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A ripple here, a ripple there
by Karen Palumbo
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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    A ripple here, a ripple there.....

It does not have to be this way,
heard this said before.
Time to take a nice long walk,
along the frozen shore.

A ripple here, a ripple there

A place of peace where time stands still,
to welcome each day with open arms.
Life runs smoothly under the current,
a display of mystery with all its charms.

A ripple here, a ripple there

A chance to regain some perspective,
on which direction suits us best.
To see ahead, first take a look back,
allowing fate to take care of the rest.

A ripple here, a ripple there

A ripple here, a ripple there,
ocean slithers over ageless land.
It is for you God I share my tears,
bow my head, and reach out my hand.

A ripple here, a ripple there

Twilight brings the renewal we seek,
no boaters, no skiers, and no surfers in sight.
A chance to repent, a chance to pray,
alone in the quiet that comes with the night.

A ripple here, a ripple there

How easy is it for us to forget,
or are they lessons some were never taught.
The home of the brave, the land of the free,
yet, in a downward spiral we are caught.

A ripple here, a ripple there

Our forefathers gave all they had,
to see an ideal, a dream come to pass.
Wives, children, homes, land, and self,
like no other generation yet to surpass.

A ripple here, a ripple there

Give me liberty, or give me death,
around the world became the heard cry.
Yet now we are in a conundrum of sorts,
do we now give up, or continue to try.

A ripple here, a ripple there

It does not have to be this way,
heard this said before.
Time to take a nice long walk,
along the frozen shore.



Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
2/17/2010 © All rights reserved






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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 2/27/2010
There are many ripples in life . Its best if they can be smoothed out. The poem is dynamite!...M
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/26/2010
Ripples reveal
Ripples lay bare
Ripples expose
Both here and there

It is this way for now, keep your feet dry. Patrick

Reviewed by Angela Ciero 2/26/2010
How beautiful Karen! Such a serene feeling through this poem.
God Bless!
Reviewed by Sheri Uy 2/25/2010
Dear Karen, to take a nice long peaceful walk is a great opportunity to reflect and pray. A chance to fully appreciate the beauty of God's creation. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of poetry. Blessings to you.

Best wishes,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 2/24/2010
I love the poem and I love what Georg had to say. Write on. Love the pic too. Liz
Reviewed by JMS Bell 2/22/2010
Reviewed by Michael Jones 2/20/2010
This poem is so relaxing Karen revealing God's frozen wondrous creation, His beauty in all the season's. The frozen is special because there are fewer people about and this heightens personal appreciation. Thanks for this beautiful peace of poetry. Peace!!!
Reviewed by Morning Star 2/20/2010
Awesome Write, Karen
I miss reading your poetry
I love the peacefulness this
poems brings to the soul
Feeling the beauty of the land that surround our
Day to day life and i love the picture wow!!
Brilliant as always!!
I was gone for awhile but I'm back now!
Wishing you and Robert,,Love Peace and Light...Yolie
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 2/18/2010
I admire your awareness and respect for your surroundings. We are definitely branching away from the path set in the past. This is a great poem. Hugs,
Reviewed by John Martin 2/18/2010
Nicely said
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/17/2010
Beautiful write and piccy, Karen (and Robert); well done! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by John Flanagan 2/17/2010
Here is wrap-around tranquility that holds the reader is the most delicate, tenderest mood...just gorgeous!

Reviewed by Jon Willey 2/17/2010
the ripples of the progressives are many and devious -- liberty,democracy and freedom hang in the balance of, "a ripple here, a ripple there", Karen -- passion for your nation, concern for the future of our great land weigh emotionally on you in your poem --those of us who treasure liberty,will always be challenged by those who seek to rule without democracy and personal liberties -- may peace and love be with you and our nation always my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 2/17/2010
This is very poignant and soul searching. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 2/17/2010
The promised land neith your feet hasn't changed, the attitude to it and God though has, and all that you mention, (freedoom) included, you cannot be free and safe at the same time. The country is in a lockdowm, and the jailers are fear and the peddlars thereof, fear of forces external, instead the beast within. You do great pennance and reflection with you pen dear Karen,Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by richard cederberg 2/17/2010
Soul-searching, and contemplating, and being alone with God in His creation - these things I am doing more and more of as time passes.
You express the experience well dear Karen ... enjoyed this!
Blessings ...
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/17/2010
Good to see you back. We all get a ripple here and a ripple there, it's in how we handle those ripples that make us who we are. You are a very strong and courageous woman.
May your ripples send healing waves back to you all the time.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 2/17/2010
This outstanding writing has political implications, but I do not want to get into that since I am not a republican, or Democrat. However the message it sends is important. Excellent writing, Karen.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/17/2010
Great poem, Karen, very much so because you just spoke some truth and did NOT lay blame anywhere. It is the American people who are at fault for this turn of events. We have become used to government managing our lives. Hands outstretched for more. Politicians promise more hand outs to get elected, it is a never-ending revolving door. Blame us, not so much the shallow politicians. I hope we have learned our lessons, the country has rebounded with unheard of strength, Tea Parties, etc., it is past time to wake up.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/17/2010
Beautifully written, Karen and I like the message!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/17/2010
Sadly is to say that America has entered Moses forty years of desert wandering in search of the promised land.
Maybe we should ask Bush, Cheney, the Republicans & Democrats to where they have relegated it.


Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/17/2010
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/17/2010
This is an absolutely beautifully written piece, Karen. Your underlying feelings and emotion come through very well as does the message you are trying to convey. Excellent work, my friend.
God bless.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 2/16/2010
Embracing solitude and all of creation in meditation's silence. It all comes into clearer view when we clear our minds in a nice long walk. Gives us a chance to reflect on where we've been and where we're going, Karen...inspirational and thought-provoking title, A ripple here, a ripple well you and Robert...his eye through the viewfinder is as sharp as your eye through the quill...a partnership Creator is proud of...Blessed Be.

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