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A Year Gone By…..

(A sort of poem…….) A Year Gone By I’m so surprised a year is gone.I don’t quite know what happened.But, on reflection, that’s a lie.I’ve been here since it opened. … Continue reading

December 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

This One Needs To Taste Heaven…..

This is an old writing from 2014 that I found in my notes and decided to post. I do not recall the incident shared with me, the friend who shared … Continue reading

December 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Poetics: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows “I read the dictionary, I thought it was a poem about everything.”– Steven Wright Hello Dear Poets and Welcome to … Poetics: The Dictionary of … Continue reading

December 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

On Friendship By Khalil Gibran

The Hill We Climb On Friendship By Khalil Gibran And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship.    And he answered, saying:    Your friend is your … On … Continue reading

December 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

After Bloom

I saw this beautifully blossoming tree on my walk last week. I so enjoyed the luscious, colorful, pink blossoms, I had to stop to take a pic.     I … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Love Lessons

September 16, 2016 (   Love Lessons Learning about love and relationships again, as a single, elderly woman, in my late 60’s, after 25 years of marriage and 10 years … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 12 Comments

What is Poetry

My opinion is that poetry is made by poets, which means there will always be new rules to be written, otherwise genius and creativity would be stifled. Poets live outside … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Ode to Sleep 

  An Ode to Sleep Sweet warmth of quilt Bids me to sleep Soft billows soothe Comfort deep Alas, awake I keep. Where are my dreams? Soul, do not weep! … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment


Finding it hard to sleep, so I wrote a poem instead…… Sleep, where art thou? Must thou desert me now? Come back and bless me with sweet rest Your gift … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Growing Through the Dirt

Growth is only really visible after we’ve pushed our way through the “dirt”. Remember this…. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ if you would like to check out a poem I wrote in 2014 that … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

Sweet Words

I met a fellow on the internet one time, who was just FULL of sweet words. He said many beautiful things to me, over a period of time. I had … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 2 Comments


Retired? (a poem) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Abed at dark Awake with the lark Staying in bed Napping instead Dreaming those dreams A good thing, it seems Nowhere to go Nothing to do … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fog, a Poetry Challenge

FOG This GREY fog lies like a blanket Concealing everything Muting the world In its suffocating embrace Ann Justin, Jan 26, 2014 (Written for a Poetry Challenge on Christian … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Nothing to Write

Inspiration eludes me today Words refuse to come my way Many a thought, but none to mention This day did not defy convention ******** E’en in the wee hours of … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Pain of a Mom

  A Mom’s Hurt A mom cares The child rejects The heart hurts Who dares? ~ Darts are fired Wounds are deep Tears fall The story tired ~ I do … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 3 Comments


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God still delivers……. God is still into deliverance…… I had a bout with depression, and God delivered me in an unmistakable way. I just…

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

If Ever

If Ever If ever I liked you It was when you smiled And your eyes caught mine And held If ever I wanted you It was when we touched And … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Love Grows Old

Love Grows Old When love grows old And worn around the edges It is like a book well read And every page committed to memory Known and treasured But sometimes… … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment


David I hardly knew him. We sat on the beach At the party Exchanging small talk. I liked his gentle smile. He brought me a bunch of ferns As if … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Woman

A Woman Into the calm of this morning There is not even a pebble To ripple the surface Of the waters of my mind I feel at peace with my … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment


Balderdash Big headed, bull mouthed lout Full of self importance Barging through the china shop of my mind Shattering my priceless, fragile ego With his cold and cutting “observations”. The … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guard Thy Lips

Guard Well Thy Lips The following poem, each line of which is based upon a verse of Scripture, was sent in by Mrs. Annabeth Cartwright of River Forest, Illinois. She … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Prison to Poetry

This really spoke to me. I’m glad there were subtitles, though I could figure out some of it. The body might well be captive but the soul can soar into … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Journey With My Mom, #1

A Journey With My Mom, #1 This is a bit of a difficult write for me, as it’s very emotional, but I really want to share these experiences, which can … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Journey With My Mom, #19

Mom She lays quietly in her bed Not a peep…. Drifting in and out of an unknown place That we can only know as sleep Her misshapen, gnarled hands move, … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Winter of My Soul

The Winter of My Soul What is this friendless place? Memories Speaking to me faintly Echoes of another time (Inspired by a long ago reading of Chuck Swindoll’s book, “Come … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 12 Comments

Alzheimer’s or Dementia

  Poem/Devotional: Alzheimer’s or Dementia Jan 26, 2012 I have long had a fear about getting old and not remembering who I am or what I am doing. God has … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Journey

A poem that came from a conversation with a friend, Jan 8, 2014. Still working on this one……. The Journey “The spirit is willing But the flesh is weak” These … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 6 Comments


Dream I dreamed a dream Of my lost love, my Jim He was there, in the unfamiliar house Doing familiar things With me We lived life together again For those … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment


 A Testimony Poem   Conviction It was just a day in Kyuquot. The tiny village of Kyuquot. A dot on the west coast of BC. A man of God A … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment


God still delivers……. God is still into deliverance…… I had a bout with depression, and God delivered me in an unmistakable way. I just wanted to share, in this kind … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Kiss the Son

Kiss The Son   So weary I am Stressed to the limit…. Sucked of all energy, This is me, what is in it?   I know God is speaking… I’m … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Love Light

Love Light The flame flickers The candle glows And I still love you And no one knows No one knows No one knows And I still love you And no … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sea Walk

The Sea Walk Braving the sea walk One cold wet day Leaning into the wind Rain stinging every which way Wishing it was over But knowing only this The best … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Good of My Soul

The Good of My Soul Take my beating heart Lord…Calm it, soothe it…Help me to understand it is all for the best…Your design is perfect for my life…I do not … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Captain of my Ship

The Captain of My Ship Standing in the wind, Head exposed to the elements, Searching the waters ahead In steady concentration For untoward danger. Sitting, hair blowing wildly, Smiling widely, … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crying Comes Suddenly

Crying Comes Suddenly Crying comes suddenly Brought on by thought, or memory Stark realization That you are no more And there is nothing I can do to bring you back. … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Jesus into Joy

Jesus God in the flesh……. Kingliness clothed in humility….. Mercy and love expressed in a supreme act of selflessness…. You paid the price for me….. Ransomed my soul…. Into JOY! … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine!     Be my Valentine! Lord, be my Valentine! I love You……….. I feel Your love and I thank You For loving me.   My husband is … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quietness Settles In

Quietness Settles In Quietness settles in like dust on the sill….. The silence is loud……… There is time on my hands……. Needs to be filled……. He’s gone from this place…. … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers “What is it that makes you happy?” He asked. And I could not tell him….. Because I was too sad inside.   “What is it that makes … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Poetry” Offering, #7, Longing

Longing     I looked at the chair Where he had been sitting And I missed his hands And his gentle face   Such a powerful longing Swept through my … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Poetry” Offering, #6, To My Husband, James

To James………..     Some days are dark and drear And the only thing that gives me cheer Is when you hold me near I love you, my dear.   … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Poetry Offering, #4, Dream Reality

Dream Reality   You have a strange effect on me Like a hallucinogenic drug When you come into a room unexpectedly Everything shrinks except you and I   My total … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Poetry” Offering, #3, Two Men

Two men   I love two men One is an adventurer Brave, bold, aggressive, in the physical sense   The other is a dreamer Quiet, calm, gentle In the spiritual … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

“Poetry” Offering, #2, I am Afraid

I Am Afraid………     I am afraid……… You want more Than I have ever been ready To give.   I am afraid……….. You will reject me Because I am … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Poetry” Offerings, #1, Love

  Love, a Treasure Love is patient, Love is kind, Love will wait, No matter what. Treat it gently And it can never be erased Hold it like a flower, … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment


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