Author Archives: Pat Cegan

Weaving

Weave Over, under Creating, designing, constructing Threads of interactive life Tapestry of being Golden strands Love

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Top or Bottom

me mud rain mildew mosquitoes butterflies lush garden fruits sun we

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Living Your Word

The best way to get your message across is to live it. Words without actions are meaningless. Make, “I say, I do,” your daily pledge. Remember your times of woe to keep the flow of compassion to those who still … Continue reading

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Running Free

When I first heard this joyous music, I immediately envisioned two little girls running in a field of flowers. Sara Potenza, composer and poet, once again has served as a muse for one of my poems. Click on the MP3 … Continue reading

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Tattle Tales by Granny #3

Granny on Fishing “You ain’t goin’ catch no fish, if you don’t spit on your worm first. And you gotta’ hold yer mouth right, too!” I spent hours practicing spitting and trying to make my mouth look like Granny’s! Granny … Continue reading

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Tattle Tales by Granny #2

I am inspired by this picture to do more exercise. I started a couple of weeks ago working in the garden again. I now can pick up the hose without groaning. “Tattle Tales by Granny” is inspired by my maternal … Continue reading

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Insincere

Spare me your false compliments; I do not need to be flattered. “Beware of smiling faces” is still good advice! I want to be so secure in who I am that neither unkind words nor compliments affect me. I am … Continue reading

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Selfish Giving

Helping someone is a good deed that is easily negated by resentment. Selfish giving spoils the gift. Why do we help others? Let’s look carefully at our intention for truly “the gift is for the giver”

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My Mother in Me

Sometimes I catch a glimpse of my mother in me; it always startles me. Then there is the idea that boys marry their mothers, girls their father. Are we destined to repeat cycles? Is there no breaking out of social … Continue reading

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No Soul

Can man become so filled with darkness that his inner Light disappears? Can he lose his soul? I find the idea of soulless people disturbing yet when I hear of the atrocities of man, I wonder if such people have … Continue reading

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Yes, but…

Everytime we say, “yes, but…” a door slams on an opportunity. We defend ourselves by avoiding another’s point of view, thus keeping our thoughts narrow. Pay attention to how often you say, “yes, but…” and what brings these words forth: … Continue reading

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Tattle Tales by Granny #1

“Tattle Tales by Granny” is inspired by my maternal grandmother, who was a bit of a character. All of us grandchildren adored her and took care of her when she was supposed to be taking care of us. She had … Continue reading

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More of the Same

Have I finished my life? Is it not just more of the same? No surprises, challenges, goals won, obstacles overcome or perhaps life is simply living serenely each moment as it comes without needing thrills, rewards, promises of things to … Continue reading

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What You Believe

Power animals, spirit guides, angels, fairies in the moonlight, ancient lore, stories for children. Do not believe in Divine messages, intuition, or the tooth fairy. Be modern sophisticated educated What if there are mysteries in the world rejecting an idea … Continue reading

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Burden of Age

My mirror has shaggy ears makes puddles on clean floors shows me that I am not as patient as I thought. He reminds me how to play, to find joy in a stolen dish towel and favorite shoes. The problem … Continue reading

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Yo-Yo Days

Bubble gum, yo-yos, spinning tops jump rope, hop-scotch, family games on Sunday nights, camp fire songs, bed-time prayers… quaint customs of by-gone times replaced by solitary video, alienation, meals gobbled in front of television and people who see the world … Continue reading

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A Perfect World

Fairy tales so gruesome video games of destruction television filled with death what are we teaching our children with this focus on violence? Let’s create a world of “happy-ever-afters” where people are loving kind, compassionate. May our streets be safe … Continue reading

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Child of War

Purple cows riding on balloons summer dreams cotton candy clouds, I lie in sweet meadows dreaming of lemon pies handsome princes and a childhood I never had. I am a child of war victim of man’s greed knowing only fear … Continue reading

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Kangaroo News

Nestled in a pouch attached to a tit the baby feels safe but all too soon he will grow too big for his haven and must go out into the world he fears. Lairs, caves, nests all must leave someday … Continue reading

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Fences and Borders

Open plains filled with herds of bison days of old where no one fenced God’s land. We can not own land for it belongs to all yet we build fences claim borders and forget we are brothers claiming what is … Continue reading

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Life Goes On

When I die, life goes on Babies are born the cycle continues memory of me quickly forgotten So what is the point the moral of the story, if you will? Perhaps there are no lessons to learn we live, then … Continue reading

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Handcuffs of Fear

Self imposed handcuffs, our fears imprison us, rob us of the delight of discovery love creativity. Are our fears really ours or wayward inheritances? April Fool gifts of our culture? If they are mine where did they come from? Do … Continue reading

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Another Love Poem

Love, a word much used and abused. I love you – you are mine! I love you – but only if….. I love you, don’t leave me or love another; even your dog makes me jealous. Does love stifle, enslave, … Continue reading

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Who or What is God?

Once God was a woman then a man. Can God morph like transformer toys? Old Testament God was vengeful killer of enemies thrown forever in Hell. New Testament God loving, forever forgiving. Today´s God is intelligent energy that exhibits love, … Continue reading

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Reaching Out

Your soul reaches out to mine, lifting a thought, a memory a vision of that which is to come. You tell me this message; I feel in awe, a bit afraid as if I had been touched by a mystery. … Continue reading

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