MarsEarth

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


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First things first

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A willingness to help,
the aura of a loving spirit,
and your nurturing love
begins it all.

I climb a mole hill and you give it a mountain name.
I finish a few chores and you proclaim me Champion.
I tell you my secrets.
You give great advice.
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Just One Thing

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I stumbled during a recent quest to understand why we celebrate Friday.  For some it’s just another day. For others it is their Monday.  For shift workers Friday could start as late as 11 o’clock in the evening. Why does this day get universal “thanks” for a crown? Continue reading


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Choose the best

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The great King James was celebrating a jubilee, a milestone in his family rule. It was time to bestow glories and give a show of virility and strength. A week of feasting and proclamations. Evenings of merriment and fires ablaze. Interest began bubbling up from the masses as to a rumored runners competition. Continue reading


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Nine Ways to Break a Heart

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Keep talking about
each inadequate trait
and every breath becomes a frown
by saying there is no longer a connection
because no reason to care
and this will break off a part.   (Why today of all days?) Continue reading