Poems & Essays

21 Sep

My Best Poems

General/Column One Response

Children, now considered
Optional & fully expendable nuisances;
Objects which distract, degrade
& interfere with any real,
Creative artists
Call.

I beg to differ.
My three distinct & daring
Daughters have always been my
Very best poems.

Word now published,
They fully live:

Conceived & birthed with deepest
Impulse, inspiration nurtured
& deliberately raised up,
That of themselves
They might
Shine,

They stand,
Grown as bold legacies
To true creation, both stanza parts strands
I helped write & those poetic
Lines they now
Continue.

 

Elizabeth Perdomo has lived and written in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas these past fourteen years, moving to the region from the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. Born in Kansas, and raised both there and in Colorado, she has written poetry works since a young teen. Perdomo also lived in the Southeastern USA for a number of years. Perdiomo home birthed and homeschooled 3 daughters until college. Her written pieces reflects on local place and culture, cooking, gardening, ecology and nature, traditions, spirituality and much more.

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  1. Nicole

    September 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    What a beautiful rendering of healthy motherhood! As a psychiatrist, I long for women to understand the beauty of their God-given nature and most important task and for their spouses especially to value the depth of meaning of their vocation and support and respect them in all ways. What a perfect beginning also to 40 Days for Life which kicks off in my hometown tomorrow. Thank you Matushka Elizabeth for your pro-life spirit for all human beings at all stages of life in your poetry and in your inspiring life!

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