A Wish

This child limping 

Long for Jesus’s power 

To heal with a touch 

A Father’s Day Haiku

Father's Day Haiku June 17, 2108

 

A joyous privilege

To watch these children grow up

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Fatherhood is an amazing privilege. Watching, not just my son, but all these kids around him, grow into these interesting and amazing young men and women fills me with pride and wonder.

Exploring Sandra Bacchi’s “Watermelons Are Not Strawberries”

Sandra Bacchi, a Pittsburgh based photographer and cinematographer I discovered via Edge of Humanity Magazine. Her current project, “Watermelons Are Not Strawberries” stuns me with its beauty.

‘Watermelons Are Not Strawberries’ is a work-in-progress, as I continually seek to better understand myself and increase my awareness of how I react to challenges related to my experiences as a mother. The photos reveal to me how uncertain and obscure my life became with motherhood. At the same time, there is an undeniable clarity in how my daughters lead the way for me to follow a brighter path as I journey through my everyday life.

My favorite image from this collection. I adore how the girl’s dress blends so well with the tree’s summer-lit leaves.

 

Also check out We Are All In This Together, another of her collections.


I’m experimenting with sharing more than just my poetry. There are so many beautiful things out there which I desire to share. Our world, so filled with ugliness and rage, needs to see more beauty. 

Wishing each of you a refreshing and recharging weekend. 

Parenting Frustrations  

Clothes,
Simply…
Just clothes
Arguments burst forth
And I cant….

Children fighting
Like this thing
Defends innocent
Lives

No willingness to
Give, to attempt
Anything outside
The preconceived

“I won’t find
ANYTHING” in this
Place I’ve not yet
Seen.

Frustrated at my
Failure…
No understanding or
Trusting in my
Experience

All I’ve done
All I am;
Worthless

I am tired