Inspiration comes in fits and spurts, laced with time, warmed with the heart. Each of my offerings began with a whisper, a pause to see, hear, and reflect.
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THE WAYS OF LOVE–A DANCE
Love Is deliberate Not a passive noun. But An active verb Not to be a ‘beloved’ But to love a being Like a dance Leading and following Giving and taking A rhythm that guides And alternates the way. The dance changes Solo at times Released with a spin Reconnected To...
Thespian I want to be a performer An actress assuming the persona Of her own words To “act out” emotions The banter of silent thoughts If only I could make you Laugh and cry, You might see Another me. Abbe is the author of six book, novels, essays, poetry, and a...
Magical Spirits Dance more Sing off key Explore Magical spirits Know no limits They see The possible They Ignore The Impossible Be a Magical spirit
If If everyone could cry Would the world be a better place? If everyone received a hug Would love follow? If everyone could eat Would they share the bounty? Cry with me Hug me Break bread with me
Blinded By eyes that only see Through filters An apparition Of assumptions Hidden clues Too light Too dark Never Just right We miss What is within
Variegated I shine like a forest green leaf With yellow curved lines I meet the center vein Poked by earthbound mortals The promise of idols My colors fades to pale lemon Lines remain of green innocence Of sunshine brightness I split the difference Morph into buds of...
Abbe Rolnick grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Her first major cultural jolt occurred at age 15 when her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida. To find perspective, she climbed the only non-palm tree at her condo complex and wrote what she observed. History came alive with her exposure to Cuban culture. After attending Boston University, she lived in Puerto Rico, where she owned a bookstore. Once Stateside, she capitalized on the knowledge she gained as an independent bookstore owner and worked for one of the finest bookstores, Village Books, in Bellingham, Washington. Once a CEO of a manufacturing firm and owner of a healthy foods café, she is now retired and spends her time writing.
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