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A Song of Home: A Boomer’s Poem inspired by Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

I celebrate my home, and sing myself And what is in my home could be yours, too For maintenance-friendly might just be right for you! I smile and wave a hand As neighbors on the sidewalk stroll slowly past. This place, every beam and window creates this space, my home Each neighbor who moves in […]

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Summer Rain in the Courtyard: A Boomer Poem Inspired by James Henry Leigh Hunt’s ‘A Night-Rain In Summer’

Through the courtyard window I feel the air Blow damp upon my face and hair, I breathe in deeply, the humidity A forecast of rain that soon will be Falling upon my garden beds Making flowers bow with heavy heads. Clouds gather darkly in the sky To quench the soil where seedlings lie.   I […]

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April in Atlanta: An Original Weather Poem

When sun and rain and sun again Are accompanied by doses of Claritin And yellow dust covers everything, It’s April in Atlanta.   Balmy days of eighty-five degrees Bring forth new life of flowers and trees Then sends them scattering on a breeze During April in Atlanta.   A/C cranks as humidity soars Pollen sneaks […]

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Georgia-Inspired Spring: a Boomer Poem based on D.H. Lawrence’s The Enkindled Spring

This spring as it comes bursts forth in shades of green, And pink and yellow blooms upon trees and bushes, Wisteria’s purple buds can now be seen, And from the downspouts seasonal rain shower rushes. Warm days and blue skies invite celebrations, No rain or sun obscures our jubilant gaze, In a few short weeks […]

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Active Adults Walk This Way to Better Health

Winter has (hopefully) breathed its last gasp in Georgia with the snow flurries at the end of last week, ushering in the yellow and purple blooms of our first Spring flowers. Add Daylight Saving Time to the mix, and you have the perfect opportunity to keep those resolutions to exercise and get healthy – with […]

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Active Adult Living – The Answers Are Simple

On March 2, 1904, a genius was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Theodore S. Geisel, known as a perfectionist in his work, also understood the value of humor and play, and the combination of these traits contributed to the enjoyment of his works of fiction, poetry and cartoons, by every generation since their inception. Geisel understood […]

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The Homes We’ve Chosen – a Poem inspired by Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”

We’ve come so far doing the things we should With choices for love and duty, both When faced with something that is good – A luxury Active Adult neighborhood What is it I desire most? Space outdoors in the fresh spring air Entertaining and traveling are my aim Is it luxury living for which I […]

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A Boomer Poem: In the Style of Robert Burns

When Boomers stroll along the street They often find neighbors to greet; In clubhouse rooms or sidewalks wide; Front porches or courtyards on the side. Conversations often ensue; After the first “how do you do;” It doesn’t take too long, we’ve found, For Windsong folks to find common ground. Life experiences, you see, Are similar […]

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