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Fathers day in her heart

Her hair was up in a ponytail Her favorite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy's Day at school, And she couldn't wait to go. But her mommy tried to tell her, That she probably should stay home. Why the kids might not understand, If sh…

An old farmer's advice

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.  Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not ye…


Whatever our hands touch...We leave fingerprints.On walls, on furniture,On door knobs, dishes and books.Smudges, showing we were there!Oh Lord, please,Wherever I go today...Help me leave Heartprints...Heartprints of compassion,Understanding and love.Heartprints of kindne…
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  • Poetry Festival Looks Forward 5:29 (GMT) - 19.12.2014

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  • On Prose: For a Writer, What Isn’t in a Name? 23:24 (GMT) - 18.12.2014

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  • Poetry Podcast: Stephen Burt Reads Liz Waldner 19:33 (GMT) - 18.12.2014

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