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Since the moment I held a pencil I've been creating with drawings and words. I believe paintings enlighten and poems entice our thoughts.

Happy Smiles

There are moments when a simple smile from another person spruces up our day. I know when I go on my walks all my furry dog friends put a smile on my face, along with their families. Their desire to greet us and say hello brings out those happy endorphins in our brains and makes us feel better.

A Happy Dog at the Beach

By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)


We walk in circles all day long

Thinking about what, who knows?

When a person passes we don’t notice

And an opportunity goes by

A moment to smile

A moment of warmth

To share with another being.

We walk in circles all day long

Are our thoughts important?

Why are we closed-up in our worlds?

Why do we linger there?

We walk in circles all day long

Why not open up to our surroundings?

Open up to a moment in time

Give a thought to other’s around us

Give kindness to those who need us

To our fellow beings both human and furry.

The Beach


Ode To A House

The house sits

As all houses do

But, for me,

The house smells

Of fresh baked bread

The house breathes

Of love and laughter

The house protects

From strangers or danger

The house soothes

From hurt or sorrow

The house harbors

A mouse and spider

Two or three

The house longs

To be a home

Always a home.


By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

© 2020 Mary Borges

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