Next Time

Next time I’ll stay calm.
Next time I’ll listen.
Next time I’ll be positive
And supportive.

Next time I’ll understand.
Next time I’ll know what to do.
Next time I’ll be smarter
And learn.

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Waiting

Here we are again,
Waiting for the sunrise.
Tonight we’ll be waiting
For darkness.
Waiting to get up,
Waiting to go to bed,
Waiting to live.

No more waiting!
Make it now,
Make it happen,
Make it real.

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Dream Lover

Dream lover,
You support and encourage.
Dream lover,
You tolerate my every flaw.
Dream lover,
You’re aware of my needs.
Dream lover,
You’re a funny friend.
Dream lover,
You’re a charming companion.
Dream lover,
Where the hell are you?

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Go outside

Having a hard day? Go outside. Look at the sky, the clouds. Listen to the birds. Check out the flowers. Breathe. If you can take a walk, do that. The world is there, waiting to remind you that there is beauty and calm available outside.

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The Blue

Before the dawn,
Before the sun,
When the air is blue
And the night fades,

Before the alarm,
Before the coffee,
When the house is quiet
And only the birds converse,

That is when
I feel most whole,
Most truly me
Without you.

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Sing

Singing in the Rain

Sing of retreating darkness,
Sing of light,
Sing of buds
Bursting yellow.
Sing of birds
Singing themselves home.
Sing of blue air and warm sun,
Sing of life.

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I love that

I love that life improves when the TV news is off.
I love that the sun warms even the coldest day.
I love that fellow walkers have a smile and a hello.
I love that a good book can take me away.
I love that there are people in my life who care.

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I hate that

I hate that America is so flawed.
I hate that so many of us are killed by guns.
I hate that so many of us are in prison.
I hate that drugs steal the future from young people.
I hate that work doesn’t pay a living wage.
I hate that we fill the sky with poison for profit.
I hate that an education is about nothing but passing a test.
I hate that change and progress is such a difficult battle.

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