In A Graveyard

Row upon row, Stone after stone Tall, ornate, expensive Small, flat, of little cost. Or donated.   Name after name, Husband, wife, child Cousin, grandparent, friend. Alone.   Row upon row, Name after name Long ago Last century, last year. Last week.   Name after name, Here too soon, Right on time, A few very

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The Cost of Caring

TLC: tender loving care. Show them you care. Caring is sharing. Most of the time it’s easy to be “nice.” “Please,” “Thank you,” “You’re welcome,” “My pleasure.” There are many ways to make someone else’s day a little nicer. Those rote sayings, as well as others, so easily slip off the tongue. Add a smile,

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Artifice

Art that justifies itself is dead before it’s lived. Who would vainly hope to pacify the rule of those Who play the part of king and pauper both Would, panting, lust after the crumbs of dry biscuits.   Tyranny of fellows by tincture, tune, or talk Surely renders the depth and breadth And scope of

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A Thousand Words

It is what a picture is worth, they say. I believe it. But I am holding out. Because I must. I am just as visual as the next person, but the whizzing of images, one after another, past my line of vision in a constant barrage is deafening, if you’ll pardon the mixed metaphor. I’m

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A Writer’s Confession

It’s one of the few things I have done consistently all of my life. Not that I am consistent by everyone’s standards. For some people, it’s every day, several hours a day. For others, it’s a little bit every day. And I’m sure each person has his or her own genre(s) of writing: journals, diaries,

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