Depression comes to us all at different times in our lives. For some, the despondency is so severe that thoughts of taking one's own life become a real possibility. Suicidal thoughts and actions occur to all ages and come to individuals of all socioeconomic strata. As we look from the outside upon those whom we … Continue reading Sunrise Hope . . .
A few years ago I wrote a short poem as a note of condolence to my physician who was mourning the unexpected passing of her friend's young adult son. I sympathized with her as I realized the grief of life's end can be especially wrenching when hearts ache over a young life cut short. She … Continue reading Your Life’s Song
This is a poem of reflection, as I share feelings of sadness with all those who have ever suffered a broken relationship, especially one of many years. One for me, one for you; It will never be the same, Dividing up the spoils of life As though it were a game. One for me, one … Continue reading One for Me, One for You
Here's a poem I sent to WHAS Radio personality Milton Metz after his last evening broadcast of "Metz Here" in 1993. I still have my scribbled rough draft and his gracious handwritten thank you note. Milton Metz's Personal Note METZ HERE! As we heard "Metz Here" Over the years We shared many laughs And cried a … Continue reading Metz Here!
I have a few notes that my mother left behind that, at first glance, might not seem all that important: a hand-written list of foods she was going to prepare for a family holiday tucked among the pages of a church cookbook. And a thin strip of paper peeking out from the leaves of her … Continue reading Remembering My Mother’s Final Days
The following quote is attributed to David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of the nation of Israel: "Ezekiel 37 has been fulfilled and the nation of Israel is hearing the footsteps of the Messiah." He was referring to the twentieth century nation of Israel formed on May 14, 1948 when Jewish people from around the globe … Continue reading Footsteps of Messiah
Here are four lines of poetic verse which I have written to send as an extra greeting of the season to you. The first two lines embody the birth of the Baby Jesus foreshadowed by his death. The last two lines present the message of the Gospel or Good News. This Good News is that … Continue reading Love Lies In A Manger
I recently lost a cousin who was my age. We both married fairly young, pursued middle class careers, raised children in suburban homes, and later lovingly invited grandchildren into our lives. Her death has caused me to reflect on what I have accomplished thus far in my life and what my future goals are. The … Continue reading The Silence of a Tomb