The Top 9 Best Rated Charities – to get the best bang for your pennies.

We all know that I work in retail and all throughout the holidays, from sunrise to the wee hours of the night, I was bombarded by the ringing bell and gleaming red kettle. I must have heard this comment a thousand times, “Don’t throw your change in the bucket. It only goes to line some …

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Our Perfect Life

Vita Brevis

Submitted by Jerry Brotherton

My wife and I share a dream
Of a modest house among some trees
A garden path beside meadows stream
We’ll walk along in a warm summer’s breeze

Grass enough to set our chair
Under the sunrise of a new day
Washing our souls in the clean fresh air
Letting all our troubles just melt away

A lazy dog at our feet
A glass of sweetened ice tea in hand
No phones, tablets, no Facebook or tweets
Just her and me, following love’s command

Quiet nights with no doors locked
Hearing nature in gentle breezes sway
Awaken in the morn’ without clocks
We’ll kiss and thank God for another day


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So happy to have this poem accepted for publication by Vita Brevis.

Vita Brevis The New Poetry Magazine The Day After Her Funeral Submitted by Jerry Brotherton We emptied her room today Faded photos of a mother Holding children whose faces That we can barely recall We emptied her closet today Clothes from summers and winters Too long ago to remember Now just charity donations We emptied her …

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Alzheimer’s

My wife and I have always been, for lack of a better word, loners. We have children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters that we dearly love. But we have always been nomads and spent our entire lives enjoying the company of each other. We are the best of friends. I wrote this poem quite awhile ago after …

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