Tag Archives: Compassion

Poetry Friday–Ukraine & Spring Cards

Happy Poetry Friday! As many others I have also had Ukraine and the Ukrainian people on my mind this last week. This unfounded War is an attack on Democracy everywhere. I wanted to help in some way and researched various … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Video Poem…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been thinking about all the folks from the tornado this last week, and storms across the country. We had some rain last week here in Chicago and it prompted my poem. I’m sending thoughts of hope … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Hang’n out with Pygmy Sloths & Change…

HANG’N OUT WITH CHANGE… If we could be slow as sloths in mangrove trees, could we start thinking about you and we, and bring change for everybody…   © 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’m all in with this friendly … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Inaugural Poems 2021

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m moving forward slowly with hope, for our country, America, and our world. I was smitten with our Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem, THE HILL WE CLIMB. My post today includes a golden shovel poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year 2021!

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy New Year!!! Here we are turning a new page, taking a new breath, a new sigh… NEW YEAR New Year New Word New World New England New Orleans New York New Delhi New Guinea New … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Prayers

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been thinking about prayers as the Jewish High Holiday, Rosh Hashanah begins Friday at Sundown. I was also thinking about individuals that aren’t able to go outside and take in nature, and what I could offer … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Vote–Poems & Postcards to Voters

Happy Poetry Friday Happy Poetry Friday! I signed up to send postcards to voters, to encourage people to vote, this is my first batch of postcards that I’ve mailed. If you are interested in joining you can check it out … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day and Change

Happy Poetry Friday Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s out there, and in our memories… And for June 19th, Juneteenth Sign a petition Visit nextgen america and sign their petition to have Juneteenth, “Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Black Fourth of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–”Relieving Anxiety”

Happy Poetry Friday! Our small world has gotten much smaller and much scarier over the last few months. Coping and taking care of ourselves and those close to us are very important. Along with this are ways to relieve stress. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Giving flowers of Hope

Happy Poetry Friday! I have been consumed with the unchanging situation of the teens being held, and continuously brought to the Tornillo, TX detention camp, near El Paso. At last count there were 2400 teens between the age of 13 … Continue reading

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