Not Everyone ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 6/7/2020

Not Everyone ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 6/7/2020
My Instrument Of Peace 6/7/2020

Not Everyone of every group ever does everything Not every sound of every prayer results in anything Not every sunrise promises us a brand new day Not Everyone agrees with what Everyone has to say A push from both sides, cannot conflict result Nothing is heard when both sides’ scream…

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Listen For The Calm In The Storm ~ Katrina Curtiss 6/1/2020

Inspired by a conversation with a 17 year old student who said to me today, "It feels like the world is coming to an end." It broke my heart that he is afraid of what's happening. I told him that he will tell stories of this time of his life,…

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The Powder Keg ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 5/30/2020

The Powder Keg ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 5/30/2020
Uncle Sam Powder Key kc 5/30/2020

People are protesting, demanding justice for the death of George Floyd, it feels as his murder was the match that lit the fuse. The Powder Keg ~ by Katrina Curtiss 5/30/2020 There was a keg made out of wood Made to hold only the world’s good But somehow, somewhere deep…

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Happy Memorial Day ~ by Katrina Curtiss 5/25/2020

Happy Memorial Day ~ by Katrina Curtiss 5/25/2020
My Friend Ken, Who Made It Home After Serving In The United States Army

As rain falls upon this early Memorial Day, May 25th2020, thoughts of all those who have served our country visit me, as the ghosts of years gone past. I’m stuck with the thought that so many went to went to war, gave their lives for my freedom, my life, touch me…

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My Cat Celebrates Memorial Day ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 5/23/2020

My Cat Celebrates Memorial Day ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 5/23/2020
Basura Celebrates Memorial Day ~ drawing by me

I was listening to Lee Greenwood sing, “God Bless The U.S.A” Basura cat came up to me and this is what she had to say “That song makes me feel so good inside, Fills my heart with loyalty, joy and pride!” As she jumped on my lap and we began…

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“Are Our Rights Wrong?” ~ by Katrina Curtiss 5/11/2020

“Are Our Rights Wrong?” ~  by Katrina Curtiss 5/11/2020
Gun Violence Statistics

I was out walking yesterday, trying to combat the overwhelming sense of isolation due to COVID-19. I stick to my neighborhood, turning left here, right there, for about half an hour and then retracing my steps back home. Yesterday, I discovered a little winding sidewalk running behind homes, a path meant for…

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Falling Down The Rabbit Hole ~ My relationship with the song, “Abraham, Martin and John” ~  by Katrina Curtiss 5/5/2020

Falling Down The Rabbit Hole ~ My relationship with the song, “Abraham, Martin and John” ~  by Katrina Curtiss 5/5/2020
Abraham, Martin And John 45 record 1968

You hear them; you know them, like old friends that gently nudge you into an emotional realm. A song has incredible strength; it can change a person’s energy from high to low and everywhere in-between. One of the first songs that touched me was, “Abraham, Martin and John” written by Dick…

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Kent State ~ A Memory 50 Years Later by Katrina Curtiss 5/4/2020

Kent State ~ A Memory 50 Years Later by Katrina Curtiss 5/4/2020
Kent State Shooting ~ 1970 Remembered 50 Years Later

It was 50 years ago today, when my grade school teacher, told us to sit under our desks; this was a time when school was a “safe space” in spite of the occasional paddling. She informed us that something was happening about a 20-minute drive away from our location, “Something”…

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