Archive for ‘Angela.U.R.’

June 22, 2017

Paper Promises

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Upon my dresser sits a bowl
With slips of paper filled.
They bear a message to my soul,
By pen and ink there quilled.

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June 21, 2017

Family (diamante)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Family
Children everywhere
Laughing, playing, working
Never a dull moment
Home

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June 20, 2017

Standing Tall (haiku)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

WF Yellow flower (2)Fragile yellow bloom
stretches toward the sunlight
nothing else matters

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June 20, 2017

My Favorite Time of Day

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I like the time of day when all is still,
The early morning crisp and cool and wet;

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June 19, 2017

Poetry =

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Poetry =
whispers
to your heart


Co-authored by Angela Umphers Rueger and Charles Robert Lindholm

June 19, 2017

Tea Time

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Before I sit to cup of tea,
I look the choices over.
A dozen or so blends I see,

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June 18, 2017

Lord, Here Am I

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Lord, here am I to labor unrewarded,
To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown,
Unknown, unloved by all but my dear children,

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June 17, 2017

Day (diamante)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

day
hectic, hot
working, schooling, running
sun, eagle, owl, moon

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June 16, 2017

The Princess and Her Buddy

by Angela Umphers Rueger

There was a lovely princess
Who lived short time ago;

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June 15, 2017

Forgiven

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Beholders many faults may find,
But God forgave them all
Before the earth or sea or time,

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June 14, 2017

A Salute to Old Glory

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Banner of the free and brave,
Stars and Stripes—
Long may she wave!


From an article on The Abundant Heart

June 13, 2017

Priorities

by Angela Umphers Rueger

One night I dreamt a dream that made me fear:
My children old were grown, and I, near dead.
I yearned to see them once more gather near,
But they refused to come around my bed.

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June 12, 2017

Reminiscing over Family Portraits

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Gazing at the portraits on the wall, I see my children, husband, and myself—
Each one matched in clothes and countenance and looking right, as if we all belong.

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June 11, 2017

Mama

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Help! I don’t know who I am.
Only yesterday I had an identity, a vocation.
My whole world was changed by one small cry following a lot of pain.

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June 10, 2017

In Utero

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I know a little lady
Who lives in a very little house.
She sleeps a lot, but when she’s awake,
She moves about, kicking the walls.

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June 9, 2017

Education Begins at Home

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Two mothers stood at the cashier line
And chattered on just to pass the time.
They each thought the other a paradigm,
With children ages three, six and nine.

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June 8, 2017

Last Day (2) – Senryu

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Silence in the halls
A year becomes a memory
Time to move on

June 7, 2017

Last Day (1) – Senryu

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Students in the halls
Lockers clang open and shut.
Shouts of joy resound.

June 6, 2017

Almost Done (Senryu)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Final exam week
Students pore over their notes
Time for the test

June 5, 2017

Liberty

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Liberty.
It’s not what I expected it to be.
For somehow I don’t really feel quite free.

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June 3, 2017

Just One Chance

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Though Bobby Manning little knew
The trouble he’d be in,

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June 2, 2017

All in a Day’s Work

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Running
going
never
stopping

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May 31, 2017

It’s about Time

by Angela Umphers Rueger

How could you?
How could you treat me so badly?

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May 29, 2017

Stillness

by Angela Umphers Rueger

What is it in the morning calls for stillness?
The tall trees stand composed and at attention.

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May 28, 2017

Where Are Those Who Remember?

by Angela Umphers Rueger

A Poem for Memorial Day

Open the pool,
Fire up the grill,
Invite the neighbors—
It’s Memorial Day!

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May 28, 2017

Grace, Not Perfection

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Perfection’s highly
overrated. Give me grace
to let myself live,

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May 26, 2017

Quiet My Disquiet

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Some days I feel on top of things and everyone’s content,
But then come days just like today—composure’s quickly spent.

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May 24, 2017

Death Comes Swiftly

by Angela Umphers Rueger

‘Tis the lot of everyone to hear the portal call.
Some respond in infancy, and others when they’re old—
Active youths quite full of life, and ancients growing cold.

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