Mar 19, 2023Liked by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

Well, that’s a lovely and uplifting musing to wake up to this morning! Beautiful, my friend. I’ll join you in the ocean.

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Mar 19, 2023Liked by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

Perfect, we are all in this together.

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Mar 19, 2023Liked by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

amen my friend - and thank you for gifting me with the beautiful flow of your writing today. I'll have what you're having!

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a'nuther good'un Mary, a poem for the thirsty! keep on quenchin' !

(whilst I some dainty doggeral doth wrench, thus inspired...but bein' a very reluctant swimmer ;-)


much truth in yer observations, I'll take that invitation!

but ta keep myself afloat, I shall bring a little boat

an' in case of "under toad," climb aboard y'all, you'll be rowed!

I got hardtack an' dry socks, 'lest we float far from them docks

swim together, in a "school," that'a'way them sharks we'll fool

seas 'r rough, seas 'r vast; facing unknowns, nets 'r cast

what's our catch? will we prevail? keepin' conscious is our grail

(it's my hunch we cannot fail ...)


't'ain't gonna happen without a battle

so hold that breath, an' doggie paddle! (Go Dogs Go!)

An' if we do win, I will hoist

a little flag, however moist...


n'ere conscious nor unconscious, this here odd-ditty (oddity?) comes from a SEMI-conscious fly in the primordial soup doin' the backstroke! as in waiter waiter... what's that fly doin' in my soup???

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Mar 19, 2023·edited Mar 19, 2023Liked by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

I always look forward to Sunday mornings to read your pieces. You never cease to surprise me with your topics, cleverness and depth. Thank you. xox

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Mar 23, 2023Liked by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

All rivers flow to the sea.

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Mar 22, 2023·edited Mar 22, 2023Liked by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

:-) yup, it's true--an' in the name've downhome wisdom may we all be in-spired! to do wacka(doodle) do! ("Roger" /10-4 over n' out!)


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ha! thanks Mary, yer the poet but I do like my rhymes (nursery included!) an' verse so yer well-wrought work prompted a sincere (if wackadoodles) be-vers-ed reply! --As a kid my ma (also fond've cornball and Tom Lehrer) would say, "you're a poet and you don't know it!" so the attribute stands (...er floats!) keep 'em comin'!

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Mary. This is so beautiful and poignant. Thank you for sharing your thoughts so eloquently. I am going to share this with my readers!

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Mar 20, 2023Liked by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

Bravo Mary. You are leading me into a better capacity for appreciating poetry, and without losing any of the subtlety and magic the art should properly have, in making it accessible.

I love this!

Beautifully read too.

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