Friday, August 30, 2013


by N. Jane Allio

          The North West taught me how to be myself 
          again; it connected me to my childhood
                   To a simpler, cleaner life, void of excess.
            It brought me back to love from bitterness.
            The rain washed off my fears & doubts
            The sun taught me how to be thankful, what
                   true gratitude look, feels, smells, and tastes like
                   A husband taught me patience & unconditional
             And Dear Old Mother Nature, who showed me what living with
                   her is all about, bringing me back to 
                   my long forgotten roots deep within 
                   the cool damp earth. Of how to wish
                   and how to bend, the soul of my
                   steady pen

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