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Choose Your Obsessions – #SiddharthAnand

A gift that’s not really a gift at all—”Trojan Horses/They bind you.”  Anand speaks very clearly about natural instincts that can become obsessions and thwart our lives.  I have a reminder for myself which is “not to break my own … Continue reading

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Educate Not (Really?) – Sharon Esther Lampert

Well, Educate Not is quite an honest portrayal of our Education System.  Perhaps certain utterances are a little too piercing.  Sharon Esther Lampert breaks my own silence when she says “No time to teach…No time to learn/All by myself, I … Continue reading

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I’m sick of a Rose – Gwendolyn Brooks

Ah, it’s those that “have” and those that “have less” or “have different” – “the charity children” says Ms. Brooks in “a song in the front yard.” Is the grass always greener on the other side?  You know, “A girl … Continue reading

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Nothing but the Best – from Edgar A. Guest

There are some poems that are just so true you can’t believe the author was able to capture your truth with such accuracy, and The Junk Box is just that for me.  Don’t throw people away is what Mr. Guest … Continue reading

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Here’s the Written Poem – “Homeless Today”

As the writer, this poem is very close to my heart and as a teacher and past social worker, it’s definitely a reality to me. Our homeless population has reached mammoth proportions and women are closing the gap.  Some say … Continue reading

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My Serious Side “Homeless Today” – #SharonMicheleWilliams

My first video!  I hope you like it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlWT5yq121s Let me know what you think—and stay with Sharon and The Write Talk!  Talk to you later!    

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Tell It Like It Is – #ErnestHemingway

Well, less is certainly more—The Hemingway way.  For me, this poem magnifies that eventually we tell the truth so just as well start now.  I can’t help but laugh at the grit of this poem.  Yes, I agree.  I can … Continue reading

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Tek a little trouble brothah, wid yo’se’f – More #PaulLaurenceDunbar

This dialect poem from Mr. Dunbar is just plain fun to read and it carries a message that is just as important today as it was 100 years ago.  I  love the “Advice!”  I don’t know about you, but I … Continue reading

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The Big D – Paul Laurence Dunbar

This title says it all!  After awhile there will be peace if you just have faith (and a little patience) and it doesn’t necessarily have to be in reference to eternal life.  How wonderfully calming this poem is.  For me, … Continue reading

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The Caged Bird—Sing Baby Sing – Maya Angelou!

Ah yes! Now I do know why the caged bird sings.  It’s good to read things again at a different stage of life. He sings so he doesn’t lose his will to live…so that he doesn’t die…so that he doesn’t … Continue reading

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