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National Haiku Day

In honor of National Haiku Day… Sunshine on my face‬ ‪Sweet summer kisses my lips‬ ‪Tastes like warm honey‬ ‪                      ~Monica R. Ashbaugh‬  

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2/28/18–I Am Sinking

I Am Sinking By Monica R. Ashbaugh, 2/10/18 I am sinking In the mire of life Being pulled down To the depths Of my heartbreak Trapped in a bog Of my own despair With no way to save me Because … Continue reading

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9/29/17–Nature Blessings

Nature Blessings By Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/29/17 Bestow on me  the peace of a cow  grazing in pasture, The serenity of a cat basking in sunlight, The calm of a pond with sleeping fish. Let me dwell  in this moment … Continue reading

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9/28/17–Autumn Haiku

National Poetry Day,  Autumn Haiku   Leaves twirling through air Orion’s rise in the east October is here.  

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Who Am I?

Who Am I? by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/2017 I write poems But I’m not a poet I am a creator of unspoken thought  I paint But I am not an artist I am a crafter of wordless soul When the … Continue reading

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4/17/17-National Haiku Poetry Day

I love haiku.  I was pleased to discover that it is National Haiku Tree dappled sunlight Rumbling of distance thunder Rain clouds drifting in. ~MRA, 4/17/17   Rain tumbled in sheets. Wind sheared through like ocean waves While cows complained. … Continue reading

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4/17/17-The Gift

The Gift I went to a birthday party this weekend and I wanted to share the most remarkable story that happened. I was looking for a gift for my friend. He’s the nicest man, a pure soul, so I wanted … Continue reading

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11/28/16–Ordinary Time

“Life happens in ordinary time.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/28/16

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11/27/16–Holy Man

Holy Man ~by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/21/16 Holy Man, Hush, Come, Sit at my knee And let me share with you the gospel. There is no counsel wiser than the wind. There is no truth greater than birdsong There is … Continue reading

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9/23/16–The Writer

The Writer by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/23/16, 3AMish, the writer’s gloaming hour. A writer’s work is their atonement to life, their at-one-ment for living, at-one-ment with reader. Writers sacrifice their own selves to tell a story. They splay themselves, unabashedly … Continue reading

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