Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Editor's Thoughts--sand slips...--By Karen O'Leary--United States

Dear Whispers’ Friends,

It is such a blessing to work with so many talented writers that are fostering fellowship.  As we reach out with understanding and kindness, our many voices share one song.  That song is about uplifting others, sharing different ideas, and believing in the whole of our Whispers’ journey.

Many writers in our poetry community are dealing challenges.  My writing family is a haven for me. Thank you for lifting others up with your encouragement and support.

sand slips
through my fingers…
a handshake
of a friend
lessens the loss

So today, I ask you to pray for all those that hurting in one way or another.  We may not be able to change the world, but we can help those in our corner of the world—our family and friends, those we meet in or day to day lives, and those we touch with our words.  It all starts with one candle. Sharing our light offers others the gift of hope.

Blessings always,

Karen O’Leary
Your Whispers’ Editor

30 comments:

  1. What a treat this is, getting to read your poetry tonight; a wonderful surprise.
    It always does my heart good to see the world and its trappings, through your enlightened eyes.

    Thank you, Karen

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    1. Dear Michael,

      What a blessing your friendship is in my life! Thank you for these lovely words which are a balm to my soul.

      Best wishes always,
      Karen

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    1. Dear Jean,

      Thank you for your kind words Jean. I look forward to reading more of your poetry.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  3. Dear Karen,
    Wonderful words that tie a ribbon of love around all the wonderful poems sent in by the Whispers' family.
    Blessings,
    Michael

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    1. Dear Michael,

      What kind thoughts! Your light shines through the challenges as you know how to love my friend. Best wishes always.

      Karen

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  4. Thank you for your soothing words Karen, the best way to start the day..
    Warmest, Claudia

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    1. Dear Claudia,

      I appreciate your kind words. Friendships are a blessing and often poetry is a catalaste. Hopefully, you will find more poetry this month for the flower.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  5. Dear Karen,
    It has been a wonderful thought. Poetry bridges humanity across the globe. The words carry the art of joy to one and all.
    Warm regards

    Pravat

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    1. Dear Pravat,

      I agree that writers have the ability to reach out and foster a greater understanding "briding humanity." It is this ability that touches others and makes a difference. Thank you so much for your lovely words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  6. This is a beautiful and uplifting message for the whole world.

    Nila Webster

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    1. Dear Nila,

      Thank you for being an inspiration in my life and in those you touch. I appreciate your lovely words. My thoughts and prayers go with you.

      Blessings always,
      Karen

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  7. Karen,
    Such an inspiring message to share. Be blessed and may Whispers continue to grow!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Dear David,

      Thank you so much for all you do for out Whispers' community. Your encouragement of others is a priceless gift. Wishing you the best always.

      In friendship,
      Karen

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    1. Thank you so much, Marilyn. I appreciate your thoughts and your poetry shared for our Whispers' community.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  9. Such a touching piece Karen and writing has also become a haven for me too helping me through the toughest time of my life:-) hugs Jan xx

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    1. Dear Jan,

      This is part of the vision I have for our writing community. I'm so glad you find Whispers a haven. It is writers reaching beyond borders to touch the lives of others. It is so good to have you a part of our writing community.

      Many blessings,
      Karen

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  10. Thank you for this Karen, loved your poem and all you do for the writers here at Whispers. Hope you are well. Peggy

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    1. Dear Peggy,

      It is people like you that are the light and vision of Whispers. I really appreciate all you do to encourage others. Wishing you the best always.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  11. Glad to be a part of this wonderful community, Karen, and I loved your poem. Thank you for the positive vibes.

    J.D.C.IV

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    1. Dear James,

      Thank you so much for your beautiful gift. Our community is built of writers like you that want to encourage and share with others.

      Many blessings,
      Karen

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  12. Karen your poem about friendship and time were so beautiful with so few words. Thank you

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    1. Dear JT,

      It is with our words we expand borders and time--and an ability to make a difference in our chaotic world. Thank you for being a part of Whispers.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  13. I am discovering with the "sands of time", new and deeper friendships developed means so much more, as the "pain of days" are dulled. Thank you for your wonderful poem that reminds me of the importance of friendships.
    Love,Charlene

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    1. Dear Charlene,

      Thank you for your lovely words and your ongoing encouragement. It is a balm to my soul to have friends like you that accept me just the way I am. May you find the blessings in each new day.

      Best wishes,
      Karen

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    1. Dear Inge,

      What a joy to have you a part of our Whispers' community. Thank you for your kind words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  15. Well said Karen. I stand with you in reaching out to others.
    Yancy

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  16. Dear Yancy,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you see our poetry community reach out as I do. May you enjoy your gift of words.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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