Charmed Chaos

Ricky Bobby (aka Bubba)

I spend some days talking to my dog who cocks his head
As if he’s trying to understand exactly the words I said

I recite my poems to him, seeking some kind of reaction
Yet the most I ever get is a look of quizzical satisfaction

In my head, I am speaking profound words with a beat
But to him, everything I say sounds like ‘Here’s a treat!’

dVerse Poets Pub: Soliloquy

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Awkward Grace, a collection of poems by Mark Tulin

Crow On The Wire

My new book of poems is now available at Amazon and Kelsay Books.

Mark Tulin is a surgeon of great majesty in a heartfelt verse. Like a well-trained physician, Mark Tulin brings extraordinary linguistic skills to bear on the injuries of neglect and abandonment. The author offers a compassionate operation through his poetry.Awkward Graceis a must read as a medication for moral sickness.—Tim Truzy, author ofPlastic Bags and Medical Melodies

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Steps I Take

Sarah Doughty

“And with each step I took,
I knew it was bringing me
closer to you.”

In that very moment, I was lost without a care in the world. At last, I could see the blazing hues of desiccated and crumbling leaves blanketing the ground. As they crunched beneath my feet, I was pulled toward something I couldn’t name. It should have bothered me, but it didn’t. Despite the darkness around me, I could see unlike I ever could before. With the chill in the air and the scent of wood smoke wafting with it, I never felt more at home before. And with each step I took, I knew it was bringing me closer to you.

© Sarah Doughty

How could I ever be afraid of that?

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Quotations On Justice

charles french words reading and writing



“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

                                                                   Robert F. Kennedy



“No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.”

                                                                Theodore Roosevelt



“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.”

                                                                Martin Luther King, Jr.


“In a democracy…

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Are you You?

Savvy Raj

We all have our good and bad days.

We can seem totally confident and be raring to go one day and feel completely strained and stressed out on another day.

We are only human and its perfectly ok to feel so.

We don’t have to prove anything to anyone.

It’s our life and we have just this life and this moment with us, if we are not living with joy in our heart then perhaps we have some questions we need to answer for ourselves.

Ask yourself these questions honestly…

Do you dare to be as you are?

Do you express yourself without doubts and fears?

Do you mince words, avoid stepping forward, play too safe

That you hardly dare to live your life?

Do you wear what you like?

Feel comfortable with what you wear

Or choose to conform to fashion trends or what’s expected of you?

Do you…

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Discovering Your Brilliance in A Great Book – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


It is a secretive club. The members rarely advertise their affiliation in public, but when two of them meet, something passes between them, a nod, a smile, a bond. We are people who read. Research seems to support the conclusion that brilliant individuals, the ones who impact the world, read. They expose their minds to diverse subjects, and submerge themselves deep into a topic, knowing the exercise will propel them to higher levels of personal and professional excellence.

When avid readers recognize a peer, their conversations move easily covering their preferred genres, recent reads, classics, good books, great books, and the hallowed ground of life-changing books. Details aren’t necessary. We know the feeling of reading a story that alters our chemistry, changing us from the inside out. Words lift our mood by confirming we are not alone. Memorable characters have lofty aspirations, and impossible dreams, they struggle to do the right…

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