PAT DURMON, POET
September 24, 2018
Jimmy, my husband, actually posed this question in the truck. I laughed and changed the topic. I could not deal with it at the time. Later, I wrote this letter. (I kept it private and did not share it with him for three weeks.)
If I died first, what would I...
September 17, 2018
I’ve written two blogs this week. Actually, I’ve been trying to not write this one. But it kept tugging at me like a little kid, wanting a mother’s attention.
I’m in Arkansas, three states away from Raleigh, North Carolina, where my son and grandgirl live. I’m living my...
September 10, 2018
Hard to label it.
People are leaving. A friend’s son died, a friend’s husband died, a friend is moving away. It is the normal cycle, but it brings up strange feelings.
I try to hold people loosely. It gives me better perspective when I can do that. (As a counselor, it pr...
September 2, 2018
What space does Labor Day occupy with you?
My family has always been heavy with blue collar workers. Have I always been grateful for who they are and what they did? No.
When I thought “Labor Day,” a late summer holiday is what first came to mind. I remembered notebooks,...
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"A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron
"Alzheimer's" a poem by Bob Hicok
"Carnival Evening: Poems" by Linda Pastan
"In Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
"Into My Heart"
"Jesus Loves Me"
"Lights & Shadows in a Nursing Home" by Pat Durmon
"Loving Someone Who Has Dementia" by Pauline Boss
"Push Mountain Road" by Pat Durmon
"The Climbers" by Shel Silverstein
"The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams
"The Weight of Glory" by C. S. Lewis
"Women Resilient Women" by Pat Durmon
2009 Ice Storm Arkansas
Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home
Child of God
Food Bank of North Central Arkansas
Help! Thanks! Wow!
Hesychia, place of rest
Jacob and Esau
Jim Barton Arkansas poet
Jo McDougall, Arkansas Poet Laureate
Parable of the Lost Coin
Push Mountain Road in Baxter County
Rock Steady Boxing