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Books
· There's More: A Novella of Life and Afterlife

· The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story

· The Wisdom of Les Miserables: Lessons From the Heart of Jean Valjean

· Down a Narrow Alley

· I'll Paint a Sun

· Circles of Stone

· A Love Forbidden

· Finding Isabella


Articles
· Battling Writer's Guilt

· The Saint With the Dragon Tattoo

· My Cello Year

· In a Child's Eyes

· We Both Had Dads Named Joseph

· Highjacked by a Great Novel

· When All Else Fails

· House of Faith

· A Little Night Music

· Keep It Simple . . . The Way Jesus Did


Poetry
· A Wedding Prayer-Poem

· A Prayer for Esther on Her Birthday

· Earth Mother”

· In Memory of Bill Joyce

· Aging Actor

· A Wedding Toast

· Driver's Prayer

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  Graduation 2003 . . . Wedding 2010
by Alfred J. Garrotto
Wednesday, June 04, 2003
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Recent poems by Alfred J. Garrotto
•  A Wedding Toast
•  A Wedding Prayer-Poem
•  Earth Mother”
•  A Prayer for Esther on Her Birthday
•  In Memory of Bill Joyce
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A reflection on my daughter's graduation from high school in 2003 and her subsequent marriage in 2010.


2003

Deep water, crystal
spirit, ready to bloom; yes,
leaping forward into life. 

 2010

Daughter, woman, mom,
wife today; life in reverse,
leaping forward--Yes!

 


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/22/2008
A speaker at my grad in 1962 said the best days of our lives would be remembered school day. But forging ahead in the world did take lots of work and is still challenging to me. Oh that she is ready to take the challenges of the world upon her too. Forward is the only way to go.
Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett 5/16/2007
THAT IS TRUE AMD RIGHT ON THE HEAD.
Reviewed by David Young 5/19/2006
Very nice
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/23/2006
lovely
Reviewed by sarah playle 12/2/2005
Beautiful sentiments(sp?) Graduation is always such a great time, filled with so much promise.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 6/4/2003
Lovely imagery in such a small gem...Bravo!

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The Wisdom of Les Miserables: Lessons From the Heart of Jean Valjean

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Circles of Stone

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A Love Forbidden

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Down a Narrow Alley

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The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story

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There's More: A Novella of Life and Afterlife

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Finding Isabella

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