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The Poems

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These free verse "poems" do not follow the traditional requirements of rhyme and meter. My sense is that, in the end, content out surpasses form. Initially, my intent was to create a "thought heirloom" for my children and their progeny in hope that future family souls I may never meet or know might at least know me through my writings. Early on, I started sharing "the poems" with my brother Clark and then, with his encouragement, began to share them with my super kids, Kiera, Jake and Trent. Then, thanks to their positive reaction, I took a leap of faith and posted a few on Facebook and sent a wider sample to close friends. Once again, I was encouraged by positive feedback all around which led me to broaden my thoughts to include publishing "the poems" for general consumption. Thank you in advance for reading them. I sincerely hope you take away a thought or two that will add to your life.

Recurring themes include the folly of "Human Certainty" and my urge to always keep questioning; the absolute need for inner balance brought by continual cultivation of "Emotional Intelligence"; the human disregard for and rape of "Mother Earth" and the urgency to heal our womb of life; and, occasional "Sprinklings of Humor" and "Irony" for after all, man has proven to be both funny haha and funny peculiar. - Blair Smith

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