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Oh, These Wires We Place

The full text of President Obama”s Remarks at Vigil
and full video from New York Times:
Link is directly below this statement —
Vigil at Newtown, CT — President Obama’s Remarks

Posted with @dVersePoets & @NewWorldCreativeUnion
For this Tuesday’s open Pub #OpenLinkNight

One bell rings
Where angels wept
Shoulder to shoulder
We came together
To show no fear
By Joan Barrett Roberts

I pick up
and easily throw
upon my shoulders
a long white jacket of
patchwork squares
built from bendable wires

Just enough to slip on
over my coat ~
I imagine my plight

I freely
put on this ~ metal jacket
because
I was left with
no way out

but now I find
it only opens one-way
has no key
no escape
I am locked here
inside this ~ my gated life

I am suppose to
survive
this mountain climb
by just daily living
and fighting the good fight

In this system
where lies and misinformation
shadow box each other
for the prime spot
in our nation’s news

Oh ~ these wires we place
with unhinged malice
escaping any willing action

Now if only now
hearing the calls of our children
somehow shouldn’t we agree ~

To dare to imagine

a different path

chosen

once

and at the same time

safe

and

free?

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Favorite Christmas Books To Read

ASKING FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION
A Collaborative Project

Which books from your childhood or now, would you say, are your most favorite for Christmas reading?

Several responses:
@deidra69: Without a doubt “The Happy Prince”. FAV Christmas book to read! THANKS Deidra!

@deidra69 My pleasure, I remember first hearing The Happy Prince on Record when I was a child! I will never forget it, uplifting brilliant!

@orangeuapoet http://t.co/kfRr30dW” Snip Snapp Snurr & the Reindeer ~ THANK U FAV CHRISTMAS BOOK!

Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Snipp-Snapp-Snurr-Reindeer-Lindman/dp/080757497X

FIND CHRISTMAS BOOKS AND POETRY TO GIVE AS GIFTS @dversepoets.com
ENJOY –Shadowleaves: My Favorite Christmas Poem http://t.co/CCv4MPUo

Please add your own comments & books you recommend! Thanks!

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Together Once More

Our Way Station
silver threads lay upon the waters
fallen from a mercury sky
time sheds its damper coat
relinquishing the upcoming winter
oh, for the soft autumn light
playing catch me if you can?
days shorten in spite of our wishes
distined to a mere ten-by-ten
shortened both in width and length
shrinking in numbers and rhymes
are we ready for this Christmas season?
the giving of winter’s gifts
the wrapping of love
around our quilted edges
holding family and dear ones near
walking side-by-side
transvering busy city streets
we stop along the way
small shops and tea cups shared
orange spice tea and cinnamon sticks
peppermint candies and sugar cookies too
all upon angled afternoon sunbeams
fairy princes and fairy princesses for hours
sharing children stories and tales
a lucky token left on merry tables
only a way station away
pushing to pause our holiday
we discover
we are here
together once more