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Time to contemplate

caught in the maelstrom
between here and hereafter,
whirling in my day-to-day life,
it's wise now and then
to contemplate whether the winds
making rag dolls of us all
will one day blow soft and kind
and settle us down on
the firmness of new earth
or punish us forever
in the whirling eternal.

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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A retired teacher and compulsive writer, I ply the writing craft daily, composing poems, stories, articles, blogs, and letters.My book, A Family of Sicilians...is available right here at http://stores.lulu.com/ButtaciPublishing2008Also there is a chapbook for English teachers who need help teaching poetry. It's called Painless Poetry.and another book of mine, a collection of 164 short-short stories, Flashing My Shorts, is availableFROM AMAZON.COM at   http://tinyurl.com/26u8huk OR KINDLE EDITION  at  http://tinyurl.com/2f369weI live in West Virginia with the love of my life, my wife Sharon. more…

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