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‘One Today’ Richard Blanco’s inaugural poem

One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth across the Great Plains, then charging across the Rockies. One light, waking up rooftops, under each one, a story told by our...

As I Began to Love Myself – Self Love Poem

by Charlie Chaplin As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend...

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond...

A Haku by Rick Blythe (1951-1972)

Clouds embrace the ground. No sound. I hope the path I’ve found knows where it’s bound. Rick Blythe (1951-1972) Died in a motorcycle crash on a rural highway after returning safely from Vietnam.

A Prayer Of Thanks

I give thanks to my neighbor I give thanks to my friend I give thanks to a stranger I give thanks to my adversaries I give thanks to my mother I give thanks to my father I give thanks to myself I express my gratitude, to everyone that crosses my path. I am a spiritual...

Prayer

I am so filled with gratitude each day so much is givenPrayer As the river flows ALL is well ALL is light amen As the river flows All is given and recieved . . . . . . . gratitude is given and recieved ALL PRAISE IS GIVEN TO GOD As I flow with love of home, work,...