Jean-Marie Lee

Saint Anthony of Padua
Brass Pendent, Kongo Kingdom, 16th–19th century
www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search…

PLOGS BELOW (JML's Poetic Commentary)

Finding A New Way

When people ask me to share
Usually I’m thinking— what’s the point
Y’all have too many expectations and
Why not keep the mystery alive?

And I either talked too much—
Or I said nothing at all.

On the issue of participating—
I definitely participated.
I’m still a participant.
Putting myself out there—

So you think I pissed you off
Touché— I’ve been pissed
Pardon me for being present
What is it that you want?

Oh, we’re already back to expectations
Connect, offend, repair, forgive— repeat
I don’t own you. You don’t own me.
Maybe it’s pent up pandemic energy—

It was never our first fight—
I’m sorry and I love you— sincerely.
You know we have to find a way
Get back to being the best ever!

XOXO! JML

In honor of Saint Anthony of Padua
Patron of oppressed people, lost people,
lost souls, and lost items.

About Saint Anthony
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_of_Padua

Stations of the Cross pdf
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Divine Mercy pdf
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Chaplet of Saint Michael pdf
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How to pray the rosary pdf
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The Benedictine Rule
Benedict of Nursia

PDF
www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/03d/0480…

AUDIO
youtu.be/Hs59ElP2zGI

eBook
www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50040

Further reading— from Joan Chittister
A Little Rule for Beginners
www.joanchittister.org/word-from-joan/7…

The Long Loneliness
Dorothy Day

AUDIO
youtu.be/mTtMj9INlnE

THE INTERIOR CASTLE
Saint Theresa of Avila

PDF
www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/03d/1515…

AUDIO
m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42528F62F…

THE SECOND SEX
Simone de Beauvoir

eBook
uberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1…

Death Comes For The Archbishop
Willa Crather

eBook
ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/c/cather/willa/d…

LETS BRING PEACE EVERYDAY

Plog Post: Saturday, June 13, 2020