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  • sarita responded to a letter in group Poetry 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I am so happy you said that people with children could relate to the poem. I don’t have children so I was worried that it would come across as oversimplification of what it must feel like to have children. I am glad you felt connection with the characters so to speak. That was what I was really trying to convey. That a simple moment can hold…read more

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  • sarita responded to a letter in group Poetry 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Wow. Thank you so much Roger. That means a lot to me. I really enjoyed writing this poem. I am overjoyed that you enjoyed reading it. I think it is sometimes strangers that can make us think differently about aspects of life. Kind of like seeing something familiar in a new light. Thank you again. I truly appreciate it. Thank you for your feedback

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    • You’re quite welcome! I’m a pretty advid poet behind the scenes. I applaud you for writing poetry because sometimes it can be very difficult to convey what you want to say. From rhyming to stanza structure it is a challenge to do all of this in a way that a reader connects to. You’ve done that beautifully here.

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  • sarita shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    The Bartender is Beautiful

    The Bartender is Beautiful

    When she told me how she cried when her kids ate her ice cream
    I realized how beautiful she was.
    The sadness that spoke from her eyes
    When she spoke of her missed bowl of ice cream it made me realize how much she loves
    And doesn’t get loved

    She works day in and day out to give her kids the world and at the end of the…read more

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    • Sarah,

      This is an absolutely beautiful poem. It paints a picture in my mind as I read the words. While it has sadness as it’s undertone you focused on beauty and connected with this reader on a very deep level. The connotation between love and the bowl of ice cream is a powerful imagery tool. Best yet is it allows a visual tool to connect us to…read more

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      • Wow. Thank you so much Roger. That means a lot to me. I really enjoyed writing this poem. I am overjoyed that you enjoyed reading it. I think it is sometimes strangers that can make us think differently about aspects of life. Kind of like seeing something familiar in a new light. Thank you again. I truly appreciate it. Thank you for your feedback

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        • You’re quite welcome! I’m a pretty advid poet behind the scenes. I applaud you for writing poetry because sometimes it can be very difficult to convey what you want to say. From rhyming to stanza structure it is a challenge to do all of this in a way that a reader connects to. You’ve done that beautifully here.

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    • This poem is incredible. You can really tell from this point of view how in touch the person is with the bartender. The person feels her pain and wants to give her joy. The mother is hard working and just needed a break to enjoy her Ice cream but with her overload of children its hard to take a break from that. Many people can relate to this poem…read more

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      • I am so happy you said that people with children could relate to the poem. I don’t have children so I was worried that it would come across as oversimplification of what it must feel like to have children. I am glad you felt connection with the characters so to speak. That was what I was really trying to convey. That a simple moment can hold…read more

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      This is an incredible poem, Sarita! It makes you want the best for the bartender and her kids. I love the world you created in your poem. The dedication the mom has to make sure her kids are okay is amazing. I hope she eats as much ice cream as she can to give her heart joy! Thank you for sharing this powerful poem.

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      • She needs to alter her approach and maybe even get help planning a new way to communicate and heal her relationships with them.

        Healing the Damage

        I greet your anger with peace.
        I greet your envy with love.
        I greet your guilt with hope.
        I center myself in the beauty of spirit.
        Your arrows bend around me, they dissipate.
        I lay down my ego,…read more

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  • sarita shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Mija

    Mija

    It is tattooed on my soul,
    this word.

    Upon hearing it, I knew only
    love
    protection
    acceptance

    That word could stop my in my tracks.
    Make me rethink my plans, my motives.
    The soft sound coming from the lips of only people I loved, letting me know that I had a
    purpose in life

    To be good and love as strongly as the voices who used this…read more

    Sarah Perez
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    • aww so beautiful. Isn’t amazing how powerful someone’s words can be when they say the right thing at the right time. Thank you for sharing this poem. And of course you have purpose in life!! there is so much purpose in just your story and your voice along. Keep being you. Keep doing you! And smile along the way :). xoxo
      Lauren

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    • You brought me to the depth of your soul, Mija! You painted a picture so clear, I was there. I could hear the word Mija and feel your emotions. I enjoy pieces that truely convey the artist emotion, pieces that transport you within your own home. Thank you dear friend! I look forward to more of Sarah pieces.
      XOXO Antoinette

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    • Words are tremendously a powerful thing and i am glad the word Mija brings you happiness. Not many people know how much power a word or some words have on people and how it can affect them in a good way or a bad way. The way you express the word Mija makes me hear how they said it to you and how that word gave you comfort; how it gave you a home.…read more

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    • Delightful! I hope you hold mija in your heart every day. Hearing the echo in your mind is as good as a hug from your dearest who is now absent from your daily life. Yes, you are beloved, it says. You are the light of someone’s life, and you and she are both aglow with love. Love shared only grows.

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  • sarita responded to a letter in group Current Events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you! I read your letter and your mom sounds like a truly brave person. We all have different stories, but it is nice to know that there are people who can sympathize or empathize. Thank you for standing for Women’s Rights. I think in moving forward, we need more men to stand up and say this is wrong and inexcusable. There is much work to be…read more

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    • My Mother’s experience catalyzed my view on the issue of abortion. I often wondered what would’ve been had she not survived my birth. My Father would’ve been left with 3 small children. He never finished schooling because he left school to take care of the family farm when my Grandfather had a heart attack. My life may have been lost as well.

      I…read more

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  • sarita shared a letter in the Group logo of Current EventsCurrent Events group 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Dear America

    Dear America,
    The news that the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade deeply saddens me and fills me with guilt. This decision is very personal to me. In 2008 at the age of 25 I got pregnant, while using two forms of birth control. I have never wanted children and I decided to have an abortion. Only problem was that I have so many medical…read more

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    • Sarah, Do not feel guilty at all. There is a very famous quote from Maya Angelou
      that says, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

      Simply by doing what was best for you and standing up for yourself, you stood up for all women. Never ever feel guilty for som…read more

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    • Sara,

      I know how you feel. I also understand where your choice was made. My Mother was told by her doctor to abort me because she was extremely high risk. She was almost 39 years old when I was born. Despite the great risk to her life she continued on. I completely understand the choice you made and I’ve actively spent most of my life fighting…read more

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      • Thank you! I read your letter and your mom sounds like a truly brave person. We all have different stories, but it is nice to know that there are people who can sympathize or empathize. Thank you for standing for Women’s Rights. I think in moving forward, we need more men to stand up and say this is wrong and inexcusable. There is much work to be…read more

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        • My Mother’s experience catalyzed my view on the issue of abortion. I often wondered what would’ve been had she not survived my birth. My Father would’ve been left with 3 small children. He never finished schooling because he left school to take care of the family farm when my Grandfather had a heart attack. My life may have been lost as well.

          I…read more

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