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I Saw A Man Die Today

I saw a man die today and it felt awful, I could do nothing about it but dab at the tears in my eyes and feel sorry, And he could do nothing about it but just die.   I watched fear flood the man’s eyes and it felt embarrassing, ‘I could hug him and tell him it’s alright‘, I thought. But he could not have heard me if I tried,

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Sticks and Stones

My mother always said, ‘There are three things that can happen if people throw stones at you. One, you can take the stone and use it with your catapult to attack others. Two, you can take the stones and be swallowing them until they kill you. And three, you can take the stones and use them to build a house’  I never gave much thought to those words until my

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Senior Ruth(less)

Prompt: Feb 10 Teachable Moment You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself? Someone once told me that ignorance is the worst thing that can happen to anyone in this life. Well, is ignorance the same as ignoring someone? Because if it is, I would love to learn how to ignore

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‘Each day and each night that I place myself under his keeping, I shall not be forgotten. I shall not be destroyed. I shall not be imprisoned. I shall not be harassed by evil powers.’ (Prayer by St Brigit of Kildare, 453-524) My mind always plays back to that night. The night of the 14th-15th of April.  I swear, there is no way I haven’t thought about it. I have

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