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I love to fly fish. Retired, widowed, mother, and grandmother. Medical background career. I love to write stories, poetry and dabble in photography, gardening, feeding a special squirrel and taking it easy. Last, but certainly not least, I Love the Lord. All of life's journey above has inspired my poetry. I write what I feel.

Submitted Poems 4 total


I watched while you effortlessly cast your fly-line upon the calmer water of the river, presenting your imitation delicacy to the eager yet unsuspecting trout. The colored line flowing back and forth over your head caught the sun's light dancing...

by emera

added 7 months ago
Chained Laments

A dark yet penetrating stare, ice like, freezing glare.
Gargoyles supposedly made of stone.
A lonely moan answers to the unknown.
Moaning inside, growling outside, chained to cold, dead stone.
Hear it? Another sad and piteous moan.


by (Emera) Pat Hellekson

added 7 months ago
Midnight Sky Dreams

Once upon a time under the midnight sky
I dreamed of wondrous places to run
reaching high into the sky never thinking...

by emera

added 1 year ago
The Gill-netter

As the old Troller heads back into harbor its barnacled hull cuts through the rippling waves, steady as she goes, casting shadows deep into the water from her starboard bow. The slow rhythmic chug of her engine shouts out across the sea, her mighty...

by Emera

added 1 year ago

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Latest Comments: 1 total

Easy to read, important message, good rhyming and verses connected and flowed pleasantly. Well written.and it touched me as I read through it.

6 months ago


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Which author is considered to be Scotland’s national poet?
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