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Another book of wisdom poetry published

Cover-Growth

After I finished writing the third book of wisdom poetry, there were still more poems to bring to light.

The fourth book, Growth, is a collection of poems about growing through natural processes, struggles, spiritual connection, and societal movement.

Growth can be purchased through this link: http://a.co/fpl41JV.

Here are two poems from the book:

Poem-Pushing the Difficulty

Poem-Dreaded Fear

Letting go of things that hold me back, a poem

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When I received this poem two years ago, I saw it as a universal poem with meaning for everyone, and partially for me. I received the words, agreed with their message, published the book, and forgot the poem. Recently I’ve been rereading Unfolding—A Collection of Wisdom Poetry, and this poem jumps out at me as the one that has the most relevance to me at this time.

poem-letting-go

I’m about to publish a book about aging well, and one of the most important goals is to be focused on the aspects of living that bring satisfaction and growth. But to do this requires letting go of the things that hold hostage.

I am held hostage by my expectations of others and of myself, by old memories that criticize, by wasted time spent on unimportant pursuits, by holding myself back from flying with Energy Guidance, and by procrastinating. The simple message “Do it!” tells me to not only let go, but to move ahead and do the things that will bring me growth and satisfaction.

I’m going to photocopy this poem and paste it on my wall 🙂

Unfolding—A Collection of Wisdom Poetry can be purchased through amazon.com stores: http://amzn.com/1508828229

Unfolding book cover

Extinct Inhabitants, a poem

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Poem-Extinct Inhabitants

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Unfolding—A Collection of Wisdom Poetry can be purchased through amazon.com stores: http://amzn.com/1508828229

Unfolding book cover

 

“Fulfilling Spring” — a poem

wild flowers

Blossoming, captivating flowers
Fill the air with vision
Of fragrant beauty
To be had.

Lovely, coolish Spring days
Fill the nights with hopes
Of love and companionship
To be held.

Constant, melodic bird song
Fill the lungs with desire
Of expansive breaths
To be taken.

Spring in all its blossoming,
Fragrant, and melodic.
Magic, filling the
Life with freshness.

From the book of poetry Connection, available at http://amzn.com/1511788259:Cover-Connection Poetry

Fathers and Sons, a poem

Father and sons

The relationship between a father and his son is fluid. So many factors affect their interactions. Here is a poem I received about this fluid and important relationship. “Fathers and Sons” is published in the book of poetry, Unfolding.

poem-fathers and sons

Unfolding book cover

Unfolding—A Collection of Wisdom Poetry can be purchased through amazon.com stores: http://amzn.com/1508828229

Seeing Weeds Anew

weeds

The winter rains are watering the weeds, and they are growing and growing. Each year at this time, I sigh and think about all the weeding I will be doing in February and March and even April. The weeds have always discouraged people, including me.

In my latest soon-to-be-published book of poetry, Growth, I received a poem about the weeds. Since reading this poem, I have started to approach weeds differently. This year, I’m still going to weed the wild grass and the prickly growth, but I’m going to leave the ones that are actually pretty. I now see weeds with new eyes.

Here is the poem that will appear in Growth:

Weed Life

 

Perfection Infection

Perfect

Unfolding—A Collection of Wisdom Poetry presents spiritually inspired poetry. One of the poems, “Perfection Infection”, laments the hurtfulness in trying to be perfect.

When I finished the book, I reviewed it carefully and so did my editor. As far as I know, there is only one typo in the book and it’s in this poem. I think that is fitting.

Read the poem for its message and then see if you find the mistake.

Perfection Infection

Unfolding book cover

Unfolding—A Collection of Wisdom Poetry can be purchased through amazon.com stores: http://amzn.com/1508828229

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