A poem by Linda L. Dowd R.N.
Reeling images of long ago
are cascading through my mind,
Picture-perfect in retrospect,
~ Memories intertwined.
I pay no heed to pains of past,
nor to regrets or sorrows,
For they’d impinge upon todays
and darken my tomorrows.
I fill my mind with pleasant thoughts,
~These memories bring me smiles.
By adding joy to days to come,
I can bravely face my trials.
One’s attitude, if positive,
takes everything in stride.
Life’s oyster may be full of grit
but a pearl lies deep inside
Go fill your cup up to the brim
with all life has to offer.
You’ll gain through experience.
~You’re wiser, kinder, stronger.
With every storm that comes your way,
there’s a rainbow ’round the bend.
Fill yourself with glorious light,
and embrace life to the End.
Copyright 2006, 2016
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Linda L. Dowd is a graduate of the Mack School of Nursing. She is a registered nurse (retired) who has also studied many forms of alternative healing with numerous certifications including Reflexology, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch to name a few. She has a variety of nursing experiences in hospitals, public health, nursing agencies and eventually opened her own nursing/alternate health business: “Healing Arts” which was registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
Linda is also a prolific poet and the author of Musings of an Earth Angel.