, With a subtle touch and light step, She arrives in the dark of night. The signs of her visit Are fragrant, crystalline jewels That sparkle in the morning light. Then there are sudden times, When Thunder and Lightning join her Accompanied by mighty wind. Great chaos and drama Send creatures runningContinue reading “WHEN RAIN COMES”

RENAISSANCE

Darkness yields to dawning light; Ones asleep for a long, cold season Begin to awaken and stir.     Thoughts and dreams once lost in time Slowly rise up from deepest places, Where they wait and hope for rebirth.     Feelings bring fresh sensation, Sweet misery made from pain and joy Sing new songsContinue reading “RENAISSANCE”

SPRING CLEANING

Cobwebs in corners; Stalks from last year’s plants; Boxes and Christmas wrap; Ski gear, parkas and snow pants; Where did all this come from? How could this mess be! It wasn’t here yesterday, Was it? Things pile up So insidiously.   Somewhere in corners, Out of conscious sight; Hazy memories linger; Collected through years ofContinue reading “SPRING CLEANING”

EQUAL HONOR

I was talking to a friend who lives with her mother so that she can assist her. One of their regular outings is to the local senior center, where her mother, whom I will call Anne, is among peers and has the opportunity to visit. My friend was telling me that a number of people have startedContinue reading “EQUAL HONOR”