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National Poetry Month: A Million Sunrises

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  A Million Sunrises I was disappointed  to learn  I would have to live to be 2,739 to see 1,000,000 sunrises. As orange bursts pink pops yellow slips across the sky,  I consider this.  Even after 2,739 years would I have seen them all?  © Cathy L. Mere, 2021 It's National Poetry Month. This year, I selected " CHOOSE JOY " as my One Little  Word  Phrase. Since I'm on the lookout for JOY, it makes sense to share a poem each day this month about what I find. 

Slice of Life: A Collision of Memory

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  Garden Stroll, First Posted on Instagram Being retired certainly has me in the mood for adventures. It was a beautiful morning when I randomly decided I was going to pack my lunch and visit Dawes Arboretum . The drive would be about an hour there and another back so the adventure would take a considerable chunk of my day, but I knew it would be worth it.  I walk into the kitchen to find Grandma busily packing our lunch. She has her tennis shoes on today so I know we were headed for an adventure. Sandwiches stacked on the counter, chips in baggies, and watermelon cut in neat rectangles. Grandma arranges our lunch in her cooler. I wonder to myself what treat is tucked away. Her lunches always have some little delicious surprise. Grandma places everything we would need for the day in her trunk. We all pile into the backseat of the car ready for adventure. I got in my car, turned on my Amazon playlist, and headed toward the freeway. Driving to the other side of our city always reminds me

National Poetry Month: Ink Joy! 13 of 30

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  pens Click. Select. Words flow. Strokes grow. Choose. Compose. Writers play. Phrases stay.  Jot. Note. Write few. Discover new. Ink Joy! © Cathy L. Mere, 2021 It's National Poetry Month. This year, I  CHOOSE JOY  as my One Little  Word  Phrase. Since I'm on the lookout for JOY, it makes sense to share a poem each day this month about what I find. 

National Poetry Week: Yes to Not 12 of 30

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Yes to Not This morning  I decided  not. Not to run. Not to clean that closet. Not to listen to my head full of shoulds: the chorus of ought. Instead I grabbed my book, made another cup of coffee, and gazed longingly at the sunshine; who smiled her knowing smile, and affirmed  my decision to NOT.  © Cathy L. Mere, 2021 It's National Poetry Month. This year, I  CHOOSE JOY  as my One Little  Word  Phrase. Since I'm on the lookout for JOY, it makes sense to share a poem each day this month about what I find. 

National Poetry Month: What's the 4-1-1? 11 of 30

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  What's the 4-1-1? When we started our family all those years ago, with grand dreams, lofty goals,  an eye toward the future, we bought a set of encyclopedias. From A-Z, we wanted our kids  to be able to learn about  everything: to ask questions,  seek answers, dig through information. Little did we know, in a few short years, information  would be at their fingertips  24-7.   From A-Z, they'd be able to ask big questions, seek answers, scroll through  endless information with a simple search. In any conversation  when a question arises or someone needs the 4-1-1, everyone grabs their phones -  not the encyclopedias. Even now the set rests on a shelf - and still - I don't regret the purchase. On our bookshelf they stand,  looking wise - haughty even - among the other books; a symbol of the value  of information and learning in a lifetime.  © Cathy L Mere, 2021 It's National Poetry Month. This year, I  CHOOSE JOY  as my One Little  Word  Phrase. Since I'm on the loo

National Poetry Month: A Writer's Life 10 of 30

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  It's National Poetry Month. This month, I'll be on the lookout for JOY this year. In an effort to  CHOOSE JOY , I'll share a poem each day this month about what I find. 

National Poetry Month: A Seat for You 9 of 30

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quietly it calls, come rest for awhile; just be. take this moment, breathe deep,  come sit. watch the water fountain rise and return, rise and return. listen to the silence  telling its secrets, drawing you near. come sit for awhile. take in the world. center. © Cathy L. Mere, 2021 It's Poetry Friday!   Today's roundup is hosted by Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference .  Stop by to enjoy some poetry and/or leave a link.  It's National Poetry Month. This month, I'll be on the lookout for JOY this year. In an effort to  CHOOSE JOY , I'll share a poem each day this month about what I find.