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Poem – “At a crossroads”


At a crossroads This way, or that That way, or this Forward or back Which way to go North or south East or west Everything in between On the compass   Turn left or right Answer yes or no Decisions, … Continue reading

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The poetry of a spring bike commute


Spring Morning Commute By Rick Brown   Wheels spin round and round Traversing the paved terrain They roll in cadent unison Along the paved bike lane   Fresh air breezes past me As fragrances abound Spring charms once dulled senses … Continue reading

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Guiding lights of the night


I had a breathtaking view of the stars at 6:15 this morning while walking my dog, Relay, including a marvelous shooting star. Shortly afterwards, I jotted down these poetic verses. Enjoy! Guiding Lights Evening star At dusk’s fading light Guide us … Continue reading

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“Timepiece of the heartland”


A poem I wrote in 1996 about one visual, but disappearing aspect of the Great Plains – the farm windmills. Timepiece of the Heartland Time is an abstract wonder Both cyclical and seasonal But in our nation’s heartland It’s measured … Continue reading

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A poem in your soul


Sometimes Mother Nature puts a song in your heart and a poem in your soul. It sure did that for me on this first frosty morning of the season here in Mid-Michigan as I nearly had this entire poem thought out during … Continue reading

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A poetic and appropriate legacy


After a tough week saying goodbye to my stepfather, I returned home today. It is hard for me to believe that just two weeks ago we were returning with my youngest son from our fun-filled adventure in N. California and … Continue reading

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A poetic verse


“Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

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A midwinter dawn – the poem


As I mentioned Sunday in the original post about my three-mile walk with Relay, I thought the subject would be great for a poem. Below is the poetic version of the post that I have come up with. I hope you … Continue reading

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The genius of Dr. Seuss


I always enjoyed reading Dr. Seuss books as a kid, but never realized how much social and political commentary was included in a number of his children’s stories until years later. My personal favorites are Yertle the Turtle and Other … Continue reading

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Seeds of Sameness


I scan the vast horizon Billboards, drive-ins, another big box Grown from the seeds of sameness What hath mankind wrought? – Bulldozers spread the seeds Money makes them grow Sameness is truly rampant Wherever you may go – Sameness knows … Continue reading

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