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by Sparky
October 18, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Poetry For The Soul
Topic: Snow
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: Snow

Lol. I thought of you because it was a friend in Alaska's complaining about the snow that inspired the write. :D
by Sparky
October 18, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Poetry For The Soul
Topic: Poor Substitute
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Poor Substitute

luv In my heart forever ((((Lion)))).
by Sparky
October 18, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Poetry For The Soul
Topic: Snow
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Snow

Snow....
Heaven-sent flakes
To cover the litter
Left by the fallen leaves of Autumn
Making all look beautiful again.
--A cold blanket,
Given to remind us
It's time to rest
From the labors of summer,
Quietly falling
Like the voice of God.

Barbara Hurst Aldrich
by Sparky
October 17, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Poetry For The Soul
Topic: Poor Substitute
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Poor Substitute

Thank you ((((((((Lion)))))))). Yes, it did take a lot of courage to put this out there. But I have shed my big heavy coat and all the shame and pain it concealed. No-one is helped by hiding or covering up, neither the abuser or the victim. When the light is turned on, darkness recedes. You are a mo...
by Sparky
October 13, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Poetry For The Soul
Topic: Poor Substitute
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Poor Substitute

POOR SUBSTITUTE You weren't my father, but you were in the role. When you rewarded my 8 year-old's pat on the cheek With a slap on mine that hurled me across the room. Or when you worked me like a hired hand on the farm So that I built muscles unbecoming a skinny 9 year-old. Or when the only fatherl...
by Sparky
July 6, 2016, 1:53 pm
Forum: Poetry For The Soul
Topic: Isolation
Replies: 6
Views: 7910

That is very understandable, Lifeboat. I think this is an especially difficult time for people with compassion and empathy. And you are certainly one of those. But as you know, you are not alone. Many of us are struggling through the situations in the world that we can't seem to avoid seeing and hea...
by Sparky
June 29, 2016, 8:31 pm
Forum: Poetry For The Soul
Topic: Isolation
Replies: 6
Views: 7910

I have re-read this again and see it a different way now. I have dug holes and crawled in them and tried to pull the hole in after me, shut myself away from the world when the storm raged. It is okay to become invisible from time to time if you feel you need to shut the world out. Emerge when you ar...
by Sparky
March 10, 2016, 4:26 pm
Forum: Poetry For The Soul
Topic: Isolation
Replies: 6
Views: 7910

This is really sad Lifeboat. :( And yet, when we are in that place, seeking shelter from the storm, sometimes there feels like there is no hope, and that the sun will never shine again, or things won't be as they once were. I am glad you use your talent to touch the dark places as there is always so...
by Sparky
November 23, 2015, 12:07 pm
Forum: Poetry For The Soul
Topic: Thanksgiving Regrets
Replies: 4
Views: 8370

Thanksgiving Regrets

The family was gathered for Thanksgiving Dinner, From Grandma and Grandpa to Grandbabies-- We were all there. Grandma was cheerfully bustling about; She put the turkey in early for Grandpa to take out. While we stood and sat and milled all around Chatting, catching up, with laughter and frowns, Gran...
by Sparky
April 30, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: Your Favorite Quotes!
Topic: Where Eagles Nest
Replies: 4
Views: 6555

Thank you, (((Lifeboat))). Janice, having not met in person (yet), but touched spirit to spirit and recognized each other as sisters, in you I found love and a home. You are the greatest gift any seeker of love and acceptance could ask for. Everything you so eloquently said about me can be said of y...