Author Archives: Pat Cegan

Dialogue with God

Talking with God over the backyard fence, sharing gardening tips and recipes for life. I offer a cup of coffee, He offers me eternal life, a fair exchange on this sunny day full of butterflies and possibilities.

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Big Red Bow

I put my teeth in a glass of water by my bed, like my grandmother so many years before. My glasses are on top of my book, my cane rests next to my chair. I lie in bed listening to … Continue reading

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The Hero

They’re off, sprinters charge, one easily leads the pack, another bursts forth to take the lead when something ruptures in his knee. He screams in pain and crashes like a mighty tree. At that moment frozen in time, the lead … Continue reading

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Shape-changing Clouds

Shape-changing clouds never repeating endlessly painting the sky with designs and colors that delight giving me pause to again consider the wonders all around us if only we stop to see

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Selfish and Ruthless

A certain amount of ruthlessness is needed at times though we’ve been told it is sefish Cutting unreasonable ties insensitive demands saying “no” or “yes” when it is really what we feel enough is enough that’s all it takes to … Continue reading

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No Problems

Today I have no problems to solve or demands on my time no overdue bills cabinets are full of food why does this feel so strange? Do I need problems to be happy crisis, drama, people telling me I am … Continue reading

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A Simple Gift

Shadow of a leaf Canaries singing love songs Tiny gifts from God

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Dry Well

Will the well run dry? Will there be enough? What happens if there is no more? What is the difference between planning and worrying; faith that all will be provided and doing my part? Some poems are just questions… a … Continue reading

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Changing Realities

How does one change one’s reality? Sometimes it happens without intent… hunger, fear, extreme stress, but it is also possible to do it with intent so strong as to block any distractions. One can also have split perceptions of being … Continue reading

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Pat’s Pondering — White Coat Guys

It was quiet, sunset sounds of day settling in, making room for night’s arrival. I sat waiting for the people to arrive. As I looked around, a movement caught my eye; I focused on three trees to my left. As … Continue reading

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Walkin’ Away

  I have decided to walk away from the logical, rational, scientific-based life. Instead, I choose wonder, mystical musings, realities shifting, no lines of demarcation, dreams merging into life I walk in a magical fog skim across oceans of fantasy … Continue reading

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Science or Fiction?

How much of science fiction is really fiction or is it the future seen by visionaries who have the courage to say where mankind is headed? What if fairy tales, myths, stories handed down were based on fact of long-ago … Continue reading

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Street Fairs

I love street fairs fruit and vegetables displayed with artistic flare farmers, heros of the day There are no styrofoam trays food wrapped in plastic just fresh picked carrots, beets, corn in colorful array. Cheeses, home made breads, people visiting … Continue reading

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What Went Wrong?

Milk bottle by the door creme on top milk delicious cows contented, chemical free Thump of the newspaper delivered to your door by a boy who never heard of drugs String tied around brown paper covered cheese saved for a … Continue reading

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New World #1

How would the world change if every person had a piece of land that could never be sold, taxed or taken, only passed to the next generation in the family? What would happen if there were no walls, fences or … Continue reading

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Don’t Go

Friction conflict fight battle war death… the cycle begins again Wars are profitable. Do they “just happen,” or are they planned for profit? What if there was war declared and no one showed up? Soldiers are told they are nobly … Continue reading

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Fragments of Soul

Eight billion fragments of one soul connected through the Divine Matrix. What if it is true that no one goes to heaven until everyone is ready? Would we help each other then?

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Less Is More

Before, my life was endless need. a non-stop desire for more of more. The paradox is that now I know that it is less and less that fills me with contentment; a blue butterfly nearby good book enjoyed in the … Continue reading

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Red Ribbon Child

Child with red ribbon Peaks around the magic tree Don’t steal her childhood

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Too Easy?

Maybe the problem is that the answer is too easy. We are geared to think we need gurus, courses, commandments laws, suffering, a bed of coals. But, what if this is not true, that none of that is important? It’s … Continue reading

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Non-Memories

My mind is filled with non-memories hazy half-recollections barely imprinted yet still with value. I have moved in and out of the valleys of hell; each time bringing back a trophy: understanding, compassion for those who stay, strength for having … Continue reading

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Never Even Tried

How often I think I can not do something so never even try. Failure without attempt surely limits us all. What is the shame of not being able to do something if we have given our all? Go ahead — … Continue reading

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Unique But the Same

I will not be molded to another’s expectations. Life’s paradox–unique but the same. The complexities of life have been stripped away. I will not be molded to another’s expectations. Whispers within mark my path. Sacred is each step when I … Continue reading

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Material Girl

No jewels adorn me thieves do not want my car I hold no title to land nor do I put my name on a house yet I am richer now than I ever was when I stockpiled shopping binges There … Continue reading

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Volume Turned Down

Quiet is my life now Turned down the volume of life A single flute plays

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