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Calling All Poets for #NationalPoetryMonth

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That’s right! April is POETRY MONTH on A Life Among the Pages. And even better, April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH all over the United States (and other countries, since social media helps these things spread worldwide).

If you don’t know what my Poetry Month or NPM is, you might not have been around the blog for long. If that’s the case, I’ll keep it simple: We celebrate poetry is a variety of ways for an entire month.

That’s what I’d like to do for the month of April, again, this year. I’d like to get as many poets and poetry lovers together to celebrate. With the help of everyone wanting to be involved, we’ll be able to have new poetry shared, thoughts on poetry, and anything else we can think of. If this sounds like something you or someone you know would like to help take part in, please contact…

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Please Help

My friend and author Charity Parkerson has done so much to help people (whether it has been kind words, advice, or just being there) and now she needs help as well. She is having serious heart problems and could use anything you can afford donate. Please do. Her family needs her and so do her friends. And everyone.


This is a very special post!!!

Writing a longer post tonight but Kim has a very heartfelt message, I would like to share.

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Charity Charity

My friend and phenomenal author, lady, mother to two teenaged boys, wife, daughter, sister, all around sweet lady “Charity Parkerson needs our help.  You see she has heart problems and the medical bills are piling up. She needs a new machine to help her breath at night, it cost a lot. As we all know medical cost are out of this world!!!!! Please help out her “Go fund page https://www.gofundme.com/q8sr93yk with whatever you can afford, every little bit would help. I’ve never written a post like this. Thank you for reading and donating if possible. I’ll leave you with a picture of this sweet lady https://www.gofundme.com/q8sr93yk

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Echoes of Laughter

“it’s all accumulation and the aftermath,”
she says as I would question her
about the failing earth and
giants unaware that they
are sinking every day –

we share what’s left
of predetermination as
the echoes of her laughter
warm my heart.

© Ben Ditmars 2016


Photograph Courtesy of Kim Stapf

Read her blog here.