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Thoughts, Ramblings and Other Stuff

Leysa Lowery

Leysa Lowery
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, US
October 18
Yes, I'm that southern conservative you think you know ... what you don't know is that I seldom vote a straight party ticket, I've worked all my life, marched for women's rights, raised four kids and really dislike sweet tea. I take my faith seriously and work daily on being a Christian. My family is multi-racial -- a fact I celebrate. I write about my life, my faith and sometimes my politics. I love my country nearly as much as I love my family. I love to read, I love to garden, I hate to shop, and I write because it's as integral to my well-being as breathing. I hope you enjoy my ramblings and come back often.


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Abbi Robertson, my granddaughter 

 My oldest son let me know on Monday that his wife was moving out of their house and that they were divorcing.  It wasn’t a big surprise because they had been trying to put a marriage back together that had been in its death throes for… Read full post »

MAY 28, 2013 12:42PM

SPF 30

Earthworm on the sidewalk

The pudgy earthworms
inched onto the sidewalk
driven by the rain unfurled.

The storm ended and,
stranded in the sun
they died, neat and curled.

Tis a shame there's
no sunscreen
in their annelid world. 

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MAY 16, 2013 5:53PM

Upshift - a poem

(I wrote this a few years ago, following a difficult divorce from a 27-year marriage.  I had just begun to date again and the feeling was ... uplifting.)

 Cheshire Cat smiling

She has almost forgotten the feeling,

like an overload of caffeine

from a morning spent at Starbucks,

solving the… Read full post »

It’s tough for me to admit this, but I love to watch the Dr. Phil Show; in fact, I DVR it so that I don’t miss any episodes.  Please don’t stone me!


I’m not sure why I like the show … sometimes it makes me feel as ifRead full post »

APRIL 4, 2013 12:06PM

Touch -- Beyond the Sexual (a poem)

It goes beyond the sexual,
the touch shared in the cover
of darkness,
when the house sleeps.

Comforting and consoling,
a coming home
after the battles of life.

Familiar and familial,
like a mother’s
cool cloth
on a fevered brow.

Soothing and sweet,
like a hug
reunited childhood friends.

Accep… Read full post »

APRIL 2, 2013 3:24PM

Dancing in the Fog


I danced in the fog today.

Like a magical coat of invisibility
the fog hid me from the world,
transporting me
to a dimension
separate from time
and space.

I danced in the fog today

The music played only in my head
for the fog quieted the world;
it buoyed my thoughts
on an ocean of white mist
as… Read full post »

APRIL 1, 2013 3:22PM

My Ode to Carson -- Sweet Grandson

Carson - when he was two

His curly head bobs
side to side, while little hands
clap in cheerful cadence.

Tinkling laughter
highlights birdsong

that glides from the boxwood hedge.


Among soft scents of daffodils
and tulips, he sits,

chubby legs sprawled across the step.

Intent on the treasure
hidden from view,
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MARCH 28, 2013 10:27AM

Kansas or Oz

Dancing down the yellow brick road

We all have our injuries,

inside and out,

the difference being the power

we let pain bring about.

It’s a choice we make,

to let suffering consume,

or to breathe through the hurt

and reach for the moon.

Some… Read full post »

I found the t-shirt in the dirty clothes.  The tag read Hanes, but the black Sharpie rendering on the front featured the word “GAY” written inside a circle with a slash through it.  I was mortified.

I asked my teenage son why he had made the shirt.  He was mad, he… Read full post »

MARCH 26, 2013 11:14AM

How Do I Pen the Living of a Dream

David knows the dates better than I. He’s like that, holding onto memories tightly, cherishing them. Evidence of that sits on his dresser: a Styrofoam cup from Sonic, a memento from the first time we shared a Diet Coke with cherry at the fast food drive-in. 

He has other bits ofRead full post »

MARCH 25, 2013 3:15PM

When Is a Man, a Man?

Me and my dad

 Me and my dad -- the best man I ever knew

It was a hot morning in August.  I was getting ready for the office when he said, “I kissed someone at work last night.”

Suddenly the quiet of the room was deafening.

 It took days before my then-husband… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2013 1:33PM

Sticky Love

Sticky Love

My friends laugh at my "sticky note" romance, but I hear the envy in their laughter.

Tender testimonies of love, tucked into drawers, left on mirrows, waiting on my steering wheel.

 He leaves them for me, sweet, scripted surprises of sentiment dotting my world.

I know he loves me, yet… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2013 12:01PM

A Bag of Corn Nuts, a Moon Pie and a Kiss

Corn Nuts = Love

I sit at my paper-strewn desk
listening to the percolating chatter
filtering through the office.
The black, multi-button phones beep
annoyingly, juxtaposed with
the musical and sometimes comical,
sounds of personal mobile devices.
Doors open and close,
chairs roll across plastic mats.
The copy machine… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 9:48AM

Don't Walk Blindly

I work in a convention center and during the years of my employment I’ve seen just about every type of trade show, meeting, convention, exhibition, sporting event, concert booked into our building.  From Alpacas to the Harlem Globetrotters, from Tony Bennett to Garrison Keillor, from Ameri/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 9:21AM

I Hope You Dance

I watched a video today of a baby dancing to a Beyonce performance.  The young child joyfully bounced and swayed to the music’s rhythm and his enthusiasm reminded me of the William W. Purkey quote: “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll n… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 9:18AM

I Hope You Dance

I watched a video today of a baby dancing to a Beyonce performance.  The young child joyfully bounced and swayed to the music’s rhythm and his enthusiasm reminded me of the William W. Purkey quote: “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll n… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 1, 2012 1:34PM

Elections ... God Save Us!

The presidential election, state and local elections have many people in a frantic dance.  The strange thing about the current political climate is that I see a blurring of political parties, platforms, goals and agendas.  I hear people give their reasons for choosing a particular candidate… Read full post »