Handle everyone,
with care. 
Hard on the outside may still be
tender on the inside.

(c)jan leree 1/28/2013
Often, what appears jagged …
What we are afraid of …
Becomes nothing, with time …
As mold on crust …
As a strong rain washes pools of metal,
... Into rust …
And falls away,
Cast to the dust.
Invest in what frees your soul …
What carves solace into your heart’s bowl…
Who gives Love, ever and lasting hold.

© jan leree 2012
Edging into flow ...

There is something,
Edging to express …
But my words,
... They flounder and are amiss…
I desire to be flow …
To stretch and cast my arms,
As if to form a bridge …
There is so much life to live ...
I have so much love to give ...
I have so much light to shed...
There is no more time
to dump ice on someone's head...
May I let criticism be uttered ...
only from someone else's lips.

©jan leree 2012



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I think everyone crosses our path,  for a reason ...
for their impact on our lives.

 There is a pathway,
In the synapses
of my mind …
There is a step
in the viscera
... Of my life.
There is a place
on the surround of my porch
That only you,
Have brought an enlightening torch.

© jan leree 2012
Your Voice Matters:

Your one voice.
For someone, today ...
Everyone else's voice, has been turned to mute.
It is your voice ...
That will hold them,
to themselves to be true.   ©2012 jan leree


    My name is Jan Leree.  I am a nurse, legal nurse consultant, poet and mother . 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 encourage-ment 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:  janlereewhidden@gmail.com
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