Category Archives: poetry

Boundaries

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To be loved

Is a gift

Of reciprocity

By earning respect

Both helping

Both supporting

Emotionally

Or physically

Without consciousness

Could be leader

Giving confidence

Strength by modeling

With speech and demeanor

Or with consciousness

a call, a visit, a note

Building smiles, laughter

And especially safety

Of your space, your boundaries

never being crossed

Without your permission

That is love

That is trust

That is respect

You gave

And received

Together

-Jennie Nawrocki

Winter Wonderland

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It came

From above

So small

Some large

But each unique

So light

But yet

Once melted

On the warmth

Of the skin

That water weighs

Crunch is

The sound

Of it

Collected underfoot

But there was

No sound

As it fell

Watch for it

When it turns

To ice

As that crunch

Is lost and it is

Smooth and slippery

But yet again

Its blanket

Of whiteness

In its

Purest form

Will transform

Anything

Into

A winter wonderland

Undeniably beautiful

-Jennie Nawrocki

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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The events in Haiti are a sign

Climate change is real

If you don’t save

Mother Earth

She can’t support you

Here is what you can do

https://archive.curbed.com/2017/6/7/15749900/how-to-stop-climate-change-actions

But mostly

You heard it before

But it is true

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

That is the least

Amount of respect

You can give

Mother Earth

-Jennie Nawrocki

Let Love In

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Who you love

Some say

Is a match

A completion

an opposite

Right away

Or grew stronger

However it occurs

Don’t squash it

Accept it

And accept others

For love doesn’t

Come uniform

Love comes

How you

Need it

How you

Nurture it

How you

Respect it

Love everywhere

Just love the way

That you are

Born to love.

-Jennie Nawrocki

Adapt, Modify, Change for the Better

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Quarantined

Stayed at home

No visitors

Or visiting others

We wore masks

Became vaccinated

Virtually were meeting

But the visits

Still missing

Even though

You’re invited

Once we can

But when

But how

So many people

So little time

It’s time

But reassess

What worked

What didn’t

Nows the time

If it worked great

But if you are glad

It was gone

Don’t resumed

Or change it

Why settle

When you can

Make it better

The time is now

Set a new beginning

-Jennie Nawrocki

Objective?

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We all know?

But do you?

What is the real truth?

Who is the source?

What is the motive?

Bias vs Objective

Politics is tricky

But journalists

Are objective

Judges

Are objective

Police are objective

At least that is

What I thought

Are you?

Are they?

Have we lost

the ability

To be objective?

Only when you

Make that choice.

-Jennie Nawrocki

So What?

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So what?

Doesn’t lead to apathy

Only opposite

Because

You find

What really matters

is

Ethical

Moral

Altruistic

Community

And self

The big

And small

Pictures

That give you focus

The priorities

That decide

What is

Important

-Jennie Nawrocki

Flexibility

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Agile in movement

Bends with the moment

A stunt person

Rolls with the stop

Preventing injury

A corporation

Listens to

It’s customers

Changing colors

Increasing durability

To gain regulars

Teachers adapt lessons

For many intelligences

Stubbornness has

It’s time

But not forever

Be flexible

Times do change

-Jennie Nawrocki