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About spiritedpoet

No online identity can truly define me. I have a navigation panel with controls, but I understand I cannot control external elements. I believe I am spirited with God (Love) to guide my life. I am human in my strength and my frailty. I somehow safely navigate my children through life's trial and errors. I proudly wear each stripe on my Mom's uniform; though, I still love the silky feel of soft négligée against my skin. I am human after all. Welcome to my Spirited Poet blog. Welcome to me.


I read an article the other day in the New York Times about apples and I really didn’t understand the point.  A bad cop is a bad cop why bring apples into the discussion.  Apples do not kill people. People, … Continue reading

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Gratitude Rhymes with Attitude What are you thankful for? I’m thankful for this vibrantly colored flower that I witnessed inside on a winter’s day. A mindful little lift of life & light reminding me, at the time, spring would arrive … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I wish everyone a happy new year filled with peace, love and perseverance. I am starting the new year here with an older poem & a snapshot of one of my favorite places. The Missouri River in view, I am standing at … Continue reading

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Trump recently cited his own “great and unmatched wisdom” regarding Turkey and his decision to  pull back troops in Syria.  Yesterday, Turkey attacked Northern Syria.  Trump’s complacency allows Turkey, unchecked, to carry out acts of genocide primarily against Syria’s largest … Continue reading

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Open Skies

Uncolored wind flies open skies Indigo rivers flow primitive rain Lush fresh air kisses our breath Boundless seas greet our thirst Sweet liberation fills our being Precious equilibrium to exist Evolving Here and Now Creation (c) s l jennings 2017 … Continue reading

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Dawn strikes purest light Anticipation echoes Trails of tomorrow (c) s l jennings haiku and photo

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“Hope is a light, powered by faith; illuminating our darkest moments; bridging love’s spectrum.” – s l jennings (c) s l jennings words 2013 & image 2015 respectively I see individually and collectively we can all be points of light- … Continue reading

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No alleyways of division between Tightly knit buildings blend together Their windows framed in many colors Herald gracious panoramic visions Passers-by bustle on city sidewalks Raindrops touching concrete sea’s Each falls in rhythm paving life’s path Footsteps sounding crowds of … Continue reading

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Everything That Rises

  Millions of years in formation Mountains shatter earth to become Time cannot measure their majesty Nor can it measure our love’s capacity We were made to love one another Souls awake inform our alignment Circumstances shatter to become Mountainous … Continue reading

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        What does it feel like              to see a smile?        You breathe in deep              Eyes awaken            Your … Continue reading

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