Gems 5.118

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Photo by jclk8888, Pixabay

Special thanks to Brad2 for sharing the poem on KindSpring.org.

If I Had Known

Mary Carolyn Davies

If I had known what trouble you were bearing;
What griefs were in the silence of your face;
I would have been more gentle and more caring,
And tried to give you gladness for a space.
I would have brought more warmth into the place,
If I had known.

If I had known what thoughts despairing drew you;
(Why do we never try to understand?)
I would have lent a little friendship to you,
And slipped my hand within your hand,
And made your stay more pleasant in the land,
If I had known.

 

Gems 5.34

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I was thinking as I read this quote that the opposite might be true as well.  Then again, some people do come into our lives — and, as a society, into many millions of lives — who are either a blessing or a lesson.  Both strengthen us in different ways, but I prefer the creative types (like Elvis♥) who bless us a lot more than the evil mouth-breathers — and I’m not talking about Darth. He ultimately acted with honor and was redeemed.

Have a great weekend.

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Gems 5.27

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Painting “Shaman” by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Shadowscapes.com

TICKLED PINK
Created in honor of Pinktoes’ “Pink-Themed Song Contest”

I found a Pink Love Potion.
I bravely took a drink.
I never had the notion
It would turn my blonde hair
Pink!

I tried another sip —
Aye brave I be, not wise.
Can ye guess what happened next? Continue reading

Gems 5.22

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5.22 nature van gogh cord x

Photo by one of our top contributors and one of our very favorite photographer-poets, Cord X.  Used with permission.  Thank you so much! ♡

Today’s Gem celebrates our Mother’s love,  Mother Nature, Gaia, Mother Earth.  I was inspired to find a special quote to honor this love after reading a beautiful poem Mother, We Are Sorry by River Dixon.

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