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The Speed of Belief by Tracy K Smith (poem)

I didn't want to wait on my knees
In a room made quiet by waiting. A room where we'd listen for the rise
Of breath, the burble in his throat. I didn't want the orchids or the trays
Of food meant to fortify that silence, Or to pray for him to stay or to go then
Finally toward that ecstatic light I didn't want to believe
What we believe in those rooms: That we are blessed, letting go,
Letting someone, anyone, Drag open the drapes and heave us Bak into our blinding, bright lives When your own sweet father died You woke before first light And ate half a plate of eggs and grits, And Drank a glass of milk. After  you'd left, I sat in your place And finished  the toast bits with jam And the cold eggs, the thick bacon Flanged in fat , savoring the taste. Then I slept, too young to know how narrow And grave the road before you seemed--- All the houses zipped tight , the night's Few clouds muddy as cold coffee. You stayed gone a week, and who were we Without your clean p…

Book review Yellow Birds by Kevin Power

Let me star this book review by saying contemporary  literature is more of  the kind of books I love to
read. I have nothing against mysteries, sci- fi , historiacal fiction, or suspense , but I tend to hold all genres to the same criteria and that may not be fair.  So from this point forward I will try to hold suspense, action and mysteries to a slightly different criteria . One where plot is more important.  That said to say this book was good would be a gynormous understatement!

    One of the reasons I enjoyed this book is the masterful use of description.  It takes skill and a special kind of artistry  to make me feel hot, sticky and tired in the middle of winter when I was reading this book.  I could feel the ache, despair, and hopelessness the characters felt protection having to protect a community that wasnn't exactly enthused about them being there. You also got a chance to reexperience the diffculty of readjusting to civilain life.  I love how the author use  what wou…

Note to AB by Amiri Baraka

I became a poet
Because everything
Beautiful seemed
"Poetic" to me
I thought there were things
I didn't understand
That wd make the world
Poetry. I felt I knew
Who I was but had to
Struggle, to catch up
W/ my self.
Now I do see me
Sometimes, a few worlds
Ahead,& I speed up,then,
Put my head down,
Stretch my stride out
& dig
There me go, I scat&
Sing,there me go.

Carly's Voice; Breaking Through Autism Arthur Fleischmann, and Carly Fleischmann

I would like to kick of my parenting series on this book I hope you like it!





Carly’s Voice: Breaking through Autism


The American Psychiatric association defines Autism as the following:

“Autism Spectrum Disorders* are a range of
complex developmental disorders that can cause
problems with thinking, feeling, language, and the
ability to relate to others. They are neurological
disorders, which means they affect the functioning
of the brain. How autism disorders affect a person
and the severity of symptoms are different in each
person.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that 1 in 166 children have autism.

There has to be an impairment in the following categories in order for a child to be diagnosed with Autism:
·Communication
·Socialization
·Repititive/Stereotypic behaviors

The early years :Early Childhood and Elementary Years
Our story begins with a vignette. A day in the life of Carly.We see immediately the heartache and pain of having to raise a special needs child without all t…

Poem by e e cummings

love is more thicker than forget]
[love is more thicker than forget] By E. E. Cummings1894–1962
love is more thicker than forget more thinner than recall more seldom than a wave is wet more frequent than to fail
it is most mad and moonly and less it shall unbe than all the sea which only is deeper than the sea
love is less always than to win less never than alive less bigger than the least begin less littler than forgive
it is most sane and sunly and more it cannot die than all the sky which only is higher than the sky