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  • April 16th, 2011 | 11:58 PM
Poem a Day #16

Allergies slowed me down yesterday so I didn't get this posted.

Poem a Day #16

I find it hard to take things
on faith alone.
I want proof that slowing down
being in the moment
is worth the investment of my time.

Today I follow the dog
down the garden path that ends
near the glider
where she sniffs the sage.

One ceanothus, still in bloom,
calls dozens and dozens of
bees to dance between
the blue blossoms.

Fat bumblebees
fuzzy carpenter bees
industrious honey bees
and bees that look like flies.

I stand still
let bees buzz all around me
and listen to the concert
I almost missed.

© 2011 Susan Taylor Brown. All rights reserved.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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April 17th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Love that last stanza, Susan! You're rocking April.
April 22nd, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jeannine. As you know, some days are easier than others. ;)
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April 22nd, 2011 06:46 am (UTC)
I think slowing down is one of the most important lessons I am learning of late.
April 18th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
This is wonderful!
April 22nd, 2011 06:46 am (UTC)
Thank you so much.
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April 22nd, 2011 06:46 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jone. I'm having a blecky allergy month. I want them gone soon.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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