On Location Series #32–Caledon State Park

Caledon is where the first colonial seat of the Alexander family once was. John and Philip Alexander originated the city of Alexandria and established Caledon Plantation in 1659. William A. Smoot inherited the property from the Alexander family sometime in the 1800s. The land was then donated to the commonwealth of Virginia in 1974 by … Continue reading On Location Series #32–Caledon State Park

Toxic by Kim Whysall-Hammond (Friday Night Poetry Corner #264)

Good evening and welcome, welcome to another Friday Night Poetry Corner. This week a fantastic poet, Kim Whysall-Hammond has honored us with an amazing work of writing. Her poem called “Toxic” might have you think a certain way when you finish it.

…and I strongly advise you to finish it 🙂

“virulent suffering” Graphic design by myself

The Cheesesellers Wife

I’m so tall, I’m so tall
Yet you raised me to be so small

As waves wash an uncaring shore
So I would wash you with my love

As they caress rocks and pebbles
I used to kiss your uncaring cheek

Waited with the patience of waves
For you to regard me

To see the woman I had become
As someone you could be proud of

That tide went out years ago
I now walk a different shore

I’m so tall, I’m so tall
Yet you raised me to be so small

Copyright © 2021 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Misquote in italics from Living on the Ceiling by Neil Arthur and Stephen Alfred Luscombe

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