Beauty of LIfe Award





Because of the importance of Human Beings taking action to save our planet, Mother Earth, I have designed this award to thank all the bloggers who through their blogs and their efforts show that they love and respect Mother Earth, and do what they can to save our precious and beautiful Planet.  This award is a reminder that there is no Plan B, and no Planet B.

The Rules have to do with you and your conscience:  when awarded this award, try to something good for the Planet every week.

Those who receive this award will be the bloggers who have brought to light the necessity of saving our Planet, and who encourage others to help in this important fight, through their words, art and deeds.

The very first recipients of this award are:

  1. Victo Dolore
  2. Jackie Saulmon-Ramirez
  3. AB
  4. Mark Bialczak
  5. Lady Pink Rose
  6. Toemailer
  7. Maryam
  8. Danaiana
  9. Bluerock/Debrazone
  10. Quiall
  11. MsTranquility
  12. Grumpygorman
  13. Eartlhyradiance
  14. Karen Wan
  15. Mihrank
  16. Lobetero
  17. Lilly
  18. Abuse Ends when you Love Yourself
  19. Sue Dreamwalker
  20. Moorbey
  21. Chocolate Vent
  22. Maxima
  23. Nandini
  24. Gillswriting
  25. Soul of a Gypsy
  26. Friendly Fairytales
  27. Charles1958
  28. Danicopiche
  29. Sadie
  30. Busy Mind Thinking
  31. belsbror
  32. Cassidy Frazee
  33. Susan Marie Malloy
  34. RoSy

A Big Heart

The Big Heart


Big heart,

wide as a watermelon,

but wise as birth,

there is so much abundance

in the people I have:

Max, Lois, Joe, Louise,

Joan, Marie, Dawn,

Arlene, Father Dunne,

and all in their short lives

give to me repeatedly,

in the way the sea

places its many fingers on the shore,

again and again

and they know me,

they help me unravel,

they listen with ears made of conch shells,

they speak back with the wine of the best region.

They are my staff.

They comfort me.


They hear how

the artery of my soul has been severed

and soul is spurting out upon them,

bleeding on them,

Messing up their clothes,

dirtying their shoes.

And God is filling me,

though there times of doubt

as hollow as the Grand Canyon,

still God is filling me

He/she is giving me the thoughts of dogs,

the spider inits intricate web,

the sun

in all its amazement,

and a slain ram

that is the glory,

the mystery of great cost,

and my heart,

which is very big,

I promise it is very large,

a monster of sorts,

takes it all in—

all in comes the fury of love.

—Anne Sexton



“Too many things are occurring for even a big heart to hold”

—From an essay by W. B. Yeats






May Peace Prevail

May Peace Prevail



“Outside, people!”

It was cloudy at noon with no forecast of rain. Another Monday was nearly half finished though not to everyone’s liking: a suspected long power outage was about to wreck havoc to normal educational activities.

Liza looked out the grounds to find a spot where she could be alone to write the rough draft of her report. She noticed a girl standing up from a nearby bench, leaving another with earphones on her ears.

Erika saw her coming. Though she never intended to have a chat with someone, she needed a sounding board about her dilemma whether to tell Leyla or not that his brother was in love with her. A stranger could give her an unbiased advice.

“Can I sit here?”

Erika nodded, sizing her up, trying to decide whether to tell her what’s on her mind.

“Can I ask you something?”

They laughed at the coincidence of them asking the same question at the same time.

“Go ahead,” Erika said, confident now she found a confidant of sorts.

“I like this guy, who keeps…

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