Category Archives: Poetry

Broca’s Aphasia


This Monday’s Poem of the Week addresses one of the aftermaths of stroke, while at the same time focusing on one of the most essential aspects of life. May we be spared this scourge, but not never forget to include … Continue reading

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I Will Leave You One Day


This Monday’s Poem of the Week is dedicated to Valerie, a dear friend who lost her soul mate after fifty two years. It’s a tragedy we all must deal with as survivors of loss sooner or later in life.  I … Continue reading

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I vote


With Election Day tomorrow, I’m grateful to my friend Dave who wrote the following poem, so appropriate for the occasion. Please do your part – vote with conscience. I Vote I vote to increase my personal wealthFrom out of the … Continue reading

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More


Today is Memorial Day, a day of remembrance, a day of honor. Even as we rightly perform these honorable and necessary acts, there are those among us who are approaching their final journey, and those whose families anxiously parse words … Continue reading

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Scenes From the Children’s Hospital


Last night I called a friend who I saw recently during a memorable road trip up the Coast. A few days after we were together, he called me back with the shocking news that he was just diagnosed with advanced … Continue reading

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Playing Word Games


There is little in life so devastating as watching someone you love descend into the abyss of Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, too many of us have seen a parent, a spouse, or a friend journey down this dark road. This Monday’s … 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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Open Heart


As a student, seeing my first heart surgery was a profound experience. This Monday’s Poem of the Week does a remarkable job of capturing the mystery and the magic of this remarkable organ on which we all critically depend. Open … Continue reading

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The More Loving One


Welcome to Monday’s Poem of the Week. I confess, I was never a huge Auden fan, but this poem speaks to the state of my mind today. See if it says anything to yours. Be well. THE MORE LOVING ONEby … Continue reading

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What We Carry


This Monday’s Poem of the Week was inspired by the the best seller about the Vietnam War of similar name. In any war, soldiers have to decide on what is most essential in carrying out their mission. Hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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