When “Nothing” is the best thing you can do…

Doing nothing but waiting, Not even debating, Makes the hard way That I walk every day.

Alone I can’t solve it Nor can I resolve it; I just have to wait upon fate, Whose decision seems rather late.

Can’t the powers that be Somehow come to see How to fix up this mess Ere

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The Label on your Actions

Selfishness spawns cruelty And can be a sign of psychopathy.

When you think you are the one ‘Round whom revolves the sun,

Then your inflated sense of worth Is the devil granting you a curse.

Generosity is a loving word, a sign of one who cares. When you deal with others, which label do

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Layers for the Future

On a whole my life has been just fine, But life is not a blend; The good, the bad and in between Are layered end to end.

I cannot change a single whit Of one mistake I made; No matter how much good I do, The bad will never fade.

Errors are forever; Shame

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No Reflection

Look into the mirror Tell me what you see The past being reflected Or things as yet to be

For now it’s just this moment No less and still no more A simple life refection No clues for what’s in store

But in this time is wisdom Experience and grace To cherish every moment

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A Shameful Rage

I have never understood what happened to me that fall day many, many years ago when I was an adolescent child.

Down the street there lived a girl of my same age.  I felt like I was superior to her because my parents were respectable and her parents did something unthinkable among my relatives;

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Always “Home” to us…

Memories come crowding back

As I turn onto the road

Where many, many years ago

That old house was our home.

It was long ago remodeled

Yet somehow I still see

The same four rooms of weathered board

That were home to you and me.

See where our bikes wore out the grass

And made a

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Never too old…

As I grow older, occasionally some person even older than I will tell me I remind them of my mother.  On the other hand my sisters are convinced that I look exactly like our paternal aunt whose very name had a jolly sound.  For purposes of anonymity I will refer to her by another

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High School Reunion

I don’t believe I’m the only one who ever felt this way about a high school reunion.  Does this describe how you feel about that all-important occasion?


 Did I want to come to this reunion?

I’m really not quite sure;

At best, I guess I’d have to say,

My motives aren’t quite pure.

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Beauty Tips

written by Sam Levenson

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never

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A master calligrapher was writing some characters onto a piece of paper. One of his especially perceptive students was watching him. When the calligrapher was finished, he asked for the student’s opinion – who immediately told him that it wasn’t any good. The master tried again, but the student criticized the work again. Over

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