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Broken Crayons

I belong to a 50+-strong family Whatsapp group. Every so often, one of my cousins shares an article that's inspiring and thought-provoking. The last 2 lines of this poem were taken from one such article shared by my cousin, Theo.... Continue Reading →

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Between Hither and Thither

A life will be spent getting from there to here discerning the ‘now’ from the ‘then’ -testing bridges that bear the weight of all our mistakes and flounderings And yet- as life oscillates between foolishness and wisdom from our Springs... Continue Reading →

What is Peace?

That I do not retire to a hospital bed nor call out from the innards of a jail cell never having creditors at my door or wallow in the mire of despair .... this- is peace to me That my... Continue Reading →

Zugzwang

I have a question for the universe; I ask why it's so easy to forgive others and yet difficult to forgive oneself Olive branches from olive trees need deeper roots for forgiveness to flow ...or a spiritual zugzwang ensues ©Vivian... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Park (Not)

"Life is fair" (they never said) "A walk in the park!" (like they never crowed) "A picnic of strawberries and cream!" (as though they never crooned) And yet for all its anguish life is still precious ..with....every..ragged...breath.. you.. take ©Vivian... Continue Reading →

The Line

Tracing the line between love and hate Both- so closely knit -not together -neither apart but enough to tickle the finger of fate A line that can only be discerned by a shredded heart -to which scars have added much... Continue Reading →

The Promise of Days

'Tis so easy to take for granted the shape of a God-given day -as though days are as promised as the eternity of the ages -as though nights can't morph into sickness and angst as though life is an entitled... Continue Reading →

Journey’s End

Somewhere in the galaxy on this planet definitely in a country that cradles a city and a few towns is a soul whose light will dim today I don't know who or where or the time My heart prays that... Continue Reading →

Day 29: The Only Road

I have great respect for those who've 'arrived'. For their journeys must have been filled with intrigue and adventure and they must be filled with the utmost wisdom. Me? I've been on this road  for three years and only now do... Continue Reading →

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