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My name is Andrea LeDew. My blog is a mixture of poetry, short stories and essays. I usually write two to three posts a week. My five latest posts are at the end of this newsletter, latest first.

I have three new poems this week.

Counting from most recent to least recent, the first is called Color Blind, and is about how we think we have no prejudice, but unwittingly betray that we actually do.

My second poem is called Public Square. It is about the evolution of the venue, in which we express our opinions and political views, and how the current iteration leaves much to be desired.

The third is called Invitation to Leave. It takes the point of view of Planet Earth and humbly suggests a solution or two to the problem of Global Warming.

Hope you enjoy this week's installment with your Saturday morning brew.

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Have a great week!

Andrea

The links below will take you to the five most recent posts.

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Color Blind

I may be walking the line of civility with this poem.  It describes the awkward position that many older people, who identify as white, find themselves in, as protests and  expressions of racial discontent fill the airwaves.  Having precious little to complain about, themselves, they feel compelled to declare themselves allies, to whatever group feels most put upon by them, …

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Public Square

Perhaps I have watched too many episodes of Murdoch, a detective series set in the 1890s and early 1900's.  But I find myself yearning for a nineteenth-century point of view, where (I imagine) there would be no confusing good and bad, or wrong and right. In my high school days, we spoke with reverence about the great debates of …

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Invitation to Leave

This poem presents possible solutions to the problem of Global Warming, from the point of view of Planet Earth.  But I'm afraid few of us humans--except maybe Elon Musk, who sometimes talks about living on Mars-- would find these solutions satisfactory. Thank you for coming by to read! You're trapped in the physical world of things, Of blood …

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Darkest Hour

This is another of my character poems.  Though I may exhibit some of these habits, such as traipsing down to the mailbox in my stocking feet and being less than perfect in my housekeeping, this is not me! I imagine a very lonely soul who fears the outside world and tries to avoid going there.  A person with agoraphobia …

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Hoarding

I'm sure, I am not the first, to call attention to the greed and selfishness of Americans.  That is, those, who live in these rather prosperous United States. (We in the US tend to forget that those in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America are also Americans!) But this week, with the agonizing footage of bombs in Israel (which …

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