Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gratified--By Cristine A. Gruber--United States


I wish
to live simply…
view as an observer
‘til life’s unfolding is complete.

Cristine A. Gruber, a Southern California native, is a registered caregiver and a devout vegan. Her poetry reflects her view of the human condition in all its complexity and beauty. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, including: North American Review, Writer’s Digest, Writers’ Journal, Foliate Oak, Full of Crow, Leaves of Ink, The Old Red Kimono, The Penwood Review, Poetry Now, The Poet’s Haven, and The Tule Review. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Lifeline, was released by Infinity Publishing and is available from


  1. Cristine, your poem makes this reader think about the extent of the simplicity you define. Your poem exudes lots of power in the brevity. It is a joy to read you here on Whispers! Hope to read much more! Sheri @

  2. Dear Cristine,

    I agree with Sheri. It's good to see you already received a lovely comment on your poem with it's wonderful message. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Thank you for sharing your gift of words.


  3. Hi Cristine. It is good to see you here at Whispers. I remember your poetry always being an inspiration to me and I see that you are still good at inspiring one's mind and heart. Yes, sometimes we make much ado about nothing when the simpler things in life are what really counts and what give us the greatest joys. I concur: A simple life is great by me. Thank you for sharing and I hope to read more of your poetry and also hope that you will consider submitting more poetry to Creative Inspirations as well. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  4. Christine, I strive for the same goal. We don't need a lot of material things to bring us happiness. The world God created is filled with beauty, laughter and joyful moments with loved ones. I'll join you in being an observer. Best wishes, Carolyn

  5. Hi Christine,

    Love this short poem as I too have the exact same wish! Great work and hope to see more.

    Sandra Stefanowich

  6. Thank you, everyone!

    It's wonderful to be here and I'm really pleased you enjoyed my cinquain. :)

    Cristine ~