Equality

Two mothers were wefrozen in disbeliefas smoke rose Cried for the lossesfor our childrenfor a future devoidof peace Two mothershand-in-handshattered A Christianand a Muslim War destroys all dreams. (Image my own.)

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A Mother’s Heart

A mother’s heart is the sun – the rays of her love, the beams upon which a child learns the skills necessary to navigate life’s tightrope walks. **** Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

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A Mother Seldom Asks

Where does a woman store her dreams while children need chauffeuring and parents’ health is in decline? What goal does she dare strive for, that won’t supersede obligation, nor tax already waning energy? Why is it that her efforts – exceeding expectations – often fail, demanding more? How does she keep hope alive when illness […]

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Mother Bee

She sprinkles her commentary with spikes of criticism like a bee intent on finding honey but stinging instead strikes hard at the heart of the matter manages to counter my aspirations all attempts to swat away her words are weak – she is my mother and my sentiments are clouded her jabs bite, inflame and […]

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Lifelines

The forest is thick with the smell of new leaves, tinged with the lingering winter musk.  The trees here stretch endlessly upwards, their trunks a testimony to the timelessness of the place.  Rays of warm sunlight reach downwards, creating pockets of warm glow.  The soft moss and dry earth beneath my feet cushion my steps.  […]

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