Favorite Poems

Amanda (l) with Companions Pat and Sarah, and volunteer Diana. Here is a list of our favorite poems from this year’s Tuesday Poetry Lunch.  Amanda Solche comes each week with a poem.  Yesterday was her last day for this school year.  She will be back in the fall.  Thank you Amanda for sharing these words…

I’m Alive! I Believe In…

Ed note:  Every Tuesday Amanda Solch, a Bates student who volunteers at the center, brings a poem for lunch. This week we read and discussed “I’m Alive, I Believe in Everything” by Lesley Choyce.  We then wrote a group poem in the same style. I’m alive!  I believe in… You, music, friendship, myself, comedy, tomorrow,…

The Center

Women’s faces, Seeking….. Peace Acceptance Embraces? Women’s eyes Searching….. Fearful, Courageous, Wise. A step through the door Means a step to new life; Breathing freely Finding others Learning new ways Beginning new days Seeing oneself in a different light. Who are these women? They are you and me Waiting for someone To say we belong…

For Women

For women abused, and women used, For women in tears and women with fears, For women neglected and women not respected, For women despised and women patronized, For women here and women everywhere, May they know Your loving presence among them, through us.    Amen. -by Sr. Maureen Hurley, DW

Sisters

Sisters – by Bonnie My sister Sue – she died of cancer. My sister Darlene – she’s loving life. My sister Joyce – she makes me laugh. My sister Kathy – is my friend. My sister Keri – is my friend too. My sister Sue – I’ve known four years. My sister Lore – she…

What I see at the women’s center

I come in weak and leave here strong. Come in crawling, leave with my head up high. What I see at the Center… education listening Not talking relax friendship love caring support prayers dancing safe place crying happiness prayers sadness quiet place peaceful loving woman only no men self esteem guidance spirituality fellowship get healthy…

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