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A Poem from Laurie Buyer

He was remote and mostly silent.

He considered his life hard and his outlook was fiercely intent.

He carried his aloneness like a shield and his callous disregard of others gave him a separate peace.

I did admire him, and respect him, and yes, in my own young way, I loved him.

I yearned for his self-same strength, his conviction, his courage.

Ignorant and innocent, I suffered in his realm.

I learned many things – darkness and despair, joy and light.

I learned to be alone.

In the end, I doubt if he ever understood.

I didn’t have much to pack.

I simply took all that I had learned and left the rest behind.

In the end,  he was kind. He let me go.

Reference: Leaning into the Wind



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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