Created in the image ...
Created to love…
Created to create ...
look at the fermented inspiration
that breathes on me,
... with every breath!

(c) jan leree 2012
 The detail,
In these strokes …
The time sink …
To make this much perfection …
The complete soul intended resurrection …
... Speaks of love,
Of which I am inept
At comprehension…

© jan leree 2012
Look what I've been given.
What more could I ask for?
  The morning is here.
I am blessed with its ardor,
That is clear.
These pages of pen,
Bare for ten or more days…
... But this morning I woke,
Coming forth from a haze.
My first thoughts were a poem,
The first rhyme fell from the sleep of my tears.

©jan leree 2012
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    My name is Jan Leree.  I am a nurse, legal nurse consultant, poet and above all, mother of four wonderful adult children. I am writing here from my own life experiences, in loss, in grief, in humor and in joy.  I hope that you will find encouragement to face your life's circumstances by visiting my pages here.  My heart and prayers are in a place to offer encouragement to you.  The rights to the poetry and photographs are copyrighted to me.  If you wish to purchase cards, post cards, calendars, or framed art of my work, you may do so.  Email me at:


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