Category Archives: The Poetic Side

Cyclist’s Prayer

(c) 2021 Jan C. Johnson Lord, I’m setting out to ride. Go with me and be my guide. Keep me safe from angry dogs, Poison snakes and feral hogs, Yellowjacket on my shades,Gravel up the steepest grades,Headwinds and torrential rains,Roadways … Continue reading

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Hearts on Pilgrimage: Poems and Prayers, by Jody L. Collins

Jody L. Collins, my friend and fellow writer, knows how to listen. She listens to people. She listens to God.And she listens to nature. A poet at heart, Jody spent years reading and absorbing inspiration from the work of dozens … Continue reading

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I Hear Him

Here’s a poem I wrote several years ago. I hope it blesses you.   I Hear Him I hear Him. . . In the awesome, roaring grandeur of the thunder the waterfall the pounding surf   And I hear Him. … Continue reading

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The Accidental Poet

One Saturday a month, I have the privilege of moderating a critique session with a small-but-tasteful group of writers. I don’t think any of us would object to being called “nerds.” We take our work seriously, and when we are … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in my “Other” World…

The day before Father’s Day, Mrs. Tweedy and I drove to Italy, Texas to participate in the “Tour d’Italia” bike ride as usual. The organizers offer five different routes: You can choose 12, 30, 42, 50, or 63 miles. I’d … Continue reading

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Tradeoff Thursday

I’ve been getting to know Jody, a fellow blogger, for some weeks now. We like each other’s work so much that we decided to trade Guest Posts and share the joy. On an agreed-upon day, Jody would publish one of … Continue reading

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