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· The Nature of Life

· Fighting CPS: Guilty Until Proven Innocent of Child Protective Services Cha

· Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: When Earth Grows Warmer

· Copper Country Chronicler: The Best of J.W. Nara

· Living on Sisu: The 1913 Union Copper Strike Tragedy

· Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Night with Echo

· Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Visit with Canis Lupis

· The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier: The Re-creation of Roacheria

· The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier: New South Dairy Colony 50

· The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier: To Build a Tunnel

Short Stories
· Lessons from an Old Dog

· Critter Twitter

· The Re-creation of Roacheria

· New South Dairy Colony 50

· To Build A Tunnel

· Eric: When Earth Grows Warmer Unit

· Wild Life and My Muse

· Living on Sisu: Extra Student Projects

· Living on Sisu: Student Activity Pages Part Three

· Living on Sisu: Student Activity Pages Part Two

· Living on Sisu Student Activity Pages Part 1

· Teacher Resources for Living on Sisu

· Teaching Unit: A Night with Echo

· Affording an Author Visit on a Tight School Budget

· Integrated Unit for Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Visit with Canis Lupis

· Modern Pterydactyl

· Twilight

· Autum's Ardor

· Ice Sculptor

· Honey Bee

· Fantasy's Front Door

· Ancient Wisdom

· Mosquito

· Home Town

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· New Book Coming this Fall

· Houston Area Authors Learn about the Kroger Author Program

· Michigan Students Learn Writing Process

· Eric and the Enchanted Leaf Is World Wide

· Fighting CPS Receives Good Reviews

· Dogwood Book Festival

· Drop Everything And Read Texas

· Summer 2015 Events in Michigan's UP

· Word Wranglers Festival

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  Geology of Life
by Deborah K. Frontiera
Friday, June 20, 2003
Rated "G" by the Author.

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What do you give as a gift to elderly parents who "have everything?" A poem that tells how much you appreciate them. I gave this poem to my parents for Christmas in 2000. Since then, its title has been changed. This poem was one of a group of poems included in an article published by the Marquette Monthly in Sep. 2011.
This poem appears on page 7 of Deborah's new book, The Nature of Life.

When I was tiny, two mountains protected me

In the valley between them

Forces of nature pushed upward

The hill of myself rose tall and strong

I became part of the chain of mountains

I joined another mountain

We formed our own valley

And more foot hills sprang up

But I still looked to my mountains

Appreciated their beauty and strength

Eternal forces of earth continued

Foot hills rose to my height

Became part of the greater ranage

Looked to me as I looked to my mountains

Thought about founding their own velleys

Not even the strongest rocks last forever

Time shakes the mountains I took for granted

Cracks widen in the weathered cliffs

The day they crumble and wash to the sea

They will become a new layer of sand

Generation upon generation

Layer upon layer of mountains long gone

The solid foundation of bedrock beneath my feet

With stregthen my base

To continue my place in the range until I become sand too 



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This is a gift from the depth of your being and it is precious, Deborah. I am sure your parent saw it as thus. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry
I love the metaphor, Deborah, it is most appropriate. Very well written. I recall a time, years ago, when we had little money--certainly not enough to buy holiday gifts, even for our kids-- so, for weeks, I wrote a separate poem for each family member. When our large family came together to exhange gifts, I felt somewhat embarrassed: all I had was a hand full of envelopes to pass out to each loved one. After all, I really didn't-- and still don't-- consider myself a poet. Imagine my surprise when one relative after another began to cry and exclaim that they'd never received such a precious gift. It was then I learned that the truest expression of love is not what we can buy for another.

Visit me sometime.

Love in Christ~~
Bonnie Q
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Reviewed by Maria Cristina Azcona
I adore this kind of work. Bravo!
Family values and human virtues are hand to hand in your poetry.
I wish to be your friend.
Marķa Cristina Azcona
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
I bet they were delighted. Well done.
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