Not Only Me – #poetry #relationships

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

I wonder what would happen,
If I suddenly disappeared.
Would you come to look for me?
Or would it not seem weird?

Perhaps you thought I’d always
Venture out, alone, one day;
But, did you ever realize
I may not be back, this way?

I’m out among the living world,
Trying to find the real me.
And if by chance, I don’t return
One day, I hope you’ll see…

All the times you took me wrong,
You never really understood;
That everything I tried to do,
Was, for your own good

But, that’s okay, I get it,
You were trying to find you, too.
And now you have the time,
To do exactly what you want to do.

©2019 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved
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Confab With Me

The early sign of contumacious in young ones should be curtailed, before stubbornness becomes the bedrock of their character

Word prompt by the talented Manic Sylph

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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The Art Of Dying ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Walt's Writings

Dying is an art. Like everything else,
I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it
feels like Hell. I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I have a call”
~Sylvia Plath~

When I first saw the movie “Sylvia”,
this quote was being said out loud as
she lay in a coffin.

The seeds of a poem were planted.

Dying is an art
It should be treated as such
There is dramatic dying
Fearful dying
Happy dying
Painful dying
Lingering dying
There are so many ways to die
I will die with dignity
I will die with gratitude for life
I will die grateful for relief from pain
I will die knowing I will live on
Through the words in my poetry
Death is not something you get over
But it’s something you get through

~The Tennessee Poet~

©Walt Page 2019 All Rights…

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Financing an Addiction for Reading and Learning – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


Owning books is a joy. I appreciate seeing my dear friends staring at me from their homes on my bookshelves. I relish running my hand across their spins and visualizing the words, worlds, and adventures we experienced together. These are my true companions and I am determined we will never part company. I enjoy reading eBooks and listening to audiobooks, but they can’t compete with the tactile aspects of a real, hardcover book.

I am lucky so many purchased volumes populate my bookshelves, but I also exercise my library membership. It is not unusual for me to have five or six on loan at any point. It comforts me to know that money is not a barrier or an excuse for not reading different genres. The library is a great resource for indulging without making a financial commitment. I am more likely to purchase a book I have borrowed and read from the library…

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