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#OctPoWriMo: Oct 16th-18th

beautiful bloom of roses blooming

beautiful bloom of roses blooming

OctPoWriMo #16: Wasco 

Brilliant colors of pinks, yellows, reds, and white. 
The city sleeps between an abundance of growing roses. 
The rich soil and sunny weather give more than bright light 
but breathes new life from the insignificant-looking seeds. 
 
She was once the highest producing city of the rose,  
and almost half of all the roses in America bloomed here 
The famed festival of flowers almost came to a close, 
but the roses continue to grow despite the weeds. 
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#OctPoWriMo: Oct 13th-15th

Pomona, agriculture apple apple tree

Pomona, agriculture apple apple tree

OctPoWriMo #13: Animals 

A friend to horses, and a love of dogs; 
A mom to cats, and a leader to hens. 
I’ve watched you to take care of so many  
whether they had two legs or four. 
Your love of life extends to all 
Your kindness radiates only love. 
I’ve seen you save the life of the lost 
And wonder how you still do more.  (more…)


OctPoWriMo: October 9th-12th

reddened hills & adventure in arid arizona

reddened hills & adventure in arid arizona

OctPoWriMo #9: Pain

Behind the hills and valleys of folded memories on your face
I see the worried nights and terrified feelings from the past.
Pain and suffering from not so distant times when hate
Was proudly worn on cloths of red, white, and blue like a badge.

Pain from loss, pain from gain, and when life became particularly hard
Pain from men, pain from birth, and times between the happiest moments.  (more…)


OctPoWriMo: Oct 6th, 7th, & 8th

love and beach sunset

love and beach sunset

OctPoWriMo #6: Selflessness

Above you.
You place the entire world upon your shoulders
and put all the people living on top of the blue planet
before you.
Beside you.
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#OctPoWriMo: October 4th & 5th

Red paper boat leader of small blue paper boats

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OctPoWriMo #4: Children

The house was always filled
to the brim with several sets
of little eyes, small mouths,
and tiny feet.
The tiny feet
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