Love and Stars (Poems)

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  • We are all written in the stars…


    Love Unending


    We grieve for those we’ve never met

    Yet still have touched our hearts

    For in this world of chaos

    We’re consoled through the arts-

    For art shows us in our humanness

    Our condition is the same

    As death does not discriminate

    By class, or faith, or fame-

    So let’s create with great passion

    The world we want to see

    Appreciate each other

    For all we came to be-

    And breathe our love into the world

    Until our final breath

    For love and soul complete our whole

    And love does not face death~


    In the Stars


    She felt everything so deeply

    It moved from flesh to soul

    And she knew no separation

    From the body to the soul-

    So harshness often plagued her

    On her very human route

    Yet somehow empathy stepped in

    When she was filled with doubt-

    And so the woman kept on

    When keeping on was hard

    She drew from deep compassion

    Which was written in her cards-

    And she found her joy and laughter

    In the moments most bizarre

    And by looking up on cloudless nights

    To bless upon a star~


    Jen Reich

    Geneva, IL 8-11-14

    Phoenix, AZ 8-15-14 

    Jen Reich

    Jennifer (Jen) Reich PhD, MA, RN, NC-BC is a poet, storyteller and nurse. Jen is a board certified nurse coach and adjunct clinical assistant professor at The University of Arizona College of Nursing.  Jen received her PhD in Nursing from The University of Arizona in 2011. Jen’s passion is exploring healing through poetry & story. Her dissertation topic explores the role of story in the healing and wellbeing of professional registered nurses. She is published in several journals and book chapters and is the author of three books of poetry. She blogs daily at Jen believes that poetry and the creative arts are transformative tools for healing. She aspires to help others use their creative potential to create positive change at the local and global level.

    For more information, please visit Poetry Not Poverty.

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