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Old world wisdom, new world insight – poems, poetry, philosophy, dreams, commentary, ideas


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R.E.M. Ember

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The smell of the heat on the sidewalk reminds me
of the very warm hearth where grandpa loaded firewood
onto smoldering embers that set the pile ablaze.

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ADVICE: A leaven

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Reminders are just that.

1. Feel like something is missing?
Maybe it’s not working because we are filling the void with:
• Detached humor
• Sarcasm
• Food
• Shopping
• Religion
• Drugs
• Work

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Rain again

It finally rained today in Houston after nine days of hellish heat and humidity. Ever have a day when you need a sad song? This one fits the bill.

“Let Me Down Easy”

Written by Mark James
performed by Roger Daltrey

Well, I saw you on the avenue
 And as usual you’re with someone new
 I guess there’s nothing left for me to do
 But turn away

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ADVICE: Fodder and Law

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

To the boy who wants to marry my girl.
To the girl who wants to marry my boy.

Greetings,

There are quirks you are getting yourself into and the obligations from which you have no recourse but to stick it out until you are dead. Why? Because you are making a vow that cannot be broken by human laws.  We are spiritual beings that connect and stay connected long after this generation is dead and buried.

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In tone assy tone

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Hard to decide if it’s going to be a girl or a boy.

X – Why can’t you be more forthcoming

Y – If I have problems expressing myself, why do you expect me to be good at this?

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