Author Archive for Stacy Peterson

Poem: "Time and Eternity"
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Poem: “Time and Eternity”

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Time and Eternity The truly desolate And pathetic sort, Are those who of Earth Believe Elysian Fields they can create In time, to quell their fears. Not so, not so, For what would heaven be, If on earth everything, Here, Was granted Free To thee? Stacy Peterson November 12, 2014

Poem: "My Church Brother"
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Poem: “My Church Brother”

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My Church Brother He came in oversized 550 Levi jeans colored deep Jean Blue, Size 36/36, but he required a few inches smaller. No problem, the silver woven belt cinched his waist, Balooning his billowing wrinkled white shirt over his chest. He came wearing a Christmas tie, with the knot askew, Apparently unaware of Halloween […]

Poem: "Light my Way"
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Poem: “Light my Way”

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Light my Way In the beginning was an explosion. Love exploded as energy filling the void! Whirling forth from it’s womb, Light scattered, seen and unseen, Racing through newborn time towards souls yet created. Angels, pure as the light itself, invisible Sped through eons, biding time, until the babe was born. Love’s energy illuminated them, […]

Poem: "Veiled Love"
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Poem: “Veiled Love”

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Veiled Love Love mysteriously veiled draws the lover into his mystery. In search of beauty hidden, she pursues him. Yet he nurtures romance, revealing only wisps of golden hair Blowing seductively, luring her with his scent. Fleeting romance, blushing faces, love unknown Remains mysterious, as the bud unfolds. Pricking her finger she recoils… Lover. Lover? […]

Poem: "The Scent of the Run"
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Poem: “The Scent of the Run”

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The Scent of the Run A silent afternoon, but for my pounding feet And the beat inside my headset which Inspires me down the road. Horses nod their heads, and whinny, As I run by the field Where they graze in a freedom, That I attempt to mimic. I leap across a log, fallen long […]

Poem: "Where Have all the Fairies Gone?"
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Poem: “Where Have all the Fairies Gone?”

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Where Have all the Fairies Gone? What happens: When the last baby laughs, and No more fairies fly forth from dandelion fluff Born on the breeze of an infant’s giggle? When little girls no longer twirl In pink tulle around the foyer? Can I still dream of carefree days Dissolved into the misery of life? […]

Poem: "Farewell My Friends, Your Names Live On"
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Poem: “Farewell My Friends, Your Names Live On”

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Farewell My Friends, Your Names Live On When we rode the bus together To Kings Island, We laughed with our team-mates And forgot about swimming in cold outdoor pools, In the rain, with Jack yelling at us. You ate vanilla ice cream Even though you were a diabetic. I didn’t understand that, the ice cream, […]

Poem: "Hop Splash! A Mountain's Journey. Kirplunk!"
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Poem: “Hop Splash! A Mountain’s Journey. Kirplunk!”

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Hop Splash! A Mountain’s Journey. Kirplunk! Little Boy skips a pebble across glacial water. Hop-splash! Hop-splash! Hop-splash! It plunks, landing upon the crystal bottom, Awaiting a swift swirl, the current carrying it along its way. Its way to where? Another rocky shore… Will a little boy, perhaps years from now, find the gray-green rock Which […]

Poem: "Cicadas at Rest"
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Poem: “Cicadas at Rest”

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Cicadas at Rest I laid still long enough to see the clouds float by And feel my baby’s breath– almostly soundlessly– against my neck. I saw a pair of hawks soaring on a shared invisible current, Wings spread, gliding in tandem, as if tethered by an unseen kite string. But they were free and so […]

Poem: "My Heart, Their Home"
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Poem: “My Heart, Their Home”

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My Heart, Their Home Just left my kids behind… A part of me stayed too. Little chunks of my heart ripped out, but Their lives, well-lived, transform the empty pits Into chambers where purpose and love intersect. Filled with their Becoming, My mother’s heart expands, Becoming a mansion that Welcomes home my children, And the […]

Poem: "A Consecration"
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Poem: “A Consecration”

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A Consecration Arms extended to heaven, he raises the chalice, The silver family heirloom, The one bequeathed to him by his priest uncle. Fingers cradle the priceless cup, The vessel that contains the Precious Blood. Pointed directly towards the heavenly throne The open mouth Of the chalice Of the priest Of the people gathered Readies […]

Poem: "Wisteria"
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Poem: “Wisteria”

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Wisteria The lone purple Violet almost escaped my notice As I tromped along the woodland path. But there she was, Peeping out through the mat of rotted oak and poplar leaves. Tombstones of last year’s Fall, Sheltering this year’s harbinger of Summer. I couldn’t smell her fragrance, For her five tiny petals barely emitted a […]

Poem: "Two Mothers, and One More"
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Poem: “Two Mothers, and One More”

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Two Mothers, and One More Until she squawked, preened her feathers and skittered away, I didn’t see her, As I jogged around the perimeter of the field On which my children played. I continued running, occassionally turning my head Making sure my little ones were safe And “boo-boo” free. During my second loop around the […]

By a Mother
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By a Mother

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  “O most Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you….”  My baby’s heart stopped beating and I don’t know when.  All I know is that on Friday it was fluttering and six days later it was still.  One moment:  Whoosh!  Whoosh!  Whoosh!  Then:  Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep…….. My mother’s heart heard […]

Poem: "Sanctified Hands"
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Poem: “Sanctified Hands”

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Sanctified Hands Fingers spontaneously unfold, joint by joint Revealing a palm itching to catch: A ray eminating from His Holy Face. A beam of light filling the hole drilled By worldly endeavors. A luminious stream of love flowing Through fingers outstretched, spread apart Attemping to capture infinity In a particular moment in time. Washed clean, […]

Poem: "Little Boys and Leaves as Toys"
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Poem: “Little Boys and Leaves as Toys”

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Little Boys and Leaves as Toys (For Luke and Tate) Shrinking Jack o’ Lanterns smile their sunken, crooked smiles At little boys chasing leaves under a cloudy sky. Barefoot, the boys collapse over each other, laughing, As leaves swirl in their tantalizing ritual dance. Across the road and down two houses, Mr Ed rides his […]

Poem: "An Early Harvest"
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Poem: “An Early Harvest”

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An Early Harvest I hope you and your little winter garden stay safe in this freak fall storm. Have you secured your dented watering cans in the graying wooden shed? The little shed with a patched tin roof. I’ll bet you squeezed the wheelbarrow, Still filled with mulch, Between the push mower and solid, yet […]

Poem: "Gold Dust Tonic"
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Poem: “Gold Dust Tonic”

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Gold Dust Tonic I think I should feel happy, Because I finally got my way. I can worship my Golden Calf Every night and day. But when I go to milk her On a morning, oh so bright, She somehow turns her head my way, Knowing something’s just not right. For she’s fit for only […]

Poem: "Passionate Love: In Memory of C.J."
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Poem: “Passionate Love: In Memory of C.J.”

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Passionate Love: In Memory of C.J. A woman of a thousand smiles and merriment and cheer. Yet infinite tears flow within her heart Unseen Occasionally soaking her pillow Rarely, rarely bathing a friend’s shoulder with the balm of sorrow and love. Heroic Mother, Bravely shouldering the evil of a Moment in Time. Sorrowful Mother drafted […]

Poem: "The Gatekeeper Awaits!"
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Poem: “The Gatekeeper Awaits!”

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The Gatekeeper Awaits! Open the door of Faith Plunge your praying hands through his wounded chest! O Centurion’s sword! Thank you for a straightened path into his Sacred Heart! Now, pierce his heart with your laser Faith! Beloved One, penetrate his chambers. His heartbeat drowns reason’s fears, transfusing your mind with Truth. Faith illuminates the […]

Poem: "First Kiss"
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Poem: “First Kiss”

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First Kiss Shivering, water awaits morning’s first kiss. Mounding, swells reflect dawn’s hopeful glow. Returning, trawlers absorb beams’ warming rays. Longing, shore-bound sojourners anticipate sunrise’s mysterious power. Ah! The first kiss, Love! Lovers glow radiating, radiating… Transfigured: Warmer than a glow                     More penetrating than a […]

Poem: "Holy Face"
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Poem: “Holy Face”

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Holy Face Your hideous face compels me to stare, no gawk, at you As I peruse stalls in Caru-a-ru market. Every week I search out your emotionless countenance Wandering through the crowds. What are you doing here? Can your lopsided eyes see the wares hawked in my direction? Or does your left eye double as […]

Poem: "The Star"
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Poem: “The Star”

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The Star She picked up the zucchini and belted out a ditty About living on a farm and singing a country tune. The girl with the microphone knew about foot long zucchinis and birds that say, “Bawk! Bawk!” as life’s refrain. “Bawk-Bawk! Bawk-Bawk! Bawk-Bawk!” She follows the clucking birds into the woods That invite her […]

Poem: "Listening for a Summer Song"
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Poem: “Listening for a Summer Song”

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Listening for a Summer Song She peels late June Redhaven peaches on the porch. Juice bursts through tender, fuzzy skin Dripping into the bowl’s hungry mouth. Fruit flies swarm in the sweltering air at the knife’s approach. Another reason to peel outside, in the heat, she muses. She peels and she wonders, Alone but for […]

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