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WPC: Morning has broken

Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing Praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the world Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven Like the first dewfall on the first grass Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden Sprung…

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Memorial Day

A white marble headstone, in the Netherlands American Cemetery, marks the grave of a man who gave his life for his country during WWII.  He was killed on February 23, 1945 during the battle of the Roer River.  He was just 22 years old.  His ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.   Our flag does…

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WPC: Vibrant (robin’s nest)

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops, at all. And sweetest, in the Gale, is heard And sore must be the storm That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm. I’ve heard it in the chillest land And…

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When hate becomes acceptable

When hate becomes acceptable, we are all doomed. Why is there an unwritten rule that says “if I am different from you, I am unacceptable and if you are different from me, you are unacceptable.” Why is it that we’ve become so numb to human tragedy?  Terrible violence just becomes ANOTHER shooting, ANOTHER terror attack,…

Woodland path

Old Familiar Landscapes Those old familiar landscapes within my heart are longed, though many years have passed now the time has not assuaged. The willow trees in spring time, the ducklings in the pond, the scent of sweet magnolia, bring memories dear and fond. A rustic fence that traveled far and made a boundary line,…