Temper

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   blinded by temper ability to laugh gone better to calm down *   *   * “Stay away! This is mine” ~ Angry Grackle guards his claim of suet • Photo and “Temper” haiku by Mary O’Connor … More Temper

Stressed

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” — Lee Iacocca   concern weighs heavy looking for less troubled path flies above it all fueled by alarm soars above worrisome plan leaves distress behind *   *   * Great Egret ~ … More Stressed

Parity

“This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.” — Woody Guthrie hope for parity erupts in show of fury no longer silent *   *   * Hope ~ Bearded White … More Parity

Protest

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King storm of violence unleashes pent-up anger force takes breath away *   *   * Storm of Violence ~ Hurricane file photo • “Protest” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in … More Protest