Category Archives: Hope

Good News, Bad News – 2022


My Poetry Muse appears to have taken a sabbatical. As a result, The Poem of the Week shall be replaced by the Musings of the Week, which will contain mostly prose and possibly poetry, depending on the fickle Muse. As … Continue reading

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The Phlebotomist Shows You Her Tattoo


Some poems have meanings that are straightforward, obvious. Others carry within them a message that’s more elusive, yet somehow are still pleasing. This Poem of the Week falls into the later category. I’d be curious, my readers – what did … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL RATIONAL DAY


For all of you celebrating Labor Day, welcome to this Monday’s Poem of the Week. As you are celebrating your day of leisure, I thank my friend Dave for contributing his thought provoking piece. If only we could be so … Continue reading

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Hope Returns


In order to appreciate the following, you have to have to be familiar with the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, best told by Pulitzer winning writer Tracy Kidder in his book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains”. If you read one book in … Continue reading

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A Traditional Greeting of Hope in the Time of Pandemic


Welcome to another Monday’s Poem of the Week. Despite hope and best efforts, Covid-19 continues to impact our lives, with deaths in the USA alone now having reached the million mark.  For this reason, today’s verse is particularly appropriate. Be … Continue reading

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How to Say Goodbye


Monday’s Poem of the Week addresses a theme that recently has been to familiar for many of us. I like it because it does so with elegance and hope. Wishing we all can do the same. How to Say Goodbye … Continue reading

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A Short Flight in a Small Room


The U.S. Postal Service has slowed the delivery of mail, and we’re all heaving to wait a little longer for things we wish for, including Monday’s Poem of the Week. I hope you have not given up checking this site, … Continue reading

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Antidotes to Fear of Death


The show must go on, but for circumstances beyond one’s control, it sometimes starts late. For those of you who care, this work should have appeared on this site on Monday, but obviously, it’s only making an appearance now. Mea … Continue reading

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The True Love


My apologies for the late posting of Monday’s Poem of the Week. I’ve been out of town, and just returned to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. This poem seems most appropriate for the occasion. Be well. THE TRUELOVEby David Whyte There … Continue reading

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A Poem Of Hope


This is the last Monday’s Poem of the Week for the year 2021. For many, it has been a difficult and challenging time. I thought it would be appropriate to offer you a poem of hope from a writer best … Continue reading

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