Category Archives: Poetry

Woman Warrior

Woman Warrior by Brenda Surin   A Woman Warrior turns … Loneliness into service Shame to confidence Pain into empathy Anger to righteous indignation Fear into courage Despair to hope Hatred into love Defeat to victory … and Her heart … Continue reading

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Gloriously Perfect

Gloriously Perfect by Brenda Surin   I am a sweet spice crush me my scent grows stronger   I am a oak tree cut my branches my roots go deeper   I am an eagle feather toss me to the … Continue reading

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I See You Smiling

I wrote this poem to honor my son-in-law, Ray Schneider, and to offer support for my children and grandson on the one year anniversary of Ray’s death. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In Loving Memory of My “Son” Ray Schneider October 3, 1978 – … Continue reading

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Service Dog Legacy

  Service Dog Legacy by Brenda Surin   I close my eyes and see your face looking up at me – those amber eyes so clear and calm Your love washes over me and my racing heart begins to slow … Continue reading

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The Weasel

  The Weasel by Brenda Surin Do you understand it hurts me when you do not hear my pain How the loneliness envelopes me because I cry in vain I did not ask for Chiari it found me on its … Continue reading

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Live Today

Ginkgo trees are one of my favorites. I grew up in Chicago and many of our boulevards were lined with these lovely trees (thank you Frank Lloyd Wright). I took this picture a few years ago at an arboretum and … Continue reading

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