Seek to Understand Your Parents

I’m thinking of Marie on Everybody Loves Raymond, but it is common to show a parent (almost always the mom) as the reason a character is emotionally stunted.

Yes and Other Poems

Please enjoy and share these poems of mine.

Academy of the Heart And Mind

By Thomas Cannon

Yes

Yes I want you back in my life
Yes I’ve got questions that
Yes I know you don’t want to talk about
Yes I know that is my fault
Yes I want things back to normal
Yes I want things to be like they were, but
Yes, its seems like a conversation is needed
Yes is my answer if you ask me to skip it
Yes, having you around is all I need
Yes I think you need more
Yes I think not clearing the air is not saying
Yes to life, but so is this nothing, this sadness
Yes, this makes me sad
Yes I will keep it to myself because
Yes, I don’t want to burden you
Yes Its because I want happiness for you
Yes I will stop this uncomfortable conversation, if
Yes is your answer to coming back.

Furrowed Rows

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Broken and distrusting: why Americans are pulling away from the daily news. Source: The Guardian — Who Watches the Watchers?

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Poetry is Not Intimidating

On July 13th and 20th, I am facilitating a poetry workshop in Winneconne, WI. Its sponsored by the Museum of Writing Instruments and they have this interesting idea of combining poetry with calligraphy. The person in charge emailed me this: "A few people at the calligraphy session were wondering if you'll give them a subject … Continue reading Poetry is Not Intimidating