Today’s Poem

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CAUSE AND EFFECT

 

You can’t feel love

Until your heart breaks,

You won’t soar above

When your soul aches.

 

You can’t stand

Until you crawl.

You don’t land

Until you fall.

John Northcutt Young from The Complete Poems of BREVITY

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DEARLY BELOVED

dearlybelovedfor headercoverOnce upon a time, before Obergefell v. Hodges, Donnie’s mother wants him to marry and give her grandchildren. “The patter of little feet will be like beating to my heart.” But Donnie is gay. The coming-out talk doesn’t help; his mother is persistent. Will Donnie’s fairy tale wedding come true? Can he get his scrump buddy to say “I do”?

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Coming out doesn’t help. Neither does blurting out a name before the groom-to-be knows. Confessing to his receptionist/secretary does ease Donnie’s conscious, but she winds up being his mother’s Plan B. No wonder Donnie is having a mid-life crisis enabled by the ghost of his dead father.

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Mildred doesn’t think she’s holier-than-thou; she knows it. Her Second Blessing confirms it. But after choking on Communion, she begins to doubt. Will her faith crumble because of a family secret?

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CYCLES

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Clouds drift in

Throughout our days

Thick and thin,

Making a maze.

Winter becomes Spring,

Summer becomes Fall

Life’s a ring

Surrounding us all.

After we’re gone

All battles won

We live on

Through deeds done.

From The Complete Poems of BREVITY

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