Author Archives: dswan2

About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland

The Spirit of a Child

The spirit of a child is a fragile thing. It thrives on freedom, but requires boundaries. Yearns after adventure, but needs the nearness of a parent. The spirit of a child is a fragile thing. And sometimes I wonder why … Continue reading

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WHY, JESUS?

Lyric 1. Why did you feed them, Jesus? Why did you give them bread? Did you do it to prove your Kingship or to show God was not dead? Why did you feed them, Jesus? Why did you give them … Continue reading

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WILD HONEY

WILD HONEY You are to me as wild honey. The thought of you fills my mind with such sweet singing I fear my heart will burst with the wonder of it. You are to me as a quiet stream flowing … Continue reading

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Creators and Success

There have always been creators. To us creating is a display of God’s image in the world.  Creating is an ache in our spirit; a compulsive reaching out to those who share life with us.  We can no more not … Continue reading

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AND GOD CREATED

AND GOD CREATED   Yesterday I had the opportunity to watch and listen to Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist who has become the link between undecipherable physics and the common person.  I have read his books and seen him … Continue reading

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THE LITTLE GIRLS’ ROOM

            Once a week I brought my guitar to the nursing home and sang for those residents who were unable to come to the dining room for programs or for Church on Sundays.  I’d listened as aphasic stroke patients who … Continue reading

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FIREWOOD

This was written several years ago a year or two after we began burning wood.  Now, in 2013, John says we may not burn wood this year.  The woodshed is full and ready.  But it has become more and more … Continue reading

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