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Nature has its autumn
When leaves disconnect from their home
Conveying a certain majesty
Making no sound as they gently float downward
Finally coming to rest
Their colors tell of a life fulfilled
From the glory days when sap flowed freely through their veins
To the faded elegance of maturity
Marked by a different beauty
Highlighted by…


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The old neighborhood was changing. At first slowly, then it accelerated.

Gone were the milk deliveries to your door, the fruit and vegetable man no longer came to the street. …


Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay

October usually brings
Bright skies and moderate temperatures
Crisp, clear air
That allows one
To see for miles
While at the same time
Encouraging inner sight
And time spent in reflection
October likewise is accompanied by caressing breezes
That refresh and comfort
As if borrowing energy from the earth itself
Walking takes on newfound attraction
Nature’s colors are on display
Ordinary trees are…


Image by FelixMittermeier from Pixabay

There is no past
There is no future
Not even tomorrow
Now is all the reality you have
Be awake in it
Be still, and let peace rest upon you

Breathe in divinity
Then release Her out into the world
With each intake you grow
So that you have greater capacity
For Her life…


Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay

You are
The center of my being
Leading me in a continual search for meaning
To a destination always just ahead
Eluding my grasp
Driven by your desire
For those who may channel
Your overflowing waters of love
While always looking for that “special” one
Who will make fulfillment a…


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Has it been two years already
The emptiness inside of me still feels raw
Time’s vaunted healing elixir has not worked its magic

Such a large part of my life is gone
Someone inseparable from my sense of self
Who gave me the greatest gift one can give to another


POETRY

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While babysitting two of our grandsons and their dog
Something unusual happened
At least it was different than anything I had previously experienced
It occurred after we had settled down
To watch a Disney movie together
Everyone enjoyed watching Luca
At the end of the film
There was a boisterous final song
With a ‘can’t help but…


POETRY

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Singing elicits such pleasant memories
First as a constant presence in my childhood home
One of my sisters playing the piano
The other seven of us singing along
In uneven melody
And a modicum of harmony
Parents and grandmother beaming
With occasional performances for other relatives as well

The times…


Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Eyes are remarkable
Rivaling any super power that has ever been heralded
Yet one readily accessible to each and every person
With an innate magic
That creates and inspires
While compelling our attention

They can dance
A match for the finest of ballets
Also to be seen there a tango or disco
Hip…

John O'Neill

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