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Race

What we must walk through.What life has asked of us.Challenged every day.Asked to stand and lead in the midst of controversy and danger. Shot in her home, there is no excuse.A knee on your neck, mama called out, deceased on the street.Racially profiled in your own neighborhood, violence steps in.Lead in the city’s water, generations … Continue reading “Race”

Today

Peace, I saw you today.We were together.Our sisters and brothers were there.We were one. There was no difference to be seen.We were comfortable.Our lives entwined, our hearts adjusted to a new reality. The old and the young.The sighted and the blind.Our countries diversity, without divide,was seen and celebrated.We thrived. It is reflected in our eyes, … Continue reading “Today”

Masks

Sexy, sultry, mysterious and hidden.Previously marked as a villain, “the masked man.”The daring, the invaders and the hero. Today the mainstay, the protection, the fabric / the guard interfacing as our life depends on it.Our control!Waiting for this universal catastrophe to end. Tomorrow unknown.Even then, like the eucalyptus aiding the exhale, inhaling deeply healing the … Continue reading “Masks”

Prayers

Oh Great Spirit, Teach us to hear thy voice In this turbulent time. Listen to the trees As they bend and flow. Let the calm on a summer’s day, Guide us in our decisions. Made in the generosity And extension of our hand And of a world at peace. Lead with compassion and understanding. God … Continue reading “Prayers”

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Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. When I’m not spending time with my wonderful kids and husband, I love writing about my fascination with food, adventure, and living a healthy and organized life!

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