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About jondrms

Hoping to finish well.

A River Runs


A river runs through me, crooked and swift. Oft its banks are breached, its waters spill into the plain. Oft it recedes, exposing the bed. Sometimes I swim and sometimes I float. Always it carries me.    

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Advice From the Well


“Have you tried yelling for the guy that built the well to come pull you out? I’ll tell you what; I’ll start yelling for you.” Continue reading

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Drip


I try to scrub clean drip by drip, but the stain’s as stubborn as ever. I pray to the faucet, but it just won’t run. They say, ” Pray the right words and maybe you’ll turn him on.” Never been … Continue reading

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There’s a Man in the Sky


“There’s a man in the sky,” they say. His beard as long as the ocean deep. He’s paving his roads with American gold while is children convert all his enemies.   “There’s a man upstairs,” they say. Clanging his chains … Continue reading

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Me Too


At the risk of being just another voice in the large crowd of folks who talk about these issues, it’s my hope that if nothing else, you as a fellow struggler will find solace in a voice that is simply saying, “me too.” Continue reading

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What We Fear: Flying On a Plane Beside a Big Animal Dressed as a Clown While Watching a Michael Bay Movie


I’m afraid of a few things. The short list would be heights, the ocean, any animal that is bigger than me, flying, clowns, and Michael Bay movies; you know, just your basic run of the mill stuff.  We are all … Continue reading

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The “S” Word.


I always get a little depressed when it rains.  Nothing drastic, just a melancholy feeling that causes me to listen to one or two songs in a minor key several times in a row.  I’m pretty sure that’s normal.  Right? … Continue reading

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