Perspectives: 198/365

Horace Taylor (Florist, Music Friends of Sports)

My resolve to keep quiet,
My patience with the stupidity,
My understanding of my daughter,

Perspectives: 197/365

Scott Thomson (General Practitioner, Eight Bars Parent)

I’ve checked out,
My new office is great.
The patients have adjusted and
It’s been good for my wife’s yoga studio.
Some of my patients
Have joined her classes, so we are getting
Paid twice.

The business of medicine…

Mothers Forever

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The following poem is included in the book Mothers Forever, a verse novel telling the life stories of three women brought together by duty, service, and the roles mothers play in helping each other cope with difficult situations.

The book is available online through Amazon: Mothers ForeverBarnes and Noble: Mothers ForeverBookBaby: Mothers Forever, and iBooks.

I hope that you enjoy the book.

Thank you,


1887 Martha


The little village of Hamorton
Was ready when Martha Harrison was born,

Ready to share its lessons of the past
To this granddaughter of a former slave.

Her sense of action would be strong.
She would never stray from that value.

People were waiting for Martha to be born
So what history started could be continued.

A life of action would be her legacy
Just as her family had taught her.

Martha’s birth started something
Worthy of this little village, Hamorton.

Perspectives: 196/365

Sam Brown (Sales, Music Friends of Sports)

It looks like everyone is getting nothing.
The kids are doing what kids do,
They don’t know what they are doing,
They have no idea the ripples that will form
Because they have taken a stand.
This is not how things are supposed to work.

SIC: The Return

Obstructed views, trees
Parsed sunlight trickling
Suburban living

Perspectives: 195/365

Mark Watts (Former Athlete, Eight Bars Parent)

What is Cole thinking?
He’ll never get a scholarship by not playing.
Colleges will see him as a problem
Even if they want him and they’ll stay away.

If only the district had hired good coaches
From the start, we would be in this situation.
I blame them.

SIC 15 Haiku

Each end starts a new
Night is over, day begins
Journeys are this way

Perspectives: 194/365

Ruby Brown (Coffee Shop Owner, Music Friends of Sports)

These kids are great for business,
Since they aren’t going to practice,
They are coming to my shop.

This couldn’t be working out for me better.
Good riddance after-school activities.
I’m loving this!