Author Archives: Diane Anderson (newtreemom)

Sunset at the Lake

Setting sun Beyond the lake Beyond the trees White hot sphere Sends a shining path Across the water Illuminates the flag Waving proudly On the other side A golden halo Spreads an orange glow Into the sky above Beyond the … Continue reading

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Restored

The plate fell from her hands She cried out But she could not catch it The plate crashed to the ground She watched it As it broke in pieces She gathered the fragments Her tears fell The plate was special … Continue reading

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A Found Poem

from Afterlife by Julia Alvarez She cannot comprehend how someone she loved can be nothing but dust A new life awaiting her Walking a narrow path through the loss Taking sips of sorrow Wake up empty and frightened Contain the … Continue reading

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Up and Down

I’m up I’m down Mind whirling ‘round and ‘round. Will we go back? Will we go online? Twenty desks in a room?! A new LMS to learn?! Mask breaks? What?! Back to the grading scale?! I’m up I’m down Mind … Continue reading

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Magic

When it seems darkness May defeat you Keep moving forward Unexpectedly the light May shine on you… Magic  Photo by BAH, my sister-in-law

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Be Well, My Friend

We met on the sidewalk In Panama City (Panama, not Florida!) Army wife, Marine wife Both mommas too nervous to Let our kiddos go to the bus stop Alone Together Exploring that new city, that country Finding so much in … Continue reading

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The Light of Evening

The light of evening takes me back The light of evening on the neighborhood houses takes me back The light of evening on the neighborhood houses takes me back to the light of evening on the buildings of the city … Continue reading

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One Is Not Like The Other

Two birds perch on the peak of the roof One ruffled and plump The other sleek and and skinny They stand apart Yet Together they sing Together they claim a place in the world And then each flies In its … Continue reading

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What’s Making You Smile?

These are serious days, but there are still things that make us smile. Here are a few of mine: •my friend brought chicken soup from our favorite Mexican restaurant •another friend brought a loaf of cinnamon bread so fresh from … Continue reading

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Little Voice

In a little voice She says, “I’m OK…” But I wonder… It’s such a little voice…

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