Category Archives: U-Turns

Poems about life changes. Stories of Life.

U-Turns-A New Life

The shovar translucent in the setting sun calls us in celebration. The shovar blast forms into a living being that coils into the air.  It finds the ocean and pounds in the waves. The trees whistle with the wind of … Continue reading

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U-Turn-A Birth Surprise

      April 2002  Dear Zach, It is tradition that I write a poem for each child.  I never control them.  They come at their own pace and in their own way.  Yours has been hiding.  No wonder, it … Continue reading

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U-Turn-A Brother for Quinn

Ian’s Birth I first explored the wonders of ultrasound through pictures taken of my second and third grandchildren while they still inhabited the world of inner space.  The boy, Jeremy, curled up innocently in his black world but over his … Continue reading

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U-Turn or Love in the Time of Medicare

First thought was no need to rant on about this. But how many people are well versed in the area of senior romance? The number is increasing I’m sure of it but Social security/Medicare didn’t get the memo. Here’s the … Continue reading

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U-Turn-A Brother is Born

Central Park This u-turn has been spinning around in my head for weeks. Lately life has a way of creeping into my blogging goals and snagging them on flowery vines. I haven’t tripped but merely found myself breathing the deep … Continue reading

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U-Turns expressed in Word Music-from motorcycle to birth

  As you already know, it was my practice to write a poem for each newborn grandchild. This birth u-turn followed by several years a nearly disastrous u-turn that happened to this child’s father-my middle son. It was a Sunday … Continue reading

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Of U-Turns and Ants

I have a really good excuse for my long silence. At the age of 70 I find myself engaged. This u-turn came after having completely given up on love and romance. I always say when I’m wrong I’m really wrong. … Continue reading

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U-Turns- death

I hadn’t planned on twisting from birth with its newness and surprise to death. But thoughts rarely succumb to planning. They aren’t so different-birth and death-both come with newness and a surprise. The joy and celebration are quite different. I … Continue reading

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U-Turns-Birth

from Parent to Grandparent I have a reputation in the family for getting lost while driving even when I know where I’m going.  U-turns are a fact of driving life with me. I really think that life changes are u-turns. … Continue reading

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