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Bell Ringers on Brady Street

Bell Ringers on Brady Street

Day 16 Deb’s Advent Calendar When the sun is scarce and the air too cold to breathe in, I do my best to ignore the dryness in my eyes and on the tips of my fingers. I listen to more music, I try to remember to take vitamin D, I take walks, all to help alleviate...
Bloom

Bloom

Sun, where have you gone? Seeds of youth now buried deep yet fed by soil still. Nourishing our growth from darkness comes Your brilliance; streams of light at dawn. Pass not a shadow of unrest, but protecting, till our faith takes hold. Beauty yet unseen, under earth,...
The Poet Comes and Calms the Storm

The Poet Comes and Calms the Storm

I wake and know I’ve been awakened. It’s a sense as if someone is in the room with me and has been waiting. A faint light crosses the ceiling as if in streams leading to the window. But I notice it’s not the window it’s leading to. There’s a rectangular...
Companion

Companion

Day 13 Debbie’s Advent Calendar Poetry in Motion Thirsty shores quenched by laughing, lapping waves. Sky wrinkled from a long night’s work. Dark clouds, weighty cloaks, revealing pockets full of mystery. Against the somber waters, wings of hope appear overhead and her...
Child of Wonder

Child of Wonder

Day 11 Deb’s Advent Calendar It’s eleven degrees outside and still dark. We’re drinking coffee and Fannie is chewing on her new pig toy. Mary is watching. “Did you really write that? A wee Babe’s face’?” Todd asks after I read him my poem. “I did. You don’t like...
Immanuel

Immanuel

Day 10 of Deb’s Advent Calendar. A weeping prophet. Well-acquainted with accusations. He was only 17. He had inner turmoil. He had no comfort, he was lonely, and discouraged. He preached for 40 years without success. He didn’t choose his work, he struggled, he...
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