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How many bloggers think that people they’ve blocked on social media are trolling their blog posts and lifting from them?

We are, after all, leaving ourselves vulnerable by allowing these sites to be accessed publicly.

The only hedging about comes from the WordPress community. We are all we have to vouch for one another.

I think I’m putting this out there, just to remind us. Mutual respect can be a binding force in itself.

Love to my fellow followers ❤




© Ruth Ann Scanzillo


Happy Birthday, Dear.

Because my lunch is eaten

and there’s so much else to do

I’d rather sit and write

and pen a pithy note to you

. . . .

I will be neither goofy

nor quirky nor swarthy nor fine

I’ll say just what I must today

After you read this line

. . . .

(You said you cannot hear me? oh,

my thoughts are in between

the trite and quite superfluous

and silly stuff you’ve seen)

. . . .

So far, in our “relationship”

psychology would psay

we’ve psaid enough to fill the book

and lived another day

. . . .

Without the need to rectify

or double-back or take

a single touch or word

in some apology to make

. . . .

Because it’s what we have to be

that no one can control

that no one else can make or take

all nurtured by the soul

. . . .

We do and be according to

our wants and needs, how true

but who we are we have to be

not shade nor tint, but hue

. . . .

I want to love you, part or whole

but as you are, yourself

you bring to life just who you are

and, I will bring myself.





© Ruth Ann Scanzillo

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