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Dad – a poem

Dad He used to shine my shoes, said it was his military training, couldn’t abide the scuff marks. He used to offer mom broccoli, as a bouquet, every time they bought groceries. He would go for veggie burgers with a friend, though he wasn’t a vegetarian. He made sure we were all equal, treating everyone fairly, never looking down on anyone. His stern voice scared … Continue reading Dad – a poem

learning about loss: finding joy in sorrow

Side Note: I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 13’s challenge relates to Day 4’s Post: On day 4, you wrote a post about losing something. Today, write about finding something. Today’s twist: if you wrote day four’s post as the first in a series, use this one as the second installment — loosely defined. … Continue reading learning about loss: finding joy in sorrow

forgiveness in conversation

side note I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 7′s challenge is to: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. You can create a strong opposition between the two speakers — a … Continue reading forgiveness in conversation