Quotations by Lincoln

charles french words reading and writing



“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of Earth.”

“Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.”

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Winter Creativity

Roth Poetry

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Snow brings out the best in children

Celebrating days off from school

Sliding down the hill with friends

Snowball fights


Snowmen (or women)


Those soft white flakes

Powder the ground with welcome

Bringing out amazing creativity

No technology needed

To have a wonderful time

In the snow

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Snowman Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Snowman creation made by my granddaughter!

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For Remembering Mary

Words & Music by Mike Power

Another day is cocked and ready to fly
Yesterday another somebody died
but this somebody knew me when I was young
She saw you come into this world
and held your father’s hand to help him cross the street
when he was a child
Those were the days before

The sky, appropriately somber, greets another desperate dawn
where soldiers fight the same old fight
and those who know better lie to our face

Soon I will put my head down again
and watch the sidewalk slip past
but I will take this slice of time
for remembering Mary
before beginning the days after


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Gift and curse

A Faded Romantic's Notebook

I have a sixth sense

I see what lies far beneath the surface of strangers and lovers.

I sense your desires, your fantasies, your needs.

I know what arouses you, what excites you, what makes you ache for release.

I learn your intentions, your agendas, your plans

I feel your hopes.

I watch your dreams.

I divine what you are thinking, what you are wondering, what you are wishing.

And I hear

what you aren’t saying.


I have a sixth sense.

It is both gift and curse.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Not brand new. But true.

Art by Jaroslaw Datta

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