Author Archives: Pat Cegan

Kissing the Mirror

I kiss the mirror Self-love is my best friend now Made by Creator *********** It is important to know the difference between self-love and selfish!

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Monet Eyes

Unfocus your gaze look at the world with eyes of Monet swirl the colors into the trills of birds dapple with sunbeams take a deep slow breath and merge with all that is around you Let your imagination walk through … Continue reading

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Today I Will

Today I will not: worry get angry judge But I will: smile give hugs be grateful Sounds like a great day is coming my way!

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Fruit

F resh, sweet gift R eady-to-eat fast food U se as a pick-me-up I gnore shelves filled with toxic “food” T ake only what our Mother provides

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Nature Talking

Peaches and creme skin Rosy cheeks Sour grapes comment We take our words from Nature seldom thanking Her for all Her gifts just take and take until She has no more to give

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Getting Rid of Cobwebs

I’m sweeping cobwebs from my house and mind removing old habits that no longer serve letting in the Light starting the day renewed eager to experience life from a fresh view

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Angry Again?

My words made you angry; is this about you or me? Always good to ask where does the anger come from? Sometimes we don’t want to hear… often that which we most need to know.

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Embroidery Hoops of Life

I bought an embroidery hoop to focus my work in one area, tiny stitches carefully placed creating an intricate design of color and love. Later I walked in the floresta and saw the minute flowers nestled among the leaves, endless … Continue reading

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Working Old Woman

Old woman hobbled between cars at the red light drenched in sweat begging drivers to buy her dishtowels. I bought a stack and longed to invite her to live with me free of having to work so hard to survive. … Continue reading

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Teaching Others

I’m not going to teach you what I know for you must observe and live your own lessons. Yet I know that when I model what I learn others can learn if they are ready to do so. Lord, let … Continue reading

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What We Want or Need?

We know what we want but only God knows what we need. Pray to give thanks not to ask. No ulterior motives. Both armies pray to win the war. Take yourself out of your prayers. Seek only to learn to … Continue reading

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Yeah, I Know

“I know” stops learning Self-righteousness shuts the door There is a big difference in knowing and living the truth “I know” stops learning Do not eat one grape and think you have drunk the vineyard Lord, save me from the … Continue reading

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Knowing God

We can not know Ourselves if we Do not know our Creator.

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Little Bugs

Tiny black flies dotting my bathroom walls I wipe them away ending their lives without a thought then cry at my lack of empathy. Who would think bugs could teach us so much?

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Where’s the Poet?

Where is the poet who writes these poems each day sending them through my mind and pen into the world to delight and inspire? Who is this Master of Words who pours forth as many poems as I’m willing to … Continue reading

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Why Laugh?

I laugh because crying pains whining bores no one wants to hear the woes of another I laugh because I finally see humor in our refusal to be happily delighted with life. I laugh because all is illusion designed to … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons the Hard Way

I am far from being a saint, my past has many rocky parts. Any present goodness is earned through trial, but mostly I’m tired of learning my lessons the hard way!

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Old Habits Revisited

I see old habits that I stopped are creeping back on me. Vigilance keeps them at bay until, hopefully, some day they go away.

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Lifelong Learning

Learning is not just for the young. Those who delight in mastering something new stay connected to life regardless of years. Old dogs can learn new tricks if they want to!

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Savored

A moment savored Like a sweet held on the tongue Transforms the whole day

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Beware, False Friends

Letting go of false friends who do not know what we share I wish them well and continue on knowing my own personal worth is not beaten down by those who do not care

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No Pain, No Gain?

Girdles and brasiers High-heeled shoes that pinch your toes Must beauty mean pain?

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Hide and Seek

Hide and seek in the winter when no one wants to find you leaves you filled with sadness longing for a summer day and someone who cares

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No Comfort

The child sucks her thumb Father nurses a whiskey Comfort escapes both

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Don’t Wait

Don’t wait for the world to change but rather be the catalyst that starts the change Yes, you!

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