May the knowledge
of my weaknesses,
be received with grace ...
and flow as liquid,
healing to my soul.

(c) 2012 jan leree
Have you ever noticed,
there are people who only tell you,
when you've done something wrong?
They drain life,
they carry death ...
... though they live.

Be a life bearer.

Be a life bearer.
May I bring the breath of life
with me every day,
wherever I go.

(c)jan leree 2012
Take time
every day ...
to be completely still ...
Be captured ...
... in dismay.

(c)jan leree 2012
At the pinnacle,
of every struggle ...
is something
worth experiencing.

(c)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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