Inspiring Women of WordPress: beautifully broken you

I will try to revitalize my series of Inspiring Women of WordPress with a monthly post.

“There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness.” – Sharon L Adler, inspirational author of 300 Questions To Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late.

Life has an amazing way of touching us. During these months of illness and recovery, my precious friend Rachel of In Mind and Out, has reached out to me in my loneliest moments, lifting my spirits. We often joke about being “broken.” This wonderful poet and caring woman fails to see the beauty of her imperfections as her brokenness helped repair mine. Please, get to know Rachel, one of the Inspiring Women of WordPress.

beautifully broken you

fragments of a mirror
reflecting multiple moons in the night
making the parts
more beautiful than the whole
fractured sunsets
of healing warmth and light
in need of an ointment of poetry
to cure a jagged soul
shatterd moonlight and splintered sunsets
create a stunning view
reminding me of my darling kintsugi
beautifully broken you

Poetically translated to โ€œgolden joinery,โ€ Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery. Rather than rejoin ceramic pieces with a camouflaged adhesive, the Kintsugi technique employs a special tree sap lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.

453 thoughts on “Inspiring Women of WordPress: beautifully broken you

    1. Brad you come to this blog and drop beautiful comment bombs. You always leave me in awe. You truly are a warm generous person.
      So, reading the intro you already knew where I was as headed. Wdle are in sync my friend. Great minds think alike.

      I love the whole embracing the beauty of our flaws.

      Thank you for this gorgeous comment. Your contribution to this poem will forever shine. And I am grateful for that.

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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  1. I think we have all had our moments of being beautifully broken and patched back together by kintsugi-like methods. I have many scars from life both wild and a few bad genes. I can relate to Rachel’s poem. It’s beautiful and touching.

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    1. That is exactly how I think. The whole Japanese philosophy of kintsugi can be used on people as well. Our flaws and defects are what makes us different (unique). And that makes us interesting.

      Grateful you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I do appreciate the way you blog. Like me, you can kid around and have a good time, but I see you take this sewriously as well. Thank you for that.

      Be safe my friend. I hope the pain of your loss can be alleviated with theb wonderful memories she gave you.

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      1. We need humor. We need art. We need poetry. We need music. There is a lot of ugliness in the world, but thankfully there are people like you, Resa, Holly, Rachel, etc. who offer so much beauty, encouraging words, passion and hope to your readers, that you do a lot to make the world a better place for everyone. I try to do my part as best I can.

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          1. We can only hope. At least we can keep our corners of the blogosphere and our pieces of the world in good spirits with fun and positive outlooks on life.

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    1. Wendi, I am so touched by your words. They were almost poetic.
      We are all broken in our own way. Learning to accept and appreciate
      our brokenness is an important part of life. Self love is the only way to discover
      true love.
      You almost have me tearing up. I do hope it is music for her soul. She is such a wonderful, caring person, she deserves that.

      And you deserve so much for your thoughtful words. I am grateful for YOU.
      We really do need more of you in this world, especially during these dark times.

      Be well. Keep yourself safe from harm.

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    1. So, am I the one to die for? LOL. No one has ever said that to me, so just checking.
      Oh, thank you for your generous praise. I am flattered, I can’t speak for my good friend, but I am certain she is as well.

      She is a beautiful soul. And you are as well.
      Grateful you love this. I was hoping to bring this series back to life, and Rachel
      was the perfect person to inspire me.

      Thank you for your beautiful words. So, happy you contirubted them to this post.
      Please, be safe my dear friend. The world wouldn’t be the same without you.
      Stay healthy.

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      1. Certainly, you too, my dear!! No, I am not joking. It is rare to find good people who are giving and inspiring. I consider myself very lucky for I have come across so many gorgeous people in this community.
        I agree Rachel is the perfect person to bring this series back.
        My absolute pleasure, Andrew.
        You too stay healthy and safe.

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      2. Certainly, you too, my dear! No, I am not joking. I am lucky to have come across so many gorgeous people in this community.
        I agree, Rachel is the right person to bring this series back.
        My absolute pleasure, Andrew. You too stay healthy and safe. I want to grow old interacting with you here over lovely verses.

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    1. Yes, we are all broken in our own way. That is what makes us unique and beautiful.
      Love does make us who we are. Thank you for leaving this beautiful imprint on this post honoring my dear friend. It means a lot to me. Grateful.

      Please, be safe. The world is ugly right now. A gentle soul like you needs to be far from harm. Be healthy.

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    1. Smiling. I am as well as can be (I think). Thank you so much for asking. You are a sweetheart.

      Rachel has been so kind to me, this is the least I can do for her. Hopefully, it warms her heart. We all need something to lift our spirits during these challenging times.

      I hope you are well. Keeping yourself safe?

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    1. Smiling. We do have a great friendship. She has become a person that I truly hope remains in my life for a very long time. She is very caring and giving. And a person who has helped me deal with my own brokenness.

      Thank you for your beautiful words and your contribution to this post. I am grateful and happy.

      Be safe.

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  2. She is the first person on WordPress that I found that made me tear up and absolutely fall madly in love with her poetry. And what a beautiful soul, too. I am warmed to see this beautiful tribute to her. (And what a gorgeous poem ๐Ÿ˜)

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    1. Larissa, I have been telling Rachel how much I love her poetry, but she is skeptical.
      She is a wonderful, inspiring poet. How can a person read her poetry and. ot fall in love with it?

      She is a wonderful soul like you say. Very caring, sweet, and gentle. We need more Rachel’s in this world.

      As for your generous words on my poem. Grateful you liked it. Also, grateful you contributed your thoughts to this post honoring our mutual friend. It really means a lot to me. Thank you for being so thoughtful and gracious.

      Just left a comment on one of your poems. Hopefully, I don’t fall into your Spam.
      You are a good poet as well. Will have to keep a closer eye on you.

      Again, thank you. Be safe.

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      1. I hope that whatever skepticism Rachel has dies a swift death because if anyone can do justice in appreciating one of her poems, it is you.

        You are most welcome, it was a treat to read your beautiful poem and also to find that it was dedicated to someone who we mutually admire. I applaud the whole post and this series.

        I shall look for your comment on my poem then and if it fell into spam, then what a lovely find it shall be!

        Wishing you the best also in your journey to healing amidst this global scare we are all experiencing. Thank you for the warmth your words always carry in them. Xo

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  3. Wow Drew…i cant imagine how happy Rachelle with this..i have been trying through her site though for while now but i cant seem to leave a comment or even a like…i dont know whats the problem..but Rachelle if your reading (thanls Drew for the space, lol)..know that i have been dying to see whats your up to.

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    1. Mich, Rachel will be reading this at some point. She is an amazing poet and person.
      Very caring and generous with her heart. She has been so supportive of me during this difficult period.

      Rachel, has been quiet as of late, in the sense of not writing as much, but I am certain she will be delighted to see your beautiful message. Tech problems with her blog? She will have to check that out.

      Thank you for contributing your beautiful words to this post honoring our mutual friend. I am touched and happy. Grateful for your support.
      Any chance we can clone you? Need more thoughtful people in this world.
      Especially now.

      Thank you again.
      Be safe.

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      1. Thank you Drew and i hope you are getting better now..

        I will have to check Rachelle’s blog from time to time and see if i can be in then..

        Cloning may not be an option lol…i have a super unique DNA components..lol. will be glad to be part of your wonderful friends..

        Stay safe Drew.

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      1. Hi Rachell…i am so happy to see you pop..i can only go as far as the main site then if i proceed with each post i can no longer access it..but i try every now and then though..Drew has said so many good things about you …that i had to really see myself..

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  4. What a beautiful poem Drew and an amazing tribute to Rachel, who I agree is inspiring and who Iโ€™ve also recently come to know. A warm and worthy tribute to a talented wordsmith my friend. Youโ€™re so very kind. xx ๐Ÿฅฐ

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    1. Blushing Isha. Thank you for your generous words. So happy you liked this little post. I hope to continue this series introducing inspiring women, At some point
      we need to talk aout YOU. You know you inspire me to write. We can argue this later. lol

      Thank you for your beautiful thoughts. Your contributions to my blog are like diamonds that need to be cherished and admired. Thank you.

      Please, keep yourself safe from harm.

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      1. I had to read that twice and am conflicted as to how to react, whether graciously accept the lavish words, or make a ridiculously Chandler-ish joke because I can’t deal with the intense emotion. Lol. (Or nervous overcompensating giggles hehehe). Like I said, conflicted and of course, grateful!

        Thank you Drew! You too keep well. Warmest gratitude! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Drew… one of the things Iโ€™ve admired about you the longest is your ability to make people feel special. Itโ€™s not the first time Iโ€™ve said this to you but itโ€™s a quality of you that shines brightly. Your โ€˜inspiring women of WordPress seriesโ€ has always inspired me, to view this forum as full of people who have so much to offer. I am so unbelievably touched that you would include me… for many reasons. I look up to and admire the other women youโ€™ve included on here.

    The poem. Drew, it is so beautiful. I love the sense that not only is kintsugi more beautiful in its broken and repaired form, but that perhaps that โ€˜golden joineryโ€™ has a special healing capability of its own. The idea that one kintsugi can create another kintsugi (if that makes sense). The entire poem is gorgeous, the shattered and fractured pieces woven together with your words into such beautiful images – fractured sunsets that heal, reflective fragments showing many moons, and the stunning view that kintsugi creates. Poetic ointment, another form of that golden joinery. Itโ€™s full of hope, Drew. I do not have enough praise thatโ€™s adequate, nor thanks for writing this and dedicating it to me. Iโ€™m honoured. Iโ€™m especially honoured if in any way Iโ€™ve felt like kintsugi to you.

    Thank you, a million times over โ™ฅ๏ธ

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    1. Rachel,

      From the beginning of this series, I had several ladies in mind. Women who have overcome adversity, doctors, motivational speakers, and poets who inspire me.
      I always thought of you as a perfect fit for this. Now, that I got a chance to know you better, I was certain of it.

      Kintsugi is very beautiful. And when you take this philosophy and apply it to people, well, you learn to appreciate people more. Who we are today, depends on the triumphs, tragedies, and tears we have sacrificed. The smiles and tears in your life made you who you are. A swseet, gentle soul. And as you can see, so many people think you are a wonderful, caring soul. You are very beautiful, even if you don’t realize it.

      The poem. Of course, I tried to write entirely from the fractured perspective. You see the image I employed. The sunset looks magnificent. I believe I said the parts more beautiful than the whole. Kintsugi creating (mending) another kintsugi makes perfect sense to me. You dragged me out of my funk and set my head straight.

      Thank you for your beautiful words. So grateful and relieved that the post came out like it did, and even happier you enjoyed it.
      You are kintsugi. Beautifully broken.
      โค๏ธ

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      1. I have just been scrolling through the comments on this post, the feeling of that is indescribable really. I am officially lost for words, which seems to happen when I most need them. Your poem and those comments are the โ€˜poetic ointment,โ€™ you describe, a tonic and a balm for my soul. Reading the poem is like drinking an espresso, made to absolute perfection and bought to me on a rainy Sunday morning. You have touched my heart. You deserve all the love and healing that you get and I wish you everything you need and more over these coming days and weeks.
        โ™ฅ๏ธ

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        1. Aw, Rachel. I am so happy for you. You deserve this moment and many more. Whehn you need them most. That is what I keep saying about you.
          Poetic ointment when applied generously, heals. It really does. You are a very inspiring woman. You have overcome so much, and here you are
          trying to care and inspire others.

          Thank you for being YOU.

          And as for your kind wishes, I am tearing up……fingers crossed my precious friend. Fingers crossed.
          โค๏ธ

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        1. Smiling from ear to ear. Grateful you found my tribute beautiful. It means I succeeded in honoring our mutual friend the way she needs to be honored. Rachel is a special lady.

          I thank you for contributing your wonderful thoughts on this post for a warrior. I agree, she isn’t broken at all. She is more together than most women.

          Appreciate every word. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

          Please be safe.

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          1. Could not be in more agreement with you, friend. Itโ€™s so nice to see someone we both adore being lavished with the praise her friendship has afforded others. Her meaning is far reaching. I thank you sincerely for the lovely tribute, Drew. ๐Ÿ’ซ

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  6. How wonderful is this?! Very lovely poem and friendship! I’ll check her out. And thanks for introducing me to kintsugi! I’ve been in love with wabi-sabi for years but somehow kintsugi never reached my radar. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Kintsugi is a wonderful way of repairing pottery, but it has turned into a artwork, and possibly a wonderful philosophy. Embracing our flaws and defects. After all, it is what makes us different, unique. Thus, it should be the very thing that makes us interesting.

      I have always adored this philosophy and I apply it to people.

      Please, check out Rachel. She isn’t as active right now, but her poetry is beautiful and straight from her fabulous soul.

      Thank you for your beautiful words. Flattered and grateful for your thoughts and support. Have a beautiful week, and most importantly, stay safe and inspired.
      ๐ŸŒน

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      1. That’s really lovely. And I did check out Rachel the moment I left this post originally. She is wonderful indeed! Thank You! I hope You have a beautiful week as well…and yes…safe and inspired….Let’s all do that! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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          1. Oh gosh! It was completely my pleasure! It’s really fun learning about friends of bloggers I enjoy…..a huge web of creativity and camaraderie! Yay! We’ll take it! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Blushing at this beautiful comment. You are too sweet and generous.
      Grateful for your words.

      Aren’t we all beautifully broken in our own little ways?
      It was meant as a rhetorical question, but you can answer it anyway if you wish. lol

      Be safe.

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  7. Good morning Drew,
    What a gorgeous post. Superb words for our fabulous Rachel. She is the star who shines in dark times for many of us. You are the mรฉnestrel who gave voice to the friendship and love that most of us feel about her. I love this post with my whole heart.
    Bravo Drew!
    May your day be generous with you as you are with others.
    G.

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    1. You two…. I think you both know how I feel about you, as friends and as writers, so to be witness to a conversation where you are discussing me…. how could I even begin to describe it.? Where are my metaphors and similes when I need them? My emotions carried them away somewhere, thatโ€™s what.

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  8. Ah, G. You are so sweet. Rachel has been a Godsend to me. Very supportive during this difficult period. Now, with the world plunging into a most challenging period, she continues to provide heartfelt support. She is adored by many.

    Very happy you loved this post. I really wanted it to be special for her.

    Thank you for your very beautiful and touching thoughts. Your support has always been a treasure of happiness for me. Grateful for everything,

    Mรฉnestrel??? Much better than the court jester.

    Have a beautiful day. I hope our current situation isn’t putting too much stress on you.
    ๐ŸŒน

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  9. Most lovely poem dedicated to Mind in and out with beautiful image.”fragments in a mirror ,reflecting multiple moons in night making the beautiful more than whole”so much stunning point in the poem.And specially i like most”fractured sunsets of healing warmth and light in need of ointment of poetry to cure a jagged soul….”,amazing lines like the gem.uff.my God!! “Fractured sunsets reflecting in broken mirror”, wonderful metaphor.most impressive.beautiful tribute to my friend Mind in and out.๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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    1. My dear friend., so happy you enjoyed my poem and post. Rachel has been very supportive of me during these hard days in my life. I wanted to show my appreciation.

      Your beautiful words of appreciation make me so happy. Thrilled you liked my little poem. I tried to show brokenness through the mirror/glass. And it still reflected beauty, actually. it multiplied the beauty.

      Thank you for your wonderful words and amazing support. You are a treasure Aruna.
      Thank you. ๐ŸŒน

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      1. Yeah dear dew!! You are absolutely right.a broken heart is most beautiful because it have seen many aspects of life and be able to other broken heart by it’s reflecting light in many way.i like your words “fractured sunset in broken mirror…” very much. It is symbol of becoming a broad minded after broken hearts if we think it in positive way.is it not right?are you agree ?my dear dew!!plz reply.

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        1. Ah, you are wise. You obviously know abkout broken hearts and life. Do you know some of the most beautiful
          poetry, movies, and books were written by people with broken hearts.
          Do you think I should tell my doctor not to fix mine? Only kidding. hahahaha

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              1. Yeah.i know.your flight was cancelled so you were trying to go by any medium.your medicines have to finish.so much terrible situations not with you but with all.here are same situations.may be God is pointing towards something best.so don’t worry.in womb of future has some good news.be hopeful.only hoping is able to solve the problems .bless you ,my dear!!๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡

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                  1. Yeah.because of lock down and curfew.hey dew!!can you contact your friend who lives at US.May be he can do arrangement for your medicine and send you after taking permission of Governor.

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          1. Oh.i have read just now.all flights are cancelled.plz keep patience ,dear dew!! God will do all the best.as you told in your post ,same situation is here.ask your doctor for surgery and tell him to send the medicine.please,give the permission of Governor by telling your situations.i hope-some solution of your problem will be sure.my dear!! try to talk your doctor to connect with Governor.may be some solutions are in favour of you.bless you,my dear!!

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            1. I amm being patient. It is disappointing, but I will be okay. In Florida, I have to cook, do laundry,
              clean the apartment, and go out shopping. Here i have people who do these things for me. So, here i can
              rest and write.

              Don’t worry about me. I am well and happy.
              Now, I have more time to get stronger for this surgery.
              Isn’t that better?

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              1. Yeah.you have most most needed to be strong.happy you have there your supporters.it is better in this situations than before.believe me-one day,all things will be right.may be God says-it is not favourable time for you surgery.plz be patience and keep faith on God.bless you,my dear!!๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡

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                    1. Wow.it is most comfortable. We can do everything in our home as we want.lock down in home but free to do all things.my baby is always busy on her laptop.she loves her works to do on laptop.

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                    2. Hey dew!!you should be know that in INDIA ,we are never said a young girl as a young woman before marriage.after marriage,a girl who may be 16 years old ,is called the woman.can you say to your daughter as young woman.she is too almost 23 or 25 years old in age.plz reply.

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                    3. Yeah.i have forgiven at just time because i understood that you are absolutely unknown about cultures of Indian ,Pakistaan, Burma,Indonesia etc.don’t think on this topic more .feel relax.as you said that was in common in European and American cultures.be tension free.i am not angry.bless you,dew!!

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                    4. It is your an innocent mistake.please be aware that your innocence may not take somebody’s life.i have already at first time forgiven you by your unknowledged wisdom๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Šfeel relaxed,be tenshionfree,take your best care.stay safe.have faith on God.He is with you always.

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                    5. This time is midnight in your Florida.you are sleeping in deep sleep.bless you,my dear!!always try to live in tension free mood.bless you.๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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                    6. Hey dew!!wherever you are,please hear with attention a melodious voice are whispering by my soul๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน.hey dear !!now where are you?.plz reply.

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                    7. That voice is will always with you in your disturbance-the voice of soul.๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โš˜โš˜โš˜โš˜โš˜โš˜โš˜โš˜

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                    8. I am writing a poem after receiving your comment”corona is a murderer.not a beer of course๐Ÿบ”,comment is wonderful,dear!!

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                    9. I am feeling better now. I was dizzy this morning. My blood pressure was too low again. But the nurse was giving mt coffee and salty potato chips to raise my blodd pressure.

                      How are you.

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                    10. Hey dear dew!!you have written the post five days ago.i did not know.now i am commenting on your that post”a voice….”.okay.xoxoโš˜โš˜โš˜โš˜โš˜โš˜

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                    11. Oh my dear friend!! Your poem seems like my echo.is it right as i think.very well written.that is a mirror of my thoughts.do you like my comment.?plz reply.

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                    12. Here in India,we can not say any young girl as woman before her marriage.left this point.you don’t know about Indian Culture.if you want to know then ask Gypsy at heart.she is wise girl and know more Asian countries cultures.

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  10. This is so beautiful Drew. You are so special and have a wonderful way of observing and expressing the remarkable gifts of others. You are incredibly generous! I love Rachelโ€™s poetry and her ability to stir the emotions with her amazing words. Iโ€™m a huge fan of this beautiful and talented woman. Thank you Mr. Lonely. xo

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    1. Touched by your beautiful praise. Grateful for everything you said here in this lovely comment.
      “her ability to stir emotions with her amazing words.” Yes that is Rachel. She is everything
      you said and more.

      This is you as well, my dear. Now, that I know your profession, I am even deeper in awe.
      Thank you for your kindness. Very happy you enjoy my little celebration of inspiring women.

      Will start working on your soon. Our frightened world needs some House Of Heart.
      Please, please, please, promise me you will be well.
      Take good care of you and everyone in your heart.
      Thank you

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      1. You are amazingly generous Drew. I am well, I will be waiting to hear that you have reconciled your situation there in the D.R. for now there is not much one can do but wait until we come out in the other side. Take very good care of yourself. Sending hugs.

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  11. She is such a beautiful person, inside and out. And I love this particular poem. Just the phrase “beautifully broken you” says so much. We are all broken, but it is those who have been broken and humbled by it who come out all the more stunning because of the beauty inside of them…like you and Rachel. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending warm, sweet, soft hugs to my gentle friend. xoxo

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    1. Rachel is an amazing woman. Sweet, caring, and brave. She has overcome much and where others would have become bitter or selfish, her heart is still giving and giving. A really amazing lady.

      Beautifully broken. I really like that term. It describes so many people. People like Rachel. And beautiful people like you.

      I love what you said. People who have been broken and humbled come out more stunning.
      I so agree with this statement.

      Have I told you how beautiful you are? Inside and out? Forgive me if I haven’t . You really are, and I want you to know that.

      Thank you for your warm and gentle support. My posts aren’t the same without your caring, humble thoughts.

      Grateful for you Melissa. You are a treasure.
      Please take good care of yourself. You are important to me.
      โค๏ธ

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    1. Very happy you enjoyed my little poem. Thank you for your beautiful words of appreciation. They make me so happy.
      Rachel, is a wonderful, caring person. Worth meeting to get to know the poet and to be warmed by the heart of a
      gentle soul. (Pssst a little secret. And don’t be surprised when you realize she doesn’t know how amazing she is).

      Please, be safe.

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      1. Jeeees, Drew. I don’t know what to say. I really, really hope your doc can be helpful when you speak tomorrow. You can’t run out of meds, there has to be some way to get them. I hope your doc can give some reassurance as to the surgery being cancelled and it not being detrimental to you if it can wait a little longer. What a nightmare. I know it’s bad everywhere but there are some people in urgent need, like yourself, that’s not coronavirus-related. These people can’t just be forgotten. I’ll be thinking of you. Is there anything I can do? Short of trying to find a private jet (though I’m not averse to the idea of starting a petition or one of those ‘go fund me’ campaigns!) Stay safe, keep the stress levels down if at all possible. xx

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        1. Caz, you are amazing. Hey, I am huddled here in the hut. Staying safe. I will venture out with the nurse to find my pills or their equivalent, but first I need to speak to my doc.

          Maybe, I need to get stronger for the surgery, and this will give me more time to rest and build my strength. I am not worried. One day at a time.

          Hope you are doing everything possible to stay safe. xoxo

          Oh, and thank you. Please, don’t disappear.

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  12. You know when sometimes there’s a painful perfection in things….i felt that today reading your poem….i needed to read this today… I don’t even know who Rachel is but I have no doubt she is amazing from all the comments and how much light and beauty you have created in this poem dedicated to her. I definitely am very grateful I found your blog and will definitely be reading Rachel’s work as well. Thank you so much.

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    1. Querida, I am so flattered by your beautiful comment. I am grateful you stopped by to read and contribute your wonderful thoughts to this post. Thank you for your kindness and support. It is greatly appreciated. I will follow you and I look forward to future exchanges of ideas and words with you.
      Thank you.

      Please, be safe.

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    1. Smiling. So thrilled you said that. I have written poems in a hlaf hour and then spent
      two hours searching for an image. Trust me, your words are so appreciated. Grateful, as
      always for your valued thoughts and support. Thank you.

      Please, be safe.

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