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Introverted, quiet, compassionate, giver

Sister of four biological brothers ,two adoptive brothers

Lover of God, Family, Country

Who feels love, compassion, dedication

Who fears downward spiral of our nation

Moral decline of the people

Would love to see a national revival

Resident of Georgia, USA


A Safe Place Tainted

Blog Posted:1/11/2018 1:34:00 PM

Each day the yellow school bus made its trek around the country roads dotted on each side with pine thickets, fenced in pastures, garden spots, peach orchards and then stopping at neat, well-kept country homes. The denouement of the young teen girl who lived in one of those homes waited until today to speak.

late summer,

new teacher,who taught math....

violated girls

Humiliation for seven months, five days a week, forty-five minutes a day. No math taught by this teacher. In fact, he probably could not teach the curriculum assigned to that level of study. He put his hands on one girl in that classroom in an inappropriate place. Then he talked about his brother-in-law who lived in another state. The class went untaught except in several areas; that it was okay for a person in authority to violate a member of the opposite sex, its okay not to fulfill one's responsibility on a job, its okay to talk negative about other people even if they are family.


destroyed ....


She survived. It sneaks into the crevices of her memory from time to time rearing its nasty head saying tell let the whole world know about this man who has long been dead. No, she is better than that, she is stronger than that, she sometimes has problems and knows it was this man who put a permanent hold upon her mind, will, and emotion..

the grave

his name engraved....

she spits


Since what has happened to raise enlightment in our country and probably over the whole world, I thought I would add in this from my own personal experience..I might do a contest with this problem in mind, not sure yet but I might..My husband is to have his second hip surgery and I know we have some rought days ahead so it might not materialize..


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Date: 1/12/2018 9:36:00 PM
Sara, I really liked the last haiku in this story. How she spits on his grave! You have not been around much to know, but already there have been two contests done on this issue in just a few months. I am hoping you will do another kind of contest. I can't even write on this topic except for the few I already did and it was hard for me since I have not really had to go through it (just a touch by a stupid man when I was a teen, that was all)
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/15/2018 4:30:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by..Since two contest have been done here of late, I probably will go in a different direction when I do get around to doing a contest. I have several ideas running around in my head..Thanks for your visit and I am glad that you have not had a bad personal experience..Sara
Date: 1/12/2018 7:59:00 AM
Sara, wishing the best for you both, with each of my Ma's recoveries (3-strokes, tavir heart valve, new hip) we went into it with "first day back home" menu on our mind! usually it was a shellfish feast! first 1.5 days after surgery seem roughest...but by end of day 2 you'll notice relief & smiles as opps drugs retreat! I always brought a good book to the hosp. with a bookmark Dad made (passed 11 yrs) from deerhide he shot as a youth with his Dad
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/12/2018 9:07:00 AM
James, I am saddened to learn of your mom's health problems. It is not easy on the sick nor the one looking after the person who is sick. This is Tommy's second hip so we know a little of what we will face. He was only in the hospital for three nights before so maybe it will be the same again. He gets after surgery depression which is not a good thing but as soon as he can get out and about he gets better..Thanks for the visit..Sara
Date: 1/11/2018 4:15:00 PM
#me too .......but I could never write about it. I hope all goes smoothly for your husband’s surgery. Will keep you in my thoughts. SuZ
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 1/11/2018 8:26:00 PM
Blessings, Sara: It is always hard on the caregiver as well. SuZ
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/11/2018 5:00:00 PM
Suzanne, Thanks for the well wishes for the surgery. I hope so as well. I will need everyone's prayers for it will not be easy on either of us. Sara

My Past Blog Posts

A Rainy Day Contest Judged
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A Rainy Day
Date Posted: 9/7/2018 11:21:00 AM
~~ Contest Winners Posted~~
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~~~Happy New Year and Other Items~~~~
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Contest Winners, Life, And Next Contest
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~~Life, Hurricane Irma, And My Contest~~
Date Posted: 9/16/2017 7:40:00 AM
~~Thoughts Plus Contest~~
Date Posted: 8/30/2017 9:44:00 AM
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~~Thanks To Participants And New Contest To Appear~~
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My Latest Contest~~A Few Updates
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English Quintain and My Contest
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Pandora's Box And Love Heroin
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~~Winners, Winners, Winners!!! I've Got Winners!! Yeah!!~~
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Date Posted: 4/9/2016 11:19:00 AM
~~~Love Without Hope~~~ Finished Judging
Date Posted: 4/1/2016 7:47:00 AM
~~Contest "Love Without Hope"~~~
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9/24/2018 moth Haikunature,
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9/10/2018 Out On The Porch At Dawn Rhymebeauty,inspirational,intr
9/9/2018 Running Water Rhymecharacter,family,
9/8/2018 Desiring A Rainy Day Carpe Diemart,depression,
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8/21/2018 Solitude Acrosticintrospection,
8/16/2018 zig zag Senryupets,
8/14/2018 As The Sun Set Rondeaudestiny,
8/14/2018 Underneath Rhymeintrospection,
8/11/2018 haiku - vjk Haikufun,
8/10/2018 My Five Senses Rhymechildhood,parents,
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8/7/2018 Visting Dr Seuss Collaboration Rhymefun,funny,
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4/24/2018 With Our Voices Rhymefaith,
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4/18/2018 sunlight Haikufamily,nature,
4/16/2018 Electric Rhymepets,
4/8/2018 cherry trees Haikunature,
4/2/2018 Violette Poem- Violets Renowned I do not know?faith,
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3/28/2018 A Borrowed Tomb Rhymefaith,
3/24/2018 Burlap And Satin Rhymeendurance,farm,
3/20/2018 Ode To New White Socks Odefunny,
3/18/2018 Thoughts Race Italian Sonnetanxiety,
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3/11/2018 Asparagus Italian Sonnetlove,
3/10/2018 pear Haikunature,
3/6/2018 Beauty Exposed Rhymepolitical,
3/1/2018 Black Wool Clouds Rhymeconflict,confusion,intros
2/28/2018 No Tea Today Quintain (English)imagination,
2/28/2018 apricot Haikunature,
2/23/2018 emerge Haikunature,
2/23/2018 tiny Haikunature,
2/23/2018 white Haikunature,
2/22/2018 encapsulates Haikunature,
2/22/2018 fifty-three Haikufamily,nature,
2/19/2018 today Haikunature,
2/19/2018 yesterday Haikunature,
2/18/2018 I Do Need You So Lord, But Why Sonnetintrospection,
2/10/2018 Surgery Haibunhealth,
2/5/2018 Away Prosehealth,
1/31/2018 What Is It Free versewind,winter,
1/13/2018 Haiku, I Love U Haikuhusband,love,wife,
1/13/2018 My Blue Cheese Is Rhymefish,food,
1/11/2018 A Safe Place Tainted Haibunanger,
1/8/2018 Bitter Cold Blank versenature,
1/5/2018 blue jay Haikunature,
1/2/2018 frozen morn Haikuart,
1/1/2018 house cat Haikunature,
1/1/2018 star Haikuwinter,
12/29/2017 earth Haikuart,
12/29/2017 fall Haikufantasy,
12/27/2017 covers Senryuchristmas,
12/27/2017 Jesus Senryuinspirational,
12/26/2017 Indecision Rengaychristmas,
12/19/2017 frozen Haikunature,
12/14/2017 The Dead Tree Limerickhumor,,cute,
12/2/2017 Embers Rhymeinspirational,
11/30/2017 Sunlight Rhymeautumn,
11/30/2017 Rudolf Limerickhorror,
11/28/2017 star magnolia Haikunature,
11/28/2017 full moon Haikunature,
11/14/2017 Diarrhea Acrostichealth,
11/13/2017 Christmas Presents For Poverty Children In Early 1900s Footlechristmas,
11/12/2017 Golden Time Rhymeseasons,
11/12/2017 roosters Haikufarm,
11/5/2017 Bandit Rhymefunny,pets,
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11/1/2017 Peanut Brittle Eight Word Challenge 5 Quintain (English)food,
10/30/2017 In Southview Rondeaudeath,
10/30/2017 elephant Haikunature,
10/30/2017 sunlight Haikunature,
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Fav Poems

A rose is not just a rose... Free verselove,passion,
the last word of hunter Personificationimagination,places,scienc
What's in the Boot of the Car Versefunny,husband,mysterycar,
A New Morning Rhymeinspirational,nature,plac
MOBILITY OF THE SUN Rhymefaith,inspirational,intro
Thoughts Free verseon writing and words
I robbed God I do not know?faithgod,god,
Tartan and Pipes Rhymehistory,inspirational,pas
The Passage of Spring Rhymeinspirational,nature,seas
My Wish Rhymehope,love,passion,places
Cobalt Blue Sky Haikuinspirational,nature,sea
Birds Across the Blue Divide Haikuanimals,friendship,nature
War And The Victory Dance Versewarwar,memory,memory,war,
Lord We Go On To Mars Free verseimagination,
Pressed Leaves Free versedevotion,father,motheraut
Cathedrals to Dream Rhymefantasy,lifepeace,peace,
Poet's Fortune Cookie Quatrainfunny,
Rivers Haikuinspirational,nature
Locusts Free versenatural disasters
Aerial assault I do not know?animals,funny,imagination
Choose this Day Rhymededication,devotion,faith
THE OLD WOODEN WINDMILL (cowboy poetry) I do not know?cowboy-westernold,day,old
I never saw it coming I do not know?angst,confusion,life,peop
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I Wanna Write A Poem Rhymewrite,
A Letter Home To Rome' Rhymefaith,inspirational,
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Andrew Wyeth Clerihewart,dedication
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When You Close Your Eyes I do not know?daughterprayer,prayer,
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Moon Motet Haikuimagination
My Friend Pine Tree Free versenaturefriend,tree,light,f
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Summers' End Rhymenature,philosophysummer,s
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SNOW Haikunature,peace
'Itinerant Heart' Senryulove
Another Day, Another Night Rhymenatureday,
HOT SLOW DAYS Free verselife
Butterfly dream Rhymeadventurebutterfly,
Nature the Destroyer Haikunatural disasters,
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PARADOX I do not know?people,
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The King of Sanctimonious Rhymehumorous,metaphor,
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