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Leap Day

Alas for opportunity blessed with the smile / of approbation – cannot be done. / I’ll wait until I molder ere I / rend my heart and reach f…


Folk music, time, Dr Who, big questions from a small island.


Tradition means many different things to many different people…

trading traditions

Trading treasured traditions / For treacherous trendy trivia / Has become a bad habit here / In itself almost another tradition

Just a Game

One woman sits watching, only eyes, a black shadow

’Twas tradition after all Santa….

thoughts of my heart…..’twas tradition after all…weigh heavily on an Angels heart

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Now you know the origins of in like a Lion and out like a Lamb.

Wild Winds

Sometimes I feel / Another being awakening / In my body

Grandma (1)

do not forget to hear love’s call, life’s belling, no matter from how far away that came from, while keeping in mind that warm …

A path beyond

We do not know anything else / So we continue walking / In the same old path. / We do not know another world / So we continue living / In …

Thanksgiving – Thoughts On Harvest Time Rit…

As I grew older, the reality of what really occurred was driven home. Let’s take a brief look at some of the history leading up to th…

And What Is…

Truth, / Although it did one time, / No longer lies in that direction: / Custom has smoothed flat the sharp / And wayward spike of revelati…


“the burden of the past” / —-W. Jackson Bate on tradition. / my words stretch truths / and flow through hallow trees̵…

Days of Tradition

I miss the days / Of traditional / Poetry— / Sort of mushy, / Sentimental— / Lots of rhyme, / Metric time; / A lifetime’s worth / Of double…

Second feature for;…. Halellujah;…Jes…

Second feature for;…. Halellujah;…Jesus has Risen


Saying grace / my old man bowed his head / and though not all days / are graceful ones / some moments call for peace. / Tradition stands as…

The Native American Powwow

With each meditative step you could see the dancer trying to connect with the memory of lost friends or family; and the observer realizes t…

Old Traditions

Every year the same. He hated it. The calendulas, the velas, the pictures of the departed, the sugar calaveras, favorite foods. / Traditi…

Happy Easter!

“Mom?” / “Yes?” / Ava hesitates… / “Are YOU the Easter Bunny?” / Uh, oh…

In The Tradition of Nostalgia Before Memory

Every night I brush my teeth, if I remember to, / I lift up the blankets that hang over the side of my bed and hesitantly peek underneath. …

sipiritual tradition

sipiritual tradition


the cough frightens me differently now

The Marketing of Menace

Dust off the bones of tradition / and celebrate the glory of death. / In the staid name of power / and guttural, droning sameness


Knit one, pearl two, afghan through

Grandmother Of The South

Grandmother of the south the boundaries have been broken / I have lived to see my child the prejudice out spoken

Imperfect Unions

Ya know these days, the way life is, there’s many forms of love. / What may not seem ok to you, to some might fit like a glove. / It&…


I don’t know anything…anymore / Save that what I do…is who I am…

That tear in his eye

Blaming himself for something only nature could control / Insisting that he could have done something to help / Admitting he was stuck in t…

Walter’s Pub

Afghanistan had not been part of Walter’s grand plan for Owen.

tradition, honor, character

lo there do I see my brothers, / not by blood but by honor, / we join together and play as one, / and we will not yeild until the champi…

Tradition Is A Drag

like watching a rerun and expecting a surprise / pretending your head has a new pair of eyes

Just yours.

You were raised to beat her / old wives and manhood, / customs and tradition / it’s always been your life. / so I guess we can’t blame you …


‘Mummy’ turned into ‘Mom’, ‘Papa’ into ‘Pops’, / ‘Didi’ into ‘Sis’, ‘Bhaiyas’ to ‘Bros’. / And, as for the marriages, earlier arranged, / T…


Tradition / Saying grace / my old man bowed his head / and though not all days / are graceful ones / some moments call for peace. / Traditi…

Amerikansk tradition av Stripp

I USA började striptease på resor karnevaler och burleska teatrar, och innehöll kända<a href=" "> strippor som &…

Willow Weep

. . . Of women lovin’ their men / clinging to what’s been, / A longing ancient / in our soul.


Molly is always telling me wild stories about her nights out and getting really drunk, and not remembering who she has got off with.

Breaking Free

Probably growing up as an Asian American woman with deep traditional roots, tied down by traditional views and expectations of what it is t…


covered in sawdust

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