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“Courage Pushed On” – A Poem for my wife and Lucy’s mother.

Anxiety called out, “It’s time.” Like Jesus in Gethsemane, the weight of the Genesis three promise – personal pain for another’s life – pressed in. Her body trembling, retching. Courage pushed on. Fear arrived and took up her cross. Like … Continue reading

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“Missing You.” A poem of anticipation.

You were there, but I missed you. A house filled with family, but I felt alone. Longing. Today was your birthday, but it wasn’t. So incredibly close to your mother, but impossibly far from me. Anticipating. For a moment, we … Continue reading

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Poetry for Pregnancy

David Orr wrote an article over at NPR.org that caught my eye. Titled “It’s A Genre! The Overdue Poetry of Parenthood,” the piece showed how there hasn’t been much poetry written on the profound miracle of the conception, development, and … Continue reading

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