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Call and Response

….. CALL: …..He is abusing me.  Please will you help? RESPONSE: …..Be quiet, my sister.  Take this not to heart.   CALL: …..His beating has opened deep wounds. RESPONSE: …..You portray only pain.  You must learn to rejoice.   CALL: … Continue reading

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Opposing Magnets 2

One magnet rests in my right hand The other sits in my left hand. My hands apart, both seem at peace. My hands draw near, gripping each piece. Peace broken, now they fight my pull, For each one presents the … Continue reading

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My Lantern’s Shield

I stand in a valley Windy violence buffets Me in deepest darkness. In this pass I struggle, Uncertainty roots my Feet in stormy locus. In my hand I hold tight Bitterness, a lantern Sheltering fragile flame. Hope’s the flame I … Continue reading

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Who Hated Whom?

We need new words. He came into my room In the darkness, In the night. … (Due to html formatting constraints, I have posted “Who Hated Whom?” in PDF format here.) 

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Opposing Magnets

Be a big girl. Be a tough girl.  Laughter. Enjoyment. “Look at that new guy. He thinks he’s so cool. Don’t worry.  We’ll get him.” I looked where they looked. I saw the new guy. I saw, but I see … Continue reading

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Songs of Sorrow

I stand weeping alone ’Midst their rejoicing songs. Shouts of praise surround me, Calling “Come and worship.” But my heart will not lie, Will not give empty words. How can I sing of joy From a heart of sorrow? Oh! … Continue reading

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