You Are




You are
the catch in my breath 
as I whisper
your name  

You are
the stars 
in my musings
the longing
in my nights 

You are 
the dreams 
of my heart 

You are 
the smile and 
the joyous laughter 
on my lips 

You are 
the tomorrow 
in my eyes

Tomorrow and 
tomorrow 

You are 

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson
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Happiness


“Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.”
― Abraham Lincoln

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Favorites Friday-Walt’s Writings


Welcome to Friday Favorites! Each Friday, I will share with you a little about one of my favorite blogs/blogger.  This week I would like to tell you about Walt Page.

Walt’s blog, is filled with beautiful poetry and other writings that will be sure to melt your heart and tug at your heartstrings.

Walt is married to (if you read the way he writes about her) the love of his life.   His poetry is filled with expressions of his love for his wife and the life they have made for each other.  THIS is an example of such beauty.

Walt is a bit of a hippy (I say that with love, Walt) and was a drummer in a rock band at one time.

Walt now lives in the country with his beloved wife, their dogs, horses and a quiet country life that he treasures.  Some of his writings include these loves.

Be sure to spend some time on Walt’s Blog, browsing through his posts.  You’ll be glad that you did and glad to connect with Walt.  He’s a treasure.

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson

If you would like to get caught up on my other Favorites, you can find those HERE, HERE, and HERE .  Go visit these wonderful blogs!  You’ll be glad that you did! 🙂

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Heart’s Desire




I justify
what my heart
desires

The anticipation
an aphrodisiac

Your scent
intoxicating

Drunk with yearning
You tempt me

again
and again

Not forbidden

but remorse
pangs me

As your sweetness
passes my
lips

Angel and demon

Chocolate

You have taken
me

yet again

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson

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New efforts to help Minnesota farmers in crisis


REBLOG:  Please read Audrey’s post about farmers and their struggles.

Minnesota Prairie Roots

Tilling at sunset, Redwood County, Minnesota.

I WITNESSED THE DESPAIR first-hand. The overwhelming concern that can settle in when bad weather affects crops, prices drop and the bills pile high.

A well-kept, stately barn west of New Ulm, Minnesota.

Too many years I observed the struggles my dad faced as a farmer. Even as a kid I understood. But now, as an adult reflecting on my past, I understand even more. I observed the stress Dad faced in 1976 when a drought left him without enough feed for the livestock and necessitated purchasing a boxcar full of hay from Montana. I recall, too, the time he dumped milk down the drain, part of a National Farmers Organization protest over low milk prices. And then, when a tornado hit our farm, he had to make agonizing decisions about whether to rebuild.

A farm site in my native Redwood County, Minnesota, where…

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Compassion


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Between the Lines


The poetry rhymes  
or doesn't  

The flowery 
angry 
or heartbreaking words 
are  
released 
upon the page 

Stories 
tug at heartstrings  

Flooding emotions 
scream and cry  

The darkness within 
or without
finds its way 
through my fingertips  

What appears 
upon the page 
not always in my 
control  

My muse takes 
me on

Rides 
I never dreamed of  

Places and people 
never seen

Stirrings 
emotions 
never before
felt  

My exploration 
of the human experience 
captured 
laid bare 
upon the page

Somewhere 
between the lines
I find myself

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson
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