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Throwback Thursday #13

I wrote this poem two years ago for my aunt, who was battling cancer at the time. We don’t always see eye-to-eye, but fortunately, I am not the type of person who has to agree with every topic to get … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cranberry Sauce

If I took the time to figure out the statistics, I would guarantee most of my time has been spent in a kitchen. I grew up in a family of comedic cooks, one of the best being my Grandma Bateman. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Good Times

My mother always made a big deal out of birthdays. She went above and beyond to celebrate the lives of the people she loved. I remember one year she felt terrible because none of my friends could attend my birthday … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #7

In 2019 I wrote a poem on my birthday, and I have done so ever since. I thought I would share a couple of those poems on the Thursdays leading up to my birthday. This is the poem that started … Continue reading

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Make Me Laugh, Capture My Heart

I have always been drawn to people with a sense of humor. I love to laugh! It is my favorite thing. I grew up in a family of funny people. I get my dry sense of humor from my mother, … Continue reading

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Father of Mine

In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would honor my father by writing about my love for him. I have shared many poems I have written for the man but have not told many stories about the man who … Continue reading

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People Are Strange, When You’re a Stranger

   I am currently in Baltimore, visiting family. I have enjoyed some quality time with my one-year-old niece, who loves to laugh as much as I do and can make me laugh with a simple grunt or a smile so … Continue reading

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Glencoe Dreams, Part Two

Glencoe Dreams, Part One The sun was so hot that 4th of July, one could fry an egg on the sidewalk. At least, that’s what Serena’s father used to tell her. She sat on the swing of her grandmother’s front … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful World

During my adolescence, I had a mentor who was also the pastor of the church I attended at the time. I’m not sure if this man realizes how important he is to me or how much he really shaped me … Continue reading

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Passions, Love, and New Life

A while back I mentioned passions, and how I would be sharing a lot with you because I have so many. Well, I haven’t written any since that post, so I think it’s time I share another one, wouldn’t you … Continue reading

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