solar power is finally working
job list I’ve been shirking
while chasing a very odd fuse
then singing inverter blues
persistent effort has it all reset
full solar power with tiny upset

I watch the planes coming and going
crops thrive from seeds they are sowing
monthly poetry group sets a high standard
local photo critics constructively candid
people are open and friendly here
often wandering about with a beer

unreliable yet ever so kind
addictions damage the mind
mental health rampart
child welfare do impart
guidance for offspring
this is home kindness does sing!


  1. Glad to see the fuse thing appears resolved. In what may be the area we call home, mental health, addictions and children’s issues can be prevalent as anywhere, but kindness, hope, and empathy shown by just one individual can make a world of difference to those around us.

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  2. “Each time a person passes by you and you say ‘hello’, imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family.”
    ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

    I was looking for another ‘candle’ quote but I like this one and it seems to fit.
    Be healthy and well , continue to glow! Hugs, Jules

    I’m not really into the ‘brownie points’ but acknowledging we are all family can brighten anyone’s day. And you do that here. 🙂

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  3. Every light counts in this world. Sometimes, we might feel the dim veil around us closing in, but, always, the spark diffuses the darkness, and the light shines. The world around us becomes but a mirror of what we send out; light within, reflects light without.

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  4. I’m so happy for all of the good things goin’ on for you, Kate! 🙂 And you shared it all so wonderfully in your poem! Keep enjoying your new family! I know you are a boost to each of them! Life is better with you around! 🙂

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  5. Although my depression is pretty bad recently, I still always greet people and treat others with respect. Just because someone doesn’t know another doesn’t mean to treat them as if they don’t exist.
    I felt every word you wrote… Kindness is such a lovely free gift to give another.

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