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I have 297 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 201162 times and 16 of my stories have been cherry picked.
21 of my 635 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 21 votes

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I write, I post, I read, I thank... I have no agenda but the hope that if someone needs to read what I have posted, then they shall. I think that sums it up :-) Be the Light that others long for. Be blessed and stay loved.

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My stories


African Praise Poem for Dad

African Praise Poem for my Dad Charles Beverly Balfour Browne, the man with a camera, And a smile that never-ended; With his twinkling, royal blue...

African Praise Poem for My Aunt

Praise Poem for My Aunt 1955 - 2022 My Aunt, Janet Browne, walked in elegance and grace; Slowly, and peacefully, like a beautiful giraffe. She showed...

Today, we open Free

Today, we open Free The dawning of a new day, With sunlit rainbow rays, Gracing the clouds to say: “Today!” Today we heal. Today we unfasten the pain...

Your Girlfriends

Your Girlfriends You carry them around with you – Everywhere. Closer than I could ever be. You share the fire of heat with them - Inhaling, lip to...

Mommy's Shoes

Mommy’s Shoes I was five, or four, Sneaking in to open the cupboard door. Taking out the elegant heels, Sneaking them on with ease. My feet filling...


21 of my comments have received 21 Great Feedback votes

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So special

Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2023


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Posted in Part Of Something Special

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Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019

... destroyed - all the life they provide - for paper money - that can't produce fruit, or help make honey, or provide homes for animals... so backwards is humanity - the ultimate selfish act - to take an animal's livelihood for selfish purposes...

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Posted in bluebells

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Indeed ...

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019

... human ears... permanently malfunctioning - and often some brains too...

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Posted in Will We Ever Listen

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So true...

Posted on Thu, 07 Jun 2018

... we are born with naught and leave with naught, and our belongings will never offer the love the human did...

Blessings for your journey, sorry for your loss, but pleased for the inspiration and creativity and love the tale offers :) 

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Posted in Here Are Things

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Very heary-felt M,

Posted on Fri, 09 Dec 2016

It reminded me of a quote from a book I read:

"God and Truth are found in the Silence"

Well done for embracing the power of stillness.


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Posted in Silence

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I agree...

Posted on Mon, 28 Nov 2016

There's such heart-joy in rhyme,

Like the lines are beating in time

With a happiness in the heart

Giving joy a jump start ;)

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Posted in Opinion - Five Reasons for Rhyme

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What we do for company...

Posted on Wed, 01 Jul 2015

Wonderful to have something to look forward to, a purpose, no matter what :) 

We all need people, and I don't care what the loners say.

I'm in awe that you put 77 first, seriously, that number has been haunting me in so very many...

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Posted in Fay's Flutter

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Ha ha ha - you echo me again ;-)

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015

Us modern 'young' lot have traipsed all over and not 'settled down'... and even through the continents, I have still managed to accumulate 'stuff', despite leaving things behind in my university dorm, Taiwan, England and Johannesburg! 


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Posted in Moving On

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For the love of her, her wishes will be fulfilled...

Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015

... even when we don't have the power to fulfill another's wishes, somehow, thankfully, the Universe / God / Love does :) A most comforting thought I reckon. 

Still, the ceremony is for the living who are left to handle their grief and...

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Posted in For the Love of Her

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Made me sad...

Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015

... all just moving to cease to be ... sigh ... 

As poets must remind us... thanks Tina

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Posted in A Small Ceasing to Be