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Win a Limited Edition “Preparing the Manger” Advent Calendar Collection!

Several years ago when Lifely Designs was first conceived, Lauren A. Rupar (of Lauren A. Rupar Photography) and I decided we needed an Advent Calendar that covered the whole of Advent, not just 24 days in December. After many hours of writing and editing, fighting with printers and searching for just the right stickers and […]

Consciously Becoming – #captureyourgrief 2016 #whathealsyou

“Where did it come from?” It’s probably one of the most common questions artists get asked about their work. Though as common as it might be, it would be easier to explain to a preschooler where babies come from.

Dear World – #captureyourgrief 2016 #whathealsyou

Dear World, Have hope.

The Unspoken – #captureyourgrief 2016 #whathealsyou

As much as I write about my boys, there will always be things I do not say, The Unspoken. The following poem was originally published in Kakalak 2015. Things I Do Not Say His complexion was raspberry tea, and he could fit into a teapot twice. I don’t mention this when asked how I am, what’s […]

Sunrise and Baptism – October 1, 2016 #captureyourgrief #whathealsyou

As Hurricane Matthew taunts the coast, October has broken into autumnal wet with white skies above. This morning, there were no picturesque sunrise photos to be captured. Everything has been blurred by rain, mostly misting: too fine to be stopped by an umbrella, too much to go without a jacket.  But that is not to […]

torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

Poetry by Julie Ann Cook!

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Love Like Weeds
by Julie Ann Cook
through Main Street Rag Publishing Company.

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