Tuesday, May 21, 2013

for oklahoma

this is where my house once stood,
this is where i earned my livelihood
this was the school where my children
played.
now some of them have gone away.
this is the street where we
used to walk,
now so many of us stand here,
too stunned to talk.
this is where, in the blink of
a tornado's eye,
a world, now rubble,
has said goodbye.
and this is where,
in spite of all of it,
we will get our lives back
and we will NEVER quit.


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i am older than dirt and proud of it!!!! i have managed to incorporate my eternal 60's nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. i am an artist/writer, who dabbles in rhyme, and, sometimes, reason. my passions are my husband, who is truly the wind that ruffles my sails, animals rights, yoga, the beach, waking up in the morning. i find inspiration in too many things to list, and far too many more to remember. i have added sketching, watercolor painting, and photography to my ways of expressing joy and gratitude. from living with a chronic illness, i have learned the beauty of each day, and treat each as another sun salutation, and another chance. P.S. all painting, poems and photographs are my originals karen Lyons kalmenson