A Winning Hand
I am overjoyed to share with all of you Rochelle Harris’s warm and touching poem “A Winning Hand” on this Poetry Friday.
Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns
is a collaborated effort created by me, Rochelle, the primary writer, the jokester and the wild child and my partner in crime. Yevette is the editor in chief, prayer warrior, and resident heckler.
I grew up in a very small town in Mississippi. My grandmother was the “Mother” of the Baptist church in our rural community. One Sunday during the Easter season, the Sunday school teachers were assigning parts for the upcoming play. I stepped up and said to the teacher “I want one.” Although I was only 4 years old my grandmother assured the teacher that I was capable of memorizing and reciting a poem.
I was so excited that I learned my poem in record time but when I got up the following Sunday to recite it – I froze. The words would not come out of my mouth and my grandmother took me by the hand walking me off the altar. Needless to say, I was extremely embarrassed, but much to my surprise, my grandmother told me she was very very proud of me for being brave enough to get up there. She went on to say that she believed I would or should become a journalist some day. I’ve never forgotten that day or that poem and I’ve spent the last 40 plus years dibbling and dabbling with pen and paper.
I have an extreme love for children, dogs, building, writing, gardening and reading. I also enjoy writing and posting riddles, designing scavenger hunts and I am in the process of writing my first book.
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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga