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    Let me hear you cheer! Thanks to God, Dennis and Ctrl+v, I pasted it single spaced!!!! Hallelujah!

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    Pat

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    Let me hear you cheer! Thanks to God, Dennis and Ctrl+v, I pasted it single spaced!!!! Hallelujah!

    Post  Pat on Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:46 pm

    You just can't imagine how many months I've been trying to do it to where it was not a mile long.   : )   Anyway, it probably is longer than yours, but I'm sure you will shorten it for me. . . and I want you to.   Pat
     

          Peace of Mind

     

    There’s no accounting for it

    or the way it turns up in a chemo room

    in the form of a bright, lively nurse

    who sticks your port

    and keeps returning to check on you

    even though every chair is filled.

     

    How can you not let go of fear?

    You sip the coffee handed you

    as you take in the moment

    that honors the lost breast.

    You try to memorize the smile

    of the one with the French accent seated

    beside you.  Her being here proves

    that you were not abandoned,

    that peace of mind saved its brightness

    for you alone.

     

    Peace of mind is the bank account

    left by the former husband you never really understood,

    the one set on coming to his granddaughter’s birth

    though his heart was congesting

    and breaking.

     

    It finally comes to the farmer’s wife

    bereft of child, to a little girl

    whose drunk father sits in a dark corner.

    It comes to the puppy lying outstretched

    in front of a heater,

    to a widower examining cirrus clouds.

     

    It even comes to rocky cliffs barren of trees,

    to fog gathering and lifting its skirts,

    to the bent flowers weary of standing straight.

    Pat

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    Join date : 2011-09-12

    I'm laughing my booty off!!!!!

    Post  Pat on Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:48 pm

    It still did not work, did it!!!   Oh well, you guys just have to deal with it.   Best I can do.   My single lines get pasted double into this space.  : (  

    On we goooo.
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    tsukany

    Posts : 600
    Join date : 2011-05-21

    I copy/paste from NotePad

    Post  tsukany on Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:02 pm

    Peace of Mind

    There’s no accounting for it
    or the way it turns up in a chemo room
    in the form of a bright, lively nurse
    who sticks your port
    and keeps returning to check on you
    even though every chair is filled.

    How can you not let go of fear?
    You sip the coffee handed you
    as you take in the moment
    that honors the lost breast.
    You try to memorize the smile
    of the one with the French accent seated
    beside you.  Her being here proves
    that you were not abandoned,
    that peace of mind saved its brightness
    for you alone.

    Peace of mind is the bank account
    left by the former husband you never really understood,
    the one set on coming to his granddaughter’s birth
    though his heart was congesting
    and breaking.

    It finally comes to the farmer’s wife
    bereft of child, to a little girl
    whose drunk father sits in a dark corner.
    It comes to the puppy lying outstretched
    in front of a heater,
    to a widower examining cirrus clouds.
     
    It even comes to rocky cliffs barren of trees,
    to fog gathering and lifting its skirts,
    to the bent flowers weary of standing straight.

    Pat

    Posts : 642
    Join date : 2011-09-12

    Notepad. . . .?

    Post  Pat on Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:29 pm

    My Christmas list has just started. . . .   I don't have one, and it looks like I need one.   : )
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    tsukany

    Posts : 600
    Join date : 2011-05-21

    No Purchase necessary

    Post  tsukany on Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:44 pm

    Hey Pat...NotePad should be a word processing program in your Accessories (WordPad is too powerful...but it would work)

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