A Mother Bears (a Poem)

A mother bears…   Elation at a positive test. Excitement over pregnancy news. Confusion at parenting issues. Terror of health problems. Pain during labor.   Euphoria when seeing her baby. Stamina through exhaustion. Delight in first steps, foods, words. Intensity to make the best decisions. Toughness in discipline.   Enchantment at handmade gifts. Fervor forContinue reading “A Mother Bears (a Poem)”

This Ohio Winter

What is this I see? It’s no snow in January. Where has the snow all gone? Global warming, anyone? Growing up in Minnesota in winter, we always had a coat on. Shoveled the sidewalk in New York, to get to the snow blower, for easier work. Though at times I think California’s climate is theContinue reading “This Ohio Winter”