The “Eyes” have it…

Eyes tell the story

Together we are secure

Even through Covid

I will protect you from harm

Wrapped tightly in my strong arms


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse we are writing about eyes… the window to the soul. When my son was little he loved Raggedy Ann. He was very protective of her. I find it interesting that their eyes are almost the same in this photo! This poem is the story of us all this year! Wear your mask and be safe.

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Gender Toys


Gender Toys

No no no… little boys don’t play with dolls

How many times have we heard these words

Squelching the caring nurturing side of sons

Boys play with trucks space ships and guns

Why do we micromanage play

Instead of letting it develop in creative ways

What are we afraid of why do we care

Girls who climb trees are Tomboys

Does playing with dolls make a boy a sissy

It’s a shame what we put in their heads

Are we protecting them or ourselves

Why not just let them play

Let them live and enjoy

Let them Love and learn compassion

Toys only have gender if we put it there

Maybe we could learn something from the kids

Leaving our two cents out of the mix

Chris with Ruth's Raggedy Ann 001

Photos: Dwight L. Roth