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“Like Father Like Son” by Douglas Mcguire

A touching poem about a military family

The poem I chose today, “Like Father Like Son” pays tribute to Memorial Day in the United States. It is the day when Americans honor the men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country. We celebrate … Continue reading

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“Inside the Now” by Thich Nhat Hanh

A monk's meditations on time

“Inside the Now” is a rare and beautiful book. Written by the Buddhist monk, poet and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, it is both a personal account of Hanh’s struggle to bring peace and enlightenment to the people of his native … Continue reading

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“But You Didn’t” by Merrill Glass

Merrill Glass’s poem about losing her lover to war reminds us the importance of openly sharing your feelings for the one you love when you’re together, because the future can be so uncertain.

The death of a lover is difficult regardless of whether it is expected, as is the case with long-term illnesses, or if it is sudden, as is the case with a car crash or a major heart attack. The uncertainty … Continue reading

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