Monthly Archives: May 2010

Ripple Effects

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

~Anne Frank

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Coins

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Lost One

Today

I think

I’ll cry

just

to see

physical evidence

of all I’ve been through

Everyone I’ve lost

grave dust

is

hardest

to dispose of

and I’m good

at

vacuuming

sucking in disappointment

pain

denial

and

the fact that…

you’re gone.

Kimberley Gladney ©

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Surely goodness and love will follow me…

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We Cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

~Moina Michael


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I Heard…

love was on the way

think it got lost

with no compass

or map

maybe ran into hate

they always fight

but no one wins

neither right

they’re so much alike

very much the same

with everyone using their names in vain…

and I think love got lost

taken like so many of our child like fantasies

replacing imagination with reality

dream killer of happily ever after and we

Love gone

it’s lost

like a childhood story

the tortoise and the hare

but there is irony and a twist

the plot be syrup thickening

and love came quick…

like rabbits

until it was cinched

and the tail end always leaves little to be desired.

there is nothing lucky about chopping off a foot to save oneself from doom

steel traps

and the heart is boxed in

screaming “Help”

then hate come slowly, steady, creeping, inching, moving forward.

We forgot he was running too

as we forgot what we were running to.

But we watched him cross the finish line.

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Kimberley Gladney ©

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a.m.

The word morning originally referred to the sunrise. Morning precedes middayafternoon, and night in the sequence of a day.

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