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    I think I found accessories. . . and WORDPAD!!!! I'm pasting again for practice. : )

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    Pat

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    Join date : 2011-09-12

    I think I found accessories. . . and WORDPAD!!!! I'm pasting again for practice. : )

    Post  Pat on Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:28 pm

    Bear with me!!!  I'm like a 1st grader with this!  There she is.  Now, I'm going to hit Send and see if it remains single-spaced or not. 
     
    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.
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    tsukany

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    Join date : 2011-05-21

    YESSSSS!!!! Sweetness

    Post  tsukany on Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:41 pm

    You did it!!!

    Pat

    Posts : 655
    Join date : 2011-09-12

    And how sweeeet it is!

    Post  Pat on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:23 pm

    Thank you!!!

    Don C

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    Join date : 2013-09-24

    Pat

    Post  Don C on Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:56 pm

    Good job.  You covered many facets.

    Don

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