JOY, JOY
Poetry

JOY, JOY

by Dolly A Berthelot © 2020This most dismalChristmas week 2020– Covid soars,Multitudes dieIsolation chafesFamilies stay apartTo save livesWhile some partyWithout masks,Without care. Nature rebelsAs the wiseHave long foretold.Hurricanes,Snowstorms,Wildfires,What’s next? America is cyber-attackedSecurity is sabotagedPutin chuckles,Our allies shiver.The President is silentThen contradicts his experts.Democracy seems under siege. And yet, and yet,In my unruly old basket of…

Family | Poetry

Tabitha Edwards-Walton: My Hero

by Tabitha Edwards-Walton, nurse, poet, and author of Poetic Diversities and Poetic Life Experiences.   He left his life of nothing behind him, when he walked into the military recruiting office. He was only seventeen years old. He walked away from his family. It was his decision. He went into boot camp, then he went to active…

Cancer | Poetry

Tabitha Edwards-Walton: I Wear Pink for You

Tabitha Edwards-Walton: nurse, mother, grandmother and poet with two books:  Poetic Life Experiences and Poetic Diversities and a new book coming in 2017!     I sat nervously in the doctor’s office, anxious and full of dreaded fear. When the doctor came in and said, “I really do not know how to tell you this. That lump that…

Family | Poetry

Tabitha Edwards-Walton: Hand in Hand

by Tabitha Edwards-Walton, nurse, poet, and author of Poetic Diversities and Poetic Life Experiences   Son, please put your hand in mine. I shall be your strength. Trust in me and you will do just fine.   I will be your balance. I will hold you up when you go to fall. Just like everything in life,…