Category Archives: poetry

Why Create

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It is a vision

An idea

Formulating within

Saying this blank

Will be

A person

A place

Or thing

It’s meaning strong

Or light

It still is

A concept

That came from

Your mind

In media

You prefer

For enjoyment

Everyday

-Jennie Nawrocki

I Am Not For Me But For Us

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To be against one another

Does no good

Always wanting something

The other doesn’t think

Is best

It’s ridiculous to have anger

Maintained without a solution

There must be something

We meet in the middle on

Instead of being taffy pulled

In all directions

Imagine we were

Knights of the round table

Everyone and everybody

Had equal say

Take that moment

See a new perspective

I look for one too

In order to

To find a solution

To this wall of

My way, no my way,

No my way, no my way

No my way, no my way

It has to stop

It is not about who is the bigger

Or better person

It is about

Not having to worry

About knowing

What we accomplish

Gives the room

A calming vibe

-Jennie Nawrocki

Holiday Spirit

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They say there is something special about the holidays. A giddy cheerfulness that isn’t seen all year, that holiday spirit.

Why does it stop?

We have a day off work?

We stop our diets?

We see more family?

We get presents?

We relax?

We party?

We have more time for hobbies?

We see holiday movies?

What is it?

Find out and keep that holiday spirit with you year round.

Happy Holidays!

-Jennie Nawrocki

Stay Strong

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Home for the holidays

Would be good

Memories unbound

Previous recounted

And more made

But wait

There’s a pandemic

Stay safe

Big dinners postponed

For gatherings will occur

When vaccinated

Won’t that be so nice

To get together again

We are almost there

Stay strong

Missing you also

Stress free family fun

Those are the days

To live for

-Jennie Nawrocki

Go Big At Home

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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day.

Start anew

We have elected a new president

We are getting rid of all sorts of systematic racism

We are taking precautions against sickness.

Something has to get better

Choose now what you want to improve

This is a necessity not just a news years resolution

It is like the changes we made because of the Civil War and World War II

We emancipated slaves

Woman were now workers

The depression had us budgeting our money differently.

We are repeating history

Stoping racism

Woman and minorities in major business and political roles

Budgeting because of Covid

We didn’t do it well enough the first time so we are doing it again.

I don’t know about you but this is a spring cleaning where no corner is left to make dust bunnies.

We are not going big OR go home.

We are going big AT home.

Be the better person you dreamed and do it now

Then you won’t have to eat those complaints inside you stressing you out.

-Jennie Nawrocki

Happy Thanksgiving

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It is time

For turkey

Cranberries and gravy

Mashed potatoes

Stuffing

Green beans

Brussel sprouts

With carrots and squash

Yams or sweet potatoes

Maybe even both

Rolls and biscuits

Also offered

But don’t forget

The spinach salad

Dressed vinaigrette

There are others

But to me those

Are the staples

However

Even the pies

Following

None of that

Would ever seem filling

If we didn’t honor

What the day

Was truly about

Saying Thank You

Or thanks

for all our blessings

Especially family

And friends

With you

Or zoomed in

Breathing easily

Yesterday

Today

And Tomorrow

-Jennie Nawrocki

Starting Now

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A new beginning

Deserves a new attitude

I don’t know

If I prepared for that

But certainly

I shouldn’t look at

The world

With such worry

For I know

You want the same

As me

How to live on this world

Without devastation

What should we do

To get there

I’m listening

For every vote counted

Every voice is heard

We have such a short time

To change

Covid

Climate emergencies

Social Security

Inter country relations

Based somewhat on

Immigration

Commerce

Race and religious tremendous similarities

Economy

Social media influences

Standards of living

Power vs control

Animal safety

Let’s make this world

Our home

First things first

Is that your enemy because you

Feel threatened?

Or were hurt?

Knowing why

Determines the path

To the solution

For enemies impede goals

Find a way to turn

Contentious relationships civil

Whereas amicable relationships

Build community

There is no time to waste

Bring ideas

Bring openness

Bring it now

-Jennie Nawrocki

Quarantine Activities

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Where have you been

No where I guess

Just my apartment

What have you been doing

Cooking, cleaning, the same as you

Just that

Maybe some exercise and drawing too

Anything else

Along with reading and watching tv

That is mostly it

I think I reorganized my room

A few times too

Oh I wrote and zoomed with some friends

Why what did you do

During quarantine

-Jennie Nawrocki